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Wuthering Heights
This is one of those books which defy a rating system. While I can't say I liked it, I can't say I didn't either, but in no way could it be considered...more
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Jun 29, 2008
Wide Awake
Umm -- slow day at work, so I read my first Levithan. I know, I'm embarrassed on two fronts.

Yes, it's super-idealistic, but why not? Isn't that what t...more
Oct 22, 2009
Oct 22, 2009
The Grimm Legacy (The Grimm Legacy, #1)
So much fun! I adored Enthusiasm and have been waiting for Polly Shulman's second book ever since. Once again we have a charming high school girl lear...more
Dec 06, 2009
Dec 03, 2009
Update, 6/9/2014 -- I have to change the stars. I hated this when I read it, but it has stuck with me for nearly 5 years! That's some strong writing!...more
Oct 29, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
Rainbow Rowell is fast becoming my favorite author! Likable characters that say and do things that I totally recognize, interesting situations that fe...more
Oct 02, 2013
Aug 25, 2013
Jellicoe Road
Once I got started, it was nearly impossible to put Jellicoe Road down. In the spirit of full disclosure, I will say that I loved Marchetta's previous...more
Mar 30, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)
Melina Marchetta is AMAZING! That's 4 for 4, for me. Finnikin of the Rock has one of the elements I love in YA fantasy: strong young people fulfilling...more
Jul 10, 2010
Jul 10, 2010
There was so much I loved about Quaking -- Matt's voice, Quakers, the questions like what is patriotism -- but somehow I didn't believe Matt. She's to...more
Aug 13, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
I can't decide. I was thoroughly engrossed, if regularly surprised by the characters' foolishness. It was an interesting premise -- that these non-hum...more
Sep 21, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
Pretty Face
While I enjoyed Pretty Face, I didn't like the people all that much. Yes, of course I loved Hayley and Jackie and the Italians, but why is Hayley's da...more
Jan 14, 2009
Jan 14, 2009
Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)
Harrowing -- that's the one word description of this story of a family in small-town western Pennsylvania following sudden climate change. The moon ha...more
Dec 17, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
We Were Liars
I was pretty sure I'd love this and was not disappointed. It's smart and funny and shocking and as every bit as complex as The Disreputable History of...more
Jun 2014
Jun 03, 2014
Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1)
A few plot holes mar this otherwise excellent kick-ass girl mystery. Kami is a great main character -- fearless, smart, funny AND she has had an imagi...more
Apr 21, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
If I Stay is a beautiful book, the story of a young woman who must decide if she will live or die. The rest of her family has been killed in the car a...more
Nov 08, 2009
Oct 31, 2009
Words in the Dust
Excellent first novel, and that's no mean feat. Reedy, an American man, chooses to give voice to a 13-year-old Afghan girl and pulls it off admirably....more
Mar 12, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
I read this book in an advance readers copy several years ago and hated it. Could not understand Bella's obsession with Edward, her willingness to do...more
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Apr 13, 2008
Very compelling YA-angsty novel that also powerfully brings the French Revolution to life. Contemporary Andi is desperate. Her home life is a shambles...more
Nov 05, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
**spoiler alert** Non-stop action from the time Todd discovers a pocket of silence in an otherwise NOISY world! I couldn't put The Knife of Never Lett...more
Mar 06, 2010
Mar 05, 2010
Heart of a Shepherd
I loved this quiet, powerful story. I loved that the characters are ones you don't often see in contemporary fiction: Brother is the youngest of 4 or...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
Anything But Typical
I read this because a 5th grade boy returned it saying it was great. Boy, was he right! It's told in the first person by Jason, a 12-year-old boy who...more
Feb 10, 2010
Feb 01, 2010
Very effective (and affecting) novel about learning to live with one another. Caitlin's beloved older brother has been killed in a school shooting. He...more
Jun 06, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
Another in the teen dad genre. Better than Angela Johnson's The First Part Last, but not as compelling as Hanging on to Max, by Margaret Bechard. Set...more
May 2007
May 29, 2007
Secrets of Truth and Beauty
Great story about an overweight girl coming to terms with her parents' limitations and her own beauty and strength. At 7, Dara is crowned Little Miss...more
Aug 14, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
Busted: Confessions of an Accidental Player
I couldn't finish this story about an uncool boy who desperately wants to be cool and how he betrays his friends to get there. It was all just too obv...more
Mar 23, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
Mister Pip
Absolutely lovely story about the power of literature to change lives. Matilda lives with her mother on a tropical island. Their father has gone with...more
Dec 18, 2011
Dec 16, 2011
Pegasus (Pegasus, #1)
Once again, Robin McKinley creates a world so vast, so alien that as I was reading I wondered if there was room for plot. I mean okay, yes, I recogniz...more
Dec 28, 2010
Dec 28, 2010
Infernal Devices (The Hungry City Chronicles, #3)
Considering that I cried audibly at the ending of this book, I have to give it 5 stars. It was amazing! Okay, it's still a silly premise, but the char...more
Sep 03, 2010
Aug 08, 2010
Good book about finding one's voice. Katy is seriously unhappy about her summer -- she's been sent to stay with her father in LA while her mom is on a...more
Feb 04, 2011
Feb 02, 2011
Tales of the Madman Underground
**spoiler alert** Funny and harrowing YA novel about a group of high school kids who've been in group therapy together for years. Their individual sto...more
Dec 19, 2009
Nov 18, 2009
A Posse of Princesses
Crown Duel fans rejoice! Sherwood Smith has another great fantasy about intrepid girls. The magical elements seem smoother somehow too.

So, a group of...more
Jan 14, 2010
Jan 14, 2010
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