Search Results: "Robison Wells"


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DEAD ZONE by Robison Wells
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"This thoughtful, considered action-adventure will have readers pondering even after they've closed the book. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Picking up where Blackout (2013) left off, Wells continues to look at the impact of terrorism and the morality of war.Read full book review >

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VARIANT by Robison Wells
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Hard to put down from the very first page, this fast-paced novel with Stepford overtones answers only some of the questions it poses, holding some of the most tantalizing open for the next installment in a series that is anything but ordinary. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Wells introduces Benson Fisher, a teen in search of a "real" life instead of a long series of unwanted foster homes—but instead of the utopia he's searching for, he finds the direct opposite. Read full book review >

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DARK ENERGY by Robison Wells
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 29, 2016

"A highly pertinent, engaging thriller. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
Wells is back with a new sci-fi adventure that comments on U.S. history. Read full book review >

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FEEDBACK by Robison Wells
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An absorbing read that won't let fans of the first down. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
In Variant (2011), Benton Fisher thought he lucked out when he was admitted to Maxfield Academy in New Mexico, and then even luckier when he escaped what turned out to be a virtual prison populated by robot clones, but… Read full book review >

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BLACKOUT by Robison Wells
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"In a world where terrorism is an increasing threat, this fast-paced book brings it home. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
Wells' new novel brings home all the uncertainty and fear that comes from the threat of modern warfare waged with terror. Read full book review >

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CYANIDE WELLS by Marcia Muller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2003

"A little hokey sometimes, but Muller's best plotting in years makes it irresistible."
Furloughing Sharon McCone after 22 cases (Dead Midnight, 2002, etc.), Muller delivers a brisk, tidy number without her. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A moving tribute to an artist who should not be forgotten."
From journalist and Motown chronicler Benjaminson (The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard, 2009, etc.), a compelling, sympathetic biography of Motown's first diva Mary Wells (1943-1992). Read full book review >

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THE WELLS BEQUEST by Polly Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"A clever, sparky adventure made of science fiction, philosophy and humor. (author's note, librarian's note) (Science fiction. 10 & up)"
In this stand-alone companion to The Grimm Legacy (2010), the most extraordinary library in the world makes physical impossibilities possible. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

"No bibliography, sources, or index. (Biography. 7-9)"
Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) was a journalist whose lifelong fight against discrimination began at age 16. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Source notes, glossary, extensive bibliography; b&w photos and index not seen. (Biography. 12+)"
Born in 1862 in Mississippi, Ida Wells—oldest child of a slave couple—began teaching at 16 and went on to become a journalist, lecturer, and organizer for three great causes that occupied her lifelong—the abolition of lynching, universal suffrage, and the advancement of African-American women. Read full book review >

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IDA B. WELLS by Walter Dean Myers
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The design sets the staunch advocate's quotations off from Myers's accessible account, printing them in a typeface as bold as their speaker. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
In spite of adversity, or because of it, Ida B. Wells served as a catalyst in the civil-rights movement. Read full book review >