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Black Hole Sun (Hell's Cross, #1)
3.55
did not like it
Where is Joss Whedon, does he know about this book, and is he getting his fair share of profits, since the entire tome is constructed around the world ...more
not set
Sep 12, 2010
 
Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters
3.47
did not like it
I rarely read books this vapid. The concerns of the Sullivans even started out on a sore note. They learn that their grandma is going to cut them out ...more
not set
Oct 06, 2010
 
The Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1)
3.97
it was ok
I consider the main theme of this book to be Priorities Out of Whack, or Which Story Am I Reading?

Story 1: Violet has the ability to find dead things,
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Jul 24, 2010
 
The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1)
3.87
it was ok
I wanted to like this book more than I did. The bottom line: this kind of story has been done before and it has been done better. The plot was not tha ...more
Jan 22, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
 
Ostrich Boys
3.55
liked it
I struggled with how to review this book. The first thirty-fifty pages are hard to read. The rhythm is different, and the author seems to use more wor ...more
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Jul 20, 2010
 
The Unwritten Rule
3.65
did not like it
This is an example of a book that should be thrown across the room with great force.

It started out fairly well. Scott's writing flows easily enough a
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Jul 21, 2010
 
Woods Runner
3.85
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I actually didn't dislike this book. I just found a lot of problems with it.

1) The breaks to explain historical facts went up in rea
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Jun 11, 2010
 
The Red Umbrella
4.01
liked it
This book was marketed very poorly. From the cover to the story itself, the whole book would have done better as adult memoir/fiction for the women's ...more
not set
Sep 30, 2010
 
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
3.96
it was ok
Bad editor! Naughty!
Ugh. With 200 fewer pages this could have been an action-packed adventure. Instead it was as exciting as a stale cracker. I wonder
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Jun 24, 2014
Apr 16, 2012
 
Where Things Come Back
3.81
24 hours have passed since I finished this book. I've spent a fair amount of time thinking about how to approach writing a review, and I've come to th ...more
Aug 07, 2014
Aug 08, 2014
 
Freak Magnet
3.54
liked it
3.5 stars

I was prepared to really not like this book. The idea of dorky guy meets hot girl has been done so many times its almost its own subgenre.

But
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Two Boys Kissing
4.11
did not like it
I was completely turned off by the overly grave and "important" Greek chorus effect that framed the narrative. I have loved other works by Levithan, b ...more
Jan 10, 2014
Jan 09, 2014
 
Playing with Matches
3.78
really liked it
I absolutely adored this book. The story of a boy who falls in love with a disfigured girl was touching, emotional, memorable.
not set
Jul 22, 2009
 
Jumpstart the World
3.80
it was amazing
I read Hyde's Pay It Forward when it was first published over 10 years ago. I remember enjoying it, but finding the ridiculously emotional plot twists ...more
not set
Oct 21, 2010
 
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
3.73
it was amazing
I'll admit that I only picked up this title after parents in Massachusetts wanted it pulled from a school library (after only reading one page). I lik ...more
Mar 03, 2012
Mar 03, 2012
 
Fallen (Fallen, #1)
3.74
did not like it
I was not impressed with this first entry in the Fallen series. Although the text had high readability, it also pushed almost all of my annoyance butt ...more
not set
Oct 05, 2010
 
Gotham Central, Vol. 1: In the Line of Duty
4.19
it was ok
I have to say that what I enjoyed most about this first-in-the-series title was the introduction by Lawrence Block. If there have been more righteous ...more
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Aug 19, 2010
 
Runaways, Vol. 3: The Good Die Young (Runaways, #3)
4.13
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan - One of the strongest elements in this series is Vaughan's writing. While perhaps targeted at teens because of the age of th ...more
not set
Aug 19, 2010
 
Not That Kind of Girl
3.61
it was ok
Who is Natalie Sterling? Seriously. Where does a person like this exist? I understand that Vivian was trying to make a point. After all, the character ...more
not set
Jan 03, 2011
 
The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker
3.79
really liked it
What a risk, to write a book about bridge for teens. Even more, what a risk to publish it.

I, like many teens, I imagine, don't give a fig about bridge
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Oct 23, 2010
 
The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Kidnapped
3.39
did not like it
This title has been on the BFYA nomination list (2011) for the better part of a year. I have tried to sell this book to the teens in our BFYA group... ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Thirteen Reasons Why
4.03
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I was lent a personal copy of this book by a new acquaintance who said it was one of her favorite YA titles. I have been avoiding re ...more
Sep 06, 2011
Sep 06, 2011
 
Rise of the Corpses (The Undertakers, #1)
3.97
liked it
There are times when you need a solidly enjoyable book that doesn't overly tax your intellect but still keeps your interest. May I recommend The Under ...more
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
 
Strings Attached
3.57
liked it
Blundell's writing was stunning. I felt immediately transported to Blundell's setting, and her no nonsense prose was the reason. For a story with this ...more
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
 
A Spy in the House (The Agency, #1)
3.77
really liked it
What a refreshing concept for a young adult novel. Lee, who holds a PhD in Victorian studies did a fabulous job of creating both concept and character ...more
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
 
Superman: Red Son
4.17
really liked it
The last comic I read starred Scrooge McDuck, and here I am reviewing Red Son.

However, in the world of comics one should, I feel, review in pieces, as
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not set
Aug 19, 2010
 
Hunger (Riders of the Apocalypse, #1)
3.55
liked it
Based on Kessler's own experiences with eating disorders, this book has an authentic feel while also taking a rather original approach - the main char ...more
Jan 08, 2011
Jan 08, 2011
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.22
liked it
I had the pleasure of needing to read this book in one evening. I found a lot of power in Riordan's ability to create a text that easy to follow in on ...more
Aug 27, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
 
The Piper's Son
4.04
really liked it
This is a classic case of poor marketing.

Marchetta's novel about family discord in Australia is well written, witty, and dark. The large cast of chara
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May 2011
Apr 30, 2011
 
Revolver
3.72
it was amazing
I hate reading survival stories. I don't like reading about how someone else is suffering: not my idea of a good time.

That said, this book deserves al
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May 26, 2010
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