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Winger (Winger, #1)
Good God, I laughed til I cried at parts of this book. 14yo junior at boarding school Ryan Dean ("Winger" in rugby-speak) thinks about girls (a lot),...more
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone
Really interesting and creepy novel with 2 storylines. Mainly about a girl named Becca in the summer after high school as she prepares to go off to sc...more
Aug 23, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
After the Train
**spoiler alert** 13yo boy in post ww2 germany finds out his parents have been keeping a secret from him for the past 10 years. (spoiler: turns out hi...more
Feb 2009
Feb 01, 2009
March: Book One (March, #1)
Apparently I can read historical if it's in graphic novel form. :)
First in a trilogy, this is an autobiographical account of the life of Congressman J...more
Feb 15, 2014
Feb 17, 2014
The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy, #2)
Another year in the saga of Iolanthe (Fairfax) and Titus - and their fight against the Bane in the alt-magical-world of The Burning Sky. Parallel stor...more
Jun 05, 2014
Jun 09, 2014
Dust Girl (The American Fairy, #1)
Have been meaning to read this book for ages - and finally did, enjoying it every bit as much as I expected to. Young teen Callie LeRoux, growing up i...more
Apr 10, 2014
Dec 27, 2011
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
I've read my fair share of vampire novels, and this ranks right up there with McKinley's 'Sunshine' for me - complicated, scary, compelling, etc.
Aug 04, 2013
Aug 04, 2013
The Underneath
Beautifully written story of an abandoned mama cat who makes a family with a chained-up hound dog (and her 2 kittens) underneath the front porch of th...more
Jun 15, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
Super-complicated, but ultimately successful, teen novel telling 2 parallel stories. Fantasy-world Amara lives a life as a servant girl with healing p...more
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)
Sorry - I'm on another vampire kick. Not terribly original, but entertaining enough. Rose (half-blood dhampir) and best friend Lissa (vampire royalty)...more
Apr 24, 2008
Apr 26, 2008
Creation in Death (In Death, #25)
27th(?) Eve Dallas futuristic mystery/thriller. I've read them all, but had gotten a little bored so waited a few months after release to pick this on...more
May 05, 2008
May 05, 2008
Legend (Legend, #1)
2 15yo from opposite sides of the dystopian-future-tracks are pitted against each other after the older brother of one is murdered and the other is bl...more
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
The Lion Hunter (The Lion Hunters, #4)
pt.1 of 'mark of solomon' duet. quarantine has been lifted in empire, but intrigue still continues.
telemakos suffers terrible accident at start of boo...more
Feb 19, 2008
Feb 19, 2008
Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles, #2)
Loved Finnikin. Totally and completely. And I really did wind up liking this quite a bit. But I also had some issues. Like it was really complicated (...more
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
Stealing Heaven
Chick lit w/depth. Dani has spent entire life moving around with a mom who is a professional thief. When they get to a small beach town named Heaven,...more
Jul 04, 2008
Jul 05, 2008
brown girl dreaming
A fascinating glimpse into the childhood of an amazing author - moving from Ohio to SC to NYC and experiencing cultural milestones of the 1960's and 1...more
May 18, 2014
May 19, 2014
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Was pretty confused through the first half of the's just been too long since I read Insurgent! But everything picked up and drew me in and I...more
Nov 03, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
Naked Bunyip Dancing
light verse novel with points of view of many kids in 6th year classroom with new teacher, leading up to class concert at end of year. good but not gr...more
Feb 17, 2008
Feb 17, 2008
The Sky is Everywhere
Mostly really liked this book, about a teen girl (Lennie, after John Lennon) in the aftermath of her sister's unexpected death (brain aneurysm or some...more
Feb 14, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
Smart Girls Get What They Want
3 smart, overachieving teen girls take on challenges over the course of a year in high school. Gigi runs for student council (though she hates public...more
Jul 09, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
All You Never Wanted
Starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, Bulletin, and SLJ!

From publisher marketing:
"Alex has it all--brains, beauty, popularity, and a dangerously hot...more
Nov 20, 2012
Nov 27, 2012
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Giving this 5 stars even though I spent the first quarter of the book trying to remember who was who and how the first book ended. Should have read a...more
May 12, 2012
May 13, 2012
What Came from the Stars
Wanted to love this, because I love this author (and I love fantasy). But I didn't.
Tells two stories - the more realistic story of a tween boy grievin...more
Jul 2012
Jul 05, 2012
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
**spoiler alert** I can't give something that I'm not going to finish 5 stars, but this is a tremendous book. Set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic wor...more
Dec 06, 2008
Dec 08, 2008
Son (The Giver, #4)
Fourth in the Giver sequence (which I thought was wrapped up pretty neatly by Messenger), this follows Claire - a "birthmother" in the same town and a...more
Jun 05, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)
Wish I hadn't read the author note on the cover of this arc - setting up the twist at the end for the main character. But even so...

Really enjoyed thi...more
Jun 29, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
Kiss of Death (Scarlett Wakefield, #4)
This was only my 2nd Scarlett Wakefield (I had also read #2 a while ago), and I loved it as much. Don't know why these don't get more press - hilariou...more
May 19, 2011
May 19, 2011
Sisters in Sanity
Had to complete the Gayle Forman oevre, so went back and read her first novel.
Teen rocker Brit is tricked by father and stepmonster and committed to a...more
Jan 19, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Near future novel about a teen girl who returns home to the US (from volunteering in Haiti) after president is assassinated and crazy political party...more
Oct 03, 2012
Oct 04, 2012
Because It Is My Blood (Birthright, #2)
I think I liked this one better than its predecessor (All these things I've done). Not exactly sure why, except I may have been overly critical of the...more
Jun 16, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
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