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Tabula Rasa
Publisher description is right on! Bourne Identity meets almost any sci-fi adventure. I know so many readers to recommend this to. Edge of your seat a ...more
Jul 13, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
Jesse's Girl (Hundred Oaks)
3 1/2. Super cute. Perfect summer read. But nothing beats Breathe Annie Breathe in my book so couldn't rate it higher.
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Feb 14, 2015
Little Author in the Big Woods: A Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Young, maybe 3-6th grades. But a good bio for fans of the series. Good back matter. Lower level readers could finish this bio easily.
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Oct 09, 2014
Rain Reign
A book everyone except me clearly loves. Tween girl considered this one merely average also.
Sep 11, 2014
Sep 11, 2014
Stolen Magic (A Tale of Two Castles, #2)
Hmmm. Not sure. Should I have read book 1 first? Should I have listened to it? All those crazy names and words...I just can't keep reading. It's not t ...more
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Apr 20, 2015
Pills and Starships
Can't finish. Not clicking with me. Hoping Mike will read it so I don't have to. Great cover though.
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Jul 13, 2014
The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas
Didn't care enough to finish. Wanted to like it because of the author, but just couldn't.
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Aug 14, 2014
Bugged: How Insects Changed History
Interesting info...color choice ruined impact of many of the illustrations.
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May 25, 2014
The Game of Love and Death
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Feb 20, 2015
Annaleise Carr: How I Conquered Lake Ontario to Help Kids Battling Cancer
Liked this story a lot. Can think of many other books to pair it with.

But...why couldn't the photos included have been in color?! This is a book for
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May 09, 2015
The Cruisers (Cruisers, #1)
3 1/2 stars. I read an advance copy. I was shocked that editors left in references to Seattle SuperSonics being a current team as they have not been t ...more
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Jul 30, 2010
In Real Life
I know who will like this. And they will like it. I thought it was too long, and slow, and I started skimming to get to the end I knew was coming. But ...more
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Jan 01, 2015
Everybody Knows Your Name
3 1/2 for sure. Might revise up to a 4. I liked this way more than I probably should have. Read in one sitting and stayed up until 2am to finish. Coul ...more
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Mar 10, 2015
Beau, Lee, The Bomb, & Me
Don't care enough to finish.

There are no chapters in the ebook I'm reading and I don't know if that's intentional or not. But there are no breaks in
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Apr 08, 2015
Daisy to the Rescue: True Stories of Daring Dogs, Paramedic Parrots, and Other Animal Heroes
Fantastic. Highly browsable. Not just for adults! Animal lovers from middle school thru adult will enjoy this. I just wish there were color photos of ...more
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May 08, 2015
Stitching Snow
Definitely a new fav book in this house!! Tween daughter wouldn't put it down on vacation or the plane ride home after I told her she must read it. Ca ...more
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Jan 01, 2015
The True Meaning of Smekday
I think I only liked it because of the audio. But I know students who will enjoy it. And hopefully with an eventual movie it will be popular. But no o ...more
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Mar 20, 2015
Love, Lucas
The writing just did NOT grab me. Didn't care enough to finish. If you're gonna compare it to John Green and Sarah Dessen, you should probably make su ...more
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Mar 22, 2015
Someone will have to convince me to finish this one. Got so angry at the "class" issue and premise involved that I had to stop reading. Maybe teens wo ...more
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Dec 28, 2013
The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
Everyone loves this and I really enjoy Adele Griffin. But the format actually hurts my brain so I can't get into it enough to rave about it.
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Sep 28, 2014
Mermaid in Chelsea Creek (Chelsea, #1)
Hmmm. Didn't read it all. Reviews not super favorable. Not sure if this one will have readers? But might find its way on to my summer reading list.
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May 20, 2015
Chernobyl's Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone
Accessible science writing in narrative non fiction! So many common core connections to be made with this one!! Science geek me is loving this title!
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Oct 13, 2014
Digging a Hole to Heaven: Coal Miner Boys
The fiction story interrupted by non-fiction sidebars and real photographs really bugged me. Mainly because I liked the sidebars so much more.
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May 04, 2015
Phoebe G. Green: Lunch Will Never Be the Same #1
I really liked this! Perfect for the intended audience. And a total foodie in the making, so I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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May 04, 2015
Frozen in Time: Clarence Birdseye's Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food
Can't think of a "middle grade reader" that would actually enjoy this. But the science is interesting and could be utilized in class.
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Jul 26, 2014
Somebody on This Bus Is Going to Be Famous!
Too young for MS. Interesting but not sure of kid appeal? And the ending...ugh...a little preachy on the last 3 pages...
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Aug 24, 2014
Challenger Deep
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I only finished it because many people told me I had to. I'm not sorry I did, but...
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Apr 20, 2015
The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)
Further proof I am not a fantasy reader. I am sure everyone will love this one, but it wasn't my favorite book ever. Alternating perspectives of three ...more
Oct 06, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
Beautiful writing as always. Can't imagine many teens wanting to read it. But very interesting and insightful.
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Feb 13, 2015
Pink Cupcake Magic
Predictable, but cute. And every girl with annoying older brothers will love it! And wish for magical cupcakes.
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May 25, 2014
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