Search Results: "Justin Kramon"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRESERVATIONIST by Justin Kramon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A respectable thriller. Don't be surprised if the movie appears at a multiplex near you."
Arriving at college with heavy emotional baggage, Julia picks the wrong guy to unload on: cue the slow build to mayhem. Read full book review >

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FINNY by Justin Kramon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"A colorless heroine, flimsy plotting and some sexually explicit moments transmute young adult-oriented material into something more peculiar and less satisfying."
Life lessons and imperfect love turn teenager Finn into a philosophical adult. Read full book review >

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ALLIES & ASSASSINS by Justin Somper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 27, 2014

"Here's hoping they'll be rewarded with more depth and color in the sequels to come. (Adventure. 12-16)"
Following the murder of his brother, Prince Anders, Jared must not only assume the throne as ruler of all Archenfield, but take on the role of investigator into the crime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACTING OUT by Justin Chanda
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2008

"A dollop of fun for everyone. (Plays. 8-14)"
Editor Chanda recruited six Newbery Award-winning authors—Avi, Susan Cooper, Sharon Creech, Patricia MacLachlan, Katherine Paterson and Richard Peck—to write one-act plays suitable for children to read either silently or aloud, or perhaps to stage. Read full book review >

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HUNT FOR THE LAST CAT by Justin Denzel
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Their deaths mark the end of the age of giant mammals; for readers who don't get the point, the author suggests in an afterword that we too shall pass. (Fiction. 11-14)"
As an aging saber-toothed tiger prowls prehistoric Florida, a young paleo-Indian struggles to escape his tribe's superstitious beliefs. Read full book review >

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REFORMED by Justin Weinberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A pale imitation of Gordon Korman's best. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Will Ian's friendships survive bully school? Will he survive? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO HEAVEN BY WATER by Justin Cartwright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"There's not a wasted word or a false emotion in this elegant, meditative work from a mature master."
A family regroups after the death of its nurturing matriarch in this tender, unsparing novel by Whitbread Award winner Cartwright (The Song Before It Is Sung, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HONEYMOON by Justin Haythe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"A languid debut. Haythe has potential, but his inability to distinguish the significant detail from the insignificant makes his vision hazy."
Fresh young love is no match for the Oedipal variety. Read full book review >