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Size 14 Is Not Fat Either (Heather Wells, #2)
I *love* Heather Wells. And I think I love this book even more than the first one. I had resisted reading Meg Cabot for a long time. I thought the tit ...more
Oct 09, 2010
Sep 26, 2010
Every Little Thing in the World
Finally, a young adult book that *doesn't* vilify abortion! Thank you, Nina de Gramont. And, to be honest, this one single factor easily could've been ...more
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
Kiss of Broken Glass
Wow. I expected this to mirror Patricia McCormick's Cut but Madeleine Kuderick took cutting to the next level. This is a much deeper look at the backs ...more
Oct 13, 2014
Oct 13, 2014
He Forgot to Say Goodbye
This book is easily one of my favorite YA novels ever. I was shocked by how awesome it was because I could not get into Sammy and Juliana in Hollywoo ...more
Nov 16, 2008
Nov 02, 2008
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
Officially one of my favorite YA books!!! Hilarious, clever writing. I LOLed my way through this one and it was witty, clever humor. So many allusions ...more
Mar 30, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
A Mango-Shaped Space
The cover of this book caught my eye at Borders and once I started reading I immediately fell in love with Mia, the narrator, and her story. This book ...more
Jun 20, 2008
Jun 19, 2008
Breaking Point (Bluford, #16)
Wow, what a fantastic follow-up to the Martin Luna books in this series! After two books (Brothers In Arms and The Fallen) that tell Martin's side of ...more
Dec 20, 2010
Dec 20, 2010
Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)
I love this book! It's perfectly addicting writing. The characters are so well developed. I love this alternating narrators bit. The story is engaging ...more
Jul 17, 2009
Jul 17, 2009
This is compelling, addicting, and very engaging and I really didn't expect it to be. I picked it up at the library over a month ago just because I li ...more
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
I read this because I had to read it for a workshop and, naturally, I wasn't very interested at first. This is a sci-fi tale about life in the 2070s a ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
I LOVE THIS BOOK. It's amazing. It made me cry. It made me think. It made me feel more than any book has in a long time.

I read this for a class I am
Jul 11, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
Esperanza Rising
What an well written, beautiful story! I didn't think I'd love this book nearly as much as I did and I can't even begin to describe how much wonderful ...more
Mar 08, 2009
Mar 01, 2009
Love is a Many Trousered Thing (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #8)
Another fantastic diary in the Georgia Nicolson saga! This one is up there because I laughed a lot and I thought the plot really had me on the edge of ...more
Jul 21, 2009
Jul 10, 2009
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
This book made me want to read again! Wow. I had heard a lot about it but I picked it up after one of my 8th graders did some vocabulary work on some ...more
Oct 08, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
King Dork
I loved this book. And I really mean that. This book appealed to me on so many levels. It made me laugh. It made me laugh more. It made me reflect on ...more
Feb 05, 2011
Jan 22, 2011
My Most Excellent Year
This is a 5-star book because 1) I could not stop reading it, 2) I laughed out loud during parts of it, and 3) I just felt good inside the whole time ...more
Jan 25, 2009
Jan 10, 2009
Crossing the Wire
Wow. Wow. Wow. What a thrilling and captivating read. I had a really easy time getting into Victor's story and a hard time putting the book down. I re ...more
Oct 13, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (Dork Diaries, #1)
This was super cute! Yes, it follows the Wimpy Kid format but it's not really a copy cat. The character development is pretty solid, I love Nikki's vo ...more
Dec 31, 2009
Dec 19, 2009
Breathing Underwater (Breathing Underwater, #1)
This is one of those books that every young adult should read. Why? Because it's painfully and brutally honest and sometimes flat-out difficult to rea ...more
Nov 2009
Oct 13, 2009
Bronx Masquerade
This book is *awesome*!!! I was not expecting it to be anywhere near as good as it was. It's a story about a group of kids in a high school English cl ...more
Jun 25, 2009
Jun 04, 2009
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
This was great. I never expected to become so invested in the characters and their story. Henry is a Chinese-American kid living in 1942 Seattle and h ...more
Oct 25, 2011
Oct 15, 2011
Away Laughing on a Fast Camel: Even More Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
I really loved Book 5 even though I was kind of disappointed by the sudden turn of events (i.e. Masimo!). I am very clearly a huge fan of Dave the Lau ...more
Jul 16, 2009
Jul 10, 2009
Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie
I loved this! And I really didn't know what to expect going into this book because it was kind of a mystery as to how it ended up on my to-read list. ...more
May 27, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
Matched (Matched, #1)
Wow. What a good book. Really. The cover caught my eye first. It's beautiful and intriguing. So, I decided to buy the book even though it's hardcover ...more
Feb 25, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
Keesha's House
This is my new favorite novel-in-verse. It's such a unique story because it's actually a bunch of stories that all come together through a mix of sest ...more
Aug 12, 2009
Jul 10, 2009
Size 12 Is Not Fat (Heather Wells #1)
This was really enjoyable. I have never read anything by Meg Cabot and I know it's chick-lit so I wasn't super enthusiastic at first but after listeni ...more
Sep 17, 2010
Sep 10, 2010
Maus: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)
I read this at the urging of my mom and normally I shy away from books about the Holocaust but this was a good one and I am glad I read it. The writer ...more
Apr 04, 2010
Apr 04, 2010
Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began (Maus, #2)
This book depressed me more than the original but it's totally worth reading. I am amazed by how Art Spiegelman tells this story. Really, the pictures ...more
Apr 17, 2010
Apr 14, 2010
Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty (Triple Shot Bettys, #1)
I really liked this one! I wasn't sure what to expect from this book but from the moment I started reading, I felt connected to the narrator and loved ...more
Jul 06, 2010
May 15, 2010
The Breadwinner (The Breadwinner, #1)
I'm really glad that I finally sat down and read this whole book since a) I'm going to be teaching it in January and b) it's a really good book! I've ...more
Dec 28, 2008
Aug 08, 2008
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