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The Lucky Ones
3.13
it was amazing
Cecile's voice, that true kid's perspective of the world, especially at the cusp of adolescence - I'm not sure when I've read a book that captures it ...more
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Dec 06, 2008
 
Outer Dark
3.88
it was amazing
It might be surprising to those who know me as a children's book author to hear that OUTER DARK has had a profound effect on my writing.

The dark fair
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not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
Windblowne
3.78
it was amazing
In the town of Windblowne, kite-flying is no hobby. It’s an obsession. It’s an art. It’s at the core of the identity of its quirky inhabitants. People ...more
Mar 16, 2010
Dec 07, 2009
 
The Jack Tales
4.20
it was amazing
Bizarre, violent, and completely hilarious. As a kid, I checked this book out over and over from the library. (I own a tattered copy now.) I was const ...more
not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
Julie of the Wolves (Julie of the Wolves, #1)
3.79
it was amazing
Okay, let's cut to the chase...I love Jean Craighead George. And Julie is a classic! A powerful girl protagonist. A bold introduction to many girls (a ...more
not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
Something Rotten (Horatio Wilkes Mysteries, #1)
3.67
it was amazing
Re-envisioning “Hamlet” as a murder mystery set in Appalachia is fetching enough, but what kept me reading is the engaging and complicated protagonist ...more
not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
My Side of the Mountain (Mountain, #1)
4.03
it was amazing
This book had a profound effect on me as a child. A call-to-arms for all kids to get back in the woods. Over 40 years old and not dated at all, MY SID ...more
not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
4.52
it was amazing
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Dec 06, 2008
 
Samurai Shortstop
3.92
it was amazing
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Dec 06, 2008
 
Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark Is Rising, #1)
3.85
really liked it
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not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
3.69
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Jan 02, 2009
Dec 06, 2008
 
Messenger (The Giver, #3)
3.90
liked it
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not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
Cold Mountain
3.83
it was amazing
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Dec 06, 2008
 
Anansi Boys
4.00
really liked it
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Dec 06, 2008
 
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
4.18
it was amazing
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Dec 06, 2008
 
Predator's Gold (The Hungry City Chronicles, #2)
4.09
really liked it
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not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart, #1)
3.75
really liked it
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not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
Greenwitch (The Dark Is Rising, #3)
4.00
really liked it
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Dec 06, 2008
 
Silver on the Tree (The Dark is Rising, #5)
4.16
really liked it
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not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
The Dark Is Rising (The Dark is Rising, #2)
4.07
it was amazing
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Dec 06, 2008
 
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.93
it was amazing
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not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
The Hobbit
4.24
it was amazing
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not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
4.10
really liked it
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not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
Dandelion Wine (Green Town, #1)
4.08
it was amazing
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not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
4.06
really liked it
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not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
3.97
it was amazing
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not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
The Crossing (The Border Trilogy, #2)
4.11
really liked it
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not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
American Gods (American Gods, #1)
4.11
really liked it
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not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
Gathering Blue (The Giver, #2)
3.80
really liked it
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not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
Grandfather Tales: American-English Folk Tales
4.18
really liked it
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not set
Dec 06, 2008
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