Search Results: "R.J. Palacio"


BOOK REVIEW

WE'RE ALL WONDERS by R.J.  Palacio
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A feel-good volume lacking the wonder of Wonder. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Auggie, from the bestselling novel Wonder (2012), returns as a picture-book protagonist. Read full book review >

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AUGGIE & ME by R.J.  Palacio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Not only a companion to Wonder, but a wonder in itself. (Fiction. 8-14)"
In the companion novel to Wonder, (2012) three students at Beecher Prep middle school tell stories that connect with Auggie Pullman's dramatic arrival into their worlds.Read full book review >

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WONDER by R.J.  Palacio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A memorable story of kindness, courage and wonder. (Fiction. 8-14)"
After being home-schooled for years, Auggie Pullman is about to start fifth grade, but he's worried: How will he fit into middle school life when he looks so different from everyone else? Read full book review >

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365 DAYS OF WONDER by R.J.  Palacio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2014

"A big collection of inspiring words that will appeal to the legions of fans awaiting more wonder in their lives. (acknowledgments, list of contributors) (Anthology. 8-12)"
Thomas Browne, fifth-grade teacher from Palacio's best-selling Wonder (2012), returns in a companion volume offering a collection of inspiring precepts. Read full book review >

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THE MORTIFICATIONS by Derek Palacio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Searching, heartbreaking, and achingly beautiful, the novel is as intimate as it is sweeping."
A powerful family saga, Palacio's gorgeous and challenging debut follows the Encarnacións as they navigate the space between Hartford, Connecticut, and their native Cuba. Read full book review >

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ALICE AND THE ASSASSIN by R.J. Koreto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"The first daughter's lively personality, her chemistry with her Secret Service agent, and Koreto's (Death Among Rubies, 2016, etc.) detailed knowledge of turn-of-the century New York City make for an entertaining series debut."
Determined young Alice Roosevelt investigates the killing of her father Theodore's predecessor, William McKinley. Read full book review >

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A POCKET FULL OF MURDER by R.J.  Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Thoroughly entertaining. (Fantasy.10-14)"
Their mother's death and their father's struggle to find work have taken a toll on the four Breck sisters: Annagail, the eldest, has left school for a factory job; young Lilet and Mimmi endure day care; and would-be writer Isaveth, following a recipe in the Book of Common Magic, has begun baking spell-tablets to sell on the street. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAINTS OF NEW YORK by R.J. Ellory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2014

"Ellory (City of Lies, 2013, etc.) tells a compelling story with a well-drawn hero who's admirable if not always likable—even if the ending wraps all the loose ends a little too tidily."
A tense psychological thriller about an emotionally damaged New York City homicide cop. Read full book review >

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THE ANNIVERSARY MAN by R.J. Ellory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2010

"Ellory's prose is rather colorless, the plot lacks pace and momentum and Irving, at the center of it, is lackluster."
Uneven thriller about a New York City police detective who tracks a copycat serial killer. Read full book review >

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FAERY REBELS by R.J.  Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Not much girl power here. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Bryony might be a sweetly pretty faery living in an oak tree, but this fierce pixie certainly doesn't live a sweetly pretty life. Read full book review >

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BREAKTHROUGH by R.J. Pineiro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A rough-and-tumble entertainment with violent action and plot twists aplenty."
The development of a revolutionary new computer chip by a Silicon Valley scientist puts him and his colleagues in mortal peril from the US and German governments—in a suspenseful, transnational thriller from Pineiro (Exposure, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHERE THE LOST GIRLS GO by R.J.  Noonan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Ham-fisted—in both the pointedly ethnic characterizations and the clearly obvious identity of the murderer—and eminently forgettable."
Officer Laura Mori's first case uncovers something sinister lurking in the bucolic woods of Oregon. Read full book review >