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The Dead and the Gone (Last Survivors, #2)
Ok so I was wrong about the whole trilogy thing. What happens in these books, which is actually a cool idea, is the first book is about Miranda in Pen ...more
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
The Potential Hazards of Hester Day: A Novel
This was an interesting book. I took a chance when I picked it up from the bargain bin, because experienced book buyers know how much crap can be in t ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
I left like I was misled into picking this book up. I was hoping for a Marley and Me type story about raising a hellish dog, but what I got instead wa ...more
Dec 05, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter
Ok, I can't say I actually finished this book. I started it earnestly, very ready to hear about how Jane Austen changed this foolish college boy's lif ...more
Oct 07, 2011
Oct 07, 2011
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
I was really excited to read this after I heard it's popularity and saw the book trialer on amazon, and I won't lie I feel a bit misled. It could just ...more
Nov 14, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2)
This book was hard to read. SO MUCH happens in it, it's a page turner a lot like Harry Potter. There are so many good things about this book. One, Tod ...more
Nov 17, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies, #2)
I forgot a little bit of what happened in the first book and was hesitant about how this second one would turn out, but I like that Lore keeps throwin ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 27, 2011
I don't know what to think of this book, but it seems like an important one. The narrator is the classic unreliable narrator, a high school senior who ...more
Sep 26, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3)
Well, after reading the reviews, I think I raised my expectations for this book a little too high. It wasn't quite the roller coaster ride I was promi ...more
Nov 22, 2011
Nov 17, 2011
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Maybe it's because I read "Wild" first, but I didn't love this book liked I wanted to. There were certainly hilarious moments, but elements of it both ...more
Apr 13, 2014
Apr 06, 2014
Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)
It's not as good as the Hunger Games trilogy, let me just start with that. But for YA apocalypse, it's pretty good. The narrator is good, although she ...more
Oct 19, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
My Sweet Audrina
This is a tough one. I don't think I can rate this book appropriately. I read it for the first time when I was twelve or so, and it really influenced ...more
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
When I started reading this, I thought it was going to be more of a manual on how to buy the right food. It turned out to be something like that, but ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Nov 30, 2011
A Million Little Pieces
The controversy surrounding this book is silly. The facts of Frey's life as an addict may have been embellished, but did nothing to discount the large ...more
May 19, 2011
May 10, 2011
Stranger in a Strange Land
I'm not sure a short review could do it justice. It's a great work, that's for sure. It's like taking a nap when you've got the time and you're just t ...more
Sep 21, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
Red Glass
I read this book to be prepared to help English 9 classes finish it next week. It has heavy themes, including immigration from Mexico and civil war, b ...more
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
This World We Live In (Last Survivors, #3)
Alright, this book didn't let me down. And I definitely wouldn't have needed to read book two to get what was going on in this one. Excluding book two ...more
Oct 23, 2011
Oct 23, 2011
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
I can't say I really liked it or loved it, mostly because a book on such a tragedy isn't "likable." It did affect me profoundly, though. Beah tells hi ...more
May 25, 2011
May 10, 2011
Ella Minnow Pea
I think I would have enjoyed this book if I was slightly younger. I love how it played with language, and it develops great points about the purpose a ...more
Sep 22, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
Black Like Me
The writing was poetic in most of the book, which made the scientific aspect of it a little deluded, but in a good way. I liked the concept and I like ...more
Jun 24, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
I was told through reviews that it would be a lot like The Night Circus. It was nothing like The Night Circus. That book was so exquisitely written an ...more
May 30, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
We Bought a Zoo
I was expecting a good story about caring for animals, which was exactly what I was in the mood for, and exactly what I got. The story was great; I li ...more
Dec 09, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
100 Cupboards  (100 Cupboards, #1)
I'm not sure if I'll pick up the next book in the series right away, but it was interesting. I really had no idea what would pop out out those cupboar ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
Never Let Me Go
Nothing happens in this book. It may be that I'm just not the kind of reader that appreciates stories like this, but I spent the entire time reading i ...more
May 24, 2011
May 10, 2011
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
The writing was basic. The vocabulary wasn't a stretch by any means and the figurative language was unimaginative. But I was curious enough about the ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker
There were some interesting things about this book. First, I liked the introduction, because Sachar made it clear why he wrote the book, and I could s ...more
Dec 21, 2011
Nov 23, 2011
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
Honestly, I don't know what all the fuss is about. Everyone is reading this series, and they're not that great. Granted, the writing is much better th ...more
Dec 14, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
While I laughed occassionally at the grammar jokes and how funny some grammar mistakes are when their unintended meaning is taken literally, I found t ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
This book is fantastic!!!! It's translated from the Danish and a young adult lit book, both of which make it interesting from the get go, but wow. Jus ...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
The World According to Garp
First off, thank god I'm done with it! I feel like I immersed myself in it, reading over a hundred pages a day, and got too involved. I liked this boo ...more
Sep 2011
May 10, 2011
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