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Courtney rated a book it was ok
Ruth's Journey by Donald McCaig
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Um, nooooooo.

The first 2/3 of this novel are baffling. There are some parts when I was like "for the love, have a woman edit this!" Clueless about women. The last 1/3 got better. Ish.
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The Kill Order by James Dashner
The Kill Order (Maze Runner, #0.5)
by James Dashner (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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I wanted to see what happened, but meh. This was mostly killing/ people being killed VERY LITTLE plot and next to nothing as far as character development.
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Hawaii by James A. Michener
Hawaii
by James A. Michener
read in August, 2014
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This book is fabulous. I loved it. There is a lot to be learned as well.

Note: definitely for adults. It said "lusty" on the cover I had and that's kinda true. I mean, if you start at the beginning of time and work forward, there's going to be some ba
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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Beautiful writing. Excellently crafted story.

Warning: there are a few swear words from a crass character. There is also a scene that is pretty scary, but handled well. Still not a kids book, though. Adults will understand.
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Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
Cranford
by Elizabeth Gaskell
read in June, 2014
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I liked it. I don't feel passionately about this book though. This is a rare occasion when I think I liked the BBC version better than the book!
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Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
Edenbrooke
by Julianne Donaldson (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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I gave it a charitable 2 since I finished it. This book has no attention to setting and is not rooted in any time period. The writing is sub-par and left me rapidly flipping to get past the repetitive parts. I spent a lot of time cringing because of ...more
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Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
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Very cute. What a great story!
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Chronicles of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
Chronicles of Avonlea
by L.M. Montgomery
read in May, 2014
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I think that Anne will always be my favorite thing about Avonlea, so I missed her in this novel.
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The Death Cure by James Dashner
The Death Cure (Maze Runner, #3)
by James Dashner (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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I think there was enough story to make a 4th book. And I never say that. I feel like it wrapped too quickly at the end. But that was my only complaint. A good book for teens!
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The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)
by James Dashner (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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I'm enjoying this series!
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