Search Results: "Steve Brezenoff"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF -1 by Steve Brezenoff
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Attempting to illustrate the distance among friends, the author shoves characters, empathy and readers aside. (Fiction. YA)"
Abandonment, cruelty, disease: three issues driving wedges into the lifelong friendship of a trio of teens. Read full book review >

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BOY SEEKING BAND by Steve Brezenoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A cursory examination of grief that culminates in a feel-good read. (Fiction. 9-13) "
After losing his mother, a bereft middle school boy decides to form a band. Read full book review >

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GUY IN REAL LIFE by Steve Brezenoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"This is not the teen love story you've read a thousand times before. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Sulky metal head boy meets artsy gamer girl. Awkward teenage love ensues. Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN BURNING by Steve Brezenoff
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Overall, the tone is as raw, down-to-earth and transcendent as the music Scout and Kid ultimately make together. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A lyrical, understated punk-kid love song to Brooklyn and to chosen family. Read full book review >

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STEVE JOBS by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Jobs was a difficult character, but it was his very restlessness, which Quinn plays like a fiddle, that helped change how we live in the world. (Graphic novel. 10 & up)"
An unsparing yet also very human graphic depiction of Steve Jobs' life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"Those in search of corporate politics will not find them here; instead, the true story (and almost a clichÇ now, in Silicon Valley) of a nerdy student making good—and making millions. (B&W photos, glossary, index) (Biography 8-12)"
The ``smallest boy'' in his elementary school class who would design the first truly user friendly computer, Wozniak has a life story that will beckon any who have ever pursued interests not immediately compelling to peers. Read full book review >

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STEVE JOBS by Jessie Hartland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"Nothing new or revelatory here, but the book can serve as a good introduction to Jobs and will impress with its concision those who already know a lot about him."
A free-wheeling graphic biography of Steve Jobs. Read full book review >

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STEVE MCQUEEN by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A dispiriting account of a great star and not-so-great human being."
On-screen and off with the "King of Cool." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure well worth admiring—from a distance. (Biography. 11-14)"
An admiring though not entirely adulatory view of our era's greatest technology celebrity, rightly dubbed (by U2's Bono) "the hardware software Elvis." Read full book review >

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STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Jobs was an American original, and Isaacson's impeccably researched, vibrant biography—fully endorsed by his subject—does his legacy proud."
An unforgettable tale of a one-of-a-kind visionary. Read full book review >

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STEVE MCQUEEN by Marshall Terrill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

"Definitive, yes, but less writerly than Penina Speigel's McQueen (1986) and not as moving as Neile McQueen Toffel's My Husband, My Friend (1986). (Photographs)"
Respectful, admiring, well-researched life of film actor Steve McQueen (1930-80), who packed two or three lives into his 50 years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 2015

"Less truly revelatory and more just a difference in tone and spirit than previous accounts."
A reframing of the biographical narrative of the late Apple visionary, from the perspectives of business journalists Schlender and Tetzeli and the associates of Jobs' they interviewed. Read full book review >