Search Results: "Shannon Hitchcock"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BALLAD OF JESSIE PEARL by Shannon Hitchcock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A satisfying tale for readers who don't require a fully happy ending. (Historical fiction. 11-18)"
Jessie, 15 and living on a rural North Carolina tobacco farm in the early 1920s, dreams of graduating from high school and then attending teachers' college. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUBY LEE AND ME by Shannon Hitchcock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"The story is acceptable as a book about familial relationships and self-forgiveness, but it fails as the historical narrative it purports to be. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
It's 1969, and 12-year-old Sarah's life is in turmoil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE TRUE WAY by Shannon Hitchcock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A compelling and honest addition to the few existing stories about gay middle schoolers. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In 1977 North Carolina, a mutual crush is not so simple for seventh-grade girls Allie and Sam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RABBIT HEART by Colleen Hitchcock
Released: May 2, 2006

"Titillating, but that's about it."
A debut that combines Victorian romance and murder mystery, both rendered rather silly by its far-fetched premise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RACQUET by George Hitchcock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 1993

"An amusing tale: fluid and zany, with an unflappable, ever-so- slightly jaded hero and plenty of social commentary."
A second novel (after Another Shore—not reviewed) from the prolific Hitchcock—poet, playwright, painter, short-story writer- -spins a colorful yarn about a young Mexican tennis pro and his overland journey from Canada to home, entering the US for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DAY SUN WAS STOLEN by Jamie Oliviero
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The whole work is unusually striking and compelling. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Come winter, the bear hibernates and many other creatures grow warm coats. Read full book review >

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DANGER IS HER MIDDLE NAME (NO, REALLY)
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Dangerous by Shannon Hale

 

Cover Story: Cryptic Hieroglyphic
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Roller Coaster
Bonus Factors:
 Space Camp, Diversity, Dorky Dad, Surprises
Relationship Status: Second-Tier Friend

Cover Story: Cryptic Hieroglyphic

This cover is perfectly respectable for readers who are a little less Y and a little more A, even if it ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"The talented author and original subject matter largely counterbalance missteps. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
In 1970, a decade after statehood, the difficult lives of four Alaska teens are transformed when their paths intersect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"An exercise in raining on the Greatest Generation's parade, best read by those who were not alive during that time."
The end of the Third Reich brought Nazi-occupied Europe a new set of troubles, maintains Hitchcock (History/Temple Univ.; The Struggle for Europe: The Turbulent History of a Divided Continent 1945 to the Present, 2003, etc.) in this thoroughly revisionist, middling history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"A grand voyage reduced to trivialities; one wonders what might have been the result if Hitchcock had for a moment stopped looking within and taken a gander around."
From freelance writer Hitchcock, the chronicle of a nine-month sailing journey through the Caribbean that has the atmosphere of an overly long, amateur family-therapy session. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRICK OF THE EYE by Jane Stanton Hitchcock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Pure pleasure for psychological-suspense fans."
Dramatist Stanton's first novel is a thoroughly satisfying thriller—simultaneously luscious and ladylike as it traces the cat-and-mouse relationship between a wealthy old New York dowager and the solitary artist she hires to help re-create her past. Read full book review >