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It's Kind of a Funny Story
really liked it
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
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was a great story that both showed a bit of what it means to be a Native American in today's culture as well as a story ...more
Feb 07, 2008
Dec 08, 2007
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
it was amazing
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
really liked it
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
Oct 2009
Aug 26, 2009
The Last Unicorn
really liked it
"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
The Blood Confession
liked it
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
Nov 2007
Nov 06, 2007
Freeze Tag (Point Horror, #25)
liked it
Back when they were kids, Meghan Moore and the Trevor kids played a deadly game of Freeze Tag with their neighbor Lannie. Lannie said she could actual ...more
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 08, 2011
Eleanor & Park
it was amazing
I heard good things about this book, and when the local bookseller started telling everyone at the library about it I was very excited to read it. And ...more
May 02, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
The King's Rose
really liked it
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
Fire & Flood (Fire & Flood, #1)
really liked it
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
Feb 05, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
The All-New All-Different Avengers / The Uncanny Inhumans FCBD 2015 Edition
liked it
I have to say, I was sort of ho-hum about this one, mostly because I didn't know half the characters. I got Ms. Marvel, and the new Spiderman, new Cap ...more
Nov 02, 2015
Nov 02, 2015
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
really liked it
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
Nightfall (The Vampire Diaries: The Return, #1)
it was ok
Well, I doubt any of the plotlines in this installment of the Vampire Diaries series will be making it to the TV show anytime soon. Because this book ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Dec 21, 2010
Secret Avengers, Volume 1: Let's Have a Problem
liked it
Maria Hill has put together a small unit of Avengers for some smaller ops. Nick Fury, Phil Coulson, Black Widow, Spidergirl... NOT Hawkeye but somehow ...more
Mar 06, 2015
Mar 06, 2015
No One Else Can Have You (No One Else Can Have You #1)
really liked it
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
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
really liked it
Flavia de Luce is an 11-year-old chemist sorta obsessed with poisons. Whether it's concocting a poison ivy lipstick retaliation against her horrid old ...more
Jun 02, 2011
May 31, 2011
The Girl from the Well (The Girl from the Well, #1)
really liked it
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
Jun 04, 2014
May 20, 2014
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
really liked it
Will Grayson is the straight sidekick of gay football player Tiny Cooper. Tiny is larger than life, and Will often feels like he is trapped in Tiny's ...more
Jul 09, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
Spoiled (Spoiled, #1)
liked it
I received this ARC from the publisher, along with an ARC of Sweetly. Which one to read first? I love the Go Fug Yourself blog so I'd been hearing abo ...more
May 13, 2011
May 09, 2011
Sea (Sea #1)
liked it
I received this ARC from the publisher (quite a deal, too! I had requested an ARC of Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials but they had run out, a ...more
Jan 26, 2010
Jan 18, 2010
Carry On
really liked it
It's Simon's last year at Watford school of magic, and when his roommate/archnemesis Baz doesn't return, Simon spends most of his time looking for him ...more
Oct 23, 2015
Oct 16, 2015
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
really liked it
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
Prom Dress
it was ok
The cover of this book looked so familiar I thought I had read it. But in reading it again, I didn't remember any of the details.

Robin, a dancer, wan
Oct 22, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
The Shadow Thieves (Cronus Chronicles, #1)
liked it
Charlotte's British cousin Zachary "Zee" is coming to live with her family for a little while, since there is some kind of illness going around his sc ...more
Mar 17, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
172 Hours on the Moon
liked it
When a librarian on the YALSA listserv said this was too scary for them to read, I knew I immediately would have to read it... luckily I had an ARC fr ...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: 14 Amazing Authors Tell the Tales
really liked it
One of my favorite children's books of all time is The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg. I was so excited to find a story by Stephen ...more
Dec 09, 2011
Dec 04, 2011
Blur (Night Roamers, #1)
it was ok
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
Graphic Classics, Volume 1: Edgar Allan Poe
liked it
This graphic novel takes a handful of classic tales and poems (and only the well-known ones, either) by Edgar Allan Poe and, using mostly his original ...more
Oct 16, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
The Replacement
really liked it
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
Feb 08, 2011
Oct 13, 2010
The Girl in the Box
really liked it
This book had a very weird premise: a girl finds herself in a dark basement with an old typewriter. She isn't sure who kidnapped her or why they are k ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2009
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