Search Results: "John S. Green"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 26, 2011

"A riveting account of the terrible fear of being unable to communicate following a stroke and of the gradual return of verbal expressivity."
Combining a self-help book for stroke victims with a memoir of a life permanently changed by the illness, Green offers a testimony to the efficacy of will and social networking in largely overcoming the loss of coherent speech. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES by John Green
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Fully fun, challengingly complex and entirely entertaining. (Fiction. YA)"
Colin Singleton, child prodigy, tries to turn his 19 failed encounters with girls named Katherine into a formula that will predict the outcome of all relationships and elevate him to genius status. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"Girls will cry and boys will find love, lust, loss and longing in Alaska's vanilla-and-cigarettes scent. (Fiction. YA)"
The Alaska of the title is a maddening, fascinating, vivid girl seen through the eyes of Pudge (Miles only to his parents), who meets Alaska at boarding school in Alabama. Read full book review >

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PAPER TOWNS by John Green
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Lighter than Looking for Alaska (2005), deeper than An Abundance of Katherines (2006) and reminiscent of Gregory Galloway's As Simple as Snow (2005)—a winning combination. (Mystery. 13 & up)"
Printz Medal Winner and Honoree Green knows what he does best and delivers once again with this satisfying, crowd-pleasing look at a complex, smart boy and the way he loves. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Green seamlessly bridges the gap between the present and the existential, and readers will need more than one box of tissues to make it through Hazel and Gus' poignant journey. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
He's in remission from the osteosarcoma that took one of his legs. She's fighting the brown fluid in her lungs caused by tumors. Both know that their time is limited. Read full book review >

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THE PRICE OF VICTORY by Vincent S. Green
Released: May 1, 1992

"Just about perfect in its control of the ebb and flow of each scene, and of Jack's conduct of the case as a whole: must reading for fans of courtroom drama."
In this crackerjack first novel of military justice—in and out of the courtroom—Capt. Read full book review >

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THE RACE FOR BOATLANTIS by Dave Roman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Bright spots aside, this parody of self-obsessed teen protagonists is so successful it gives readers no cause to root for the hero. (Graphic fantasy. 12-15) "
The Teen Boat graphic novels have such a perfect premise that they almost don't read as parody. Read full book review >

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WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by John Green
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"Their story, along with the rest of the cast's, will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of their lungs. (Fiction. YA)"
Will Grayson loves indie rock, plays the eye-rolling angry stepchild to his extraordinarily giant, lovable, gay best friend Tiny Cooper and doesn't realize that he yearns for his other indie-rock-loving friend Jane until it's too late. will grayson (he never uses uppercase) hates most everything except sharing an XXL coffee with his best friend Maura each morning and covertly conversing with his Internet boyfriend every night. Read full book review >