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The Wolf of Wall Street
Reading this book will make you feel like a a drug addict. I've never tried Quaaludes, but by the end of reading this book I wanted to cry and apologi ...more
Jul 05, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
Zebra Forest
With both parents out of the picture and a grandmother who can barely keep it together as her depression manifests itself in paranoia and hoarding, el ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
King and King
After reading this book, I was honestly a little disappointed. The premise seemed so fantastic that I really wanted to like it. And the artwork is fan ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 28, 2011
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
I refuse to give it any stars, but only because it's not really to be compared to the other books I have on my Goodreads. I will say, though, that I l ...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
I liked it. I am surprised by some of the really negative reviews it got, focusing on the mistakes and choices she made as though those make her a bad ...more
Dec 17, 2014
Dec 16, 2014
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
All of the cranky pants one and two star ratings on here made me giggle. It was fun! It was Charlie and The Chocolate Factory blended with Night at th ...more
Apr 27, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
Legend (Legend, #1)
Great! So glad I finally read it. The cover wasn't that appealing, and after Hunger Games and Matched and a bunch of other dystopian trilogies, I need ...more
Aug 08, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Love, #1)
I liked it! After a friend of mine complained that I give every book 4 stars, I am going to try to chill out a bit on my star ratings.

To me, the twis
Jan 05, 2015
Jan 07, 2015
Wanting Mor
Overall, I liked this book. It is reminds me of a Thousand Splendid Suns but for a younger audience. I appreciated that the author took the time at th ...more
Feb 28, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
The Million Dollar Shot (The Million Dollar Series #1)
This book ended up on my reading list when I told my field experience supervisor that I needed a little more knowledge about middle gardes literature. ...more
Jan 29, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
1 World Manga, Vol. 2
This story is more than a little didactic, but at least the message they are delivering is a good one:
* Don't have sex until you're sure
* Make sure b
Sep 24, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
The Tequila Worm
This book was an interesting look at the family, cultural and spiritual lives of Mexican and Mexican-Americans. Overall, the Mexican side of the story ...more
Jan 12, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
Angola: Land of Shattered Dreams
I have to say that I mostly enjoyed this book because I am moving to Angola and I want to read EVERYTHING that has been written about this country. Th ...more
Jun 04, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
Critical Race Theory: An Introduction
This could be a fairly quick read in the sense that it is just over 100 pages; however, it requires the reader (particularly the white reader) to stop ...more
not set
Mar 18, 2011
We'll Paint the Octopus Red
I think this book is a wonderful text, both in terms of introducing children and families to the basics of Down Syndrome as well as, separate from it' ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 28, 2011
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
This Sci Fi futuristic dystopia novel was attention-getting from beginning to end. The story starts off with humans being cryo-frozen so they can make ...more
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
The Spectacular Now
Boo. Hated it. Sutter sucks.
Aug 04, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
My Rotten Life (Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie, #1)
I am giving it three stars because it didn't make me laugh out loud, but I think that 9-11 year old boys will be rolling as Nathan Abercrombie almost ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
Oh David... I have loved you so long now. If you are a David Sedaris fan, read this book because you will enjoy it. It's interesting to me how I can s ...more
Apr 25, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
Overall, this book was pretty good. I was regularly asked, "How is it?" as I was reading Portia de Rossi's account of being an anorexic and a bulimic ...more
Feb 20, 2011
Feb 15, 2011
I won't wax on and on about the wonders of "Wonder" because one or two readers have done that before me. I will say, this is the ultimate upper elemen ...more
Jul 08, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
This book is fantastic! I especially appreciate the interview and information included at the end about safe houses for LGBT teens, which I didn't eve ...more
Apr 26, 2011
Apr 22, 2011
Raised by Hand, Lifted by the Tides :  a Southern Child's Memoir
I liked it! This was an interesting book. Willet Thomas, the author, contacted me and asked me to give an honest review of her book, so I will. An int ...more
May 03, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
The Silver Linings Playbook
I read this book because I heard it was being turned into a movie, and I had already heard many good things about it. It was funny! The voice of the m ...more
Jun 30, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
I Loved it, capital "L"!

At times I felt it was a little heavy on the lengthy prose, but it was always beautiful. I'd love to hear what others think a
Feb 14, 2011
Feb 08, 2011
Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender
***A note on pronouns: the author explains that in the book she is Nina, after the book he is Nick. Therefore I will use she to refer to the main char ...more
May 18, 2011
May 11, 2011
Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan
"He did, however, like to watch the foreigners. They talked with words strange to the ear and ate foods strange in taste and smell. Chengli loved this ...more
Mar 13, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
Out of This Place
I received this book compliments of the publisher though NetGalley, and I appreciate the opportunity to read it ahead of its publication.

This book wa
May 05, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Mexican High
This book was an amazing insight into the lives of students at International schools. It was occasionally a touch sensationalist, but I hesitate to sa ...more
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1)
Overall, this was a good book. I wish I could give it a 3.5. What disappointed me was actually the ending. There was so much awesome build up! And the ...more
May 19, 2013
May 09, 2013
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