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Liar
3.33
Astonishing, complex story. Hard to explain what I liked about this book without making this a spoiler review. In sum, this is a challenging novel--do ...more
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Mar 14, 2010
 
A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)
4.07
A spectacular sequel. So hard to explain what I loved about this book without spoilers. Suffice to say that A Million Suns is both a breathlessly pace ...more
Apr 25, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
Fracture (Fracture, #1)
3.74
A beautifully written tale of love and friendship layered with a touch of paranormal mystery, and textured with literary references and poignant descr ...more
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Apr 27, 2011
 
Ballet Shoes (Shoes, #1)
4.04
My favorite book as a child (though I really don't like this new cover). Streatfeild writes about performing children with warmth an insight. My first ...more
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Mar 14, 2010
 
What I Saw and How I Lied
3.54
Elegant coming-of-age tale that artfully employs (and contrasts) its settings of New York and Florida as it explores a teen's struggle to grow up and ...more
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Mar 14, 2010
 
Possession (Possession, #1)
3.60
A breathless read, sassy MC and, as if that weren't enough, an intensely thought-provoking premise. You won't be able to put this one down in the midd ...more
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Dec 15, 2010
 
The Compound (The Compound, #1)
3.83
Hard to review without being a spoiler, so suffice it to say this is a complex and fascinating thriller with a post-apocalyptic twist you'll never see ...more
Mar 17, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
 
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
3.84
The gripping and beautifully written story of Stevie, a high school freshman, struggling to make sense of life--and to carve a life for herself--despi ...more
Jan 23, 2012
Jan 10, 2011
 
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl (The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, #1)
3.67
The fanboy element totally works in this quirky story of a misfit teen boy and the dark, complicated teen girl who seems to be "saving" him--or is he ...more
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Mar 14, 2010
 
Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy
3.86
An insightful verse novel whose form seems perfect to capture the emotional and social struggles of a young teen grappling with her older sister's men ...more
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Mar 14, 2010
 
Adios, Nirvana
3.95
You'll never forget Jonathan (and his Thicks) in this unique and heart-rending tale of poetry and music, past and present, loss and rediscovery.
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Aug 11, 2010
 
Young Miles (Vorkosigan Omnibus, #2)
4.35
Elegantly written science fiction. Her metaphors are fabulous. And her mc, the born-crippled son of a noble military family, is one-of-a-kind.
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Mar 14, 2010
 
My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies
3.58
Zadoff tells the story of a high school Shakespeare production through the eyes of a techie in a story full of humor and warm authenticity.
Aug 15, 2011
May 07, 2011
 
Dreams of Significant Girls
3.16
Three very different girls. Three astonishing summers in which friendships form, evolve and, ultimately, strengthen into lifetime bonds.
Aug 15, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
 
Band Geeked Out
3.22
An interesting romp through the world of a trumpet-playing teen trying to decide what role band should play in her future.
Mar 22, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
 
Someone Like You
3.95
A charming page-turning. Admitting I teared up a bit at the end. In my opinion, Sarah Dessen's best book to date.
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Mar 14, 2010
 
The Liar Society (The Liar Society, #1)
3.81
Ooh, ooh, ooh. Nancy Drew meets Gossip Girl meets Sue Grafton! Last 100 pages are un-put-down-able!
Feb 2011
Dec 08, 2010
 
Alchemy and Meggy Swann
3.51
Fabulous, delicious language and a uniquely prickly yet endearing heroine. A terrific MG read.
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May 15, 2010
 
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
3.94
Read it to meet the unforgettable Tiny. A spectacular, original novel.
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May 17, 2010
 
Of Human Bondage
4.08
One of my favorite books of all time. Then again, I'm a huge Maugham fan.
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Mar 14, 2010
 
Dragon's Keep
3.65
A unique, wonderfully-paced dragon tale. Rosalind is a fabulous heroine.
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Jul 29, 2010
 
The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker
3.79
Yes--a bridge novel for teens. A well-penned read.
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Jul 29, 2010
 
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
3.95
Fascinating concept from an amazing cyber-innovator.
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Mar 14, 2010
 
Bad Taste in Boys (Kate Grable, #1)
3.68
Zombie-tastic fun you just can't put down!
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Jan 10, 2011
 
Chains (Seeds of America, #1)
4.08
Nobody does historical fiction like LHA.
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Mar 16, 2010
 
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
3.78
A lovely and interesting fantasy.
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Mar 14, 2010
 
Crank (Crank, #1)
4.15
Amazing. Powerful. Painful. Perfect.
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Jul 26, 2010
 
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
4.28
A sci-fi classic and must-read!
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Mar 14, 2010
 
Heartbeat
3.89
A jewel of a verse novella.
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Mar 14, 2010
 
This is Not a Test (This is Not a Test #1)
3.90
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Jun 21, 2012
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