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You Are Stardust
My favorite type of information (bats and whales get their friends to babysit! You exhale pollen every time you breathe,) presented in my favorite way ...more
Dec 12, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
100 Sideways Miles
Solid, funny dialogue create an offbeat read with depth that is a great pick for teen boys. Teenage hijinks, high school parties and the awkwardness o ...more
Oct 27, 2014
Oct 27, 2014
The Book Thief
Jesus, Mary and Joseph. I LOVED this book!! The oddly endearing colloquialisms of Himmel street have worked their way into my vocabulary in much the s ...more
Oct 02, 2009
Aug 10, 2009
The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story
100% just laughed out loud. Numerous times.

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Does your todo list during the Holiday
Dec 02, 2012
Dec 02, 2012
Falling In
A fun quirky and inventive fantasy for elementary and middle school readers. While different in tone than Kate DiCamillo's Tale of Desperaux, the auth ...more
May 23, 2010
May 25, 2010
not set
Dec 18, 2014
100 Cupboards  (100 Cupboards, #1)
An ultimately enjoyable fantasy story well suited for the middle school crowd. The actual story left many questions unanswered, and it really only scr ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
No Passengers Beyond This Point
If you like you’re mysteries laced with fantasy, and your stories to take unexpected twists, No Passengers Beyond this Point is for you. After they lo ...more
not set
Mar 13, 2011
I'm not gonna lie. I didn't love this book. If I had to give it a rating based on just what I thought about it, it'd get a big, fat, 1. But I have iss ...more
Nov 2009
Nov 16, 2009
Maybe more like 2 1/2 stars? 3? I liked the writing style but thought the story was just ok. A steamy cross cultural love affair set against the buil ...more
not set
Jun 29, 2010
Marcelo in the Real World
A beautiful glimpse into the fictional mind of a high functioning autistic boy on the brink of adult hood.

At his father's insistence, 17 year old Marc
Nov 30, 2009
Jan 03, 2010
House of Secrets (House of Secrets, #1)
This book was getting alot of buzz as THE book to promote to Harry Potter and Rick Riordan fans this summer, and I was so excited to read it, I'm a hu ...more
Jun 28, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Lucky Breaks (The Hard Pan Trilogy, #2)
I love quirky characters and novels that have a strong sense of place and Susan Patron's books featuring Lucky Trimble have both. I adore Lucky. She's ...more
Jan 2009
Mar 27, 2009
Gone with the Wind
There's something involving me and family vacations that always results in my having to read incredibly long classics. Last time it was Atlas Shrugged ...more
Apr 2011
Mar 29, 2011
Once Was Lost
I LOVE Sarah Zarr--This is her 3rd book and it didn't disappoint. Her ability to capture the teenage experience is incredible and her writing style is ...more
Oct 2009
Oct 16, 2009
Hate List
When Valerie's boyfriend Nick turned to her one morning before school, and said, "Let's finish this" she thought he was going to stick up for her in a ...more
not set
Jan 04, 2010
The Things a Brother Knows
Finally!!! A strong entry in to the (way to small!!) genre of books that deals with the ongoing war(s) in the middle east and the impact they have on ...more
not set
Jan 21, 2011
I had a hard time getting into this book which received rave reviews and made it onto 3 different best of the year lists. I found the writing jilted a ...more
Jan 19, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
I tagged this book as scary only because it was promoted as such--I personally found it anything but. A delightfully creepy cover and prepub book trai ...more
Mar 2012
Mar 30, 2012
Creepy Carrots!
Marc Brown is quickly becoming one of my favorite illustrators. He has a talent for conveying emotions that both children and their adults can relate ...more
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
Red Moon at Sharpsburg
Meh-I didn't love the book, and I can't quite figure out why. It may just not have been the right book for me at the right time. It was a well written ...more
not set
Mar 25, 2009
Tiger Moon
A richly layered fairytale set in colonial India. After getting caught stealing an amulet from a god, Farhad a young thief, is given the seemingly imp ...more
May 24, 2009
May 28, 2009
Sparrow Road
I was blase about this whimsical book that was well reviewed by all the major journals (booklist gave it a star and even kirkus had nice things to say ...more
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
The Sky is Everywhere
Beautiful (and poetic) writing combine with quirky characters to create a wonderful story about love, loss, and life. When 17 year old Lennie's older ...more
not set
Jan 17, 2011
I loved this picture book about a boy, Oliver, who feels different from everyone else so he spends most of his time alone reading and dreaming...until ...more
Mar 02, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
Three Bags Full
Did I love this book or hate it? I have no idea. But I think I may have loved it. And it definitely made for a lively book discussion. I wanted a litt ...more
Aug 2010
Sep 09, 2010
Cracked Up to Be
Former perfect girl Parker Fadley has fallen. She might not graduate. She's drinking in school. She no longer has any friends. She's on suicide watch. ...more
not set
May 27, 2010
Season of Ice
Slow pacing and a richly described setting (Northern Maine in the winter)combine to create a well written story about a girl searching for her father. ...more
Jan 2009
Dec 16, 2009
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
As I mentioned before, Bella drove me crazy in this book, but for some reason she was much easier to stand in the audio. I finished the book this time ...more
not set
Aug 26, 2009
Girls in White Dresses
I loved this book. And yes, I realize that I've been saying that a lot lately. I guess I'm maybe finally getting back to that point in my life where I ...more
Sep 02, 2011
Aug 13, 2011
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