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Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
3.64
Some parts dragged but the ending made it all worth it! I was disappointed that Tris and Tobias take turns narrating. I had gotten attached to Tris's...more
Feb 13, 2014
Feb 06, 2014
 
Thirteen Reasons Why
4.07
Hannah identifies thirteen people who factored into her decision to commit suicide, and then sends the 13 people a package of audiotapes explaining th...more
Aug 03, 2013
Jul 31, 2013
 
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
4.04
This is the story of Blue, a girl with supernatural gifts, and the Raven boys, slick prep school teens who are looking for a long-dead Welsh king. The...more
Mar 04, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
 
The Wicked and the Just
3.67
Set in Wales in the Middle Ages, this is the story of Cecily, a teen who has lost her position due to English laws governing inheritance. She and her...more
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
 
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
4.11
A fantasy that kept me spellbound - amazing! Katsa has the "Grace" or special talent of killing. The king of her land uses her to do his dirty work an...more
Jul 22, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
 
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
3.62
A story about a nihilist high school boy forced to rekindle a friendship with a girl with leukemia: it can't be sappy and it won't be sweet. Rather, i...more
Oct 13, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
 
Chains (Seeds of America, #1)
4.08
Sal's story of life as a slave during the period of fighting between the Colonists and the British in New York grips the reader. The attention to hist...more
Sep 24, 2013
Sep 15, 2013
 
Eleanor & Park
4.22
Recommend this to fans of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. It's another teen romance that feels so real - but instead of cancer we have an abusive step-father....more
Sep 27, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
 
Dying to Know You
3.61
Read it in one sitting. I was totally gripped by the friendship that develops between the narrator and a teenage boy who seeks his help.

The boy conta...more
Feb 20, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
 
If You Find Me
4.06
Page-turner about sisters who have been living in the woods in a camper for several years. Mother has abandoned them, and they are found by a social w...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
 
Tiger Lily
3.92
The backstory of Tiger Lily from the classic Peter Pan story. Who was she? Where did she live? What were her challenges?

Here, she is fully realized a...more
Apr 24, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
 
The Book Thief
4.37
Four stars instead of five only because it took me longer than usual to get into the story. The language has a stilted formal feeling, probably becaus...more
Aug 27, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
 
Texas Gothic
3.83
Amy and her sister are charged with house-sitting at their aunt's herb farm one summer. Adjacent to the farm is a huge ranch, a ranch that would like...more
Feb 18, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
 
Crash (Visions, #1)
3.70
This didn't hold me all the way through. The girl has a vision of an accident that will kill nine people - including the boy she likes. The hand-wring...more
Aug 08, 2013
Aug 06, 2013
 
The Difference Between You and Me
3.40
Girl meets girl, but Jesse is "out" and her crush, Emily, requires they only meet secretly. Between that, Emily's boyfriend, and Emily's politics it s...more
Mar 16, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
 
Every Day
4.00
Every day a boy (or girl?) wakes up in a different person's body. There's an element of surprise in this way of life that has been kept things interes...more
Dec 30, 2013
Dec 28, 2013
 
Ask the Passengers
3.92
Teen girl discovers she's in love with another girl. Managing the fallout at home and at school takes over for a while. Best part of her narrative: he...more
Aug 06, 2013
Aug 04, 2013
 
Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout
3.95
Gorgeous graphic / picture book explains the scientific and personal journeys of Marie Curie and her husband. Wiry line-drawn portraits, washes of col...more
not set
Jul 27, 2013
 
The Tale of One Bad Rat
3.85
Teen girl in England is a runaway from her abusive home. We learn of her background through flashbacks. Vivid color illustrations and well-placed fram...more
Dec 10, 2013
Dec 10, 2013
 
Skim
3.73
Black and white graphic follows "Skim", a high school girl, as she sorts out her sexuality, friendships (the constant shift thereof), and depression....more
not set
Jul 24, 2013
 
The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes (The Sandman #1)
4.34
This is the first set of comics in the extensive "Sandman" series. The first several chapters were disjointed for me as I got used to the (bizarre) ch...more
Nov 03, 2013
Oct 31, 2013
 
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
4.12
Like most fantasy, this took me a couple of chapters to get into, but once I was "in" I was WAY in. The world created here is like a medieval kingdom...more
Mar 27, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
 
Legend (Legend, #1)
4.16
Dystopian US setting told by alternating main characters: Day, a boy rebelling against the government; and June, a girl the government is depending on...more
Sep 13, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
Three stars for entertainment value - there's some tension about whether or not our heroine will succumb to her vampire boyfriend or not. The writing,...more
Dec 26, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
 
The Future of Us
3.57
Neighbors and long-time friends Emma and Josh accidentally discover their future Facebook profiles. They learn that they can manipulate their futures...more
not set
Jan 05, 2014
 
The Tragedy Paper
3.76
Interesting plot structure: half real-time and half first person flashback. Two main characters, one we care about and one whose conflicts are less cl...more
Jul 05, 2013
Jul 02, 2013
 
The Song of Achilles
4.06
This is a YA historical fiction page-turner. Achilles and the less-glamorous Patroclus become boyhood friends first and romantically entwined later. T...more
May 20, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
 
The Mockingbirds (The Mockingbirds, #1)
3.83
A girl in boarding school believes she has been date-raped. She has blocked out the specifics of the event, but gradually begins to remember. As a res...more
Dec 28, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
 
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
4.13
I loved the story and the structure of this young adult novel set during World War II. My own weak background knowledge made some parts hard to follow...more
Oct 09, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
 
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
4.16
This is a collection of reports about the various ways Jews and those who supported them actively resisted and even fought against the Nazis. Several...more
Mar 21, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
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