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The Catcher in the Rye
3.77
This book reminded me a lot of Flowers for Algernon (which I preferred). Whereas this book was highly "disturbing" and "out there" according to my par ...more
Jan 2003
Feb 14, 2008
 
The Freedom Writers Diary
4.05
I read this long before the movie hype, before I was entering college to receive a BA in education. This book inspired me to reconsider the populace/s ...more
Apr 2003
Feb 26, 2008
 
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Fudge, #1)
4.06
One of my favorite Judy Blume books. The scenes I still remember from the book: Peter's poster project of transportation (and the flying train); the g ...more
May 2003
Feb 26, 2008
 
The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1)
4.05
I grew up reading the Boxcar Children and the Baby-Sitters Club books... a reread of this book when I was a senior in high school made me realize read ...more
Apr 2003
Feb 26, 2008
 
The Diary of a Young Girl
4.06
Anne Frank, especially considering her age and she probably never expected her diary to be as well-published and well-read as it is today, was a very ...more
Mar 2003
Feb 26, 2008
 
The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke
3.71
I read this the spring before heading off to college... I remember thinking how shallow the girl in the book was... some parts were amusing, but even ...more
Apr 2003
Feb 26, 2008
 
The Tale of Hill Top Farm (The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, #1)
3.86
It's probably some sort of children's book blasphemy to say this, but I couldn't really get into the Hill Top Farm books as much as Albert's mystery s ...more
Jan 08, 2008
Feb 14, 2008
 
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings
4.26
I read Shel Silverstein's books throughout childhood, but this one would have to be my favorite. Quick, funny, witty (and sometimes thought-provoking ...more
Feb 2003
Feb 14, 2008
 
Little House in Brookfield (Little House: The Caroline Years, #1)
3.79
I read this thinking (or hoping) that it would be just another series/continuation of the old Little House books I read growing up. While I thought th ...more
Apr 2003
Feb 26, 2008
 
The Horse Whisperer
3.71
**spoiler alert** Actually, I preferred the movie rather than the book, something I almost (99% of the time) don't. The basic story line is a girl (& ...more
Feb 2003
Feb 26, 2008
 
Great Expectations
3.71
**spoiler alert** In my senior year of high school, I did my AP Lit project/paper/analysis on Charles Dickens... Great Expectations is only one of the ...more
Jan 2003
Feb 14, 2008
 
It Takes a Village Idiot: Complicating the Simple Life
3.98
Despite being 5 years later, still one of my FAVORITE top-5 books of all time. I have read countless country memories, vet books (i.e. James Harriot), ...more
Feb 2003
Feb 26, 2008
 
The Best School Year Ever (The Herdmans #2)
3.82
Another school-based chapter book I read (in 2003 I was deciding if I wanted to major in children's literature or teaching)... I thought this book had ...more
May 2003
Feb 26, 2008
 
The Great Gatsby
3.85
I had to read this book for my grade 11 AP English course... the teacher was incompetent and I think that is one of the reasons why I disliked the boo ...more
Jan 2003
Feb 14, 2008
 
Chicken Soup For The Horse Lover's Soul: Inspirational Stories About Horses and the People Who Love Them (Chicken Soup for the Soul)
4.11
After a long day of work and college, I love the short but uplifting, inspirational, or sometimes emotionally sad stories about horses and their owner ...more
Feb 07, 2008
Feb 14, 2008
 
Utopia
3.47
Read for Tudor/Stuart upper level history class... enjoyed comparing/contrasting how More wrote about Utopia with what was going on in the real world ...more
Feb 05, 2008
Feb 14, 2008
 
To Shield the Queen (Ursula Blanchard, #1)
3.69
One of the better series from the time period of Elizabeth I I have read... this book is probably the best well-written of the series; the later books ...more
Apr 2003
Feb 26, 2008
 
My Dog Skip
3.99
The one thing I remember about this book is the loving relationship between, obviously, a dog named Skip and the boy who owns him.

It reminded me of th
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Apr 2003
Feb 26, 2008
 
Henry and Ribsy (Henry, #3)
3.92
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Apr 02, 2004
Feb 26, 2008
 
The Sugar Camp Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts, #7)
4.03
None
Jun 25, 2005
Feb 26, 2008
 
Gray Matter
3.65
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Jun 29, 2005
Feb 26, 2008
 
Fool's Puzzle (Benni Harper, #1)
3.93
None
Jul 19, 2004
Feb 26, 2008
 
Prince of Lost Places
3.72
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Aug 2003
Feb 26, 2008
 
A Light in the Window (Mitford Years, #2)
4.20
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Mar 29, 2004
Feb 26, 2008
 
Letters for Emily
3.86
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Jul 2003
Feb 26, 2008
 
These High, Green Hills (Mitford Years #3)
4.24
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May 09, 2004
Feb 26, 2008
 
The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts, #1)
3.90
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Aug 31, 2004
Feb 26, 2008
 
Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher's First Year
3.92
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Feb 18, 2004
Feb 26, 2008
 
Seven Sisters (Benni Harper, #7)
3.96
None
Dec 10, 2004
Feb 26, 2008
 
Superfudge (Fudge, #3)
3.94
None
May 2003
Feb 26, 2008
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