Search Results: "Jay Bennett"


BOOK REVIEW

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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BOOK REVIEW

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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FIGURES IN SILK by Vanora Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Ably explores themes of romance and politics."
A substantial historical novel set in turbulent 15th-century England, when Richard, Duke of Gloucester, aspired to the throne. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Remember The Ladies by Grace Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A promising but flawed drama about a timely subject."
In Bennett's debut novel, a young attorney in a prestigious Boston law firm discovers that she has more in common with a murder defendant that she imagined. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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A BIG ENOUGH LIE by Eric Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"A blunt, effective debut."
A debut novel about war, writing, and the mutability of facts. Read full book review >