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Michael Northrop
Michael Northrop's first young adult novel, Gentlemen, earned him a Publishers Weekly Flying Start citation, and his second, Trapped, was an Indie Next List pick and an ALA/YALSA Readers' Choice List selection. His middle-grade novel, Plunked, was named one of the best children's books of the... show more

Michael Northrop's first young adult novel, Gentlemen, earned him a Publishers Weekly Flying Start citation, and his second, Trapped, was an Indie Next List pick and an ALA/YALSA Readers' Choice List selection. His middle-grade novel, Plunked, was named one of the best children's books of the year by the New York Public Library and was selected by NPR for its Backseat Book Club. He is originally from Salisbury, Connecticut, a small town in the foothills of the Berkshire mountains, where he mastered the arts of BB gun shooting, tree climbing, and field goal kicking with only moderate injuries. After graduating from NYU, he worked at The World Almanac and Sports Illustrated Kids, where he was a senior editor from 2000 to 2008. His articles and stories have been published widely.
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Books Less Travelled
Books Less Travelled rated it 4 years ago
*I received a review copy from KidLitExchange on Instagram. This does not affect my review.*I loved this one! I was worried as I read Northrop's Trapped as a child, and at the time I hated the abrupt ending. After reading this one, I realized that in truth I loved them both! This one actually helped...
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Fallen Over Book Reviews rated it 5 years ago
So this was my weekend read and I was surprised I finished it within 2 hours of actually sitting down and reading it. Now it is being categorized as middle grade young adult but I would read this to my nine year old. I think he would enjoy the adventure of a young boy named Davey who finds himself i...
Books Less Travelled
Books Less Travelled rated it 5 years ago
I...didn't hate it...but where's the ending?! It really was a fun read and I enjoyed the ride, but the sudden stop was not only unexpected, but was excruciatingly painful for me, hints the two-star rating. I hate giving such a low rating, but I read this in high school, so it's been a while, and it ...
Welcome!
Welcome! rated it 6 years ago
Report Card: Characters- APlot- A-Setting- AOverall Grade- A Charcters The first character I'm going to tell you about is Drew mostly because when the book started, I didn't really know what her role in it would be. Is she filler? Is she just another perspective in the island? Who is she? As it t...
Welcome!
Welcome! rated it 6 years ago
Report Card Characters - B+Plot - BSetting - C Characters Our MC is Scotty . He's a typical teenager. He has crushes and zit issues (OMG! the zit issues! How many times did he have to bring it up???). He plays basketball, and he's pretty much the All-American kid. Normally, I don't like this. It ...
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