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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
You know the term "helicopter parent"? I'm a helicopter reader. I am ridiculously protective of my books and the characters that come to life through ...more
Jan 28, 2012
Aug 29, 2010
My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece takes place five years after bombs went off in London killing 62 people. The story follows the aftermath of the fam ...more
Aug 14, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity, #2)
First, this isn't Code Name Verity.

To me, Rose Under Fire was a harder read than Verity. Verity was one of my favorite books last year. It was a heart
Sep 20, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
Something like Normal
"In war, there are no unwounded soldiers."
- José Narosky

Something Like Normal is about a 19-year-old Marine who returns home after serving in Afghanis
Jun 12, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles, #3)
What can I say about this book but faith rewarded? How do I begin to talk about a series that turned me onto a new genre?

Marchetta took me on a journe
Oct 24, 2012
Nov 21, 2011
My Most Excellent Year
When Flannery first recommended this book to me with the promise of Boston and baseball, my exact reaction was, "........" The opening paragraph of he ...more
Oct 27, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
The Paper Menagerie
Well, this short story made me cry more in 15 pages than any other book I've read this year -- except for Patrick Ness's gut punches masquerading as b ...more
Jun 15, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
Saving Francesca
I just want to start off by saying, had it not been for the Los Angeles Public Library, I would not have picked up this book. Now that I have, I want ...more
May 04, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3)
Alright, Ness:
Feb 07, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
The Piper's Son
Melina Marchetta... Only she could write a YA book where the main protagonists are a 21-year-old boy and his 42-year-old aunt -- and make you CARE so, ...more
May 06, 2011
May 04, 2011
Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood, #5)
I am an emotional wreck. Much like when I first read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants a few years ago, I was not prepared for all the emotions th ...more
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
Gracie Faltrain Gets It Right (Finally) (Gracie Faltrain, #3)
Getting PWNED should officially be changed to getting CRWLEYED.

10 minutes into this book, I texted Noelle, who is on the FIRST day of her vacation by
Mar 12, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
This is a book that not only holds up on a second reading, but also absolutely deserves a reread.

The week before Mockingjay was released in 2010, I ca
Mar 02, 2012
Aug 29, 2010
A Monster Calls
Well. This was short and sweet and devastating. Beautifully illustrated, but devastating nonetheless.
Oct 11, 2011
Oct 07, 2011
On the Jellicoe Road
Aug 28, 2011
May 06, 2011
Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)
Apr 25, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
Sorta Like a Rock Star
Aug 24, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
If I Lie
Aug 28, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
Front and Center (Dairy Queen, #3)
Apr 04, 2011
Apr 02, 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
Feb 14, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
Apr 23, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
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