Search Results: "Meg Rosoff"


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MEG by Steve Alten
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"Weightless characters on a choppy sea—but hellishly riveting. (First printing of 250,000; film rights to Disney; Literary Guild main selection)"
As Jaws meets Jurassic Park, Meg (short for megladon) brings us a 60-foot, 20-ton prehistoric shark with a nine-foot-wide mouth that is likely to gobble up bestseller lists, as well as reappear in 1998 as a summer blockbuster. Read full book review >

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THERE IS NO DOG by Meg Rosoff
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Irreverent and funny, this book is sure to put off those concerned about blasphemous ideas showing up in teen literature, but it earns its place among the sharpest-witted tours de force of recent memory. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Bad luck for Earth that the job of the Almighty went to a horny, indolent teenager named Bob whose mother, Mona, won it in a poker game. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN UNLEASHED by Meg Rosoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"No bones about it, readers of this charmer are in for a real treat."
Jonathan's dogs are having an existential crisis. Or maybe it's just him. Read full book review >

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JUST IN CASE by Meg Rosoff
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Funny, ironic, magically real; stunning. (Fiction. YA)"
Rosoff examines the idea of fate through minutely observed, concatenated catastrophes and the intersection of exquisitely drawn characters (including a delusional protagonist), in an England-set novel as powerful as her Printz-winning debut, How I Live Now (2004). Read full book review >

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THE BRIDE’S FAREWELL by Meg Rosoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2009

"Fragmented and overloaded with coincidences, but emotionally engaging, treading the line between YA and adult fiction."
Two social outcasts find each other against a background of harsh social circumstances in a sorrowful tale from Carnegie Medal winner Rosoff (What I Was, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOW I LIVE NOW by Meg Rosoff
FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2004

"An epilogue, set six years after the conclusion, while war still lingers, ends Daisy's story on a bittersweet, hopeful note. (Fiction. 12+)"
Manhattanite Daisy, 15, moves to London to stay with an aunt and cousins she's never met. Read full book review >

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WHAT I WAS by Meg Rosoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2008

"Great Expectations meets Death in Venice in this visceral, intensely surprising tale from Rosoff (Just in Case, 2006, etc.)."
An extraordinary account of an obsessive friendship between a prep-school misfit and a beautiful orphan. Read full book review >

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BECK by Mal Peet
Released: April 11, 2017

"Heartbreaking, hopeful, and inspired. (Historical fiction. 14-adult)"
Beck escapes institutional violence and discrimination and mends his spirit through lonely travels across the 1920s Canadian prairie. Read full book review >

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LOVE, MEG by C. Leigh Purtill
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"Flat characters and a plot that seems to meander aimlessly at times keep this from reaching its full potential. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Meg (16) is moving again, following her sister's whims as she pursues first a string of jobs and then a new boyfriend around the country. Read full book review >

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JUMPY JACK & GOOGILY by Meg Rosoff
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A humorous tamer of monsters that will leave everyone saying, 'Phew,' along with Jumpy Jack. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The same duo that created Meet Wild Boars (2005) is back with a tale of two friends proceeding through their day. Read full book review >

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MEET WILD BOARS by Meg Rosoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Shelve this next to Nicole Rubel's Grody's Not So Golden Rules (2003) and like contrarian essays; young readers will be delighted to meet this fearsome foursome, and inspired to look around for their real-life counterparts. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Poster piggies for bad behavior, Boris, Morris, Horace and Doris rampage through this cautionary introduction: "They are dirty and smelly, bad-tempered and rude. Read full book review >

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MISCHIEVOUS MEG by Gerry Bothmer
Released: April 1, 1962

"The delicious goodness in 'bad' little girls comes rollicking through, thanks to the wit and charm of these gleeful episodes."
Mayhem and merriment combine in equal doses and descend on the quiet little village of June Hill, Sweden, whenever mischievous Meg and her devoted follower, baby-sister-Betsy, decide to exercise their potent imaginations. Read full book review >