Search Results: "Nick Lake"


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THERE WILL BE LIES by Nick Lake
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A fine exploration of the power of story itself to heal the unconscious from scars physical and emotional. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Over a period of eight days, 17-year-old Shelby's life is forever changed. Read full book review >

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THE BETRAYAL OF THE LIVING by Nick Lake
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"For the trilogy's fans only. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Meditating after destroying Lord Oda, vampire ninja Taro embarks on a quest to slay a dragon that has been troubling the city of Edo, home of the shogun. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A dark journey well worth taking—engrossing, disturbing, illuminating. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A tale of two Haitis—one modern, one historic—deftly intertwine in a novel for teens and adults. Read full book review >

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BLOOD NINJA by Nick Lake
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The dark cliffhanger leaves room for sequels, which will be appreciated by those vampire fans not inclined to follow more romantic bloodsuckers. (Horror. YA)"
Growing up in a small village with dreams of becoming a samurai, Taro never expected to be the target of a ninja attack. Read full book review >

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WHISPER TO ME by Nick Lake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Part murder mystery, part love story, with plenty of drama for Lake's many fans. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
After Cassie finds a human foot washed up on a New Jersey beach, she starts to hear a voice that threatens to harm her and others unless she obeys it. Read full book review >

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THE REVENGE OF LORD ODA by Nick Lake
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Sinister without excessive exposition, Kenji and Yukiko make fascinating, cold-blooded killers, but neither they nor ninja action can fully overcome the bloated narrative. (Horror. YA)"
Growing more comfortable with his ninja training, Taro embarks on a perilous mission to reunite with his mother at the fortified headquarters of a sect of warrior monks. Read full book review >

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NICK & JAKE by Tad Richards
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Although occasionally almost too self-consciously witty, this is a rollicking good read."
Goofy, funny and full of literary in-jokes. Read full book review >

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...AND NICK by Emily Gore
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Charming, encouraging, and delightful. Go, Nick! (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a mouse family of four nearly identical brothers, Nick always seems to be trying to catch up. Read full book review >

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NICK PLAYS BASEBALL by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A gentle introduction to the National Pastime. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Nick and his teammates on the Little League Rockets prepare for a big game. Read full book review >

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NICK OF TIME by Anne Lindbergh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

With its earnestly wholesome principles, the progressive little school in Alcott, N.H., could have been designed by Bronson Alcott himself; but despite the idealistic pedantry of its founder/headmaster (who prefers the title ``Fugleman''), what goes on among its eight pupils (who are markedly smarter than their ``mentors'' [teachers]) is farce. Read full book review >

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THE NICK ADAMS STORIES by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1972

"There are eight new stories constituting 40% of the book and extending its interest as unpublished rather than merely republished Hemingway."
A short preface by Philip Young explains the raison d'etre of this presentation of the Nick Adams stories which here are arranged chronologically and therefore provide a continuity — from child to adolescent to soldier to writer — and reveal the character developmentally. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 23, 2006

"Sensual and full of texture. (Fiction. YA)"
The wattage goes way up as two of the bright lights of contemporary writing for teens come together for an incandescent he said/she said night of storytelling. Read full book review >