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The price: The true story of a Mormon who defied Hitler
4.15
I really enjoyed this book for many reasons. Helmuth Hubener is one of my heroes and I have read several books, both true and fictional, about his lif ...more
Jun 04, 2011
May 03, 2011
 
Arthur's Baby (Arthur Adventure Series)
4.01
Don't love reading these books, but my kids sure seem to.
Aug 31, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
 
Flying Feet
3.53
I will say that my six year old really enjoyed this book.

But it made my nine year old and I suffer actual, physical pain.
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
 
When the World Was Flat (and we were in love)
3.19
I am torn about this book. The writing is good, not extraordinary, but good. But the story itself holds far too many bits and pieces of other, already ...more
not set
Nov 12, 2013
 
Inferno, Vol. 5: July 1943 to April 1945 (Holocaust)
4.67
I grew up visiting the border between East and West Germany, and sending my dad off on a regular basis to patrol it as a United States soldier. I hear ...more
May 30, 2012
May 30, 2012
 
The South Beach Diet
3.36
I come from a family with a high risk of practically every chronic/potentially deadly disease known to man. Diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, hea ...more
not set
Jul 27, 2011
 
The Daddy Pact  (The Coach's Boys #1)
3.78
This is a story with significant potential. I am giving it three stars for that reason and because it was clean and sweet. That said, it is not really ...more
May 05, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
 
The Trouble with Dragons
3.44
Very obvious political agenda here. I get that the author is trying to teach, and I'm all about taking care of our world. But this book feels like a l ...more
Feb 03, 2014
Feb 03, 2014
 
The Things They Carried
4.10
I was born in 1976, my father was just barely too young to have served in Vietnam. But he was a soldier during the Vietnam Era, or the years shortly f ...more
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
 
The Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero
4.44
This book is definitely aimed at an LDS audience. I can't say enough good about it. I had the good fortune of actually hearing Matt speak about writin ...more
not set
Oct 25, 2013
 
The Centurion's Wife (Acts of Faith, #1)
3.95
My favorite thing about this book is the cast of female biblical characters. Mary Magdalene and the ever pragmatic Martha are among them. Women tend t ...more
Mar 28, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
 
Thirteen Reasons Why
4.06
On her review of this book, my sister said that this was one of the best books she would never read again. I couldn't think of any better words, so I ...more
Feb 13, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
 
A Curse Dark as Gold
3.56
I HATE the tale of Rumpelstiltskin. The "heroine" of the story is an absolute ninny, the girl's father and king/husband are beasts, and it just rubs m ...more
Apr 09, 2010
Mar 12, 2010
 
Steinbeck's Ghost
3.60
I am not a big Steinbeck fan, and therefore I am not familiar with a lot of the characters in this book. It wasn't the most fabulous story, I could pu ...more
Jun 14, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4.20
This book was disturbing on a whole bunch of different levels. I am giving it four stars because Charlie's voice was really strong. I can't say I enjo ...more
Feb 13, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
 
My Blood Approves (My Blood Approves, #1)
3.86
Hocking appears to have used Stephenie Meyers basic outline for twilight here, changing the details and characters while sometimes even keeping their ...more
Jan 19, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
 
On Little Wings
3.92
The author.

I picked up this book because Regina Sirois was a friend of a friend. We went together to her new author event at our local bookstore. She
...more
Jun 22, 2013
May 22, 2013
 
A Season of Eden
3.30
This is definitely a PG-13 book. Very steamy. A few things I noticed, though. Firstly, the mother/son relationship is a beautiful contrast to the fath ...more
May 25, 2010
May 20, 2010
 
What Alice Forgot
3.95
Such a fun read. Moriarty has an original, quirky, catty kind if writing style that I really enjoyed. I loved the book right up to the last chapter, a ...more
Sep 06, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
 
After Hello
3.85
Surprisingly moving book. I was really pleased with it. As an author, I found it a good study on writing as well.
Jul 20, 2014
Jun 29, 2014
 
This Lullaby
4.05
Reading this book was an adventure. Part way through I discovered that a section of the book was missing and in it's place was 30 some pages of a comp ...more
Aug 31, 2010
Jul 24, 2010
 
The Valcourt Heiress (Medieval Song, # 7)
3.33
I won this book from firstreads and I was really excited because I thought I was getting a sweet, clean, historical romance. I didn't. I had never rea ...more
Sep 29, 2010
Sep 26, 2010
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
This is one of my favorite books of all time!!! I cannot wait to read the sequel.
May 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
Hilde and Eli, Children of the Holocaust: Children of the Holocaust
4.33
I would recommend this book for middle elementary grade kids and above. I would also strongly suggest that it be read with an adult(parent!). This boo ...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
 
Madeline
4.20
I had never read Madeline and didn't feel any great pull to change that. Then last week I used it to teach my kindergartener about the beauty of Frenc ...more
Oct 05, 2010
Oct 05, 2010
 
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
3.77
This is a story that sucks you in right from the beginning. I had a difficult time following what was happening in the story at times(Like the whole h ...more
Feb 09, 2010
Feb 07, 2010
 
The Reckoning (Darkest Powers, #3)
4.23
A delicious almost-conclusion to a gripping story. While many have raved about the joys of a book that does not resolve every issue with the reader, I ...more
Apr 06, 2010
Apr 05, 2010
 
Defiance (Strange Angels, #4)
4.21
**spoiler alert** I enjoyed this book as much as the other books in the series. (The main character still has a filthy mouth.) Some reviews have said ...more
May 05, 2011
Sep 14, 2010
 
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
3.98
I feel like something of a cad giving this acclaimed book a three star rating. I'm not even sure I can put into words why. The writing is good. Very g ...more
Jun 19, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
 
The Boy Who Dared
3.99
The life story of Helmuth Hubener has always interested me. Having grown up in Germany as the daughter of an American soldier in West Germany, my sch ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Mar 01, 2010
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