Search Results: "S. J. Adams"


BOOK REVIEW

SPARKS by S. J. Adams
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A kinetic and well-paced comedy that just might win a few converts. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
What's a heartbroken teen to do when the object of her secret lesbian crush ditches her for a boring boyfriend? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"Never buy an answer until you know the question-a proposition, by its very lack of cunning, that allows Adams to cut through the data smog."
Adams systematically investigates the thinking that should precede and follow the use of math in decision-making processes. Read full book review >

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WHY I FIGHT by J. Adams Oaks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 21, 2009

"Disturbing scenes of cleaning fish, killing tadpoles and violent brawls pitted against adults mark this work suitable for male reluctant readers who lean toward bloody violence. (Fiction. YA)"
Wyatt Reaves, 12 years old at the beginning of this troubling story, relates his teen years, spent manipulated by an adult who lacks a moral compass. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE LILAC by Christina J.  Adams
Released: Feb. 19, 2012

"Briefly flirts with grim speculative fiction but ultimately alights on adventure."
Two teens navigate adventure and personal troubles in order to save a future world from deadly disease. Read full book review >

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ON THE DAY HIS DADDY LEFT by Eric J. Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A useful title for adults who counsel children, for teachers, and for parents who want a way to discuss divorce with their children. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Another in the Concept Book Series, this title deals with the guilt that many children feel when their parents divorce. Read full book review >

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IF by David J.  Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"If this book were a pizza, young readers would gobble down every slice—and demand more for dessert. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Continuing his exploration of the mind-expanding possibilities of scale modeling, Smith extends the premise of If America Were a Village (2009) to encompass life, time and the universe. Read full book review >

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Released: April 9, 2013

"A hopeful message that a sensible marriage of business and environmental interests is in the cards, which until now has mostly been trumped by shortsightedness."
Nature Conservancy president Tercek and science writer Adams explore the possibilities of the environmental movement joining with the business community to tap nature's capital, to the betterment of both. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A must read, then, for conservationists, Africanists, and animal lovers. (Photographs; maps.)"
From two members of the World Wildlife fund: an important book on conservation in the continent where Tanzania, home to the famous Serengeti Park, is now ranked as the third poorest nation in the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Sins of Soldiers by S. J. Hardman Lea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2016

"A war story that's less about conflict that it is about emotion."
Lea offers a gripping novel about the difficult choices that soldiers face during wartime. Read full book review >

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AUGUST'S MUST-READ SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS
by John DeNardo

The final month of Summer reading season is upon us but that doesn't mean there aren't new and awesome stories to be read. Here's a roundup of the speculative fiction books that you should be looking at in August. They include stories about a magic-infused alternate history, witches in the Old West, a journey beyond Earth's ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP by S. J. Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2011

"Watson's pitch-perfect writing propels the story to a frenzied climax that will haunt readers long after they've closed the cover on this remarkable book."
Based upon a deceptively simple premise, Watson's debut novel unwinds as a story that is both complicated and compellingly hypnotic. Read full book review >