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Looking for Alaska

some people are careless, and in an adrenaline-fueled all-caps teen reviewing frenzy, will inadvertently give a major spoiler for this book.

avoid thes
Sep 11, 2010
Sep 11, 2010
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
spoiler alert: he's a vampire!!!

has anyone heard any press on this book yet?? i think that once the teens hear about it, the author will be quite succ
not set
Jul 02, 2010
Thirteen Reasons Why
oh god, somebody buy this girl some perspective! oh wait, you can't because she's dead. and i, for one, am glad of it because this character would hav ...more
Sep 23, 2010
Sep 22, 2010
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)

it is so hard to write reviews for books i actually like. no, love.

talking about this book is like trying to describe to someone a relationship from l
Oct 06, 2010
Oct 03, 2010
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
pooƃ ʎɹǝʌ ʇou puɐ ʎʞɔıɯɯıƃ ʎɹǝʌ sı ʞooq sıɥʇ

if you want to read an excellent book about autism in a young person, read marcelo in the real world. this
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Apr 08, 2007
Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)
i don't know who i am trying to kid. i keep reading these survival stories, thinking to myself, "i will know what to do if this happens - i will have ...more
not set
Aug 18, 2009
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

seriously, it is time to just raze everest and be done with it already. i mean, it's big and impressive but it is just taking
Nov 24, 2010
Nov 20, 2010
goddamn it, this was my bright shiny hope for gay YA week! this was the one i was banking on to be my best "assigned-but-loved-the-whole-time-i-was-re ...more
Oct 28, 2010
Oct 26, 2010
Boy Meets Boy
hm. i don't really know what to make of this one.

see, here's the deal - i know this is a hugely popular gay teen fiction book - it has been around fo
Oct 25, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
The Outsiders
the outsiders is a book about a group of youthful greasers living in oklahoma, and about their struggles to exist in a society that seems designed to ...more
Sep 05, 2010
Sep 02, 2010
ttyl (Internet Girls, #1)
holy f*ck - i h8 this book! *shakes walker and geriatric meds at sky*

this book is like when you find someone's diary at work (not a co-worker's diary
not set
Nov 18, 2010
American Born Chinese
this book is the perfect antidote to the "graphic novels aren't real books" crowd's poison. it takes full advantage of the medium (lgm with the local ...more
Nov 13, 2010
Nov 13, 2010
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
this is a perfect book for young teenagers. if you were trying to devise a formula for writing a perfect book for this age group, you could not have d ...more
Nov 17, 2010
Nov 16, 2010
Blood and Chocolate
**this is not a float - i have been ordered to edit this review to include something "necessary"

i was watching the runaways last week, and in the bonu
Oct 12, 2010
Oct 08, 2010
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
allow me to be relevant for a moment: oh my god, this book is outstanding!! it is all good things; battle royale, blood of heroes (one of the best mov ...more
Jul 04, 2009
Jul 03, 2009
this is the way this conversation should have gone down.

"so, i want to write a kid's book about the KKK coming to town and the town's reaction to it f
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Nov 09, 2010
Marcelo in the Real World

first, some blathering. it is, after all, me...

i understand why writers like carl hiaasen and james patterson and them are now writing books for young
Sep 26, 2010
Sep 25, 2010
Truancy (Truancy, #1)

truancy, boooo-ancy. and not scary halloween ghost boooo-ancy, i mean it blew-ancy.

fifteen-year-olds have a place in this world. i have no problem wit
Oct 15, 2010
Oct 12, 2010
Memoirs Of A Teenage Amnesiac

there may be spoilers*, but mild and gentle ones, not "it was earth all along" spoilers. this is a book i was reading for school, not because i am a b
Sep 16, 2010
Sep 15, 2010
Hatchet (Brian's Saga, #1)
yes yes yes!! thank you to all the goodreaders who recommended this to me after my love for island of the blue dolphins became known. it turns out i l ...more
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Jun 21, 2009
**spoiler alert** they have sex. it does not last the end, she is a bitch.
Oct 20, 2010
Oct 20, 2010
Homeless Bird

please don't arrange my marriage.

and if you must, please don't marry me off to some sickly bitchy thing who will soon die and trap me in my inlaws' ho
Dec 13, 2010
Dec 02, 2010
The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist, #1)
okay, so monsters.

this reads like victorian teen fiction, only with more arterial spray. it's got all the trappings: it is long, and there are orphans
Oct 08, 2010
Oct 06, 2010
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
ender's game is pretty awesome, when it's not being boring.

and of course it is just me - in class yesterday the parts i mentioned as being boring TO M
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Oct 15, 2010
Weetzie Bat (Weetzie Bat, #1)
it is so awesome being me. every day is a contradiction, every opinion is unpredictable and inconsistent. i surprise myself daily: i love the coen bro ...more
Oct 26, 2010
Oct 26, 2010

ariel says everyone loves this book, and that's probably true, these girls today are probably super-drawn to this kind of story. it's not bad, i just
Sep 22, 2010
Sep 21, 2010
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland
bones bones bones bones

bones are awesome. and this is a great book for kids who are budding forensic anthropologists. you know you are out there - KID
Dec 2010
Nov 26, 2010
amended review, with spoilers:

are all teen books written in eye-catching, typographically unconventional ways?? or is it just this one reading list??
not set
Jun 15, 2009
A Northern Light
this monday-morning float is for you, alfonso!

oh, a northern light, you were way better than i expected. i used to get really angry at this book, beca
Oct 02, 2010
Sep 30, 2010
Chains (Seeds of America, #1)
oh, i like l.h.a. much better when she is writing historical fiction than when she is writing her girls-with-problems books. not that this girl doesn' ...more
Sep 28, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
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