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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
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
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
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
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
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
My favorite short stories in the collection: "To Psychic Underworld" amd
"Long Delayed, Always Expected."
I enjoyed this set of short stories about the
not set
May 22, 2012
My American Unhappiness
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
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
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
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
Aug 25, 2009
Aug 25, 2009
Philadelphia Fire
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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)
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
not set
Jul 06, 2010
The Catcher in the Rye
Feb 1994
Nov 21, 2007
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Apr 2005
Nov 21, 2007
Olive Kitteridge
May 15, 2009
May 15, 2009
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