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Boy Toy
4.03
This book was disturbing and super compelling. I seriously could not put it down. The story starts when Josh is 18. He's messed up. No, I mean really...more
Jan 30, 2008
Jan 30, 2008
 
Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2)
3.89
I've read reviews that say this second book in the Temeraire series is boring... I would have to disagree. There are sea monsters, battles, assassinat...more
Apr 2007
Apr 20, 2007
 
Dark Life (Dark Life, #1)
3.89
In a future America where rising seas have claimed much of the land, leaving Topsiders to pack themselves in tiny stacked apartments, some people have...more
Jan 18, 2010
Jan 16, 2010
 
Okay for Now
4.23
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. This book broke my heart about 17 times and patched it back together each time.

Review: http://www.abbythelibrarian.com/...more
Sep 02, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
 
The White Darkness
3.42
So many people have loved this book... I think it's just not my thing. After the death of her father, 14-year-old Symone, excruciatingly shy hearing-i...more
Jan 28, 2008
Jan 23, 2008
 
Sickened: The True Story of a Lost Childhood
3.68
Julie Gregory grew up in an abusive household. Her mother had Munchausen by Proxy, a mental disorder that causes someone to seek attention by inflicti...more
Jul 2007
Jul 23, 2007
 
Hero
3.88
In a world where superheroes are real, Thom dreams about joining The League, a band of A-list good guys who protect the citizens of their fair city. H...more
Nov 2007
Nov 20, 2007
 
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two
3.85
All his life Ned Begay has been told that being Navajo is bad. At the mission school, all the Navajos are told to forget their language, to forget eve...more
Jun 2007
Jun 10, 2007
 
Something, Maybe
3.73
Hannah's parents take embarrassment to a whole new level - her aging playboy dad is the star of a reality show and her mom poses as Candy Madison, run...more
Jan 05, 2009
Jan 05, 2009
 
The Year We Disappeared: A Father - Daughter Memoir
3.79
In this book, daughter Cylin and father John share the story of what happened to their family in 1979 when John, a police officer, was shot in the hea...more
Jan 29, 2009
Jan 27, 2009
 
Happenstance Found (The Books of Umber, #1)
3.97
What a pleasant surprise this book was! Action and intriguing characters make for quite a page-turner. The ending resolves nicely, while still pushing...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
 
The Boy on Cinnamon Street
3.72
Okay, to be fair, this book started off putting a bad taste in my mouth when Louise's best friend, a fat girl, is described as wearing this: "Her T-Sh...more
Apr 26, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
 
Down to the Bone
3.93
Everything changed for Laura the day her teacher read her love letter out loud. Laura's been dating Marlena for two years on the sly and suddenly the...more
Oct 25, 2008
Oct 21, 2008
 
Fourth Comings (Jessica Darling, #4)
3.66
So. What do you do when you've graduated from college at a prestigious university (that put you in debt for thousands of dollars) and you've discovere...more
Aug 2007
Aug 22, 2007
 
The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain #1)
4.00
Based on Welsh mythology, this book tells the tale of Taran, the lowly Assistant Pig-Keeper, who gets wrapped up in a quest to stop the Great Horned K...more
May 2007
May 29, 2007
 
Heartbeat
3.89
Annie loves to run. Annie loves to draw. These are constants in her life when so many other things seem to be changing. Her mother's having a new baby...more
Jan 2008
Jan 27, 2008
 
The Bat Scientists (Scientists in the Field)
4.12
I don't know if you know this about me, but I love bats. They are so cool! They eat insects. They're the only mammals that truly fly. They hang upside...more
Jun 06, 2010
May 16, 2010
 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)
3.94
In this cartoon novel, Greg keeps track of his thoughts as he goes through life as a skinny, short kid in the sixth grade.

I read this book on the tra...more
Nov 2007
Nov 30, 2007
 
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Dog Finds Lost Dolphins: And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes
4.21
Another appealing early chapter title with three different animal stories: dogs trained to locate stranded dolphins, a monkey trained as a helper for...more
Aug 04, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
 
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)
3.95
Loved this book and didn't want to put it down! Courtly intrigue, Death's handmaidens, unexpected love... This is a delicious story. :)
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
 
We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
4.29
This beautifully illustrated book chronicles the rise and fall of Negro League Baseball. Full-page paintings give you a real look at some of the most...more
Apr 07, 2008
Apr 07, 2008
 
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
3.84
High school isn't starting out like Mena had always dreamed it would. Her friends aren't speaking to her because she's responsible for most of their p...more
Oct 2007
Oct 28, 2007
 
Savvy (Savvy, #1)
3.94
The Beaumonts are special. On their thirteenth birthday, each child comes into their savvy. Fish Beaumont causes storms. Older brother Rocket is elect...more
Sep 29, 2008
Sep 29, 2008
 
Clementine's Letter (Clementine, #3)
4.13
Clementine's back and better than ever. Just as soon as Clementine was getting the hang of third grade (she hadn't been sent to the principal's office...more
Apr 22, 2008
Apr 22, 2008
 
Serafina's Promise
3.95
Serafina has a dream: to be a doctor like Dr. Antoinette Solaine, the clinic doctor who tried to save the life of her infant brother. To be a doctor,...more
Oct 02, 2013
Sep 29, 2013
 
Feathers
3.57
Hope is the thing with feathers...

Frannie's class is studying this poem and it's really gotten her thinking. She has a lot to hope for... She hopes th...more
Oct 2007
Oct 15, 2007
 
Leepike Ridge
3.92
For some reason, I thought this book was fantasy before I started reading it. I don't know where I got that idea. It's not fantasy.

Young Tom Hammond...more
Nov 2007
Nov 10, 2007
 
Shadowland (The Mediator, #1)
4.06
Susannah Simon has a unique calling in life. She's a mediator, a person who can see and talk to ghosts and help them leave earth for wherever they're...more
Aug 2007
Jul 23, 2007
 
The Fold
3.38
Joyce Park has always been overshadowed by her beautiful, smart older sister Helen, but this is the summer that's going to change. Joyce has a plan. F...more
Jun 08, 2008
Jun 09, 2008
 
As You Wish
3.75
When Viola's best friend and boyfriend came out to her and they broke up, she felt like she would never be whole again. All she wished for was to stop...more
Aug 2009
Jul 31, 2009
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