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155
The Fault in Our Stars
4.37
I tried to mark passages I thought were beautiful, but how can I tab every page? I suppose I'll just have to reread it over and over until I memorize ...more
Jan 13, 2012
Jun 28, 2011
 
199
Mosquitoland
4.03
I added a 2015 Nerdy Book Club shortlist shelf (6 weeks early) just so I could put this book on it. Mosquitoland is an incredible book because of the ...more
Nov 16, 2014
Nov 15, 2014
 
188
I Kill the Mockingbird
3.81
My husband read this book out loud to me during a 5 hour road trip across West Texas. Because of this delightful book, I will always remember this tri ...more
Jun 08, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
 
178
Eleanor & Park
4.16
I read this over the summer and never recorded it. I was probably too emotionally overwhelmed at the time to review it. Outstanding, haunting story wi ...more
Jul 22, 2013
Feb 03, 2013
 
193
Love Letters to the Dead
3.83
I will admit that it took me awhile to fall into this book. As Laurel continued to tell her story, I grew more attached to her. I cried through the la ...more
Aug 26, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
 
48
Paper Towns
3.99
If you have not read Looking for Alaska by John Green, log off your computer, drive to the nearest Barnes & Noble, and pick up a copy right now. J ...more
Dec 30, 2008
Sep 13, 2008
 
186
We Were Liars
3.87
Beautiful and broken. I will be thinking about this one for a long time.
May 18, 2014
Nov 30, 2013
 
91
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
3.96
Just finished If I Stay and I am still misty-eyed. Deserving of every star I could give it.
Jul 30, 2009
Jun 11, 2009
 
218
Orbiting Jupiter
4.42
Beautiful and devastating. Don't miss this one, but get tissue for the inevitable sobbing.
May 2015
Feb 13, 2015
 
211
The Boy in the Black Suit
3.94
A quiet and beautiful story about a young man coming to terms with his mother's death and its aftermath. Jason Reynolds is a remarkable talent.
Mar 14, 2015
Jan 07, 2015
 
215
None of the Above
3.98
Interesting, informative and engaging to read. So much more than an "issue" novel. I appreciated that Kristin's challenges involved more than her inte ...more
Apr 11, 2015
Apr 11, 2015
 
160
Where Things Come Back
3.82
I appreciate some books, but I don't necessarily enjoy them. This is one of those times. Weaving together 2 seemingly disparate stories, Whaley explor ...more
Dec 24, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
 
41
Peak (Peak #1)
3.97
I have several students who jokingly tell each other, "Climb high, sleep low," when they have a problem, great advice from Peak! This is definitely a ...more
not set
Jan 26, 2008
 
189
I'll Give You the Sun
4.14
Sad and beautiful. Jandy Nelson has a knack for drawing complex, flawed characters that make mistakes, yet endear themselves to you. The scene where J ...more
Jul 2014
Jul 02, 2014
 
180
Fangirl
4.19
Brilliant and tender. Rainbow Rowell joins my YA Pantheon alongside Libba Bray, Jo Knowles, Jon Green, Amy King, Rick Yancey, and Maggie Stiefvater.
Nov 02, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
 
172
Endangered
4.10
Part adventure story. Part socially and political commentary. Wholly remarkable.
Dec 26, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
95
Marcelo in the Real World
3.96
This was a touching story that defies categorization: part family story, part love story, part crime story. What will stick with me is the beauty of M ...more
Dec 05, 2009
Jun 12, 2009
 
190
100 Sideways Miles
3.93
Andrew Smith is a twisted genius. I love the circular nature of his books, circling back to seemingly unimportant details until the significance emerg ...more
Jul 06, 2014
Jul 06, 2014
 
126
Beauty Queens
3.57
Hilarious and irreverent, Bray lampoons reality television, advertising, beauty pageants, pirates, boy bands, and politics in this bizarre story about ...more
Mar 15, 2011
Oct 22, 2010
 
97
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
3.91
I love John Green and David Levithan, but I was disappointed in this new book co-authored by them. Written in alternating chapters, from the viewpoint ...more
Nov 22, 2009
Aug 04, 2009
 
171
See You at Harry's
4.08
So many people told me to read this book, but I was worried that it would make me sad. It did. I cried buckets. Jo Knowles writes the most honest fami ...more
Oct 30, 2012
Dec 04, 2011
 
173
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
4.31
Beautiful and fragile story about love and its complexities.
Feb 02, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
 
72
Waiting for Normal
4.00
**spoiler alert** Even though my tears have not dried, I feel compelled to dash off a review of Waiting for Normal.

Twelve year old Addie has never had
...more
Mar 02, 2009
Jun 22, 2008
 
71
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
3.83
Frankie Landau-Banks is a sweet girl with brains, looks, and more money than some. She goes to an exclusive prep school and has tons of friends. The p ...more
Jan 30, 2009
Jul 01, 2008
 
104
The Sky is Everywhere
4.06
It took me a few chapters to fall into this book. I thought inside family jokes and nicknames were a little too cute and seemed forced-- until I reali ...more
Jul 14, 2010
Mar 06, 2010
 
192
The Summer of Letting Go
4.06
Since Frankie's little brother drowned four years ago, her family has been broken. She blames herself and remains disconnected from her fragile mother ...more
Jul 30, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
 
149
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
3.92
A.S. King has moved to the top of my favorite YA authors list. She doesn't just write about realistic kids, she writes about kids who are just like I ...more
Oct 14, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
 
38
The Schwa Was Here (Antsy Bonano, #1)
3.91
I do not usually read the same books to my class year after year, but this one has been an annual favorite with my sixth graders for the past four yea ...more
Jan 2002
Jan 26, 2008
 
176
Winger (Winger, #1)
4.13
Brutally honest. Funny and heart-wrenching in turn. Look for Winger on every best book list this year. It's certainly on mine.
Aug 03, 2013
May 07, 2013
 
214
I'll Meet You There
4.06
Honest and powerful. Grab the tissues!
Apr 09, 2015
Feb 10, 2015
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