Search Results: "K.L. Armstrong"


BOOK REVIEW

ODIN'S RAVENS by K.L. Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A Hel of a good read. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
In the second installment of Blackwell Pages, 13-year-old Matt Thorsen and his friends Laurie and Fen, descendants of Norse gods, race to prevent the apocalypse. Read full book review >

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LOKI'S WOLVES by K.L. Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Norse mythology brought to life with engaging contemporary characters and future volumes that promise explosive action; ideal for Percy Jackson fans who want to branch out. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The apocalypse is coming, and only the gods can stop it. One problem—the gods are dead. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL FROM CHARNELLE by K.L. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2006

"A strong, complex story from a promising new literary voice."
Cook returns to the protagonist of his collection of linked stories, Last Call (2004), to examine how a teenaged girl grows up too quickly. Read full book review >

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LAST CALL by K.L. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2004

"A family's tragic trajectory viewed through the kaleidoscope of time in stories that make an immensely satisfying whole. Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction."
A remarkably accomplished first collection covers 32 years in the life of a fragmented West Texas family. Read full book review >

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THE LIBERATION OF GABRIEL KING by K.L. Going
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Readers will enjoy following the sometimes-tempestuous friendship of Gabriel and Frita, and they'll be completely absorbed in watching the friends and their community come together to stand up against the evil within. (appendix) (Fiction. 10+)"
It's the summer of 1976 in a small town in Georgia. Read full book review >

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JUST ONE TEAR by K.L. Mahon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Possibly all these things happened to Mahon's real friend; in any case, other young people are sure to recognize her well-realized character's complicated emotions as genuine. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Responding empathetically to a friend's traumatic loss of his father, a 14-year-old Australian girl has recreated his experience as a novel in the form of a diary. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN OF EVE by K.L. Going
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The emotions may be sound, but the story demands a tighter focus on the otherworldly. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
It's been ten months since her mother died, and Evie feels the loss every single day. Read full book review >

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KING OF THE SCREWUPS by K.L. Going
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"Moreover, trouble does follow him wherever he goes, but avoiding it is easier when you've got the right kind of support. (Fiction. YA)"
Popular, beautiful slacker Liam spends the majority of his time partying and chasing girls instead of focusing on his studies. Read full book review >

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SAINT IGGY by K.L. Going
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Wild plot twists combined with Iggy's endearing narration will keep turning pages and readers cheering this strangely heroic anti-hero. (Fiction. YA)"
This charmer, set just before Christmas, will haunt readers long after experiencing the final pages. Read full book review >

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PIECES OF WHY by K.L. Going
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Young readers may not be willing to sing in this hallelujah chorus. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Sometimes sugarcoating the truth can leave a bitter taste. Such is the lesson in this middle-grade tale. Read full book review >

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ME, MYSELF AND IKE by K.L.  Denman
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Ultimately, Kit makes no decisions that are not the product of his illness—which not only equates the protagonist with his disability but produces a bleak, pointless progression for an initially promising novel. (Fiction. 12-14)"
What begins as compelling mystery degenerates into a tale of mental illness existing only for tragedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAT KID RULES THE WORLD by K.L. Going
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"The strong language and themes make this a raw, yet immensely likable tale for older teens. (Fiction. YA)"
Curt MacCrae, a semi-homeless, blond ferret of a boy and guitar genius, saves big Troy Billings from leaping to a splattering demise in front of the F train. Read full book review >