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It's Kind of a Funny Story
The title of this book aptly describes the story therein. It IS kind of a funny story. Not laugh out loud funny, but quirky and cute, which are two ad...more
Jul 12, 2011
Aug 23, 2010
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
My friend Tammy dropped this off at the library for me to read, and one day as I was waiting for the virus scan to run on my work computer, I started...more
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
The Book Thief
I finished this just in the nick of time for my book club - it's hard to read while crying, words getting all blurry, etc.

I am not sure how many teens...more
Oct 2009
Aug 26, 2009
The Blood Confession
I did appreciate the gothic tone of this novel. Had I known nothing about Elizabeth of Bathory, I might have appreciated it more.

I was completely ast...more
Nov 2007
Nov 06, 2007
Fire & Flood
I received this advanced copy from Netgalley.

I read one review that called this a mashup of "The Hunger Games" and "The Amazing Race" and they are pre...more
Feb 05, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
The Girl from the Well
I read this ARC via Netgalley.

She died in a well.

Now Okiku wanders the land of the living, finding dead children who cling to the backs of their murd...more
Jun 04, 2014
May 20, 2014
The Replacement
I knew I would like this book when I saw the cover. I also like changeling stories.

Mackie has known all his life that he was different, and not only b...more
Feb 08, 2011
Oct 13, 2010
Divergent (Divergent #1)
In this future society, everyone is divided into factions based on their ideals. Beatrice grew up in Abnegation, a puritanical faction based around se...more
Dec 30, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
The Fault in Our Stars
Hazel is dying of cancer. Every week she goes to a support group for kids dying of cancer. Then one week Augustus Waters shows up. He is Hazel's equal...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Blur (Night Roamers, #1)
Nikki and her twin brother Nathan have just moved to a new town after their estranged father attacked and raped their mother. Immediately upon arrival...more
Apr 2013
Mar 27, 2013
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
Karou is living a double life: one as a student at a Czech art school, and the other in a mysterious world filled with chimera (creatures that are par...more
Mar 08, 2012
Sep 07, 2011
The Last Unicorn
"The Last Unicorn" was one of my favorite movies from my childhood, and a few years ago I got around to reading The Last Unicorn. When I saw that a gr...more
May 27, 2011
May 25, 2011
No One Else Can Have You
In the tiny town of Friendship, Wisconsin, the horrific murder of a girl named Ruth has been discovered. Ruth's best friend Kippy now has Ruth's diary...more
May 16, 2014
May 09, 2014
Black Juice
I picked this up after reading an article about YA literature that would appeal to adults. The article had a list of the top ten YA authors for adults...more
Sep 08, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I've been hearing forever how great this book is. It's on just about every list of "Best YA Books of 2008" and even some for adult books. I ordered th...more
Jan 15, 2009
Oct 10, 2008
Paper Towns
Q has always liked his next door neighbor Margo Roth Spiegelman, although after that one time they found a dead body when they were 9, Margo has becom...more
Apr 27, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
A Long, Long Sleep (Rosalinda Fitzroy #1)
I read this ARC via NetGalley.

In this sci-fi take on Sleeping Beauty, Rose is the daughter of rich corporate CEOs, and has just been awoken from her s...more
Mar 23, 2011
Mar 22, 2011
Bewitched and Bewildered: A Spooky Love Story
Someone donated this to the library and it looked so cheesy I had to read it... it only took about half an hour. Remember when YA books were short?

Sep 23, 2011
Sep 25, 2011
The King's Rose
I love "The Tudors" and "The Other Boleyn Girl," so when I saw this book about one of Henry VIII's later wives I had to read it... a sneak peek into "...more
Jun 26, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
Anya's Ghost
This book was requested by a patron at the library and somehow was put on hold for me instead of the patron, but I decided to check out it anyway. I w...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
The Unwritten, Vol. 2: Inside Man
Tom Taylor, found alone at the scene of a massacre at the Villa Diodati, is shipped off to prison in France. The prison warden's two children are inte...more
Mar 19, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
Karen, after being attacked by a group of classmates, ends up in a coma in this world, and awakens as a fox in another world. She befriends a young ma...more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2)
I won this signed first edition from Free Book Friday Teens.

After discovering that she's a demon, not a witch, Sophie is sent off to London to stay wi...more
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 08, 2011
Cath and her twin sister Wren used to write fanfiction together. Now that they're off to college, and Wren has decided she doesn't even want to be Cat...more
Dec 11, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
Fat Kid Rules the World
Troy is a fat kid so unhappy that he is contemplating throwing himself in front of a subway train, when someone tells him to stop. It's Kurt McCray, g...more
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
Looking for Alaska
Miles leaves his basically friendless life in Florida to attend a boarding school in Alabama, where his new roommate, nicknamed the Colonel, christens...more
Mar 30, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
I had a hard time getting into this book. Once I got about halfway through, events began to happen that made me race toward the end. It's hard not to...more
Nov 20, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
Runemarks (Runemarks, #1)
It took me so long to read this book... not sure why, because it was very enjoyable. But I only finished it in the nick of time before my book club to...more
Aug 05, 2010
Jun 30, 2010
Whisper of Death
Jan. 2002 reread:
I hadn't read Christopher Pike since high school, but I remembered bits of this book very clearly and so wanted to read it again. It...more
Dec 03, 2011
Jun 02, 2008
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
I was quite surprised when I read this book, after reading all of Dahl's children's stories. The title suggests that these are happy wonder-filled sto...more
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Jan 21, 2009
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