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The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1)
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
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
Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women
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
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
Feb 22, 2010
Feb 26, 2010
The Other Side of Blue
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)
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
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
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
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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
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 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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Sky is Everywhere
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)
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
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
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
The Illness That Healed Me--an account of surviving sexual abuse and the journey into healing
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
Someone Else's Love Story
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
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
The Romance Reader
I think this book is fascinating, if you are interested in the inside scoop of the Chassidic Jews in New York Metro area in the 1970's. I live in a la ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 27, 2008
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I have avoided this book forever because of the premise but my niece Sarah convinced me to try and I'm hooked already started book two. A great girl p ...more
Jan 2011
May 18, 2011
Families Are Forever: If I Can Just Get Through Today
okay, I have to love this book since I am the angelic helpful daughter who never causes her mother any problems! Yep,that's me. Saintly in every way!
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Apr 25, 2010
i love Walter Dean Meyers and this book is National book ward worthy, but I'll be rooting for Mockingbird by Kathyrn Erskine, a worthy opponent!
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Oct 25, 2010
The Fault in Our Stars
Oh my. I adore this book. It is now topping my all time favorite ya book list! You will laugh and cry. It's a promise!!
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Apr 03, 2012
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