Search Results: "Meg Rosoff"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'AWAKEN' ME UP BEFORE YOU GO-GO
by Mandy Wan

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Awaken (Abandon Book 3) by Meg Cabot

Cover Story: At Least It Matches?

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Straight Up with a Twist

Bonus Factors: Scoobies, The Real World

Relationship Status: An Amicable Post-Graduation Breakup

 

Cover Story: At Least It Matches?

I'm not a huge fan of the previous covers ...


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WRITING TO REACH YOU
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

Cover Story: Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Eventually
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Stark & Stirring
Bonus Factors: Sylvia Plath, English Class, Mysterious Loner Dude
Relationship Status: Serious

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

Given that Meg Wolitzer is an author of adult fiction, it makes sense that her first foray into YA comes ...


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FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF A MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCESS by Meg Cabot
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"A sweet fantasy, both funny and highly satisfying. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Olivia's middle school worries get a lot easier when she gets the surprise of a lifetime. Read full book review >