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An Abundance of Katherines
I was not terribly impressed with Katherines. I read Green's Looking For Alaska and thought it was one of the best young adult novels I have ever read ...more
Apr 18, 2008
Apr 02, 2008
Looking for Alaska
**spoiler alert** I decided to read Looking For Alaska mostly because I wanted to know what all the hype was about... I heard so much about young auth ...more
Apr 02, 2008
Mar 29, 2008
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
This book left such a bad taste in my mouth! Where do I begin...?

First, the language was ridiculous. This is supposed to be a young adult book, yet I
Jun 29, 2008
Jun 29, 2008
Thirteen Reasons Why
I was not so terribly impressed with this book. I heard great things but to me it was just a knock-off of Looking for Alaska -- a much deeper, better ...more
Aug 04, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
This was my first Jerry Spinelli read and for the most part I enjoyed it. I'd give it 3.5 stars if that was possible. :)

I can see why kids like his w
Apr 05, 2008
Apr 05, 2008
The Dirty Girls Social Club (Dirty Girls, #1)
I got to page 125 and finally gave up! This is a rambling mish-mash of way too many characters and points of view trying to do a lot with very little ...more
Jan 31, 2009
Oct 21, 2008
Scribbler of Dreams
Good Lord, where do I begin???

This is hands down one of the worst YA books of all time. The plot is a rip-off of Romeo and Juliet, which was not a tu
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Jul 29, 2009
Where do I begin...???

I bought this book because it had a 4.03 rating on Goodreads and so many people said it was "amazing" and "absolutely breathtaki
Aug 12, 2008
Jul 28, 2008
Charmed Thirds (Jessica Darling, #3)
Maybe it's just me but after Sloppy Firsts and Second Helpings I was pretty disappointed by this book.

The third in the Jessica Darling series, Charme
Dec 2007
Dec 14, 2007
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
This isn't as good as Breathing Underwater, which is the companion novel that tells the "before" part of the story, where Nick actually abuses Caitlin ...more
Nov 27, 2009
Nov 27, 2009
Boys Are Dogs
I liked this. The main character, Annabelle, goes through a few key changes. Mom is dating Ted and they move in together so Annabelle has a new father ...more
Oct 24, 2009
Oct 23, 2009
I would ideally give this book 2.5 stars since it really does fall somewhere between "it was okay" and "I liked it." This was my least favorite Natash ...more
Jul 21, 2008
Jun 21, 2008
Some Girls Are
This was awful. And I mean really, truly terrible. I hated this book! I don't get what people seem to love about this author. This is Mean Girls on st ...more
Jun 19, 2010
Feb 07, 2010
Keeping You a Secret
This was a lot more intense than I had expected. The beginning dragged a bit and I didn't care much for Holland until she actually came out but all th ...more
Dec 30, 2009
Dec 25, 2009
I bought this simply because the cover was beautiful and, well, this is one of those DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER lessons for me because this sucke ...more
Mar 18, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
Breaking Point
I did not like this. Normally I really enjoy Alex Flinn but this novel was emotionally draining and the characters were NOT likable at all. I know I w ...more
Jan 05, 2010
Dec 31, 2009
Planet Janet
I read 102 pages. I couldn't do anymore. This truly is Bridget Jones' Diary but a teen version of it. Lots of babble and no real point. "Cutesy" obser ...more
Jan 13, 2009
Jan 11, 2009
The Children of Noisy Village
This is as lovely as I remember it being. A cute, light-hearted bunch of stories about kids growing up in Sweden. My mom used to read the Polish versi ...more
Jan 03, 2009
Dec 22, 2008
How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life
If Megan McCafferty really read this and thought it was a rip-off of her writing style then she must not think much of herself as a writer. This is te ...more
Jul 31, 2009
Jul 26, 2009
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
I read this all in one sitting this morning and for the most part I was pretty into this book. I liked it better than Spinelli's Stargirl because ther ...more
Aug 20, 2008
Aug 08, 2008
Hard Love
This book grew on me and although I wouldn't say it's a literary masterpiece it makes for a decent YA novel. The premise is kind of interesting -- str ...more
Dec 13, 2008
Dec 13, 2008
Four Feet, Two Sandals
I would have loved this if it wasn't for the sappy, "America-saves-the-day" kind of ending. Most refugees' stories don't end this way and it's kind of ...more
Feb 26, 2010
Feb 26, 2010
Love, Stargirl (Stargirl, #2)
This was just about the worst book I've read in a long time... Absolutely pointless and totally boring. Stargirl is even less interesting than she was ...more
Apr 12, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
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
The Rag and Bone Shop
The Rag and Bone Shop is an exciting, suspense-filled read that sucks you in and keeps you reading page after page in anticipation of finding out what ...more
Apr 11, 2008
Mar 28, 2008
Fade to Black
I loved this. I think Alex Flinn is an amazing writer. I've read four of her books now and each one is so unique and so well written. What I loved abo ...more
Dec 16, 2009
Dec 15, 2009
Story of a Girl
I liked Story of a Girl because it's very honest and realistic. The narrator, Deanna, is a 16-year-old girl who's still recovering from an awkward and ...more
Aug 06, 2008
Aug 05, 2008
Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story
Don't underestimate this short and easy read.I actually almost have up on it because this first time I tried reading it I got confused by the characte ...more
Jul 12, 2009
Jul 12, 2009
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