Search Results: "Keren David"


BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER LIFE by Keren David
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"The story is becoming a bit played out, though, and this will not likely win new readers. (Adventure. 12 & up)"
The sequel to When I Was Joe (2010) and Almost True (2011) finds Ty Lewis being tried on two counts of carrying an offensive weapon. Read full book review >

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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2012

"Tart, funny and fast-moving, with a touch of rueful realism and a lot of heart. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Lia Latimer is more than ready to take her future in her own hands when she wins £8 million in the lottery. She'll drop out of school, buy a flat, leave her annoying family behind. What could go wrong? Read full book review >

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ALMOST TRUE by Keren David
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2011

"Framing the typical adolescent search for identity within the travails of a threatened witness—who may well be lying about various parts of his story or who may just be confused—makes for a high-octane survival tale. (Adventure. YA)"
In this sequel to When I Was Joe (2010), "Joe" (formerly Tyler, now Jake) continues to make bad decisions based on his very partial understanding of his own past even as he tries hard to escape the present. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS JOE by Keren David
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"However, if teens can move past these speed bumps, they'll find a complex, engaging read about a boy starting a new life by escaping his past. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
When 14-year-old Ty witnesses a brutal murder involving neighborhood thugs, he and his mom are put into a witness-protection program in a small town far away from their East London home. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

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DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

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DAVID LYNCH by Dennis Lim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A streamlined and breezily engaging—but impressively rigorous—evaluation of a unique film talent; essential reading for fans of Lynch and the immersive, elusive worlds he creates."
The director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center delivers a short, sharp reckoning with the dangerous visions of celebrated filmmaker David Lynch. Read full book review >

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DAVID HOCKNEY by Christopher Simon Sykes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"A personal, lively look at this extraordinary artist's career. Readers will eagerly await the second volume."
First volume of an intimate, vivid biography of the ever-evolving English artist. Read full book review >

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DAVID CROCKETT by III Groneman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A small survey of many virtues; it holds to the middle ground between hagiography and debunking, making allowances for Crockett's lapses into bad behavior while highlighting his better qualities."
Hero or opportunist? Rebel or terrorist? Did he even own a coonskin cap? Davy Crockett was an enigma in his own age—and certainly the right man in the wrong place at the wrong time. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Chalk one up for the Philistines."
A biographical narrative, in which lawyer, journalist, and amateur Bible student Kirsch (Moses, 1998) aims to strip away the pious gloss that later editors have allegedly added to the Bible. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >