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Fire Pony
3.53
liked it
None
Jan 2003
Jun 01, 2008
 
The Other Ones
3.29
liked it
None
Jan 2003
Jun 02, 2008
 
Big Mouth and Ugly Girl
3.45
really liked it
None
Jan 2003
Jun 02, 2008
 
Sons from Afar (Tillerman Family, #6)
3.70
liked it
None
Jan 2003
May 31, 2008
 
Black House (The Talisman #2)
3.99
liked it
Nowhere near as good as The Talisman.
Jan 2003
May 31, 2008
 
For Mike
3.81
liked it
Another one read because it won the Delacorte Prize for First Young Adult novel.
Jan 2003
Jun 02, 2008
 
10th Grade
3.03
liked it
The spelling and grammar (or lack thereof) kind of drove me crazy, but it was somewhat realistic.
Jan 2003
Jun 01, 2008
 
Cherry
3.73
really liked it
I didn't read The Liar's Club. This segment of Mary Karr's memoirs stands alone, however.
Jan 2003
Jun 02, 2008
 
Rewind
3.44
liked it
I picked this up out of the makeshift "library" at the residential treatment center for boys where I was working. Interesting premise.
Jan 2003
Jun 02, 2008
 
A Door Near Here
3.96
liked it
Read because this was a winner of the Delacorte Prize for First Young Adult novel--a contest I've entered several times, to no avail...
Jan 2003
Jun 02, 2008
 
You Don't Know Me
3.88
really liked it
A powerful story, using a unique writing style. It's directed at you, the reader, and the identity of the narrator is in question the whole time.
not set
Jun 02, 2008
 
Midnight Voices
3.74
liked it
Alas, the older I get, the worse it seems John Saul's writing gets. It's good for a beach read, I suppose. Not too much different than his usual plots ...more
Jan 2003
May 31, 2008
 
The Minus Man
3.72
really liked it
Interesting book about a serial killer... The movie version was strange--with a slew of comedy actors like Owen Wilson, Jeanine Garafola--for a fairly ...more
Jan 2003
Jun 01, 2008
 
Cat's Eye
3.92
liked it
I really WANT to like Margaret Atwood. But mostly I just find her difficult to read. I liked The Handmaid's Tale, but nothing else has made an impress ...more
Jan 2003
Jun 01, 2008
 
Anywhere but Here
3.55
really liked it
I may have seen this movie before reading the book, but then I had to watch it again afterwards. I really enjoyed the story. Plus it has my favorite s ...more
Jan 2003
Jun 02, 2008
 
The Virgin Suicides
3.83
really liked it
The narration of this story was very interesting to me (told by a group of people remembering their childhood) and actually inspired how I wrote one o ...more
Jan 2003
Jun 02, 2008
 
The Stranger
3.96
really liked it
I read this book both in French and in English in high school (for French class... I cheated a bit by reading the English translation too). This parti ...more
Jan 2003
May 31, 2008
 
Desperation
3.80
really liked it
I haven't loved many of Stephen King's newer books. I did really like this one. It had a sense of spirituality about it, and the strange language was ...more
Jan 2003
Jun 01, 2008
 
Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales
3.94
really liked it
I always enjoy King's short stories--he gets less carried away than in his novels. This collection had some truly creepy stories, including "1408" whi ...more
Jan 2003
Jun 02, 2008
 
Boy's Life
4.32
really liked it
I had heard this recommended by a few different horror authors, so when I found a copy at a used book store I bought it and read it. I can't say that ...more
Jan 2003
Jun 01, 2008
 
The Lost Boy (Dave Pelzer #2)
4.08
liked it
This was a good continuation of A Child Called It, because too many naive people believe that once a child is removed from an abusive environment, eve ...more
Jan 2003
May 31, 2008
 
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Rats of NIMH, #1)
4.13
really liked it
I remembered the cartoon movie from when I was a kid, but I didn't realize until now that NIMH stood for National Institute of Mental Health and under ...more
Jan 2003
Jun 02, 2008
 
Looking for X
3.53
liked it
Not sure if this underwent a title change, but I have it listed as Searching for X (with no author) and I had to do a Google search to find the author ...more
Jan 2003
Jun 01, 2008
 
A Horse Called Raven (Young Black Stallion, #2)
3.94
it was ok
I like most horse books, but I was a bit disappointed in this, considering that his father wrote the great Black Stallion series, and the series is pu ...more
Jan 2003
Jun 01, 2008
 
Crazy
2.93
it was ok
I picked this up at a friend's house while I was visiting in California, just because it was short and I needed something to read. I was disappointed, ...more
Jan 2003
Jun 02, 2008
 
The Writing Life
4.04
liked it
The one bit of advice I remember from this book was about how a story is formed like someone would build a house out of bricks. You have to carefully ...more
Jan 2003
Jun 01, 2008
 
Sphere
3.77
really liked it
I had seen the movie before reading this book, but after reading it I had to watch the movie again--I had gained much more insight into what was happe ...more
Jan 2003
May 31, 2008
 
Homecoming (Tillerman Cycle, #1)
3.92
it was amazing
My second favorite book in the series (after A Solitary Blue), mainly because it is more of an adventure than the other books--Dicey and her siblings ...more
Jan 2003
May 31, 2008
 
Genie: A Scientific Tragedy
3.94
really liked it
**spoiler alert** In my psychology class in high school and also during my undergraduate studies in psychology, I heard about this case several times. ...more
Jan 2003
May 31, 2008
 
Tomorrow's Promise (Heartland, #10)
4.13
really liked it
January 2003
I never read any of the other books in this series before this one landed in my hands, but I didn't feel like I missed much. The struggle
...more
not set
Dec 14, 2011
Jun 02, 2008
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