Search Results: "Quinn Haber"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"An unbalanced dual narrative."
Author Haber (The Somali Pirate, 2009, etc.) presents a political thriller and war fantasy-cum-sci-fi dreamscape that follows the adventures of modern-day Somali pirate Noor Fayrus. Read full book review >

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THE MIGHTY QUINN by Robyn Parnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"It's something of a soapbox, but it's one of the few books for the audience that discusses the possibility of not practicing a religion. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A new classmate helps fifth-grader Quinn Andrews-Lee re-evaluate longtime friendships and stand up to a bully. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR QUINN AND HELL'S KEEPER by Alan Early
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A little too heavy-handed to sit among the literary hipsters at the front of the Percy Jackson bandwagon, but worthy at least of a ticket to ride. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Evil Loki reigns triumphant—for a while—over Dublin and the world beyond in this lumbering trilogy closer. Read full book review >

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THE INCONCEIVABLE LIFE OF QUINN by Marianna Baer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Uneven pacing hobbles an intriguing plot. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Quinn is 16, a virgin—or so she thinks—and pregnant. Miracle or repressed trauma? Read full book review >

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THE STALKING OF SHEILAH QUINN by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 1998

"A waste of Healy's talent likely to appeal only to hardcore lawyer-haters."
In a break from his highly regarded John Cuddy series (The Only Good Lawyer, 1998, etc.), Healy makes his legal-eagle heroine more victim than detective. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Goofy, overenthusiastic nonsense with just enough rambling plot to hold it all together. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Falcon Quinn returns to another exclamation mark-laden year at a school where nobody understands him, the poor little angel—literally. Read full book review >

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RYAN QUINN AND THE LION'S CLAW by Ron McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Hits the spot for adventure junkies. (Thriller. 10-14)"
In his second novel, McGee follows up on Ryan Quinn and the Rebel's Escape (2016) with another high-action adventure that reads much like the screenplays of his television movies. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Despite too many corny jokes and a disjointed plot laden with continuity inconsistencies, the set dressing of this stock piece is packed with enough monstrous silliness—Frankenstein haiku, a loudmouth flying chupacabra, Destynee the giant slug—to keep readers giggling. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Falcon Quinn, a poor 13-year-old with different-colored eyes, has no friends beyond adorable-and-tragic Megan and the six-foot-tall seventh grader Max. Read full book review >

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RYAN QUINN AND THE REBEL'S ESCAPE by Ron McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"With a fast pace, familiar characters, plenty of action, and little testing of the envelope, this trilogy opener is calculated to please genre fans. (Thriller. 10-14)"
Move over, Alex Rider: Ryan Quinn has come to town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNIVERSE 2 by Robert Silverberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 1992

"About average overall, with new ideas few and far between and a stale writers'-workshop air hanging over much of the proceedings."
The Universe series, comprising previously unpublished material, once edited by the late Terry Carr, was revived in 1990 by the Silverbergs (note the change in publisher from Universe 1). Read full book review >

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HERCULES AMSTERDAM by Melissa Glenn Haber
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A quirky but engaging disquisition on number systems (most mice can't count past three) closes this witty, well-told beneath-the-floorboards adventure. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Haber turns Stuart Little inside out for an inventive, tongue-in-cheek children's debut. Read full book review >

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DEAR ANJALI by Melissa Glenn Haber
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 6, 2010

"This empowering tale is a great read for readers navigating the precarious waters of adolescent friendships. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Grief, bullying and friendships are the focus of this layered, complex tale from Haber. Read full book review >