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Batman: Year One
4.22
We have a die-hard graphic novel fan and artist/writer who comes into the library pretty regularly; when I told him I hadn't read any Frank Miller, he...more
Jan 2012
Jan 31, 2012
 
Goal!
3.78
Goal, written by Mina Javaherbin and illustrated by A. G. Ford, does a wonderful thing: it embraces its setting and the culture of its characters with...more
Oct 2010
Oct 06, 2010
 
Boy21
4.04
3.5 stars

Feeling very torn on this one. It has some great and kind of unique strengths; it's frank discussion of race, class, and poverty was particul...more
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 04, 2013
 
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
3.95
Will Grayson, Will Grayson, is the story of two guys named Will Grayson who meet unexpectedly in porn store in downtown Chicago. Will Grayson #1 is wa...more
Dec 06, 2010
Nov 22, 2010
 
Hero Worship
3.36
An extremely quick read about Marvin, a homeless teen with super powers. Unfortunately he's a "dirty," meaning it's against the law for him to use his...more
Sep 2014
Sep 12, 2014
 
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
4.28
I know this is a classic of sci-fi or whatever, but I was pretty unimpressed. Partially, I think, this was due to the fact that I kind of already knew...more
Dec 18, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3)
4.29
**spoiler alert** This trilogy is SO FRICKIN’ awesome, and Monsters of Men is one of the best final books in a trilogy (is there a word for that? ther...more
Nov 04, 2010
Oct 28, 2010
 
Unwind
4.21
I think I should listen to more audiobooks, because it takes me much longer to get through the story, and if I managed to stick with it all the way, I...more
Jun 13, 2011
Nov 13, 2010
 
After the Snow
3.09
Boy, this book is kind of a hot mess. It's SO strong in some areas - Willo is a fantastic, engaging, complex character and I loved the sentence-level...more
Dec 2012
Sep 08, 2012
 
Leverage
3.96
**spoiler alert** A tough read, mostly due to a pretty graphic rape scene and horrific bullying, but worth it, I think. This gets a little "issue-y" a...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
 
Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)
3.99
There are a lot of great and enjoyable things about this book! I liked the dialect; I'm sure it will annoy some people, but I like reading dialect and...more
Jan 03, 2012
May 10, 2011
 
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)
4.35
Rick Riordan just doesn't do it for me. I can understand why kids like him: the books are absolutely action packed, and the main characters are infini...more
Feb 16, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
 
Winger (Winger, #1)
4.19
Smith knocks it out the park with Ryan Dean's voice - I could see this funny, confused, obnoxious kid clear as day. The other characters, although col...more
Apr 09, 2014
Mar 08, 2014
 
Sekret (Sekret, #1)
3.69
Another addition to the "teens recruited by government organization for secret project" genre with a twist: it's set in Soviet Russia in 1963-64 and t...more
Apr 05, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
 
Brain Jack
3.88
A competent YA take on a techno-thriller. Nothing terribly original, but well-done and action-packed for reluctant readers. And clean - no language, d...more
May 23, 2012
May 22, 2012
 
Hero
3.88
Don't think I'm the target audience for this one. The writing felt a stilted at times, but I liked the honest look at the protagonists struggle w/ his...more
May 2012
May 21, 2012
 
Erebos
4.10
A sinister counter part to Ready Player One. Gripping plot, interesting ideas. The character development is pretty minimal and the translation, while...more
Feb 27, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
 
Paper Covers Rock
3.40
I don't think this was a perfect book by any stretch of the imagination, but at was ambitious and interesting. It gets major points for being differen...more
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 27, 2011
 
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
3.59
An absolute delight; the voice is so strong and funny and the dialogue so spot on that I can forgive some of the weaker elements (slightly uneven paci...more
Jan 16, 2013
Mar 01, 2012
 
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong
3.84
Fun addition to the too-small category of contemporary graphics novels. A great next-step for fans of Raina Telgemeier.
Feb 2014
Feb 20, 2014
 
Ungifted
3.94
Solid middle-grade or maybe young YA; might appeal to fans of Origami Yoda or other school-centric MG fiction. Humor, life-lessons, etc.
not set
Mar 02, 2013
 
Ashes (Ashes Trilogy, #1)
3.94
Hot damn, you guys. I just read this book straight through in one sitting. It's not perfect (I am SO sick of cliff-hanger endings!) but it is a thrill...more
Sep 2011
Sep 19, 2011
 
Life: An Exploded Diagram
3.65
Some questions about the ending and whether it should really be considered YA, but a smart, moving, funny read.
Oct 09, 2012
Oct 04, 2012
 
reMIND: Volume 1
4.00
Gorgeous illustrations.
May 2012
May 21, 2012
 
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
3.78
I really wanted to like this book, with it's creepy cover and wonderful title. Unfortunately, for me at least, the story didn't live up to the packagi...more
Sep 13, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
 
As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth
3.40
Pros:
Funny voice, distinctive style
Cast of appropriately quirky, likable characters
Multiple methods of storytelling (illustrations/text)
Narrator glanc...more
May 24, 2011
Sep 17, 2010
 
Liar & Spy
3.85
Wonderful, classic-feeling middle-grade.
Sep 24, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
4.27
Lovely. Recommend for fans of Perks - it has the same lost boy quality to the narration, the same tender treatment of LGBT characters.
Mar 2013
Sep 08, 2012
 
Jasper Jones
4.01
Fantastic - beautifully written, great dialogue, full of wonderful references. Can't wait to re-read.
Apr 15, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.38
As delightful as I remember - could practically recite it by heart at this point.
Sep 07, 2012
Oct 26, 2010
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