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Breathing Underwater (Breathing Underwater, #1)
I know if I don't try to type out my feelings now, I will lose what I am thinking/feeling.

I don't want to say that I didn't like the book, but I have
May 2008
Apr 28, 2008
Bridge to Terabithia
The movie got so much hype that I decided that I would read the book to my kids before letting them see the movie. I hate how so many movies are commi ...more
not set
Apr 01, 2008
I was a little skeptical going into this book. It seems that the new "hit" genre in kid-lit is writing the main character with a disability. The first ...more
Sep 03, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (American Girl Library)
I bought this book for my almost 9 year old daughter. It was a great book for going over all the changes that would be happening in the near future. I ...more
not set
Apr 01, 2008
Peace Like a River
This is such a difficult book to rate. I have so many differing opinions about this book that I would say it ranges from a 3 to a 4, although I don't ...more
Jan 12, 2010
Jan 13, 2010
Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1)
I have mixed feelings about this book. So many people I know highly recommended this book to me. I can see that kids would love it, in fact my 11 year ...more
Mar 23, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
The Golden Spiral (Hourglass Door, #2)
This is book 2 in the Hourglass Door Trilogy. I felt that this book was a typical book #2, more of just a bridge to #3. The story kept me turning page ...more
Jul 15, 2010
Jul 15, 2010
Faith, Hope, and Ivy June
I picked this book up at the Scholastic book warehouse as payment for volunteering. It is always nice going into a book with no expectations. No hype, ...more
Jul 09, 2013
Jul 10, 2013
Olivia (The Newport Ladies Book Club)
I guess I have read too much good literature to enjoy fluffy cheesy LDS fiction. I was really looking forward to this series too. I mean, when I first ...more
Jun 05, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
The Tail of Emily Windsnap (Emily Windsnap, #1)
My daughter Emilee got this book as a gift from my mom along with the second one in the series. She tried to read it and it was too boring for her. I ...more
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Apr 01, 2008
Having this book be one of SLJ Battle of the Book competitors I guess I had higher expectations from it. While I enjoyed the story and felt that the w ...more
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
Three Weeks With My Brother
**spoiler alert** The more memoirs I read, the more I realize that I really like that genre. This book was excellent and not what I expected. By the t ...more
not set
Apr 01, 2008
One Crazy Summer (Gaither Sisters, #1)
When I first started this book I didn't think I would like it. I wasn't too excited about reading a sad story about 3 girls who were abandoned by thei ...more
Jan 31, 2012
Jan 11, 2011
Devil's Food Cake (A Culinary Mystery, #3)
I don't really know why I keep reading these books. Through the entire first half of the book I am usually bugged by the way the main character acts a ...more
Oct 2012
Oct 02, 2012
A Thousand Splendid Suns
I just finished this book and really enjoyed it. From what I have read on other peoples reviews of this book, it isn't as good as The Kite Runner. I a ...more
Apr 27, 2008
Apr 07, 2008
The Host (The Host, #1)
I went into this book kinda skeptically because I had heard it wasn't that great by a few people. It was hard to get into. It took 4-5 chapters before ...more
Jun 09, 2008
May 24, 2008
Tending Roses (Tending Roses #1)
Some people may say that this book is on the boring side. I personally loved it. It is about a young lady who goes to stay with her aging grandmother. ...more
not set
Apr 22, 2008
The Graveyard Book
Newbury book winners are sometimes so difficult to rate. I would give this book more of a 3.5 stars.

The book started out slow for me. In fact it wasn
Feb 2009
Feb 19, 2009
The Kindling (Middle School Magic #1)
This book was written by a friend my husband graduated with. He encouraged me to buy it for our middle grade daughter last year for Christmas because ...more
Aug 05, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
If you like Harry Potter then chances are that you will like this book. Unless of course you hate copycat books. OK, OK this isn't a total copycat bec ...more
Jan 07, 2010
Jan 09, 2010
The Hourglass Door (Hourglass Door, #1)
What an interesting book. This is by a new LDS author, Lisa Mangum. I think my rating would actually have to be a 3.5 (Goodreads, can we please have 1 ...more
Jul 14, 2010
Jul 15, 2010
Summer of the Gypsy Moths
**spoiler alert** I don't think I have read any of Sara Pennypacker's books before, but after reading this one, she is now on my radar.

This was a fair
Oct 03, 2012
Oct 03, 2012
Pathfinder (Pathfinder, #1)
I picked this book up by chance at the bookstore about a month ago. I just now got around to reading it and I am on the fence as to weather I should h ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Feb 06, 2011
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
If you are looking for a creepy scare the pants off you book to read for Halloween, this is not it. If you are looking for a good book with a clever p ...more
Oct 31, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
I just read this as my first eBook and I actually really enjoyed it! First, a little tangent on eBooks and then I will get to my review.

I have been a
May 12, 2011
May 13, 2011
Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
I loved Graceling. It was Cashore's first book. I am guessing that Cashore had the idea for Graceling for a long time before she started writing it an ...more
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 28, 2012
Lemon Tart (A Culinary Mystery, #1)
3.5 stars.

I liked this book. Although it isn't about LDS people, it is written by an LDS author and sold mainly at Deseret Book. That is why it gets
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
One for the Murphys
Another book I got from volunteering at the Scholastic Warehouse. Another one I didn't have any preconceived notions about.

I wasn't sure I would like
Jul 09, 2013
Jul 10, 2013
Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites (Tennis Shoes, #1)
I had heard good things about this book and I picked it up thinking that my 10 year old son would like to read it and maybe he would get more insight ...more
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Faith: Behind The Fences:  A True Story Of Survival In A Japanese Prison Camp
What a great story of triumph! I am a huge fan of WWII stories and this one did not disappoint. I read it in one day because I just could not put it d ...more
Apr 13, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
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