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Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Couldn't. Put. It. Down. While book one was a little stronger, I like the direction the author takes with this. A few of my expectations were met, but ...more
May 31, 2009
Jun 01, 2009
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
The NYC subway system may have its flaws, but today I was truly thankful when my train hit massive delays since it allowed me to finish this book! It ...more
Aug 15, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
The Midnight Dress
The Midnight Dress is one of my favorite books of the year. The language is beautiful, and the story riveting. For anyone who has not yet discovered K ...more
Jan 2013
Apr 24, 2013
If I were a prominent explorer of the sort that could name mountains and such, and if I were to name a mountain after M.T. Anderson, I'd call it Mt. A ...more
May 20, 2009
May 12, 2009
Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1)
I'm a huge fan of novels that play with classic fairy tales, and this is a lovely example. Ms. Marillier created a world I was happy to get lost in.
Nov 2008
May 07, 2009
Hattie Big Sky (Hattie, #1)
I feel like this book was written for audio.... except for maybe the recipe at the end, that was kind of weird.
Apr 25, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
Mostly Good Girls
Smart and funny. Reminded me of LOVE AND OTHER PERISHABLE ITEMS, but for a slightly younger audience.
Apr 2012
Apr 01, 2012
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Terribly funny! Excellent integration of comics! And an eye-opening look at life on the rez.
May 23, 2009
May 24, 2009
The List
A surprisingly thoughtful take on the social politics of highschool. I picked it up because it reminded me of Mean Girls, but I kept reading because t ...more
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
Probably closer to 4 and 1/2 stars. This is my favorite of the Mcneals' books by far; suspenseful and quirky—and told in alternating voices that compl ...more
Oct 2008
Apr 21, 2009
The Hot List
Reading this book was truly a memorable experience.
Dec 05, 2010
Dec 06, 2010
Not quite long enough to cover JFK-PDX.
Dec 17, 2010
Dec 18, 2010
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
The characters were multi-dimensional and realistically odd—I felt as if I knew them—and the depiction of New York was right on point. That alone meri ...more
Jul 12, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin
What's so impressive about Dark Days is the way Josh Berk takes this character whose life is kind of a bummer, and gives him a voice that is fresh, fu ...more
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Jun 09, 2009
A Brief History of Montmaray (The Montmaray Journals, #1)
Perfectly delicious! Cooper delivers just the right blend of mystery and adventure, while giving us characters to cherish (the narrator's baseless sel ...more
Dec 2009
Sep 16, 2009
Incarceron (Incarceron, #1)
A well-developed fantasy that raised some intriguing questions. The premise felt fresh and the author added some truly original details (eg. I loved t ...more
Apr 04, 2010
Jun 25, 2009
Girl in the Arena
The inconsistencies of the futuristic world in which this took place really ruined it for me, with quite a few jarringly dated pop-culture references ...more
Apr 2010
Mar 31, 2010
The War Between the Classes
I really dug this book as a young adult, though I must say the cover is rather hideous. The message about race and class is not subtle, but that's kin ...more
Jan 1998
Jul 21, 2009
Skim brought me back to the middle/high-school that existed mostly in the margins of notebooks, usually with Belle and Sebastian trickling through hea ...more
Dec 2009
Jul 08, 2009
The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
Beautiful, carefully-crafted characters and highly entertaining sports drama combine to make this a book that will really speak to readers. The plot m ...more
Sep 2008
May 19, 2009
First Light
While this was no "When You Reach Me," it definitely solidified my positive opinion of Rebecca stead, who is really a born story-teller. The premise w ...more
May 14, 2009
May 15, 2009
The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart Trilogy, #1)
I had always heard mixed reviews of Philip Pullman's books outside of HIS DARK MATERIALS, but this was a nice surprise, and I'm certainly looking forw ...more
Aug 13, 2009
Aug 17, 2009
Saving Francesca
Melina Marchetta writes high school like a pro--which she is! Highly recommended for all those girls who have a fabulously bizarre streak, but are afr ...more
Dec 2008
Jul 29, 2009
When You Reach Me
You will skip through this book, but in spite of the quick pace it's sincere, and full of wonderful little curiosities to be held up, examined and sha ...more
Feb 2009
May 04, 2009
Some great storytelling here, but the protagonist wasn't as fully developed as that of "Crooked" and the ending left me wanting morre...
Apr 21, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
The Diamonds
Having studied constitutional law, I found the legal references both clever and chuckle-worthy. A pleasant surprise.
Jul 20, 2009
Jul 21, 2009
I Am the Messenger
I absolutely loved it up to page 344. If you've read the book, you'll know what I mean.
Nov 09, 2009
Nov 09, 2009
Tender Morsels
Hauntingly beautiful, but really, legitimately haunting.
Dec 2008
May 11, 2009
The Anatomy of Wings
One of the most beautifully written books I've read lately.
Jan 21, 2010
Jan 14, 2010
Briar Rose
Better as a concept than in execution.
Oct 11, 2009
Sep 17, 2009
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