Search Results: "Jack Sussek"


BOOK REVIEW

MANHATTAN AFFAIR by Jack Sussek
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"A wickedly suspenseful thriller about the intrigue wrought when sex and lies are videotaped."
A smart, thrilling medley of twisted relationships, unrequited love and closely guarded secrets. Read full book review >

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SNOOPING OUT STORIES WITH JACK
by Julie Danielson

I’ve probably said this before right here at my Kirkus blog, so I apologize for any redundancy, but it is a spectacular thing to hear award-winning author Jack Gantos give a presentation. Anywhere. I always want to stand up when he’s done, and (complete with lots of fist pumps) yell, “Now, that is why I chose to work in the ...


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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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FOUR THOUSAND YEARS OF JEWISH HISTORY by Jack Lefcourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2010

The story of one of the world's oldest religions is folded into an overview of world history. Read full book review >

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MEET DIZZY DINOSAUR! by Jack Tickle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Tailor-made for ticklers and ticklees alike. (Picture book. 1-3)"
From authorial pseudonym on, an invitation to interact with a jolly red dinosaur. Read full book review >

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WRITING RADAR by Jack Gantos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A standout among writing guides, valuable for its sage and friendly encouragement and for the sheer fun of hanging out with Jack. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Advice on writing from one of the best writers around. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE IN ME by Jack Gantos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Readers will laugh, possibly uneasily, at Jack's reckless antics and lack of impulse control, but they will probably also sympathize with his deep itch to make a change. (preface, afterword) (Historical fiction. 13-15)"
A misbegotten effort to reinvent himself leads young "Jack" to burn his notebooks and clothes, though not quite his bridges, in Gantos' latest burst of confessional fiction. Read full book review >

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FROM NORVELT TO NOWHERE by Jack Gantos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Dollops of history and mystery, plus gross to wickedly barbed comical set pieces set in a talky, ambling, amiable odyssey. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
The chase after a serial killer sparks an eventful, if not particularly life-changing, road trip in this sequel to the Newbery-winning Dead End in Norvelt (2011). Read full book review >

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IN THE BREAK by Jack Lopez
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2006

"Still, the story moves quickly, and despite an over-packed, rushed ending, this first effort will score big with surfing and sports fans. (Fiction. YA)"
When streetwise surfer Juan's best friend Jamie pounds the daylights out of his bullying stepfather, Juan sees no option for him except to get out of town as quickly as possible. Read full book review >