Search Results: "Pete Wentz"


BOOK REVIEW

GRAY by Pete Wentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Accomplished, though the mean-spirited denouement may put off some readers, and the lead's lack of transformation gives it a dark undercurrent."
A young rock star marinates himself in psychotropic drugs, ruminates on life on the road and pines away for his girl. 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 >

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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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HISTORY
Released: May 14, 2002

"As engaging as the best historical fiction, this will appeal to any reader who likes history and a good story at the same time. (photographs, maps, bibliography) (Nonfiction. YA)"
On July 30, 1945, after transporting the atomic bomb to Tinian for the Enola Gay, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in shark-infested waters and sunk. 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 >

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LOVING WOMEN by Pete Hamill
Released: April 3, 1989

Compulsively readable but unabashedly romantic flight of autobiographical fancy (coming-of-age as a naval recruit in 1953 Florida) from the popular newspaper columnist and author (Flesh & Blood, 1977; The Invisible City: A New York Sketchbook, 1980; etc.). Read full book review >

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STONE COLD by Pete Hautman
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Readers will understand too well how empty his triumph is. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenager discovers an unexpected talent and runs with it in this perceptive cautionary tale from Hautman (Mr. Was, 1996). Read full book review >

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THE FEARLESS TRAVELERS' GUIDE TO WICKED PLACES by Pete Begler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A wildly imaginative, richly textured, and complex fantasy. (map) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
An insecure young girl's quest for her missing mother leads her to Dreamlands, a parallel world of incredible dreams, dark nightmares, and dangerous deceptions. Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO THE WIND by Pete Goss
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Incredible. (16 pages color photos, not seen)"
A prepossessing account of all it takes to enter the hellacious solo race around the Southern Ocean called the VendÇe Globe and how to become a hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2010

"At once funny and moving—a provocative call for greater involvement with the natural world channeled through a riveting portrait of the author's cherished home region."
Compelling portrait of the not-so-lazy days of summer in an overlooked area of the Jersey shore. Read full book review >