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Nomansland
3.07
did not like it
Disappointing is the best way to describe this book. The end flap made it sound so good with an excellent premise of an island populated only by women ...more
Jul 18, 2010
Jul 17, 2010
 
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3.85
did not like it
Well this book was misleading. I thought it was the story of Dewey, the cat that lived in the library (as the title leads you to believe). This is mos ...more
Feb 2009
Sep 25, 2008
 
Oz: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
4.08
liked it
I absolutely loved the graphics in this book, but I felt the diagolue was a bit forced. It was awkward and at times took away from the awesome imagery ...more
Jan 24, 2010
Jan 16, 2010
 
Because of Mr. Terupt
4.34
it was amazing
Amazing. Simply amazing.

One of the best books about teachers I've read in a long time. And Buyea really did an excellent job of writing children real
...more
Dec 24, 2010
Oct 05, 2010
 
A Season of Gifts (A Long Way from Chicago, #3)
3.96
it was ok
I liked reading about Grandma Dowdel again, but it just wasn't the same without Joey and Mary Alice. It was an okay read, but not something I would pi ...more
Feb 22, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
 
How Oliver Olson Changed the World
3.67
liked it
I was looking for a cute and carefree book to booktalk to a bunch of third graders. I came across this book on a list of best books of the year and I ...more
Oct 19, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
 
The Night Bookmobile
3.48
it was ok
**spoiler alert** This was strange. I knew it was going to be when I picked it up, but it was really strange. And depressing. I can handle depressing ...more
Dec 07, 2010
Nov 14, 2010
 
Flygirl
3.94
liked it
I waited a long time to read this book. And to be truthful, the main reason I wanted to read it was because the main characters name is Ida Mae. Just ...more
Aug 23, 2009
Feb 22, 2009
 
North of Beautiful
3.92
really liked it
Terra lives with a large port wine stain on almost half of her face. She has learned to deal with her abnormality with makeup and by sculpting her bod ...more
Aug 10, 2009
May 21, 2009
 
Wings (Wings, #1)
3.75
liked it
This book was entertaining, but I really don't have much to say about it. I read quickly and then I just didn't care about it anymore. I'll probably r ...more
Mar 26, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
 
Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies
3.71
really liked it
This book was incredibly witty, appealing to both child and adult readers. There are funny illustrations and the plot itself is very entertaining. Two ...more
Sep 29, 2010
Sep 29, 2010
 
Yellow Star
4.19
it was amazing
This book hit me hard. In a way similar to The Book Thief. It is written in verse, so it goes very fast. The fact that it is based on a real person ma ...more
Mar 2008
Feb 03, 2008
 
Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood, #5)
3.90
it was amazing
This was the perfect way to end this story. Ten years after we left the Sisterhood and it was written beautifully.

All the girls are now 29 and in very
...more
Jul 18, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
 
Girl Parts
3.03
did not like it
This was weird. I didn't like any of the characters. The author even tried to make the robot girl more likable and human but instead I was just grosse ...more
Feb 24, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
 
Boy Meets Boy
3.85
really liked it
This audio book was excellent. Full Cast Audio is able to make a novel into a play in the best way.

Boy Meets Boy is the story of Paul, an openly gay h
...more
May 17, 2009
May 18, 2009
 
A Monster Calls
4.36
it was amazing
This book is simple yet complicated. Connor lives his life trying to be normal, but he just can't be because his mother is dying of terminal cancer an ...more
Mar 18, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
 
The Adventures of Beanboy (Beanboy #1)
3.98
really liked it
I really like how this book dealt with so many issues without being "preachy". Our main character, Tucker, lives with his single mom and special needs ...more
Jan 24, 2013
Feb 08, 2013
 
Take a Bow
3.91
really liked it
Told in four voices this book tells the story of the senior year at a performing arts high school in New York City. Sophie the singer, Emme the songwr ...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
 
Bigger than a Bread Box
4.02
really liked it
Such a wonderful way to handle such a difficult topic.

Twelve year old Rebecca tells the story of her parents separation. Her parents have been fightin
...more
Jan 21, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
 
Hunger (Riders of the Apocalypse, #1)
3.55
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I loved how it took a huge issue that a lot of teen girls deal with, body image and eating disorders, and twisted it into ...more
Feb 06, 2011
Feb 06, 2011
 
The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir
4.05
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** This is one of the best books I've read all year. I didn't want to put it down and read it every waking minute I could.

I first learn
...more
Jun 29, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
 
The Chosen One
3.85
really liked it
Williams delivers a very well written book. The story follows Kyra, a 13 year old girl leaving on a polygamous compound. She fiercely loves her family ...more
May 03, 2009
May 03, 2009
 
Wintergirls
3.98
liked it
**spoiler alert** I thought this book was really well written (as all Laurie Halse Anderson books are), I just couldn't get into it. I think a lot of ...more
Apr 26, 2009
Apr 26, 2009
 
Glimpse
3.85
liked it
This novel was written in verse and was a very fast read. And it deals with very heavy subject matter. Hope's older sister Lizzie tried to commit suic ...more
Jul 14, 2010
Jul 13, 2010
 
Wonder
4.42
it was amazing
This book is beyond fantastic. It's one of the best books I've read in a really long time. I think the big reason that it is so successful is the stro ...more
Apr 2012
Mar 30, 2012
 
Bruiser
4.04
liked it
This book was not what I expected.

I listened to it and I loved how each voice was read by a different person. It really helped me understand the char
...more
Oct 11, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
 
Fairest of All (Whatever After, #1)
4.04
liked it
I found this book only okay, but an eight or nine year old girl would LOVE this book. Frankly any elementary aged girl would love this book.

Abby is ou
...more
May 13, 2012
May 11, 2012
 
This Is What I Did
3.60
really liked it
This books was simple (it was written in prose), but it had a complex theme and plot. It was not told in a linear fashion, with flashbacks happening a ...more
Dec 19, 2008
Dec 15, 2008
 
Glow (Sky Chasers, #1)
3.53
it was ok
Ugh. I'm so disappointed in this book. It had such a good premise and was actually quite good up until the end. The last part if the book just made me ...more
Jan 29, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
 
The Silent Land
3.62
really liked it
This is a book that I will not soon forget.

Zoe and Jake are on a skiing vacation and get caught in an avalanche. They manage to dig themselves out on
...more
Jun 07, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
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