Search Results: "Justin Scott"


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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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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Released: May 1, 1991

"Scott has found a generous and insightful biographer. (Photographs-not seen.)"
The 1983 TV mini-series The Jewel in the Crown, adapted from The Raj Quartet, exposed millions on both sides of the Atlantic to the work of British novelist Scott, who had died five years previously. Read full book review >

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CORETTA SCOTT by Ntozake Shange
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A double-page spread of freedom marchers carrying American flags silhouetted against a yellow sky will resonate with children and linger in their minds. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
There have been many books written about Martin Luther King Jr., but precious few about Coretta Scott King. 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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SCOTT FREE by John Gilstrap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

A catalogue of all the things that can go wrong when a 16-year-old sneaks off to a Metallica concert, all served up in Gilstrap's inimitable breakneck style. Read full book review >

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THE NINE DRAGONS by Justin Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1991

"Scott is a pedestrian stylist at best, butwhile some of the early going seems padded and slowthere's no letup in tension once the story gets rolling, with enough twists and surprises in the closing pages to satisfy all who persevere."
More solid storytelling from Scott (Rampage, 1986, etc.), now with an exciting, albeit uneven, novel detailing a young woman's desperate efforts to salvage her family's storied trading firmall amidst the turmoil and violence surrounding the surrender of British Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China in 1997. ``The Turnover'' is an event with enormous implications not only for China but for the entire international business community, and Scott does a good job of filling in American readers unfamiliar with the situation as he recounts how Victoria Mackintosh, returned to Hong Kong after the failure of the New York hotel in which she had persuaded her father to invest, is thrust into the role of taipan of Mackintosh Farquhar at a crucial point in the company'sand the city'shistory. Read full book review >

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STONEDUST by Justin Scott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Pleasant but ultimately exhausting, like a three-day weekend of tag sales. (Author tour)"
The hottest gossip topic in Newbury, that Shangri-la of pastoral Connecticut, isn't the spicy sleep-over party Duane and Michelle Fisk and their Jacuzzi planned for three other swinging couples after the lesser guests went home at 9 p.m.; it's the discovery the next morning of Duane's best buddy, Reg Hopkins, dead of a heroin overdose, demurely sitting inside his Blazer in the middle of a distant covered bridge. Read full book review >

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MAUSOLEUM by Justin Scott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Wry, witty and garnished with sharply observed local color: Scott at his best."
Ben Abbott, the realtor with the nose of a shamus (McMansion, 2007, etc.), returns to investigate skullduggery among the dead. Read full book review >

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SCOTT FREE by Marijane writing as Vin Packer Meaker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2007

"Pulp specialist Packer, aka Marijane Meaker (Spring Fire, 2004, etc.) aka YA author M.E. Kerr, crams enough plot for a dozen capers into this one, along with everything you could possibly want to know about gender reassignment."
A transgendered textbook editor and librarian copes with old and new identities—as well as a felony or two. Read full book review >