Search Results: "Per Nilsson"


BOOK REVIEW

YOU & YOU & YOU by Per Nilsson
FICTION
Released: April 15, 2005

"Provocative but distant. (Fiction. YA)"
Odd, almost morbid piece about several characters moving through life in a Swedish city. Read full book review >

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SEVENTEEN by Per Nilsson
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Better examples of apathetic teens can be found in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999) by Stephen Chbosky and Tell Me Lies (2007) by Patrick Cooper; their works focus on the teen experience, rather than a midlife-crisis confession. (Fiction. YA)"
A father tells his cathartic life story to his unconscious son. Read full book review >

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HEART’S DELIGHT by Per Nilsson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2003

"This is Nilsson's first US publication, although he has won a number of awards in his native Sweden. (Fiction. YA)"
For any teenage girl who has ever wondered if boys have souls, and for any teenage boy without the words for his anguish, this remarkably tender story chronicles a first love. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCLE by Sara B. Elfgren
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2013

"Muddled but ambitious, with much to please fans of character-driven fantasy; here's hoping the next two volumes proceed more smoothly. (Fantasy/horror. 13-18)"
Coming into witchy powers and learning to use them responsibly is complicated by intense teen Sturm und Drang in this doorstopper import. Read full book review >

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STAY-AT-HOME SAMMY AND THE RUNAWAY SPOT by Maria Nilsson Thore
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Sometimes the best part of travel is telling the tale afterward. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In an interesting take on "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse," Swede Thore tells the tale of one scribbly spot that vacates its host, a spotted and sedentary feline, for an adventure. Read full book review >

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A CASE IN ANY CASE by Ulf Nilsson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"May Gordon and Buffy detect again! (Mystery. 6-9)"
Two cases for the forest detectives! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTIVATIONAL WORK by Per Revstedt
NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 2014

"An overlong but compassionate and optimistic psychological work."
Swedish psychologist Revstedt offers fellow therapists and counselors a self-empowering approach to dealing with supposedly hopeless cases. Read full book review >

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A COMPLICATED CASE by Ulf Nilsson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Put Detective Gordon's stamp on it: KLA-DUNK! Another winner. (Mystery. 6-10)"
Something's amiss in Detective Gordon's forested police district. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"The parts may be more memorable than the sum, and adult characters more sharply drawn than the young ones, but Rachel's uncertainties and anxieties are explored with a sure touch, and the setting is totally convincing. (Fiction. 12-15)"
As with Keillor's Lake Wobegon monologues, this tale of a Wisconsin teenager meeting adolescence head-on wanders amiably past daydreams, a vivid—sometimes unruly—cast, and the ups and downs in a very small town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 20, 1968

"This, along with Martin Beck's quiet, toneless pursuit, is a superb specimen of the roman policier at its relentless best."
Not as substantially structured as Roseanna but again "The Story of a Crime" charted with admirable, adamantine precision. Read full book review >