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Black Hole Sun (Hell's Cross, #1)
3.55
Durango has many problems in his life. He is dalit, a social pariah for failing to commit ritual suicide. In the highly stratified future Mars, dalit ...more
Jul 24, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
 
Starclimber (Matt Cruse, #3)
4.22
I love this series by Kenneth Oppel. If you take the element of Titanic where an upper-class girl meets a blue collar boy, you have the basic premise ...more
Dec 27, 2010
Jul 01, 2011
 
Before I Fall
3.93
I'm labeling this one science fiction, but I'm not sure that is really where it fits. I think this is Lauren Oliver's first book, and even though I re ...more
Apr 2010
Jul 01, 2011
 
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
4.16
This is one of the books that I re-read on occasion. For the past two or three years, I've read it with my sixth grade Language Arts classes.

You can
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Dec 2010
Jul 01, 2011
 
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
3.93
I read this one before I heard about James Frey and his Full Fathom Five YA sweathouse. I read this before I connected James Frey to the Oprah Million ...more
Dec 28, 2010
Jul 01, 2011
 
Everybody Sees the Ants
4.04


Lucky is a teenager who has been bullied for years. He also has a crazy family, including a vacant chef dad, a grandmother who was an activist and who
...more
May 25, 2012
May 25, 2012
 
Skin Hunger (A Resurrection of Magic, #1)
3.76
This is one of the best books I've read in the past two or three years.

Feb 28, 2009
Dec 2, 2007
Feb 28, 2009
Jan 04, 2010
 
The Last Song
4.13
Ok, so I read this book because the movie version was filmed at Tybee Island, Georgia. My family and I go there often, and I almost never see a movie ...more
Apr 2010
Jul 01, 2011
 
Delirium (Delirium, #1)
4.02
Lena is deathly afraid, as is everyone, of delirium. When the government cured everyone of delirium, things got much better. That is until Lena met Al ...more
Jul 14, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
 
Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd
3.75
I normally don't read a lot of anthologies, but this one had so many NAMES in it, I couldn't help but pick it up, and plus, there's the subject- growi ...more
Mar 07, 2010
Mar 07, 2010
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
I pre-ordered this from Scholastic, just so I could get the Mockingjay pin. Yes, I am that big of a book nerd. As soon as it was delivered, we had sil ...more
Aug 2010
Jan 05, 2010
 
Love That Dog
3.99
Jack, a boy who doesn't read poetry, and no way, no how is he ever going to write any, thank you very much, is writing in his poetry journal. Poetry i ...more
Dec 12, 2002
Jul 03, 2011
 
Zombies Vs. Unicorns
3.75
Zombies are disgusting, shambling, unthinking creatures. Unicorns have represented purity in mythology through the ages. Can you tell I'm firmly ensco ...more
Oct 26, 2010
Jul 01, 2011
 
Lee Raven, Boy Thief
3.68
I read this book on the recommendation of a friend, and boy was I pleasantly surprised. It's not a book I would have picked up on my own, but it is an ...more
Jan 18, 2010
Jul 01, 2011
 
We Can't All Be Rattlesnakes
3.83
I loved this little book. I am a pretty fast reader, so I read it in the space of an hour or so. It's told from the pov of a gopher snake named Crushe ...more
Aug 2010
Jul 01, 2011
 
Tuesdays at the Castle (Castle Glower #1)
4.08
I absolutely adored Tuesdays at the Castle, and I didn't want it to end. I want to read 100 more books exactly like this. Now. I want them now.

Your mi
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Apr 19, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
 
Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2)
4.01
This book is hard to categorize on a shelf. It takes equal amounts crime novel, coming of age story, and paranormal romance and mixes them all togethe ...more
Jun 2011
Jun 24, 2011
 
The Castle Corona
3.51
I am a big fan of Sharon Creech. One of my favorite books is Walk Two Moons. When I saw that she had written a fairy tale, I was all in.

I can't say t
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May 13, 2010
Jul 01, 2011
 
The Freedom Maze
3.87
Set in the 1960s, Sophie's parents have divorced, her southern mother forced to work (gasp!), and Sophie is carted off to the ancestral family home fo ...more
May 31, 2012
May 25, 2012
 
Dragon Slippers (Dragon Slippers, #1)
4.21
If you have middle school children in your life who love a good fantasy, hand them this book. In fact, buy a few. I'll bet you didn't know that dragon ...more
Aug 2009
Jul 01, 2011
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.36
This is a realistic portrayal of teens living with cancer. It is a realistic portrayal of the way teens talk and live their lives, and I loved it. Not ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
 
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
3.97
It's so odd that I became such a huge fan of Ursula K. LeGuin as an adult, when I didn't really are for the Earthsea Cycle when I was a kid.

They're ok
...more
Feb 02, 2003
Jul 01, 2011
 
Into the Wild (Warriors, #1)
4.27
I read this because a lot of my students devour these books. It was entertaining, but it wasn't really my thing. You will never look at your pet kitty ...more
Oct 25, 2010
Jul 01, 2011
 
The Phantom Tollbooth
4.21
If you enjoy clever word play, this is the book for you. I had never read it as a child, and downloaded an ebook on vacation and was immediately sucke ...more
Apr 2011
Jul 01, 2011
 
Samurai Shortstop
3.90
I would label this as lower-end YA, or upper middle grades.

A solid historical fiction selection that would appeal to boys who like baseball, ninjas, o
...more
Jan 10, 2010
Jul 01, 2011
 
Watership Down
4.03
I was positive that I'd read Watership Down at some time in the past, but I do keep a record of what I've read and when, and I couldn't find it there. ...more
Mar 18, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
 
Incarceron (Incarceron, #1)
3.64
We read this book for one of our book club books in 2010, and we all enjoyed it. It's an imaginative story with many open-ended questions left at the ...more
Apr 2010
Jul 01, 2011
 
Airborn (Matt Cruse, #1)
4.17
Love this series. It's steampunk meets Titanic in dirigibles. Good read. Highly recommend it, and it has a plucky leading lady.
Sep 2010
Jul 01, 2011
 
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher (Magic Shop, #2)
4.01
This is one of my all time favorite books. If I could buy 100 copies and hand them out to everyone I know (and like), I would.
Jun 15, 2004
Jul 01, 2011
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.00
Interesting point-of-view book. Told in snippets of first person narratives, this is the history of the Zombie War.
Mar 04, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
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