Search Results: "Jess Pauwels"


BOOK REVIEW

WHOBERT WHOVER, OWL DETECTIVE by Jason Gallaher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"A cracking whooooo-dunit. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An owl detective tries to discover exactly what happened to Perry the possum. Read full book review >

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I KNOW SASQUATCH by Jess Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Despite its clever multimedia illustrative style reminiscent of the Knuffle Bunny books, this forgettable story lacks the substance to recommend it beyond a cursory source of cuteness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The truth about Sasquatch is revealed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Interesting idea, not-so-great execution. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
When Brie's heart literally breaks, killing her, she must go through the five stages of grief before moving on in the afterlife. Read full book review >

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BABYLON BOYZ by Jess Mowry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1997

Mowry allows young readers to hang with the Babylon Boyz, an inner-city posse: Dante, a 14-year-old ``crack baby'' with a heart condition; Pook, a fearless, gay street fighter; and Wyatt, witty and able to slip a gun past the school's metal detectors by packing ``heat'' in his rolls of fat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRAIN TO LO WU by Jess Row
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"This Whiting Award-winning author has a very bright future."
Set mostly in Hong Kong, seven stories portray dislocated lives: an impressive debut from an admirably protean storyteller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUGUST MOON by Jess Lourey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"Another amusing tale set in the town full of over-the-top zanies who've endeared themselves to the engaging Mira."
A sweltering summer that would make most Minnesota librarians grateful for their climate control brings several dangerous cases to an amateur sleuth who just can't stick to the stacks. Read full book review >

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THE ZERO by Jess Walter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"This is the breakout novel of a brave and talented young writer (Citizen Vance, 2005, etc.), though for some, it will seem so uncompromisingly chilling that it will be too much."
Five days after 9/11, Brian Remy, hero cop, first responder, wanders his city like a shell-shocked pilgrim in this brilliant tour-de-force that's as heartrending as it is harrowing. Read full book review >

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OVER TUMBLED GRAVES by Jess Walter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A well-executed tale from a journalist who serves the reader a nice variation on the Good Women, Hard Jobs, Tough Spots motif."
A Washington Post journalist (Every Knee Shall Bow, 1995, not reviewed) brings together a tight, well-researched, and satisfying first novel that follows the unexpected path of a serial killer in Spokane—and his heroine's attempts to keep up. Read full book review >

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HOW TO OUTFOX YOUR FRIENDS WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A CLUE by Jess Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A sweet reminder that being a middle school girl is about far more than boys and makeup. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When your best friend lives on the other side of the world, it can be hard to stay best friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2008

"A mildly entertaining romp that's thrown out of whack by the religious-persecution theme."
Forget the sex and drugs. Was Shakespeare a closet Catholic? That's the big issue in this first novel from Winfield, founder of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Read full book review >