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Seven Stories Up
4.13
Companion to Bigger Than a Bread Box (which I loved and booktalked all over the place). Not only does a girl get to time travel, but she gets to see h...more
May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014
 
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
3.80
I didn't realize this book was going to be a series until I saw it was listed as book #1 on GoodReads, but I can safely still recommend this as a grea...more
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
 
Almost Super
4.16
What makes a superhero? Is it the superpowers, or is it something greater?
Jun 06, 2014
Jun 06, 2014
 
Matched (Matched, #1)
3.73
Wouldn't it be so much easier if someone just told you who you were going to marry based on a set of compatibility factors? I'm not talking about Matc...more
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
 
Black Hole Sun (Hell's Cross, #1)
3.55
Even if you only pick up this book because it reminds you of the 1990s song by Soundgarden, you won't be disappointed. This is a fast-paced, non stop...more
Mar 24, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
 
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
3.61
This book is somewhat hard for me to classify because it has the feel of a historical fiction novel although it takes place in the not so distant futu...more
Nov 02, 2009
Nov 02, 2009
 
Archon (Psi Chronicles, #2)
3.82
I love when good sci-fi takes an unexpected turn . . . and remains good sci-fi. I cannot wait to find out what's in store for the True Son in book thr...more
Dec 30, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
 
The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars, #1)
3.94
This is a very interesting retelling of "Alice in Wonderland." Don't expect cute little rabbits, but interesting characters like Hatter Madigan (very...more
Nov 12, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
 
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
4.01
Unlike the Hunger Games, when you enter the world of the Maze you have no idea what the world outside the Maze is like. As the characters fight to fin...more
Jan 25, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
 
Tin Star (Tin Star, #1)
3.65
You gotta like a girl named Tula Bane. She's smart, inquisitive and stranded on a space station with a bunch of aliens (mostly with insect features. S...more
Jun 02, 2014
Jun 02, 2014
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.41
Completely different from anything else I've read recently, especially in teen literature. I mean, it is basically a competition where the contestants...more
Oct 10, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
 
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
3.96
I really enjoyed this book, and even though I don't read a lot of sci-fi I do love dystopian societies and this one fit the bill. In a town of men inf...more
Jan 2009
Oct 02, 2009
 
The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2)
4.23
Like Catching Fire (book 2 of the Hunger Games), I found that book 2 of the Chaos Walking series did not disappoint. Both of these series of books rea...more
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Oct 28, 2009
 
How to Catch a Bogle (Bogle #1)
3.81
I kept passing up on this one until it popped up on almost every best-of list I stumbled across. Thank goodness other readers had more sense than me!...more
Mar 10, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
 
Seeing Redd (The Looking Glass Wars, #2)
3.85
This is the second book of the Looking Glass Series. If you don't know what it is about, read the review from the first book, "The Looking Glass Wars....more
Nov 12, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
 
Eye of the Storm
4.02
Though there is a definite sci-fi element, this book will appeal to any Alabama youth who was in any way affected by the tornadoes. Also compelling fo...more
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
Star Wars: Jedi Academy
4.06
This is what would happen if a more likable Greg Heffley went to middle school in a galaxy far, far away. Fun mix of comics and diary entries with a f...more
Jan 06, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
 
Freakling (Psi Chronicles, #1)
3.77
Booktalked this one on the recommendation of my colleagues. It was so popular with the kids I had to read it myself. Finished just in time for the seq...more
Aug 26, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
 
Origin
3.88
Perfect read for teens who (1)are interested in science and/or academia, (2)struggle with personal relationships and matters of the heart, or (3) just...more
Nov 19, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
 
Grasshopper Jungle
3.82
This book is straight up weird. And some of it's content may make you uncomfortable. But, since Andrew Smith wrote it, you'll also find lots of truths...more
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
 
The Planet Thieves (The Planet Thieves, #1)
3.96
This is space adventure at its most thrilling. It was hard to find a stopping place; each chapter urges you on to the next. Excited to see how this se...more
Sep 09, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
 
Max Flash: Mission 1: Game On
3.55
This is the first in a six book series that will succeed in pulling your I-don't-like-to-read-let-me-just-play-video-games kid away from their game co...more
Dec 30, 2013
Dec 30, 2013
 
Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies
3.70
Hilarious and short--a perfect combination for a great summer read! Comics tell part of the story. Highly recommended for fans of the Captain Underpan...more
May 26, 2010
May 26, 2010
 
The Mark of the Dragonfly
4.01
I love how Kirkus Reviews sums this one up: Heart, brains and courage find a home in a steampunk fantasy worthy of a nod from Baum. Highly recommended...more
Apr 25, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
 
The First Book of Ore: The Foundry's Edge (The Books of Ore, #1)
3.79
An alien world of living mechanical wonders? Greedy adult humans? Kid heroes? All the ingredients for a super sci-fi adventure! Perfect for this year'...more
Jul 07, 2014
Jul 07, 2014
 
Itch: The Explosive Adventures of an Element Hunter (Itch, #1)
3.92
This is the best kind of science fiction -- one strongly rooted in science. It's also action-packed, which makes it a perfect middle school read for t...more
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
 
Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences
3.45
Very well done sci-fi, but the ending didn't feel very . . . over. I'm pretty sure that means first in a series. So hooray! Listened to this one, and...more
Feb 08, 2011
Feb 08, 2011
 
Legend (Legend, #1)
4.18
Add this to your list of absolutely must-read teen post-apocalyptic fiction. It's a popular genre right now, and there's lots of books to choose from....more
Jan 03, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
 
Bot Wars (Bot Wars, #1)
3.95
This one really gets you thinking about our dependence on technology, and it makes you question what's important enough to risk everything. I also lov...more
Sep 20, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
 
Dust and Decay (Benny Imura, #2)
4.32
This sequel to Rot & Ruin is filled with just as much heart-pounding action as the first. And, yes, there's lots of descriptive human vs zombie fi...more
Feb 20, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
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