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The Rainbow Fish
A chilling tale about a young fish who learns that no one will ever like him--until he gives up the thing that makes him unique and becomes just like ...more
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Apr 17, 2009
Chains (Seeds of America, #1)
Halfway through: Wow, this is a painful book (in all the best ways). I'm wondering whether the story is going to manage to pull off some hope by the e ...more
Jan 06, 2009
Aug 24, 2008
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
How the world ends: The usual--droughts, storms, fires, rising sea levels. When the dust cleared--over what used to be the U.S., at least--we were lef ...more
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Aug 14, 2008
Dragonsinger (Harper Hall, #2)
Dragonsinger is very much one of those books that, while on the surface about music--Menolly, the protagonist, is a young musician who's just gotten t ...more
Dec 21, 2008
Aug 19, 2008
Dragonsong (Harper Hall, #1)
Just reread this for the first time in years.

A bit heavy on the "Menolly is a girl, oh no!" and things don't really pick up until the fire lizards sho
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Aug 19, 2008
Goodnight Moon
A heartbreakingly spare story about the heat death of the universe. One by one the things of the world are bid adieu. Beginning with small losses--clo ...more
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Jan 02, 2015
Doll Bones
Sure, this book is about creepy dolls and bone china made with real bones, which would be reason enough to read it. But it's also a story about preten ...more
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Jan 20, 2013
Clariel (Abhorsen, #4)
I just found out about this and am giddily happy! More in Sabriel's world--yay yay yay yay!

Even if I do have to wait until 2010 ...

ETA: it's 2014 and
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Mar 31, 2009
Strange Fate (Night World, #10)
I've been waiting on this book something like a decade now. Rereading all the others in anticipation of its (hopefully? please?) release. :-)
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Jun 11, 2009
A Swiftly Tilting Planet (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #3)
This book was deeply, deeply influential when I first read it. Years later, I can see it's flaws more clearly, but in many ways I don't care. L'Engle' ...more
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Jun 01, 2008
White Sands, Red Menace (Green Glass #2)
This is a middle grade historical novel. It is also a critique of the present day adult science fiction genre and its love affair with the space progr ...more
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Oct 19, 2014
Finding Your Sense of Place (The Writing Life Series)
An ebook is based on my talks about emotion, description, and how the two are intertwined (how they are really the same thing). Available wherever ebo ...more
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Jun 17, 2015
Changeling (Changeling, #1)
While I never really warmed up to Neef, the protagonist, I thought her changeling counterpart totally, utterly rocked. I loved Changeling from the sta ...more
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Aug 18, 2008
Want (Want, #1)
So looking forward to this one!
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Sep 19, 2016
Killer of Enemies (Killer of Enemies, #1)
A post-apocalyptic post-technology future adventure with an Apache protagonist? Of course I was in. I loved seeing the collapse of civilization throug ...more
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Aug 10, 2013
The Alton Gift (Darkover, #27)
An enjoyable return to Darkover, with all the things that make it Darkover, including the ways in which always, in the end, Darkover and Terra need ea ...more
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Sep 30, 2013
Cat Girl's Day Off
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, which is pretty much exactly what it promises to be: the breezy (but not shallow) story of a girl who's grown up in a ...more
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Dec 01, 2013
I Stink!
So books about garbage trucks can apparently be rather region-centric. Because the garbage truck narrator not only has workers on board who toss in lo ...more
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Jan 30, 2016
How to Train with a T. Rex and Win 8 Gold Medals
Too much Michael Phelps, not enough T-Rex.
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Apr 06, 2016
House of the Star
"Magical horses who travel among worlds, a magical school where students dream of being chosen to ride them, an undercurrent of unpredictable faerie m ...more
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Apr 06, 2010
Millions of Cats
A cautionary tale about the danger of relocating wildlife.

An old man removes an entire population of cats from their native ecosystem, only to discove
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Mar 04, 2015
Cindy Bear Featuring Yogi Bear (A Little Golden Book)
Everyone tells Cindy Bear she's stupid to go out on the lake with a storm combining without "big, strong Yogi [Bear]." She goes out on the lake and al ...more
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Jul 26, 2015
Five Stinky Socks
On my own, I would have said this book was merely okay. Having tested it on a toddler, I now know that it is the Best Counting Book Ever. The poopy-sm ...more
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Oct 03, 2015
An Acceptable Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #5)
I seem to be on a L'Engle reread, going from book to book as they pull at me. Going from The Arm of the Starfish to An Acceptable Time (which I do rec ...more
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Jun 01, 2008
Doing What You Love (The Writing Life Series)
The latest book in the Writing Life Series is now available! Write more and worry less with practical, down-to-earth strategies for living a creative ...more
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Jul 26, 2016
This Song Will Save Your Life
Usually books about teens who long to be normal are a hard sell for me ... but Elise overcomes this desire so very spectacularly by the end that this ...more
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Apr 05, 2014
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
Huh! Where'd my comments about this book go?

Short version: Not a perfect book, but I mostly didn't care, because I was enjoying the ride and Katsa's c
Feb 25, 2009
Sep 09, 2008
Tin Star (Tin Star, #1)
I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book, so I really enjoyed seeing the final version of this alien-filled science fiction tale about w ...more
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Oct 21, 2013
Pen Pal
Em is a child of water, living in a floating community on the Gulf coast. Kaya is a child of fire, imprisoned half a world away above a volcano.

They n
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Jan 12, 2014
I'd Really Like to Eat a Child
**spoiler alert** I especially love how the protagonist's desires aren't in any way undermined at the end of this book. He still wants to eat a child; ...more
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Sep 17, 2008
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