Search Results: "Watt Key"


BOOK REVIEW

HIDEOUT by Watt Key
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"It's man versus nature as well as man versus man in this tale that will have strong appeal to Key's fans and adventure lovers. (Adventure. 10-15)"
Key treads familiar territory in this tale of boys trying to be men, this time in the dangerous swampy bayous of Mississippi. Read full book review >

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FOURMILE by Watt Key
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Deeply moving and fast-paced, this life-affirming effort is a worthy addition to the bookshelves of sturdy readers. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Key (Alabama Moon, 2006, etc.) has crafted another powerful, riveting coming-of-age tale that doesn't stint on violence to advance the action. Read full book review >

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DIRT ROAD HOME by Watt Key
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2010

"A gripping tale of a 14-year-old caught in a justice system that is not about justice at all, Key's sophomore outing will be satisfying to his early admirers even as he plows new territory by focusing on a completely different battle. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Although a companion to Alabama Moon (2006) in that it continues the story of one of that book's main characters, this survival tale is by no means dependent on its predecessor. Read full book review >

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TERROR AT BOTTLE CREEK by Watt Key
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Fare to satisfy readers captivated by disaster, particularly outdoor enthusiasts, but less satisfying to aspiring feminists. (Adventure. 9-13)"
When a hurricane strikes the Alabama coastal swamps, it takes real expertise to survive. Read full book review >

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ALABAMA MOON by Watt Key
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Key writes honestly about hunting, trapping and the hardships of survival in this rather unusual coming-of-age story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
All his life, Moon Blake has lived with his reclusive father, Oliver, on a remote tract of land in the woods surviving only on what they trap and grow. Read full book review >

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WATT O'HUGH UNDERGROUND by Steven S. Drachman
Released: May 20, 2014

"An unreliable narrator, but with all his charm and knack for stumbling upon adventures, readers won't mind."
Drachman's (The Ghosts of Watt O' Hugh, 2012) time-traveling hero returns for retribution against the man responsible for the death of his beloved. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE'S KEY by Rob Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A fast-paced, often riveting mystery with a plausible, thrilling climax. (Mystery. 11-15)"
Thirteen-year-old Charlie inherits just one thing from his troubled dad: a key. Read full book review >

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KEY GRIP by Dustin Beall Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Slim—in every way."
Veteran film hand/hard drinker/coke sniffer/celebrity wannabe/Kerouac emulator/skydiver/Lakota sweat-lodger/adjunct undergraduate instructor Smith (English/Gettysburg Coll.) tells all. Read full book review >

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CATHY’S KEY by Sean Stewart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2008

"Perfect for gaming fans, reluctant readers and manga enthusiasts. (Fiction. YA)"
In this sequel to 2006's multimedia New York Times bestseller, teen heroine Cathy Vickers returns only to have her diary and cell phone stolen. Read full book review >

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DUMA KEY by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Edgar's own story in the present is more compelling than the revelations of the key's past, and the novel might have been twice as powerful if it had been cut by a third, but King fans will find it engrossing."
The prolific master of psycho-horror returns to the mysteries of the creative process, a subject that has inspired some of his most haunting work. Read full book review >

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SKY KEY by James Frey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Opportunistic, paint-by-numbers hackwork. (Adventure. 12-16)"
Endgame continues as the Players hunt for the Sky Key. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KEY by Michael Grant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Action, adventure, fantasy, humor and a glimpse of a potential budding romance are all here, making this a great end-of-summer read. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
As in the previous titles (The Call, 2010, and The Trap, 2011), this third installment in the Magnificent 12 series speeds forward with the help of over-the-top action sequences and rapid, clever dialogue. Read full book review >