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The Minister’s Daughter
**spoiler alert** Essentially, this is a young-adult blend of the Salem witch trials and a fantasy-creatures book. (In England, not Salem, but a Purit ...more
Oct 27, 2008
Oct 19, 2008
For the Win
I actually liked this a lot more than I thought I would. I expected it to make me cranky, but I really enjoyed reading it. When I thought hard about i ...more
Sep 30, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
Let It Snow
I started reading this on Christmas Eve and finished on the last night of holiday break, so, you know, beat that. When I told Meg I received it as a C ...more
Jan 04, 2009
Dec 25, 2008
The Bermudez Triangle
**spoiler alert** I love this book's premise so, so, so very much. I think it does a marvelous job with a marvelous idea, and becomes a rather useful ...more
Dec 20, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Christmas present from Meg! Good job Meg!

So obviously the 5-star jaw-drop quality this one has for me was its ability to gel extremely well-thought ar
Jan 12, 2009
Jan 05, 2009
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
BLAH. I'm sorry but blah.

It's been a hundred damn years since I read Divergent (okay, two and a half), which I remembered as fun, if silly. I didn't h
Dec 31, 2013
Jun 21, 2011
An Abundance of Katherines
Ok Abundance of Katherines. On reread, the fifth star I've always wanted to give you anyway, because I still totally think you're my favorite John Gre ...more
Nov 05, 2010
Oct 07, 2008
The Reece Malcolm List
This book! We've waited for it so long, everybody. IT GOT HERE!

It's a funny thing. The beginning is sort of a lot to jump into. Partly like a fantasy,
Feb 17, 2013
Mar 10, 2012
We Were Liars
This is one of those novels that lists out its ingredients without cooking anything. I wish it didn't feel like an experiment.

It wears a lot of itself
Aug 27, 2014
Dec 20, 2013
Gunnerkrigg Court, Vol. 3: Reason (Gunnerkrigg Court #3)
EDIT 8/13: Upping to 5 stars because what am I, crazy?


I love keeping this series going. It's soo good.

Backstory galore in this volume, and I am a w
Oct 28, 2011
Oct 03, 2011
The Treasure Map of Boys: Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, Gideon—and me, Ruby Oliver  (Ruby Oliver, #3)
Oh this one you guys. Everyone.

How bad does it hurt seeing Ruby have trouble. She is so mad and so trying. She's learned how to stick up for herself b
Jan 13, 2010
Jan 10, 2010
A Summer to Die
A gift from Amy! Thank you Amy! I finished reading this at 2:30am this morning when I couldn't sleep.

I almost didn't want to read this because it is l
Mar 11, 2009
Feb 20, 2009
The Fault in Our Stars
I read most of this book while sick in bed over the weekend. But just, you know, with a cold! Nervous laugh! Just saying!

Oddly, I sort of sidled away
Jan 22, 2012
Jul 03, 2011
The Art of Wishing (The Art of Wishing, #1)
Yay! I've been anticipating reading this book for so, so long!

Genie YA, you guys. It's funny and it's cool. Through a turn of events (that has quite a
May 10, 2013
Apr 04, 2012
Well, there was absolutely no way I wasn't going to read this, a YA novel about the social issues of sexual abuse denial in the Hasidic community in B ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Jun 13, 2012
The Fourth Wish (The Art of Wishing #2)
Hey! It's a duology! You don't get a whole lot of those, do you? It's pretty great to read a sequel that isn't just biding its time in a trilogy. Very ...more
Sep 21, 2014
Nov 27, 2012
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Read via DailyLit in 89 parts over three months.

Rebecca is a wonderful character, and it was lovely rooting for her and watching her succeed. The book
Aug 27, 2009
May 29, 2009
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Got this one for Chris for Christmas, since we'd both heard so much about it all year. Well.

As a thriller, this book is pretty good. The Games are ex
Feb 28, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
In Zanesville
This was recommended by Sara. VERY STRONGLY!

Fiiiiiive stars? Yeah, okay. This is partly because… I just want more people to pay attention to this book
Nov 18, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
Ink is Thicker Than Water
Yes. Yes! I've waited so long to read this!

This is such a sweet, light book that explores a bunch of wonderful, necessary things. And it does so from
Dec 07, 2013
Mar 10, 2012
Annie in the Forest, Part Two
I caught up on the website and noticed the second part of this series was published online (along with the first, which I read in hard copy). I was bu ...more
Mar 29, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them (Ruby Oliver, #2)
It is pretty much crazy how much these novels read like a handbook for being a person. In context you might think that they are really just an explana ...more
Jan 10, 2010
Jan 06, 2010
Letters to Judy
This is a living Dear Mr. Henshaw. Judy Blume compiled it in a way that it addresses special subjects and she reflects on her own perspective of them. ...more
Mar 24, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
So I guess I need to go over here in this corner by myself? And hang out with Catching Fire, and you guys can keep The Hunger Games all you want.

Mar 07, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
**spoiler alert** Birthday present to myself!

4.5 stars, really often. This is the first YA book in a long time that felt weirdly relevant to me. I've
Jun 20, 2010
Jun 11, 2010
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
**spoiler alert** At last, my Hunger Games rant. Finally a book worthy of it.

I've had a lot of problems with this series since the first book, but I h
Sep 03, 2010
Aug 26, 2010
The Catcher in the Rye
Taking another nerdy pass through the somewhat silly 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list this week. Now with Goodreads-friendly spreadsheet.

not set
Aug 28, 2012
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
An awesome itch-scratcher. I wanted something slick and fun to read this week, and was lucky to have borrowed this, because it was the perfect thing. ...more
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
I almost added the similar-appearing Lurlene McDaniel book to Goodreads by mistake. Wonh.

What I liked most about this one was its upfront handling of
Jan 30, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
Six Earlier Days (Every Day #0.5)
The completist in me is glad I read this, but if I wasn't still coasting on the interest built up from reading Every Day recently, this wouldn't hold ...more
Nov 25, 2013
Nov 09, 2013
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