Search Results: "Travis Thrasher"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Superior entry in the genre of Christian horror and teenage angst."
A 16-year-old confronts evil in a North Carolina town. Read full book review >

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HURT by Travis Thrasher
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A fine, fitting end to a soulful series."
Teenager Chris Buckley makes his stand in the town of Solitary in the fourth and final book in Thrasher's (Temptation, 2012) Christian-oriented Solitary Tales series. Read full book review >

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TEMPTATION by Travis Thrasher
Released: April 1, 2012

"An engrossing, well-plotted third volume that whets the appetite for the series' finale."
In the third volume of the Solitary Tales, the face of evil shows itself. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2011

"A solid, suspenseful follow-up to the mesmerizing debut."
The saga of young Chris Buckley continues in the second volume of the Solitary Tales series. Read full book review >

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TIME FOR ME TO COME HOME by Dorothy Shackleford
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Nothing great or earth shattering, but a sweet, if clichéd, romantic Christmas tale that will warm some hearts. Fans of country star Blake Shelton and his author-mother take note."
A country music star finishes a tour in New York City and is summoned home to Oklahoma for Christmas by his mother, but to get there, he'll face a string of travel disasters and meet a fellow voyager who just might be the woman of his dreams. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU GONNA KISS ME OR NOT? by Thompson Square
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"Daniel and Casey's story is warmhearted but slight."
Can a struggling boy who writes beautiful music find love with a privileged girl who writes beautiful lyrics? Maybe in a country song. Read full book review >

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WILLIE'S REDNECK TIME MACHINE by John Luke Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"There are certainly worse products out there put forth by celebrities looking for an extra buck. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
America's favorite redneck patriarch dips his beak into children's publishing with a wacky time-travel choose-your-own adventure. Read full book review >

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DON'T MESS WITH TRAVIS by Bob  Smiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2012

"A freewheeling political satire that does for politics what Texan Dan Jenkins' antic fictions did for golf and football. Smiley's first novel disproves the notion that conservatives can't be really funny."
In this debut novel, Ben Travis, a lowly state senator in Texas, has stumbled into the job of governor. Read full book review >

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TRAVIS AND THE BETTER MOUSETRAP by Deborah Dennard
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"The evolutions of this tale are arbitrary and mechanically carried out; neither Dennard nor Burns, with her pale illustrations, settles into either pure fancy or droll matter-of-factness, but hovers somewhere in between. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When young Travis Jay MacArthur builds a super mechanical trap to eliminate his Aunt Millie's mouse problem, he is amazed to discover that it captures a ``Better Mouse''—a talking, bespectacled mouse almost as tall as he is. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Think Mission: Impossible meets Gordon Korman's Son of the Mob (2002), with interwoven family issues providing just the right amount of ballast. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Hatching an ill-considered scheme to escape financial woes by striking it rich in Las Vegas, preteen best buds—one an extreme jock, the other an equally extreme geek—discover, in this breezy debut, that Vegas is nothing like Walla Walla. Read full book review >

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THE NINE LIVES OF TRAVIS KEATING by Jill MacLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2008

"Not a complicated tale, but not heavy-handed either. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A grieving middle-grader suffers repeated encounters with a vicious bully while finding both solace and allies in efforts to rescue a group of feral cats. Read full book review >