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Courtney rated a book 4 of 5 stars
My Ántonia by Willa Cather
My Ántonia
by Willa Cather
recommended to Courtney by: A teacher
read in November, 2008
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To be quite honest, I've never really enjoyed the classics as much as I enjoy... well, simpler literature. But after reading "My Antonia," I am reminded why some books are referred to as classics.

The imagery in this book is breathtaking. I've never b...more
Courtney rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
Gathering Blue (The Giver #2)
by Lois Lowry (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: Those who are dedicated to finishing the... erm...trilogy?
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Well, three is a low rating for me, okay!?

I just couldn't like this book as much as I wanted to. I very much enjoyed the Giver, (despite its tendancy to give things away too soon) but this one lacked the same captivating feeling of the first. It seem...more
Courtney rated a book 5 of 5 stars
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
A Single Shard
by Linda Sue Park
recommended for: Er... people.
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What is it with me and children's books!? Ah, well. They have morals to make up for their simplicity. ^.^

I haven't read this book for a while, but I remember reading it in the fifth grade and LOVING it. I tend to be a bit obsessive over my books, and...more
Courtney rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Princess Bride
by William Goldman
recommended for: Humans. Preferably the literate kind.
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Ha! Genius, pure genius. I had to wiki William Goldman's name before I even guessed that S. Morgenstern wasn't a real person! And there are so many hints...

The story itself isn't my favorite, but I really have a new appreciation for it now I know th...more
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"You see, you gave the book a five, and so did I! That practically makes us sisters!

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Courtney rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins
Gregor and the Code of Claw (Underland Chronicles, #5)
by Suzanne Collins
recommended for: Everyone who can read!
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Possibly one of the most spectacular endings to a series.

From start to finish, I was GLUED to the pages of this book. And for once, it wasn't from my almost-obsessive-compulsiveness. ;) Packed with symbolism, impossible love, connectable warring, un...more
Courtney rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Cry, the Beloved Country
by Alan Paton
recommended for: 13 and up
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I never though my range of books marked 'loved it!' was so broad! I'm traditionally a fantasy/mystery reader. :D

This book has a rare ability to give you hope in the human race, despite all the terrible things we are doing. There is no 'bad' people in...more
Courtney rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran, #1)
by Nancy Farmer (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: 10-16 year olds
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I almost didn't want to comment for fear of being mocked-My GOODNESS you people use big words! :P

This book...wow. It's impossibly deep for those who would look into it enough to realize. I first read this book in fifth grade and loved it, despite the...more
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