Search Results: "Joey Weiser"


BOOK REVIEW

MAKING WAVES by Joey Weiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2017

"A buoyant undersea adventure. (Graphic fantasy/adventure. 6-11)"
Humans and sea people teeter on the brink of war over diminishing resources. Read full book review >

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MERMIN by Joey Weiser
by Joey Weiser, illustrated by Joey Weiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2013

"A decent-enough offering, but there are plenty of other fish in the sea. (Graphic fantasy/adventure. 8-12)"
A goofy indie comic that reads like Aquaman told though James Kochalka's whimsical lens doesn't quite stay afloat. Read full book review >

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THE ANOMALIES by Joey Goebel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2003

"Dispensing with plot, Goebel wings it, credibility take the hindmost. It doesn't work."
First novel by the 21-year-old Goebel, former lead singer of the punk band The Mullets: a tale of five oddballs who form a rock band in small-town Kentucky: Read full book review >

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Released: July 13, 2005

"The breezy discussion of an unusual, appealing hobby keeps this problem novel from becoming overbearingly message-driven. (Fiction. 10-12)"
This short chapter book tackles common, but intimidating, childhood problems, such as bullies, divorce, step-parents and alcoholic parents. Read full book review >

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ABC by Benedikt Gross
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This alphabet scavenger hunt will intrigue adults perhaps more than kids, but it's fascinating and extremely inventive. (Picture book. 5 & up)"
This alphabet book takes the ABCs to new heights—literally. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF DONNA-MAY DEAN by Joey Manley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 1991

"Though sometimes slick—and though Keller's stories are not nearly the hoot Manley seems to think they are—this is an honest portrayal of not only small-town homosexuality but also of generational conflict."
A promising first novel that chronicles homosexual life in small-town Alabama—in particular, the coming of age of Jamie, who rejects the camp-riddled life of his storytelling mentor for realism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Chronicles the entire journey of one man and his dog, illuminating the ways animals enhance our lives."
A heartfelt memoir that chronicles one man's relationship with his mixed-breed dog. Read full book review >

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B. BEAR AND LOLLY by A.A. Livingston
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"The mix of fairy tales is fun, but though things work out for the three friends in the end, Lolly may seem too vengeful for many readers, adult or child. (Picture book. 4-8)"
B. Bear and Lolly are back in a tale about owning up to mistakes…and maybe about anger and vengeance too (B. Bear and Lolly: Off to School, 2014). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF EDEN by Joey Graceffa
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A promising start that gets more right than wrong. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A teenage girl finds her way through a dystopian society. Read full book review >

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TORTURE THE ARTIST by Joey Goebel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2004

"Not bad as a concept, but this Hollywood roman à clef never comes to life."
From second-novelist Goebel (The Anomalies, 2003) a dull-edged satire about an entertainment conglomerate that tries to put the pain back into artists' lives. Read full book review >