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Dec 15, 2013 11:37PM

April 2013 (14 new)
Jun 02, 2013 11:08PM

17941 I read Walking Disaster in April (4/04). One of the main characters has a father who is a professional gambler and he blamed her for stealing his luck when she turned 13. They ended up becoming estranged because of the way he treated her afterward. Would that count as emotional abuse?
May 2013 (6 new)
Jun 02, 2013 10:31PM

17941 I read If I Stay at the end of May. The main character's father was a teacher and the main character mentioned Julliard a lot and her plans to go there.

Point Earned: 2
Total Points: 39
Mar 15, 2013 03:17AM

Feb 27, 2013 07:55PM

17941 Beth Revis
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Ruta Sepetys
Stephanie Perkins
Jennifer Donnelly
Andrea Cremer
Kelley Armstrong
Brenna Yovanoff

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (amazing young writer who published her first book when she was only 15!)

Clive Barker (I know he mainly writes books for adults, but I love his Abarat series, and the artwork he does for those books are incredible. I'd love to hear him talk about his work on that project)
January 2013 (13 new)
Feb 09, 2013 07:55PM

17941 I read Easy by Tammara Webber on 01/22/13 (a romance with some cuddling)

Points earned: 2
Total points: 37
October 2012 (10 new)
Feb 09, 2013 07:52PM

17941 I had read The Witches by Roald Dahl on 10/14/12.

Points Earned: 2
Total Points: 35
September 2012 (11 new)
Feb 09, 2013 07:50PM

17941 I finished reading This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer on 12/10/12.

Points earned: 1
Total Points: 33
Sep 08, 2012 09:47PM

17941 Themed

Vaclav and Lena by Haley Tanner

Set in New York's Russian émigré community, Vaclav & Lena is a timeless love story from a stunningly gifted young novelist.

Vaclav and Lena, both the children of Russian émigrés, are at the same time from radically different worlds. While Vaclav's burgeoning love of performing magic is indulged by hard-working parents pursuing the American dream, troubled orphan Lena is caught in a domestic situation no child should suffer through. Taken in as one of her own by Vaclav's big-hearted mother, Lena might finally be able to blossom; in the naive young magician's eyes, she is destined to be his "faithful assistant"...but after a horrific discovery, the two are ripped apart without even a goodbye. Years later, they meet again. But will their past once more conspire to keep them apart?

Vaclav and Lena by Haley Tanner
Sep 08, 2012 09:30PM

17941 Non-Themed Nomination

The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She's content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse.

But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry's mother thought she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry's generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry only knows one thing: she must face the forest of her mother's past in order to save herself and the one she loves.

The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2) by Carrie Ryan
March 2012 (28 new)
Mar 17, 2012 10:59PM

17941 I reread The Awakening and The Reckoning this weekend

Do rereads count? If so:

Points Earned: 3
New Total: 32
February 2012 (20 new)
Mar 17, 2012 10:57PM

17941 I had finished The Sky Is Everywhere in Feb. (the main character plays the clarinet and wants to study music at Julliard)

Points Earned: 2
Total Points: 29
December 2011 (21 new)
Jan 16, 2012 04:39PM

17941 Finished Dash & Lily's Book of Dares on Dec. 12th.

A few gifts were exchanged between Dash and Lily: cookies, a book, movie tickets, Snarly the Muppet doll :)

Points earned: 2
Total points: 27
July 2011 (51 new)
Dec 02, 2011 10:54PM

17941 I loved it! I wasn't expecting that twist at all!

I definitely plan on reading more graphic novels now.
July 2011 (51 new)
Nov 30, 2011 08:41PM

17941 I read Anya's Ghost back in October and forgot to claim the points here.

Points Earned: 1
Total Points: 25
August 2011 (30 new)
Sep 05, 2011 02:47PM

17941 All my points that you have listed are right. I had 23 points before I posted for August. So my total now, including the 1 point for Across the Universe, should be 24.
August 2011 (30 new)
Sep 05, 2011 10:58AM

17941 Finished Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Points Earned: 1
Total Points: 24
June 2011 (40 new)
Aug 13, 2011 03:09PM

17941 Finished The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint (8/02)

Points earned: 1
Total points: 23
December 2010 (20 new)
May 30, 2011 12:55PM

17941 Read Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Points Earned: 1
Total Points: 22
May 2011 (54 new)
May 21, 2011 10:30PM

17941 Read Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Points Earned: 1
Total Points: 21
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