Search Results: "Justin Peacock"


BOOK REVIEW

JUSTIN by L.J. Alonge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"A satisfying character study that will leave readers racing to get the simultaneously publishing second installment, Janae, starring the tough, sharpshooting girl standout on Justin's team. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Alonge inaugurates a new basketball series set in Oakland, California, with a story featuring a young man trying to figure out basketball and life. Read full book review >

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PEACOCK by Valerie Worth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2002

"Babbitt's small, exactly detailed vignettes seem to float alongside these concise, child-friendly, often (seemingly) artless poems, reinforcing their gnomic elegance. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Readers who cherish All the Small Poems, and Fourteen More (1994) will welcome this posthumous gathering of 26 more, all but three previously unpublished. Read full book review >

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BLIND MAN’S ALLEY by Justin Peacock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Peacock writes compellingly about issues of class, identity and justice while still managing to keep the plot barreling irresistibly along."
An up-and-coming New York lawyer must simultaneously defend a powerful developer and a young man accused of murdering a security guard in Peacock's second novel (A Cure For Night, 2008). Read full book review >

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A CURE FOR NIGHT by Justin Peacock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"Not groundbreaking, but plenty entertaining."
After flaming out at a prestigious firm, a young lawyer does penance in the public-defenders office, learning quickly and sharply about the legal system of the streets in a fast-moving debut thriller. Read full book review >

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JUSTIN THYME by Panama Oxridge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"From dust jacket (which purportedly contains clues to the pseudonymous author's identity) to closing page of disguised notes, a pleaser for fans of reading that requires decoding. (map, cast list) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Hidden messages, ambiguous clues, cryptic hints and double entendres crowd chockablock into this puzzle mystery. Read full book review >

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PEACOCK CRIES by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"More politics than novel. A movie version could be more interesting than the print."
A political drama set against the backdrop of the Three Gorges Dam project in China. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Hilarious, laugh-out-loud fun for middle-grade readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Justin tries to convince himself that, in spite of his well-earned nickname, he is not a worried kid anymore and that summer vacation means that there is absolutely nothing to worry about. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Absolutely marvelous. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Third grader Justin Case gets this nickname thanks to his amazing ability to worry about everything. Read full book review >

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PEACOCK & VINE by A.S. Byatt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Although brief, this is an inspiring homage that forges illuminating connections between two dynamos."
An impassioned dual appreciation of two 19th-century creators who turned their lives into art. Read full book review >

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CRY OF THE PEACOCK by Gina Barkhordar Nahai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"A bit much for one book, but a timely subject."
A fast-paced, four-generation story of an Iranian Jewish family—a story told as a novel but with lots of real history thrown in by Iranian-born Nahai, now living in the States. Read full book review >

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THE MISADVENTURES OF JUSTIN HEARNFELD by Dan Elish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A light, comic take on a rite of passage."
Good-bye, Mr. Chips meets Portnoy's Complaint meets The 40-Year-Old Virgin in contemporary Manhattan. Read full book review >

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FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK by Matthew Quick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"An artful, hopeful exploration of a teen boy in intense need. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teen boy with a World War II pistol in hand is bent on murder and suicide. Read full book review >