Search Results: "Michael Harmon"


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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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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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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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YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"A weird, witty, endlessly entertaining compendium for the budding pop-culture aficionado. (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
For anyone who has ever felt the slightest bit deficient in their pop-culture expertise, here is the ultimate guide, guaranteed to fill any void. Read full book review >

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THE GENIE WHO HAD WISHES OF HIS OWN by Margaret Harmon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2013

"A fresh take on a timeless storytelling genre."
Harmon (The Man Who Learned to Walk in Shoes That Pinch, 1993), in her latest collection of fables, tackles 21st-century vices. Read full book review >

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CRABS IN A BARREL by Byron Harmon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2006

"Stick with Lord of the Flies."
A lackluster novel about a storm and a shipwreck, from Harmon (Mistakes Men Make, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2016

A debut book offers a faithful exploration of the Creation story in light of the scientific age. Read full book review >

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HISTORY OF COLD SEASONS by Joshua Harmon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A mixed bag of experimental writing and rural fables mostly aimed at readers who frequent the high-end literary journals on a regular basis."
A dozen stories that mash up poetic, dreamlike observations with the caustic, inbred hardiness of New Englanders. Read full book review >