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The Gone-Away World
4.13
it was amazing
DAG. Nick Harkaway is well into his third pint and his eleventh story when he looks around and realizes he's got half the bar hanging on his every wor ...more
Sep 29, 2008
Sep 21, 2008
 
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)
3.70
liked it
**spoiler alert** Interesting. The adoration of Jenna Fox is many things. It is:

* a young adult speculative fiction novel for girls who don't like sc
...more
Jul 2008
Oct 02, 2008
 
Triangle
3.75
it was amazing
I shared Triangle with a group of boys at the Maryland State Juvenile Detention Center yesterday. The group we are currently working with are juvenile ...more
Mar 2017
Mar 31, 2017
 
Hemlock Grove
3.49
it was amazing
DO NOT read reviews of this book. Except maybe this one because I am not going to say ANYTHING.

There's a standard question people ask in interviews: "
...more
Nov 12, 2012
Nov 08, 2012
 
Angelmaker
3.94
it was amazing
I wish I could write the review this book deserves, as Nick Harkaway (not his real name) wrote the review that Neal Stephenson's Reamd deserved - the ...more
Feb 2012
Jan 12, 2012
 
The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
4.20
it was amazing
I finished this book last night teetering on the verge of tears. Not because it's a sad ending, although there is sorrow, and not because it's a happy ...more
May 16, 2016
May 17, 2016
 
Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1)
4.21
it was amazing
Skulduggery Pleasant is Derek Landy's first book for children, and the second is already in the can, which is a Very Good Thing. His characters are br ...more
Apr 2008
Sep 23, 2008
 
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim (The Story of Owen, #1)
3.72
it was amazing
I will write more about this book closer to its pub date, (full review on Pink Me http://pinkme.typepad.com/pink-me/201...) but here is the quick vers ...more
Nov 17, 2013
Nov 17, 2013
 
Exit, Pursued by a Bear
3.96
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** In her author's note, E. K. Johnston admits straight out that she wrote this book while very, very angry. I bet she did. This is a f ...more
Dec 26, 2015
Aug 18, 2015
 
Guardian (Proxy, #2)
3.99
it was amazing
The second book in the Proxy trilogy had me worried. Proxy was an overthrow novel, a book about an unfair government being taken down by a ragtag band ...more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
 
The Rule of Three (The Rule of Three, #1)
3.96
it was ok
One afternoon, as teenage Adam and his best friend Todd are working in their high school computer lab, their computer abruptly shuts down. All the com ...more
Nov 24, 2013
Nov 19, 2013
 
Ariel
3.63
it was ok
Postapocalypse with unicorn. Ok, I'll bite, especially since I've been hearing about this book from people like Cory Doctorow ever since it was reprin ...more
Dec 10, 2009
Dec 07, 2009
 
Lowriders in Space (Lowriders in Space, #1)
3.68
it was amazing
There is no review of this book I can write, because I can't transcribe the happy harmonica and friendly growl of War's 1975 classic song "Low Rider." ...more
Jun 03, 2014
Jun 03, 2014
 
How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country
4.13
it was amazing
It occurs to me, this is the first funny book I've read in ages that did not start life as a blog. Not that that is the only notable thing about it. P ...more
not set
Feb 06, 2014
 
The Cellar (The Cellar, #1)
3.94
did not like it
Her name is Summer. She’s fifteen and in love with her boyfriend Lewis and annoyed by her brother and doesn’t like scary movies. But the man who abduc ...more
Mar 20, 2014
Mar 19, 2014
 
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: The Underground Abductor (An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman) (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales, #5)
4.39
it was amazing
Best Harriet Tubman bio I've ever read. With every new Hazardous Tale, I notice something else that Nathan does really well. In the WWI book, it was g ...more
Mar 26, 2015
Mar 26, 2015
 
The Unquiet
3.70
really liked it
This one's for the weird ones, the teens whose brains sometimes tilt off-kilter, the people who occasionally wonder if we're not all characters in som ...more
May 09, 2015
May 01, 2015
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.34
really liked it
I do approve of science fiction for girls - too much fiction aimed at young women is vapid and self-fulfilling. And I habitually enjoy post-apocalypti ...more
Oct 07, 2008
Sep 29, 2008
 
Guess Again!
4.14
it was amazing
He steals carrots from the neighbor's yard.
His hair is soft, his teeth are hard.
His floppy ears are long and funny.
Can you guess who? That's right! My
...more
Oct 31, 2009
Oct 28, 2009
 
Thirty Sunsets
3.34
did not like it
Let's run the numbers, shall we?

TWO unplanned teen pregnancies
ONE rape
ONE attempted rape
ZERO uses of the word "abortion"

It is OK to write a book if yo
...more
Jun 06, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
 
The Boy in the Black Suit
3.92
really liked it
The ONLY reason this realistic book that is by turns funny and heart-wrenching did not get 5 stars from me is the author's reliance on coincidence to ...more
Dec 25, 2014
Dec 25, 2014
 
Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love & Karaoke
3.61
really liked it
Apparently, I am a "Geddycorn":

"Guitarist Alex Lifeson has the best line... on their fan base: 'In the early stages, it was very young, almost one hun
...more
Aug 20, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
 
Yard Sale
3.97
it was ok
And there you go. I often find Eve Bunting's issue-oriented books to be kind of lugubriously heavy-handed. I mean, we just HAD riots in Baltimore, and ...more
Apr 29, 2015
Apr 29, 2015
 
Bad Marie
3.45
really liked it
DAMN. Literature with a capital L, and you know, it's idiotic of me, but I always forget that Literature with a capital L is frequently just as entert ...more
Apr 29, 2010
Apr 20, 2010
 
Sleep Like a Tiger
4.06
it was amazing
This is the one. This is the book.

It's been a good year for picture books - I am thinking of Ruby and her pet glacier, Klassen's second hat book, Lily
...more
Oct 19, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
 
Dragonbreath (Dragonbreath, #1)
3.95
really liked it
It's possible that my opinion of this book has been influenced by the appearance in my bed this morning (at, possibly, 7am, I don't know, I didn't hav ...more
Aug 09, 2009
Oct 28, 2009
 
No One Else Can Have You (No One Else Can Have You #1)
3.12
it was ok
Wowza. I started this book because I am writing a round-up of horror for kids and teens, and I thought this might qualify as "funny horror." There is ...more
Mar 21, 2017
Mar 20, 2017
 
Me...Jane
4.13
it was amazing
Jeez, the moment when you turn the page and she has grown up and gone to Africa and it's that famous picture of her greeting the baby chimpanzee with ...more
Dec 13, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
 
The Rules
3.35
really liked it
Popcorn drive-in horror - a great summer read. Everyone's a suspect as overprivileged teens get knocked off one by one in bloody, horrifying ways. As ...more
Jul 02, 2014
Jul 01, 2014
 
The Smell of Other People's Houses
4.01
it was amazing
My shortlist for 2017 Morris starts right here.
Jan 19, 2016
Jan 12, 2016
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