Search Results: "Neal Shusterman"


BOOK REVIEW

UNBOUND by Neal Shusterman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A competently produced set of stories that will send fans over the moon and swiftly intrigue newcomers. (Dystopia. 12-16)"
The Unwind world is thoroughly explored in this companion piece. Read full book review >

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ANTSY DOES TIME by Neal Shusterman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Silliness balances out the maudlin, keeping Antsy's story from either bathos or antic excess. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Antsy Bonano of The Schwa Was Here (2004) continues his trend of befriending boys named after vowel sounds and diacritics, when he strikes up a strange relationship with classmate Gunnar Ümlaut. Read full book review >

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EVERWILD by Neal Shusterman
FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"A fascinating read penned by an expert hand. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Everlost is where children go when they die, if they miss their chance to go into the light or are just not ready to transition into the hereafter. Read full book review >

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THE SCHWA WAS HERE by Neal Shusterman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The presence of stock characters and subplots doesn't detract from the cleverness and humor of this tall tale. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Calvin Schwa is special, see? Read full book review >

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UNDIVIDED by Neal Shusterman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Everything culminates in an action-packed, heart-wrenching conclusion guaranteed to chill readers to the bone. (Dystopian adventure. 12-15)"
The grisly conclusion to the Unwind Dystology. Read full book review >

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SHIP OUT OF LUCK by Neal Shusterman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2013

"Nevertheless, a highly enjoyable ride. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Teenager Antsy Bonano gets into an amazing amount of trouble while spending a week on a luxurious Caribbean cruise ship in this agreeable companion to The Schwa Was Here (2004). Read full book review >

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EVERFOUND by Neal Shusterman
FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"Rich in detail, with exceptional characterization and shot through with unexpected (and very necessary) humor, this is an engrossing and thoroughly satisfying ending to a unique saga of life after death. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Shusterman ends his provocative trilogy with a rock-solid adventure that manages to examine deep questions of faith and morality. Read full book review >

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DOWNSIDERS by Neal Shusterman
Released: June 1, 1999

"Urban readers, at least, will be checking the storm drains for peering faces in the wake of this cleverly envisioned romp. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Shusterman (The Dark Side of Nowhere, 1997, etc.) twines suspense and satire through this ingenious tale of a secret community living deep beneath the streets of New York City. Read full book review >

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CHALLENGER DEEP by Neal Shusterman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"An adventure in perspective as well as plot, this unusual foray into schizophrenia should leave readers with a deeper understanding of the condition. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Fantasy becomes reality in an exploration of mental illness based partly on the experiences of the author's son, who is also the book's illustrator. Read full book review >

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TESLA'S ATTIC by Neal Shusterman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A wild tale in the spirit of Back to the Future, with a hint of Malamud's The Natural tossed in. (Science fiction. 8-14)"
In Book 1 of the Accelerati Trilogy, Nick Slate cleans out his attic, holds a garage sale and changes "the very course of human existence." Read full book review >

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UNWIND by Neal Shusterman
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"As with classics such as 1984 and Fahrenheit 451, one can only hope that this vision of the future never becomes reality. (Science fiction. YA)"
Shusterman's Everlost (2006) dealt with death and children with a sense of innocence, redemption and even humor. Read full book review >

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BRUISER by Neal Shusterman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2010

"Once again, Shusterman spins a fantastic tale that sheds light on everyday life. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Shusterman's latest is an unlikely love story. Read full book review >