Search Results: "M.G. Higgins"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SOLDIER by M.G. Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A slim volume, filled to the brim. (Fiction. 7-11)"
In a village torn apart by war, 12-year-old Leyla makes a very brave choice. Read full book review >

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OFFSIDE by M.G. Higgins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"Higgins' briskly paced tale, skillfully alternating the drama with the sports, will capture readers' attention. (Fiction. 12-18)"
As a soccer player, student and frequent baby sitter, Faith feels beset with responsibilities. Read full book review >

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BI-NORMAL by M.G. Higgins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"A welcome addition to the still-small field of teen books about bisexual characters. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In a short but nonetheless expressive coming-out story, a teen football player with a girlfriend discovers he has feelings for another boy. Read full book review >

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FALLING OUT OF PLACE by M.G. Higgins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A many-layered tale, simply told. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Unusually expressive for its simple vocabulary, the latest from the Gravel Road series sees high schooler Gabby Herrera coping with depression, strict parents and her own impulsive decision-making. Read full book review >

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EMANCIPATED by M.G. Reyes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 12, 2015

"Enjoyably gossipy at times, but it takes some patience. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A group of emancipated minors, many hiding secrets, share a house in LA's Venice Beach. Read full book review >

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AMRIIKA by M.G. Vassanji
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2001

"Vassanji is a gifted writer who has produced and will again produce better work."
This earnest and intelligent novel, the fourth from the Indian-born author (now resident in Canada) of The Book of Secrets (1996), sedulously charts an Asian-African immigrant's experience of three decades of recent American history. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER BOY by M.G. Hennessey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"This is the story with a triumphant-but-realistic ending that trans kids haven't had enough of. It's challenging but not tragic, and it ends with bright, beautiful hope. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Shane Woods is seriously into baseball, video games, the graphic novel he's drawing, and a redheaded classmate named Madeline. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE CITY by M.G. Harris
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2010

"A gee-whiz website, secret (crackable) alphabet and vigorous hand-selling might help this find an audience among patient thriller seekers. (Adventure. 12-14)"
British-Mexican 13-year-old Josh Garcia has always been a fan of UFOs and conspiracy theories, but he never thought he'd find himself actually mixed up with both. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Light reading most likely to appeal to star-struck fans of People magazine."
A chatty, name-dropping little work based on the notion that actors are, or become, the characters they portray in film and on stage. Read full book review >

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THE ASSASSIN’S SONG by M.G. Vassanji
Released: Aug. 24, 2007

"Another fine, though imperfect novel from an intelligent and inventive storyteller."
An ambitious young man travels far from his homeland, family and a burdensome ancestral obligation in the native Indian (now Canadian) author's lyrical sixth novel. Read full book review >

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NO NEW LAND by M.G. Vassanji
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1995

"Clear-eyed, sympathetic, and absorbing."
An intimate portrait of the Indian community in Toronto from Vassanji (Uhuru Street, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Certainly of interest to aerospace fans, Cold War buffs, and conspiracy theorists, but possibly also right for the iconoclastic bookish young woman."
The daughter of an aerospace engineer tells occasionally scandalous personal stories about the geniuses who engineered the space race, while coming to terms with her father's detachment from her life. Read full book review >