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Graffiti Moon
3.90
it was amazing
So beautifully written. The characters shine, the setting is conveyed vividly and the plot is tight, compressed into that magical night just after gra ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
What Happened on Fox Street
3.73
really liked it
Lovely realistic middle fiction! Mo Wren lives on fox Street a cul de sac that is just about perfect, there is music, food and friends in abundance ev ...more
not set
Aug 21, 2011
 
Forest Born (The Books of Bayern, #4)
4.01
really liked it
As noted this is book #4 in the Bayern series- I hope they go on and on each book is a treasure in its own way and can stand alone because of the stre ...more
Oct 27, 2009
Oct 27, 2009
 
King of the Screwups
3.82
it was ok
Liam is so very much like his mother that his father is completely flummoxed as to what to do with him- He can find nothing to value in his son. Liam ...more
Dec 11, 2009
Dec 11, 2009
 
Slated (Slated, #1)
4.07
liked it
Kyra is Slated, Her memories have been wiped away surgically; this is a procedure to rehabilitate young offenders. Instead of incarceration or capital ...more
not set
Feb 10, 2013
 
The Brooklyn Nine
3.96
really liked it
This is a lovely family story... part social history, part sports history, and a bit of ah ha as the reader watches generations of a baseball loving f ...more
May 02, 2010
May 02, 2010
 
Sophie Simon Solves Them All
3.71
it was ok
Sophie is brilliant- stratospherically brilliant. In third grade, she is reading college texts-- her parents are clueless, her teacher is clueless, he ...more
Jan 09, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
 
Mamba Point
3.76
really liked it
The book opens on the plane, the Tuttles are headed to Monrovia, Liberia- Dad has a diplomatic assignment there. Lawrence and Linus are chatting when ...more
Jun 02, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
 
Nature Girl
3.78
liked it
**spoiler alert** Whiny whiny whiny mopey mopey Megan is utterly confused by her friend Lucy- they used to do everything together, now Lucy is remote, ...more
Aug 2010
Aug 01, 2010
 
The Lacemakers Of Glenmara
3.49
really liked it
Sweet book. Kate's mother succumbs to cancer, her first line of designer clothing flops, and Kate is callously dumped by Ethan at a wedding.

In search
...more
May 2009
May 12, 2009
 
Freak Observer
3.48
liked it
In this book Loa processes her life with us. She lives near a university town but way, way, way off in the back woods; lots and lots of time on the sc ...more
Jun 29, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
 
Pie
4.02
really liked it
Polly and Ruthie are sisters. At a young, young age Polly's talent for making pie is evident- as the author notes, "even her mud pies were a cut above ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
 
Samurai Shortstop
3.91
really liked it
Samurai Shortstop has been in my to-read pile for years. I just happened on the audio and listened to it. It is stellar.

Set at the cusp between old,
...more
not set
Sep 07, 2012
 
Entwined
3.87
liked it
A passionate novel - but not in the traditional sense. The Queen and her eleven princesses, one more on the way (You see where we are going, right?) l ...more
Sep 15, 2010
Sep 15, 2010
 
Call Me Irresistible
4.07
really liked it
It has been a while since I have laughed so much with a book. Meg is the daughter of extremely famous parents. Lucy is the president’s daughter. Ted’s ...more
not set
Sep 07, 2011
 
Crunch
3.89
really liked it
Loved Waiting for Normal so I was thrilled to see this come down the line.

I like the premise of this book, in my opinion there is a lot to think about
...more
Jan 31, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
 
The Language of Flowers
4.07
it was amazing

A beautiful, sad and ultimately hopeful story that sears your heart as you read it.

Victoria has been abandoned by her mother, perhaps at birth. Mered
...more
Aug 13, 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
Secrets of Truth and Beauty
3.70
really liked it
Dara is an achiever. She has carved out academics as her venue for success because event though she is pretty, talented and has some great friends at ...more
Jan 09, 2010
Jan 09, 2010
 
Dear Martin
4.52
really liked it
Nic Stone has created an excellently crafted window on the brutal challenges that young black boys and men face socially and in interactions with poli ...more
not set
Mar 21, 2017
 
Unfamiliar Magic
3.92
liked it
There is a lot to like in the book the characters are appealing and unusual.
Valerian and Callida have a daughter Desdemona who will be very powerful.
...more
not set
Mar 03, 2012
 
The Doomsday Box (Shadow Project, #2)
3.85
liked it
The Shadow Project is back. Book 2 brings a new member to the team- Opal and Michael are partners and Danny is now partnered with Fuchsia, both have t ...more
Sep 12, 2010
Sep 12, 2010
 
Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me
3.68
really liked it
I liked this because the story and characters are quite readable and engaging and also that it stands well as a metaphor for what our culture is faci ...more
not set
Mar 03, 2012
 
Rotters
3.63
really liked it
Walter recommended this highly so I gave it a whirl. After one of the grimmer bullying scenes - I set the book free.
Very. Intense.
Then Brett offered
...more
not set
Aug 04, 2012
 
Sure Signs of Crazy
3.95
really liked it
Sure Signs of Crazy
This is a completely charming book narrated by Sarah Nelson who is 12 this year. She is missing her mother, missing her brother, an
...more
not set
Nov 11, 2013
 
Unfamiliar Magic
3.92
liked it
There is a lot to like in the book the characters are appealing and unusual.
Valerian and Callida have a daughter Desdemona who will be very powerful.
...more
Jul 25, 2010
Jul 25, 2010
 
The Way
3.78
really liked it
Cody is a freshman at yet another new school. His dad is a long haul trucker, Mom works at the Koacook Moon Casino. Amid the cliques and bullies Cody ...more
Jun 06, 2010
Jun 06, 2010
 
The Grimm Legacy (The Grimm Legacy, #1)
3.87
liked it
Folks are liking this book- many twists and turns of fairy tales. Starting with Elizabeth who finds herself in a new family- after a wonderful life wi ...more
Oct 09, 2010
Oct 09, 2010
 
Crusader
3.71
it was amazing
I liked this book a lot. The main character is a budding high school journalist who mother died when she was very young- of a hear attack, her dad say ...more
Jan 2000
May 08, 2009
 
Will in Scarlet
3.77
really liked it
Ultimately satisfying. The book opens with a young, kind of childish Will who has spent his youth in his father's castle committing hijinks and pranks ...more
not set
Aug 22, 2013
 
Nothing Special (Stupid Fast, #2)
3.84
liked it
Remember Stupid Fast? The story where Felton transforms from geeky gawky boy into stupid fast runner/football star with the lovely girlfriend Aleah wh ...more
not set
Mar 12, 2012
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