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Well Witched
3.67
Wow. The most ambitious children's book I have read in a while, and the most successful at meeting those ambitions. Hardinge skillfully blends a sense...more
Aug 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
11 Birthdays (Willow Falls, #1)
4.14
Groundhog Day for kids, but not as well-done or philosophical. I reviewed this one for grad school, and while this review is a little more harsh than...more
Nov 30, 2009
Aug 15, 2011
 
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (The Wolves Chronicles, #1)
4.07
This is the first book in ages for which I've been motivated to write a full review! First of all, I can't believe I didn't read this as a kid -- I wo...more
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
 
On the Jellicoe Road
4.18
In Jellicoe Road, we have the pleasure of getting to know Taylor Markham, a 17-year-old boarding school student who has just been elected the leader o...more
Mar 2009
Aug 15, 2011
 
The Higher Power of Lucky (The Hard Pan Trilogy, #1)
3.54
A book talk from grad school:

Lucky Trimble has not experienced a lot of luck in her ten years. She has never met her dad, who left before she was born...more
Nov 20, 2009
Aug 15, 2011
 
Fly by Night (Fly By Night, #1)
3.72
**spoiler alert** Almost impossible to categorize. It's like a dystopian historical fantasy, jilted a little off-kilter from actual English history bu...more
Aug 05, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
 
Sugar and Ice
4.17
Claire is a 7th grader who lives in a small town on the U.S./Canada border, who seems more than usually responsible and kind, with her willingness to...more
Aug 09, 2011
Aug 07, 2011
 
Harriet the Spy (Harriet the Spy #1)
3.97
A great one to re-read as an adult to fully appreciate Fitzhugh's language and characterizations. I can't believe that I have to classify this as hist...more
Jan 1986
Jul 14, 2011
 
Here's to You, Rachel Robinson
3.77
When seventh grader Rachel's older brother is expelled from boarding school and comes home, Rachel is forced to confront the ways in which her family...more
May 24, 2014
May 28, 2014
 
Bink & Gollie (Bink & Gollie, #1)
4.08
Quite possibly my favorite book of 2010. The Far Brook kids fell in love with it too -- longest waiting list of any book from my first year :)
Oct 2010
Jul 14, 2011
 
We Were Liars
3.94
One sentence review: A well-crafted mystery with a gut-wrenching twist ending that pulls off the rare feat of being completely surprising and yet some...more
Jun 15, 2014
Jun 09, 2014
 
Breadcrumbs
3.75
None
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
 
Sophie The Awesome
3.74
None
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
 
When You Reach Me
4.07
None
Jan 2009
Aug 15, 2011
 
New Worlds for Josie
4.20
None
Jan 1993
Jul 14, 2011
 
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
3.92
None
Jan 1987
Jul 14, 2011
 
We are in a Book!
4.62
None
Oct 2010
Jul 14, 2011
 
Arabel and Mortimer (Arabel and Mortimer, #4-6)
4.27
None
Aug 13, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
 
The Reluctant Dragon
3.95
None
Aug 13, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
 
Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl (Dork Diaries, #2)
4.30
None
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
 
Jefferson's Sons
4.00
None
Dec 03, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
 
Sparrow Road
3.89
None
Nov 2011
Dec 10, 2011
 
A Ball for Daisy
3.79
None
Oct 2011
Dec 10, 2011
 
The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #3)
4.39
None
Dec 14, 2011
Dec 14, 2011
 
A Conspiracy of Kings (The Queen's Thief, #4)
4.07
None
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 14, 2011
 
Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze
3.87
None
Jul 26, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
 
The Apothecary (The Apothecary, #1)
3.94
None
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
 
Pie
3.96
None
Dec 21, 2011
Feb 22, 2012
 
The One and Only Ivan
4.23
None
Aug 25, 2013
May 20, 2012
 
Wonder
4.42
None
Oct 30, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
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