Search Results: "Justina Chen Headley"


BOOK REVIEW

NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL by Justina Chen Headley
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"You may have met your match in Headley. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
The daughter of a verbally abusive cartographer attempts to chart the rugged emotional terrain of her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH (AND A FEW WHITE LIES) by Justina Chen Headley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Great voice from a very promising debut. (Fiction. YA)"
A tumble of words flows out of Patty Ho as she tries to figure out how to be 15, and half white, half Taiwanese, hapa, says her buddy Jasmine, the "Asian-ator." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIRL OVERBOARD by Justina Chen Headley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Headley brings Chinese history, the implications of wealth and the power of self-acceptance into soft focus, nudging reflective readers to delve deeper after they reluctantly turn the last page. (Fiction. YA)"
Syrah wants to be more than just the daughter of billionaire Ethan Cheng; she used to be a killer snowboarder, until a boy destroyed her trust and a horrific accident ruined her knee. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PATCH by Justina Chen Headley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Who knows—maybe eye patches will become accessorizing statements, but for an issue-driven offering, this one's not bad. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is an unlikely hook to hang a story on, but since nearly five percent of children experience the condition, and may feel a twinge of discomfort regarding its treatment, the time has definitely come for this issue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BLIND SPOT FOR BOYS by Justina  Chen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A mostly satisfying 'round-the-world romance. (Romance. 14-18)"
Sixteen-year-old photographer Shana, a secondary character from Chen's previous novel, Return to Me (2013), takes center stage in this stand-alone companion romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO ME by Justina  Chen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Disappointing. (Paranormal fiction. 13 & up)"
A teen psychic learns to embrace her visions after her father breaks up their family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PROMISE OF SHADOWS by Justina Ireland
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2014

"A dark, slyly funny read. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A reluctant Harpy discovers her destiny in an elaborate Greek-mythology-based fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILVER SCREEN by Justina Robson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 3, 2005

"A startlingly innovative take on the tried-and-true theme of artificial intelligence."
A cerebral and absorbing novel that explores the nature of consciousness and artificial intelligence, from the author of Natural History (2003). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YARDIE by Victor Headley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 1993

"An exciting debut, then, not without precedent but tough and sharp as nails."
Ghetto-based crime novel that's caused a small sensation in London, where its desktop-computer publication and guerrilla-style distribution have met with impressive sales and reviews. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VENGEANCE BOUND by Justina Ireland
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"Buffy meets Dexter with a sprinkling of Aeschylus, but only for genre fiends. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
When vengeance is all you seek, will it ever be enough? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURAL HISTORY by Justina Robson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"Quirky, highly intelligent, uneven, sometimes exposition-clogged, often utterly remarkable: alert, agile readers will find it thoroughly rewarding."
Another entry in what amounts to a (not exclusively) British-accented new New Wave of breathtaking space operas (cf. Iain M. Banks, Ken MacLeod, John C. Wright, Neal Asher), here's Robson's third novel and first US appearance. Read full book review >