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Unwind (Unwind, #1)
4.19
I was walking back from my playgroup with my son on Monday, I came out of an elevator to find a teenage boy waiting for me. Fear and an urge to protec ...more
Aug 06, 2010
May 25, 2010
 
The Book Thief
4.35
Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry.

I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can.
...more
Jul 19, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
 
The Forgotten Garden
4.10
*Kat looks at The Forgotten Garden*

*Kat looks at the beckoning stack of other books to read*

*Kat looks back at the first 33 pages of The Forgotten Gar
...more
Aug 07, 2010
May 22, 2010
 
Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1)
4.15
So somebody told me this book was like Beautiful Disaster but not completely horrible, woman hating and nonsensical. I snorted, thanked them for the r ...more
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 05, 2012
 
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
3.94
Stolen is such a singular reading experience that its difficult to decide how I feel about it.

Gemma is a sixteen year old English girl kidnapped by Ty
...more
May 14, 2010
May 12, 2010
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.00
At this current moment in time my husband and I do not actually have a working will. We are the legal definition of intestate. We have not yet made an ...more
May 18, 2010
May 11, 2010
 
Teeth
3.80
I make no secret of the fact that I love Moskowitz’s work with the power of a thousand Beiber fans except I don’t need to suspend my disbelief in Mosk ...more
Sep 03, 2012
Sep 02, 2012
 
Saving Francesca
3.96
There is this cute, bouncing red tomato bopping around GoodReads singing the praises of Melina Marchetta.

I'll admit that I ignored the Tomato because
...more
Jul 09, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
 
Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie Brotherhood, #1)
3.92
There has been a great discussion in the comments about pulled Fanfictions and whether they are morally reprehensible for their past or should be judg ...more
Mar 02, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
 
Night Beach
3.62
My first inclination upon finishing Night Beach is to flood my review with several happy, dancing gifs.
excited girl
Yeah, that will do.

That would be a helluva lot
...more
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
I can count the number of times I've been to the circus on one hand. Actually, realistically, on one finger.

We were taken once by my grandparents when
...more
Oct 10, 2010
Sep 01, 2010
 
Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)
4.10
When trying to find a way to describe this book – I settled on this: Pushing The Limits is the closest I’ve ever gotten to reading a Machetta book.

For
...more
Aug 04, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
 
Fury
3.62
This is the good thing about Goodreads. When you start reading, the mediocre fare doesn't seem so bad, maybe even enjoyable. But after reading your hu ...more
Mar 30, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
 
Jellicoe Road
4.17
You gut me, Marchetta. Absolutely gut me.
Nov 09, 2011
Jun 28, 2010
 
American Gods (American Gods, #1)
4.10
A man was swallowed by a woman's vagina - so my mom wrote me a note and now I don't have to review this book anymore.
Jul 21, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
 
Speechless
3.99
Some novels are debatable in their quality. Sometimes a novel can be like junkfood, but completely satisfying. Other novels are clearly made of better ...more
Nov 23, 2012
Sep 04, 2012
 
Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)
4.19
Pushing the Limits, excuse my profanity, is a bastard to follow up on. It was such an emotional, powerful book, so neat and well-constructed, that I w ...more
May 15, 2013
Sep 09, 2012
 
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
4.30
Every now and again you stumble onto a book that’s just magical, and for me, this one was it.

In it, Simon Spier is being blackmailed by a student beca
...more
Mar 20, 2015
Mar 20, 2015
 
Pieces of Us
3.57
This is one of those books where the author carefully paints and dresses each of her dolls with delicacy and precision. Then she painstakingly applies ...more
Mar 28, 2012
Feb 08, 2012
 
The Road
3.94
Sometimes you enjoy a book so immensely, that you give it several stars even though there were some things in the story that you had reservations abou ...more
May 26, 2010
May 14, 2010
 
Gone, Gone, Gone
3.84
Look, it doesn’t really matter what star rating I’d have given this book. Because, at the end of the day, nothing would have been able to take away fr ...more
not set
Apr 14, 2012
 
Last Will and Testament (Radleigh University, #1)
3.76
Last Will and Testament started out really strong for me. Mostly because of Lizzie’s amazing narrative voice and unapologetic style. How unapologetic? ...more
Mar 29, 2015
Mar 22, 2015
 
Tumble & Fall
2.89
Tumble & Fall

Otherwise known as Tumble & BORE (sorry, I hadn’t seen anyone use that pun yet). Tumble & Fail: the most boring apocalyptic b
...more
Dec 04, 2013
Dec 02, 2013
 
The Legacy of Eden
3.42
It's hard to talk objectively about The Legacy of Eden because it is an intensely personal novel. How much you relate to it may well rest upon how hor ...more
Mar 28, 2012
Nov 21, 2011
 
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)
3.74
I don't have much to say about this book other than at many points this book was more than hilarious! It was hysterical!

The writing was quite good and
...more
Jun 27, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
 
Not Otherwise Specified
4.06
Not Otherwise Specified is the story of Ella, a girl struggling with all the labels in her life. Bi, eating disorder, dancing, black, etc.

Not Otherwis
...more
Apr 02, 2015
Apr 01, 2015
 
I'll Tell You Mine
3.88
There was a reason that Melina Marchetta launched this book. I think I can safely put up a big sign over Pip Harry’s name that says, “Watch This Space ...more
May 14, 2012
May 01, 2012
 
Such a Rush
3.86
Regardless of whatever else I say in this book – Such a Rush is a good book. Well-written, funny, smart, heart-touching. I devoured this book in a mat ...more
Dec 25, 2012
Dec 19, 2012
 
Saving Grace (The Button Jar series #1)
3.84
Okay, at page 156 this crossed over from boring to painful to read.

And it's not that I don't understand what the author is trying to do here. Low sel
...more
Mar 2013
Mar 01, 2013
 
A Greyhound of a Girl
3.58
Mary O'Hara is a sharp and cheeky 12-year-old Dublin schoolgirl who is bravely facing the fact that her beloved Granny is dying. But Granny can't let ...more
Mar 28, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
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