Search Results: "Roy Ness"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2012

"An uplifting read that informs, enlightens and satisfies."
In addressing both man against nature and the nature of man, Ness's novel raises challenging questions about the balance between hunting for sport and hunting for survival. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILD WITH KATHERINE ROY
by Julie Danielson

Katherine Roy up and won a 2015 Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book for her meticulously-researched Neighborhood Sharks (also named a Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2014), which explored, just a few miles from San Francisco, the ocean’s largest predators. Not bad for the first book she both wrote and illustrated.

Now she’s back with How to Be an ...


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ARUNDHATI ROY
by Gregory McNamee

Epic in scope, Arundhati Roy’s new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness  opens with an arresting vignette, one in which the skies over Delhi, India, are suddenly absent of vultures, long the city’s characteristic birds. The vultures are gone owing to a poison called diclofenac, given to dairy cows as a muscle relaxant to “ease pain and increase the ...


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PATRICK NESS
by Gordon West

So there’s this kid named Adam. He has evangelical parents, an ex-boyfriend he’s in love with, and a current boyfriend with whom he’s not. Or is it vice-versa? Then there’s the ghost of a dead girl in-between chapters. She’s got an awesome name, a crummy past, and she’s being trailed by a giant faun. Oh—and there’s some Mrs. Dalloway undertones ...


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WE CAN'T ALL BE BUFFY, BUT WE CAN STILL SLAY OUR DEMONS
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Cover Story: Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: 2 Legit 2 Quit
Bonus Factors: YA Clichés, Non–After School Special
Relationship Status: Extraordinary

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

This cover is a mothercussing masterpiece. Josh Cochran's illustrations are playful ...


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YOU CAN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS
by Mandy Curtis

 

 

BOOK REPORT for More Than This by Patrick Ness

Cover Story: Holodeck Adventure

BFF Charm: Let Me Love You

Swoonworthy Scale: 2

Talky Talk: Runner’s High

Bonus Factor: Surprises

Relationship Status: Repopulate The Planet

Cover Story: Holodeck Adventure

Let’s queue ourselves up an adventure on the high seas, a trip to the wild ol’ west or make ourselves ...


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THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE by Patrick Ness
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Fresh, funny, and full of heart: not to be missed. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
It's not easy being normal when the Chosen One goes to your high school. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN THIS by Patrick Ness
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"In characteristic style, the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy delves into the stuff of nightmares for an existential exploration of the human psyche. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Seth, not yet 17, walks into the Pacific Ocean and ends his life. Or does he? Read full book review >

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THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO by Patrick Ness
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Attempting to address adolescent angst, information overload and war, Ness ends up delivering merely noise. (Science fiction. YA)"
Todd Hewitt has never known quiet. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Newbies will need the first volume to understand this one, and fans are given only a momentary respite as the author continues his tradition of cliffhanger endings. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Ness delivers a leaner, meaner narrative in the highly anticipated sequel to The Knife of Never Letting Go (2008). Read full book review >

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RELEASE by Patrick Ness
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Literary, illuminating, and stunningly told. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An extraordinary, ordinary day in the life of Adam Thorn. Read full book review >