Search Results: "Kate Hopkins"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 2012

"A pleasing chronology of candy through the ages."
The history of confections from a candy enthusiast. Read full book review >

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BAD ROMANCE
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for How We Fall by Kate Brauning

Cover Story: Into the Deep

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 7*

Talky Talk: She Said (And Thought)

Bonus/Anti-Bonus Factor: Taboo Relationships

Relationship Status: Let’s Be Acquaintances

Cover Story: Into the Deep

Losing a prized possession, like I’m assuming this charm bracelet might be, is always a bummer. It’s even worse ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SMOKE by Ellen Hopkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A strong, painful and tender piece about wresting hope from the depths of despair. (author's note) (Verse fiction. 13-17)"
Two sisters wrestle with guilt and fear after one kills the father who battered them. Read full book review >

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PERFECT by Ellen Hopkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"This page-turner pulls no emotional punches; readers should find Impulse (2007) first, because this is a sequel at heart, and knowing the prior work in advance adds crucial layers of meaning. (author's note) (Fiction. 13-17)"
While not razor-edged like her previous work, Hopkins' portrait of four 12th-graders who are expected to be perfect will nonetheless keep teens up all night reading. Read full book review >

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GLASS by Ellen Hopkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Hypnotically sad, with a realistic lack of closure. (Fiction. YA)"
Kristina continues to dance with the monster of crystal methamphetamine, her fragmented emotions and cloudy denial displayed keenly by Hopkins's shards of free verse. Read full book review >

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FALLOUT by Ellen Hopkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"This loosely reality-based conclusion (Hopkins's daughter is the real 'Kristina,' but her actual kids are much younger) will heartily satisfy series fans despite gratuitous emphasis on the bestseller-driven fame of the author's fictionalized alter ego. (author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
Crank (2004) and Glass (2007) readers will relish this look at Kristina's three oldest children, now teenagers, all conceived in the chaos of crystal-meth addiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 14, 2008

"A novel that asks what torture is, how far it can go and why society allows it as a means to an end."
Former Army intelligence officer John Powers, back in the States from Iraq, is arrested after a vigilante campaign to rid his neighborhood of drugs and undergoes a series of brutal interrogations in this nihilistic screed set in the near future. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"Nevertheless, Hopkins's research adds considerably to the history of modern American welfare policy. (7 b&w photos, not seen)"
A scholarly biography of one of the great American policy makers and innovators of the 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2000

"The first book anyone should read this year about early Christianity."
With dazzling panache, Cambridge don Hopkins takes on one of the most intriguing questions of ancient history: how did Christianity, an obscure new faith whose leader was dead, triumph in the Roman empire? Read full book review >

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THE LIZARD KING by Jerry Hopkins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"For the cover price, you could get a couple CDs of the real thing—but buy the book if you're a true believer. (Two eight- page photo inserts—not seen.)"
Highly slanted but involving bio of Jim Morrison. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The road to world peace will be long and difficult, but Hopkins helps lead the way with this landmark book. (10 b&w photos)"
Nine Nobel laureates from world's hot spots share practical strategies for defusing major tragedies. Read full book review >

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TRIANGLES by Ellen Hopkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"The sins of the mothers—and their friends—come to visit the daughters in this overblown weepy."
Sex, motherhood and relationships bring three friends together and tear them apart in a melodrama told entirely in verse. Read full book review >