Search Results: "S.A. Bodeen"


BOOK REVIEW

SHIPWRECK ISLAND by S.A. Bodeen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"More tantalizing appetizer than full entrée, this book will leave readers hungry for a second helping. (Adventure. 10-13)"
The first in a series, a contemporary castaway tale featuring a blended family. Read full book review >

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THE GARDENER by S.A. Bodeen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 25, 2010

"Nevertheless, it's enjoyable, escapist fare that many readers will enjoy. (Science fiction. YA)"
Inspired imagination overcomes uninspired writing to keep this futuristic story trotting along. Read full book review >

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THE COMPOUND by S.A. Bodeen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2008

"Suspenseful and riveting, this debut novel raises serious issues about what it means to survive. (Fiction. 12+)"
A teen questions the world his father has created and finds some shocking answers. Read full book review >

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THE DETOUR by S.A. Bodeen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Stay on the main roads instead of taking this detour. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Seventeen-year-old Livvy Flynn isn't your average teenager: she is a New York Times bestselling author with a movie deal, a dinner date with Steven Spielberg, and serious money in the bank. Read full book review >

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LOST by S.A. Bodeen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"Bodeen's enjoyable castaway fare enhanced with a touch of sci-fi futurism still entertains, but readers will hope Volume 3 tightens things up. (Adventure. 10-13)"
Bodeen's second book in the Shipwreck Island series wades a little deeper into the island's mysteries. Read full book review >

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THE RAFT by S.A. Bodeen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A compelling survival adventure. (Adventure. 11-15) "
When her plane crashes, Robie's years of living with her researcher parents on Midway Island provide her with important knowledge. Read full book review >

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Exonerated by S.A. Dymond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Understated mystery concentrating on a morally ambiguous legal process—and riveting throughout."
In Dymond's debut thriller, New York cops fight to bring a murderer to justice when the victim is a fellow officer's sister. Read full book review >

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THE CITY OF BRASS by S.A.  Chakraborty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Highly impressive and exceptionally promising."
A rich Middle Eastern fantasy, the first of a trilogy: Chakraborty's intriguing debut. Read full book review >

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BLOOD BROTHERS by S.A. Harazin
FICTION
Released: July 10, 2007

"The anti-drug message is never didactic, and the story will grab readers from the first sentence. (Fiction. YA)"
At age seven, Clay and Joey became blood brothers. Read full book review >

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Jai by S.A. Stitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 27, 2016

"An audacious adventure anchored by a memorable half-alien heroine and a healthy dose of action."
An otherworldly woman discovers her unique destiny in this novel. Read full book review >

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PAINLESS by S.A. Harazin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2015

"A tad predictable but emotionally engaging nonetheless. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen who can't feel physical pain goes through some significant emotional trauma. Read full book review >

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Chrissie's Run by S.A. Mahan
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Despite third-act flaws, an exciting YA Christian thriller."
Capitalizing on The Hunger Games' teen-vs.-totalitarianism formula while adding a religious spin, this action-packed first novel follows a teenager fleeing authorities in a repressive future society. Read full book review >