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The Islands at the End of the World (Islands at the End of the World, #1)
3.65
This was a very interesting read about what would happen in the Hawaiian Islands if they were cut of from the mainland even counting technology. It wa ...more
Feb 2015
Aug 12, 2014
 
Rowan of Rin (Rowan of Rin, #1)
3.89
This is such a great coming of age book for 9-11 year olds. It is a quest book with a prophecy. The main character is weak and unsure of himself. He i ...more
Mar 23, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
 
Tamar
3.91
**spoiler alert** THis was a young adult book, but I feel it was more adult. I rarely say that-adult characters,adult feelings, sexual scenes, pregnan ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
 
Elijah of Buxton
3.90
***children's book--This is a fantastic book and a surprise sobbing end. I cried my eyes out.

It is a historical fictional novel taking place in about
...more
Feb 24, 2008
Feb 24, 2008
 
Black Duck
3.69
***kids book This historical fiction novel was a great read. It was presented as a story an old man was telling a young man in present day. It present ...more
Feb 19, 2008
Feb 20, 2008
 
Becoming Ben Franklin: How a Candle-Maker's Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty
3.89
Wow! This author made great use of the different sources for pictures and information. When I first started, I was, here goes another story of Ben Fra ...more
Aug 19, 2014
Aug 19, 2014
 
The Trap
3.40
A very powerful book that makes you think about life. The imagery was so powerful I had to mark sections to re-read. I went to the authors website and ...more
Dec 28, 2009
Dec 28, 2009
 
Halloween
3.97
This was a very cute book about Halloween that brought back many memories. My friend, Eva, said I had to read it. It was good, but oh, so over the top ...more
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Oct 28, 2012
 
Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 (Mouse Guard, #2)
4.15
**spoiler alert** This is a fantastic Graphic Novel by David Petersen. The illustrations are glorious! The colors of winter are represented in this bo ...more
Dec 29, 2009
Dec 30, 2009
 
The Keeper's Shadow (The Longlight Legacy, #3)
3.90
The Longlight legacy was very much appreciated. I was captivated at the struggles between good and evil.

It was interesting that even though the char
...more
Dec 17, 2008
Dec 17, 2008
 
When You Reach Me
4.07
There wasn't the big to-do about this newest Newbery Award Winner. My school librarian put it in my box to read, so I read it.

I was pleasantly surpris
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Apr 20, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
 
Son (The Giver Quartet, #4)
3.96
**spoiler alert** I was excited to start this book because The Giver is one of my favorite of all time books and I collect Lois Lowry books. It did no ...more
Dec 26, 2012
Dec 26, 2012
 
Fatty Legs
3.79
I enjoyed this book. It gives the history of many Inuit children as it happened, that isn't talked about much. Sometimes when I read about things like ...more
Jan 26, 2013
Jan 26, 2013
 
Schooled
3.81
First paragraphwas the best! "I was thirteen the first time I saw a police officer up close. He was arresting me for driving without a license. At the ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Feb 06, 2011
 
The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies, #2)
4.17
This is a sequel that was good until the moment the stupid John Smith just had to see Sarah, his human girl friend. The author wrote her totally out o ...more
Dec 04, 2011
Dec 04, 2011
 
A Templar's Apprentice (Tormod Trilogy #1)
3.72
A quite interesting historical fantasy Y. A. book that takes place in 1307.

A young boy knows he is different because he sees visions that come true. I
...more
Aug 24, 2009
Aug 25, 2009
 
Crash
3.75
I saw this book for many years and didn't pick it up due to the cover. It is somewhat like the cover of The Giver by Lois Lowry; it is not what the bo ...more
Aug 14, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
 
Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka
4.12
I don't know why, but this type of humor always gets to me! I think it is funny when it's actually a biography of Jon Scieszka, the author of the The ...more
Feb 21, 2010
Feb 21, 2010
 
The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2)
4.05
This was a gripping book because I definitely did not know where it was heading. I've been struggling even with the title, the Infinite Sea. Is that b ...more
Jan 17, 2015
Dec 26, 2014
 
Call of the Klondike: A True Gold Rush Adventure
3.81
I've always been interested in the Klondike and Chilcoot Trail since visiting Dawson City 4-5 times with my family. I've always wanted to hike it, sin ...more
Dec 23, 2014
Dec 23, 2014
 
Gone (Gone, #1)
3.86
After I started this book, I soon realized it follow the same story line as The Girl Who Owned the City. Then they added a few science fiction element ...more
Nov 26, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
 
Deadweather and Sunrise (The Chronicles of Egg, #1)
3.91
This is a swashbuckling adventure. You think things can't get any worse but they do. A young man's love for a girl has him making decisions that still ...more
Oct 06, 2014
Oct 06, 2014
 
The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)
4.16
**spoiler alert** My sister said this had more depth than the Hunger Games. I believe it is about equal and am looking forward to the 2nd book. I woul ...more
Dec 26, 2014
Dec 26, 2014
 
A House in the Woods
4.13
A really cute book about animals working together to get something accomplished. The illustrations are what make this book. It is so British! The pigs ...more
Dec 23, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
 
Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1)
4.00
This was a thoroughly satisfying book. My relatives all said it would be so good. I couldn't get past the title as first. I dislike princess books so ...more
Feb 11, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
 
Truth and Salsa
3.72
This book delves into a well adjusted 13 year old. She is mature enough to deal with her dad leaving and her mom's depression. She goes to live with h ...more
Oct 31, 2009
Nov 01, 2009
 
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Joey Pigza, #1)
3.72
This must be my 6th or 7th time through this book. I enjoy it immensely every time and so do my 5th/6th graders. They clap at the end because it is su ...more
Dec 18, 2009
Dec 19, 2009
 
Jake and Lily
3.97
A book that when you first start reading it, leaves you to believe it is going to be a regular "twin" book. You know what I mean: reading minds, shari ...more
Feb 02, 2014
Feb 02, 2014
 
The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #3)
4.10
This was so hilarious in parts that it made me cry.

On page 78 when he gets the bully in trouble: " On the way home, I was wondering if I made the smar
...more
Nov 02, 2009
Nov 03, 2009
 
Operation Yes
3.77
I actually picked this up because of the cover. It was colored as if it were a chalk board with 2 army guys.

It was an interesting read about being a m
...more
Apr 08, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
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