Search Results: "Michael Harmon"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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SKATE by Michael Harmon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"A marvelous debut. (Fiction. YA)"
This remarkable first novel features a rebellious, smart outcast who's battling life as he struggles to take care of his little brother. Read full book review >

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THE LAST EXIT TO NORMAL by Michael Harmon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 11, 2008

"Predictably, Ben comes to like Montana, but this story takes funny twists and poignant turns through the backwoods. (Fiction. YA)"
Spiky-haired skater Ben Campbell moves with his gay dads to rural Montana, where he finds animal carcasses, trucks, a cute farm girl and a troubled kid next door. Read full book review >

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BRUTAL by Michael Harmon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 10, 2009

"Still, strong medicine with a strong message. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An angry 16-year-old shakes up her school when she challenges its social order. Read full book review >

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STICK by Michael Harmon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Engaging and uplifting. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In this new football novel, a nerdy superhero and a clueless sports star demonstrate that all the play-by-play that really matters is mostly off the field. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BRIDGE by Michael Harmon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"While the swearing, sex and drug use proclaim this an issues book for older teens, the heart is very much in the after-school-special camp, with a satisfying resolution never in doubt. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Tate's crew are all skateboarders, but it's his little brother Indy who has the talent—and also a taste for drugs and rebelling against their straight-laced dad. Read full book review >

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THE CHAMBER OF FIVE by Michael Harmon
FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"With a cast of mostly unlikable characters, this novel of privilege and corruption proves uninspiring. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
As the son of a U.S. Congressman, 17-year-old Jason Weatherby knows all about power and influence. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL COLLINS by James Mackay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Despite minor shortcomings, this is the best life of Collins now available, published just in time to coincide with Neil Jordan's film Michael Collins, with Liam Neeson in the lead role."
A stirring, comprehensive life of the great Irish patriot. ``If you think you understand what's going on, you're just confused,'' says a graffito current in Belfast. Read full book review >

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CODY HARMON, KING OF PETS by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Another winner from Mills, equally well suited to reading aloud and independent reading. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When Franklin School principal Mr. Boone announces a pet-show fundraiser, white third-grader Cody—whose lack of skill and interest in academics is matched by keen enthusiasm for and knowledge of animals—discovers his time to shine. Read full book review >

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CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >