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Here Lies Arthur
3.58
There are eleventy billion books out there based on the King Arthur story, but this is one of the best I've read. It's one of the "realistic" ones: Ar ...more
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Jan 07, 2009
 
Nobody's Princess (Nobody's Princess, #1)
3.68
I don't know what's wrong with me. I want to like the books I read and yet I'm constantly disappointed. Then I read the reviews and other people did l ...more
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Mar 17, 2009
 
The Fight (Drama High, #1)
4.47
If you look through the reviews for this series, you'll see that most of the African-American teens give it 4 or 5 stars, while most of the white adul ...more
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Jul 19, 2009
 
The Floating Islands
3.77
Lots of pros and cons to this one. I'm giving it four stars but don't see myself booktalking it. It will appeal only to specific readers, but it will ...more
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Jun 02, 2011
 
Dust City
3.47
There are a lot of fairytale retellings out there, but none like this one. Even without the fairytale elements, it would have been a great story: noir ...more
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Feb 14, 2011
 
The Big Crunch
3.57
Man, can Pete Hautman write accurately about what it's like to be a teen! The one drawback to this book, and the reason I didn't give it 5 stars, is t ...more
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Mar 28, 2011
 
The Future of Us
3.57
What I liked: The basic premise: What if you could see your status 15 years in the future and realized the smallest decisions could change that future ...more
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Feb 02, 2012
 
The River
3.39
It's a good thing when teen books can't be pigeonholed, when they don't fit neatly into a particular genre, but I felt like this book incorporated so ...more
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May 23, 2011
 
Feedback (Variant, #2)
3.54
Oh, second books. Why do you never live up to expectations? Part of the problem is that we need to have relationships established in order to feel ten ...more
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Nov 20, 2012
 
Okay for Now
4.22
I can't think of any other book that swings from heartbreaking to heartwarming so effectively. Be ready to cry a lot. My one tiny complaint is that so ...more
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Sep 12, 2011
 
Crooked
3.72
Some kids might like the two points-of-view--one a guy's, one a girl's--but some might have preferred just one POV in a shorter book. Does help to hav ...more
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Nov 23, 2007
 
Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)
4.04
If you like super steamy books, you'll love this one. It has an intriguing take on werewolves: What happens when these wild, fierce creatures are unde ...more
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Nov 17, 2010
 
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer (Necromancer, #1)
4.00
As others have pointed out/gushed, this book will please fans of macabre, witty humor and has plenty of magic, thrills, gore, fights, and poignant com ...more
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Jun 25, 2011
 
Iris, Messenger
3.48
I read this as part of a quest to find Percy Jackson read-alikes (which I welcome help with!) and, as you can see from the other reviews, this one com ...more
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Dec 21, 2010
 
Gods of Manhattan (Gods of Manhattan, #1)
3.68
This might please some Percy Jackson fans. What they have in common: Lots of fast-paced action, tough dilemmas for boys who discover secret powers and ...more
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Jan 31, 2011
 
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
3.90
The thing about writing as phenomenally successful a series as Uglies is that all the books you write after will be compared to that series. So here g ...more
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Nov 20, 2009
 
The Story of Owen (Dragon Slayer of Trondheim, #1)
3.89
I know it's not cool to "review" a book you didn't finish, so please take this with a huge grain of salt. I wish Goodreads had a separate category for ...more
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Dec 15, 2014
 
Delirium (Delirium, #1)
4.03
I could just say "What reviewer Tatiana said" because she said it very well, but I'll add a few things. Clearly, lots of readers are loving this book, ...more
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Apr 25, 2011
 
I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver, #1)
3.76
This could so easily be a young adult book, especially now that it's not a ghetto-ized genre any more, but I suppose it will get more readers if it's ...more
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Apr 18, 2010
 
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June
3.74
On the positive side, the voices of the three narrators are funny and engaging. On the negative side, after a while, what was funny and engaging becom ...more
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Nov 28, 2010
 
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
3.79
This is one of those books that I thoroughly enjoyed while I was reading it but then, once I was done, was left unsatisfied--and not just because it's ...more
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Dec 06, 2011
 
Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences
3.45
This book may be suffering from false advertising: from the title and blurbs, I certainly started reading it because I thought it would be a "fun joyr ...more
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Jun 20, 2012
 
The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker
3.79
Really 3.5 stars because Louis Sachar is such a great writer that he can make any story interesting--but not more because he really had to work to mak ...more
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Jul 21, 2010
 
Relic (Books of Eva, #1)
3.29
Read as an ARC...Well, I suppose you can say it's like The Hunger Games in that it's a future dystopia and the main character has to do some wildernes ...more
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Oct 27, 2013
 
I'll Be There
4.03
This is a very hard book to categorize--in fact, it's more like several different books in one. Its success depends on how well the readers likes the ...more
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Jun 28, 2012
 
Kat, Incorrigible (Kat, Incorrigible, #1)
3.97
3.5 stars because I wanted to like it more than I did in the end. It will please fans of spunky young heroines, magic, and general shenanigans. But if ...more
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May 05, 2011
 
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
3.79
Pros: The boy-girl relationship is super romantic, all-consuming, and palpable. And, as other reviewers have pointed out, you really feel the temperat ...more
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Aug 19, 2009
 
What I Saw and How I Lied
3.54
I've got separate reviews for the three different books within this book: historical fiction, suspense, coming-of-age.

As historical fiction, it's 5+ s
...more
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Aug 25, 2009
 
Fever Crumb (Fever Crumb, #1)
3.65
Man, I love Philip Reeve. He has such a way with words--language is as significant a part of his books as the story, characters, setting, themes, etc. ...more
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Aug 21, 2010
 
Insignia (Insignia, #1)
4.15
Other reviews have stated the concerns I had really well but I'll try to sum them up here: Some of the science-y parts require suspension of disbelief ...more
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Nov 15, 2012
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