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The Contender
3.58
Third person narration of Alfred Brook. He lives with his Aunt Pearl. Finds a point to his life in boxing after he quit highs school due to lose of in ...more
Dec 29, 2011
Jan 12, 2012
 
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer (Necromancer, #1)
4.00
Sam is working at a delivery pizza restaurants seems to be enough for now. Yet, when he meets one of his customers he finds a life that he soon can't ...more
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
3.81
Story has a detailed view of the KKK. It has picture and details of betrayal within the KKK that parallels betrayal within a racial group. I would rec ...more
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition
3.73
It is a PG-13 version of Boardwalk Empire. It showed how deep corruption went in both directions to the "bad" organized crime to the "good" of politic ...more
Mar 19, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
Seventeenth Summer
3.09
The book is very romanicised of the Angie Morrow during the 1940s. She is dating Jack, but it seems she puts on heirs. Especially during the dinner sc ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
 
Geek Fantasy Novel
2.88
Ralph has a lot of the cards stacked against him. the one thing that he wanted was the graphic game designer at Monmouth. Yet, there is still hope he ...more
Apr 12, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
Guys Write for Guys Read
3.87
I really didn’t like the collection of short stories written by semi-famous male authors. The stories varied from fiction and nonfiction stories that ...more
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health
4.12
I loved this book!! My favorite is that it discusses all facet of sexual orientation. I would recommend this book for all ages especially in explanati ...more
Mar 19, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
Who Am I Without Him?: A Short Story Collection about Girls and Boys in Their Lives
4.08
A collection of short stories that are on the urban experience. My favorite was "Don't Be Disrespecting Me." Characters were painted as having true di ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
Okay for Now
4.21
Cover isn't really fitting the story. It follows Doug as he and his family adjust to the new town that they have moved to. Everyone thinks that he is ...more
Feb 20, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
 
The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30; Tiffany Aching, #1)
4.22
The book was a bit for the younger audience but it proved to be entertaining a super cute! Tiffany, a young witch in training, has to go on an adventu ...more
Apr 13, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
Tyrell
4.15
Tyrell is a homeless African American boy getting-by in New York with his unsympathetic mother and little brother Sky. He deals with drug use and even ...more
Feb 29, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
 
The Misfits (The Misfits, #1)
3.75
The "Gang of Five" are a group of friends not know for their charisma, but quite the opposite. The five friends are friends because they are the targe ...more
Feb 20, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
 
Beauty Queens
3.57
One of my favorite books! I like how cheesy, but well though out each character was. It fit perfectly with the theme of beauty pageants! It was great ...more
Feb 02, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
 
Bamboo People
3.96
It is a great book in light of the Kony 2012 and the Fallen Whistle campaigns. It takes place in Burma where Chi has no other choice but to join the m ...more
Feb 14, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
 
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
4.10
I love this novel. Juniot voice is quite funny and personal. Alexie capture a very funny and personal life of Junior. From moments of masterbation to ...more
Jan 03, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
 
Tell Us We're Home
3.18
Three narrator perspectives from three first genreation girls that are all friends set in New Jersey. Jaya (Trinidad), Lola (Slovakia, and Maria(Mexic ...more
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
 
Bonechiller
3.76
Dan and his father live in Vancouver where this episodic tale follows the monster. The story does truly parallel Dante's inferno. Ash proves to be the ...more
Apr 19, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
4.05
Juan has a hard life as a slave in the 1700. In turn, he uses poetry as an outlet to express what he sees and experiences throughout his life. I would ...more
Mar 09, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
Forever
3.63
Melissa is in love with Micheal but after the consumation of thier realtionship and the distance it is when their emotions really become complicated. ...more
Jan 03, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.31
I love how in a dystopian future Chicago is still around. Beatrice has the opportunity to join any faction that she wants. The story follows her evolu ...more
Jan 23, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
 
Day of Tears
4.08
This book is a great book to teach because of all the use of the literary devices of flashbacks, point-of-view narrations and so much more! I really l ...more
Feb 04, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
 
Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States
3.64
The collections of bilingual poems were barely noticeable that I was reading a different language. A lot of the themes were of oppression and stereoty ...more
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
Marcelo in the Real World
3.97
I enjoyed Marcel's story. The internal music was a great way to understand the use of an unreliable narrator. I think the relationship that he had wit ...more
Feb 13, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
 
Whale Talk
3.96
T. J who is an adopted 17 year old of black, white, Japanese decent, get a group of guys to join the swim team. One of the members deals with brutal b ...more
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
 
Lock and Key
4.02
Ruby has to move in with her long lost sister Cora and husband after their mother abandons her. They deal with the reason why Cora had left her in the ...more
Feb 21, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
Why I Fight
3.59
I really didn’t enjoy this book that much. The reason is that his uncle was an irritating character, because Wyatt made mistakes and his uncle in a wa ...more
Jan 27, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
Carter Finally Gets It (Carter Finally Gets It, #1)
3.90
Carter has ADD and a libido to match, at least in his mind. He enters his freshman year where he deals with bullies, drinking, and the girl— parts of ...more
Feb 29, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing
3.81
Book is a picture timeline of Janis Joplin. However, it glosses over the darker part of her history of drugs and addiction-- partly due to the fact th ...more
Mar 08, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
The Outsiders
4.01
Ponyboy narrates the story that is set in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the 1960. It follows the Greaser gang that Ponyboy is a part of along with his older brot ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
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