Search Results: "R.J. Palacio"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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ULTRAVIOLET by R.J. Anderson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"In bracing contrast to her passive, vampire-fodder counterparts, Alison steers her own course throughout her multi-layered journey—a thoroughly enjoyable ride. (author's note) (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Once upon a time "science fiction" was not invariably preceded by "dystopian," nor was it just a handy synonym for "paranormal." This breath of fresh air reintroduces readers to traditional science fiction, with the bonus of a strong heroine. Read full book review >