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The Candymakers
4.28
I absolutely loved this book. I was worried that it would be too close to Charlie and Chocolate Factory but it's very different. The story is fun and ...more
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 04, 2014
 
Identity Crisis
4.01
Review originally published Imprint (Volume 29, Issue 29)[http://imprint.uwaterloo.ca/mambo/ind...]

It’s rare to see a superhero cry. So when you actua
...more
Feb 2007
Jul 04, 2007
 
Should I Share My Ice Cream?
4.42
NO DON'T SHARE YOUR ICE CREAM GERALD THAT'S CRAZY!
not set
Jun 03, 2011
 
Superman/Batman, Vol. 1: Public Enemies
3.98
Review originally published Imprint (Volume 29, Issue 33) [http://imprint.uwaterloo.ca/index.php...]

Superman and Batman have always stood on separate
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Mar 2007
Jun 30, 2007
 
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
4.00
This book was amazing.

I feel bad for the person who lent me this book because they are never getting it back.

The only (minor) annoying thing was the f
...more
Nov 14, 2014
Nov 14, 2014
 
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
4.10
This was a cute read that reminded me of books I used to read when I was much younger (like Enid Blyton). It lacked a bit of flair that you get from s ...more
Jan 04, 2014
Dec 24, 2013
 
The Silver Linings Playbook
4.02
This book was absolutely incredible.
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
 
Batman
4.00
I wasn't sure about this book at first but turned out to be a fun read. The novel has the benefit of adding more background and depth to the story and ...more
Nov 11, 2012
Aug 30, 2007
 
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life (Scott Pilgrim, #1)
4.17
Cute, and the premise is interesting, but the whole story-line becomes nonsensical near the end.
Feb 16, 2008
Oct 22, 2007
 
Stardust
4.04
I've long resisted Neil Gaiman. His writing comes off as snobbish (though admittedly he is a great storyteller) and I was never able to get past chapt ...more
Jan 08, 2012
Dec 28, 2011
 
Tintin in America (Tintin, #3 )
3.74
I've started reading through the whole Tintin series again (partially in preparation for the movie) and the experience is very similar to re-watching ...more
Dec 04, 2011
Dec 04, 2011
 
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
4.27
AWESOME!
Sep 14, 2008
Jul 03, 2007
 
Gary Benchley, Rock Star
3.30
None of it was real. Realistic, sure, but definitely not real.

Some figured it out, but thousands fell for it. Regular Jane’s and Joe’s around the worl
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Jan 2007
Aug 20, 2007
 
The Tell-Tale Start: The Misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe, Book One
3.66
Finished in less than a day (which is impressive given my reading speed). This was a fast, fun read even though I'm not super familiar with Edgar Alla ...more
Apr 19, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
 
Once Upon a Time in the North (His Dark Materials, #0.5)
3.74
Phillip Pullman is an amazing storyteller. This book was short (I went through it in 2-3 days, which is fast for me), but still a great compliment to ...more
Aug 04, 2009
Aug 02, 2009
 
Six Graves To Munich
3.57
Despite the terrible writing and overly simplistic (and mostly predictable) plot, this was a fun read that I was able to blast through. Glad to see Pu ...more
Oct 02, 2011
Sep 25, 2011
 
Green Arrow: Year One
4.04
It's difficult for anyone to try and match the awesomeness of Miller with a Year One story -- many have tried and horribly failed. But this one, as Br ...more
Oct 27, 2010
Oct 10, 2010
 
The Traveler Vol. 1
3.31
Pretty terrible. Completely scattered storyline that was supposed to wrap things up at the end and lead the way to future stories but I just couldn't ...more
Jan 19, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
 
Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh's Fortune
3.62
This was a fun, fast adventure that I really enjoyed reading. The comparisons between Tintin and Young Indiana Jones are pretty spot on. There were a ...more
May 26, 2014
May 12, 2014
 
Die Hard: Year One, Vol 1
2.98
Pretty scattered for the first half of the book, making it difficult to follow along what was going on. A quick, fun read but falls extremely short of ...more
Jan 08, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
 
End of Days
3.78
Got halfway through but couldn't really finish the rest so skimmed the remaining chapters and got the gist of the remaining story. It was an interesti ...more
Jul 20, 2013
Jul 08, 2013
 
Orchid, Volume 1
3.52
The art is fantastic, the plotline is interesting enough but the actual writing is a bit scattered, hard to follow, and filled with weak dialogue.
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 22, 2014
 
Nothing Lasts Forever
3.57
The movie was better. But, this was still a fun read; way more realistic and gritty despite the fact that the writing was a bit rough, rambly, and har ...more
May 15, 2014
May 10, 2014
 
Press Here
4.42
This is quite possibly the most fun book I've ever read (and I proudly say this as a 24-year-old barely-an-adult).
May 28, 2011
May 29, 2011
 
Indiana Jones and the Army of the Dead
3.25
I gave up on this about halfway through. The writing was pretty weak and the story wasn't really keeping me entertained enough to keep going, which is ...more
Apr 24, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
 
Wolverine: Weapon X, Vol. 1: Adamantium Men
3.91
Almost everything about this book was terrible (storyline, dialogue, etc.). The art was probably the only good thing.
Sep 26, 2014
Sep 23, 2014
 
Ready Player One
4.30
The storyline was pretty interesting and book was engaging enough that I read through quickly, but overall there were a bunch of things that really an ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Aug 21, 2011
 
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)
4.03
I'm glad I finally got around to reading a Sherlock Holmes book. The character is just as fantastic in the book as he is in the most recent Hollywood ...more
Feb 05, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
 
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
3.57
Interesting read and one of few non-fiction books that I've been able to get all the way through. I'm not sure what I was supposed to takeaway at the ...more
Dec 20, 2012
Dec 09, 2012
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
**spoiler alert** Overall, this was a fun read. The ending was pretty disappointing since nothing really happened; nothing compelling enough that woul ...more
Mar 10, 2012
Dec 13, 2008
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