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Looking for Alaska
Some of the things I loved about this book:
- "The Great Perhaps"
- famous last words
- the teacher Dr. Hyde
- the notes I found tucked inside the dust j...more
Apr 28, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
Hate That Cat
A novel in verse, I read this entire book while sitting in the waiting room of the doctor's office this week. It is a follow up to the endearing Love...more
Apr 07, 2010
Apr 09, 2010
Marked (House of Night #1)
Yes, I admit, I read another teenage vampire book.

This one was a gift from my secret Santa at work. I was looking for a quick read to finish in 2009...more
Dec 31, 2009
Dec 26, 2009
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
This is the third young adult science-fiction/dystopia trilogy that I have finished recently, and again by the time the third book came around I felt...more
Dec 07, 2013
Nov 30, 2013
Criss Cross
So maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind?

Criss Cross won the Newbery Award in 2006. I wanted to like this book, but honestly it just bored me. I h...more
Jan 24, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)
This book has been on fire at our school, so I decided to see what it is all about. I am disappointed, I was hoping it would live up to the hype, but...more
Jun 21, 2009
Jun 21, 2009
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
Exquisite. Enchanting. The language in this book! This is a story that will stretch your imagination and open you up to a world unlike anything you th...more
Sep 20, 2014
Aug 31, 2013
Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)
"She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know w...more
Apr 17, 2009
Aug 24, 2008
Wow - Laurie Halse Anderson gracefully and artfully took a difficult subject and turned it into a wonderful novel. I have had this book sitting on my...more
Sep 07, 2008
Sep 05, 2008
Twilight (Twilight, #1)

Ever heard that word before? I learned it in my adolescent literature class a few summers ago. Here's the definition:
A Bildungsroman is...more
Mar 07, 2008
Mar 08, 2008
Abandon (Abandon, #1)
As a child, I did a class presentation on Persephone, Queen of the Underworld and the reason for the seasons. The story has since remained a favorite...more
Feb 2012
May 03, 2011
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
So this was a page-turner... I read the entire book in one day! (I was sick in bed, but still it surprised me that I finished the whole thing. I had n...more
Feb 26, 2013
Jan 26, 2013
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
These books make me feel old.
Ten years ago, I'm sure I would have been a huge fan of the Twilight series. Now, some of it just seems over the top and...more
May 19, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
Crossed (Matched, #2)
Book #2 in the series. I did find it confusing at times as each chapter changed the character's point of view, alternating Ky and Cassia's stories. It...more
May 05, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Waiting for Normal
Endearing. Hopeful. This is the story of 12-year old Addie, a girl who faces tough odds yet weaves optimism and resiliency throughout her life in a sm...more
Mar 22, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
What impresses me most about both this book and The Hunger Games is Collins' ability to keep me reading. Like most people, I try to stop reading at th...more
Aug 08, 2010
Jun 26, 2010
Matched (Matched, #1)
Ally Condie expertly spent the first part of this book setting up a storyline, so that by the last third of the book I found myself on the edge of my...more
Feb 10, 2013
Jun 24, 2011
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Another great page-turner!
Mar 10, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
Fairy Tale
Another great idea for a book, and I did enjoy it. It felt like it was written for a young adult crowd, which it was, but I am partial to the "young a...more
Oct 13, 2012
Jul 12, 2009
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Book 3 in The Hunger Game series did not live up to the promise created by the other 2 books. It was a bit of a let down, but it did provide closure t...more
Sep 12, 2010
Aug 08, 2010
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
This book had me hooked from page one. It was expertly paced and riveting from beginning to end. I can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy!
May 08, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
Reached (Matched, #3)
This book, the third in the series, did not hold my attention as well as the first two. I found it a bit boring.
Oct 09, 2013
May 05, 2013
Love That Dog
not set
Apr 09, 2010
The Catcher in the Rye
Jan 16, 2011
Apr 05, 2009
Little Women (Little Women, #1)
not set
Apr 05, 2009
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
Aug 24, 2014
Jan 30, 2008
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