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Out of My Mind
4.37
it was ok
Many people love love love this book, so I'm going to skip the praise (you can read plenty of it elsewhere) and go straight to criticism:

1. The phras
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May 11, 2010
May 10, 2010
 
The Best Man
4.01
it was amazing
I LOVE THIS BOOK. It's hard for me to even write a review of this book I loved it so much. So I guess I will just list things I loved about it.

-I lov
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Jul 04, 2016
Jul 04, 2016
 
Ms. Bixby's Last Day
4.42
it was amazing
Well, this made me bawl my eyes out. So I have to give it five stars.

Topher, Steve and Brand are sixth graders. They're the target of bullies, but th
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Aug 31, 2016
Aug 23, 2016
 
There Are No Shortcuts
3.93
it was ok
Rafe Esquith is a brilliant teacher and an incredibly hard-working public servant, but despite all that, he comes off as a total (excuse my language) ...more
not set
Jan 17, 2009
 
Wonder
4.42
it was amazing
I started to love this book at the end of the first chapter when Auggie says, "I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's proba ...more
Feb 27, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
 
Each Kindness
4.39
it was amazing
We're reading Estes' The Hundred Dresses for book club in December, so this new picture book immediately struck me as similar. They're both stories ab ...more
Oct 23, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
 
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
4.32
really liked it
I've had lots of success booktalking this one at schools. The kids are super interested to find out why Perry lives in a prison, and even more why he ...more
Jun 16, 2016
Jun 16, 2016
 
Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School #1)
4.14
really liked it
I'm rereading this for the first time since elementary school, and I gotta say, I'm really blown away by the sheer absurdity of it. It reminds me of J ...more
Jan 1992
Apr 14, 2009
 
Samira and the Skeletons
3.72
it was amazing
This is currently my daughter Mirah's favorite book. I'm sure part of the appeal is that the main character's name is close to hers, but it's also tha ...more
Oct 10, 2016
Oct 13, 2016
 
The Lions of Little Rock
4.22
really liked it
I'm a huge fan of Kristin Levine's first book The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had, so I was predisposed to like this one, too. Again, she creates a compellin ...more
Mar 13, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
 
Forever, or a Long, Long Time
4.39
liked it
A moving book about the inner life of Flora, a girl who grew up in multiple homes through the foster care system. She is permanently adopted, along wi ...more
Jun 05, 2017
May 05, 2017
 
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
3.82
really liked it
I liked this book and tagged it as a Twilight-alternative because girls who want to be Bella should get a load of Frankie Landau-Banks. She will rock ...more
not set
Feb 03, 2009
 
A Separate Peace
3.56
really liked it
I think a lot of people read this in high school, but I didn't. I decided to pick it up because I kept seeing it everywhere. My impressions:

1. There
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Jan 2009
Apr 29, 2009
 
The Misfits (The Misfits, #1)
3.77
liked it
Well, by reading this book I discovered that James Howe is gay. I knew he wrote Bunnicula with his wife, Deborah, so I was surprised. Wikipedia inform ...more
Aug 11, 2010
Aug 09, 2010
 
The Cruisers (Cruisers, #1)
3.07
really liked it
This is a book about a school assignment. Sounds boring, right? Well, I think it managed to be as interesting as a book about a school assignment can ...more
Sep 08, 2010
Sep 03, 2010
 
The Report Card
3.85
liked it
This story is narrated by a fifth grader named Nora who just wants to be treated like a regular kid, despite the fact that she is way beyond average. ...more
not set
Jun 15, 2009
 
Speak
4.00
really liked it
It's not really pleasant or enjoyable to read books like this, even when they're as well-written and engaging as this one is. Honestly, this book trou ...more
not set
Aug 11, 2008
 
Okay for Now
4.19
it was amazing
I liked this better than Wednesday Wars. So many good things! I shall list them for you:

1. You know how it feels when an author doesn't spell things
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Sep 12, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
 
Oliver and His Alligator
3.63
it was amazing
Young children with first day jitters will be delighted (and possibly a bit confused) by Oliver's alligator. When anything or anyone at school makes O ...more
Aug 17, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
 
P.S. Be Eleven
3.99
really liked it
The one crazy summer of 1968 has ended. Delphine is back in Brooklyn and entering sixth grade. Her pa has a lady friend, Miss Marva Hendricks. Along w ...more
Sep 17, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
 
Flipped
3.93
really liked it
A he-said-she-said story that begins with the she falling in love at the age of seven with her new neighbor, the he. They take turns telling the story ...more
Mar 17, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
 
Twerp
3.84
really liked it
Twerp fits in somewhere between Maniac Magee and Okay For Now. Like Jeffrey Magee, Julian's a neighborhood legend for his ability to run. Like Doug Sw ...more
May 08, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
 
Navigating Early
4.03
liked it
"There are no coincidences. Just boatloads of miracles." If you can take this aphorism seriously, you may love this book. If, like me, you think that' ...more
Apr 11, 2013
Feb 03, 2013
 
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda, #1)
3.90
really liked it
I read this in under an hour. I wasn't LOL funny, but it was cute. Though the story is told mainly from the POV of a regular sixth-grader named Tommy, ...more
May 12, 2010
Mar 31, 2010
 
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself (Big Nate Novels, #1)
4.16
liked it
Looks like a Diary of a Wimpy Kid clone, but is actually based on a long-running newspaper comic, so we can't accuse the author of copycatting. 11-yea ...more
Apr 12, 2010
Apr 12, 2010
 
My Rotten Life (Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie, #1)
3.63
liked it
A promising new series for 9-12 year olds. The usual trio of main characters: the everyman chosen one, the goofy best friend, and the brainy girl. The ...more
not set
Aug 19, 2009
 
The Difference Between You and Me
3.41
liked it
A short, intriguing high school novel about a rebel who falls for a prep. The story is told from the perspective of both girls, but (not surprisingly) ...more
Jan 2013
Jun 24, 2012
 
Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace (Frankie Pickle, #3)
4.17
really liked it
Frankie Pickle is back and better than ever. After turning the numbers into monsters instead of actually completing his math quiz, Frankie embarks on ...more
Oct 14, 2011
Oct 14, 2011
 
Willowood
3.83
liked it
Why did it take me so long to read this book? Because right after I started it I got a bunch of other new books and they all seemed a lot more excitin ...more
Jun 06, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
 
Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don't)
4.19
it was amazing
OMG I want my own copy of this. A little girl is grosseed out by her librarian's enthusiasm for books, until she finds a gross book (Shrek) that spark ...more
Mar 29, 2010
Mar 29, 2010
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