Search Results: "Tom Leveen"


BOOK REVIEW

SHACKLED by Tom Leveen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Simple but suspenseful. (Suspense. 12-18)"
Six years after her friend Tara disappeared from a shopping mall during a game of hide-and-seek, prickly, anxious Pelly thinks she spots her buying coffee with her captor. Read full book review >

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HELLWORLD by Tom Leveen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 21, 2017

"A solid thriller built on some well-meant emotional ideas. (Paranormal adventure. 12-16)"
A teenage girl searches for her long-lost mom and accidentally triggers an apocalypse. Read full book review >

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RANDOM by Tom Leveen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Suspenseful, if also a bit didactic. (Suspense. 12-18)"
In a topical thriller, a girl facing legal repercussions for her role in a cyberbullying-related suicide receives a mysterious phone call from a stranger who claims to be on the verge of suicide himself. Read full book review >

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SICK by Tom Leveen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Between the pacing and the heroes' salty, blue language (full of lovingly creative, genital-inspired insults), reluctant readers who love zombies will devour it, right up to the abrupt end. (Horror. 14-18)"
Zombie virus? Check! Locked high school? Check! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOM by Lyle Leverich
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Affectionate and affecting, dense with arresting detail, likely to be definitive. (50 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; first serial to the New Yorker)"
Artistically and psychologically acute biography of the great American poet-playwright. Read full book review >

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TOM by Tomie dePaola
by Tomie dePaola, illustrated by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"A delightfully offbeat vignette of boyish mischief reinforcing the bond between generations; dePaola's handsomely designed illustrations have unusual warmth here, subtly expressing the characters' affection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another autobiographical story from dePaola, this time about his grandfather, who ingenuously explains that "We're named after each other, Tommy. Read full book review >

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TOM by Daniel Torres
by Daniel Torres, translated by Julie Simmons-Lynch, illustrated by Daniel Torres
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Then again, this book is supposed to be about art, so maybe the words don't matter. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Torres's first book is a big tribute to New York City and a little satire about the superficiality of the public's taste in art, wrapped in a story about a dinosaur. Read full book review >

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MANICPIXIEDREAMGIRL by Tom Leveen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 23, 2013

"If Becky actually were a manic pixie dream girl, there'd at least be some whimsy breaking up the dragging, self-centered, deeply unkind angst. (Fiction. 14-16)"
Nothing gives a boy moral superiority like being awkwardly aroused by the least popular girl in high school. Read full book review >

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ZERO by Tom Leveen
Released: April 24, 2012

"Artful. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Amanda, who signs all of her artwork "Zero," planned to leave Phoenix in the fall to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Read full book review >

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PARTY by Tom Leveen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 27, 2010

"Tepid afterschool-special fare. (Fiction. YA)"
The lives of 11 high-school teens—the burnout, the weirdo, the bitch, the good girl, the goofball, the jock, the straight edge, etc.—intersect, intertwine and break apart as they prepare for the biggest party of the year, thrown by an unknown host on the Santa Monica coastline. Read full book review >

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TOM CAT by Noah Woods
by Noah Woods, illustrated by Noah Woods
ANIMALS
Released: May 25, 2004

"Bouncily expressive Tom is winningly colored in gray, black, and magenta; other visuals are less interesting. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A computer-generated cat interacts with parents and objects in this tale with a confused message. Read full book review >