Search Results: "Will Weaver"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WEAVER by Thacher Hurd
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 22, 2010

Where do dreams come from? Read full book review >

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DREAM WEAVER by Penina Keen Spinka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Still waiting for Spinka's voice to grow up."
A reverse retelling of the epic that signaled Spinka's attempt to leap from YA to adult fiction (Picture Maker, 2001). Read full book review >

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FULL SERVICE by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"Superb. (Fiction. YA)"
A northern Minnesota small town in 1965 is the setting for Paul's summer of growing maturity while working at a Shell full-service gas station. Read full book review >

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THE SURVIVORS by Will Weaver
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Sobering, thoroughly credible and, ultimately, optimistic about the chances of our better natures triumphing when the going gets rough. (Science fiction. 10-13)"
A family fleeing rapidly degenerating social order caused by world-changing volcanic eruptions finds respite and new heart in this well-crafted sequel to Memory Boy (2001). Read full book review >

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CLAWS by Will Weaver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2003

"Worthwhile, but a pity about the trifurcated personality. (Fiction. YA)"
A Minnesota teen who thinks he leads the perfect life finds out that he doesn't. Read full book review >

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MEMORY BOY by Will Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2001

"An absorbing tale set against a disturbing, plausibly developed background. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A suburban family flees the breakdown of law and order following a massive natural disaster in this tense near-future tale. Read full book review >

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FARM TEAM by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: June 30, 1995

"From conflict to contradiction and from contradiction to understanding, the narrative pulls readers along, every event staged with precision. (Fiction. 12+)"
Weaver (Striking Out, 1993) begins his novel in black and white, swiftly setting up a Dickensian network of coldness and cruelty around Billy, 13. Read full book review >

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CHECKERED FLAG CHEATER by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"There's no drag here. (Fiction. YA)"
Weaver extends his Motor Series with this full-throttle, stand-alone sequel. Read full book review >

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DREAM-WEAVER by Louise Lawrence
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"The hasty and unexpected ending is a disappointment in an otherwise promising interstellar adventure. (Fiction. 9+)"
Lawrence (Keeper of the Universe, 1993, etc.) presents the story of wealthy space colonists fleeing an ecologically damaged Earth in droves for a chance to live on a virgin planet. Read full book review >

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SUPER STOCK ROOKIE by Will Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2009

"Racing action, sharp dialogue and solid characterization make this a good bet for young sports fans dreaming of the cars in their futures. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Success sometimes brings its own challenges, as Trace Bonham finds out when he wins the Super Stock tryouts at Rivers Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., picks up a corporate sponsor and becomes a well-paid Super Stock driver. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEFECT by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Told with sensitivity and insight, this exploration of a young man's journey to self-acceptance seems particularly compelling in a world of extreme makeovers. (Fiction. 13-16)"
A teen with congenital physical abnormality must chose between being "normal" or "special." Read full book review >

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HARD BALL by Will Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1998

"Still, Weaver succeeds in creating an offbeat, exciting narrative that features a credible hero who is unpolished and thoroughly human. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Weaver (Farm Team, 1995, etc.) continues his clear-eyed scrutiny of the adventures of 14-year-old Billy Baggs; Billy's father is out of jail and his mother, having tasted independence while her husband was away, holds on to the gains she has made in the household's balance of power. Read full book review >