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Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables, #3)
Montgomery, L.M. 1915. Anne of the Island.

"Harvest is ended and summer is gone," quoted Anne Shirley, gazing across the shorn fields dreamily.

I don't...more
Oct 2008
Sep 21, 2008
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Twain, Mark. 1884. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

This was my first time to voluntarily read Huckleberry Finn. (Also my first time as an adult.) I...more
Oct 2008
Oct 02, 2008
Found (The Missing, #1)
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. 2008. The Missing Book 1: Found.

I may be a bit biased--slightly--since I love, love, love Margaret Peterson Haddix. My expe...more
Aug 2008
Aug 19, 2008
Tortilla Flat

I loved this book. I did. Here's why: simple, straightforward, but oh-so-charming storytelling. No pretenses. What you see, is what you get. Danny. Pi...more
Mar 07, 2009
Mar 11, 2009
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
Montgomery, L.M. 1908. Anne of Green Gables.

I first 'discovered' Anne Shirley through watching the 1985 and 1987 films by Kevin Sullivan/Wonderworks w...more
not set
Jun 14, 2008
The Girl Who Could Fly
Forester, Victoria. 2008. The Girl Who Could Fly.

Piper decided to jump off of the roof. It wasn't a rash decision on her part.

The Girl Who Could Fly i...more
Nov 2008
Sep 09, 2008
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
Ness, Patrick. 2008. The Knife Of Never Letting Go.

The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don't got nothing much to say...more
Oct 2008
Aug 25, 2008
The Long Way Home (Family Tree, #2)
If you have to "like" a heroine to "like" a book, then this book may be in trouble!!! Dana, the heroine of Martin's second book in the Family Tree ser...more
Oct 04, 2013
Oct 04, 2013
Because I Am Furniture
I am always there.
But they don't care if I am
because I am furniture.

I don't get hit
I don't get fondled
I don't get love
because I am furniture

Suits me f...more
Jan 22, 2009
Jan 27, 2009
Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
Dare I say it? This is one of the best, best, best, best books I've ever read, at least in its genre. While Kisses From Katie may not be a theological...more
May 25, 2012
May 25, 2012
Silas Marner
Shocker of all shockers: I liked this one. Quite a lot, in fact. Why is that shocking? When I read this little volume--and no, it's not the same copy-...more
Feb 27, 2009
Mar 11, 2009
The Pregnancy Project
I'm not really sure how to rate this one.

Did it hold my attention/interest? Yes.
Was it a quick read? Yes.
Was the back story a little too long--in o...more
Apr 08, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
I may get a few boos for this one. But I couldn't quite like it*. Blame it on the tense. Third person past tense (as far as I can reckon). Or blame it...more
Nov 2008
Nov 24, 2008
Ender in Exile (The Ender Quintet, #1.6)
Card, Orson Scott. 2008. Ender in Exile.

Ender in Exile is the "new direct sequel" to Ender's Game. And in a way, that's true enough. The novel begins...more
Nov 2008
Nov 06, 2008
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
I did not ask myself, Should I do this? But, How will I do this? Every step of my childhood had brought me to this crossroad; I must take the right pa...more
Dec 2008
Dec 30, 2008
Perfect Cover (The Squad, #1)

If you'd told me at the beginning of sophomore year that I was going to end up a government operative, I would have thought you were crazy, but if you...more
Dec 2008
Dec 23, 2008
Son (The Giver, #4)
I found SON to be an amazing read!!!! I just loved, loved, loved it! Definitely a book I read in one sitting. In fact, I read The Messenger and Son th...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
**spoiler alert**
Meyer, Stephenie. 2008. Breaking Dawn.

What more can be said about Breaking Dawn. Chances are you either a) have already read it and...more
Aug 2008
Aug 13, 2008
The Darcys & the Bingleys: A Tale of Two Gentlemen's Marriages to Two Most Devoted Sisters (Pride and Prejudice Continues, # 1)
Altman, Marsha. 2008. The Darcys & The Bingleys: Pride and Prejudice Continues: A Tale of Two Gentlemen's Marriages to Two Most Devoted Sisters.

Sep 2008
Sep 09, 2008
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
Our heroine, Mary, has a dream. A dream to leave the safety of her village and find this ever-mysterious ocean her mother romanticized through stories...more
Mar 12, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One (Darcy Saga #1)
I admit it. I'm skeptical of sequels. Of Jane Austen sequels. I know right off that it has the potential to be really, really good...or just plain awf...more
Feb 14, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
The Far Side of the Sky
The Far Side of the Sky is about the Jewish refugee community in Shanghai. Readers get glimpses of refugee life in 1938-9, 1940, 1941, 1942. (For exam...more
Jul 24, 2012
Jul 24, 2012
Living Dead Girl
Just when you thought Elizabeth Scott was getting to be predictable...along comes LIVING DEAD GIRL. To clarify, I love, love, love Elizabeth Scott. I...more
Jul 2008
Jul 22, 2008
Skeleton Creek (Skeleton Creek, #1)
I'll be honest. I don't do scary. Not really. If I did, I'm sure my reaction to Skeleton Creek would be more enthusiastic. But I don't need to love a...more
Feb 17, 2009
Mar 11, 2009
The Winter of Our Discontent
Despite it's rather odd opening, The Winter Of Our Discontent held my interest. It is the story of a man, Ethan Hawley, and his family, his good wife,...more
Mar 14, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller
Miller, Sarah. 2007. Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller.

I don't quite remember when I first saw the movie The Miracle Worker, but I do remember it m...more
Jun 2007
Aug 03, 2007
Mercy, Unbound
Mercy is a fifteen year old girl with an eating disorder; she's on the verge of starvation when her parents send her to a treatment facility in New Me...more
Aug 2006
Jul 24, 2008
Perfect You
Perfect You cemented, for me, the fact that Elizabeth Scott is without a doubt the next Sarah Dessen. In other words, a writer whose books CANNOT be m...more
Apr 2008
Jul 22, 2008
Between Two Worlds
Between Two Worlds was an interesting and thoughtful novel. The novel is set in Greenland at the turn of the twentieth century. It is told from the na...more
Apr 04, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
The String Quartet
Every now and then you come across a just-right book. The String Quartet was a just-right book for me. I found it to be the perfect blending of storyt...more
Nov 02, 2013
Nov 02, 2013
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