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The War that Saved My Life (The War That Saved My Life #1)
4.42
really liked it
Ada is convinced she is worthless - her mother, ashamed of her daughter's club foot, forbids her from leaving their tiny apartment in the London slums ...more
not set
Jun 08, 2015
 
Twerp
3.84
really liked it
In the spring of 1969, a 6th grade boy named Julian Twersky journals his way through the semester as an assignment/punishment for his involvement in b ...more
Jul 03, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
 
Turtle in Paradise
3.93
really liked it
Down on their luck like most during the 1930’s, Turtle and her mom dream of hitting it rich. But for now, Turtle must move down to Florida’s Key West ...more
Jan 26, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
 
The Book Thief
4.36
it was amazing
I have been meaning to read this for years. Every time a librarian or avid reader of teen fiction recommended this with stars in their eyes, my fear g ...more
Oct 02, 2011
Dec 17, 2009
 
Selling Hope
3.94
liked it
Hope wouldn't mind it a bit if her magician and phiolosopher of a father got cut from the vaudeville circuit. She'd like to try having a real life, ev ...more
Feb 12, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
 
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
4.08
it was amazing
Wow! So glad the Boston Globe-Horn Book honor bestowed on this novel made me give it another try. The story is disorienting, intentionally so - it beg ...more
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
 
Journey of Dreams
3.84
it was ok
Tomasa and her family make the frightening, dangerous journey from their oppressed Guatemalan village through Mexico and on to the United States, rely ...more
Jan 30, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
 
Little Red Lies
3.19
liked it
Loved the voice of the main character. Seemed like an authentically 14-year-old girl, interested in growing up, but more often than not, a child yet.
Mar 29, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
 
What the Moon Said
3.95
it was ok
Esther is a young girl growing up during the Great Depression. When her father loses his job, she and her family must move from urban Chicago to rural ...more
Jul 29, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
 
Chains (Seeds of America, #1)
4.08
really liked it
The year is 1776. Isabel Finch and her younger sister Ruth were promised by their mistress that they would only be slaves to her as long as she lived. ...more
Jan 25, 2011
Dec 17, 2009
 
Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina
3.96
liked it
While visiting a long-lost relative of his dad's in New Orleans, Zane finds himself caught alone during the worst natural disaster in recent U.S. hist ...more
Jun 2015
Aug 03, 2015
 
Black Radishes (Black Radishes, #1)
3.89
liked it
A slow start to this eventually interesting and even a little bit suspenseful tale. Fascinating details like the Nazi-occupied French puppet governmen ...more
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
 
Will in Scarlet
3.77
liked it
This felt a little like A Game of Thrones for a young reader, with dramatic court politics and bloody fights.
Dec 20, 2014
Dec 20, 2014
 
The Golden Day
3.54
it was amazing
Could not put this down.
Nov 2013
Oct 28, 2013
 
Paperboy
3.94
really liked it
None
not set
Jan 22, 2015
 
The Rock and the River (The Rock and the River, #1)
4.05
liked it
None
Aug 09, 2011
Aug 04, 2011
 
Life: An Exploded Diagram
3.71
it was amazing
None
Nov 07, 2012
Oct 03, 2011
 
War Horse (War Horse, #1)
4.13
liked it
None
Mar 15, 2012
Nov 08, 2011
 
Between Shades of Gray
4.35
really liked it
None
Jan 24, 2015
May 08, 2011
 
Jasper Jones
4.06
it was amazing
None
Aug 29, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
 
Inside Out & Back Again
4.09
really liked it
None
Nov 12, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
 
The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale
3.87
really liked it
None
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
 
The Apothecary (The Apothecary, #1)
4.02
really liked it
None
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
 
Ninth Ward
3.97
it was amazing
None
Jul 08, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
 
May B.
3.81
really liked it
None
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
 
Ruth and the Green Book
4.22
None
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
 
Forge (Seeds of America, #2)
4.12
really liked it
None
Mar 08, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
 
Shooting Kabul
3.91
liked it
None
Jan 03, 2013
Jul 29, 2012
 
One Crazy Summer (Gaither Sisters, #1)
3.95
really liked it
None
Mar 26, 2014
Jul 29, 2012
 
On Chesil Beach
3.54
liked it
None
Dec 30, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
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