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Everything Is Illuminated
3.89
3 1/2 stars

This was very different than I thought it would be. I was imagining something a bit more lyrical and fluid. And while I was jarred by the t
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Apr 19, 2011
Aug 24, 2010
 
The Book Thief
4.36
You know those books that everyone gushes about and so you put them onto your to-read list, but then never read because those books never end up as go ...more
Apr 03, 2011
Mar 23, 2008
 
Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories
3.87
I find Roth's style refreshing (yet rather reminiscent of the 60's) in the way that he creates vivid snapshots of the lives of his characters. I liked ...more
Jan 2012
Dec 30, 2011
 
The Gates of the Forest
4.06
I've never read any of Wiesel's fiction, only Night, so I was quite delighted to learn how beautifully he writes fiction. Not only does he successfull ...more
Dec 30, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
 
Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began (Maus, #2)
4.45
Spiegelman does a very delicate job of handling a horrific subject through a non-traditional medium. The structure of the books is also particularly n ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
 
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
4.06
3 1/2 stars

This was complex without being overly complicated, and I really enjoyed the juxtaposition of heavy and light throughout the novel. I though
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Jun 10, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
 
Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)
4.34
I wondered how well a graphic novel could portray the Holocaust, but I found Maus carefully and thoughtfully constructed. I enjoyed the various ways h ...more
Dec 2011
Jul 21, 2009
 
The History of Love
3.89
Sweet and interesting (for the most part - a couple of sections did drag), with engaging characters, but I went in with extremely high expectations, a ...more
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 10, 2011
 
I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust
4.17
This is really very depressing but, thankfully, ends with hope. I have not read too much about the Holocause besides the usual school stuff, so this w ...more
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Jan 02, 2008
 
The Hiding Place
4.41
I remember reading this over and over in middle school and crying every time.
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Jan 08, 2011
 
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
4.26
Horrifying.
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Jan 08, 2011
 
The Diary of a Young Girl
4.06
None
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Nov 08, 2007
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