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The King of Children: The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak
4.59
Wow. This guy was a saint, and had so much passion for poor homeless children. He wasn't a perfect saint, the kind I like best, because he was very in ...more
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Aug 22, 2008
 
The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1)
4.11
What a total romp of fun, mystery and adventure, one of the best kids books besides Harry Potter that I've read in a long time!
Jun 17, 2008
Jun 08, 2008
 
Thinking Straight
3.98
Robin Reardon has taken on a hugely important subject in her new book, Thinking Straight. Taylor Adams, a teen who starts out the book with his head p ...more
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May 02, 2008
 
The Paying Guests
3.41
This isn't a book for everyone but for me it was gripping moving and shows how hard it have same sex relationships in 1920's England.
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Mar 27, 2015
 
Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women
4.67
Kearl's scholarly book is written with articulate ease. She has the gift of writing about weighty subjects in a straightforward and engaging manner, t ...more
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Aug 24, 2010
 
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
3.90
Plot, Characters, Setting, Writing--all so lovely you want to eat it!

I read a review of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt on my iPhone application--Indie-bound
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Feb 22, 2010
Feb 26, 2010
 
The Other Side of Blue
3.23
Valerie O. Patterson's The Other Side of Blue reads like a fine oil painting. From up close one is memorized by her beautiful imagery and metaphors. T ...more
Oct 2009
Oct 12, 2009
 
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
4.11
I listened to this book on audible and it is my favorite read this year. I love everything about this book. Lyrical writing. Engaging love able charac ...more
May 06, 2013
May 01, 2013
 
The Distant Hours
3.85
very slow start but beautiful writing and the threads that twist and turn weave together so beautifully this book had me weeping and clutching at my h ...more
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Mar 10, 2012
 
Scenes of Clerical Life
3.75
I love George Eliot, and this was her first published book--a collection of three shorter stories. It was good to see how she progressed as she wrote ...more
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Apr 16, 2009
 
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Kangaroo to the Rescue!: And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes (NGK Chapters)
4.00
if you believe animals and humans can be best friends, then this book is for you. If you don't believe that, read this book and you will be amazed at ...more
Feb 16, 2015
Feb 19, 2015
 
Dear Stranger, Dearest Friend
3.58
This is such an informative book about each step of breast cancer. Add emotion and story, and it is fabulous. Much better than reading a self help boo ...more
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Feb 25, 2015
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.10
I love, love, loved this book! I am giving it to everyone for their birthdays. My favorite read in a long time!
Mar 2009
Mar 24, 2009
 
Mockingbird
4.17
I adored this book. If it doesn't win the newbery, then something is wrong at the top! It's perfect!
Sep 2009
Oct 08, 2009
 
Awake
4.11
Awake is an anthology I couldn't put down. The foreword alone makes me weep with joy. As a young adult author who works with teens across the country, ...more
Jun 2011
Jun 20, 2011
 
Pomegranate Soup
3.57
A lovely book set in a small western Irish village with a view of St Patrick's mountain about three Iranian sisters who start a small cafe in the town ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 24, 2009
 
Undertow of Silence
4.25
This book moved me to tears. What a brave story. What a brave heroine! The hidden abuse Erin's family suffers is so well written and specific that as ...more
Aug 11, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
 
Savvy (Savvy, #1)
3.94
I was disappointed in this book given it had received a Newbery honor. I felt Mibs the main character was often too wise for her 13 years, and inconsi ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 16, 2009
 
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
3.93
i love all of Joshilyn Jackson's books, but this one is my favorite. Listening to her read it on Audible was an added delight. I was sad for it to end ...more
May 29, 2012
May 24, 2012
 
The Lacuna
3.73
not a short easy read but I fell in love with Harrison Shepherd, what a lovely human being, and learned so much about Stalin, Lenin and Trotsky and th ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 25, 2010
 
Never Ever Talk to Strangers
4.25
Such a fun way to learn the real lessons behind talking to strangers in a safe little story. I bought it for all my little reader friends and as one m ...more
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Oct 25, 2010
 
Woman In White
3.97
Given that this mystery was written in the 1850's, I think it is great. It's a little long winded, but since I listened on Audible with the lovely Bri ...more
Oct 2009
Oct 08, 2009
 
A Long Way from Verona
3.84
One of the most charming poignant reads ever. It was written n 1971 about a12 year old during WWII and is full of rich period details as the author wa ...more
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Jan 14, 2014
 
We All Looked Up
3.74
This was such a well written book. Loved the metaphors and similes. Seattle is as much a character as the other four voices. I love how this book surp ...more
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Apr 25, 2015
 
The Sky is Everywhere
4.06
this book is so beautifully written I want to eat it! Its lovely and describes authentically the grieving process, the guilt that rages inside of you ...more
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Oct 25, 2010
 
Siren (Siren, #1)
3.71
Having been a winter harbor ME summer resident, I was disappointed by the lack of actual research done by the author. Obviously she has never been to ...more
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Jan 24, 2011
 
The Illness That Healed Me--an account of surviving sexual abuse and the journey into healing
4.67
This book is a wonderful read of one woman's journey from childhood incest, being controlled heart, soul and mind by a male dominated religion to a pl ...more
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Apr 25, 2010
 
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
3.91
if you want a happy book about teenage anxt that will make you laugh and feel good and has such moments of profound truth you will want to jot the wor ...more
Feb 2011
Feb 02, 2011
 
Someone Else's Love Story
3.65
I love J. J but this one was a struggle for me to get through. So much tellng and not enough showing. It felt like it needed a few more drafts before ...more
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Dec 30, 2013
 
It's Kind of a Funny Story
4.15
The best book ever about teen depression. I laughed out loud. Got teary and found great understanding and new deeper empathy from those who suffer fro ...more
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Jun 09, 2014
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