Search Results: "Megan Thomason"


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DAYNIGHT by Megan Thomason
Released: Nov. 26, 2012

"Sure to win over YA readers looking for a dangerous, dystopian adventure story balanced by emotion."
A sci-fi adventure with a sweet YA love story at its center. Read full book review >

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MOONRUNNER by Mark Thomason
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Horse lovers will gulp this down, but for most the ride will be a walk instead of a gallop. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's the 1890s, and Casey and his family have just moved to the Australian outback from Montana. Read full book review >

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12.21 by Dustin Thomason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A winning book."
Thomason (The Rule of Four, 2004) delivers a fast-moving tale that weaves ancient Mayan predictions of the end of the world with modern science. Read full book review >

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THE RULE OF FOUR by Ian Caldwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2004

"Scholarship as romance: intricate, erudite, and intensely pleasurable."
A Renaissance mystery rattles the lives of four Princeton roommates—in an astonishingly good debut by a young team of writers who have put their expensive educations to much better use than classmates who keep screwing up governments. Read full book review >

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GROUNDED by Megan Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Readers will be eager for more episodes of the intrepid team of Rapunzel and Jack. (map) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
"Stop calling her that witch. She's Witch," Rapunzel insists; she enjoys her easy life in a tower—and Witch's frequent, apparently loving, visits—until Jack Beanstalker tricks Rapunzel into leaving. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Jessica's take on junior high may be superficial, but she brings readers on a funny ride, even if many—perhaps even most—of her problems are not resolved by the end, setting up the next in the series, as expected. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Starting with Sloppy Firsts (2001), McCafferty explored the later teen and early 20s years of angst-ridden Jessica Darling in a five-book series. In this start to a new series, Jessica comes back for younger readers as an angst-ridden (of course) seventh-grader. Read full book review >

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THUMPED by Megan McCafferty
Released: April 24, 2012

"A sparkling, imaginative romp that is nevertheless plenty provocative. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
This breezy and intriguing near-time dystopia concludes with the much-anticipated birth that was bought and paid for in the first installment, Bumped (2011). Read full book review >

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GIVE UP THE GHOST by Megan Crewe
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Crewe's first effort will make readers wonder what else she's got up her sleeve. (Paranormal. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old Cass McKenna has been an outcast since junior high, and she's just fine with that, thanks. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF TRUTH & BEAUTY by Megan Frazer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 7, 2009

"The clean, mellow prose does better with setting and interpersonal relationships than on its attempted principles. (Fiction. YA)"
Pain and sweetness mingle in this enjoyable coming-of-age tale with a wonderful sense of place but muddled ideology. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"An excellent debut. (Fiction. 11-15)"
From the author of a number of beautifully written picture books (The Potato Man, 1991), a first novel about a seventh- grader trying to deal with her father's depression. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A solid account of the life and times of a family that was indeed magnificent."
In her debut, Chicago journalist McKinney, "an expert on historic Chicago families," offers an exhaustive account of four generations of madness, addiction, adultery and newspaper-publishing genius. Read full book review >