Search Results: "Kat Zhang"


BOOK REVIEW

ECHOES OF US by Kat Zhang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Though some fans of the characters may be satisfied, this finale doesn't fulfill the promise of the series' highly original premise. (Dystopian adventure. 13-17)"
The struggle for hybrid rights goes very public in the conclusion to Zhang's dystopian trilogy. Read full book review >

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ONCE WE WERE by Kat Zhang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Newbies won't find this novel stands alone, but fans will have plenty of reasons to be impatient for the third book in the series. (Dystopian adventure. 13 & up)"
In the sequel to What's Left of Me (2012), Eva and Addie must decide whether the government's latest anti-hybrid initiative justifies an act of terrorism as a response. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S LEFT OF ME by Kat Zhang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A thought-provoking first installment in a series that unflinchingly takes on ethically challenging topics. (Dystopia. 13 & up)"
An unsettling dystopian adventure of two souls trapped in a single body. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR'S RIDDLE by Kat Zhang
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"An uneven but enjoyable-enough adventure. (Mystery. 8-12)"
When Aunt Lin goes missing in Fuzhou, 11-year-old Mia might be the only one who can find her—and maybe solve a centuries-old mystery along the way. Read full book review >

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Intended Evolution by Dongxun Zhang
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2015

"A theoretically inventive account of evolution that lacks a detailed, well-researched argument."
A radical reconsideration of evolution that emphasizes human intentionality. Read full book review >

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FALLING INTO PLACE by Amy Zhang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Superior scaffolding, didactic execution. (Fiction. 13-16)"
A teen tries to commit suicide by crashing her car in this debut from an adolescent author. Read full book review >

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INLAND by Kat Rosenfield
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 12, 2014

"Unfortunately, both haphazard plotting and inadequate articulation of Callie's heritage make understanding the truth of her story difficult. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A move from Wyoming to the Gulf Coast improves Callie's debilitating asthma while also awakening a dark inner voice that lures her toward the open ocean, where her mother drowned years earlier. Read full book review >

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THE WAY TO BEA by Kat Yeh
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Gets to the heart of middle school awkwardness like a sympathetic haiku. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Yeh (The Truth about Twinkie Pie, 2015) explores mazes, friendship, and individuality. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2008

"A notable historical document and a vivid, affecting portrait of a young woman's resolve."
Composed in beautiful English, this remarkable memoir by a former Chinese factory worker delineates her efforts to buck the strictures of socialism and broaden her life's experience. Read full book review >

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LOTUS by Lijia Zhang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A Book of Little Depth May Still Find Some Readers."
A Chinese girl working in a Shenzhen brothel to support her family back home looks for a way out. Read full book review >

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MURDER BY ANCIENT DESIGN by Kat Goldring
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2009

"Readers unimpressed by the improbable plot and ditzy heroine will still be kept guessing—or will stay confused—until the very end."
A Texas schoolteacher stumbles into a series of incidents as perilous as they are unlikely. Read full book review >