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The Book Thief
4.36
Just finished reading the Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I cannot recommend this book more highly to everyone I know. I will warn you. It is about the ri...more
Sep 2008
Mar 11, 2009
 
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.18
re-read this book as an audiobook in October 2013
With listening to this as an audiobook I was impressed by the voice of Tris. She was able to convey b...more
Oct 21, 2013
Jul 06, 2012
 
The City of Ember (The Ember Series, #1)
3.83
A very good YA book. I listened to it as an audiobook, but I like it so much I want to read it again immediately.

The City of Ember was created by the...more
Aug 03, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
 
Feed
3.55
**spoiler alert** Feed, by M.T. Anderson, is a young adult novel that Village Knittiot let me borrow. Set in a future time that is strangely very clos...more
Mar 2007
Mar 11, 2009
 
The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777 (Dear America)
3.82
My 3rd Dear America book.

I will say I liked this better than the SC Civil War story. Perhaps it was b'c it is set in Valley Forge, which is very clos...more
Nov 05, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
 
Going Bovine
3.65
an interesting twist to Don Quixote. YA version with a kid getting C-J BSE. He travels to find a cure.. but did he? I found this a really good book. I...more
Jul 18, 2010
Jul 20, 2010
 
The People of Sparks (The Ember Series, #2)
3.61
**spoiler alert** This is the 2nd book in the Ember series.

Lina and Doon and the people of Ember, all 400 of them, have come upon the next town above...more
Aug 23, 2010
Aug 20, 2010
 
Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1)
3.76
This story might possibly be more of a 4 star.. but the narration makes it fully a five star book.

This series was something I picked up by accident. I...more
Aug 27, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
 
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865 (Dear America)
3.82
This is the 2nd Dear America book I read. It is the story of Patsy, a girl during the Reconstruction Era of South Carolina. Patsy is a freed slave, wh...more
Oct 27, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
 
Midwinterblood
3.75
while I bought this book for my 13 yr old niece (who is an avid reader) I am not going to send this to her yet. While I feel it was a very good and en...more
May 06, 2014
May 05, 2014
 
The Case of the Missing Marquess (Enola Holmes Mysteries, #1)
3.84
a YA take on Sherlock Holmes.. or more specifically his sister Enola. What if Sherlock and Mycroft had a much younger sister. One who is as smart as t...more
Jul 14, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
 
Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1)
3.97
audiobook.I listened to this book b'c I loved Suzanne Collins' other work: Hunger Games. I think this might be her first published YA book. And while...more
Apr 10, 2010
Apr 07, 2010
 
The Mysterious Howling (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #1)
3.84
Any book I can start in the morning train, read thru lunch, and finish 2 hrs after returning home is a delicious treat.

Funny, witty, and charming are...more
Mar 28, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
 
The Prophet of Yonwood (The Ember Series, #3)
3.20
audiobook.
I wanted to like this. I loved the others. But this is not doing it for me. Perhaps if I read it instead of listening to it I would find it...more
not set
Aug 30, 2010
 
Inkdeath (Inkworld, #3)
3.91
sorting out my feelings. not the book I wanted.. but not the book I think the author wanted either. The ending was predictable, but it worked out to b...more
Sep 29, 2010
May 17, 2010
 
Across The Wide And Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary Of Hattie Campbell
3.93
A very interesting book about life travelling from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trail. It took 6 months back then to travel that distance. Full of...more
Oct 22, 2010
Oct 20, 2010
 
Summerland
3.52
It has been a long time since I read this book, but my memory of it did not disappoint. It is actually about something I care very little about: baseb...more
Apr 13, 2010
Apr 05, 2010
 
A Long Way from Chicago (A Long Way from Chicago, #1)
3.91
Ah, good old midwesterners.. I think we might "get" this book a bit better than other folks from around the world. Seeing as how we have lived thru bi...more
Aug 19, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
 
The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case
3.71
I would peg this at 7-9 yr olds, and if reading aloud, 5-8 yr olds.

Very sweet mystery for Precious Ramotswe. Her first as a young child. Something tha...more
May 22, 2012
May 22, 2012
 
Love, Stargirl (Stargirl, #2)
3.78
**spoiler alert** This book, while not as good as the original, was quite good. I can see Stargirl growing up and I enjoyed it immensely.

I did get rat...more
Mar 2009
Mar 30, 2009
 
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
4.11
This was an excellent book. Not one of those books I thinks talks down to kids.. or panders to them in any way. I liked the truth behind the words, an...more
May 05, 2009
Apr 28, 2009
 
Blue Adept  (Apprentice Adept, #2)
3.88
WHOA. OK I am re-reading these as a way to enjoy those great days of my youth when I first discovered sci-fi/ fantasy. And I am going to admit right n...more
Aug 23, 2013
Apr 25, 2010
 
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Enola Holmes Mysteries, #5)
4.11
These stories are delightful. The only thing I am confused about is how it appears Sherlock keeps regressing in the beginnings of the story to not und...more
Jan 03, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
 
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
3.90
This was, in the words of Deryn, Barking Brilliant!!!

I really did enjoy this. I found that the 2 stories meshed beautifully. I will admit that I like...more
Jun 25, 2010
May 26, 2010
 
The Search for WondLa (WondLa, #1)
4.00
This book was AMAZING! Set in the future Eva Nine is a girl living below ground in a Sanctuary with her MUTHR robot who cares for her. Suddenly life t...more
Aug 11, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
 
A Hero For WondLa (WondLa, #2)
4.23
AGAIN! This story has me wrapped up around its little finger. The drawings are a true marvel. I love everything about this series. I need the next boo...more
Aug 18, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
 
The Will of the Empress (Circle Reforged, #1)
4.11
another Pierce book. Found on the $3.99 rack at the indy bookstore. I was so pleased to find it and I gulped it up in 3 days. I love how she writes, a...more
Aug 02, 2009
Aug 02, 2009
 
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
3.95
First, there is no way you cannot read this book. It has a creative commons license and you can read it online in a myriad of ways for free. http://cr...more
May 23, 2009
May 20, 2009
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
**spoiler alert** Wow. Just wow. This was what I wanted. I wanted a complicated book to end a complicated series. I wanted it to stay true to the othe...more
Sep 08, 2010
Apr 07, 2010
 
Gregor and the Marks of Secret (Underland Chronicles, #4)
4.19
This series is starting to be tinged with sadness, but the storyline has me hooked. The kids are growing up, and learning the sad truths about war and...more
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
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