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The Fault in Our Stars
i need to write this now, when the book is still raw, before i forget the minutiae and the emotion as i get suckered into another text. there will pro ...more
Jan 15, 2012
Aug 27, 2011
Lost It
what i learned from this book / promises to my daughters, who are far too young to read this review and far too smart to ever misread ethan frome:

1. r
Dec 02, 2011
Dec 02, 2011
Looking for Alaska
because this book is written in first-person narration from the perspective of a 16-year-old boy, it will garner many comparisons to "catcher in the r ...more
Aug 26, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
After the Party
this novel represents the culmination of days of trying to be a goodreads giveaway winner. thank you, goodreads!

of course, as such, the aura of myste
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
How to Start a Fire

possibly because of my attachment to lutz's other work, i kept waiting for this one to turn into a sinister murder mystery where kate was anna or
Aug 03, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
my inner goddess is jazz hands-ing (jazz fisting???)...

or rather...

my inner goddess (by which i mean feminist) is slightly appalled by the overt natur
Jun 02, 2012
May 18, 2012
The Vacationers
oh man, this was a disappointment.

i've been excited to read this one for awhile now; it had such initially good buzz that i probably should have been
Jul 04, 2015
Jun 01, 2015
Chasing Harry Winston
oh, lauren weisberger. why must you write such ugly people. not physically ugly, naturally. since all three of these BFF 4 evas are gorgeous in their ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 02, 2011
Eleanor & Park
i want to love this book, but i'm finding it difficult. not unlike eleanor herself, the book is a little weird, a little off-putting, and not particul ...more
Nov 23, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
Ethan Frome
this is not the age of innocence.

it's also one of those books that inevitably was killed for most of us by some well-meaning english teacher harping o
Apr 04, 2015
Feb 25, 2009
Gone Girl
i eat surprise twists for breakfast.

and, in all fairness, this one has been out for awhile now, so it's not like it owed me anything. the only thing i
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
Dating Big Bird

this is the sad story of a woman who apparently works in marketing for a famous fashion designer but hates her job because she not-so-secretly want
not set
Jul 01, 2010
Chasing Brooklyn
it's okay
to want to date
your dead boyfriend's brother
isn't it?

according to this novel
the best way to deal with grief
is to fall in love
with the decease
Dec 28, 2013
Dec 28, 2013
Voyager (Outlander, #3)
i should be prepping for something called "english instructional lab" and instead i'm reading "men in kilts: return of the kilt".

i'm okay with my life
Aug 30, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
The Hamlet Trap
(sung to the tune of "Let's Get Together" from the seminal flick The Parent Trap)

Let's commit murder, yeah yeah yeah.
Why don't you and I combine?
Jan 07, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
Two Boys Kissing
i almost didn't get this book out of the library. i feel like i need to confess this, for some reason. i was embarrassed to check it out. the older, c ...more
Dec 03, 2013
Dec 02, 2013
Since You've Been Gone
so...i read both SYBG and Second Chance Summer back to back in one night...which probably speaks to their digestibility fairly well. and i was pleasan ...more
Aug 2014
Aug 01, 2014
We Were Liars
today is the day of feeling conflicted over ya fiction.

i'm not sure exactly what my deal with this one is. my temptation - as is always my temptation
Aug 12, 2014
Aug 09, 2014
Second Chance Summer
so...morgan matson is my new sarah dessen. i like how she writes teenagers.

better than that, i like how she writes parents. not as enemies of the sta
Aug 2014
Aug 01, 2014
Labor Day
i have to say, do you ever just read a novel and picture kate winslet as the female lead? i do. she's my "bernadette" (from "where'd you go, bernadett ...more
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
has there been just chastely torrid love since edward and bella?

probably not.

do i care about any of this?

Jun 29, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
i'll admit that i reread this one because i'm VERY excited about the STARZ series and i wanted to reread it before it premiered.

which is silly becaus
Aug 07, 2014
Feb 26, 2009
i really like rainbow rowell, i think you all know that, but i didn't love this book at all.

it's much shorter than her previous tomes, but that's not
Jul 23, 2014
Dec 28, 2013
Why We Broke Up
i can tell you EXACTLY why ed and min broke up.

but i could also just tell you that ed is a star CO-captain of the basketball team who likes generic po
Sep 17, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)
adam is an angry boy.
that said, i might like his story better than mia's.

the adam:
1. very quick, easily digestible read - perfect for summer and not w
Jul 22, 2011
May 18, 2011
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
it's interesting to re-read these. i read it originally at the acme of angry-grrl feminist scholar phase, and i remember thinking some of the stories ...more
Dec 10, 2013
Mar 16, 2009
And We Stay
what art class did for melinda sordino in "speak" - the ghost of emily dickinson's poetry does for emily beam in "and we stay."

there are a lot of thes
Mar 28, 2015
Mar 29, 2015
The Truth About Alice
we were so close, alice, so close here.

the truth about alice is an interesting glimpse into the world of high school gossip and rumor mills. it did s
Jan 06, 2015
Jan 06, 2015
Vanishing Girls
what i love about lauren oliver is her compelling writing style and her ability to create easily-digestible page turners.

what i dislike about this par
Mar 29, 2015
Mar 29, 2015
Raw Blue
they say true love is - in part - about excellent timing. in other words, it's one thing to admire the physical, psychological, or intellectual splend ...more
Apr 22, 2015
Apr 22, 2015
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