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Into the Wild (Into the Wild, #1)
I pretty much knew that I would really enjoy this book -- rewritten fairy tales are a bit of an obsession with me! I blazed through it faster than I'v ...more
Feb 22, 2009
Feb 21, 2009
Once in awhile, a book will leap out and surprise you. My quest was to find a final teen book to booktalk after a looooong year of booktalks. I was at ...more
May 06, 2008
May 05, 2008
Hattie Big Sky (Hattie, #1)
This was a simply delightful historical novel. One of the best books I've read in a long time. Sad how similar the anti-German sentiment in the book i ...more
Dec 11, 2008
Dec 05, 2008
The Declaration (The Declaration, #1)
The Declaration is a haunting, sparse, beautifully written book set in a "Utopian" future where nobody dies. The only problem is the accidental childr ...more
Mar 13, 2008
Mar 06, 2008
A Piece of the Sky
I read "A Piece of the Sky" in order to use it for the booktalks I give at work. I've been a fan of David Patneaude for quite some time and this is an ...more
Aug 2007
Sep 29, 2007
The True Meaning of Smekday
After "Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich", I should not have expected anything less than perfection from Adam Rex. I now count him among my favorite autho ...more
Apr 14, 2008
Apr 14, 2008
The Chaos Code
The Chaos Code was extremely hard to get into at first, but once you get past the first hundred pages, the story is quite good and sure to please sci- ...more
Feb 10, 2008
Jan 14, 2008
The Green Glass Sea (Green Glass #1)
**spoiler alert** This was one of the most poignant and sweet books I've read in a long time! Set during World War II, this books traces the years Dew ...more
Feb 17, 2008
Feb 17, 2008
The Curse of the Romanovs
I've never before read a book about the Romanovs for kids. Of course, just the subject matter makes it interesting to me! I knocked off one star just ...more
Nov 2007
Oct 23, 2007
Independence Hall (I, Q, #1)
Excellent book with a lot of twists and turns... this one will be a hit with Alex Rider fans.
Feb 02, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
Princess Ben
All parents of girls need to buy/read this book to their daughters. This novel was the epitome of girl power and one of the best retold fairy tales I' ...more
Jun 21, 2008
Jun 21, 2008
Gone (Gone, #1)

Just... wow.

"Gone" by Michael Grant is a teenager's equivalent to Stephen King's "The Stand". Creepy, disturbing, sometimes hard to read, but incr
Sep 21, 2008
Sep 04, 2008
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
This book was so wonderfully written and fascinating... one of the better dystopian novels I've read this year. As usual, Suzanne Collins does some am ...more
Oct 12, 2008
Oct 06, 2008
Being Dead
This book of short stories was good... not great. There were several stories that were great, but the handful of mediocre tales brings down my rating ...more
Mar 05, 2008
Mar 06, 2008
The Book of Time (Book of Time, #1)
This new time travel adventure for young adults is short and concise -- the action starts almost immediately, and boy, is there a lot of action! This ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 19, 2007
Found (The Missing, #1)
Oh my goodness, I can barely put into words how amazingly good this book was!!! It started out at lightning speed and never slowed down, not even at t ...more
May 04, 2008
May 03, 2008
Eoin Colfer's "Airman" was one of the most exciting books I've read all year! The blend of historical fiction and adventure is going to be a perfect m ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 09, 2008
Stoneheart (Stoneheart Trilogy, #1)
I, quite honestly, can NOT wait until the next book in this trilogy comes out! This fantasy was exciting, intricate, well written, with extremely lika ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 01, 2008
Go Big or Go Home
This novel was a little bit different than the average Will Hobbs... while the usual outdoor adventure was there, he threw in a wickedly cool science ...more
Apr 06, 2008
Apr 06, 2008
Weird Hauntings: True Tales of Ghostly Places
While some of the stories in this book are a little bit hard to believe, others are positively chilling. And I know firsthand that at least one of the ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 19, 2007
Roland Smith succeeds in entertaining once again in this action/adventure novel perfect for teen boys, about a boy who tries to climb Mount Everest. S ...more
Oct 2007
Sep 29, 2007
Didn't expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. The plot premise was hilariously improbable and delightfully morbid. I can't wait to start recommen ...more
Apr 06, 2008
Apr 01, 2008
Amulet, Vol. 1: The Stonekeeper (Amulet, #1)
This graphic novel has me majorly hooked! It's short, simple, and sparse, but beautifully drawn and reminiscent of "Iron Giant" in its style. Can't wa ...more
Mar 31, 2008
Apr 01, 2008
Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1)
Quite possibly one of the funniest books I've read in a long time. This one reminds me quite a bit of Terry Pratchett's writing style... I hope there ...more
Feb 10, 2008
Dec 23, 2007
Joan Bauer books are always enjoyable. This one lacked a bit of "punch" that her books usually have, but it still was a great read with nice mystery!
Aug 27, 2008
Jul 23, 2008
Nick of Time (Nick McIver, #1)
What a fantastic, adventurous book for kids and teens! Nazis! Pirates! U-Boats! Sword fights! Time travel! Ye gods, could you fit in any more? Bravo!
Aug 15, 2008
Aug 10, 2008
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
I was late to the game reading this book, but I'm glad I finally did! Awesome book, looking forward to reading the whole series!
Sep 29, 2008
Sep 19, 2008
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