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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.85
it was amazing
I couldn't believe how good this was. The main character's narration so completely evoked his autistism. I especially liked the addition of the comple ...more
Jan 2005
May 30, 2008
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4.21
it was amazing
This is one of my favorite books of all time. Beautiful and sad and profound. Charlie is writing letters to you (whoever you are), trying to deal with ...more
Jan 2005
May 30, 2008
 
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
4.05
really liked it
I read this because my mom had it lying around the house, and it sounded really interesting--and it was! Talk about morbid fascination. I found this b ...more
not set
May 27, 2008
 
The Odyssey
3.73
liked it
I read this before in high school. I had forgotten how the story goes from past to present and the sections are so long that I forget which I'm in... ...more
not set
May 27, 2008
 
Gulliver's Travels
3.55
liked it
I enjoyed reading this since you hear so many references to it (particularly the Lilliputians), but some of the other lands Gulliver visits are quite ...more
Jan 2005
May 28, 2008
 
Daisy Miller
3.36
it was ok
I much prefer some of James's other works (like Turn of the Screw).
Jan 2005
May 28, 2008
 
The Canterbury Tales
3.48
liked it
I had to read parts of this in high school and again in college, mostly the same stories. The Prologue, The Miller's Tale, The Pardoner's Tale, The Wi ...more
not set
Sep 20, 2010
 
Don Quixote
3.85
liked it
I remember many of my friends taking high school Spanish reading this for class, but I never read it until college. It wasn't quite what I expected. N ...more
not set
Sep 20, 2010
 
Alchemist
3.60
did not like it
Blech.
Jan 2005
Aug 22, 2012
 
Troilus and Cressida
3.36
liked it
I chose this play to read and write a theme paper on basically because it was a Shakespeare play I had never heard of. It takes place during the Troja ...more
not set
May 27, 2008
 
Frankenstein
3.75
really liked it
This was read for class but I really enjoyed it--being a horror fan, and finally reading this classic horror novel. It was very different from the dis ...more
not set
May 28, 2008
 
Horseplay
3.74
really liked it
Hmm. I had to read the description of this book on Amazon before I could remember it. I completely had the plot of this book confused with Sarah Gruen ...more
not set
May 27, 2008
 
The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7)
4.02
liked it
I'm sure I read this back when I was a kid, but I completely didn't remember it. And now, two years after I re-read it, I still don't remember it. Was ...more
Dec 2005
Mar 19, 2008
 
Paradise Lost
3.80
really liked it
Prior to reading this, all my knowledge of Paradise Lost came from a reference in a Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds song. I was surprised that this was ...more
Jan 2005
May 30, 2008
 
Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang
3.79
really liked it
I read this after seeing the movie version. The two are very different. The movie version really only covers the first part of the book. I really enjo ...more
not set
May 27, 2008
 
Freaky Green Eyes
3.60
really liked it
Great story, kind of a lame title. Frankie's mother has disappeared, and now that she lives with her dad, she's trying to figure out what happened to ...more
Jan 2005
May 30, 2008
 
Diary
3.60
really liked it
This may be my favorite by this author, probably a. because it's the first book I read by him, and the writing style seemed so new and unique, and b. ...more
Jan 2005
May 30, 2008
 
Shopgirl
3.42
really liked it
I really liked this little story... it was told in such a way that gave you insights into the characters without telling you how they felt. I was very ...more
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May 28, 2008
 
The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
4.01
liked it
This was probably my favorite book of the entire series (as I re-read it). Possibly because I didn't remember reading it as a child at all, whereas I ...more
not set
May 27, 2008
 
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
3.79
really liked it
I had seen the movie before reading this, and I don't recommend it. I didn't really like the movie, but for reason I ended up with a copy of this book ...more
Jan 2005
May 30, 2008
 
Much Ado About Nothing
4.06
really liked it
This is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. I suppose Beatrice reminds me of me, and she has the kind of witty banter type of relationship that appe ...more
not set
May 27, 2008
 
The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower, #7)
4.27
liked it
This was a bit of a disappointing end... I understand the circular plot construction and the interdimensionality, but I felt that the story ended up g ...more
not set
May 28, 2008
 
Please Don't Kill the Freshman: A Memoir
3.54
liked it
This felt a lot like a way better version of my own high school journals--all the embarassing stuff, the emotional highs and lows. I was mostly intere ...more
Jan 2005
May 30, 2008
 
Faerie Queene: The Mutability Cantos and Selections from the Minor Poems, Bks. 1 and 2
3.56
it was ok
I only read the first book for class, and it was pretty tedious. I guess I had thought from the title that it might be a little lighter reading, about ...more
Jan 2005
May 30, 2008
 
Henry V
3.87
really liked it
This is a good play, especially after reading Richard II & Henry IV Pt. 1 for class... those two plays just laid the groundwork for this one, and ...more
not set
May 27, 2008
 
Hamlet
4.00
really liked it
This is probably my favorite Shakespeare play. There are so many references that come from Hamlet that most people probably don't know. I can't say th ...more
Jan 2005
May 30, 2008
 
Medea (Methuen Student Edition)
3.83
really liked it
I found this play interesting because it explained many myths that are referenced often, such as Jason and the Argonauts and the Golden Fleece. I was ...more
not set
May 27, 2008
 
Julius Caesar
3.65
liked it
As far as Shakespeare plays go, this wasn't one of my favorites, but you got to understand the motivations behind Caesar's betrayers, and that in itse ...more
not set
May 27, 2008
 
Lullaby
3.73
really liked it
Another good one... I did find that after reading several of his boooks close together that the writing style made it confusing to tell his books apar ...more
not set
May 28, 2008
 
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
3.68
liked it
I read this back in high school and I would have to say that the second time around I got much more out of it--the symbolism became more clear to me-- ...more
Jan 2005
May 30, 2008
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