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The Giver (The Giver, #1)
**spoiler alert** This book reminded me of a combination of Anthem, A Brave New World, Uglies and City of Ember. Utopian societies are never as utopia...more
Aug 12, 2009
Aug 09, 2009
The Fault in Our Stars
Ok, just a couple of thoughts about this audio book:
• First of all I'd like to say that I loved the narrator of this audio book! She did a spectacular...more
Feb 21, 2014
Feb 11, 2014
So much to love! Right off the bat the description of the artwork is hilarious. "The artwork in this book was rendered in vegetable-based watercolor,...more
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
Weetzie Bat (Weetzie Bat, #1)
This is a very interesting book. The main concepts that come across through the story is acceptance and love. Eventhough the story is rather fantasitc...more
Dec 29, 2008
Nov 22, 2008
White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)
What if someone could change your luck, your memeories, your dreams and emotions, even kill you with a single touch of their hand? That is exactly wha...more
Aug 06, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
This book came out the year that I graduated from high school and started college. I did not read it as a teen.

I think that the original appeal of thi...more
Jan 06, 2009
Nov 22, 2008
The Chocolate War (Chocolate War, #1)
I did not read this book as a teen. This is not the type of book that I would have choosen to read as a teen.

I think that the original appeal of this...more
Dec 28, 2008
Nov 22, 2008
The Outsiders
I remember reading this book as a teen. It was assigned reading in school.

The original appeal of this book to teens is that it is a relatively easy re...more
Jan 1995
Nov 22, 2008
I did not read this book when I was a teen, but I did read other books similar to this one.

I think the original appeal of this book was the frankness...more
Dec 28, 2008
Nov 22, 2008
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, #1)
This book came out when I was in college, so I didn't read it when I was a teen myself. However, this is the type of book that I would have read as a...more
Jan 04, 2009
Jun 15, 2008
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
This is an interesting alternate history of the beginning of World War I. My favorite genre has always been historical fiction, but I have been readin...more
Aug 2011
Jul 15, 2011
The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)
**spoiler alert** This book was just published in 2004, so I did not read it when I was a teen.

The original appeal of this book for kids is that the m...more
Jan 2009
Nov 22, 2008
The Catcher in the Rye
I actually didn't like this book all that much until I was most of the way through it. I found the main character, Holden, to be a bit of a whiner and...more
Nov 22, 2008
Nov 20, 2007
Maus, Vol. 2: And Here My Troubles Began (Maus, #2)
You should definitely read Maus I before reading this book. You get a much deeper understanding of the father's experiences and the relationship betwe...more
Dec 21, 2008
Nov 22, 2008
This graphic novel has an intriguing basis. It proposes that the afterlife contains spirits who go about their days much like they did during their li...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
Wuthering Heights
I found it difficult to like most of the characters in this book. After all I've heard about this book I was expecting a sweeping love story along the...more
Nov 2011
Oct 24, 2011
Arlene Sardine
**spoiler alert** I only put this book on my children's book bookshelf based on the most general of definitions. This cheery, little picture book foll...more
Nov 04, 2009
Nov 04, 2009
This book is written in parallel storylines including the perpectives of several of the characters in the late 1800s London.

Mary, a young woman who is...more
Aug 19, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
Pi in the Sky
Joss thinks that he's nothing special. He's just the 7th son of the Supreme Overlord of the Universe. Even his job of delivering pies seems to be no b...more
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 07, 2013
Hatchet (Brian's Saga, #1)
I remember reading this book in 5th or 6th grade, before I was technically a teenager.

I think that the original appeal of this book was the adventure...more
Jan 1993
Nov 22, 2008
I really liked this book and loved the illustrations. However, I was disappointed that a book named Chalk and about kids drawing with chalk had illust...more
Jan 24, 2012
Jan 24, 2012
Seventeenth Summer
I found this book to be a very slow read. While the descriptions were wonderful, I feel that they often times overshadowed the plot of the story. I fe...more
Dec 26, 2008
Nov 22, 2008
Help! I'm a Prisoner in the Library
Cute story about two sisters, 10 and 7, who get locked in a library during a blizzard. My question is, who wouldn't want to get locked in a library in...more
Sep 2010
Aug 31, 2010
The Rock and the River
Every teenager struggles with differentiating themselves from their parents and even their siblings. It is part of growing up and developing your own...more
Aug 23, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
Sneaky Sheep
Blossom and Rocky's grumblings remind me of Mo Willems' Pigeon. Cute story about naughty sheep and Murphy the sheep dog charged with their care. Laugh...more
Oct 26, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
Monkey And Me
Very cute! Great for getting children to participate with the story. I used this for storytimes for two year olds about favorite stuffed animals.
Sep 16, 2009
Sep 14, 2009
Shaggy Dogs, Waggy Dogs
Super cute book for any dog lover. Illustrations are beautiful and show what is great about having a dog.
Oct 26, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
This was an interesting book. The main character has to deal with much more than the typical struggles of the average high school student. Aislinn has...more
Jul 28, 2011
Aug 17, 2009
Belong to Me
noun 1. luck in making desirable discoveries by accident

- Related Forms ser·en·dip·i·tous - adjective ser·en·dip·pe...more
Mar 23, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)
Other than the narrator mispronouncing some of the names being highly annoying I really enjoyed the book. Looking forward to the next book to see how...more
Dec 07, 2013
Dec 02, 2013
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