Search Results: "Holly Goldberg Sloan"


BOOK REVIEW

JUST CALL MY NAME by Holly Goldberg Sloan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Sure to be savored by fans of the first installment. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Sam and Riddle are slowly adjusting to a newly stable environment, having found a home with the Bell family after narrowly escaping their murderous father's intents (I'll Be There, 2011). Read full book review >

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APPLEBLOSSOM THE POSSUM by Holly Goldberg Sloan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A warm and funny possum-family saga. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
A young possum topples down a chimney to become the pet of a little girl while her brothers try to rescue her. Read full book review >

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I'LL BE THERE by Holly Goldberg Sloan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2011

"Too much explaining, too much going on, an overreliance on incomplete sentences and an unwieldy accumulation of subplots undermine a good story. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
"Making a connection to a person can be the scariest thing that ever happens to you." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHORT by Holly Goldberg Sloan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A charming read with an important message that no matter one's stature, 'the way we move tells the world who we are.' (Fiction. 10-14)"
Julia Marks is taking readers somewhere over the rainbow and embarking on a summer of self-discovery. Read full book review >

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COUNTING BY 7S by Holly Goldberg Sloan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Despite its apparent desire to be all things to all people, this is, in the end, an uplifting story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A story of renewal and belonging that succeeds despite, not because of, its contrivances. Read full book review >

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THERE'S A MONSTER IN OUR WOOD
by Sarah Pitre

BOOK REPORT for The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Cover Story: Not Too Shrubbery Shabby

BFF Charm: Yay!

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Straight Up With a Twist of Fae

Bonus Factors: Fairies, Joan of Arc, LGBTQ

Relationship Status: Enchanted


Cover Story: Not Too Shrubbery Shabby

As a person who still couldn't quite believe that she ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"By Sloan's lights, Peleliu is perhaps the biggest unknown battle of the Pacific War—unknown, perhaps, because pointless. A lively reconstruction that does honor to the men who fought it."
A well-rendered account of Marines in combat on what must have been some of the worst acreage on earth. Read full book review >

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HOLLY GODDARD JONES
by Megan Labrise

Holly Goddard Jones had written 100 pages of a horror story about killer ticks when she found out she was pregnant. Through her son’s first years and a second pregnancy, she wrote and rewrote The Salt Line, finishing final edits just one month before her daughter was born.

“Once I was dealing with motherhood and all the anxiety around it ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Still, most of these illustrations and examples are striking without being sensationalistic; both thrill seekers and children seeking some perspective on death or grief will find this rewarding reading. (index, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Sloan (SuperCroc and the Origins of Crocodiles, not reviewed, etc.) surveys funerary customs around the world, from both archaeological and anthropological standponts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 2012

"Sloan writes expertly of the soldiers' courage battling the Japanese, but readers must search elsewhere (Richard Connaughton, H.P. Willmott) for the latest insight into the competence of their leader."
A skillful step-by-step description of the brutal and heroic but mismanaged 1941-42 campaign in the Philippines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUILT BY ASSOCIATION by Susan R. Sloan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 1995

"The ending, while clever, will have those of all political beliefs cringing for different reasons, Sloan often gets the proportions wrong in her blend of not-so- subtle social commentary and suspense, but there's no denying this novel's lowest-common-denominator appeal: It reads like a house afire."
Just when it was beginning to look impossible, former lawyer Sloan pumps some life into the crowded field of legal thrillers. Read full book review >

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AN ISOLATED INCIDENT by Susan R. Sloan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 1998

"Still, the thrills come one a minute, and they chill to the bone."
Following the success of her first thriller (Guilt by Association, 1995), Sloan returns with an excursive police procedural set in a racially divided northwestern town—a tale that, however imperfect the narrative, yields intoxicating suspense. Read full book review >