Search Results: "Robin Wasserman"


BOOK REVIEW

GAME OF FLAMES by Robin Wasserman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"If readers are going to pick up and stick with the next book, it may need just a bit more soap opera in it. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
This sequel to Project Alpha (2015) is a soap opera in disguise—and more.Read full book review >

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SKINNED by Robin Wasserman
FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Futuristically blurring the boundaries of life and death, this text intimately tackles tough ethical topics, including faith, identity, suicide and genetic engineering, through blunt dialogue and realistic characters. (Fiction. YA)"
Beautiful, talented, wealthy and above all headstrong, 17-year-old Lia Kahn knows who she is and what she wants, until she is severely injured in a car accident that destroys her body but spares her mind. Read full book review >

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WIRED by Robin Wasserman
FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Harsh language makes this appropriate for older teens, who will also appreciate the overt and underlying ethical dilemmas throughout. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In this futuristic sequel (Skinned, 2008, Crashed, 2009), the indomitable "mech" Lia Kahn returns, now even more comfortable in the bionic body given to her by BioMax after a horrific car crash that left her all but brain dead. Read full book review >

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GIRLS ON FIRE by Robin Wasserman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"Simultaneously overwhelming and underwhelming."
Girls behaving very, very badly. Read full book review >

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THE WAKING DARK by Robin Wasserman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Skippable in the extreme. (Horror. 17 & up)"
All the kids want out of Oleander, Kan.; few will make it alive. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A classy read that repays reader effort. (historical note) (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Here's something refreshing: a religious-historical thriller with a nifty Mobius strip of a plot—think Nancy Werlin channeling Dan Brown—serving up shivery suspense, sans fangs or fur. Read full book review >

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CRASHED by Robin Wasserman
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"A thought-provoking bioethical conundrum that raises difficult questions about the definition of life, this text will intrigue and entertain readers. (Science fiction. YA)"
Before Lia Kahn became a "mech," with a teenage body made of synflesh (Skinned, 2008), she loved chocolate and stroking her cat's silky fur, but now, six months after a deadly car crash, these sensations are only memories that her mechanical sensors can't replicate. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM THE SHADOWHUNTER ACADEMY by Cassandra Clare
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Stuffed with cameos from nearly every character of note from the Shadowhunter universe, there's not even enough room here for fan service. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Ten previously published short stories take Simon from amnesia to Ascension. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 23, 1997

"But Wasserman doesn't have much flair for writing, and this spotty look at a 25-year relationship just leaves one wondering where the pleasure was in knowing Saul Bellow."
It appears to be kiss-and-tell season on Jewish American male novelists; Philip Roth got his last fall, and now Saul Bellow gets his. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUMOR by Ira D. Wasserman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"An uneven yet gripping survivor's tale."
It's man versus disease in this fictionalized memoir of a cancer survivor. Read full book review >