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The Awakening
3.61
I thought that I wouldn't like this book. I knew the basic plot and the whole idea of it seemed selfish. But now that I have read it, I realized how w ...more
Apr 09, 2011
Apr 09, 2011
 
Remarkable Creatures
3.78
On the one hand, this is a completely unique tale that is fairly accurate to history (as far as I can tell). The plot concerns the life of Mary Anning ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Bernardo and the Virgin: A Novel
4.29
At the beginning of the book is the inscription, ” This work of fiction is based on actual events – in the eyes of many.” For so many the apparitions ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Her Fearful Symmetry
3.22
What I can say about it is that I never didn’t enjoy reading it. As I was reading it, I thought the novel was interesting and well-written. There were ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
The Danish Girl
3.66
This is the story of Einar Wegener and his wife Greta. Both are painters and one day when Greta’s model cancels, she asks her husband to put on the mo ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
A Good Hard Look
3.90
A Good Hard Look completely lived up to every single expectation I had. In fact, it might have exceeded them. I am always wary of historical fiction n ...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
 
Say the Word
3.85
This book has so many wonderful things about it, I’m finding it difficult to know where to start. First there is Shawna, who puts on this perfect face ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Mendoza in Hollywood (The Company, #3)
3.81
I don’t want to give away too much of the plot, because it concerns major spoilers for book 1, but from the beginning of the novel we know that Mendoz ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
3.92
Truthfully, I considered abandoning The Eyre Affair about a quarter of the way through because I was very lost and confused. I also didn’t love Thursd ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
The Color of Heaven (Color Trilogy, #3)
3.80
What seemed charming in The Color of Earth, like the overly poetic language, seemed overdone and unrealistic in The Color of Heaven. But most of all, ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Blankets
4.05
One of my all-time favorite books! Craig Thompson says that Blankets came from the urge to describe what it is like to sleep in the same bed as someon ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Local
4.03
Wow! Just wow. I loved this. I loved the art, I loved most of the stories. This is the omnibus Local, so all of these were originally published separa ...more
Feb 15, 2011
Dec 27, 2010
 
Liar
3.31
Liar by Justine Larbalestier is an exercise in form that also doesn’t lose important characterization or plot. Even though I knew the plot and the fac ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
I Know This Much Is True
4.15
As for the good, I Know This Much is True explores a truly fascinating relationship, the relationship between identical twins, and what happens when o ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Once You Go Back: A Novel
3.60
The novel Once You Go Back by Douglas A. Martin begins with the sentence, “Pretend you are my sister.” What follows is a stream-of-consciousness accou ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Black Water Rising
3.33
What it did live up to was being an incredibly smart book that took me on an exciting journey. It was, for the most part, interesting and suspenseful. ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1)
3.73
I loved pretty much everything about Ship Breaker. It is original, the characters are believable and sympathetic, the villain is very villainous. One ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Looking For Bapu
3.84
This novel subtly handles many aspects of being a young child, of feeling powerless and curious and silly. Anu deals with racism, but finds that most ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet
3.65
I did not love the alternative perspective that seemed randomly placed within the novel. In terms of a writing technique, it was only useful for one s ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Alif the Unseen
3.82
This book is such a fun, fast read, but it also made me think a lot about how I react to stories. I have a lot of thoughts about this one, I can't wai ...more
May 30, 2013
May 26, 2013
 
Poison Study (Study, #1)
4.17
Poison Study was exciting and had everything I was looking for – danger! Romance! Betrayal! It was exactly what it promised to be and nothing more or ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
3.83
This book is relevant, it’s smart and it’s different. Bullying like this is happening all the time. This book will give kids like Mena the courage to ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
The Great Perhaps
3.58
I loved the beginning of this book, adored the ending, and despised the middle. I thought about giving it up, but I’m truly glad I did not. I think th ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
4.26
Reread before starting Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Oct 03, 2014
Jul 12, 2013
 
Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3)
4.27
Easily one of the best trilogies today.
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Fat Cat
3.91
Fat Cat is about the main character Cat finding herself. She believes a lot about herself, a lot of which has to do with her weight, but she finds out ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
3.79
There are so many things to like about this book, but the best part is Flavia herself. Her one passion in life is poisons and using them to get back a ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Maine
3.31
My favorite part about this book was that, with each narrator, the reader is given a perception of the other characters. Then as each narrator speaks ...more
Jun 12, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
 
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
3.91
This was very interesting! I would have liked a little bit more projection at the end for where the tomato industry is going and if there really is an ...more
Jun 03, 2011
Jun 01, 2011
 
Waiting
3.47
Waiting has received mixed reviews as a love story, but as tragedy it succeeds. Lin is a tragic character above all else, unable to rise above his own ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
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