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The Kneebone Boy
3.92
THE KNEEBONE’S CONNECTED TO THE....

I probably never would have picked up THE KNEEBONE BOY on my own accord. I hate the cover with its awful staring ki...more
Oct 30, 2010
Nov 01, 2010
 
Because of Mr. Terupt
4.31
**spoiler alert**
Seven kids take turns narrating the story of their fifth-grade year and the teacher who changed their lives. While Mr. Terupt gives...more
Nov 14, 2010
Nov 15, 2010
 
Dark Song
3.39
Fifteen-year-old Ames Ford leads a charmed life: a mansion, an exclusive private school, and vacations to Alaska to soak in hot springs and view the a...more
Nov 27, 2010
Dec 04, 2010
 
Hothouse
3.15
HOTHOUSE is narrated by high school senior Russell, whose fireman father was recently killed on duty. The father of Russell’s former best friend, DJ,...more
Nov 07, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
 
Candy Bomber
4.15
After World War II ended and Germany was divided into four occupied areas, West Berlin lay deep within the Russian zone. When Soviet authorities insti...more
Nov 13, 2010
Nov 15, 2010
 
The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us
3.63
Subtitled "A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us," Tanya Lee Stone's latest nonfiction book (after last year's Sibert winner, ALMOST ASTRONAUTS : 13 W...more
Nov 21, 2010
Nov 24, 2010
 
Patti LuPone: A Memoir
3.91
In 1979, I had tickets to see Patti LuPone in EVITA on Broadway. Arriving at the theatre, I was shocked and disappointed to see that LuPone was not pe...more
Dec 06, 2010
Dec 11, 2010
 
Turkey for Christmas
3.33
A sentimental and dated story in which a family, hit by money problems because big sis is in the hospital, must decide between having presents or a tu...more
Dec 03, 2010
Dec 04, 2010
 
No Passengers Beyond This Point
3.44
The ARC I read apparently had several pages missing. Strangely, this did not seem to impact the overall quality of this fantasy novel, which read like...more
Nov 30, 2010
Dec 04, 2010
 
Georgie's Halloween (Georgie The Ghost, #3)
4.13
Monica Edinger responded to a blog I wrote about Halloween stories, recommending this picture book series about a ghost. I immediately read all eight...more
Nov 12, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
Georgie Goes West (Georgie The Ghost, #7)
3.72
Monica Edinger responded to a blog I wrote about Halloween stories, recommending this picture book series about a ghost. I immediately read all eight...more
Nov 12, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
Georgie And The Robbers (Georgie The Ghost, #4)
4.18
Monica Edinger responded to a blog I wrote about Halloween stories, recommending this picture book series about a ghost. I immediately read all eight...more
Nov 12, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
Georgie and the Magician (Georgie The Ghost, #5)
4.27
Monica Edinger responded to a blog I wrote about Halloween stories, recommending this picture book series about a ghost. I immediately read all eight...more
Nov 12, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
Georgie's Christmas Carol (Georgie The Ghost, #8)
4.18
Monica Edinger responded to a blog I wrote about Halloween stories, recommending this picture book series about a ghost. I immediately read all eight...more
Nov 12, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
Georgie to the Rescue (Georgie The Ghost, #2)
3.80
Monica Edinger responded to a blog I wrote about Halloween stories, recommending this picture book series about a ghost. I immediately read all eight...more
Nov 12, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
Georgie (Georgie The Ghost, #1)
4.17
Monica Edinger responded to a blog I wrote about Halloween stories, recommending this picture book series about a ghost. I immediately read all eight...more
Nov 12, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
George and the Noisy Ghost (Georgie The Ghost, #6)
3.94
Monica Edinger responded to a blog I wrote about Halloween stories, recommending this picture book series about a ghost. I immediately read all eight...more
Nov 12, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
Best Friends Forever: A World War II Scrapbook
3.85
The close friendship of two Washington-state girls is interrupted when one is sent to a Japanese internment camp during World War II. The best thing a...more
Dec 04, 2010
Dec 04, 2010
 
Ghost Doll
2.50
A freaky-weird picture book in which a disembodied voice draws a young girl into an old house. Inside, she chases a "ghost" doll floating around the m...more
Dec 02, 2010
Dec 04, 2010
 
This Gorgeous Game
3.53
There have been other YA books about predatory males obsessing over high school girls, but what makes this one stand out is its quiet intensity. There...more
Dec 10, 2010
Dec 11, 2010
 
The Potting Shed
3.73
I've never read any of Graham Greene's novels, so this play was my introduction to his work. Exploring issues of faith and possible miracles within a...more
Nov 23, 2010
Nov 24, 2010
 
Anting Anting Stories, And Other Strange Tales Of The Filipinos
3.00
I'd never heard of this book or the author until I stumbled across it in the library. Though originally published in 1901, the language seems fairly c...more
Nov 2010
Nov 24, 2010
 
The Complete History of Why I Hate Her
3.33
Novels about "friends" who infringe on one's life and disrupt one's moral compass are a staple of YA literature (see BECAUSE OF MADELINE by Mary Stolz...more
Oct 30, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
Party
3.79
A collection of short stories all revolving around the same end-of-school year party. Some of the stories are strong (I particularly liked the last pi...more
Nov 24, 2010
Nov 24, 2010
 
My Sister Eileen.
3.50
Fast-paced romp about two Ohio sisters -- one an aspiring writer, the other an actress -- moving to New York and facing big city life for the first ti...more
Dec 07, 2010
Dec 11, 2010
 
Mrs. Mahoney of the tenement.
4.00
I stumbled upon this brief collection of vignettes and short stories in the library this week -- and I'm so glad I did. With an economy of words, the...more
Dec 03, 2010
Dec 04, 2010
 
A Perfectly Good Family
3.23
After the deaths of their parents, three adult siblings battle over their family's historic North Carolina home. Shriver's prose is as sharply percipi...more
Nov 14, 2010
Nov 15, 2010
 
Kiss and Tell
4.00
A WWII romantic/sex comedy featuring a number of teenage (and younger) characters. I doubt any professional theatre company would stage this play toda...more
Nov 24, 2010
Nov 24, 2010
 
Campus on the River
2.00
An uneven collection of twelve stories concerning the faculty at a small midwestern university. The tales are downbeat and often enigmatic and the boo...more
Nov 17, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
Mary, Mary
3.63
While I found this an amusing romantic comedy, I'm hard-pressed to understand why it was such a monster hit on Broadway when, in terms of literary qua...more
Nov 17, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
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