Search Results: "Megan Kelley Hall"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A potentially useful resource for counselors and teachers. (Nonfiction. 12-17)"
Seventy authors for children and young adults talk of their relationship to bullying in lists, free verse and comics but primarily in bland prose. Read full book review >

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DAEMON HALL by Andrew Nance
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"An unexpectedly optimistic ending concludes this gentle horror tale. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Famous author Ian Tremblin has chosen five teenagers to spend the night in his haunted mansion. Read full book review >

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GOODY HALL by Natalie Babbitt
Released: April 15, 1971

"Another Delicious blend of style, wit and adventure."
A distinguished children's author has concocted a juvenile Gothic that is less a take-off than an affectionate dalliance with the convention. Read full book review >

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DEADLIGHT HALL by Sarah Rayne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2015

"Michael and Nell's fifth thriller is skillfully structured and packed with suspense."
Ghosts from World War II haunt a Victorian mansion. Read full book review >

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CAVENDON HALL by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Not even the Great War can jar this novel out of its stalwart complacency."
Life—and melodrama—upstairs and downstairs at a Yorkshire stately home, as World War I nears. Read full book review >

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INDEPENDENCE HALL by Roland Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"An interactive website is scheduled to launch with the book's release. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old "Q," or Quest, is at a life-changing moment. Read full book review >

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HARMONY HALL by Ric McGee
Released: March 27, 2006

"A touching portrait that masterfully depicts an unpleasant reality of life."
A mother and daughter's journey to come to terms with the aging process, aided by a colorful cast of characters at a remarkable retirement home. Read full book review >

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WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Masterfully written and researched but likely to appeal mainly to devotees of all things Tudor."
Exhaustive examination of the circumstances surrounding Henry VIII's schism-inducing marriage to Anne Boleyn. Read full book review >

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ARSENIO HALL by Norman King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 1993

"MPSLUGMISTER Stardust battles bad vibes from the critics and wins the moon. (Photos—not seen.)"
Another centimeter-deep celebio from King (Madonna, 1991; Everybody Loves Oprah!, 1987, etc.), and one with no research acknowledgements, pointing up King's failure to land an interview with Hall or anyone close to him. Read full book review >

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DANCE HALL by David Pietrusza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2014

"A prison story that plays more softball than hardball."
A small-time criminal becomes the star of the prison baseball team in this historical novel inspired by true stories about Sing Sing in the 1930s. Read full book review >

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HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 2, 2010

"In spite of some clichéd, Dan Brown-influenced business with the top-secret Prodigium hunters L'Occhio di Dio, the snappy one-liners, loyal friendships and burgeoning romance will delight fans of Rosemary Clement-Moore's Maggie Quinn series. (Fantasy. YA)"
Veronica Mars meets Percy Jackson and the Olympians in an appealing, if not groundbreaking, series opener. Read full book review >

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BELLFIELD HALL by Anna Dean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"A classic English country-house whodunit with a Regency setting that will delight Austen fans and mystery connoisseurs alike."
If Jane Austen had written Miss Marple, she would have been Dido Kent, the inquisitive spinster of Dean's American debut, first published in England as A Moment of Silence (2008). Read full book review >