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David Michael Slater

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David Michael Slater is an acclaimed author of books for children, teens, and adults. His books include Cheese Louise!; Jock & Spock; Ned Loses His Head; the groundbreaking teen series, Forbidden Books, which is being developed for film; and the recent adult comic-drama, Fun & Games, which the New York Journal of Books called "hilarious." David teaches in Reno, Nevada, where he lives with his wife and son. ...more

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The Boy & the Book

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The Book of Nonsense (Forbi...

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The Bored Book

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Seven Ate Nine

3.85 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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We're Doing It Wrong: 25 Id...

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Fun & Games

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Jacques & Spock

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Cheese Louise!

3.57 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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The Book of Knowledge

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The Book of Nonsense The Book of Secrets The Book of Knowledge The Book of Maps The Book of All Things The Book of Names The Book of Letters
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The Book of Lights is challenging but deeply absorbing. Once again, Potok takes on the devastating disappointments of the 20th Century, this time through the eyes of a young mystically-inclined rabbi and his friend, both of whom search for meaning as ...more
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For me, Potok is not so much a literary genius as a master of pinpointing crucial moments in history and then bringing them to life with passionate people. Here, through the eyes of a young girl, we watch a family grappling with the perils and promis ...more
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The Gift of Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
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No question that I prefer The Chosen/Promise pairing to the two Asher Lev books. I read The Gift of Asher Lev with interest (as one more nuanced examination of the conflicts between tradition and modernity). But as in first book, I never felt sympath ...more
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My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
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Like The Chosen and The Promise, My Name is Asher Lev hinges on conflicts between old-world beliefs and modernity. But I, for partly idiosyncratic reasons, did not find it nearly as compelling as the former pair. I related to the obsession with words ...more
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Another beautiful book by Chaim Potok. The Promise, for me, was not as emotionally affecting as The Chosen. But it is deeply absorbing, a nuanced meditation about the all-encompassing power of words and those who spend their lives grappling with them ...more
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I love (and write many) fantasy adventure stories, the more fantastic, the better. But a story can be just as compelling to me when the adventure is purely intellectual, spiritual, or emotional. The Chosen is all three; it's a deeply moving story ful ...more
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I may be leaving one or two out, but there are three authors whose next book I will read without caring in the least what it's about: Colson Whitehead, Steve Stern, and Arthur Philips, whose books are wildly different in all but their brilliance. The ...more
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Excavation starts well, promising to expose the awful dynamics of the author's years-long on-again off-again "relationship" with her pedophile English teacher (!). But while her teenage narcissism is understandable, as is her endless pursuit of drugs ...more
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I know Stargirl is a beloved book, but... Let's start this review with three disclaimers: 1) I realize I am not the target audience; 2) I think it could be useful for getting kids to begin thinking about nonconformity; and 3) I am not down with the t ...more
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The Man Behind the Shock Machine is both fascinating and frustrating. Fascinating because it contains more detailed information about the Milgram Shock Experiment than you could ever hope to learn (did you know there were 20+ "conditions" or variatio ...more
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