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Raina Telgemeier does it again. She has a knack for telling a serious yet humorous story with col...more
Jun 09, 2012
May 27, 2012
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
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So beautifully written. One of those books that you want to tell everyone to read because it i...more
Mar 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
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During World War II, Hitler controlled more than just the military; he controlled the entire c...more
May 03, 2010
Aug 04, 2009
Parallel Journeys
If you follow my reviews, you probably know that I lack in my history education. However, I have been fascinated (and appalled) by the history of Worl...more
Jun 16, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
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This was one of those books that I never wanted to end. I got to where I was reading so fast, tha...more
Mar 20, 2011
Oct 13, 2010
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Summary: August, Auggie, has never been to school. It isn't because he never wanted to, it was be...more
Mar 02, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
The Watch That Ends the Night
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Told from 24 different perspectives in multiple genres such as verse, letters, undertaker'...more
Aug 17, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
Half Brother
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Ben is introduced to Zan when he is 8 days old. Zan is his new baby brother. At first Ben is resi...more
Aug 25, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
See You at Harry's
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I have read a couple of books recently...more
Mar 27, 2012
Dec 04, 2011
The Infects
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Sean Beaudoin definitely has a unique style that you cannot confuse with anyone else. It is like...more
Oct 06, 2012
Oct 01, 2012
A Monster Calls
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After reading this book, the 5 stars of other books just don't seem justified. This little book i...more
Jul 02, 2011
Mar 05, 2011
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You know a book is good when in the first 5 pages you already know and feel for you main chara...more
Dec 27, 2013
Dec 26, 2013
Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography
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I've been sitting here for a while and I just don't know where to begin. This is a precious book...more
Aug 05, 2012
Aug 04, 2012
Now Is the Time for Running
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Summary: In a dusty field in the province of Mosvingo in Zimbabwe, Deo plays soccer with his frie...more
Dec 30, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
Hades: Lord of the Dead (Olympians, #4)
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Summary: In O'Connor's fourth installment of the Olympians graphic novel series starts with the j...more
Dec 31, 2011
Dec 30, 2011
Marty McGuire Digs Worms!
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Marty McGuire is one of my favorite protagonists ever. I don't know if it is because she reminds...more
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
Battle Bunny
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This picture book would be so much fun as a read aloud (original story than the modified one)....more
Dec 15, 2013
Dec 15, 2013
Code Name Verity
I am fighting inside about how to rate this one. This book is loved by many, many people who I respect and this is one of the times where I felt a bit...more
Apr 27, 2013
Dec 26, 2012
Every Thing on It
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Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows that I agonized about how to rate this book. I love Shel S...more
Feb 10, 2012
Dec 21, 2011
The Last Dragon
Jane Yolen weaves a beautiful retelling of the hero's journey where the hero is a liar and his mentor is *gasp* a girl. Yolen's story is accompanied b...more
Jul 2011
Jul 01, 2011
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I was enchanted with this book from the opening pages when the descriptive language grabbe...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
The Last Free Cat
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This book is such a compelling read and a great addition to the dystopian subgenre.
When I start...more
Dec 26, 2012
Dec 26, 2012
Spellbound (Spellbound, #1)
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In the world of paranormal romance, Spellbound is a book full of cliches, but fights them and act...more
Jul 19, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
The Scary Places Map Book: Seven Terrifying Tours
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This book tells you seven stories through an interactive tour of a map. Each map has a differe...more
Aug 04, 2012
Aug 04, 2012
Alice Bliss
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4.5 stars

I went back and forth between a 4 and a 5 for this book, but overall the story won me ov...more
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
The Outside of a Horse
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Ginny Rorby writes books about anima...more
May 16, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
The Book Thief
*Death narrates this beautiful tale of Liesel, a young girl, who has lost everything, but finds a home in a small community on Himmel Street with her...more
Feb 04, 2011
Jan 24, 2009
Ashfall (Ashfall, #1)
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In my review for Susan Beth Pfeffer's apocalyptic novel, I said, "This is the first book I've eve...more
Jul 03, 2011
Mar 22, 2011
The Year of the Beasts
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4.5 stars
Such an interesting novel that will definitely get a second read. Told in a dual format...more
Nov 11, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
Ask the Passengers
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This is beautifully written, about prejudice but not in a didactical sense, and truly is a gre...more
May 06, 2013
Nov 30, 2012
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