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Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
How can we stop children from bullying each other?

I'm not sure there is an easy solution, and neither are most of the authors included in this book.
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
Jacob's grandfather used to tell him stories about monsters - bloodthirsty beasts who stalked him from the time he was a child. Jacob initially believ ...more
Jul 06, 2011
Jul 01, 2011
Great art, cool idea - any time antihero Katie screws up, she can eat a magic mushroom and go back in time to undo her mistakes. Disappointingly, none ...more
Aug 12, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
The year is 1999. Hired by a newspaper's IT department to screen employee emails for inappropriate content, Lincoln gets hooked on reading the email e ...more
Aug 06, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
There was a lot of buzz about this book, but I didn't really love it. The premise is that Frankie Landau-Banks, a sophomore at an elite boarding schoo ...more
Jan 08, 2009
Dec 20, 2008
Shooting Stars

I picked this for a guys-only book group, and have had middle school boys begging to be allowed in the group so they can read it. People everywhere
Oct 25, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
God Wins: Heaven, Hell, and Why the Good News Is Better Than Love Wins

With how image-conscious Christianity has become, I'm surprised that this response to Rob Bell's Love Wins doesn't take many cues from the book tha
Dec 20, 2011
Dec 01, 2011
Tune: Vanishing Point (Tune, #1)
Andy Go's an art school dropout. When he decided to leave school, he assumed he'd immediately land an awesome job illustrating the cover of Time magaz ...more
Dec 09, 2012
Dec 09, 2012
The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey, #1)
Boy with electrical powers has a crush on cheerleader who also happens to have electrical powers. Evil corporation kidnaps boy's mom and cheerleader. ...more
Mar 29, 2013
Mar 07, 2013
Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry
The story of the rise and fall of a relationship as documented through an auction listing of the (former) couple's belongings.

Since I read Chopsticks
Jan 26, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
Friends With Boys

After being homeschooled her whole life, Maggie is going to attend a real high school. Her three older brothers already go there, but she quickly r
Mar 08, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
Beauty Queens
A plane full of teen beauty pageant contestants crash lands on a deserted island. When rescue starts seeming less and less likely, the girls begin to ...more
May 19, 2011
May 16, 2011
The Freedom Summer Murders
Poignant, clearly-written, and important - hard to believe this was only fifty years ago.
Aug 03, 2014
Jul 03, 2014
The Pregnancy Project
As the daughter of a woman who had her first child at 14, Gaby saw first-hand the vicious cycle that so often happens: although the children witnes
Apr 04, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
Waiting For You
After spending the last year dealing with an anxiety disorder, Marisa has decided that this, her sophomore year, will be the year things start going r ...more
Sep 03, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
Between Shades of Gray

All teens know about Hitler's extermination campaign against the Jews, but Stalin's Baltic deportation scheme is something many might never have he
Mar 22, 2011
Feb 22, 2011

A lot of people hated this book because of the whiny, self-absorbed, insecure, and generally unlikable narrator. Understandable. I wouldn't want to
Feb 18, 2010
Feb 15, 2010
Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won't Be Dating or Having Sex
This book was absolutely 100% correct about one thing - NO ONE, man or woman, should ever, EVER use the word "moist". All of the other entries, which ...more
Jun 2011
Jun 01, 2011
The Lighter Side of Life and Death
When 16-year-old Mason loses his virginity to his friend Kat, the girl he's had a crush on forever, he's elated. He thinks that sharing this experienc ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
Anna's father (a thinly-disguised Nicholas Sparks) decides to send her away to boarding school in Paris. She doesn't want to leave behind her family, ...more
Jan 11, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
Heart-Shaped Box
An aging rock star buys a ghost on the internet but quickly realizes he got more than he bargained for...

This book wasn't really as scary, suspensefu
Apr 25, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
Adonis is an ultra-smart, ultra-motivated teenager, loved by all of his teachers and destined for greatness despite being in a wheelchair. Autumn is h ...more
Mar 16, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
January (Conspiracy 365 #1)
On New Year's Eve, Cal Ormond - a typical 15-year-old guy - is chased down the street by a raving man in a bathrobe. He tells Cal that he's in terribl ...more
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone

First of all, I'd say about half of the things in this book were poems while the other half were just jokes with random line breaks in them. I'm ki
Dec 08, 2013
Nov 04, 2013
The Orthodox Heretic And Other Impossible Tales
The four stars don't include the introduction, which I did not like at all. The author came off as incredibly arrogant - I don't take kindly to being ...more
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
The Compound (The Compound, #1)
When you're the son of a billionaire, you get certain perks. For example, if nuclear war breaks out, instead of dying like everyone else, you and your ...more
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
Fox and Phoenix (Long City, #1)
Strange things are happening in the land of the Seventy Kingdoms. The magic flux that runs through the land is disappearing, there are whispers of cou ...more
Apr 15, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
Heart Transplant
An overweight outcast is bullied by his mother, his stepfather, and the kids at school until an old man steps in and helps him gain self-worth.

Mar 04, 2011
Mar 04, 2011
Misty Circus Volume 1

I feel like the illustration style in this book is a bit overdone these days, but Frances does a beautiful job anyway. However, the writing is drea
Aug 10, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
Why We Broke Up
I tried reading this and didn't get into it. A few months later, I tried it on cd & STILL couldn't get into it. This one's just not for me.
Jun 22, 2012
Dec 27, 2011