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4.08
i read this in hardback, when it first came out, and i'd say it was probably the reason i became addicted to WWII/holocaust literature/history at such ...more
Jan 1990
Jun 08, 2007
 
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
4.04
"it was a dark and stormy night . . ."

and so begins one of the best stories ever with one of the most improbably wonderful first lines. i read this fi
...more
Jan 1991
Jun 08, 2007
 
Island of the Blue Dolphins
3.77
**spoiler alert** man, fourth grade was a good year for reading! this is another one, and fed my urge to be able to survive on my own even further. th ...more
Jan 1991
Jun 08, 2007
 
A Wind in the Door (Time, #2)
4.08
there are some things, i think, that you read that will always stick with you. for me, one of those things is the scene in this book with progo, and t ...more
Jan 1991
Jun 08, 2007
 
The Black Stallion (The Black Stallion, #1)
4.17
as a kid, i loved this book. it wasn't my favorite - i preferred others in the series more - but it was the first, and that made it special. it's very ...more
Feb 04, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
 
Riding to Win (Pine Hollow, #9)
3.90
reread in december 08:

oh, i love these kids! i really missed carole and lisa and stevie. they are more grown up here, but they are still the same. i w
...more
not set
Jan 03, 2009
 
The Dollhouse Murders
3.93
oh man, i loved this book as a kid. i remember buying it from one of the annual book fairs at school. a dollhouse that comes to life and tries to help ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2009
 
A Swiftly Tilting Planet (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #3)
4.11
interestingly, i think, i've heard from most people that this is their favorite of the time quartet. (the first quartet, i don't include An Acceptabl ...more
Jan 1991
Jun 08, 2007
 
My Side of the Mountain (Mountain, #1)
3.99
you know, i just realized that this is by the same author as Julie of the Wolves. no wonder i loved both so much, and they had so much in common.

thi
...more
Jan 1991
Jun 08, 2007
 
Many Waters (Time, #4)
4.01
finally the twins get an adventure of their own. this time, the story is of time travel, and sandy and dennys find themselves in the time of the build ...more
Jan 1991
Jun 08, 2007
 
A Horse Called Wonder (Thoroughbred, #1)
4.01
are these books out of print??! why is there no cover?

man, this was one of the formative series of my childhood, and i couldn't WAIT for the next boo
...more
not set
May 13, 2008
 
The Wakefield Legacy: The Untold Story (Sweet Valley High Magna Editions #2)
3.91
see, i can even remember the year i read it! oh, sixth grade, when i started reading series like the end was coming . . .

my favorite of the stories (
...more
Jan 1994
Apr 23, 2008
 
Julie of the Wolves (Julie of the Wolves, #1)
3.75
[reread february, 2012]

so i am an adult now and it's been years since i read this. and wow, depressing. the story is told in three parts: the present,
...more
Feb 17, 2012
Aug 29, 2007
 
The Last Unicorn (The Last Unicorn, #1)
4.17
this is a very depressing and sad story.

except it's not.

it's just . . . somehow the most real and fantastic story ever. it's haunting. it's mesmeriz
...more
Dec 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
Tin Can Tucker
4.31
dude, barrel racing. politics of the rodeo. a broken down bronco and a girl who needs something to love.

strangely, the things that stick out most in
...more
not set
May 14, 2008
 
Watership Down
4.03
fascinating to reread as an adult.

i love hazel, i love pipkin and fiver, and i really love the greek mythology parallels. the villain, the way hazel
...more
Feb 03, 2012
May 16, 2007
 
Megan's Mare
3.50
loved it more when i was a kid - the story of a troubled pony named berry who spooks at wood, and the girl who figures out why. it's very short, and i ...more
not set
Jun 19, 2008
 
Caddie Woodlawn
3.98
another classic book that was formative in my childhood. living on the prairie this time, caddie is a strong female character, with a passionate indep ...more
Jan 1992
Aug 29, 2007
 
The Westing Game
4.02
one of the first "official" mysteries i read, it appealed to every part of me. a character named turtle! hidden notebooks! a treasure at the end! i ha ...more
Jan 1995
Jun 04, 2007
 
Summer Pony
4.14
monkey isn't the horse that ginny wants at all. she's scruffy and a paint (a paint!) but her parents said she could have a pony for the summer, and he ...more
not set
May 14, 2008
 
The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1)
4.05
i tried to live this book out a million times. seriously. only i never had a boxcar. it was depressing. but otherwise, this was one of my favorite boo ...more
not set
Jan 05, 2008
 
Black Beauty
3.92
i loved this book. i loved it sooo much. i read it over and over again. ginger! and the pony! and.

i think this was the first book i broke the spine o
...more
not set
Oct 14, 2007
 
The Witches
4.14
oh man, the image of those witches with their gloves, and WHY they wear the gloves . . . i haven't read this book in years and that totally sticks wit ...more
Jan 1992
Jul 15, 2007
 
The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle
Avi
3.79
man, i read this a thousand times as a kid. the whole thing is so appealing - a victorian girl on a overseas voyage who basically becomes a pirate. i ...more
Jan 1994
Jul 15, 2007
 
The Egypt Game (Game, #1)
3.79
mystery-type story that brings in the history - in fact, makes studying ancient history cool and fun.
Jan 1993
Jul 15, 2007
 
Julie of the Wolves (Julie of the Wolves, #1)
3.75
None
Jan 1990
Jun 08, 2007
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