Search Results: "K.M. Walton"


BOOK REVIEW

CRACKED by K.M. Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 6, 2012

"Well-meaning but ineffective melodrama. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In a debut novel utterly devoid of subtlety, a bully and his primary target end up as roommates in a hospital psych ward. Read full book review >

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EMPTY by K.M. Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 13, 2012

"It's subtle as a truck—see Ellen Hopkins' Impulse (2007) for a complex, layered treatment of suicide—but the stock portrayals may let readers (bullied, bully or observer) slot themselves in where appropriate and heed this red flag. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In a cautionary tale about merciless bullying, does generic characterization allow readers to look in a mirror, or does it dilute the point? Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE SONG by K.M. Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An entertaining-enough collection for adult fans wanting trips down Memory Lane, though perhaps not quite so successful a one for teens. (Anthology. 14-adult)"
A compilation of stories and essays written by authors and musicians sharing the deep influences of music that helped to shape their lives, particularly calling upon their own adolescences. Read full book review >

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ULTIMATUM by K.M. Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"A sweet look at an end-of-life moment that offers surprise even as the inevitable unfolds. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Two brothers watch over their father during his last days while looking toward an uncertain future. Read full book review >

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WHITE HEAT by K.M. Grant
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Purchase where the first volume is popular. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Plot advancement defers to character development in this sequel set during the 13th-century Albigensian crusade. Read full book review >

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BELLE'S SONG by K.M. Grant
FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"Romance, issue book and spy novel—as varied an offering as Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Burdened by guilt over her father's accident and seeking adventure, Belle Bellfounder joins a band of medieval pilgrims on a journey to Canterbury Cathedral, finding romance and danger along the way. Read full book review >

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BLIND BEAUTY by K.M. Peyton
Released: March 1, 2001

"Does Tessa ride an aging, longshot Buffoon to victory in the Grand National? Of course—even a thoroughly modern girl-and-her-horse story needs to follow the rules. Does this matter? To a lover of good girl-and-her-horse stories, of course not. (Fiction. 12+) "
A heroine who takes pride in her ability to get thrown out of schools updates an old-fashioned girl-and-her-horse story. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"This quality book will be a useful addition in both home and school libraries. (map, chronology, index) (Biography. 8-10)"
Kostyal has written a tight, bracing biography of the renowned Antarctic explorer, illustrated with dramatic black-and-white photographs. Read full book review >

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Death by Revelation by K.M. Wood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2013

"A well-plotted tale about family secrets with a plethora of suspense and intrigue."
A writer's obsession leads to revenge in this debut mystery novel. Read full book review >

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Thomas Holland in the Realm of the Ogres by K.M. Doherty
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Familiar creatures and an otherworld setting, but a persistently fun tale chock-full of energy."
A boy and his elf and dwarf pals search for a power source to restore defenses for a mythical city in Doherty's (Thomas Holland and the Prophecy of Elfhaven, 2014) latest YA fantasy.Read full book review >

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Cult of Beauty by K.M. Dylan
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"Erotica fans may be disappointed by this thinly plotted bodice ripper."
Sex and drugs—mostly sex—overpower a young fashion model's luxurious lifestyle in this graphic tale of desire. Read full book review >