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Bird and Squirrel On Fire
4.42
really liked it
This is the 4th book in a fabulous graphic novel series. Bird and Squirrel are very unlikely friends, who have had many dangerous adventures together ...more
Mar 31, 2017
Mar 31, 2017
 
Hidden (Hayling Cycle, #1)
3.56
really liked it
Despite being originally published in the UK in 2011, this recent US publication is very timely in light of certain issues and decisions being made by ...more
May 03, 2017
May 03, 2017
 
The Passion of Dolssa
3.96
liked it
3.5 stars
Set in the 1200's during the Inquisition. Dolssa is condemned as a heretic because of her sincere belief that Jesus is her beloved. She hears
...more
Jan 11, 2017
Jan 11, 2017
 
Front Lines (Front Lines, #1)
4.15
really liked it
Grant departs from his usual sci-fi/fantasy tales for this engaging historical fiction about female soldiers during WWII. Love the wide cast of charac ...more
Feb 23, 2016
Feb 23, 2016
 
Cat Speak: Revealing Answers to the Strangest Cat Behaviors
3.79
liked it
Lots of fun and interesting information about cats as well as full color photographs. Vocabulary words are bolded on the page, with definitions below ...more
Dec 2016
Jan 31, 2017
 
Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina
4.21
really liked it
Mabinty Bangura was born in Sierra Leone. She was an only child and her parents loved her despite the prevailing opinion there that girls were worthle ...more
Nov 05, 2014
Nov 05, 2014
 
The Absolute Value of -1
3.36
it was ok
Lily, Noah, and Simon are a dysfunctional group of friends. It's made even more awkward in that Lily likes Simon but Noah likes Lily. They have a very ...more
Nov 29, 2010
Nov 29, 2010
 
Some Kind of Courage
4.40
really liked it
Set in 1890, Washington state. Joseph has had a hard time recently. His mom and younger sister got sick and died. Then his dad died, too and he had to ...more
Mar 15, 2017
Mar 15, 2017
 
Defy (Defy, #1)
3.74
really liked it
As a debut novel, Defy is quite compelling. When her parents are killed by a sorcerers fire, Alexa disguises herself as a boy (calling herself Alex) a ...more
Jun 03, 2014
Jun 03, 2014
 
Don't Fail Me Now
3.76
liked it
Michelle's dad abandoned their family right after her younger sister Cass was born. Not that he was a model father before that. But to make matters wo ...more
Nov 06, 2015
Nov 06, 2015
 
The Wicked and the Just
3.62
liked it
3.5 stars
Set in 1293-1294
Cecily and her father move from England to Wales. They do this so that her father can get land and peerage that would not be
...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
 
Still Life with Tornado
3.82
liked it
Sarah is an artist - but suddenly she can't even draw simple things anymore. She stops going to school. There are several versions of herself also wan ...more
Mar 31, 2017
Mar 31, 2017
 
My Bonny Light Horseman: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, in Love and War (Bloody Jack, #6)
4.24
really liked it
Irrepressible Jacky Faber is back in her 6th book. Now she has been captured and beheaded by the French. Somehow she overcomes that and is being sent ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
 
The Martian
4.39
it was amazing
I could not put this book down. I was totally sucked into the story of this astronaut stranded on Mars and how he managed to survive. I've heard that ...more
Jan 25, 2016
Jan 25, 2016
 
Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)
4.40
really liked it
If it had been a stand alone novel, I probably would have given this 5 stars... As it is, it will be a duology which is better than a trilogy, in my o ...more
Jun 05, 2017
Jun 05, 2017
 
Before the Wind
3.94
liked it
Josh's family is a sailing family. His father and grandfather designed and built a line of sailboats that was quite popular in it's time. They are now ...more
May 19, 2017
May 19, 2017
 
Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League
3.92
really liked it
This is the story of Dan-el, an undocumented immigrant from the Dominican Republic. He came to the US with his parents when he was 4. When because the ...more
Oct 17, 2016
Oct 17, 2016
 
The Edumacation of Jay Baker
3.54
it was ok
I think this book is meant to appeal to reluctant readers - but the way language is used (with lots of made-up words - such as beautiliciousness and m ...more
Mar 13, 2017
Mar 13, 2017
 
In the Swish
4.25
really liked it
4.5 stars
This is a sports book about high school girls basketball and without a love triangle/romance focus! It is actually about sports and friendshi
...more
May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016
 
The Deadly 7
3.82
liked it
Nelson's older sister Celeste disappears on a class trip to Spain, so Nelson is sent to stay in London with his eccentric Uncle Pogo while his parents ...more
Dec 05, 2016
Dec 05, 2016
 
Still a Work in Progress
4.04
really liked it
Noah attends a really small, unusual school. They have weekly meetings where they all sit on couches or the floor and read items put into the "Suggest ...more
Feb 16, 2017
Feb 16, 2017
 
Drag Teen
3.66
liked it
JT is a senior in high school in small town Clearwater, Florida. Dressing up in drag makes him feel really good about himself. That's a good thing bec ...more
Nov 18, 2016
Nov 18, 2016
 
Nice Girls Endure
3.42
liked it
Chelsea has perfect feet. And a beautiful singing voice. But that's not what other people notice about her. All they seem to notice is that she is fat ...more
Jun 27, 2017
Jun 27, 2017
 
More Sex Is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics
3.47
it was ok
Catchy title, but does not really deliver on the content. If you are looking for a good informational book about economics type stuff, go with Freakon ...more
Sep 19, 2009
Sep 15, 2009
 
A Step Toward Falling
3.81
really liked it
Emily witnesses an assault taking place under the bleachers at a football game but she freezes and doesn't intervene. When a football player comes out ...more
Feb 12, 2016
Feb 12, 2016
 
The Scourge
3.87
really liked it
Ani is one of the River People; they are not well liked by the other people in their country and are constantly being harassed and forced to move from ...more
May 04, 2017
May 04, 2017
 
The Secret Sea
3.39
liked it
Zak has always thought that he had a guardian angel watching over him. He's heard a voice warning him of danger throughout his life. However, this tim ...more
Apr 24, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
 
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces
3.95
really liked it
Gabi is in her senior year of high school and has a lot of stuff to deal with. For one thing, her father is a meth addict. He often wanders around the ...more
Jan 19, 2016
Jan 19, 2016
 
Eye of the Crow (The Boy Sherlock Holmes, #1)
3.80
really liked it
Great story about how it all started for Sherlock Holmes - at the age of 13 when he is accused of conspiracy in a murder.
Dec 15, 2008
Dec 15, 2008
 
Zahrah the Windseeker
4.10
liked it
3.5 stars
An interesting story about a girl named Zahrah, who is a dadagirl. She's destined to be a wise-woman when she is older but for now it means s
...more
Oct 04, 2016
Oct 04, 2016
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