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The Selection (The Selection, #1)
4.14
Like The Bachelor on steroids. I fell asleep twice trying to stay up late to finish this book. I only wish we knew more about their dystopian world, w...more
May 04, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
 
Wonder
4.42
I actually liked the going back and forth between different character's voices(normally I don't), I felt it really added to this story when you could...more
Apr 04, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
 
Eve (Eve, #1)
3.71
Recommended to me by Goodreads after I had read Crossed and Shatter Me and Legend this year. A nice start to a trilogy in a dystopian America. One whe...more
Jan 28, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
 
Tempest (Tempest, #1)
3.73
This was in the hot young adult books in an article I read so I requested it from the library. I liked it. I liked the main character and I normally p...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
 
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
4.02
One of the best psychology books I have read in awhile. I am an introvert, it seems to surprise some people. I work as a teacher, a profession that re...more
Jul 21, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
 
The Dark Tourist
3.81
A book club pick. Last year we read the Geography of Bliss about going to the world's happiest places, this book is about going to the unlikely places...more
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
 
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.17
AWESOME!! I loved Divergent and this sequel(and middle book of the trilogy) did not disppoint. It setill dealt with the repercussions of how one choic...more
May 16, 2012
May 16, 2012
 
UnWholly (Unwind, #2)
4.28
I have waited for this book for 3 years. It is a compelling sequel that further explores a United States that has outlawed abortion but allows parents...more
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
 
Room
3.95
Stayed up late to finish this book because I had to know what happens. A scary and disturbing premise--a mom and son who are locked in an 11 foot squa...more
Apr 14, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
 
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
4.13
I picked this up at our library's new releases shelf. I was confused by the title and the first third of the book. Is she crazy, is she dead, but it t...more
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
 
Wherever You Go
3.86
A sad book, after surviving an accident that kills her boyfriend we get a look at Holly's life as she navigates high school, caring for her younger si...more
May 08, 2012
May 05, 2012
 
The Queen of the Damned (The Vampire Chronicles, #3)
3.82
a book club pick, I wouldn't have picked it up on my own. even though they are suppossed to be standalone books they are part of a series, and I alway...more
Dec 09, 2012
Dec 01, 2012
 
Someone Named Eva
4.22
A students gave me this book to read. I had never heard of the Lebensborn program--where children who were deemed Arayan enough were kidnapped from th...more
Apr 05, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
 
The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
4.18
A very different read for me, science fiction. If a new planet with life were discovered who would go. In this version it is the Jesuits who raise the...more
May 27, 2012
May 16, 2012
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.44
I really enjoyed this book even though it's ultimately sad, it is a book about young adults with cancer. But it is also about love, hope, family, and...more
Feb 28, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
 
Quinn (Eve, Quinn and Bonnie #2)
4.09
Somehow I missed this new series in the Eve Duncan story--there is Eve, Quinn, and Bonnie. SO I read it anyway and am captivated by the possibility of...more
Jan 26, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
 
The Burn Journals
3.84
Disturbing, captivating, compelling read of an 8th graders suicide attempt by setting himself on fire and his work towards recovery. I was disturbed t...more
Jul 27, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
 
The Immortalists
3.38
Good thriller. The sin character is trying to save his daughter who is dying from a disease that causes hyper advanced aging and a group of very wealt...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
 
Children of God (The Sparrow, #2)
4.03
I liked this one but not as much as the first. I felt the first one wasa complete story, but that being said. I did like reading to find out what happ...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
 
Beauty (Folktales #1)
4.05
One of my favorite stories, I liked this reselling. Beauty is strong and intelligent but doesn't believe in herself. One of my favorite parts is when...more
Jul 22, 2012
Jul 04, 2012
 
Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love
4.05
Even though I "knew" history I really wanted to read this book. Yes, I cried and thanked God that it wasn't my story. It made me grateful for what I h...more
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1)
4.14
Great mix of intrigue, time travel, family...a great start to a trilogy. Gwenyth is the Ruby the final one in a circle of 12 time travelers who is sur...more
Jul 24, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
 
Brotherhood of the Light: A Novel of the Penitentes and the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico
3.50
truthfully i didn't read this whole book, i skipped to the historical story chapters and skipped the modern day stuff--the modern day story did nothin...more
Jun 06, 2012
May 29, 2012
 
The Mindset Lists of American History: From Typewriters to Text Messages, What Ten Generations of Americans Think Is Normal
3.38


Like many people I look at the lists yearly when they come out, looking for something that might help me understand my own 8th grade students. The bo...more
May 19, 2012
May 05, 2012
 
On Mystic Lake
3.94
I liked this story about the choices women make--love, family, responsibility, motherhood. It is sad and made me a little weepy but like all her books...more
Apr 05, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
 
Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)
3.93


More of a "story" to this one, but the I'm insecure, you're messed up and I can save you gets ok...but now the drama and impending wedding will get m...more
Jul 09, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
 
Variant (Variant, #1)
3.91
I really liked this story of a mysterious school. Where there are mysterious rules and punishments, no adults, and student organized "gangs" to keep t...more
Jan 31, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
 
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
3.85
Definitely a good start to a trilogy! I really liked the main character. Found her plight to be interesting, there is a lot that is unexplained, in my...more
Aug 16, 2012
Aug 11, 2012
 
Every Day (Every Day #1)
4.00
I liked the premise, it was a little hard to get I to, but then it was a hick read. It ever really resolved anything for me in the end, and left at a...more
Oct 06, 2012
Oct 06, 2012
 
Son of Stone (Stone Barrington, #21)
3.62
A familiar read, I like the Stone books, nothing too exciting in this one. It seemed rushed to get to the main event and then things just wrapped up n...more
Jun 10, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
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