Search Results: "Michelle Gagnon"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for preteens and teens, a surefire hit. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Teenage hackers Noa and Peter band together for vengeance and discover an inconceivable conspiracy. Read full book review >

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DON'T LOOK NOW by Michelle Gagnon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Worth it to get fans from here to there; not of much interest as a stand-alone. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Hackers Noa and Peter step up their undercover battles against pharmaceutical giant Pike & Dolan as danger escalates for them both (Don't Turn Around, 2012). Read full book review >

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UNEARTHLY THINGS by Michelle Gagnon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 11, 2017

"Jane Eyre has inspired retellings from literary gems to pallid retreads; Gagnon's version stands up to the competition, slyly toying with readers' expectation to surprising, entertaining effect. (Suspense. 12-16)"
Newly orphaned Janie Mason moves from the Hawaii she loves to a chilly mansion in San Francisco, home of the strangers her parents named as her legal guardians: the Rochesters. Read full book review >

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DON'T LET GO by Michelle Gagnon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Not to be read without its predecessors but not to be missed, either. (Thriller.12-16)"
Can hackers Noa and Peter survive long enough to take down evil pharmaceutical magnate Charles Pike? Read full book review >

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STRANGELETS by Michelle Gagnon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 9, 2013

"Takes some suspension of disbelief (especially for science lovers) but a fun ride. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Three very different teens on the edge of death get firsthand experience of the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics. Read full book review >

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MICHELLE OBAMA by Peter Slevin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Slevin delivers a somewhat fawning portrait, but when necessary, he is willing to criticize and reveal his subject's missteps."
A Chicago-based journalist probes the fortunate yet humble upbringing of the first lady and, in a tedious refrain, her effective blackness. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"While writing about the first lady, most of these perceptive essayists are also writing about themselves and their country, showing the shifts in perception and possibility that she has helped inspire."
A collection of essays that genuflect before a first lady like no other. Read full book review >

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MICHELLE CARTLIDGE'S BOOK OF WORDS by Michelle Cartlidge
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The only surprises here are disappointing. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
In this standard word book from Cartlidge (A Mouses's Diary, 1982, etc.), a family of mice are followed through some typical events: getting dressed, going to school, shopping, attending a birthday party for Brother Mouse. Read full book review >

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#FAMOUS by Jilly Gagnon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A missed opportunity. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A viral photo throws two teenagers' lives into chaos. Read full book review >

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WARRIORS IN EDEN by Mariano Gagnon
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"A moderately gripping story of a modern-day hero, despite the warts. (Photos)"
A Franciscan missionary battles drug-runners and Shining Path terrorists on behalf of Peruvian Indians: a story competently told with the help of the Hoffers, specialists in coauthoring tales of Third World trauma (Midnight Express, Not Without My Daughter). Read full book review >

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BLESSED ARE YOU by Michelle Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 1993

"These vigorously limned, unabashedly homely kids might be cousins of the ones in Edwards's Alef-bet (1992); again, the bright, harmonious colors and the warmth and energy of the design bespeak a productive, loving, and devout family. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 2-8)"
Thirteen brief prayers in Edwards's translations, which she uses with her own children, plus the original Hebrew and a transliteration, all appearing on versos elaborately bordered with a vine-like motif that echoes the Hebrew script and also incorporates appropriate symbols—e.g., for the prayer beginning, ``God, grant us peace and goodness,'' Edwards includes a dove, a rainbow, and a menorah. Read full book review >