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The Terrible Two
This book was just plain fun, and very well-executed. I wish that Niles and Miles were my friends in real life.
May 06, 2015
May 06, 2015
Liar, Liar: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Deception
After reading this book, I have no idea who I would ever give it to.

Several (reliable?) professional book review publications have reviewed "Liar, Lia
May 02, 2011
May 03, 2011
Everybody Sees the Ants
This is one of those times when I wish I could give a book a half star, or that goodreads would allow for a 10 star rating system. This was a 3.5 for ...more
Dec 28, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
Ready Player One
This was an immensely fun read! Even though I was born in 1983 and therefore too young to experience or remember much of the referenced 80s pop cultur ...more
Dec 07, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
Hikaru no Go, Vol. 4: Divine Illusions (Hikaru no Go, #4)
I think anyone who picks up this volume is going to have a little chuckle, since the plot arc in this particular book is focused on Hikaru discovering ...more
May 12, 2011
May 13, 2011
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
Okay, so if I was a fourteen year-old boy and someone handed me this book, it would have blown my mind. I feel a bit like I came to the Ender's Game p ...more
Mar 19, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
Snow Crash
So my boyfriend had been badgering me to read this book for years and after finally getting around to it, I'm ashamed it took me so long to pick it up ...more
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
The Whipping Boy
The Whipping Boy is a much shorter story than the majority of Newbery Award winners, and reads like a folk story. When Prince Brat decides to run away ...more
May 06, 2013
May 13, 2013
I would have given this book a better rating, but there were two things that bothered me:

1) I did not understand any of the football lingo at all. Now
Aug 20, 2009
Aug 21, 2009
I actually really enjoyed this, and I like books that showcase different characters' perspectives on a situation. What I actually liked best was that ...more
Mar 04, 2012
Mar 05, 2012
Ultimate Spider-Man, Vol. 6: Venom
I think I have a wee crush on the Bendis Spider-Man series. I've really enjoyed his interpretation of the character and he does an excellent job of sh ...more
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
The Boundless
I'm not really sure what to call this book. Historical Mystery Fantasy? How about "Historical Fystary."

In short, this was a re-imagining of the constr
Mar 31, 2015
Apr 01, 2015
Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity
Astronaut Academy, I'm still not sure how I feel about you.

I want to be all kinds in love with this GN, and it was definitely funny at times, but some
Jul 14, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
The New Avengers, Vol. 1: Breakout
I really enjoyed the New Avengers. To be honest, I really wasn't sure if I'd like it since it sounded as though it might get so meta that I would have ...more
Aug 20, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 1 (Rurouni Kenshin, #1)
So, I think I might have a crush on a manga character for the first time since I was 13. Kenshin is a cutie.

I purchased the first volume of Kenshin ba
Nov 16, 2011
Nov 17, 2011
Rust Vol. 1: Visitor in the Field
This is amazing. How is not getting more attention? Apparently my library linked this graphic novel back in March and I never saw it once until a coup ...more
Aug 21, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2)
**spoiler alert** Patrick Ness does such a fabulous job presenting the politics and psychology behind war in a way that's interesting and engaging. Th ...more
May 11, 2011
May 12, 2011
Brain Jack
In the not-too-distant future, wunderkind hacker Sam Wilson is recruited by Homeland Security to help protect the United States against terrorists wit ...more
Jan 08, 2011
Jan 08, 2011
A Monster Calls
I think this book has received enough praise from others, so I don't feel the need to sell it. Needless to say, it was fabulous, it made me think, it ...more
Dec 13, 2011
Dec 14, 2011
Every Day (Every Day, #1)
**spoiler alert** I loved this! I picked it up a couple of years ago and then never got past like the 10th page. Why did I do that? That was dumb.

Apr 08, 2014
Apr 09, 2014
Lost in the Sun
I don't know how Lisa Graff has time to feel all the feelings she has to have felt in order to write these emotionally devastating books.

Like "Absolut
Jun 17, 2015
Mar 24, 2015
This was absolutely fabulous. I really enjoyed that the author used the story to address some difficult topics in a fun and entertaining way. While th ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future
Welcome back Dav Pilkey!

A couple of things to point out:

1) George Beard and Harold Hutchins are not real people. They did not write the book. They are
Aug 20, 2010
Aug 20, 2010

This blew me away. It's a Disney meets noir combination that I never expected, nor would have been terribly interested in had someone not opened
Jul 2012
Jul 02, 2012
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself (Big Nate Novels, #1)
I enjoyed this book, but not as much as I thought it would. I generally pick up anything I see that looks like a Wimpy Kid read-alike, and while the f ...more
May 23, 2010
May 24, 2010
Anything But Typical
This was a wonderful story, told from the point of view of a 12 year-old boy named Jason, who has autism. While he does not like to communicate verbal ...more
Jun 25, 2009
Jun 26, 2009
Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths
What was odd about this one was that somehow the fact that the characters are so cartoonish made it even more grotesque when they were blown to pieces ...more
Oct 11, 2011
Oct 12, 2011
Book of the Dead (TombQuest, #1)
This is an entirely predictable, uncreative adventure story involving mummies that come back to life, booby-traps, and kids doing things that, (shocki ...more
May 10, 2015
May 11, 2015
This was way fun, especially if you're a sucker for disaster scenarios like yours truly. At first I was a little bit put off by the ending--I wanted m ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Feb 03, 2011
The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #7)
I'm not even sure why I keep reading these. It's kind of like the same jokes over and over again at this point. I guess I just think they're really gr ...more
Nov 20, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
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