Search Results: "Jordan Ellenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GRASSHOPPER KING by Jordan Ellenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Nicely done and genuinely funny though overlong: a satire that would benefit from Polonius's famous dictum: 'Brevity is the soul of wit.'"
Slate.com journalist Ellenberg, a well-known Princeton mathematician, debuts with this tale of a deranged scholar out west who devotes his life to the study of the worst poet in history. Read full book review >

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HOW NOT TO BE WRONG by Jordan Ellenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2014

"Witty and expansive, Ellenberg's math will leave readers informed, intrigued and armed with plenty of impressive conversation starters."
It's time to drop the idea that mathematics is an esoteric field best left to a few academics. In fact, writes Ellenberg (Mathematics/Univ. of Wisconsin), the truth is better: Math is everywhere, and the knowledge it yields can benefit everyone. Read full book review >

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I DIDN’T WANT TO GO TO YOUR PARTY ANYWAY
by Mandy Curtis

 

BOOK REPORT for Uninvited (Uninvited #1) by Sophie Jordan

 

Cover Story: Wingardium Leviosa

BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia

Swoonworthy Scale: 8

Talky Talk: Near-Realism

Bonus Factors: Familiar Territory, Mysterious Loner Dude

Anti-Bonus Factors: Discrimination, Uncertain Time Period

Relationship Status: Sympathetic Non-Carrier

 

Cover Story: Wingardium Leviosa

The good part: I like what’s going on with her hair. The hints ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BAD BOY by Dream Jordan
Released: March 1, 2012

"An engaging follow-up with a worthy message. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Tough and determined foster kid Kate, whose winning and often funny narrative voice made Hot Girl (2008) come alive, returns for a slightly flatter sequel. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN by Sophie Jordan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Entertaining enough. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
This conclusion to the Firelight trilogy continues the conflict between a dragon-girl and those who hunt her kind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOATNAPPERS by Rosa Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The goatnappers' amusing antics and Justin's challenging choices make this a good read for middle-graders. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this sequel to Lost Goat Lane (2004), the endearing Martin family returns with the focus on 14-year-old Justin. Read full book review >

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AFTER EVER AFTER by Jordan Sonnenblick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Recommended for fans and new readers alike. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In this companion novel to Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie (2005), Steven's little brother Jeffrey, now in eighth grade and in full remission from leukemia, discovers that happily ever after isn't quite what he expected. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRELIGHT by Sophie Jordan
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Just surrender to the sizzle. (Paranormal romance. YA)"
Dragon shapeshifters steam more than sparkle in this romantic fantasy. Read full book review >

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NOTES FROM THE MIDNIGHT DRIVER by Jordan Sonnenblick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"It all feels too heartwarming to be true, but his fresh, unique insight into the teen voice will keep the readers chuckling and the pages turning. (Fiction. YA)"
Sonnenblick's sophomore effort opens with Alex, a 16-year-old guitar-playing wise guy drunkenly crashing his mom's car into a neighbor's lawn gnome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST GOAT LANE by Rosa Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A treat for middle readers. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Previously presented as the film The Sweetest Gift, this tender story features a family abandoned by its father and on the brink of losing its tiny farm. Read full book review >

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FALLING OVER SIDEWAYS by Jordan Sonnenblick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Authentic, funny, dramatic, fantastic. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When Claire's family is turned upside down, her friends—and enemies—become a surprising source of support. Read full book review >