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The Heiresses
3.49
Shepard introduces WAY too many characters right off the bat in chapter one. Seems like 100. Well, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but way too many a...more
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
 
What Happened to Cass McBride?
3.71
I could NOT stop reading this book ! Definitely a bullying story, but one with a twist – Cass is a manipulative, yet nice girl, used to getting her wa...more
Aug 22, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
 
Poison Ivy
3.07
Wasn't prepared to enjoy this Young Adult title, which is told by several characters - but couldn't put it down ! Middle school teacher proposes a "mo...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
 
The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work
4.03
Since I love watching "Duck Dynasty" I thoroughly enjoyed "The Women of Duck Commander". The ladies all got quite personal and really opened up about...more
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
 
Bullyville
3.03
Bart’s father dies on 9/11 and a local private school offers him a scholarship, which he accepts only to find himself bullied by his “Big Brother” and...more
Aug 12, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
 
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
3.88
I liked the basic premise of this book for older teens (suicide, homosexuality, language, etc.) BUT didn't care for the copious footnotes and the side...more
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
 
The Revealers
3.42
I liked this story but would be interested in finding out if it actually appeals to middle school students. Interesting premise, 3 students who have b...more
Aug 09, 2011
Jul 31, 2011
 
The Invention of Wings
4.24
Simply one of THE best books I've ever read ! Kidd transported me to the times of slavery in America and I was thoroughly engrossed in this story from...more
May 27, 2014
May 19, 2014
 
Matched (Matched, #1)
3.73
AWESOME book for Young Adults (and even us "old folks") !!! Could not put down this dystopian love story, which is the first book in the Matched trilo...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 06, 2011
 
The Castle in the Attic (The Castle in the Attic, #1)
3.94
Hey Dot - if you're reading this, go to:

http://www.randomhouse.com/teachers/c...

Diane

P.S. I just finished "The Castle In The Attic" and think it woul...more
Apr 14, 2009
Apr 14, 2009
 
The Hurricane Sisters
3.56
Stumbled across this author and now feel like she will be in my "Jodi Picoult/Barbara Delinsky/Kristin Hannah/Nora Roberts" group of authors ! Thoroug...more
Jul 07, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
 
Quad
3.69
Enjoyed this debut novel - along the lines of Hate List, 19 Minutes, Give a Boy a Gun, etc. High school content: language, drugs, alcohol, sex, homose...more
Jul 20, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
 
Escape
3.49
Emily, as far as everyone would believe, has it "ALL", but finds herself to be "lost". She chooses to take action by escaping her current life, return...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
 
Something, Maybe
3.72
Maybe it's just me, but I found this one to be boring and disappointing, even though I've enjoyed some of Elizabeth's other books. I wouldn't add this...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
 
Dead on Town Line
3.90
I HATE free verse - yet I couldn't stop reading this book.................

Unique story, told from a dead girl's point of view. Book is unfortunately o...more
Feb 23, 2009
Mar 31, 2009
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.41
I COULDN'T put this one down - and I'm NOT a sci/fi fan AT ALL !!! Awesome story line and characters. Can't believe I'm going to admit this, but I thi...more
Aug 09, 2009
Aug 08, 2009
 
The Secret Life of Bees
3.96
Recently I read, and thoroughly enjoyed, "The Invention of Wings" by Kidd, so I expected to love "The Secret Life of Bees". Unfortunately, I was only...more
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
 
Hate List
4.05
Reminded me of "Thirteen Reasons Why" which, like "Hate List" was a debut novel for its author. "Hate List" is a chilling story, but one that could ve...more
May 31, 2010
May 31, 2010
 
We Are the Goldens
3.46
Enjoyed the main story line but a bit confused by some "ghost" characters. Also the ending was unresolved and abrupt, which does NOT appeal to me. It'...more
Aug 07, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
 
Folly Beach (Lowcountry Tales, #8)
3.83
Initially I was a bit confused by the "side-story" about Dubois, Dorothy, and Gershwin. Then as the book went on, it all made more sense to me. I did...more
Aug 2014
Jul 20, 2014
 
Before I Fall
3.94
Another YA book that I couldn't put down AND a debut novel from Lauren Oliver. Can't wait to see what she writes next ! High school content (and chara...more
May 30, 2011
May 30, 2011
 
Tangled
3.56
Mackler introduces us to 4 high school students who proceed to tell their story in 4 individual, yet connecting, parts. Couldn't put this one down ! W...more
May 28, 2011
May 28, 2011
 
Eleanor and Park
4.20
Eleanor reminded me of Spinelli's Star Girl, unique, quirky, a bit of a misfit. Enjoyable YA novel but due to content, I'd recommend this enjoyable re...more
Mar 17, 2014
Mar 24, 2014
 
Nightstar
3.49
Disappointing work from Fern Michaels, an author I normally enjoy :( Characters were not well-developed plus they displayed inconsistent behavior. Boo...more
Dec 23, 2013
Dec 23, 2013
 
Boost
4.01
Along the lines of the Mike Lupica books (for boys), Kathy Mackel addresses the use of steroids in this basketball-oriented girls-as-main-characters t...more
Apr 10, 2009
Apr 10, 2009
 
Listen!
4.01
Not a bad book, for someone interested in a dog story. I'd add to my summer reading list and maybe buy a copy but NOT recommend it for the mandatory s...more
Apr 15, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
 
Night Hoops
4.02
Excellent sports story (basketball - high school boys) but totally appropriate for middle school. I think the fans of Mike Lupica will enjoy novels by...more
Apr 11, 2009
Apr 11, 2009
 
The Christmas Pearl
3.83
While I enjoyed "The Christmas Pearl", I didn't really care for the storyline about Pearl, a deceased friend who appears as a ghost and helps resolve...more
Aug 19, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
 
The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, #8)
3.99
ALWAYS love James Patterson's books - just don't know or understand why he's currently writing most of his books with a co-author........................more
Jul 26, 2009
Jul 26, 2009
 
Unsinkable (Titanic - Trilogy)
3.83
Fast read at only 170 pages. Interesting story line - Korman introduces us to several young teen characters who end up on the infamous Titanic. Can't...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 30, 2011
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