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Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1)
3.93
"What normal girl loved physics? Abnormal ones. Ones who were not ever going to be hot. And face it, being hot? That was what life was all about."

Yup
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not set
Jul 29, 2010
 
51
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.39
Wow. I understand now why this is the hot new series. May I just say that Collins did a marvelous job with keeping the tension high throughout the Gam ...more
Oct 02, 2010
Jul 08, 2014
 
90
The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #3)
4.38
Ah. Delightful. What the author manages to do is write a caper story, starring a thief, that's actually about politics, persuasion, and the early days ...more
not set
Jul 16, 2014
 
36
Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling, #1)
3.96
Note to self: where the hell is this book? Does Veronica have it?

***

Answer, as best I can figure after looking all over hell and half of Georgia, is t
...more
Sep 23, 2012
Jun 07, 2010
 
50
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
Sookie Stackhouse for YAs. Bella is boring and the idea of marvelous immortal being subjecting themselves, voluntarily, to high school forever is stup ...more
Jan 2008
Oct 04, 2008
 
75
Looking for Alaska
4.16
I worry for Green. His books feature a nice enough guy who gets a little too obsessive, stalkery even, about some girl the guy doesn't understand at a ...more
not set
Jul 09, 2014
 
98
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
3.95
The only problem I had with this book was Todd's way of talking. (I don't think first-person books should be written in dialect, because our way of ta ...more
not set
Dec 10, 2009
 
34
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
3.79
Yes, well, werewolves are the new vampires. I rather liked what Stiefvater was doing with the idea of werewolves, but two characters who love each oth ...more
Feb 28, 2010
Sep 24, 2009
 
68
The Catcher in the Rye
3.77
I tried to read all the classics of modern literature before I graduated high school. Of course, I felt strongly for poor depressed Holden. It's hard ...more
Jan 06, 1982
Oct 04, 2008
 
74
Tomorrow, When the War Began (The Tomorrow Series, #1)
4.06
It's a classic set up: a group is out camping in the wilderness and comes home to find something horrible has happened. In this case, Australia has be ...more
not set
Jul 09, 2014
 
46
Someone Like You
3.95
This is my least favorite Dessen books so far. It has the central conflict of a teenage girl and her parents, which was fine, and handled well, I thin ...more
Mar 11, 2012
Sep 11, 2009
 
60
The Diary of a Young Girl
4.07
"in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart." - Anne Frank

"Grow up, Anne." - Melissa Snyder

Here's the thing to me: An
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Jan 1982
Jul 09, 2014
 
40
Lord of the Flies
3.61
1997

When I first read this in high school it made a huge impression. My re-read, not so much. The point of the book, I think, is that civilization is
...more
Jan 1982
Oct 04, 2008
 
59
The Dark is Rising (The Dark is Rising, #2)
4.06
Overall I'd say I prefer stories about heroes who become, rather than who are chosen. But if it the author is relying on fate, how better than to use ...more
not set
Oct 11, 2009
 
58
Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1)
4.26
Ah, well done. I enjoyed Alanna's adventures enormously. while not set in a known time and place, there's a strong Arthurian feel to this business of ...more
not set
Jul 08, 2014
 
97
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
4.28
Well, I can understand why people like it. There's this kid who isn't popular or happy, but he turns out to be the best in the world at something, and ...more
Jan 06, 1990
Jul 16, 2014
 
55
Just Listen
4.07
Remy and Dexter from This Lullaby have cameos.

Such a sad book, with sexual assault, bullying, eating disorders, and all the quiet with no one talking
...more
not set
Jul 08, 2014
 
54
Along for the Ride
4.09
I'm loving this so far, with only a tiny quibble: I really don't like the use of imaginary college names, particularly where the characters within the ...more
not set
Jul 08, 2014
 
53
The Blue Sword (Damar, #2)
4.25
Harry is a young woman, orphaned, and sent out to live near her brother who is in the army and posted at the back of beyond in a new colony of the Que ...more
Dec 10, 2011
Jul 08, 2014
 
91
Saving Francesca
3.96
Francesca's mother won't get out of bed. Francesca is starting her junior year at an all-boy's school which has allowed a very few girls to register. ...more
not set
Jul 16, 2014
 
43
Beauty (Folktales #1)
4.05
apparently, I've read this before. It's been long enough that I didn't really remember anything until after it had come up, in fact, I'd conflated the ...more
May 09, 2011
Jul 08, 2014
 
52
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
My copy came in to the library Friday, so I stopped by after work to pick it up. Saturday I was able to pass it on, completed to my mother. I freaking ...more
not set
Jul 08, 2014
 
56
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4.20
It's a bit too much. Too much happens, too many momentous events, too many great books read and pondered. It suffers from that adult-writing-a-precoci ...more
not set
Jul 08, 2014
 
19
Looking for Alibrandi
3.84
Okay, I'm finally writing this one off. Since I loved Froi of the Exiles beyond all reckoning, I'm just going to assume that this one isn't for me and ...more
May 15, 2012
Sep 16, 2009
 
78
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.58
The kind of faux-fifties lifestyle of the wizarding community was really bugging me by the last installment. Everyone pairs off in high school, or the ...more
not set
Apr 16, 2014
 
45
Keeping the Moon
3.86
Quite similar to Along for the Ride. Misfit girl with no friends spends a summer at the beach, gets initiated into girl culture, learns to like hersel ...more
Dec 12, 2011
Jul 08, 2014
 
71
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.39
To my chagrin, I can't remember when I first read this. I'd like to think that I was one of the first to discover the magic, and blah, blah, blah, but ...more
Jan 2000
Oct 04, 2008
 
67
Hatchet (Brian's Saga, #1)
3.64
I can see why kids would love it, but the tale of survival didn't entirely grab me.
Jan 1997
Jul 09, 2014
 
38
The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)
4.44
Today I formally declaring that I am giving up hope. I've tried this and The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again three times each and Tolkein just doesn't ...more
not set
Aug 06, 2010
 
14
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
3.60
I've been looking forward to reading this for so long that I really tried to keep going. But I couldn't. Maybe it was just because I was sick, but the ...more
Jun 24, 2011
Sep 18, 2009
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