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Nuclear Jellyfish (Serge Storms, #11)
4.07
Ok, I didn't finish it, but there's no category for "Didn't finish this book because it really made me ill." I used to love the character Serge. He wa ...more
Feb 12, 2009
Feb 14, 2009
 
The Wednesday Wars
4.07
This was a cute book! It's an award winner, for what that is worth. I think middle schoolers will enjoy this book. It has a great sense of humor, as w ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 08, 2009
 
Violet on the Runway (Violet, #1)
3.73
I read a lot of young adult literature because I teach middle school. I like to know what my students are reading, many times because they love to tal ...more
Sep 23, 2008
Sep 24, 2008
 
The Lake of Dreams
3.15
I almost never add a review, but I feel I have to with this book. I was so taken with the synopsis on the cover that I almost bought this book, but wi ...more
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Jul 18, 2011
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.39
This book was amazing! I'll admit that the cover turned me off at first and had me thinking this would be high-level sci-fi, but it was amazing! I've ...more
Jan 2009
Feb 08, 2009
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
Yup. I read it because everyone else was reading it.

It's pop teen romance. The girls love it because Edward is the bad boy. I like Edward because he d
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Jan 2009
Feb 08, 2009
 
Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn't Stop Praying (Among Other Things)
3.71
This is one of the most powerful books I've read in a long time. It dealt with so many issues - OCD, depression, cutting, loss of a parent - I truly f ...more
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Nov 06, 2010
 
Vidalia in Paris
2.96
This was so disappointing! Watson had a great story line, the beginnings of fabulous characters, but no "umph!" to make them work for a middle school ...more
Mar 07, 2009
Feb 14, 2009
 
Secrets of Eden
3.41
Loved this book! Read it by the shores of Lake Champlain in Vermont (appropriately so!), and couldn't get enough of it. I truly enjoyed the complexity ...more
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Jul 23, 2011
 
I Am the Messenger
4.11
LOVED THIS BOOK! Amazing. One of my all-time favorites. I just can't say enough good things about it. I can't wait for my sons to be just a bit older ...more
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May 24, 2012
 
The Talk-Funny Girl
4.05
Just an amazing book! I haven't read something this good in a long time. Parts of this book are haunting; they stay with you after you put it down. I ...more
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Aug 15, 2011
 
Thirteen Reasons Why
4.06
**spoiler alert** At first I loved this book, and then I hated it at the end. I felt that there were issues here that weren't appropriate for middle s ...more
Feb 08, 2009
Sep 25, 2008
 
Wonder
4.42
As a middle school teacher I truly enjoyed this book. I belive it would be perfect for an all-school read, and can't wait to recommend it as such.
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Jul 15, 2012
 
Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
3.90
I know this is suppose to be a real funny book. My friend recommended it to me and **loved** it. I just couldn't get into it at this stage in my life. ...more
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Sep 06, 2008
 
Scat
3.92
I love Carl Hiaasen. Everything he does is amazing. I heart him. I <3 Carl Hiaasen!!!
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Mar 10, 2009
 
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 2
4.24
Can't wait to use some of these in my classroom for writing prompts!
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Mar 14, 2013
 
The Night Strangers
3.17
HATED this book! Usually I worship everything Bohjalian writes, and this was a total exception. There were so many weird ideas put together - too many ...more
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Feb 19, 2012
 
Lena
3.78
This was a sequel to a book I read for my grad school class, "Young Adult Literature." It was disappointing, as the first novel was so incredibly powe ...more
Aug 03, 2008
Aug 04, 2008
 
The Book of Broken Hearts
3.92
Amazing!!! As someone whose father suffers from vascular dementia, I found this book to be both insightful and caring. Throw in a "bad boy" with a mot ...more
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Jul 17, 2013
 
The Tale of Despereaux
3.97
I'm reading this with my son, Roark. We're reading it at the same time, as was his suggestion. This is such a great experience! His insight into this ...more
Feb 08, 2009
Sep 06, 2008
 
All Souls' Rising
4.04
Incredible book. I read this ten years ago, and it's still with me.
Jun 1998
Oct 10, 2008
 
State of Wonder
3.83
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Jun 03, 2013
 
Crescent
3.78
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Aug 04, 2008
 
Someone Like You
3.95
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Sep 08, 2012
 
Just Listen
4.08
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Sep 17, 2012
 
Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5)
4.01
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Jan 16, 2012
 
That Summer
3.50
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Jan 01, 2013
 
Walk Two Moons
3.93
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Mar 15, 2010
 
The Glass Menagerie
3.64
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Oct 11, 2012
 
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat
3.83
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Nov 06, 2010
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