Search Results: "Thomas Chastain"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PROSECUTOR by Thomas Chastain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 1992

"Old-pro Chastain (the Perry Mason series; Nightscape, etc.) shuffles his boxcars so dexterously—two of Anne's cases hook up in a surprising twist—that many fans of the George Gideon stories will forgive writing as perfunctory as a Hollywood screen treatment."
Tough times for Anne Gillman, Manhattan's first female D.A.: What looks like a bungled robbery turned homicidal just might be a carefully planned murder whose investigator, chief homicide detective Charley Stenten, is smitten with the suspicious widow; the corpse of a serial romancer-killer's next-to-latest victim turns up days too late for the not-guilty verdict; the morning after Anne's secret lover, Lieutenant John Holland, warns new crime boss Roy Clayton that the old bosses have threatened his life, several old-guard stalwarts and their lieutenants turn up missing; and rumors of a rogue cop feeding Clayton inside info turn into a plot to discredit Anne and Holland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONFESSIONS OF A HIGH SCHOOL DISASTER by Emma Chastain
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"Awkwardness, drama, and a pinch of burgeoning self-awareness. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The chronicles of Chloe Snow's journey from self-absorbed high school freshman to slightly less self-absorbed sophomore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 31, 2012

"A heartfelt, unflinchingly honest account of a complex relationship."
In this debut memoir, an unnamed woman battles cancer while navigating an abusive relationship. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"A supermodel-thin volume of upbeat, can-do mantras that would prosper with a higher page count."
In her debut self-help guide, Chastain, a successful businesswoman, encourages readers with examples of good fortune, serendipity and intuition from her own life. Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE GWAII by Mobad Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2011

"A closing invitation to buy part two can safely be ignored. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Two young sasquatches barely get an ill-defined quest underway in this poorly engineered and abruptly truncated episode, the second two parts of which can only be continued via in-app purchases. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOGHOUSE by Jan Thomas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Thomas's entertaining story and spirited illustrations kick this one right out of the park. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The third time continues the charm for Thomas's latest offering featuring her familiar animal buddies (A Birthday for Cow, 2008). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAN YOU MAKE A SCARY FACE? by Jan Thomas
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"In a whopper of a twist, reality and imagination blend so subtly that children will find themselves looking around the room to ascertain for themselves just what's happened. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a series of speech balloons, a buck-toothed ladybug takes readers through a guided visualization of sorts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOUDEST ROAR by Thomas Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Unimpressive, just like Clovis. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Eager to prove that he is the loudest and fiercest animal in the jungle, Clovis, a very young, small tiger, approaches everyone he sees with a loud ROAR! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN MUIR by Thomas Locker
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2003

"Though lacking the finishing touches of a booklist, or even sources for the many quotes, this still makes a memorable introduction to a maverick spirit. (selection of quotes) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
On the heels of Walking with Henry (2002), Locker profiles another of our country's great nature writers, again including plenty of brief quotations to go with a set of silently eloquent landscape paintings. Read full book review >