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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
3.19
liked it
After two failed attempts at reading this book, I finally finished The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. After reading An Invisible Sign of My Own, I ...more
Mar 09, 2011
Jun 22, 2010
 
The Book Thief
4.36
really liked it
The Book Thief, a story set in Nazi Germany and based on author Markus Zusak's grandmother, is mostly a work of historical fiction. The only thing tha ...more
Oct 04, 2011
Oct 21, 2010
 
A Snicker of Magic
4.09
really liked it
The first thing I noticed about A Snicker of Magic is that the cover art is similar to Sheila Turnage's Newbery Honor-winning Three Times Lucky, which ...more
Jun 04, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
 
The Night Gardener
4.05
it was amazing
Hooray! It's been a while since I've read a middle-grade or YA title that I really loved. As a result, though I think this is more of a 4.5 star book ...more
Aug 21, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
 
Hokey Pokey
3.28
it was ok
If you asked me what my favorite childhood authors were, a few names would inevitably come up. L.M. Montgomery. C.S. Lewis. E.L. Konigsburg. Norton Ju ...more
May 2013
Apr 24, 2013
 
Bless Me, Ultima
3.74
liked it
Bless Me, Ultima, in true coming-of-age novel fashion, is a book full of conflict. The conflict between Catholicism and shamanism. Mother and father. ...more
Oct 16, 2012
Oct 01, 2012
 
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
3.91
liked it
From the outset, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp didn't seem like a book that I'd much enjoy. It has a folksy narrator (which is the reason th ...more
Jan 06, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
 
Every Day
3.99
liked it
Every day A wakes up in another body. One day a Beyonce look-alike. One day a big burly football player. One day a depressed, suicidal girl. One day a ...more
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
 
Maybe a Fox
4.04
liked it
As many other reviews have stated, this year in children's literature seems to be the Year of the Sad. But on a micro-trend level, maybe also the year ...more
Jul 09, 2016
Jul 08, 2016
 
Bigger than a Bread Box
4.02
really liked it
I expected your run-of-the-mill fantasy story with this one. Girl finds magical bread box that gives her anything that she wishes for, so long as it f ...more
Jan 16, 2012
Oct 20, 2011
 
Bone Gap
3.87
really liked it
I am prone to exclamations as I read a book, whether it's "nononononono" and "omg. omg. omg." for a thriller or laughing hysterically for a funny book ...more
Jan 24, 2016
Jan 21, 2016
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