Search Results: "Pete Hautman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CYDONIAN PYRAMID by Pete Hautman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Hautman continues to write mind-expanding adventures and nail-biting suspense to probe big questions of faith, destiny and personal responsibility. The next book can't come soon enough. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Middle books in trilogies are tricky, but this taut science-fiction thriller pulls it off with panache. Read full book review >

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THE BIG CRUNCH by Pete Hautman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A poignant and quiet tale in which the only special effect is love—refreshing. (author's note) (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Wes Andrews has just ended a suffocating relationship with Izzy. Read full book review >

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ALL-IN by Pete Hautman
FICTION
Released: June 5, 2007

"Character progression takes a backseat to the details of poker and the quest to win, but the tournament's tension is top-notch. (Fiction. YA)"
When Denn first came to Vegas, he was a 16-year-old poker player with $100,000. Read full book review >

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HOW TO STEAL A CAR by Pete Hautman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A sharply observed, subversive coming-of-age tale. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Hautman channels the cynically smart voice of a teenage sometime car thief in this sly cross between Blake Nelson's The New Rules of High School (2003) and Peter Cameron's Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2007). Read full book review >

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SHORT MONEY by Pete Hautman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"Not as funny or as light on its feet as Joe's manic debut, but still as relaxing as two weeks in a country-club prison."
A prequel to Drawing Dead (1993) that explains how ex-cop Joe Crow met Narcotics Anonymous stalwart Laura Debrowski and how he got his pink Jaguar, though not how he managed to stay alive long enough to star in the earlier novel. Read full book review >

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EDEN WEST by Pete Hautman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"Ultimately, this is no more than a surface-level exploration of nontraditional religious faith. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Jacob's faith and commitment to his cult's restrictive lifestyle waver when he meets two outsider teens who introduce ideas from the outside world. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE by Pete Hautman
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"The deceptively simple prose doesn't keep secrets from its readers, but Dougie's harrowing mysteries are no less tragic for their visibility. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Dougie Hanson is invisible to nearly everyone in this haunting, lonely tale. Read full book review >

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MRS. MILLION by Pete Hautman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"If Hautman's line-by-line writing is less joyously baroque than Hiassen's—and it's an awfully close race—his powers of invention and dexterity are even greater as he provides delightfully unexpected roles for Jayjay, Phlox, Gideon, and Barbaraannette's senile mother Hilde Grabo."
Hautman goes head-to-head against Carl Hiassen's Lucky You with his own hilarious take on the larcenous lemmings that swarm around a lottery winner. Read full book review >

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THE FLINKWATER FACTOR by Pete Hautman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Fast, funny episodes featuring creative takes on close-to-reality science. (Science fiction. 8-14)"
Hautman's latest features wacky adventures in a near-future small town packed with engineers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL-IN by Pete Hautman
FICTION
Released: June 5, 2007

"Character progression takes a backseat to the details of poker and the quest to win, but the tournament's tension is top-notch. (Fiction. YA)"
When Denn first came to Vegas, he was a 16-year-old poker player with $100,000. Read full book review >

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GODLESS by Pete Hautman
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Thought-provoking and unique. (Fiction. YA)"
Agnostic-going-on-atheist Jason's mother is a hypochondriac, his father is religious, and best friend Shin is a snail-collecting freak. Read full book review >

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SWEETBLOOD by Pete Hautman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Despite a cast of characters straight out of a formulaic problem novel, an original and powerful tale. (Fiction. YA)"
A gripping, painful, and well-written coming-of-ager with a twist. Read full book review >