Search Results: "Rob Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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ROB DELANEY by Rob Delaney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Candid and conversational, this memoir shows there's more to Delaney than pithy tweets."
A comedian best known for his lively Twitter feed chronicles his rocky path to sobriety. Read full book review >

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ROB&SARA.COM by P.J. Peterson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"The e-mail format may attract plugged-in young readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Sara, a sheltered 16-year-old, becomes involved in an e-mail relationship with "Rob," a disturbed boy who says he's an inmate in a private school for wealthy juvenile offenders. Read full book review >

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ROB THE VATICAN by Robert Gallant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2007

"A thriller that delivers real excitement but glosses many gripping plot points."
Politics, romance, and murder descend on the Vatican as a jewel thief works to pull off the biggest heist in history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2015

"Opportunistic, to be sure, but the authors provide plenty to revel in if you haven't been keeping up with 10 years of freaky blog posts."
The Freakonomics guys return with another kooky and counterintuitive compilation of economic analysis that might appear wildly offbeat but just might be surprisingly spot-on.Read full book review >

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SATELLITE DOWN by Rob Thomas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 1998

"Thomas covers a lot of territory, and Patrick's journeys of the heart are as compelling as his sincere attempts to do the right thing, but readers should be prepared for a raw, ambiguous conclusion. (Fiction. 13-15)"
Thomas (Doing Time, 1997, etc.) writes an exposé on Hollywood, stardom, and the broadcasting media in another hip, cutting-edge story of conflicted youth. Read full book review >

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GREEN THUMB by Rob Thomas
Released: May 1, 1999

"When Grady blossoms into an Amazonian superhero, the author's fans may feel the threat of incredibility, but they'll also have to turn every page to the end. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a departure from his realistic novels, Thomas (Satellite Down, 1998, etc.) tries a science fiction adventure intended for younger readers, with less success. Read full book review >

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DOING TIME by Rob Thomas
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It's a promising work—it just doesn't feel finished. (Fiction. 12-14)"
From Thomas (Slave Day, p. 306, etc.), an attempt to draw a cross-section of humanity from a group of high-school students performing community service. Read full book review >

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SLAVE DAY by Rob Thomas
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

``Slaves'' and their buyers raise considerably more than money at a Texas high school in this wild, multistranded teen tale from Thomas (Rats Saw God, 1996). Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Elizabeth V. Chew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Well-informed and much-idealized if not entirely simplistic pictures of both the great man and his bustling estate. (sidebars, endnotes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Stepping carefully around the controversies, a former curator at Monticello reconstructs the septuagenarian Jefferson's active daily round. Read full book review >

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TIMELESS THOMAS by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"A glowing tribute to the inventor who continues to influence modern life. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
A fine introduction to Thomas Edison's exceptional inventions, innovations and career—and how his work continues to affect our lives today. Read full book review >