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The Sixty-Eight Rooms (Sixty-Eight Rooms, #1)
3.67
liked it
None
May 2010
May 31, 2010
 
The White Giraffe (Animal Healer, #1)
3.99
liked it
None
Jan 2010
May 30, 2012
 
Cosmic
3.91
really liked it
None
Apr 10, 2010
Apr 07, 2010
 
The Willoughbys
3.77
really liked it
It's hard to come across a book that will have appeal to grade schoolers and their parents and older siblings. This is one of those books. The story i ...more
Oct 06, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
 
Boom!
3.36
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Like Mark Haddon's most excellent, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the night-time, this book has broad age appeal. It's science f ...more
Jul 23, 2010
Jul 26, 2010
 
Shooting the Moon
3.75
liked it
Jamie Dexter, the 12 year old protagonist starts out the book fervently gung ho about the Vietnam war and all things army, but ends the book with a mo ...more
Jan 17, 2010
Jan 17, 2010
 
Close to Famous
4.03
it was ok
This is the first Joan Bauer book I’ve read. It was okay, in the truest sense of the word. Story line was good, it had interesting characters, but the ...more
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
 
Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
3.67
really liked it
Sometimes I wonder why certain books are considered juvenile while others are considered young adult. This is certainly the case with The Mostly True ...more
Apr 28, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
 
Honus & Me (A Baseball Card Adventure, #1)
4.04
liked it
Dan Gutman captures what it feels like to be a young boy in love with baseball. Joe Stoshack, the main character in story, plays on a little league te ...more
Jan 27, 2010
Jan 28, 2010
 
All the Broken Pieces
3.97
it was ok
**spoiler alert** This book is told in verse. It is a serious subject about a young boy, half Vietnamese, half American who lives with his adoptive Am ...more
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
 
Earwig and the Witch
3.56
liked it
This cheerful and clever little book is an enjoyable quick read at 117 pages, and Zelinsky's illustrations add a comic touch to keep the plot appropri ...more
May 02, 2012
May 03, 2012
 
The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl, #7)
3.97
liked it
Artemis Fowl is fifteen now. Much has changed for him. Still a genus, his motivations have evolved from mere avarice to philanthropy. The book starts ...more
Oct 10, 2010
Oct 11, 2010
 
The Mysterious Howling (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #1)
3.88
really liked it
This is a delightfully old-fashioned series about three children of unknown origin and their plucky governess, Miss Penelope Lumley, recent graduate o ...more
Dec 20, 2010
Dec 28, 2010
 
The Other Half of My Heart
3.82
it was ok
This book is about twin eleven-year-olds, Keira and Minerva, "Minni" King who are biracial. Keira has dark skin and curly hair, Minni has white skin a ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
 
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #4)
4.13
liked it
This is a great series featuring the funny, irreverent antics of Greg Heffley and his dysfunctional family. In this installment, Greg is looking forwa ...more
Mar 09, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
 
The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #5)
4.16
liked it
What is the Ugly Truth? I guess you could say that Greg Heffley finally has to face up to a few things, but in typical Greg Heffley fashion he does ev ...more
Mar 15, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
 
The Hidden Gallery (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, #2)
4.02
really liked it
Penelope Lumley, the governess known affectionately as "Lumawoo" to her charges, finds herself in London in the second installment of this series. Her ...more
Apr 02, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
 
Falling In
3.67
it was ok
**spoiler alert** This is the author, Frances O'Roark Dowell's first attempt at writing fantasy. After almost every chapter she interrupts the narrati ...more
May 2010
May 31, 2010
 
The Magic Thief (Magic Thief, #1)
3.94
it was ok
I think the idea is that this book would appeal to readers of the Septimus Heap series, the Fablehaven series, and those seeking out another good seri ...more
Jun 22, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
 
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading (Charlie Joe Jackson, #1)
3.93
it was ok
**spoiler alert** The premise of the book is this: middle school student, Charlie Jo Jackson hasn't read a book from beginning to end since reading Th ...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
 
Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1)
4.08
it was ok
**spoiler alert** How many times can a reader stand to hear that one of the main characters is scared, horrified, hesitated, trembled, and otherwise n ...more
Feb 18, 2010
Feb 19, 2010
 
The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
3.82
it was ok
**spoiler alert** The Girl Who Threw Butterflies is about Molly Williams, a middle school student whose father died six months ago. He died in a car c ...more
Sep 25, 2011
Sep 26, 2011
 
Better Nate Than Ever (Better Nate Than Ever #1)
3.95
liked it
Nate Foster is the kind of kid that grows on you. In Better Nate Than Ever, a first novel for middle grade readers by Tim Federle, Nate is little mor ...more
May 20, 2013
May 22, 2013
 
Swindle (Swindle, #1)
3.94
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Dan Gutman and Gordon Korman each wrote a book about a kid finding a baseball card that had long range consequences for the finder. ...more
Jan 24, 2010
Feb 19, 2010
 
Shug
3.99
liked it
**spoiler alert** This is a coming of age novel about 12 year old Annemarie Wilcox; "Shug" to her family members. They include: a drop-dead gorgeous o ...more
Feb 2010
Feb 07, 2010
 
War Horse (War Horse, #1)
4.13
it was ok
War horse is told in the first person by Joey the horse. The story begins with a bidding war for Joey, between a loud, drunken and abusive farmer and ...more
May 22, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
 
Flush
3.86
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Noah Underwood has a crazy dad who only thinks of himself and his environmental crusades. This is the first book that Hiaasen wrote ...more
Jul 08, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
 
The Unseen Guest (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, #3)
4.02
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Miss Penelope Lumley, stellar graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females is looking forward to some calming education ...more
Jul 08, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
 
The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War, #1)
3.88
liked it
The Lemonade War is the story of two siblings, Evan and Jessie Treski who decide towards the end of the school year to compete to see who will make th ...more
Aug 03, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
 
Black Radishes (Black Radishes, #1)
3.89
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Gustave Becker is a young French boy who at the start of the book is most concerned with his Boy Scout team winning the scavenger hu ...more
Sep 27, 2012
Oct 01, 2012
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