Search Results: "Jordan Sonnenblick"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2012

"Still, Peter is a likable narrator for a satisfying story with heart. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
When Peter Friedman injures his arm the summer before starting high school, and the doctors tell him he will never pitch again, his life is turned upside down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? by Jordan Sonnenblick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"This provocative, personal peek at legendary Woodstock rocks. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
When 15-year-old Rich Barber travels back in time from 2014 to the 1969 Woodstock festival, he encounters the '60s, including his teenage father. Read full book review >

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ZEN AND THE ART OF FAKING IT by Jordan Sonnenblick
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Hilarious and heart-wrenching. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Adolescence is a time when teenagers ask the all-important question, "Who am I?," but for San Lee, an adopted Chinese boy starting eighth grade in a new school, the question has particular urgency. 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

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DODGER AND ME by Jordan Sonnenblick
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Over the top, short on logic and often quite silly, this quick read will please fans of such televised cotton candy as The Fairly OddParents. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sonnenblick's first for younger audiences features an ironic, sarcastic, self-deprecating narrator similar to his young-adult narrators. Read full book review >

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DODGER FOR PRESIDENT by Jordan Sonnenblick
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"A secondary purchase at best. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Fifth-grader Willie Ryan makes the mistake of leaving his ex-genie, invisible blue-chimp buddy Dodger unsupervised and ends up having to run for student-council president against ruthless and popular James Beeks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Moreover, the reader falls in love with the brothers, laughing and crying by turns and rooting for both of them until it almost hurts. (Fiction. 12+)"
First-time author Sonnenblick has pulled off a rare feat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET SHERIFF OF SIXTH GRADE by Jordan Sonnenblick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A winning novel that lays bare some painful truths and is sure to nurture empathy among readers. (Fiction. 10-13)"
For white sixth-grader Maverick Falconer, life could hardly be worse. 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

SAMANTHA SUTTON AND THE WINTER OF THE WARRIOR QUEEN by Jordan Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An archaeological adventure with almost too much suspense. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Off on another expedition with her archaeologist Uncle Jay, 12-year-old Samantha Sutton is caught up in a plot to ruin his career. Read full book review >