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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Only the best bookshelves for this book. Easily one of my favorite books (which is a small, discerning number as a librarian) this year and ever
Apr 10, 2015
Apr 09, 2015
The Great Greene Heist
3.5 stars for me. I liked this pretty well, but I think it helps that I am a sucker for heist books. I agree with Gabrielle-the times this book mentio ...more
Jun 19, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
Lois Lane: Fallout (Lois Lane, #1)
This was really fun! I think fans of Superman and Smallville would really like this one. It kind of reminds me of Smallville from Lois' perspective. A ...more
Apr 26, 2015
Apr 26, 2015
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick (Perry & Gobi, #1)
This one booktalks itself. It's super action-adventurey and was hard to put down (Josh Schwartz of Gossip Girl and OC fame blurbs it, if you're into t ...more
Nov 05, 2011
Nov 04, 2011
Masterminds (Masterminds #1)
3.5 for me. Kind of unbelievable, but fun enough that I didn't really care.
Apr 24, 2015
Apr 21, 2015
The Real Boy
I feel like I keep trying to love Ursu's books and it keeps not happening for me. The plot of this (and to a greater extent, Breadcrumbs) are just not ...more
Nov 08, 2013
Nov 07, 2013
Winter Town
Do you like movies like "(500) Days of Summer" and "Garden State"? Do you fancy yourself a hipster? Then Winter Town is for you.

I actually do think th
Jan 03, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
I am not crazy about fantasy by any stretch of the imagination but I liked! I would even give this to the right Harry Potter reader as a read-a-like. ...more
Oct 31, 2011
Oct 18, 2011
Thou Shalt Not Road Trip
So, the good news: Christian fiction for boys that doesn't suck!

The bad news: as a book, this was not my favorite by a long shot.

It looked so promisi
Jun 04, 2012
Jun 01, 2012
The Book of Blood and Shadow
I could not finish this book fast enough. Every time I was doing something else, I found myself annoyed that I wasn't with this book instead. I defini ...more
Apr 30, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy
A 3.5 read for me. I came for the John Green readalike status I kept seeing on this book. I stayed for the originality, smart humor, characterization, ...more
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
Cold Cereal
Listen, this book is kind of cracked out. It's cracked out in a way I ultimately enjoyed, but there were times in this book where I was like "why am I ...more
Mar 29, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
I am a sucker for fairy tales and this book delivers a ton of them. In fact, in the author's note, Alex Flinn said she really tried to concentrate on ...more
Mar 23, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Oh. So THAT'S why this has been on my radar for so long. I dug it! It was a bit of a slow start for me, but the adventure ratchets up quickly, and Cin ...more
Jul 28, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
Thin Space
2 stars for the book, 1 star for the twist that wiped the smug smile off my face. I think this might have just been overhyped for me: my school librar ...more
Nov 07, 2013
Nov 07, 2013
Dragonbreath (Dragonbreath, #1)
I have not seen a book like this before! It's half graphic novel, half regular novel, completely awesome. It reminds me of Babymouse Queen of the Worl ...more
Jul 09, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
I think I just expected too much from this one. And it was my first Hiaasen, so I have no idea whether this is up to par with his other stuff. There w ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
This book's being marketed pretty radically different than what it is. This is less of a modern day Cyrano and more of a really unlikeable character b ...more
Oct 11, 2014
Oct 11, 2014
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1)
I feel like this book did not gave me any answers, just plot and an obvious sequelization (sequelization (n): a book that can hardly stand on its own; ...more
Nov 30, 2011
Nov 28, 2011
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 01 (Fullmetal Alchemist, #1)
One of my favorite manga series so far! Pretty funny with a pair of brothers that you just love rotting for. I felt like this did a great job of keepi ...more
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
The Apothecary (The Apothecary, #1)
This felt very timeless and was a really fun read. I love the beginning of each chapter being illustrated-it felt kind of old timey and cute. I kept s ...more
Nov 27, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
The Beginning of Everything
I liked these characters, but was a little let down by the ending It was too "Return to Me" for my taste. (view spoiler) ...more
Oct 19, 2013
Oct 17, 2013
This book slapped me awake and made me repentant for all the time I spent on lesser books this year. I loved the characters, the writing, the foreignn ...more
Dec 26, 2013
Dec 23, 2013
The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had
I liked it! It reminds me of To Kill a Mockingbord a little, in that it's a compelling story that is just so heartfelt. Love reading about how Dit and ...more
Mar 13, 2009
Mar 11, 2009
I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1)
This checks all the boxes (or the bookshelves, since we're on Goodreads). Great premise, good mystery, and a solid read for high school boys (mayyybe ...more
Aug 26, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
The Testing (The Testing, #1)
I think I would have liked this a lot better had I not read The Hunger Games. This is a decent copy of the Hunger Games, but a copy that's too close t ...more
Oct 26, 2013
Oct 23, 2013
Legend (Legend, #1)
This is soooo give-out-able to boys and girls that are Hunger Games fans. It does a great job of being post-apocalyptic, but not too copy catty. Alter ...more
Jun 11, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1)
I keep getting asked for stuff like Harry Potter and The Lightning Thief, and I think this could be a decent answer to those as a read-alike. It takes ...more
Apr 10, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
Solid pick for lovers of survival stories and Roland Smith. I think the story idea is so great that Northop was allowed to slack on execution some (wh ...more
Mar 12, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself (Big Nate Novels, #1)
Put this one on reserve right now. Mark my words, it's going to catch on with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid crowd and you're going to be scrambling for it ...more
May 02, 2010
May 02, 2010
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