Search Results: "Terry Trueman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

An anguished account of the unhappy life of Terry McGovern, by a father still struggling to come to terms with it. Read full book review >

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7 DAYS AT THE HOT CORNER by Terry Trueman
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"Especially recommended for reluctant readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Trueman again revisits the interior thoughts and fears of a teenager. Read full book review >

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LIFE HAPPENS NEXT by Terry Trueman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A winning central and supporting cast provide strong compensation for a plot that seems overly worked and too tidily resolved. (afterword) (Fiction. 11-14)"
Trueman skates the edge of fantasy as he puts readers' hearts through a workout in this sequel to Stuck in Neutral (2000). Read full book review >

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NO RIGHT TURN by Terry Trueman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2006

"Readers will be taken with Jordan's matter-of-factness about his sorrow and isolation, and how he locks himself up in lies. (Fiction. YA)"
Jordan was 13 when his father killed himself with a shot to the head while they were home alone. Read full book review >

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HURRICANE by Terry Trueman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Reluctant readers may enjoy the plot-driven story of continual peril, but it probably won't leave any lasting impression. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Trueman strains credulity in his fictional recounting of the devastation wrought upon Honduras by Hurricane Mitch in 1998. Read full book review >

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STUCK IN NEUTRAL by Terry Trueman
FICTION
Released: June 30, 2000

"Though character is not the author's strongest concern here, like the similarly lucid brain-damaged teen in Joan Leslie Woodruff's The Shiloh Renewal (1999), Shawn will stay with readers, not for what he does, but for what he is and has made of himself. (Fiction. 12 )"
A teenager with profound cerebral palsy, who is utterly unable to give even those who know him best the faintest sign that he is sentient, narrates this devastating family portrait-cum-moral conundrum. Read full book review >

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CRUISE CONTROL by Terry Trueman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A riveting read with a sports flair that resolves too quickly to be quite realistic. (Fiction. YA)"
Angry Paul is the brother of Shawn, the severely disabled narrator of Trueman's Stuck in Neutral (2000). Read full book review >

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INSIDE OUT by Terry Trueman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Readers will be unprepared for the ending, but give Trueman credit for attempting to provide some empathy for the 'others' of our world who are too easily dismissed and ridiculed—in a plot line that grabs and doesn't let go. (Fiction. 12+)"
A hostage in a coffee shop burglary gone wrong, narrator Zach is a schizophrenic describing events and reacting to a frightening situation with a seeming stupidity that ups the ante. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2003

"Hard-drinking, hard-fighting, beloved by his troops: Allen has a fine chronicler here—fans of Band of Brothers ought to snap this up."
A ripsnortin' life of an unorthodox—and barely tolerated—American general. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"8 pages b&w photos, unseen)."
A flimsy biography of the phenomenonally successful black author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TERRY THE DINOSAUR by Translucent Computing Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 22, 2014

"Low-rent graphics and interactive effects perfectly complement a stultifyingly bland prehistoric tale. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A little pterodactyl is teased by his wingless peers. Read full book review >

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TERRY AND THE PIRATES by Julian F. Thompson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Comments like these, combined with shallow characters, a weak premise, and outlandish situations make this an unappealing book in any case. (Fiction. YA)"
This latest from the author of The Grounding of Group 6 is a confusing jumble—hard to follow and based on an unlikely premise. Read full book review >