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Uprising
4.18
Haddix does a good job of putting a human face on a workplace tragedy, the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911. Told in the third person, Haddix alternat ...more
Jun 12, 2009
Jun 13, 2009
 
Elijah of Buxton
3.90
**spoiler alert** Elijah is 11 years old and lives in Buxton in Canada West during the days of the Underground Railroad. He has the distinction of bei ...more
Jun 23, 2009
Jun 13, 2009
 
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
4.10
Nobody messes with Katsa, her king's graced thug/killer! Until she meets Po, that is, a graced prince from another kingdom. What's a grace? Answer: a ...more
Aug 2009
Jul 18, 2009
 
Lulu in Marrakech
2.54
Lulu Sawyer (not her real name) is a covert CIA spy assigned to Marrakech. Her objective: gather intelligence regarding the funneling of monies throug ...more
Nov 28, 2008
Nov 23, 2008
 
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
4.12
I never thought that fantasy/sci fi (now speculative) fiction appealed to me, but given my enjoyment of Hunger Games and now City of Bones, I think I ...more
Oct 08, 2009
Oct 11, 2009
 
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
3.61
**spoiler alert** I had a hard time finishing this book, and for a long time I wasn't sure why. But now I realize what the reason was: I didn't like t ...more
Jul 07, 2009
May 11, 2009
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.07
Although this book, part of a trilogy, does not seem to end in the right place, it is a fairly good mystery. It has been translated from Swedish. Disg ...more
Oct 20, 2009
Oct 11, 2009
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.10
The central figure in this epistolary novel is Juliet Ashton, a World War II London columnist. In early 1946, just as England and Europe are beginning ...more
Mar 07, 2009
Nov 29, 2008
 
Deadline
3.96
If I were an adolescent male, I would probably give this four stars, but it is a little too heavy on descriptions of football plays for me. It also fe ...more
Aug 17, 2009
Aug 17, 2009
 
Gone Girl
3.97
A good listen. The narrators were great! Now, a day after I finished this audiobook, though, I am wondering if this book was not, ultimately, about tw ...more
Oct 05, 2012
Aug 28, 2012
 
Gideon the Cutpurse: Being the First Part of the Gideon Trilogy (Gideon)
3.73
In my opinion, the research the author has done on England/London in the 1700s does not flow seamlessly within the narrative. The story is interesting ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 03, 2009
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.39
This book really lives up to its hype! I enjoyed it more than any other book I've read for the past year or so. The audiobook is read by Carolyn McCor ...more
Jul 18, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
 
Catching Fire (Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
So often the second book in a series is a major let down. Not so with Catching Fire. It's every bit as good as its predecessor, Hunger Games! The Gale ...more
Sep 12, 2009
Jul 13, 2009
 
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
4.07
I learned a lot about animals from reading this book and not just barn owls. But why did I give this book 5 stars? Simple. It made me cry, and very, v ...more
Dec 13, 2008
Nov 15, 2008
 
Inkdeath (Inkworld, #3)
3.92
Although I liked this book, it could have used a more ruthless editing. There were far too many streams of consciousness that added very little to the ...more
Feb 24, 2009
Dec 19, 2008
 
Madapple
3.38
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Dec 19, 2008
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