Search Results: "Jake Marcionette"


BOOK REVIEW

JUST JAKE by Jake Marcionette
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"It's an eye-catching read without a whole lot of depth. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grader Jake Mathews' popularity has just fallen "off a cliff and [sunk] to the bottom of the ocean." Read full book review >

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DOG EAT DOG by Jake Marcionette
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"Jake Mathews' 'AWESOMENESS' is legit, and fans will be clamoring for more. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Wunderkind Marcionette returns with another tale about his gifted preteen, Just Jake (2014). Read full book review >

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MISSILE MOUSE by Jake Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Intelligent space opera and a realistically rounded hero will have young fans of the future demanding the next volume. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
When his mission to recover an ancient star compass goes wrong, intrepid Galactic Security Agent Missile Mouse finds himself saddled with a partner. Read full book review >

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CASTRATION CELEBRATION by Jake Wizner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 26, 2009

"Nonetheless, the title and content guarantee that this volume will be stolen from library shelves everywhere. (Fiction. YA)"
Max, an actor, and Olivia, a playwright, meet at drama camp when Max trips over Olivia. Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARING AMERICAN FARM by Jake Goldberg
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Despite the promising topic, most readers will be bored by the less-than-focused discussion of how farming has been transformed into the business it is today. (b&w photos, charts, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
This book begins strongly, with a good history of farming in the US, but soon moves into a confusing discussion of the farm ``problem''—farmers continue to outproduce the needs of the country, causing the federal government to step in with subsidies that now comprise the third largest entitlement program after Social Security and Medicare. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A timely indictment of a thoughtless waste of young American lives."
An ABC News senior White House correspondent chronicles the short life of a doomed American Army outpost. Read full book review >

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BITTERSWEET IN THE BITTERROOT by Jake Orlo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2014

"Murder, meth and mystery in Montana. In a word: marvelous."
Revolving around a young FBI agent on her first case, this seamless fusion of thriller and police procedural is tonally comparable to Thomas Harris' iconic The Silence of the Lambs. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF RUMOUR by Jake Arnott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2013

"A novel that combines the pleasures of genre fiction and the thematic richness of literary fiction, while blurring the line between the two and exploding the very concept of genre."
An audaciously ambitious novel that takes great creative risks and, against considerable odds, makes most of them pay dividends. Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO THE BONE by Jake Lamar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 1999

"What remains, then, is the search for satisfying sexual relationships, and, in exploring this, the author takes few risks—and offers few insights. (Author tour)"
iece places five men—Hal Hardaway, Walker Dupree, Jojo, Dr. Emmett Mercy, and Charlie Beers—at Dr. Mercy's Black Pride seminar. Read full book review >

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LOVESICK by Jake Coburn
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Nicely done. (Fiction. YA)"
Claiming to be a nonfiction novel, this story explores the relationship between two teens struggling with addiction: Ted with alcoholism and Erica with bulimia. Read full book review >

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MY FUTURE EX-GIRLFRIEND by Jake Gerhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Covering well-worn material, from Sam's desperate need to fart at an inopportune, potentially romantic moment to the dreaded meeting of the girls' parents, the book is a light, amusing read. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The sequel to Me and Miranda Mullaly (2016) recounts eighth-graders Sam, Duke, and Chollie's largely unsuccessful but often amusing attempts to navigate the minefield that is middle school boy-girl relationships. Read full book review >

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THE LAST INTEGRATIONIST by Jake Lamar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1996

"A compelling, controversial political thriller, part A Clockwork Orange, part The Manchurian Candidate."
First-time novelist Lamar (the memoir Bourgeois Blues, 1991) expertly lays down a dystopian view of America's future, particularly in matters of race. Read full book review >