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One Crazy Summer (Gaither Sisters, #1)
3.92
Maybe 2 1/2 stars because I really liked the relationship between the three sisters. The book takes place in 1968 and three sisters are sent from Broo ...more
Aug 06, 2010
Mar 22, 2012
 
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
4.01
I liked the story OK but I felt it was poorly written. I read once that using adverbs as descriptors is an easy out for writers. For instance, "She da ...more
Sep 2010
Mar 22, 2012
 
Something Borrowed
3.80
**spoiler alert** I was absolutely under the wrong impression about what this book would be like. I blame the movie trailer for that, because OBVIOUSL ...more
May 20, 2011
Mar 22, 2012
 
Forbidden
4.07
It was OK, but disturbing. I would have given it one more star if it didn't seem so pro-sibling-incest to the point of being preachy. Trying to rally ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
Countdown
3.90
It's 1962 and Franny is waiting for the world to end in nuclear war. At school she watches videos that tell her to "duck and cover" if she sees a brig ...more
Jul 28, 2010
Mar 22, 2012
 
I Am the Messenger
4.11
How was this a Printz Honor Book? The story kept me interested, but I couldn't help rolling my eyes at the narrator, who started delivering random mes ...more
May 2009
Mar 22, 2012
 
Out of My Mind
4.36
Melody is 11 years old but has never been able to sing, play, or tell her parents she loves them. She is smart, funny, and loving, but can't express h ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Mar 22, 2012
 
Melonhead
3.52
3 1/2 stars... I find it hard to rate books at this level, but I can say it's cute for 3rd/4th grade boys. It's kind of like Fudge or Stink. The jokes ...more
Oct 02, 2009
Mar 22, 2012
 
Rascal
4.09
When I first read this book in 5th grade, it was one of my favorites. After re-reading, I'm not really sure why. Not because it's an awful book, but m ...more
Jul 21, 2010
Mar 22, 2012
 
Paper Towns
4.02
John Green could write the phone book and it would crack me up. But I actually really liked this story, too. Yeah, it is another story about a guy in ...more
Feb 16, 2009
Mar 22, 2012
 
Free Baseball
3.75
I was pleasantly surprised by this book, as I often am by sports stories. It's about the son of a Cuban baseball player who rafted over to Florida wit ...more
Mar 18, 2009
Mar 22, 2012
 
Word After Word After Word
3.81
This book is a fictionalized story of Patricia MacLachlan's experiences with talking to fourth graders about writing. I loved reading the poems writte ...more
Aug 24, 2010
Mar 22, 2012
 
How to Steal a Dog
3.88
Short and well-written. The author portrays a serious topic, homelessness, perfectly for a younger audience. Georgina's shame over her situation and a ...more
Apr 08, 2010
Mar 22, 2012
 
Wintergirls
3.99
I was thinking about this book for days after I read it. I thought it was very insightful. Not as moving as Speak was for me, but I would recommend it ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
11 Birthdays (Willow Falls, #1)
4.15
I really enjoyed this book. There's a bit of a magical twist, but the magic aspect wasn't overpowering, so if kids who don't like fantasy need a fanta ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
The Liberation of Gabriel King
3.92
I loved this book. It deals with racism in a way that's not too heavy for 4th or 5th graders, and manages to be funny despite the serious subject. Gre ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
Shark Girl
3.87
About a girl struggling after losing her arm in a shark attack. Told in verse, which I love, and it works especially well with such an emotional topic ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
Oggie Cooder
3.63
Great for 3rd or 4th graders, especially boys. It's funny without being too cutesy (even though it has its moments).
May 30, 2010
Mar 22, 2012
 
Eleven
3.43
The audio version was painfully slow for the entire first hour, but overall a good story.
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
Each Little Bird that Sings
4.07
I cried for the entire last two discs. Not such a great way to start the work day. [sob:]
Mar 12, 2009
Mar 22, 2012
 
Edward's Eyes
3.90
Good story, but such a downer. I didn't like that Edward was so perfect.
Mar 2009
Mar 22, 2012
 
The Secret Garden
4.10
Too bad it was so long. Loved the movie, though.
Jan 05, 2009
Mar 22, 2012
 
Wild Girl
3.76
Short, sweet, and touching.
Nov 09, 2009
Mar 22, 2012
 
Mockingbird
4.17
Mockingbird is written from the perspective of a fifth-grader with Asperger Syndrome whose brother was killed in a school shooting. Recommended by All ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
Fat Kid Rules the World
3.80
None
Sep 24, 2008
Mar 22, 2012
 
The Outsiders
4.01
None
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
Clementine (Clementine, #1)
3.87
None
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
The Wednesday Wars - Audio
4.06
None
Dec 09, 2008
Mar 22, 2012
 
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
3.85
None
Jul 30, 2009
Mar 22, 2012
 
The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had
4.08
None
not set
Mar 22, 2012
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