Search Results: "Michelle Orange"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS RUNNING FOR YOUR LIFE by Michelle Orange
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An intriguingly different take on today's culture."
Film critic and essayist Orange (The Sicily Papers, 2006) situates this collection of new and previously published pieces around her thoughts on leaving "the Next Generation," which she "had unwittingly been a part of for two decades." Read full book review >

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COMING HOME TO JERUSALEM by Wendy Orange
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2000

"A desultory, episodic, and most unsatisfying peek at contemporary Israel."
A rather predictable Cook's Tour of the Holy Land. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"Intriguing tale from the boom, though one hardly optimistic on globalization's wisdom."
Densely rendered account of a onetime French bureaucrat's ill-starred media and utilities conglomerate. Read full book review >

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THE CARE AND FEEDING OF A PET BLACK HOLE by Michelle Cuevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An original tale of family love, scientific passion, and a truly epic journey of self-discovery. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Instead of a lost kitten, 11-year-old Stella "Bug" Rodriguez rescues a black hole she names Larry ("short for Singularity, which I'd read is a place of infinite gravity at the heart of a black hole"). Read full book review >

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SHE WANTS REVENGE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto

Cover Story: Picture to Burn
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Worlds Colliding
Bonus Factors:
 Cannibals, Prostheses
Relationship Status: Dating Outside of Comfort Zone—and Succeeding

 

Cover Story: Picture to Burn

The typeface is swanky, the tagline is all kinds of great, and the blood splatter ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PLAYLIST FOR THE DEAD by Michelle Falkoff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A mixed bag that delights slightly more than disappoints. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When his best friend leaves behind a mysterious playlist in lieu of a proper suicide note, Sam is left with dozens of questions and only a handful of songs as clues. Read full book review >

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SIXTEENTH SUMMER by Michelle Dalton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"No new literary ground is broken here, but readers seeking a sweet story of first love will sigh appreciatively. (Romance. 11-14)"
Love blossoms between a summer boy and a local girl in a chaste romance set on the foggy coast of Maine. Read full book review >

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DEAD AIR by Michelle Schusterman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A promising series opener for fans of the paranormal. (Suspense. 10-13)"
Thirteen-year-old Kat doesn't believe in ghosts, but she might change her mind as she accompanies her dad while he films a TV show on the paranormal. Read full book review >

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I HEART BAND by Michelle Schusterman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"A cacophony of the emotional bumps of early adolescence that also perfectly captures the merits of band programs, this effort should appeal even to middle school girls who aren't already musicians. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Slightly driven seventh-grader Holly is a serious band geek, through and through. Read full book review >

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THE BURNING SHADOW by Michelle Paver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2014

"Well-crafted historical adventure. (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
Bronze Age Greece is a dangerous place, filled with angry spirits, vengeful warriors and uncertain alliances. Hylas, a young goatherd and Outsider, must navigate this mysterious world as he searches for his missing younger sister, Issi. Read full book review >

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THE MOURNING EMPORIUM by Michelle Lovric
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"This steampunk-ish tome—rife with Victorian bilge water and colossal squid gore—will best serve those who enjoyed the first. (author's note; 'What's Real and What's Made Up?') (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After thwarting the supernaturally malevolent Bajamonte Tiepolo's plan for Venice's annihilation in The Undrowned Child (2011), Teodora and her friend Lorenzo again find themselves, and the city, targets of destruction. Read full book review >