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How I Live Now
how i live now has been called a modern-day Jane Eyre – which I can dig, had Bronte’s novel been set during a terrorist occupation and featured incest ...more
Jun 2007
May 21, 2007
The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman
Gawky Kate Bjorkman has a rapier wit, genius IQ, and coke-bottle glasses. She’s been in love with Richard, her former neighbor and brother’s best frie ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 06, 2007
Magic or Madness (Magic or Madness, #1)
I’ve never been into books about dragons and fairies and whatnot (I don’t even care for Lord of the Rings), but Larbalestier’s magic is so suffused wi ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 06, 2007
King Dork (King Dork, #1)
I had mixed feelings about King Dork. Namely, I loved the concept, but wasn’t so hot on the execution. Tom is a funny, smart, self-deprecating narrato ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 06, 2007
Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl, #1)
I really wanted to like this book. In fact, I expected to devour it. I heard the author speak on a panel at ALA this year and found her articulate, ch ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 06, 2007
Rats Saw God
I had high expectations for Thomas’s first novel because I’m a fan of Veronica Mars, the teen noir television show he created. Ultimately, I ended up ...more
Jul 2007
May 16, 2007
Bringing up the Bones
**spoiler alert** Post-high school and pre-college, Bridget mourns her best friend Benji, who died in a car crash following the pair's short-lived lov ...more
Jun 2007
Jul 06, 2007
Bad Boy: A Memoir
Acclaimed young adult author Myers (Monster, Shooter)describes his childhood and teenage years in Harlem, couching his narrative in family history and ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 06, 2007
Summer of Fear
I read this book in middle school along with Duncan’s other horror/fantasy novels and became obsessed with the paranormal. Like the main character, Ra ...more
Jul 2007
Aug 10, 2007
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol I: The Pox Party
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May 17, 2007
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