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ERASED by Jennifer Rush
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Lowering the stakes and piling on the violence makes for a disappointing sequel. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Anna and the boys are still on the run from the Branch, the mysterious organization that shaped them into human weapons of mass destruction (Altered, 2013). Read full book review >

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ALTERED by Jennifer Rush
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Riveting. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Ignore the shaky start—within minutes, this medical-engineering thriller will have readers glued to their seats. Read full book review >

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DEVILS & THIEVES by Jennifer Rush
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Don your leathers and get riding this (sub)urban fantasy. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
Motorcycle gangs and magical powers: two great concepts that go unexpectedly well together. Read full book review >

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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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THE LOW LIVES by J.D. Rush
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"A full rendering of the highs and lows of being homeless."
A homeless youth in San Francisco searches for true freedom in Rush's debut. Read full book review >

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FAMILY PIECES by Misa Rush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2012

"The characters feel like photocopies from other works, but the plot marches forward to a satisfying resolution."
Rush's debut novel weaves the lives of two seemingly charmed women into a tale of family secrets. Read full book review >

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THE LANCE AND THE VEIL by Kevin Rush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A big, bold biblical saga to fire the Christian imagination."
A Roman princess and a Roman soldier live through some of the most pivotal moments in Christianity in this richly imagined novel. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"What's next? Probably an equally maladroit series of trips to the Revolutionary War itself. (author's note, quiz) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Rush Revere and his horse, Liberty, return to Manchester Middle School for more "rush, rush, rushing to history." Read full book review >

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SUBTLE BODIES by Norman Rush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Easier to lug around than its predecessors but with plenty of heft regardless."
Rush's third novel is an outlier—a slim book not set in Botswana—but his concerns with our carnal and intellectual lives remain pleasurably, provocatively intact. Read full book review >

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FINDING BASQUIAT'S HUMANITY WITH JAVAKA STEPTOE
by Julie Danielson

The year 2016 has been a long and arduous one for many, so somehow it seems like an eternity ago to recall Spring, when I rounded up here at Kirkus some of Fall 2016’s best picture books, ones that I thought would make a splash when their time came. One of them was Radiant Child, Javaka Steptoe’s biography of the ...


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NONFICTION SPOTLIGHT
by Leila Roy

I’ve always been a fiction reader. While I’ve certainly read some nonfiction—mostly personal essays and memoirs, because of the narrative—when it comes to longform work, I’ve always been more drawn to fiction.

Serving on the Amelia Bloomer Project committee—helping to put together a list of the year’s best feminist books for readers 0-18—has forced me to broaden my reading horizons ...


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