Search Results: "Sean Beaudoin"


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WELCOME THIEVES by Sean Beaudoin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A clever but uneven story collection that reads a bit like a present-day Replacements concert: you never know from page to page if you're going to get the melancholy poet or the drunken joker."
Sad sacks, troubadours, and other beautiful losers populate this debut collection of short stories by YA novelist Beaudoin (Wise Young Fool, 2013, etc.).Read full book review >

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WISE YOUNG FOOL by Sean Beaudoin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Hit-and-miss humor, but worth a read for budding rock stars. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Smart-mouthed rock guitarist Ritchie Sudden forms a band and spends time in a juvenile-detention facility. Read full book review >

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FADE TO BLUE by Sean Beaudoin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"This lack of convention is not necessarily a bad thing, but will definitely require patient readers who are content to be left with more questions than answers. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Stellar wit and a thrilling pace become mired in complicated plotting in this promising but at times frustrating effort. Read full book review >

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THE INFECTS by Sean Beaudoin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Gory horror that thinks nihilist incoherence is the same thing as edgy. It's wrong. (Horror. 15-17)"
A court-mandated hike becomes zombie flick, laden with 1980s pop-culture references. Read full book review >

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GOING NOWHERE FASTER by Sean Beaudoin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2007

"Vivid characters and bursts of genuine humor notwithstanding, an uneventful storyline prevents this first novel from gaining any real traction. (Fiction. YA)"
A self-absorbed underachiever drifts through typical teen issues before arriving at a pat resolution. Read full book review >

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YOU KILLED WESLEY PAYNE by Sean Beaudoin
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"That said, this dark, cynical romp is full of clever references and red herrings, which will delight the adult noir fan and pique the curiosities of the observant outcast teen who's looking for a way to infiltrate the in-crowd. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Tough, suit-sporting, no-nonsense high-school sleuth Dalton Rev stalks the killer who masterminded the murder of popular in-guy Wesley Payne. Read full book review >

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SEX WARS 2084 by Frederick Beaudoin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 17, 2014

"An imaginatively conceived tale of the future."
The latest chapter in an ongoing series set in a dystopian America in which the sexes are at war. Read full book review >

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Summer Days, Summer Nights by Frederick Beaudoin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2016

"Part comedy, part earnest investigation of current issues, this book offers a multifaceted mix of both."
From Beaudoin (Sex Wars 2084 Book Four, 2014, etc.) comes a novel about one man's experience creating a religion in a backwoods Florida county. Read full book review >

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A WOODPECKER'S TALE by Sean Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Skip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On his first solo expedition to find food, a woodpecker named Pierce figures out how to evict a skunk from a log full of juicy bugs. Read full book review >

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RECKLESS HEARTS by Sean Olin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"It's far from a must-read, but it's not without some appeal for readers looking for a romance with slightly higher stakes than the usual. (Romantic thriller. 14-18)"
When friendship turns into love, the path is rarely smooth—especially when there's a third party involved. Read full book review >

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CRASHLAND by Sean Williams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Despite confusing pacing, the implications and moral questions raised by the technology give the story weight. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The fallout from Twinmaker (2013) and Clair's role in the hugely disruptive shutdown of teleportation technology put her in even more danger than before.Read full book review >

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JULY 1914 by Sean McMeekin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2013

"Tuchman remains irresistible, and David Fromkin's Europe's Last Summer (2004) is the best modern history, but McMeekin delivers a gripping, almost day-by-day chronicle of the increasingly frantic maneuvers of European civilian leaders who mostly didn't want war and military leaders who had less objection."
McMeekin (History/Koç Univ.; The Russian Origins of the First World War, 2011, etc.) treads familiar ground but delivers a thoroughly rewarding account that spares no nation regarding the causes of World War I, although Germany receives more than its share of blame. Read full book review >