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Reality Check
I could not put this one down. I really felt a connection to Cody, the main character. He has really only two things going for him - he used to be a g ...more
Jun 22, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
Sunset of the Sabertooth (Magic Tree House, #7)
Jack and Annie take another fear-filled trip with Peanut the mouse. This time, they end-up in the prehistoric ice-age and come face-to-face with a sab ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
Rose (Bone, #0)
I can certainly see the appeal for kids with this series. It is high fantasy and the drawings are decent. The plot moves quickly and most people would ...more
Jun 25, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
Stealing Heaven
I absolutely cannot imagine what it would be like to live Dani's crazy life. I found this book to be so sad. How could anyone actually have any kind o ...more
Jan 23, 2011
Jan 23, 2011
Unwind (Unwind, #1)
Wow! This is a very intense futuristic thriller about an alternate form of abortion - one that technically happens when a kid is 13 - but they aren't ...more
Jul 14, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
The London Eye Mystery
Ted, the 14 year old narrator in this book, has Asperger's Syndrome and thinks everything thing relates to weather reports in this thrilling mystery s ...more
Oct 02, 2010
Sep 26, 2010
The Final Showdown (Star Wars: Jedi Quest, #10)
For anyone who wants to extend the Star Wars saga further, these books have done a decent job filling in the void. The ending of this one (which happe ...more
Jun 27, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
Emma, Tome 1
I enjoyed the adorable drawings, the teasing plot-line and the engaging characters. I believe I will read the rest in the series. This being my first ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
This futuristic story deals with a world of greed, instant gratification, constant media monitoring, and low-self-worth was fascinating. The people of ...more
Aug 16, 2010
Aug 11, 2010
The Wednesday Wars
With a little Shakespeare, sentence-diagramming, RFK's assassination, the Vietnam War and out-door school thrown in, Holling Hoodhood (not kidding) ma ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
When You Reach Me
This is a very intriguing book that links characters together inexplicably until the very end. The main character Miranda is smart, works hard, is a g ...more
Jun 27, 2010
Jun 01, 2010
This book, although slow at the beginning, is a thriller that reminds me of The Count of Monte Cristo. I love the thrill of flight, the steampunk tech ...more
Dec 19, 2010
Dec 17, 2010
The Merlin Prophecy (Avalon High: Coronation, #1)
Apparently this book is written originally in the traditional sense. Most people prefer the original to the graphic novel version. The drawings are en ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
Girl meets boy. Boy likes another girl. Girl buys boy expensive, meaningful birthday gift. Boy re-gifts girl's gift to the other girl. Other girl give ...more
Jun 29, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
Hate That Cat
My son read this aloud to me for practice this past month and we both enjoyed it so much. It is a perfect connecting book a poetry unit. Jack, the nar ...more
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Jun 24, 2010
Paper Towns
I had never heard of the concept of 'Paper Towns' before and had no idea that mapmakers made up their own little towns that appeared only on their bra ...more
Apr 22, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
The Secret Rites of Social Butterflies
My favorite author's daughter writes about stuff very few people can relate to...hmmmm. I felt like I was watching "The Hills" or one of those other s ...more
Jun 21, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways: Candlewick Sparks
"Foxy" sisters Zelda and Ivy are sick and tired of cucumber sandwiches and decide to run away in their backyard. After hearing music, they decide to r ...more
Jun 29, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
I want to like the main character Frankie, but she's too hard to please. She wants respect - she demands it. She doesn't care whom she hurts to get it ...more
Jan 28, 2011
Dec 07, 2010
Sugar and Ice
Set in the world of skating, hockey for most boys and figure skating for girls,this book does an excellent job of showing the reader the pressure Clai ...more
Mar 20, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
On the Jellicoe Road
I loved this book after I made it through the first third of it - it is confusing and a bit annoying with the weird battles for territory. I felt like ...more
Nov 27, 2010
Nov 27, 2010

Since I love the macabre I thought I would give this a try. It had a lot of potential, but Rick Yancey's Monstromologist is better. I know the main c
Jun 04, 2012
May 27, 2012
33 Snowfish
Another depressing book from Adam Rapp - Punkzilla was his other one I've read. I truly love his writing style and how he emulates his character throu ...more
Jul 12, 2010
Jul 11, 2010
Gimme a Call
A clever idea - distraught over a breakup, Devi drops her cell phone into a fountain at the mall, only to pick it up and be able to call a four-years ...more
Jan 18, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
The Giraffe And The Pelly And Me
With the wonderful imaginative drawings of Quentin Blake, this book succeeds in amusing the reader/listener by telling of a creative way (and very gre ...more
Jun 27, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
The Curse of the Wendigo (The Monstrumologist, #2)
Even better than the first. I am so enthralled with these characters! What a complicated mess Dr. Warthrop is! You abhor how terribly he treats Will H ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 23, 2011
Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake (Junie B. Jones, #5)
This is a book that will make kids laugh. They will understand her vocabulary and enjoy listening to someone read it aloud to them. Junie B Jones is s ...more
May 16, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
Happy Birthday, Thomas! (Thomas & Friends)
My kids LOVED Thomas the Tank Engine. The pictures in this book are great - so colorful and welcoming. What kid wouldn't like them? (except the train ...more
not set
Jun 28, 2010
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol I: The Pox Party
The vocabulary in this book makes me wonder how it would have been classified as a YA book - it's a strenuous read in that you wade through some prett ...more
Jan 27, 2011
Jun 30, 2010
I Never Loved Your Mind
I will never forget how Yvette is described with her long straight hair. Dewey says she moves her hair from her face like she's moving a curtain rod. ...more
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Nov 01, 2011
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