Search Results: "Jason Sommer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BATHING WOMEN by Tie Ning
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Readers most likely to appreciate this book, the author's first to be translated into English, are those with an interest in feminist issues, as well as Chinese culture, politics and history."
While not a generic "romance" novel, this book focuses on the vicissitudes of romantic relationships. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"The result is a multilayered portrait of a man who was content being remembered as a great Jewish ballplayer. (source notes, bibliography, resources) (Biography. 10-14)"
Hank Greenberg was an anomaly who challenged the stereotypes of his era. Read full book review >

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THE VAMPIRE IN LOVE by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"The series (My Friend, the Vampire, 1984, etc.) may be contrived and formulaic, but this features some undeniably funny scenes and a shrewd, plucky main character. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Once again, young Tony has to hop to stay in the good graces of his vampire friends while keeping his parents blissfully ignorant of their true nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. PARTICULAR by Jason Kirschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A particularly appropriate tale just right for a choosy crowd. (Graphic picture book. 4-7)"
A young superhero holds his team back due to his many aversions. Read full book review >

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ZEKE BARTHOLOMEW:  SUPERSPY by Jason Pinter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Headlong fun (with at least one sequel on the way), but readers will really have to work hard to suspend disbelief. (Thriller. 11-13)"
A geeky seventh grader's fantasies about becoming a "kick-butt spy" all come true when a new classmate clad in a business suit and mirror shades moves in next door. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMURAI by Jason Hightman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Too bad there's no accompanying spark in the choppy prose of this plodding tale. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
It's no picnic being the scion of the last dragon-hunting family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABOVE by Jason Chabot
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Unusual and largely engaging. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
In this sequel to Below (2016), 16-year-old Elia longs to return to her home in the clouds, but she is stuck trying to survive in a harsh world where her dark skin and strange eyes mark her as an outsider. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WELCOME TO COOLSVILLE by Jason Mordaunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"All in all, a bracing, satisfying ride."
"Coolsville" is a high-tech Dublin suburb where Mordaunt's edgy, intriguing debut unfolds in a brave new near-future when battles are waged over computer programs and gene pools. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Casual music fans will enjoy the heck out of this hilarious and gritty tale; rock fanatics will adore it."
Almost Famous meets Reservoir Dogs in Inked editor Buhrmester's debut novel about a quartet of wannabe young criminals who probably should've stayed in school. Read full book review >