Search Results: "Jay Bennett"


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COVERUP by Jay Bennett
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Bennett's use of repetition, inch-long sentences and monosyllabic dialogue make his writing accessible for reluctant readers; still, compared to Strasser's The Accident (1988), both plot and themes here seem raw and undeveloped. (Fiction. YA)"
When Alden Whitlock, drunken son of a prominent local figure, kills a homeless man, the hit-and-run accident is quickly hushed up. Read full book review >

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SKINHEAD by Jay Bennett
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"While melodrama blunts its theme's thrust, the novel is involving and powerful. (Fiction. 14+)"
The widely popular, award-winning mystery writer centers this page turner around the varieties of bigotry. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BOARDWALK
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Cover Story: On the Waterfront
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 9
Talky Talk: Some Like It Hot
Bonus Factors: Santa Cruz, Classic Movies, Vintage Fashion
Relationship Status: From Here To Eternity

Cover Story: On the Waterfront

Much like Jenn Bennett’s first YA book, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, I find the ...


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I DRAW DEAD PEOPLE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

Cover Story: Banksy On It

BFF Charm: Yay!

Swoonworthy Scale: 10

Talky Talk: Majoring In Art

Bonus Factors: San Francisco, Street Art, Sweet Ride

Relationship Status: Art School Sweethearts

 

Cover Story: Banksy On It

Overall, I think this cover suits the story—I’m not wild about how the ...


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THE BONEMENDER by Holly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A sequel is announced, though as by the end, the invaders are routed and the two lovers betrothed, it's hard to see where the story could go. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Readers who prefer their fantasy stocked with cozily familiar situations and character types will swoon over this romantic tale of a willowy, chestnut-haired princess and her Elven lover. Read full book review >

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ULTRA AND MEDITERRANEAN STRATEGY by Ralph Bennett
Released: March 23, 1989

Ultra was the high-grade intelligence made available to Allied forces throughout WW II, thanks to the UK's breaking of the Wehrmacht's Enigma ciphers. Read full book review >

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ALEX, APPROXIMATELY by Jenn Bennett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"An irresistible tribute to classic screwball-comedy romances that captures the 'delicious whirling, twirling, buzzing' of falling in love. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A movie-obsessed teen moves to her dad's beach town and unexpectedly falls for an edgy surfer rather than the "film-buff soul mate" she was expecting to meet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"A sober, comprehensible account of what every intelligent layman should know about space and time."
Understanding the universe requires understanding relativity, and this slim volume does an admirable job without resorting to the gimmicks or magic show common in the Einstein-for-laymen genre. Read full book review >

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The Belmar Series by Mick Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A rambling but touching account of one man's search for acceptance."
A middle-aged cancer survivor held hostage by his secrets looks for friendship and redemption during a transformational summer on the Jersey shore. Read full book review >

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THE CATASTROPHIST by Ronan Bennett
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Lightened with spicy sex scenes and absurdist accounts of colonialism at the edge of extinction."
Irish writer Bennett's third novel but first to appear here: a despairing but acute examination of a souring love affair and its ambiguous effect on certain nefarious characters pushing the Belgian Congo toward independence. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2001

"Deft, light, observant, and very funny indeed."
English scriptwriter and story-maker Bennett (The Clothes They Stood Up In, 2001; The Madness of George III) offers three stories about the foibles of being human. Read full book review >