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Bucking the Sarge
I listened to the audiobook, which is narrated by Michael Boatman from Spin City. Fabulous job with the narration!

I loved, loved, loved the voice of L
Mar 18, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
Torn Away
Jersey's life is ripped apart when a tornado rips through her Missouri town. The first half of the book addresses Jersey's regular life, the actual to ...more
Jun 30, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
My Louisiana Sky
You win some, you lose some. And this book was not a winner for me. I listened to it on audio book and could not get over the narrator's accent. The m ...more
May 18, 2010
May 18, 2010
Half Brother
Half Brother is told from the point of view of Ben, a teenager living in 1973 Canada. His scientist parents decide to adopt a chimpanzee, raise it as ...more
May 21, 2011
May 22, 2011
Dairy Queen (Dairy Queen, #1)
I was surprised by how much a liked this book. Really? A YA novel about a farm girl who decides to play football? But I really enjoyed DJ's story. Whi ...more
Aug 19, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
We'll Always Have Summer (Summer, #3)
I just picked up We'll Always Have Summer from the library. I didn't realize that it's the third and final book in a series until I came to Goodreads ...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1)
Ruby Red is the first in a series about a secret society of time travelers. There is a lot to like about this book -- time traveling, roguishly handso ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
After attending rehab, Nan reunites with her best friend Seemy and they spend Halloween night getting into trouble. Even though Seemy is clearly bad n ...more
Aug 05, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
Fallen Grace
Fallen Grace is the story of Grace and her simple sister, Lily, and their tough lives in 1861 London.

Its strength is the description of 1861 London a
Jul 05, 2011
Jul 06, 2011
The Running Dream
Schneider Family Book Award for Teen Book (2012). A fabulous read! Jessica, a member of her high school track team, loses her leg in a terrible bus ac ...more
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
This is a great book for middle grade teens. Cosmic won the Black-Eyed Susan award for the 2010-2011 school year and I loved the movie Millions based ...more
Jun 29, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
See You at Harry's
I can see that this is a really popular title on Goodreads. I listened to this as an audiobook and didn't particularly like the first two discs. Then ...more
Jun 05, 2012
Jun 05, 2012
So Yesterday
This is my first Westerfeld novel and I know that a lot of people love his books, particularly The Uglies. I generally liked So Yesterday> but ther ...more
Jul 10, 2010
Jul 10, 2010
Brent Bishop, a privileged high school junior, kills a girl in a drunk driving accident. As part of his court settlement, he meets the mother of the g ...more
Jun 11, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
Princess Ben
I really enjoyed listening to this book as I started my professional planning week. It's usually a treat when an author records her narration for an a ...more
Aug 23, 2011
Aug 23, 2011
The Nature of Jade
**spoiler alert** The Nature of Jade centers around high achiever Jade DeLuna, a high school senior living in Seattle. Deb Caletti weaves information ...more
Jun 18, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
Born of Shadows (The League, #4)
I picked up this audio book in the Young Adult section of my local library. But the amount of sex in it, and the characters in their mid-20's, makes i ...more
May 23, 2012
May 23, 2012
A Certain Slant of Light (Light, #1)
After I finished listening to this book, I realized that I liked it a little bit more than I expected to. It's still kind of a weird plot line. Helen, ...more
Jun 2011
May 27, 2011
This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, #1)
A prequel to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. In Oppel's version, Viktor Frankenstein has a twin brother who is stricken with a mysterious illness. He, El ...more
Feb 18, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
Never Fall Down
Never Fall Down, nominated for the National Book Award, is based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond, a young Cambodian boy forced to labor and fight ...more
Oct 18, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
The Selection (The Selection, #1)
I really thought this was a stand alone and was a bit annoyed to find out that there's going to be at least one more book. Perhaps I am finally ready ...more
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Born to Rock
Gordon Korman has been on my list of YA authors to check out for a while so when I found this audiobook at my library, I was pretty happy about it. Bu ...more
Oct 19, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
Every Little Thing in the World
**spoiler alert** For me 2 stars is for a book that I read all of but didn't particularly enjoy.

Every Little Thing in the World tells the story of 16-
Apr 20, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
Frogs & French Kisses (Magic in Manhattan, #2)
I'm being Goodreads honest here -- I did not like this book. Would I recommend it to middle grade or teen readers? Yes, because I know that there are ...more
Oct 17, 2012
Oct 09, 2012
Ready Player One
Such a fun read! Wade, a high school student living in a dystopian American future, becomes obsessed with an alternate reality contest. Ready Player O ...more
Nov 02, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
Mexican WhiteBoy
Matt de la Pena does a wonderful job of capturing Danny's life. Danny, whose mother is white and father is Mexican, spends the summer living with his ...more
Jun 05, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
Sapphique (Incarceron, #2)
**spoiler alert** I read and really liked Incarceron so I was looking forward to picking up the second book. And I had a problem that I've never had b ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 02, 2011
An Abundance of Katherines
1) I read all of Infinite Jest and I am so over footnotes. Not cute. Also, I really hate reading irrelevant footnotes and An Abundance of Katherines i ...more
Feb 27, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
Alright kids, I read this book and I didn't like it that much. I read a lot of other goodreads reviews to see what others have said. People who loved ...more
Mar 04, 2011
Mar 04, 2011
I've recently become a Laurie Halse Anderson fan and am working my way through her young adult fiction. Twisted was a little harder to like than some ...more
Jul 07, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
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