Search Results: "Nic Sheff"


BOOK REVIEW

SCHIZO by Nic Sheff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Given the grim reality of medical management of schizophrenia (and the bleakness of depictions of it in teen fiction), the cautious optimism of Miles' life is most welcome. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A teen with schizophrenia is getting better—isn't he? Read full book review >

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WE ALL FALL DOWN by Nic Sheff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 5, 2011

"It's painfully honest—but also painful to read, likely guaranteeing avid teen interest. (Memoir. 15 & up)"
In a raw, honest and expletive-ridden narrative, 23-year-old Sheff effectively chronicles the ups and downs of trying to overcome his methamphetamine addiction and pull his life together. Read full book review >

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HEALTH
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"A raw, directionless search for the truth. (For his father's side of the story, see Beautiful Boy, 2007) (Nonfiction. YA)"
In the publisher's second (and lesser) recent drug memoir, golden-boy-to-be Sheff recounts his descent from casual drinking and pot smoking as a teenager to heroin, cocaine and crystal-meth abuse in his early 20s. Read full book review >

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HARMONY HOUSE by Nic Sheff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"A solid and quite frightening tale of the supernatural. (Horror. 12-18)"
A girl dominated by her fanatically religious father tries to escape when he confines her inside a haunted house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACKYARD DETECTIVE by Nic Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"With four kinds of spiders, five kinds of ants, and seven different butterflies, there is plenty here to keep young and adult viewers engaged and challenged. (Nonfiction. 5-11)"
The talented photo-illustrator (Digging for Bird Dinosaurs, 2000, etc.) examines 125 backyard creatures, mostly insects, photographed life-sized and described in a detailed text. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN DAY by Nic Bishop
by Nic Bishop, photographed by Nic Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"The family dynamic may seem familiar to many young readers and listeners—and the regurgitation bit should stimulate some lively audience response. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Close-up color photos invite viewers to join a family of rockhopper penguins on its daily round. Read full book review >

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GIRLS by Nic Kelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Troublesome erotica much less meaningful than it makes itself out to be."
Power-mad men explain why they thank heaven for little girls. Read full book review >

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CHAMELEON, CHAMELEON by Joy Cowley
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"The book's real success, as with its predecessor's, lies in the way words and pictures come together to deliver a satisfying nonfiction adventure for very young children. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-7)"
In a lush companion to Red-Eyed Tree Frog (1999), a brilliant blue-and-green panther chameleon runs out of food in his tree and descends to the forest floor in search of a more populated hunting ground. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIC BISHOP FROGS by Nic Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A chatty author's note gives insight into both Bishop's enthusiasm and the painstaking techniques behind the spectacular images; a glossary and index complete the superlative whole. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Gliding frogs, glass frogs, growling grass frogs—who knew there were so many frogs in the world? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2002

"Solid business-reporting skills, backed by wide access to key players, make this an especially useful case study for would-be China hands."
A speculative account of the electronic age that is dawning in China—one that, the author suggests, may soon bring both wealth and democracy to the world's most populous nation. Read full book review >

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CLEAN by David Sheff
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"Intelligent and thought-provoking views into the complexities of addiction and recovery."
An enterprising treatise on drug abuse and addiction intervention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN EVERY WAY by Nic Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Brown crafts a complicated tale of moral ambiguity about a woman who couldn't say goodbye to her baby after the paperwork was signed."
A teenage mother disregards the ethics of adoption in Brown's (Doubles, 2010, etc.) challenging new novel.Read full book review >