Search Results: "J.J. Harrison"


BOOK REVIEW

NINJA BOY GOES TO SCHOOL by N.D. Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"A book for those who see school as a prison to be escaped; this is about as strongly anti-school as a picture book gets. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A young ninja shows off some skills for school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Dream Student by J.J. DiBenedetto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2013

"A promising launch of a charming female lead with a nifty paranormal gift."
College junior Sara Barnes starts seeing into others' dreams, leading to romance and tracking down a killer, in this first installment of a paranormal suspense series. Read full book review >

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RORY HARRISON
by Alex Heimbach

A boy and girl go on a road trip to California. They visit the World’s Largest Ball of Twine. They fall in love. The plot of Rory Harrison’s debut novel, Looking for Group, sounds typical enough; the book itself is anything but.

Dylan is 17 and just found out that he is not, in fact, going to die. After years ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THAT TIME I JOINED THE CIRCUS by J.J. Howard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"For any reader who ever has felt like running away to join the circus. (Fiction. 12-18)"
After high school senior Lexi's dad dies, she's forced to head for Florida, where her long-absent mother might be working for a circus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS GIRL IS DIFFERENT by J.J. Johnson
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Readers will never look at high school—or life—the same. (Fiction. YA)"
Despite warnings from her hippie mom (who stealthily places peace stickers on toy guns at Wal-Mart), Evie's eager to give up homeschooling at their sustainable home in upstate New York to spend her senior year at the "Institution of School." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH'S TWISTED TALES by J.J. White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2013

"Don't fear the Reaper; let him read you these quick, creepy stories."
White (Elephants Never Forget, 2012, etc.) assembles a plethora of his stories to thrill and disturb in this creepy short story collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Anyone with an interest in Jewish affairs will find it unsettling and indispensable."
This eye-opening examination of the myths and realities of Jewish influence in America is bound to raise hackles in the Jewish community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORM LOVES WORM by J.J. Austrian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"As in life, love conquers all. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Austrian and Curato turn the simple wedding of two worms into a three-ring circus that slyly turns the whole controversy over same-sex versus heterosexual marriage on its head. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVENTH JEWEL by J.J. Pritchard
Released: March 10, 2005

"Despite some stiffness, however, after being captured by the frigid mountaintop sacrifice of Munray in chapter one, readers will certainly want to follow to the end the fate of her people's descendents. (Quechua glossary, chronology of Incan emperors, bibliography) (10-12)"
Alternating first person accounts create a multi-genre adventure with an intriguing plot. Read full book review >