Search Results: "Lex Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SAINTS by Lex Thomas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2013

"Implausible, poorly written trash that, most damningly, bores. (Science fiction. 16-18)"
A slapdash continuation of the story of a high school in quarantine that started in The Loners (2012). Read full book review >

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THE BURNOUTS by Lex Thomas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 22, 2014

"By far, the fastest and funniest of the series. (Science fiction. 16-18)"
The final installment of Thomas' gross-out Quarantine series. Read full book review >

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THE LONERS by Lex Thomas
Released: April 24, 2012

"At least this battle for survival has gore going for it. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Lawlessness and violence erupt in a quarantined high school. Read full book review >

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THE GIANT by Lex Thomas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Quarantine this pointless book. (Science fiction. 16-18)"
The story of a supporting character from the first novel in the Quarantine series adds a fourth book to the trilogy. Read full book review >

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BATTLE OF THE BISMARCK SEA by Lex McAulay
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"Nonetheless, the inherent drama of the story makes for compelling reading about an important and oft-neglected naval engagement. (Twenty-four pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Here, McAulay (Where the Buffalo Fight, 1987 paperback), a retired Australian officer, presents an arresting account of one of the decisive naval battles of WW II, and, despite somewhat awkward narration, does a good job of analyzing the human and strategic factors underlying this crucial Allied victory. Read full book review >

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MACAULEY'S THUMB by Lex Williford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 1994

"A writer to watch."
An impressive and highly readable debut from the co-winner of the 1993 Iowa Short Fiction Award (see Manfredi, above). Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GREAT SWAN by Lex Hixon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 30, 1992

A remarkable portrait of a most remarkable spiritual teacher. Read full book review >

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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RHYMING DUST BUNNIES by Jan Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Put away your cleaning supplies for a little messy fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This dynamic quartet of dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, Ted and Bob, have quite the flair for rhyming words—except for anxious Bob, who is wisely more concerned about their perilous surroundings. Read full book review >