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The Graveyard Book
4.09
A brilliant book; very, very good!
I have not been this involved in a book in a very long time. It's the best modern novel that I have read in ages, an...more
Dec 21, 2010
Dec 20, 2010
 
When You Reach Me
4.07
I love the style of this book--the way that the words are put together, the narrator's voice and tone. It caught my interest and helped me invest in t...more
Apr 21, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
 
The Giver (The Giver #1)
4.11
Though short, the Giver is a powerful and poignant story that will linger long in the reader's thoughts. I first read it in 3rd grade, and it was the...more
Oct 13, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
 
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
4.04
This book was read to me by my third grade teacher; I adored it, and have very fond memories of it. This book is full of incredibly powerful images an...more
Jul 2010
Jul 01, 2010
 
Out of the Dust
3.72
When I read Out of the Dust in sixth grade, I did not like it, and I did not appreciate it. Reading it now--nine years later--I really liked it. The b...more
Dec 03, 2011
Dec 03, 2011
 
The One and Only Ivan
4.22
Ivan is a gorilla. He lives in a circus-themed shopping mall. He tells the story, and it is wonderful. The book has a unique style, with extremely sho...more
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
 
Kira-Kira
3.87
This is a good book, but it fell short of my (high) expectations for a Newbery winner. The story follows a Japanese-American family living in Georgia...more
Aug 15, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
 
The Bronze Bow
3.91
Times have changed. Today, I doubt that a book like The Bronze Bow would be chosen as a Newbery winner. I appreciated a lot of things about this book:...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
 
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village
3.60
This is a collection of monologues and two-part dialogues, written for children and set in a medieval village, interspersed with historical facts and...more
May 16, 2011
May 17, 2011
 
The Westing Game
4.02
A very enjoyable book! It's labeled as a kid's book, but with all of the characters and relationships and clues that there are to keep up with in this...more
Jul 13, 2010
Jul 13, 2010
 
The Higher Power of Lucky (The Hard Pan Trilogy, #1)
3.54
This is a sweet story, but I didn't really like it. Stylistically, the story seemed like it was written by a child. It was difficult to care about the...more
May 23, 2011
May 23, 2011
 
Crispin: The Cross of Lead (Crispin #1)
Avi
3.57
The story is ok; by the end of the book I cared about the characters and was interested in what happened. The writing style is not engaging, even thou...more
Aug 04, 2011
Aug 04, 2011
 
Bridge to Terabithia
3.94
I love this book so much. One of my very favorites of all time!! Its such a sweet, heartbreaking story. But its hopeful. It makes me cry like a blubbe...more
not set
Feb 23, 2009
 
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
4.13
The characters are delightful. This book kind of makes me want hide out in a museum.
Dec 22, 2010
Dec 22, 2010
 
King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian
4.17
Another fantastic book of my childhood. This book would make a terrific movie! It should be an animated film, and Brad Bird should direct. That would...more
not set
Jun 02, 2009
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