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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Blah. Having heard so much good buzz about this book (and this author), I decided to check it out. Unfortunately, I couldn't even finish the book, and ...more
Jan 08, 2009
Jan 08, 2009
The House on Tradd Street (Tradd Street, #1)
4.5 stars. This book was beautifully written and had a great plot that kept me interested. Melanie is a realtor in Charleston whose specialty is selli ...more
Feb 26, 2009
Feb 27, 2009
Ten Things I Hate About Me
This book was good, not great, and a little too simplistic (and coincidental) for me; I imagine that if you're over the age of 12, maybe 13, you'll th ...more
Mar 17, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading
Couldn't get through this book. The plot - a geek tries out for her high school cheerleading squad and makes it, then tries to fit in - sounds cute, b ...more
Oct 12, 2009
Jul 02, 2009
The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship
3.5 stars. Written by the co-author of The Last Lecture, which is why I think this book drew my attention in the first place, The Girls from Ames chro ...more
Nov 29, 2009
Nov 28, 2009
Read My Lips
There is nothing particularly wrong with this book, but it just failed to stand out from other teen books to the point where it deserves more than 3 s ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 01, 2009
The Financial Lives of the Poets
The good thing about this book is that I won it on Goodreads. The bad thing is that the book wasn't very good.

Matt is a husband and father who's unemp
Oct 15, 2009
Sep 12, 2009
The Forbidden Daughter
Couldn't finish this book. I thought the plot was interesting enough, but the writing completely put me off. Isha is a typical Indian woman who has on ...more
Nov 09, 2009
Nov 10, 2009
Model Spy (The Specialists, #1)
3.5 stars. I don't know why there are suddenly so many books out there featuring teenage spies, but whatever. This one, the first in the series The Sp ...more
Mar 08, 2009
Mar 09, 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
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
The Spy Game: A Novel
2.5 stars. This book was quite slow moving, and although I enjoyed parts of the story very much, it felt too vague and flimsy overall for me to fully ...more
Nov 09, 2009
Oct 27, 2009
3.5 stars. Claire, a teen girl who temporarily finds herself in someone else's body whenever there's an electrical storm, wakes up in someone else's b ...more
Jan 14, 2009
Jan 14, 2009
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
Garden Spells
I loved this book! It was sweet, magical, and just plain engrossing. The novel takes place in the small southern town of Bascam, where legend has it t ...more
Oct 09, 2009
Oct 02, 2009
The Winning Element (The Specialists, #3)
The 3rd book in the Specialists series. I'd say this was better than the second - by far, since the plot actually made sense! - but still not great en ...more
Apr 16, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
Paper Towns
This book is awfully similar to John Green's first book, Looking For Alaska, in that it revolves around a mysterious girl no one really knows but ever ...more
Feb 27, 2009
Feb 27, 2009
Shrinking Violet
A cute, fun read that is at times predictable but still not too cookie-cutter perfect. Tere is a shy high school senior who becomes a late night DJ ni ...more
Oct 28, 2009
Oct 28, 2009
On the Jellicoe Road
Tried to read this book because it won an award, but I just couldn't get into it. I didn't care about the characters, didn't understand why I should c ...more
Apr 18, 2009
Apr 18, 2009
I am glad I checked this out of the library instead of buying it! This is one of those books where the characters are all so unlikable that I didn't w ...more
Feb 09, 2009
Feb 09, 2009
The Truth About Forever
Probably 3.5. This is the second book by Sarah Dessen that I've read, and I'm noticing a number of trends in her writing, all of which are quite distr ...more
Mar 16, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
Down to the Wire (The Specialists, #2)
2.5 stars. Quite a disappointing followup to the first book in The Specialists series. The stakes in here are supposedly higher, but they turned out t ...more
Mar 12, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues, #3)
What struck me about this book before I even started reading it was how short it was compared to the first two books in the series. Then, while I read ...more
Mar 11, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
Good Girls
Another totally awesome, totally random find at the library! This book covers the fall-out after a compromising photo of Audrey, a high school senior, ...more
Jan 24, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
Sucks to Be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe) (Sucks to Be Me, #1)
I know, I know - another teen vampire book. There have been all too many of these released lately, much like the swarm of magic books after Harry Pott ...more
Feb 11, 2009
Feb 11, 2009
Fade (Dream Catcher, #2)
Either 3.5 or 4 stars; I can't decide. This sequel to Wake was good, but not quite as good as the first one (although I don't remember that in great d ...more
Feb 13, 2009
Feb 19, 2009
Someone Named Eva
4, possibly 4.5 stars. Though this book is short, it definitely makes an impact. The cover is what made me pick it up at the library, but the story is ...more
Jan 07, 2009
Jan 07, 2009
Death by Bikini (Death By Mysteries, #1)
Simple but fun - maybe 3.5 stars. Aphra lives with her dad on a secluded tropical island that caters to vacationing celebrities but provide her no cha ...more
Mar 21, 2009
Mar 22, 2009
What Happens Here
Found this on the shelf at the library and WOW, it was so good! The author has an amazing way with words, drawing the scenes so well that I felt like ...more
Jan 23, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods., #1)
3.5 stars. Phoebe, about to be a senior in high school, has big future plans that are suddenly interrupted when her mom returns from a trip to Greece ...more
Jan 11, 2009
Jan 11, 2009
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