Search Results: "Mikael Ali Larsson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PARTY THIEF by Mikael Ali  Larsson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"Tap-happy toddlers may enjoy working the sound effects, but even they will likely lose interest after a few moments. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A slapdash digital mini-mystery lacks a visible text or even relevant interactive effects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ETHAN I WAS BEFORE by Ali Standish
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"This is the sort of melodramatic story that relies on the characters never telling each other the whole truth; add that to being yet another book about a tragic medical situation for a miss. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A grieving boy befriends an unconventional girl in a small Southern town in Standish's debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAINTS AND MISFITS by S.K. Ali
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"This quiet read builds to a satisfying conclusion; readers will be glad to make space in their hearts—and bookshelves—for Janna Yusuf. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Janna Yusuf has two major problems: the boy who assaults her at her friend's party is well-respected in the local Muslim community, and now the boy from school she's been crushing on likes her back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATIVE BELIEVER by Ali Eteraz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A provocative and very funny exploration of Muslim identity in America today."
A secular Muslim searches for his place in America in this biting satire from first-time novelist Eteraz (Falsipedies and Fibsiennes, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ACCIDENTAL by Ali Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"It's not so much about the story as it is about the virtuosity of the telling."
Dazzling wordplay and abundant imagination invigorate a tale of lives interrupted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPILY ALI AFTER by Ali Wentworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015

"Though the oddly unfulfilled premise remains a bungle, Wentworth charms her way to safety with her endearing reflections."
Facing her 50th birthday, Wentworth (Ali in Wonderland, 2012, etc.) embarks on an inspirational quest to self-betterment as she reflects on teachable moments from her life.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WISH MAKER by Ali Sethi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"Commendably ambitious, but this young Pakistani author has bitten off more than he can chew."
A dysfunctional family mirrors a dysfunctional nation in Sethi's unfocused debut. Read full book review >

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ALI IN WONDERLAND by Ali Wentworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"A smart, often-funny memoir."
Comedienne Wentworth revisits her privileged and precocious early years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD ME BAD ME by Ali Land
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Sly, unsettling, and impossible to put down."
Land asks if we are doomed to repeat the sins of our fathers—or, in this case, mothers—in her assured, creepy debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR BIG CITY by Ali Mitgutsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A short set of visual puzzles, closer in overall complexity to Richard Scarry than Where's Waldo. (iPad seek-and-find app. 3-5)"
A pioneer of the "busy, busy crowd scene" style of illustration slips into the digital domain with tablet versions of several classic titles—including this low-key but involving example. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST by Stieg Larsson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 27, 2010

"Patented Larsson, meaning fast-paced enough to make those Jason Bourne films seem like Regency dramas."
Lisbeth Salander is in big trouble. Again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Readers will come away feeling inspired by Rawl's work as an HIV/AIDS speaker and anti-bullying advocate. (author's note, further resources) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Rawl's journey from secrecy to acceptance thanks to her friends and family makes for a compelling memoir. Read full book review >