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Will O' the Wisp
A charming, interesting, and wonderfully creepy story about a young girl named Aurora who goes to live with her grandfather in a swamp that just might ...more
Oct 29, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I had this book handed to me 24 hours before getting on a plane. I slept two hours the night before the flight, and then I couldn't sleep on the fligh ...more
Dec 2011
Dec 27, 2011
Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)
Picked this up from a "Read & Return" shelf at Country Inn and Suites will staying on business. Maniac Magee is one of my favorite YA books, so di ...more
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
Wild Child
To call this book fast-paced would be an understatement. Every chapter has a new twist, a new fear, and a new problem. It's got the feeling of an old ...more
Jul 2011
Jul 06, 2011
Daughters of Eve
I don't know that I love it, but I definitely like and appreciate it. This book was first published in 1979, and it's steeped in second wave feminism ...more
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 13, 2014
Messenger (The Giver, #3)
Halfway through this book, there's the introduction of a character I assumed would become the major villain of the piece. And, after one scene, said p ...more
Mar 24, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
This is a well-written, legitimately scary, interesting book. It's got a great atmosphere and an interesting story that work together to make a book I ...more
Sep 2011
Aug 16, 2011
The Secret Garden
I haven't read any other of Burnett's work, but I did read that "The Secret Garden" was considered, in her lifetime, to be a lesser work. I can unders ...more
Aug 2011
Jul 26, 2011
The Voice on the Radio (Janie Johnson, #3)
**spoiler alert** My initial response to this book (the third in a four-part series that begins with The Face on the Milk Carton) can be summed up thu ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 31, 2011
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
The wheels are off the cart. After a strong start with Hunger Games and a mediocre but not terrible follow-up with Catching Fire, Mockingjay finishes ...more
Jun 2012
Jan 02, 2012
Blue Thread
"Blue Thread" is a historical YA novel with a smattering of science fiction. Miriam is a 16-year-old Jewish girl in Portland, OR on the eve of the 191 ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 14, 2012
The Pinballs
I remembered reading this book in middle school and figured I'd never find it again. Lo and behold, it's still popular enough to allow for a re-releas ...more
Mar 12, 2013
Sep 29, 2012
What Janie Found (Janie Johnson, #4)
**spoiler alert** One of the great things about the Janie books is that the anger and fear feel very real. Two families have had their lives torn apar ...more
Mar 2012
Jan 31, 2011
Whatever Happened to Janie? (Janie Johnson, #2)
**spoiler alert** Whatever Happened to Janie? is the sequel to The Face on the Milk Carton, a story about a 15-year-old girl named Janie who discovers ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 31, 2011
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
One of the interesting things about Hunger Games is that the narrative was more tell than show. It gave a sense of immediacy to that book that made it ...more
May 2012
Jan 02, 2012
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
I've read this before and decided to read it again after seeing the trailer and being pretty damn sure that's not how the story went down. I was right ...more
Nov 09, 2014
Oct 10, 2014
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (Ramona, #6)
As with all the Ramona books, the charm is--in my estimation--reading Ramona's adventures and knowing that some kid, somewhere (and maybe it was you) ...more
Mar 2011
Mar 30, 2011
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