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The Fear (The Enemy #3)
4.37
Zombie horror really doesn't get any better than this. I've really enjoyed J.L. Bourne's Day By Day Armageddon series and Z.A. Recht's Morningstrain T ...more
Sep 04, 2012
Sep 04, 2012
 
Vote for Larry (Gospel According to Larry, #2)
3.70
Josh Swensen, whose dream has always been to make the world a better place, decides to run for President. After successfully building a movement to am ...more
not set
Sep 28, 2007
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.18
As a fantasy YA novel, it is difficult not to compare The Lightning Thief to Harry Potter or the less celebrated Artemis Fowl series. In some ways, ho ...more
Oct 2007
Nov 02, 2007
 
The Secret Hour (Midnighters, #1)
3.82
On her first night in Bixby, Oklahoma, fifteen year old Jessica Day learns that for her, time stops for on hour every night at midnight. In what she c ...more
not set
Sep 28, 2007
 
Everest Trilogy
3.94
I don't think you can go wrong with any book by Gordon Korman. I read this trilogy in about two days.

The first book begins with a funeral honoring a
...more
Oct 06, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
 
The Gospel According to Larry (Gospel According to Larry, #1)
3.80
Josh Swensen starts a blog called "the Gospel According to Larry" in which he shares his thoughts about high school, relationships, commercials, and G ...more
not set
Sep 28, 2007
 
The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez
4.06
Everyone should read these books by Lynwood high school English teacher Alan Lawrence Sitomer.
Writing about characters I imagine he works with every d
...more
Jul 12, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
 
Tangerine
3.62
Wow. At some point in life, you come to a moment of soul-crushing frustrated clarity when you realize that you are either totally crazy or the rest of ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
 
The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran, #1)
4.11
I can't believe it has taken me this long to read this awesome book! I've had it for years, but read it in two days!
Set perhaps 120 years in the futur
...more
Jul 12, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
 
The Other Side of Dawn (Tomorrow, #7)
4.21
This is the seventh and final book of John Marsden's "Tomorrow When the War Began" series. Basically eight Australian teens go camping in the outback ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
 
The Brothers Torres
3.89
"Steve and I used to stay up at night trying to decide which superpower would be the best. Superhuman strength? Telepathy? Shape-shifting? We'd argue ...more
Jul 12, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
 
Ghosts of War (The Ghost, #2)
3.55
You might have an amusing time reading other reviews of this book. A lot of people hate it.
I admit it is not the best. The writing is kind of derivati
...more
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
 
Day by Day Armageddon (Day by Day Armageddon,#1)
4.02
If you're going to read one zombie novel, read Max Brooks' World War Z. If you are going to read two, read Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne. This ...more
Nov 15, 2009
Nov 15, 2009
 
Son of the Mob (Son of the Mob, #1)
3.72
Son of the Mob begins with young Vince taking a girl on a date to the beach. Looking for a beach blanket, he pops the trunk and finds a bloody, tied u ...more
not set
Oct 01, 2007
 
Catalyst
3.61
It grieves me to give two stars to a book by such a tested and accomplished author, but there it is.
Laurie Halse Anderson, author of the classic Speak
...more
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 13, 2009
 
Looking for Alaska
4.17
"This is the best book I've ever read," said the 8th grader as he handed me Looking for Alaska.
High praise indeed, but after reading it, I could see h
...more
Jun 15, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
 
The Cloud Chamber
3.63
A review on the back described The Cloud Chamber as "the saddest and most joyful book you've ever read."
Someone got a little carried away on that one,
...more
Feb 05, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
 
The Hoopster
3.97
Andre is an African American young man with a passion for shooting hoops and the aspirations of a journalist. Shawn is his white best friend who share ...more
Dec 02, 2009
Dec 02, 2009
 
The Mission
4.11
Julie loaned me this one and I found it pretty mind-blowing. A kid from Iowa travels to San Francisco to spend a week with his famous author cousin. A ...more
Mar 2010
Mar 01, 2010
 
Extras (Uglies, #4)
3.58
This fourth (and final?) book in Scott Westerfeld's imaginative sci-fi culture series (Uglies, Pretties, Specials..) is set in a post-post apocalyptic ...more
Aug 19, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
 
Peeps (Peeps, #1)
3.77
Peeps is surely the Moby Dick of vampire novels.

Just as Melville interwove the narrative of Ahab versus the whale with science chapters about the mati
...more
Nov 2007
Nov 07, 2007
 
Samurai Shortstop
3.92
Samurai Shortstop begins with a young Japanese kid witnessing his uncle's ritual suicide. His father, have just decapitated his brother turns to the s ...more
Jun 2008
Jul 02, 2008
 
Speeding Bullet
3.73
Teenager Nick Herrera saves a child from an oncoming train in the subway and becomes a hero for fifteen minutes. After saving a few more people in the ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 20, 2008
 
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
3.90
Leviathan is a reimagined opening week of World War I. Europe is dominated by steampunk "Clanker" technology and use Empire Strikes Back style mech wa ...more
Mar 2010
Mar 01, 2010
 
Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow, #1)
4.06
Eight Australian teens go camping in the "outback." When they return, they discover a foreign power has invaded their country, locked up their parents ...more
Apr 26, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
 
Generation Dead (Generation Dead, #1)
3.61
"Phoebe and her friends held their breath as the dead girl in the plaid skirt walked past their table in the lunchroom. Her motion kicked up a cool tr ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 20, 2008
 
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)
4.35
Rick Riordan revisits the world of Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus with a new five-book story arc beginning with The Lost Hero.
The Lost Hero h
...more
Sep 04, 2012
Sep 04, 2012
 
Flipped
3.91
Great, funny book. The story is told from the different perspectives of two neighbors: Bryce, a "normal" 8th grade boy and Julianna, a free-spirited, ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
 
Summerland
3.53
Imagine Lord of the Rings if the characters stopped every couple days to play baseball.

Working within an apotheosis of Norse, Greek, and Native Americ
...more
Jan 27, 2008
Jan 28, 2008
 
I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President
3.61
Imagine Stewie Griffin as a middle schooler bent on world domination and the class presidency and you'll have a pretty good idea what this book is lik ...more
Oct 25, 2009
Oct 25, 2009
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