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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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2013

"Perhaps it's time to chime in on her rallying cry: 'Boycott dinosaur lunch boxes! No more dinosaur books at story time!' As if—but she makes a strong case. (iPad informational app. 6-8)"
For children (and grown-ups) who are sick of dinos, dinos, dinos 24/7, here's a plea from "Meg Atherium" to remember the giant prehistoric mammals. Read full book review >