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Frankenstein
3.70
This has been on my reading list forever. I was already quite familiar with the story, of course, but I somehow never realized until reading the book...more
Aug 2009
Aug 23, 2009
 
The Red Wolf
4.06
I loved the story of the young, red-haired princess Roselupin, confined to a tower by her overly protective father, the king. When a golden chest full...more
Apr 2009
May 14, 2009
 
Little Brother
3.95
17-year-old Marcus is detained by the Department of Homeland Security when he is found on the street with his friends immediately after a terrorist at...more
Mar 02, 2009
Mar 03, 2009
 
Cruise Control
3.85
In this sequel to Stuck in Neutral, Paul must deal with his anger over his brother Shawn's severe developmental disability. Paul is popular and a grea...more
May 2009
May 14, 2009
 
The Graveyard Book
4.09
This Newbery winner is based on Kipling's Jungle Book and tells the story of a boy who is raised from infancy in a graveyard, cared for by its denizen...more
May 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
Skim
3.74
When asked why the other students call her Skim, Kim answers, “Because I’m not.” Her mother berates her for her eating habits, her father’s girlfriend...more
Mar 25, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
 
A Short History of Women
3.08
**spoiler alert** A small, subtly written book about the lives of five generations of related women, beginning with a suffragette who starved herself...more
Nov 09, 2009
Nov 11, 2009
 
The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus Trilogy, #1)
3.95
Well-written and engaging, this book alternates between the points of view of Bartimaeus, a djinni, and Nathaniel, the 12-year-old magician who has su...more
Apr 17, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
 
Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo, #1)
3.86
It took me a while to really start paying attention to this audiobook, though I eventually warmed up to the reader and the story. In this elaborately...more
May 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
Rocannon's World (Hainish Cycle #1)
3.70
Why read other science fiction when you can read Le Guin? This first novel from the the Hainish cycle was first published in 1966, and Le Guin only re...more
Aug 2009
Aug 23, 2009
 
City of Illusions (Hainish Cycle #3)
3.77
In this third Hainish novel, we see the results of the cultural marriage that occurred in Planet of Exile. Namely, centuries of peace and technologica...more
Aug 2009
Aug 23, 2009
 
Nation
4.02
This is only the second Terry Pratchett novel I've ever read. The first, an adult novel, didn't impress me much, probably because I kept comparing Pra...more
Apr 15, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
 
Heir Apparent (Rasmussem Corporation, #2)
4.07
When Giannine receives a gift certificate to the virtual games arcade for her birthday, she doesn't count on becoming trapped in the game by angry pro...more
May 2009
May 14, 2009
 
Notes from the Midnight Driver
4.09
Alex isn't old enough to drive, but that doesn't stop him from drinking a bunch of his father's alcohol one night and getting behind the wheel of his...more
May 2009
May 14, 2009
 
Wintergirls
3.98
Laurie Halse Anderson is my favorite author of realistic YA fiction. Her ability to get inside a character's head in a believable way is consistently...more
May 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
Planet of Exile (Hainish Cycle #2)
3.69
Le Guin's second Hainish novel illustrates the folly and impossibility of attempting to maintain one's original culture as a colonizer of another land...more
Aug 2009
Aug 23, 2009
 
Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)
3.78
I finally got around to reading the first book in this popular series and found it fast-paced, adventurous, and hilarious, especially for tweens. Arte...more
May 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
Human Dark with Sugar
3.90
Sexy, funny, smart. Yeah, I pretty much want to be Brenda Shaughnessy when I grow up. The way she details the body, sometimes erotically, sometimes ju...more
Nov 03, 2009
Nov 03, 2009
 
Tantalize
3.25
Seventeen-year-old Quincey has two men in her life: her werewolf best friend and a handsome, intelligent, older man who doesn't quite pass as normal....more
Mar 09, 2009
Mar 03, 2009
 
Peter and the Wolf
3.80
My preschooler enjoyed this retelling. Each character is introduced on their own page, with the facing page framed like a stage and illustrating the a...more
Mar 17, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
 
That Book Woman
4.17
Unlike his sister Lark, Cal has no use for reading. But the Book Woman who unfailingly stops at their house every two weeks eventually makes him wonde...more
Apr 05, 2009
Apr 05, 2009
 
Stanford Wong Flunks Big-time
3.85
Stanford Wong is the only Chinese-American kid in the history of the world who doesn't get good grades, and he's the only 7th grader in the history of...more
May 2009
May 14, 2009
 
Black Duck
3.69
This story is set in New England in the 1920s. During Prohibition, smuggling alcohol was a huge black market that otherwise respectable people partici...more
May 2009
May 14, 2009
 
Coastliners
3.45
This story of a woman who returns to the tiny French island of her childhood to care for her ailing father after her mother's death makes a good vacat...more
Jun 2009
Jul 13, 2009
 
Wolf Brother CD (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #1)
4.13
Ian McKellan does a stunning reading of this stone age fantasy. Twelve-year-old Torak is sent on a mission by his dying father to save the forest from...more
Jul 2009
Jul 13, 2009
 
Hurricane
3.59
This is a fictional account of the devastation caused by Hurricane Mitch in a small pueblo in Honduras. Written for younger teens, it's short and only...more
May 2009
May 14, 2009
 
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
3.61
This zombie survival story is harrowing without being too cheesy. The horrible losses endured by the characters though, were enough to make me lose a...more
Jul 2009
Jul 13, 2009
 
Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1)
4.25
I've only recently discovered Tamora Pierce, and now I wonder where she's been all my life! I don't think I'll ever get tired of her various series ab...more
Apr 2009
May 14, 2009
 
What Are You Afraid Of?: Stories about Phobias
3.45
This is a collection of short stories about phobias, edited by Ohio native and current resident Don Gallo, who I just met at Kent State University's R...more
May 2009
May 14, 2009
 
Unaccustomed Earth
4.09
This short story collection is well and subtly written. A sort of drama of the everyday regarding the lives of Indian Americans. Some of the endings a...more
Jul 2009
Jul 13, 2009
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