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Atonement
3.84
Thank god I listened to my coworkers when they said this book would get much better. Part I (which I took approximately three weeks to read) crept by ...more
Jan 12, 2010
Jan 12, 2010
 
The Leftovers
3.35
Ahhh.....jeez.... Perotta did it again. Completely engrossing and hypnotizing, "The Leftovers" sweeps you into a world of suburban American haze, but ...more
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
 
Towelhead
3.56
Completely engrossing and compulsively readable yet disturbing and uncomfortable at the same time. Never have I been more thankful for a sheltered chi ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 22, 2009
 
Amy and Isabelle
3.64
Amy and Isabelle is about the relationship between a single mom and her 15 year old daughter. They live in a small Maine milling town and this book ta ...more
May 10, 2010
Mar 22, 2010
 
Prep
3.32
Angst-filled, self-involved, akward, and observant wallflower Lee Fiora uproots from South Bend, Indiana to attend a New England prep school named Aul ...more
not set
Sep 15, 2008
 
Skunk Girl
3.38
Nina Kahn and her wry, self-deprecating voice are the stars in this Biryani-flavored "Sixteen Candles-esque" young adult novel. I enjoyed Nina's insig ...more
Sep 09, 2009
Sep 09, 2009
 
Stay Awake
3.64
My favorite short stories in the collection: "To Psychic Underworld" amd
"Long Delayed, Always Expected."
I enjoyed this set of short stories about the
...more
not set
May 22, 2012
 
My American Unhappiness
3.27
Zeke Pappas is interested in one question--- in a land of relative prosperity, wealth, and health, why are Americans so unhappy?? Ironically enough, o ...more
Sep 08, 2011
Sep 01, 2011
 
Reconstructing Amelia
3.79
This book is compelling but chilling and revealing--- it's a bit of "Cold Case" meets "Mean Girls/Heathers." What really happened to Amelia?? Teens (e ...more
Jun 04, 2013
May 16, 2013
 
The Story Sisters
3.78
The latest from Alice Hoffman takes a turn for the darker side but also teaches a good lesson about how love can evolve and save and how things are ne ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 24, 2009
 
The Man of My Dreams
3.16
It wasn't Prep or American Wife but this book was pretty
good. If anyone wants to know why daddy issues can affect a young woman's future relationship
...more
Aug 25, 2009
Aug 25, 2009
 
Philadelphia Fire
3.51
Winner of the PEN/Faulkner award. IF stream-of-consciousness writing is your thing, take a stab at it. Talk about angry, lost, and alienated. The diff ...more
Jan 2008
Feb 01, 2008
 
Story of a Girl
3.67
I'm looking into chastity belts if I ever have a teenage daughter. Just kidding, but not really. This is a great book about Deanna who is trying to br ...more
not set
Nov 30, 2009
 
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
3.76
What can I say??? I completely loved this book. Jeez. You're talking to someone who can't get enough of the Before Sunrise/Before Sunset movies. This ...more
May 2007
Jun 26, 2007
 
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl (The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, #1)
3.67
Humorous and sadly truthful, Lyga's YA book about two outsiders surviving high school is a winner for graphic readers who are crossing over to novels. ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 19, 2007
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.84
Hooked from the start, I love the characters, the intergenerational drama, the Dominican Republic culture immersion (What? Your 5 minute DR history le ...more
Apr 2008
Apr 09, 2008
 
Wait for Me
3.47
An Na is a really talented author who has a grasp on subtle and honest conveyance of emotion. As in "A Step From Heaven", Na gives readers an inside a ...more
May 2007
Jul 14, 2007
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.30
Was the pretty bow ending a cop out? You could argue it. Did it make me feel better though?? Sure enough... so I can't really complain. Hosseini is a ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 07, 2008
 
Joe College
3.35
A witty and comical book with a protagonist you hate to root for--- Perrotta writes with a lulling elegance and creates full fleshed characters. A gre ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 11, 2007
 
Dangerous Angels (Weetzie Bat, #1-5)
4.30
Lots of modern day magical realism, outsider angst, and the mesmerizing buzz of LA. Francesca Lia Block is in a league of her own with her writing.
Mar 2005
Nov 21, 2007
 
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
3.94
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Jul 06, 2010
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.77
None
Feb 1994
Nov 21, 2007
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4.20
None
Apr 2005
Nov 21, 2007
 
Olive Kitteridge
3.70
None
May 15, 2009
May 15, 2009
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