Search Results: "K.L. Going"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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THE SHAPE OF THE WORLD by K.L. Going
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A lovely introduction to the impact that a creative mind can have on the world. (author's note, illustrator's note, sources, key to works depicted) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A whimsical look at the life of one of the best-known American architects. Read full book review >

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BUMPETY, DUNKETY, THUMPETY-THUMP! by K.L. Going
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"This winning read-aloud should encourage multiple recitations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A day of blueberry picking and all it entails is experienced in a jaunty, rollicking romp. Read full book review >

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DOG IN CHARGE by K.L. Going
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"A rollicking romp. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Printz Honor-winner Going turns from teens and preteens to preschoolers in her picture-book debut. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

FEVER by Deon Meyer
by Deon Meyer, translated by K.L. Seegers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Despite some gripping moments and a haunting atmosphere, the book often sinks under its own ambitions, with too many weighty themes and parallel stories going on at once."
Best known for his detective thrillers, Meyer (Icarus, 2015, etc.) enters darker territory with this sweeping epic about a young Afrikaner boy's survival in a post-apocalyptic South Africa. Read full book review >