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Kick
3.40
Have you ever thought of writing a fan letter to your favorite author? Maybe you should. When Walter Dean Myers received a fan letter from high school ...more
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Apr 23, 2011
 
Miral
3.54
This book has been getting a lot of attention because it is about to be released as a movie, so I was anxious to read it. Also, the setting is Jerusal ...more
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Apr 23, 2011
 
Jersey Tomatoes are the Best
3.73
I wasn't expecting much from this book and maybe that's why I liked it so much. Two girls from New Jersey are best friends and obsessive athletes -- o ...more
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Sep 24, 2011
 
Liar, Liar: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Deception
3.51
Kevin is a compulsive liar, which isn't a very attractive quality in a person. Luckily, he's funny and good-hearted too, so that makes up for a lot. H ...more
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Apr 07, 2011
 
Cutting for Stone
4.26
Just finished listening to this one (beautiful voice, great Indian accent) and loved it! There's plenty of buzz about this book, with good reason. Whe ...more
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May 05, 2011
 
The Rivalry: Mystery at the Army-Navy Game (The Sports Beat, #5)
3.81
Though I haven't read the first four of Feinstein's YA sports mysteries, it wasn't difficult to jump right into this story of Stevie Thomas and Susan ...more
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Mar 12, 2011
 
Left Neglected
3.92
Super successful Harvard Business School graduate Sarah Nickerson can juggle her job, 3 kids, husband, 2 houses, long hours, and anything that comes a ...more
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Jan 02, 2012
 
Anything But Typical
3.86
Maine Student Book Award Nominee, 2010-2011. When Jason Blake was 4 he could already read, but his behavior was a little off. When he started nursery ...more
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Dec 28, 2010
 
The Fourth Stall
3.97
Best friends since kindergarten, Mac and Vince are now 6th grade business tycoons, running their "service" from the fourth stall at school. They're sa ...more
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Jul 21, 2011
 
Carter Finally Gets It (Carter Finally Gets It, #1)
3.91
Carter is a funny, endearing, likeable guy -- think of Joey Pigza (ADD big-time) as a 9th grader whose hormones have gone wild! We get to live in the ...more
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Nov 02, 2010
 
Pink
3.72
Australian author Lili Wilkinson is going to be one to watch, in my opinion. Her writing is smart, hip and sensitive. Pink is the story of 16-year-old ...more
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Apr 23, 2011
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.30
I really enjoyed Hosseini's book "The Kite Runner" and its depiction of life in Afghanistan before and after the Taliban, but I wasn't sure I wanted t ...more
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Oct 20, 2010
 
The Carbon Diaries 2015 (Carbon Diaries, #1)
3.38
Saci Lloyd imagines a world where global warming has gotten worse, and Great Britain has decided to take radical action. The book begins on January 1, ...more
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Aug 12, 2010
 
You
3.50
Very, very interesting. I've never read a book written in the second person -- you. The "you" in this story is Kyle Chase, who had everything going fo ...more
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Oct 20, 2010
 
Crank (Crank, #1)
4.15
Reading "Crank" is like driving by an accident on the highway -- you know it might be gruesome, but you can't look away. What's amazing about this boo ...more
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Oct 20, 2010
 
It's Kind of a Funny Story
4.15
Hall-Dale High School Book Club chose this book to read, and we're going to see the movie as well. Great choice -- I really liked this book. Craig is ...more
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Oct 03, 2010
 
Faith, Hope, and Ivy June
3.94
Maine Student Book Award Nominee, 2010-2011. Initially I wasn't very interested in the premise of this book: two girls who live in Kentucky, one from ...more
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Sep 27, 2010
 
Looking for Alaska
4.18
Miles is just an average guy who has led a very boring life, so as he heads off to boarding school he realizes it's his chance to start over. Spice th ...more
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Sep 27, 2010
 
Shooting Kabul
3.92
Any book that teaches us about another culture is good in my opinion, but this one fell short in a few ways. Senzai starts off with a chilling hook -- ...more
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Jan 04, 2011
 
Why I Fight
3.58
If you've ever met an angry young man who is more likely to resort to fists than words, this book may provide one explanation for that type of behavio ...more
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Jul 23, 2010
 
Lockdown
3.70
Reese Anderson is a young black man from Harlem spending time in juvenile detention for a non-violent crime, but his sense of morality keeps getting h ...more
Jun 29, 2010
Jun 26, 2010
 
The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin
3.62
The most compelling thing about this book is that the main character, Will Halpin, is deaf. He leaves the safety and security of his deaf school for t ...more
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Jun 04, 2010
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.06
Mature, violent, and complicated, this is not for the young reader. This is definitely an adult book, but an older high school student will hear the h ...more
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Sep 29, 2010
 
Paper Towns
4.05
This is my second John Green book, and I liked this even less than "Looking for Alaska". Quentin and Margo are in their senior year, but even though t ...more
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Sep 27, 2010
 
Secrets of Truth and Beauty
3.69
A disclaimer here -- I've met the author, Megan Frazer, because she's on a library committee with me so I was predisposed to like this book. But she r ...more
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Jul 15, 2010
 
How to Survive Middle School
3.81
David Greenberg has heard some frightening stories about middle school, so he’s justifiably nervous about starting 6th grade. Then his plans for a per ...more
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May 20, 2010
 
Crash Into Me
3.77
No question this book hooks you from the beginning, and your morbid curiosity will keep you reading until the last page. Four teens who have all attem ...more
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Jul 25, 2010
 
Tall Story
3.95
A short, simple book that will appeal to basketball fans, "Tall Story" is about a fractured family from two very different cultures. Andi is thrilled ...more
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May 24, 2011
 
Kill Switch
2.93
Daniel's beloved grandfather, Da, is in the advanced stages of dementia, so Daniel wants to spend his summer before heading off to college doing all t ...more
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Jul 16, 2012
 
Wintergirls
3.98
Leah should have answered her phone when her former best friend, Cassie, called that night. Because it was Cassie's last night. She died alone in a mo ...more
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Jul 21, 2011
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