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The Pigman
3.55
Laugh out loud funny at times. My favorite passage is the part where John glues his home's rotary phone dial to piss off his dad, but finds that he ne ...more
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Sep 25, 2007
 
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within
4.16
Great book of non-dork writing prompts.
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Jan 30, 2009
 
It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living
4.16
The "It Gets Better Project" exemplifies the power of social media. Sickened by news of lgbt teen suicides, Dan Savage and his husband Terry Miller se ...more
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Oct 24, 2011
 
The Book Thief
4.36
What a great book from a young, HOT author (who has a sexy Austrian accent...). Be warned: I may be biased since I groped his shoulder at ALA.
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Aug 08, 2007
 
The Castle Corona
3.50
When I saw this I thought, holy crap! Sharon Creech wrote a fairy tale! Yay!
Alas, it started well, but fizzled. :( It's like she wrote it on the toil
...more
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Jun 09, 2008
 
The Teeny Tiny Woman: An Old English Ghost Tale (Picture Puffin)
4.00
Any book about a brazen midget who eats human bones is good. Especially if it's a children's book.
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Sep 07, 2007
 
Maine
3.31
I couldn't get far into this book. It read like the back of a Christian women's magazine. In the first few chapters, she introduces four characters na ...more
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Apr 02, 2013
 
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
3.96
I usually just leave little blurbs, but these Mormons put the fun back in fundamentalist. Read on and see if you agree:

"As [Ray Blackmore's] sixth wif
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Sep 05, 2007
 
Heather Has Two Mommies (Original Edition)
3.55
This book has a mediocre story (ooh lesbians! shocking!) and subpar illustrations. Heather is drawn with an oversized head and weird stubby little leg ...more
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Nov 20, 2007
 
Cold Hands, Warm Heart
3.79
Holy smokes. My favorite book of the summer! This book is the story of Tyler's little sister, Amanda, the perfect and smart gymnast whose name means " ...more
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Nov 09, 2009
 
Unraveling
3.24
Like an updated version of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret because it tackles a girl's first period, her first sexual experiences and the awkwar ...more
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Sep 08, 2008
 
Fabulous Terrible: The Adventures of You (Fabulous Terrible #1)
3.52
Fabulous Terrible is a book in which you are the main character. You are a foster teen, who not only gets accepted to the most prestigious boarding sc ...more
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Aug 08, 2009
 
Prey
3.59
I suppose someone actually likes this crap because someone keeps paying McDaniel to produce it. Prey is actually different than her accidents-diseases ...more
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Aug 08, 2009
 
The Gum Thief
3.49
So good! A goth girl finds a coworker's journal in the breakroom at the Staples they work at. The middle aged man writes about his failed life and als ...more
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Apr 10, 2008
 
Sweethearts
3.65
From 3rd to 5th grade, Cameron Quick was the only kid who thought lispy, chubby, smelly, dirt-poor, picked-on Jennifer was worth knowing. But he moved ...more
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Nov 09, 2009
 
The Tutor
3.51
Was partly entertaining, highly creepy, somewhat inexplicable, but the little girl! The little girl is the stupidest and the smartest character while ...more
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Apr 10, 2008
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
I may be biased against this book because
a) I don't like vampires
b) I don't like controlling men
c) I don't like whiny girls who appear to be strong un
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Sep 25, 2007
 
Smiles to Go
3.74
When Will Tuppence was 5, he learned about the proton—how this teeny tiny bit of matter, millions of times smaller than an atom, is unsmashable, indes ...more
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Nov 09, 2009
 
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health
4.20
Wowsa. Every lie you've ever been told about food uncovered and backed by over 700 references. This is not a diet book, it's a lifestyle book.
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Feb 06, 2010
 
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
3.77
Cute nerd adventure. The Italian Job is a long ad for Mini Coopers, well this is a long ad for Google. But we love Google!
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Jun 08, 2013
 
An Abundance of Katherines
3.76
People looked at me funny when I laughed out loud in a restaurant because of this YA pick. The ending was so-so, but still...
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Aug 25, 2007
 
Venomous
3.89
A disturbing and frightening novel for older teens. Locke Vinetti has a sinking feeling in his gut—that the “venom”, the uncontrollable rage that is h ...more
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Nov 09, 2009
 
Dark Places
3.89
The spookiest thriller I've ever read with the ookiest characters I've ever met. Now THIS is a book.
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Jun 04, 2010
 
Niño Wrestles the World
3.84
BEST NEW CHILDREN'S CHARACTER EVAR! The illustrations are vibrant and colorful. I love Niño!
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Jul 10, 2013
 
Les Misérables
4.09
It took me years to finally finish this one, but it was much more accessible than I thought.
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Nov 23, 2007
 
Saved: Rescued Animals and the Lives They Transform
3.84
Wonderful! Not just another book about people who love animals--this one is thoughtful, poignant, from an author who clearly champions animals and bel ...more
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Apr 07, 2010
 
William's Doll
4.02
Weird in a Dare Wright way. What Southerners would call "sweet"--and not in a nice way.
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Aug 05, 2007
 
Little Bee
3.66
5 stars, 5 stars, 5 stars! Beautiful, beautiful book.

"On the girl's brown legs there were many small white scars. I was thinking, Do those scars cove
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Oct 10, 2010
 
Indie Girl: From Starting a Band to Launching a Fashion Company, Nine Ways to Turn Your Creative Talent into Reality
3.52
In the forward, Macklin says “We can’t accomplish our dreams by spending all of our free time getting our hair done, obsessing over our silhouettes, o ...more
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Nov 09, 2009
 
Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film about The Grapes of Wrath
3.57
Eleventh grade has been tough on Mitchell. How is it that he’s been friends with David for the past eight months without knowing that David’s gay? Mit ...more
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Nov 09, 2009
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