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Great Expectations
3.70
Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was.
Best to get someone else to sum u...more
not set
Aug 19, 2007
 
Little Men (Little Women #2)
3.79
Someone once told me that Little Men was written before Little Women. When she tried to get it published she was refused. She was told that the publi...more
not set
Sep 16, 2007
 
The Midwife's Apprentice
3.69
A lot of historical research must have gone into this book, very well done. I'm amazed at both how much and how little people of this era new about p...more
not set
Oct 17, 2007
 
Hop On Pop
3.90
I have a funny story about a friend and this book.
A friend of mine told me that in 8th grade she was assigned the task of writing a book report. My...more
not set
Sep 01, 2007
 
Black Beauty
3.92
Don't write this off as a horse-loving girl story.
Black Beauty delves into the cruel and unregulated treatment of horses during its time period. I l...more
not set
Oct 13, 2007
 
The Three Musketeers
4.03
I thoroughly enjoyed this classic. I read it rather early...perhaps elementary school.
There was a portion of the book on one of the Musketeers and h...more
not set
Dec 03, 2007
 
Gulliver's Travels
3.52
Before reading Gulliver's Travels I was under the impression that it was a good fictional classic about a man living among tiny people.
After taking...more
Jan 2001
Oct 26, 2007
 
Whose Mouse Are You?
3.85
One of my kids liked this book very much at one point, mainly due to one page where the mouse is riding around in a car with a track all over the pag...more
not set
Oct 14, 2007
 
Robin Hood
3.95
I went to review this and was surprised by the number of authors for Robin Hood! I'm glad I remembered the author's name.
I first read an abridged ve...more
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Dec 03, 2007
 
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3)
4.27
I was surprised and delighted to discover that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle made his mysteries not only about solving an intellectual puzzle through genera...more
Jan 2001
Oct 13, 2007
 
If There Be Thorns (Dollanganger, #3)
3.71
I'm embarassed that I ever read anything by V.C. Andrews. Her novels are disturbing on so many levels.
This book is worth reading the last page. Simp...more
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Aug 31, 2007
 
Hiroshima
3.88
I learned a great deal about the affects of an atomic bomb from this book.
This book is dry...like reading a newspaper article. Despite this, I think...more
not set
Sep 01, 2007
 
A Child Called "It"
4.05
This is a true and horrifying story. I hesitate to say I liked it...of course I don't like what happened to this boy, I didn't enjoy his pain. While...more
Aug 2006
Sep 05, 2007
 
Midnight for Charlie Bone (The Children of the Red King, #1)
3.76
Charlie Bone discovers he is a descendant of The Red King - a powerful man with unusual powers. Descendants of The Red King are endowed with a power...more
Jul 2006
Sep 06, 2007
 
The Time Garden (Tales of Magic, #4)
4.15
These children accidently discover that a thyme garden with various types of thyme turns out to be a time garden as well. The children travel through...more
not set
Sep 13, 2007
 
Montana Sky
4.05
3 adult sisters who have never met and are nothing alike are forced through their father's will to live and work together on a ranch for one year. Th...more
Jan 1997
Sep 27, 2007
 
Secret Identity (Shredderman, #1)
3.72
At first glance this looks like it is barely out of the picturebook section. It is far more worthy than it first appears. This kid does not fit in we...more
Jun 2006
Sep 27, 2007
 
Becoming Naomi León
3.95
While the author touches on tough subjects with success, the characters are not well developed. She does a good job writing what Naomi observes, then...more
Jul 2006
Sep 27, 2007
 
A Little Princess
4.19
Sara reminds me of myself. She sees people for who they are, not what their status is. Popularity holds no interest for her. She finds value in peopl...more
not set
Aug 30, 2007
 
Everyone Poops
4.18
I have a most twisted memory of my aunt and uncle giving this to my baby for Christmas...and it being passed around as everyone read it aloud...inclu...more
not set
Aug 30, 2007
 
The World According to Humphrey
4.02
This is written from the viewpoint of a class hamster - who goes home with the students on weekends.
While reminiscent of The Mouse and the Motorcycl...more
Jul 2006
Sep 27, 2007
 
Seven-Day Magic (Tales of Magic, #7)
4.11
These kids are in search of a good magic book. Not one that has magic in the title but ends up being about the magic of friendship. A book about magi...more
not set
Sep 13, 2007
 
Johnny Tremain
3.56
Johnny Tremain was a silversmith's apprentice in early america when he badly burns his hand, which heals with the skin on his thumb and his palm atta...more
not set
Oct 17, 2007
 
The Diary of a Young Girl
4.06
I read this in 7th grade for no better reason than I wanted to. Then and now, I know of no better book to portray life during WWII.
Anne Frank's diar...more
not set
Aug 20, 2007
 
Leo the Late Bloomer
4.13
I read this when I was in 1st grade or so. I loved it then, and as a parent I love it as well.
I love the way this author writes children's stories m...more
not set
Oct 14, 2007
 
Cinderella
3.63
This is the copy of Cinderella I had as a child, and fell in love with both the story and the illustrations.
In part due to the corsets in the story...more
not set
Oct 17, 2007
 
Boris Bad Enough
2.86
This is a children's picture book I recomend every parent read. It's by the same author and illustrator as Leo the Late Bloomer.
Boris is so bad. The...more
not set
Oct 14, 2007
 
Carrie
3.86
To compare it to the movie, the book went way more into why Carrie is the way she is and why her mother views her the way she does. King delves into...more
Jan 1991
Aug 18, 2007
 
Roller Skates
3.64
Roller Skates is far better than I expected.
A 19th century wealthy girl who has always had plenty of lessons and supervision has a marvelous summer...more
not set
Oct 17, 2007
 
Rodzina
3.65
This is the only book I've read from the viewpoint of a child on an orphan train. When the U.S. was still rather young, orphans on the East coast wer...more
Jul 2006
Oct 17, 2007
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