Results for: chris lynch

Below is a list of 12 the books by this author.

Book cover of FREEWILL
FREEWILL
By: chris lynch | Published: March 2014

A rash of teen suicides haunts a teen with a murky history in this Printz Honor–winning novel. Will was destined to be a pilot, to skim...

A rash of teen suicides haunts a teen with a murky history in this Printz Honor–winning novel. Will was destined to be a pilot, to skim above surfaces. So why is he in wood shop class? He doesn’t know—or maybe he just doesn’t want to admit the truth. When local teens begin committing suicide, their deaths all have one thing in common: beautifully carved wooden tributes that appear just after or before their bodies are found. Will’s afraid he knows who’s responsible. And lurking just behind that knowledge is another secret, so explosive that he might not be able to face it and live…

Theme: Suicide

  • ISBN
    9781442482715
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of ICEMAN
ICEMAN
By: chris lynch | Published: April 2013

Is Eric as cold as the ice he skates on? A fiery tour de force from the author of Inexcusable, a National Book Award finalist. The other guys on...

Is Eric as cold as the ice he skates on? A fiery tour de force from the author of Inexcusable, a National Book Award finalist. The other guys on Eric’s hockey team call him the Iceman, because he’s a heartless player, cold as ice. Only Eric knows the truth—he’s not cold, he’s on fire, burning with a need he just can’t explain. Least of all to his family—not to his dad, whose only joy in life is watching Eric smash other hockey players to a pulp. Or his mom, who starts every conversation with, “Your problem is...” Or even his brother, Duane, once a star athlete, now a star slacker. Can Eric find a way to make them understand how he feels—before the fire inside consumes him completely?

Theme: Sports - Hockey

  • ISBN
    9781442460010
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of INEXCUSABLE
INEXCUSABLE
By: chris lynch | Published: January 2015

Date rape—from the accused’s point of view—is the subject of this “finely crafted and thought-provoking page-turner”...

Date rape—from the accused’s point of view—is the subject of this “finely crafted and thought-provoking page-turner” (SLJ), a National Book Award Finalist from Printz Honor–winning author Chris Lynch. Now available in a tenth-anniversary edition. Keir Sarafian may not know much, but he knows himself. And the one thing he knows about himself is that he is a good guy. A guy who’s a devoted son and brother, a loyal friend, and a reliable teammate. And, maybe most important of all, Keir is a guy who understands that when a girl says no, she means it. But that is not what Gigi Boudakian, childhood friend and Keir’s lifelong love, says at all. What Gigi says seems impossible to Keir—something inexcusable—the worst thing he can imagine, the very opposite of everything he wants to be. As Keir recalls the events leading up to his fateful night with Gigi, he realizes that the way things look are definitely not the way they really are…and that it may be all too easy for a good guy to do something terribly wrong. Chris Lynch has written a no-holds-barred story about truth, lies, and responsibility—a story that every good guy needs to hear.

Theme: EDGY

  • ISBN
    9781481432023
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of IRREVERSIBLE
IRREVERSIBLE
By: chris lynch | Published: September 2017

The accused date rapist from the “finely crafted and thought-provoking” (School Library Journal) National Book Award Finalist,...

The accused date rapist from the “finely crafted and thought-provoking” (School Library Journal) National Book Award Finalist, Inexcusable, must confront the kind of person he really is and come to terms with his past actions, in this stunning sequel from Printz Honor–winning author Chris Lynch. Keir Sarafian insists he did nothing wrong. But no one will believe that he’s the good guy he knows he is—no one except his father, Ray. And Ray is just the person Keir has to get away from in order to have the fresh start he deserves. Now at Carnegie College, Keir’s life isn’t what he thought it would be. Two soccer players are poised to take his spot as kicker. Ray keeps calling, and Joyce, his guiding light on campus, seems to be avoiding him. When tragedy strikes, will Keir finally be able to confront his past actions and realize his potential?

Theme: Rape and sexual abuse

  • ISBN
    9781481429863
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of KILL SWITCH
KILL SWITCH
By: chris lynch | Published: April 2013

A gripping account of espionage and loyalty that Booklist calls “a compact, frayed-nerves bundle of brilliance,” from National Book Award...

A gripping account of espionage and loyalty that Booklist calls “a compact, frayed-nerves bundle of brilliance,” from National Book Award Finalist Chris Lynch. All Daniel wants to do is spend one last summer with his grandfather before he moves away for college and his grandfather’s dementia pulls them apart. But when his dear old Da starts to let things slip about the job he used to hold—people he’s killed, countries he’s overthrown—old work “friends” show up to make sure he stays quiet. Was his grandfather really involved in a world of assassinations and coups, or are the stories just delusions of a crumbling mind? On the run from the police (and possibly something worse) before he has time to find out, Daniel may have to sacrifice everything to protect his grandfather from those who would do him harm.

  • ISBN
    9781442454422
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of SHADOW BOXER
SHADOW BOXER
By: chris lynch | Published: March 2013

Boxing is the family sport—but it’s killing the family in this riveting read from the author of Inexcusable, a National Book Award...

Boxing is the family sport—but it’s killing the family in this riveting read from the author of Inexcusable, a National Book Award finalist. It’s been five years since his father died, and fourteen-year-old George is the man of the family. He knows all too well how brutal the life of a fighter can be. Didn’t it kill his father? But Monty, George’s younger brother, has a completely different attitude. Boxing comes naturally to him. It’s in his blood. He thinks of it as his father’s legacy. Unless George figures out a way to stop it, will boxing kill Monty, too?

  • ISBN
    9781442446878
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of SPECIAL FORCES 02 MINESWEEPER
SPECIAL FORCES 02 MINESWEEPER
By: chris lynch | Published: December 2019

Discover the secret missions behind America's greatest conflicts. Fergus Frew thought he knew what to expect when he signed up with the Navy's...

Discover the secret missions behind America's greatest conflicts. Fergus Frew thought he knew what to expect when he signed up with the Navy's demolitions team. But as the Korean War rages on, Fergus and his fellow divers -- AKA "frogmen" -- are tasked with more than just scouting mudflats. Soon they're planting mines. And sabotaging tunnels, bridges... and even fishing nets. Strangest of all, it falls to Fergus to transport a spy into the country -- and that means traveling far from Navy-controlled waters. But frogmen are amphibious. And Fergus may not realize it, but he's in a position to change the way the whole world thinks about combat. National Book Award finalist Chris Lynch continues his explosive fiction series based on the real-life, top-secret history of US black ops and today's heroic Navy SEALs.

Theme: Reluctant Readers, War/Children and War, Korean

  • ISBN
    9780545861656
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$25.99
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Book cover of SPECIAL FORCES 03 GOOD DEVILS
SPECIAL FORCES 03 GOOD DEVILS
By: chris lynch | Published: December 2020

"All the sizzle, chaos, noise and scariness of war is clay in the hands of ace storyteller Lynch." -Kirkus Reviews for the World War II...

"All the sizzle, chaos, noise and scariness of war is clay in the hands of ace storyteller Lynch." -Kirkus Reviews for the World War II series Gabriel Greene is too young to join the military. But after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he''s too spitting angry not to. So Gabe and his sickly older brother, Dallas, hatch a plan. "Gabe" will stay behind in their isolated Pennsylvania home, while "Dallas" fights abroad--each brother taking the other''s name. It isn''t long before Gabe''s talent for fighting--and his anger issues--land him in trouble. But in this new kind of war, the Army has special use for soldiers as ferocious and tenacious as he is. The First Special Service Force is an elite unit composed of American and Canadian troops. From the start, it''s intended to go where other soldiers won''t. Here, Gabe''s training is anything but "basic," including intense lessons in parachuting, hand-to-hand combat, skiing, and even how to eat bugs. Gabe and his fellow commandos are eager to be unleashed. Soon, they''ll get their wish. National Book Award-finalist Chris Lynch''s potent Special Forces series continues, taking us beyond the limits of traditional warfare.

  • ISBN
    9780545861687
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of VIETNAM 03 FREE-FIRE ZONE
VIETNAM 03 FREE-FIRE ZONE
By: chris lynch | Published: July 2013

"The best Vietnam War novels yet for this age range." -Kirkus Reviews When Rudi is drafted by the US Marine Corps, no one expects...

"The best Vietnam War novels yet for this age range." -Kirkus Reviews When Rudi is drafted by the US Marine Corps, no one expects him to succeed. To everyone's surprise, however, Rudi turns out to be a very good soldier. That's because Rudi has decided to live by a simple code: He will follow orders. No matter how big or small. No matter how frightening. But will following orders be enough to keep Rudi alive? And if he does survive the war, will his best friends even recognize him on the other side?

Theme: War/Children and War

  • ISBN
    9780545270281
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of VIETNAM 05 WALKING WOUNDED
VIETNAM 05 WALKING WOUNDED
By: chris lynch | Published: January 2016

Read as these characters tackle two historical obstacles: the Vietnam War and racial prejudice. Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck were best friends. So...

Read as these characters tackle two historical obstacles: the Vietnam War and racial prejudice. Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck were best friends. So when one of them was drafted into the Vietnam War, the others signed up, too. They promised to look out for one another. They pledged to come home together. .Now, that pledge has been broken. One of the four has been killed in action. And the remaining three are the only men alive who know the awful truth about their friend's death. Each is left to deal with their secret in his own way. One of them will accompany his friend's body home to Boston. One of them will defy orders in an act of protest. And one of them will decide it's up to him to single-handedly win the war.

  • ISBN
    9780545640169
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of VIETNAM 05 WALKING WOUNDS
VIETNAM 05 WALKING WOUNDS
By: chris lynch | Published: November 2014

"The best Vietnam War novels yet for this age range." -Kirkus Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck were best friends. So when one of them...

"The best Vietnam War novels yet for this age range." -Kirkus Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck were best friends. So when one of them was drafted into the Vietnam War, the others signed up, too. They promised to watch out for one another. They pledged to come home together. Now, that pledge has been broken. One of the four has been killed in action. And the remaining three are the only men alive who know the awful truth about their friend's death. In the end, Vietnam may claim more than their lives. As the war grinds on, their very souls are at stake. And their shattered friendship will prove either their salvation . . . or their ruin.

  • ISBN
    9780545640138
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of WORLD WAR II - THE LIBERATORS
WORLD WAR II - THE LIBERATORS
By: chris lynch | Published: September 2015

A powerful insight in to the chaotic landscape of War, from World War II to the timely War on Terror. The US Marines Corps is home to some of the...

A powerful insight in to the chaotic landscape of War, from World War II to the timely War on Terror. The US Marines Corps is home to some of the roughest, toughest combatants in World War II. Their courage and daring are legendary. And the best of the best - the boldest among them - are joining the Corps' elite new paratrooper combat unit. As Paramarines, they'll be expected to do everything a typical Marine does... and do it while skydiving. Nick Nardini knows that he's destined to become a Paramarine. He also knows that he has to convince his best friend, Zachary Klecko, to sign up too. Nardini and Klecko used to be inseparable, ever since they met in kindergarten, but recently they've been drifting apart. Fighting in the same battalion - and jumping out of the same planes - seems to Nardini like a surefire way to restore their bond and come out of the war stronger than ever.

  • ISBN
    9780545523042
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Social Studies - History
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