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This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl
Nice collection of journal entries, short stories, and letters that Esther Earl wrote while battling cancer. Her parents did a lovely job of putting a ...more
Sep 06, 2014
Sep 07, 2014
The Naturals (The Naturals, #1)
Cassie is a natural at reading people, able to pick up on slight clues others miss without even realizing it, then putting the pieces together to get ...more
Dec 07, 2013
Dec 08, 2013
3.5 stars. Jam is sent to a boarding school for troubled teens after her boyfriend, Reeve, dies. One of her classes is Special Topics in English, a st ...more
Apr 12, 2015
Apr 18, 2015
Two Boys Kissing
I've read - and enjoyed - previous books by this author, but the synopsis of this novel didn't particularly interest me, so I didn't pick it up until ...more
Feb 11, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows
3.5 stars. While I wouldn't call this part of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, this book is sort of a spin-off from the original series i ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 01, 2009
Plum Spooky (Stephanie Plum, #14.5)
Far from the best of the books in the Stephanie Plum series. The between-the-numbers novels are never quite as good as the regular ones, but Plum Luck ...more
Mar 02, 2009
Mar 01, 2009
The Wells Bequest (The Grimm Legacy, #2)
4.5 stars. Researching a science project, Leo is introduced to the New York Circulating Material Repository, where items are loaned out - including on ...more
Jan 31, 2014
Dec 28, 2013
All the Bright Places
There has been so much buzz around this book, so of course I had to check it out. This is the story of two teens, (Theodore) Finch and Violet, who mee ...more
Feb 16, 2015
Jan 09, 2015
The Secrets of Lily Graves
Lily's the daughter of a mortician and has grown up in a funeral parlor, so she's considered odd and isn't bothered by the sort of stuff that bothers ...more
Jul 16, 2014
Jun 01, 2014
From Time to Time (Time, #2)
This is the sequel to Time and Again, featuring time-traveler Si Morley now living in the 1880s with his wife and their young son. He returns to the p ...more
Oct 11, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
Alienated (Alienated, #1)
This was a cute, light story that didn't necessarily change my life but definitely entertained me! Cara is a budding journalist in high school who's n ...more
Aug 29, 2014
Mar 12, 2013
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
I enjoyed this book overall, although not nearly as much as I liked its predecessor, The Cuckoo's Calling. This time, Cormoran Strikes gets hired by a ...more
Aug 15, 2014
Jun 01, 2014
Year of Mistaken Discoveries
Avery and Nora used to be close in elementary school, brought together by the fact that they were both adopted. Their senior year of high school, alth ...more
Jun 15, 2014
May 17, 2014
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
I liked this book so much! It deals with a future world in which child geniuses are trained to become military officers to fight in the war against "t ...more
Oct 14, 2008
Oct 08, 2008
The Daring Ladies of Lowell
Alice leaves her home in the 1830's to move to Lowell and become one of the "mill girls", making her own living by working in a factory. There, she's ...more
Oct 20, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
Sad Desk Salad
2.5 stars. Alex is a blogger for a website called "Chick Habit" that basically rounds up interesting news from around the web and summarizes it up alo ...more
Mar 03, 2013
Aug 08, 2012
Andi Unexpected (Andi Boggs, #1)
3.5 stars. Andi and her sister move in with their eccentric aunt, Amelie, who lives in an old house that's been in the family forever. Amelie agrees t ...more
Nov 02, 2013
Nov 02, 2013
The Book Thief
I am not sure quite what to say about this book other than I think the story is powerful and that this is a novel that high schoolers will soon (if no ...more
Nov 12, 2009
Nov 10, 2009
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Beginning right where Divergent left off, Tris is on the run from the war and trying to make sense of its entire purpose, especially since everyone bu ...more
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
The Secrets We Keep
Ella and Maddy are identical twins. Ella feels like she's living in Maddy's shadow and always seems to agree whenever Maddy needs a favor, which is of ...more
Jul 22, 2015
Apr 18, 2015
Emerald Green (Precious Stone Trilogy, #3)
The conclusion to the Ruby Red trilogy! And wow, did I ever speed through these books (definitely helped that they were all already released and trans ...more
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
The Fault in Our Stars
Hazel and Augustus are two teens who meet in a cancer support group and fall in love, despite their anticipated short lifespan. I held off on reading ...more
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
Small Blessings
I heard of this book when it was first released, but I didn't get around to picking it up until a friend recommended it. Tom is a college professor wh ...more
Mar 04, 2015
Oct 29, 2014
The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney
I found this book at the library and loved it! The story revolves around 15-year-old Sparrow, who comes from a psychic family and lives in the medium- ...more
Jun 15, 2008
Jun 16, 2008
Sapphire Blue (Precious Stone Trilogy, #2)
This is the second book of the trilogy, following Ruby Red. which I read fairly recently. Only a few days elapse in each book, so this picks up right ...more
Jun 13, 2014
Jun 14, 2014
The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat
This was a fun, light-hearted, entertaining read that definitely put me in the heads - and experiences - of people I didn't expect. Odette, Clarice, a ...more
Aug 27, 2014
Aug 05, 2013
Come to the Edge
I won an advanced copy of this memoir through the FirstReads program. The author, who grew up in New York with a circle of friends that included JFK J ...more
Mar 19, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
Good Grief
A friend recommended this book to me, and it was a worthwhile read. It covers the span of about a year and a half, beginning two months after Sophie's ...more
Aug 26, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
The Farm
3.5 stars. Daniel lives in London and receives a call from his dad one day, saying his mom isn't well, that she was spouting all sorts of lies, and he ...more
Feb 16, 2015
Jun 15, 2014
The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)
4 1/2 stars to this book. I really liked this - it drew me in from the very first page, which is pretty unusual and definitely a good thing. I read th ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 01, 2008