Search Results: "Lauren Oliver"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FEARSOME FIREBIRD by Lauren Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Continued reliance on formula makes this third outing too much like the first two. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Set in the 1930s, this third book of the Curiosity House series continues to follow four orphans who are performers and residents of Dumfrey's Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCREAMING STATUE by Lauren Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Strained and derivative, without sufficient depth to compensate. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Sam, Thomas, Max, and Pippa are in danger of losing the only home they've ever known, in Depression-era New York City. Read full book review >

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Panic by Lauren Oliver

 

Cover Story: WTF
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Masterful
Bonus Factor: Tournament
Anti-Bonus Factors: Reader Superiority, Patty Chase Award For Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: I'll Split The Reward With You

Cover Story: WTF

This cover might make sense if, say, the book was ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IT WASN'T ME by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Want to SEE a GOOD Book? Read this one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Hueys are back, and this time they're testy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS MOOSE BELONGS TO ME by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Pet lovers and nature lovers alike will enjoy this offbeat and entertaining tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Moose are not necessarily the best pets—except when it really matters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED ZONE by Oliver Poole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"There's little good news, but Poole offers an insightful, sympathetic foreigner's perspective on America's misadventures in Iraq."
Discouraging but observant Iraq memoir from an embedded British journalist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE PASTURES by Mary Oliver
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Newcomers would be better served by reading her poetry instead."
In 15 short prose pieces Pulitzer prizewinning poet Oliver entertains her ``sustaining passions'': love for the natural world and for literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A worthy companion to Rick Atkinson's outstanding In the Company of Soldiers (p. 115)."
A frontline memoir by Daily Telegraph correspondent Poole, the sole UK journalist to be embedded with American forces in the Iraq campaign. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN AMERICAN CADDIE IN ST. ANDREWS by Oliver Horovitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2013

"Not everyone can get to St. Andrews, but with Horovitz's memoir, they can get somewhat of an insider's view."
The experiences of an American caddie at golf's most sacred locale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WEREWOLF OF BAMBERG by Oliver Pötzsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Occasionally ham-fisted, but good fun overall."
Someone or something is chomping on the good burgers of Bamberg, and it's up to executioner-turned-detective Jakob Kuisl to figure out the whys and wherefores. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRATITUDE by Oliver Sacks
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"If that promise of clarity is what awaits us all, then death doesn't seem so awful, and that is a great gift from Sacks. A fitting, lovely farewell."
Valediction from the late neurologist and writer Sacks (On the Move: A Life, 2015, etc.).Read full book review >