Search Results: "S.E. Hinton"


BOOK REVIEW

TEX by S.E. Hinton
Released: Oct. 1, 1980

"Though all Hinton's books since the first are reminders that the nerve she hit in The Outsiders can't be so tapped again, she continues to handle her obvious exhortation, melodramatic plots, and brotherly bonds with that disarming empathy—this time, for the mixed-up kid who is going nowhere but getting straight—which wins kids' unqualified assent."
Aimless and trouble-prone, Tex lives with his responsible older brother Mason, 17, an ace basketball player said to be ultra-popular (though he appears markedly unsociable) and determined to go on to college and away from small-town poverty. Read full book review >

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THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW by S.E. Hinton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 26, 1971

"But That Was Then — is only superficially Now."
The 'greaser' territory of The Outsiders is the scene of an updated novel in which Ponyboy Curtis is a minor character and gang fights have given way to drugs as the major youth problem. Read full book review >

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TAMING THE STAR RUNNER by S.E. Hinton
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1988

Once again, Hinton puts a bright, rebellious teen-ager, stubbornly pushing against society's expectations, into a powerful story lashed together with bands of irony. Read full book review >

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RUMBLE FISH by S.E. Hinton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 15, 1975

The greaser gangs are no longer where it's at, but S. E, Hinton still can't get over them. Read full book review >

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HAWKES HARBOR by S.E. Hinton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Despite the sex and violence, more YA than adult."
Bestselling YA author Hinton's first adult foray, a lurid tale of a boy who goes wrong but is rescued by a man with an even more wicked past. Read full book review >

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THE PUPPY SISTER by S.E. Hinton
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"It's not the only gap in logic, but the story has the appeal of a good family read-aloud, regardless of its imperfections. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Can a puppy grow up into a girl? Read full book review >

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THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF KOREA by S.E. Solberg
NONFICTION
Released: May 15, 1991

"Maps; extensive bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
This entry in the well-regarded ``Portraits of the Nations'' series maintains its predecessors' high quality of information. Read full book review >

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THE ORDER OF THINGS by Lynne Hinton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2009

"If Hinton's conclusion is a bit too easy for realism, the emotional journey these two strangers make offers a spiritual truth about the power of confession and forgiveness."
An oddly satisfying little novel from Hinton (The Arms of God, 2005, etc.), most of which takes place during a single night at a mental institution. Read full book review >

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THE CRIMSON SKEW by S.E. Grove
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 12, 2016

"A triumphant conclusion to a prodigious feat of storytelling. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
The Mapmakers trilogy concludes with Sophia Tims still searching for her missing parents and, while she's at it, trying to prevent a cataclysmic war. Read full book review >

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WELCOME BACK TO PIE TOWN by Lynne Hinton
Released: June 26, 2012

"Hinton's novel is loaded with sugar, but its plot lacks some much-needed spice."
A fiercely protective New Mexican community unites to support its citizens in this feel good sequel to Pie Town (2011). Read full book review >

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SISTER EVE AND THE BLUE NUN by Lynne Hinton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"Hinton mixes lots of twists and action with mysticism and a touch of romance, but the biggest puzzle in Sister Eve's third case may be the heroine's reckless decision-making."
A nun may need divine intervention to rescue her from a desperate killer. Read full book review >

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KILLER WITHIN by S.E. Green
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 19, 2015

"The twists keep turning right up to the blood-soaked ending in this satisfying thriller. (Thriller. 12-18)"
This sequel to Killer Instinct (2014), about a teenage serial killer, amps up the suspense.Read full book review >