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Impossible (Impossible, #1)
**spoiler alert** OK so I read this bizarre interview over on Teen Reads where I thought Nancy Werlin was a certified kook: ...more
Dec 08, 2008
Dec 03, 2008
I have so many problems with this book.

1. I always deem it slightly unfair of me to say a book should have been written in a different way, since that
Mar 27, 2010
Mar 27, 2010
A Summer to Die
I haven't read this book since I was eleven or twelve, but I bought a used copy because I have such extremely fond memories of it. My copy has new cov ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 23, 2007
Jacob Have I Loved
I remember loving this book as a kid, so I picked it up the other day. I'm not exactly sure why I liked it so much, because this time around I didn't ...more
not set
Oct 14, 2007
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
A) I like multiple POVs but GEEZ there are a lot. Don't I make impassioned speeches about the overratedness of Jodi Picoult for such things?


B) Wow
not set
Oct 30, 2007
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
This book is really important, considering:

1. We are likely not safe from another random crazy deadly virus that will catch us offguard.

2. You have pr
not set
Jun 16, 2008
Along for the Ride
**spoiler alert** One star because the prose is lovely. Another because, I mean, I finished it.

Despite my issues with Sarah Dessen (and they are numer
Aug 22, 2009
Mar 27, 2009
Cycler (Cycler, #1)
**spoiler alert** Holy effing crap this book was a disappointment. I am bursting with so much to say that I'll try to stay organized but I am not maki ...more
Mar 11, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
I actually enjoyed this book a great deal. It's a bit heavier in theme than most of Dessen's work, which I enjoyed, as it fit her tone well. But I wis ...more
not set
Jul 09, 2007
The Disenchantments
Short review: every single character in this book's relationship status on Facebook is, hopefully, "It's complicated".

Long review:

Dear Colby, protagon
Mar 05, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
Saving Zoë
I wanted to like this more than I did, but at the end of the day I didn't think the characterization of Echo, the protag, was consistent enough. I get ...more
not set
Apr 25, 2009
What I learned from this book is you only get pretty if you lose weight.

I learned that your mom's so fat she sends you cookies at fat camp. HA HA. Fat
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy's Great Idea (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels, #1)
I don't know why I'm still so obsessed with the Babysitters' Club, but I am, and I accept that, and I probably should hold Ann M. Martin and her staff ...more
not set
Nov 19, 2007
The Life of Glass
You guys, this is seriously from the book:
I was trying on dresses in size 2, which Ashley looked at in disdain [Ashley is a size 00.:] but that my mo
Jun 03, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
Love Is the Higher Law
I think I need to accept the fact that the David Levithan work I'll enjoy most already happened in the days he ghostwrote for The Babysitters Club.

I l
Apr 04, 2010
Apr 04, 2010
Bad Taste in Boys (Kate Grable, #1)
Ag, this is a really great one. Like I said about A.M. Robinson's Vampire Crush, if more books were like it and Bad Taste in Boys, I wouldn't get so a ...more
Jan 2010
Dec 10, 2009
The Fortunes of Indigo Skye
What gives, Caletti? I found your previous books so charming, so lovely!

Here is a quote a few pages in that shook me to my very core:
He kisses me and
Jun 23, 2009
Mar 03, 2008
This is Not a Test (This is Not a Test #1)
Good god, this book is brutal and unrelenting and bleak and other words that might make you say, "hey, why would I do that to myself on purpose by rea ...more
Aug 23, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
I was going with four stars but I think it's at least four and a half to me, so I'm rounding up. Firstly, my favorite parents in a YA book, like, ever ...more
Apr 11, 2009
Apr 11, 2009
Heaven to Betsy & Betsy in Spite of Herself

I had been feeling crazy guilty for never having read these as a kid, when I was in full-blown love wi
May 07, 2011
May 04, 2011
Absolutely Maybe
So I read this great blog post about the rewrites Lisa Yee did to this book before it was published:

It actual
Mar 26, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
I got through just a bit of this book before I had to put it down. I found the narrative SO GRATING. I believe it is a good book with a good story, bu ...more
Sep 2008
Dec 04, 2008
You Know Where to Find Me

Rachel Cohn sort of irritates me as a writer without David Levithan
Jun 11, 2008
Jun 11, 2008
Betsy Was a Junior & Betsy and Joe
You guys, Tib's back! This makes her the Stacey McGill of Deep Valley, am I right? AM I?

Joe Willard is one of the swooniest guys in literature, seriou
May 11, 2011
May 08, 2011
There is little this book brings to the superhero genre in terms of newness or innovation. Luckily, the book also brings us Thom Creed, the protagonis ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 17, 2007
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl (The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, #1)
**spoiler alert** Two and a half, really. Ag. There's so much good here is the thing! But unfortunately so much of the good things that happen to our ...more
Dec 19, 2009
Dec 19, 2009
The Westing Game
When I needed to read up to get a better grasp on how to write good narrative description, the lovely Meghan suggested I reread this as well as A Wrin ...more
Nov 2008
Nov 13, 2008
Fat Cat
Don't you just love books that simultaneously say you should like fat people for who they are while spending so much time on how much better you'll lo ...more
Apr 02, 2010
Apr 02, 2010
Unwind (Unwind, #1)
I kept trying to get through this and finally gave up. I wanted to enjoy this but the premise was way too far-fetched, and I just couldn't take anythi ...more
Sep 18, 2009
Sep 18, 2009
Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)
It is such a good thing that there are writers out there who can tell a fun story full of characters you wish you really know that's dreamy and swoony ...more
Jun 10, 2011
Dec 10, 2009
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