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I Pledge Allegiance (Vietnam, #1)
4.00
This is a great coming of age war story for both young adults and adults alike. It's the story of four young reluctant teens who all decide to join th ...more
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Dec 18, 2011
 
Holes (Holes, #1)
3.90
Holes is a charming little adventure/fantasy/alternate reality yarn about a young man named Stanley Yelnats. Yes, that is Stanley spelled forwards and ...more
Sep 28, 2011
Oct 05, 2011
 
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
3.75
Nick and Norah's infinite playlist is an interesting book with a twist. It's different in that the story is told from two first person perspectives. N ...more
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Dec 18, 2011
 
Parrotfish
3.75
I enjoyed Parrotfish and think it's an important addition to any YA bookshelf in this day and age. The struggles of the LGBT community are real and mo ...more
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Nov 14, 2011
 
The Outsiders
4.01
The Outsiders is a fantastic coming of age tale about youth in the late 60s. It perfectly captures the rivalry between the haves and havenots growing ...more
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Nov 14, 2011
 
Orcs: Forged for War
3.51
I really enjoyed this graphic novel but then I'm a huge fan of both fantasy and war stories and this is a great combination of both. A word of warning ...more
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Nov 14, 2011
 
Whale Talk
3.96
Whale Talk was my second favorite read of the semester. I truly couldn't put it down. What an incredible, moving, powerful coming of age tale. We foll ...more
Oct 04, 2011
Oct 05, 2011
 
Annie on My Mind
3.95
I actually really enjoyed this book! This is the story of two young women who fall in love and have to negotiate the pitfalls and obstacles of young/t ...more
Sep 20, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
 
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1-2)
4.20
Persepolis is an autobiography of a young girl growing up in Iran during both the Iran-Iraq war and the Islamic Revolution that engulfed the country.

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Aug 31, 2011
 
Fallen Angels
3.98
"We're all dead over here. We're just trying to get home and back to life."

Richie Perry is a young African-American from Harlem who, for lack of bette
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Sep 14, 2011
Sep 03, 2011
 
Wintergirls
3.99
This was by far and away my favorite book of our semester. This book blew me away. I had no idea how I would feel or even get into a book about a youn ...more
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Nov 14, 2011
 
Sunrise Over Fallujah
3.72
Another exploration into war by the prolific YA adult author Walther Dean Myers. This time Myers takes a pull no punches look at modern warfare as exp ...more
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Dec 18, 2011
 
Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)
4.34
What an incredible tale of a true survivor of the holocaust. Spiegalman's use of the graphic novel format brings a depth and realism that is hard to e ...more
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Aug 31, 2011
 
Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began (Maus, #2)
4.45
The second part of Art Spiegalman's brilliant and heart wrenching tale begins where the first part left off. After trying to elude the Nazi's and thei ...more
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Aug 31, 2011
 
Anya's Ghost
3.85
This is a highly entertaining graphic novel about a young Russian immigrant girl trying to find her identity and where it lies between her American fr ...more
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
 
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
3.97
I grew up with fantasy and am a huge lover of the genre. Fantasy is so interesting in that even books not specifically directed to young adults still ...more
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Aug 31, 2011
 
The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Cycle, #2)
4.06
The Tombs of Atuan is the continuation of the cycle of Earthsea begun by Le Guin in A Wizard of Earthsea. In much the same way that the first book is ...more
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Aug 31, 2011
 
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Persepolis, #3-4)
4.20
Marjane Satrapi continues her story as first related in Persepolis with this second addition of the tale. Here we see her shipped off to Austria to go ...more
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Aug 31, 2011
 
The Chocolate War (Chocolate War, #1)
3.47
Not one of my favorite reads this semester. I found it a bit dull and unintersting although there were aspects of it that intrigued me. The way the ad ...more
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Nov 14, 2011
 
Paper Towns
4.02
Paper Towns is an intersting book based on peoples perceptions of each other and how wrong and mis-informed those impressions can be. It's an interest ...more
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Nov 14, 2011
 
Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1)
3.73
I REALLY loved this book. It was an incredible, absorbing, fast paced adventure in a world that, as I moved through it with Nailer and Lucky Girl, I r ...more
Nov 08, 2013
Oct 17, 2013
 
The Running Man
3.74
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Jan 04, 2014
 
The Foundation Trilogy (Foundation, #1-3)
4.37
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Jan 04, 2014
 
Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War
4.11
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Dec 17, 2013
 
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
4.00
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Jan 04, 2014
 
Red Thunder Tropic Lightning: The World of a Combat Division in Vietnam
3.77
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Apr 25, 2013
Aug 24, 2011
 
The Icewind Dale Trilogy Collector's Edition (Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale, #1-3; Legend of Drizzt, #4-6)
4.26
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Jan 04, 2014
 
Second Foundation (Foundation, #3)
4.20
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Oct 17, 2013
 
The Dark Elf Trilogy Collector's Edition (Forgotten Realms: Dark Elf Trilogy, #1-3; Legend of Drizzt, #1-3)
4.32
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Jan 04, 2014
 
Battle Flag (The Starbuck Chronicles, #3)
3.98
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Dec 17, 2013
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