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Spider-Man Fights Substance Abuse
Campy and hilarious, especially the earlier stuff. I genuinely couldn't tell if some of this was meant to be tongue-in-cheek or not. For example, smok ...more
Apr 14, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
Katy's New World (Katy Lambright Series, #1)

In Katy's small Mennonite community, most people finish school after 9th grade, but Katy has been given special permission to attend the local publ
Jul 25, 2010
Jul 25, 2010
Hmm... I liked Franny's story and found the vintage scrapbook sections and descriptions of American life during the 1960s very interesting, but for so ...more
Jul 31, 2010
Jul 27, 2010
I Love Him to Pieces (My Boyfriend Is a Monster, #1)

When baseball star Dicey and science nerd Jack are paired up for a school assignment, they fall for each other despite their many differences. Then
Apr 21, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
Tears of a Tiger (Hazelwood High, #1)
After winning a big basketball game, the star players of the Hazelwood High Tigers decide to have a few drinks to celebrate. Even though he’s been dri ...more
Jun 07, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
In the Path of Falling Objects
It’s the summer of 1970. Jonah’s older brother’s fighting in Vietnam, his dad’s in jail, and his mom has left town with her newest boyfriend, abandoni ...more
Oct 29, 2009
Oct 24, 2009
The Woods, Vol. 1: The Arrow
High school accidentally (or maybe not DUN DUN DUN) gets transported to alien planet and has to try to survive. As a teen librarian, it's one of my fa ...more
Oct 09, 2014
Oct 09, 2014
Same Difference
Great artwork and an honest, absorbing story.

The characters have the same conversations every 20-something eventually has with their friends, and the
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores (Y: The Last Man, #10)
**spoiler alert** I'm really glad I didn't read this at work because a certain scene had me crying my eyes out.

In spite of all the bleakness (and the
Nov 29, 2009
Nov 29, 2009
The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband
When best friends David and Kirsten first began dating, it seemed like a perfect match, but after 5 years of marriage and 2 children, their relationsh ...more
Apr 03, 2012
Dec 10, 2011
Love Drugged
Wait, what?

Love Drugged started off with a very interesting premise - What if there was a pill that could turn gay people straight? - but was almost i
Feb 11, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
Vampire Slayer (Nancy Drew: The New Case Files, #1)

Vampire movies are all the rage with Nancy's friends, but when a pale new guy arrives in town, the gang has to figure out if he might be a real vam
Oct 04, 2010
Oct 04, 2010
Auggie Pullman was homeschooled his whole life, but the summer before fifth grade, his parents drop a bombshell: from now on, he's going to be attendi ...more
Feb 13, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls, #3)
**spoiler alert** Three books in, the Gallagher world has been well-defined, so Carter could stand to lay off the repetitive asides about what amazing ...more
Mar 05, 2010
Feb 26, 2010
Science Dog, Volume 1
I caught several mistakes that should have been fixed in editing (you're/your, most/must), and didn't like the backstory monologue that the villain ga ...more
Mar 06, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
When Pierre Anthon climbs a plum tree and begins assulting his classmates with ripening plums and rants about the meaninglessness of existence, they d ...more
Sep 12, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
Sixteen-year-old Gemma is abducted from the Bangkok airport and taken to the middle of the Australian Outback. At first, she hates her captor Ty and d ...more
Jan 13, 2011
Aug 05, 2010
Take Ivy
First published in 1965, this overview of mid-1960s Ivy League fashion purposely retains the aesthetic of a book you would stumble across in a vintage ...more
Feb 20, 2011
Feb 21, 2011

Sticky sibling relationships, the challenges of staying sane when you're part of a big family in a tiny apartment, and a two-week road trip make up
Jul 02, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Tiger Lily

The story of Neverland and Peter Pan as experienced by Tiger Lily and related by Tinker Bell. It sounds a little silly, but it's actually a mature
Sep 09, 2012
Aug 18, 2012
What Paul Meant
Very thought-provoking, but as with all apologetic books, I would have found it more satisfying if it had more citations and evidence and less guesswo ...more
Dec 30, 2009
Dec 02, 2009
Princess Ben

This one grew on me, and I ended up enjoying it, but it was no Seraphina.

One little section mentions a woman's 'pillows' but otherwise clean. Good
Apr 2014
Mar 12, 2014
My Mom, the Style Icon
Awesome idea -a celebration of stylish moms throughout the ages- but the presentation left something to be desired. The themed chapters didn't really ...more
May 08, 2011
May 09, 2011
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)
When it came, the alien invasion was nothing like we expected. It came in waves that killed billions, and now the few humans left, including 16-year-o ...more
Feb 20, 2014
Nov 04, 2013
Lockdown (Escape From Furnace, #1)
Alex may be a thief and a bully, but he's not a murderer. And yet, after being framed for killing his best friend, he is sentenced to life in Furnace, ...more
Aug 08, 2011
Jun 01, 2011
Preppy Fashion
Pretty decent introduction to preppy fashion, with tons of photographs and even some DIYs. Lots of racial diversity in the models/pics chosen, but abs ...more
Mar 17, 2015
Mar 17, 2015
The Arrival

A man leaves his wife and daughter behind to start a life for them in a new land. Told entirely through sepia drawings, this depiction of the immig
Mar 24, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2)
After now-President Prentiss' army takes over the New World's final free settlement, the separated Todd and Viola must each stuggle to survive and try ...more
Sep 17, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
Love: Selected Poems
The artwork wasn't great and I didn't like the poem choices either. I have decided that cummings is one of my least favorite poets. I feel like a lot ...more
Jan 04, 2012
Jan 04, 2012

Not as dated as you'd expect from a book written in 1985. A few laugh-out-loud moments, and a realistically messy conflict and resolution make it w
Mar 31, 2010
Mar 31, 2010