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The Sisters

The Sisters

The Sisters falls securely in the category of women’s fiction. When I first saw the cover and read the description, I doubted that it would have teen appeal. Still, it was vacation, I had time, I gave it a try. The Sisters begins with a bang. It grabs the reader from the first chapter. And [...]

Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family’s Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom

Across Many Mountains

Yangzom Brauen tells the story of three generations of women in her family, beginning with her grandmother’s young adulthood spent as a Buddhist nun in Tibet. The family fled Tibet in 1960 to escape the Chinese, ending up in India, then Switzerland and, eventually, the United States. Yangzom’s mother, Sonam Dolma Brauen, is now an [...]

Dead of Night

Dead of Night

Jonathan Maberry, author of popular YA novels Rot & Ruin and Dust & Decay (both Simon & Schuster, 2010 & 2011 respectively), is out with a new adult zombie novel this week. Maberry debuted Dead of Night as a special guest at ZomBcom 2011 this weekend. You may also know Maberry for his Joe Ledger novels, [...]

Buried Secrets

Buried Secrets

Are you claustrophobic?  If so, you might think twice about reading the latest from Joseph Finder — or maybe it will thrill you all the more. Buried Secrets is the second Nick Heller novel, after Vanished (St. Martin’s, 2009). This is Finder’s first attempt at a series, something he avoided for a long time. For [...]

Night Road

Night Road

According to Kristin Hannah, Night Road was inspired by her son’s senior year of high school (see her blog for more in her own words). If so, that must have been a year rife with anxiety! The reader is privy to two primary perspectives, one adult, one teen, leading up to and recovering from a tragic [...]

Shakespeare Undead

Shakespeare Undead

It is 1592, and zombies have overtaken London. Who better to stop the undead than Shakespeare? And oh yes, Shakespeare is himself a vampire because, really, how could anyone write so many great works in one lifetime? HANDELAND, Lori. Shakespeare Undead. 320p. St. Martin’s/Griffin. 2010. Tr $13.99. ISBN 978-0-312-64152-8. LC 2010014437. Adult/High School–Sure, this is [...]

Medical Adventures

The Dinosaur Hunter

Breakthrough is an historical medical adventure, made all the more appealing to teens because it was a young girl who participated in the experiment that lead to the discovery of insulin. Related books that might interest teens? Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside by Katrina Firlik (Random, [...]

Archaeology, Dinosaurs & Murder

Yesterday I wrote about memoir.  Today, I present the review of a mystery written by Homer Hickam, best known for a memoir, Rocket Boys (Delacorte, 1998), which he expanded into a trilogy with The Coalwood Way (Delacorte, 2000) and Sky of Stone (Delacorte, 2001). He may not be writing memoir, but he’s still writing what he knows. [...]

Cake

Divvies Bakery Cookbook

I couldn’t resist this combination, so I am offering two reviews today. Beginning with our first cooking title, which has a great cover — is there anything teens love more than cupcakes? (Having survived a literary club student bake sale last week, I can confidently say there is not.) Then continuing with a mysterious and [...]