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Bucking the Sarge
3.60
liked it
I listened to the audiobook, which is narrated by Michael Boatman from Spin City. Fabulous job with the narration!

I loved, loved, loved the voice of L
...more
Mar 18, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
 
Midnight at the Dragon Cafe
3.62
liked it
This novel feels a lot like a memoir but has a few shortcomings. The narrative traces the life of a young immigrant girl from China to Canada. Her fam ...more
Aug 29, 2010
Aug 30, 2010
 
Every Little Thing in the World
3.63
it was ok
**spoiler alert** For me 2 stars is for a book that I read all of but didn't particularly enjoy.

Every Little Thing in the World tells the story of 16-
...more
Apr 20, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
 
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
4.02
it was amazing
I saw Hoose and Colvin at the 2010 National Book Festival!

When students think of the Civil Rights Movement and bus boycotts in Montgomery, Alabama, th
...more
Jun 14, 2010
Jun 14, 2011
 
Torn Away
4.05
it was amazing
Jersey's life is ripped apart when a tornado rips through her Missouri town. The first half of the book addresses Jersey's regular life, the actual to ...more
Jun 30, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
 
My Louisiana Sky
3.93
it was ok
You win some, you lose some. And this book was not a winner for me. I listened to it on audio book and could not get over the narrator's accent. The m ...more
May 18, 2010
May 18, 2010
 
So Yesterday
3.58
liked it
This is my first Westerfeld novel and I know that a lot of people love his books, particularly The Uglies. I generally liked So Yesterday> but ther ...more
Jul 10, 2010
Jul 10, 2010
 
Half Brother
4.05
really liked it
Half Brother is told from the point of view of Ben, a teenager living in 1973 Canada. His scientist parents decide to adopt a chimpanzee, raise it as ...more
May 21, 2011
May 22, 2011
 
We'll Always Have Summer (Summer, #3)
4.16
I just picked up We'll Always Have Summer from the library. I didn't realize that it's the third and final book in a series until I came to Goodreads ...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
 
Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1)
4.12
liked it
Ruby Red is the first in a series about a secret society of time travelers. There is a lot to like about this book -- time traveling, roguishly handso ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
 
See You at Harry's
4.11
really liked it
I can see that this is a really popular title on Goodreads. I listened to this as an audiobook and didn't particularly like the first two discs. Then ...more
Jun 05, 2012
Jun 05, 2012
 
Princess Ben
3.74
really liked it
I really enjoyed listening to this book as I started my professional planning week. It's usually a treat when an author records her narration for an a ...more
Aug 23, 2011
Aug 23, 2011
 
Burnout
3.50
liked it
After attending rehab, Nan reunites with her best friend Seemy and they spend Halloween night getting into trouble. Even though Seemy is clearly bad n ...more
Aug 05, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
 
The Running Dream
4.30
it was amazing
Schneider Family Book Award for Teen Book (2012). A fabulous read! Jessica, a member of her high school track team, loses her leg in a terrible bus ac ...more
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
 
Fallen Grace
3.68
liked it
Fallen Grace is the story of Grace and her simple sister, Lily, and their tough lives in 1861 London.

Its strength is the description of 1861 London a
...more
Jul 05, 2011
Jul 06, 2011
 
Dairy Queen (Dairy Queen, #1)
3.73
really liked it
I was surprised by how much a liked this book. Really? A YA novel about a farm girl who decides to play football? But I really enjoyed DJ's story. Whi ...more
Aug 19, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
 
Cosmic
3.91
really liked it
This is a great book for middle grade teens. Cosmic won the Black-Eyed Susan award for the 2010-2011 school year and I loved the movie Millions based ...more
Jun 29, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
 
The Nature of Jade
3.84
really liked it
**spoiler alert** The Nature of Jade centers around high achiever Jade DeLuna, a high school senior living in Seattle. Deb Caletti weaves information ...more
Jun 18, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
 
Whirligig
3.36
liked it
Brent Bishop, a privileged high school junior, kills a girl in a drunk driving accident. As part of his court settlement, he meets the mother of the g ...more
Jun 11, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
 
Born of Shadows (The League, #4)
4.37
liked it
I picked up this audio book in the Young Adult section of my local library. But the amount of sex in it, and the characters in their mid-20's, makes i ...more
May 23, 2012
May 23, 2012
 
The Dark Divine (The Dark Divine, #1)
3.80
did not like it
This was one of the worst books I've read in awhile. I know a lot of people had negative things to say about it, even if they loved the book. I though ...more
Jun 27, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
 
Orchards
3.72
really liked it
Kana Goldberg is sent to spend the summer with her Japanese relatives after a friend's suicide. Thompson's verse captures Kana's confusion, hope for r ...more
Aug 12, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
 
A Certain Slant of Light (Light, #1)
3.83
liked it
After I finished listening to this book, I realized that I liked it a little bit more than I expected to. It's still kind of a weird plot line. Helen, ...more
Jun 2011
May 27, 2011
 
Never Fall Down
4.17
really liked it
Never Fall Down, nominated for the National Book Award, is based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond, a young Cambodian boy forced to labor and fight ...more
Oct 18, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
 
The Selection (The Selection, #1)
4.15
liked it
I really thought this was a stand alone and was a bit annoyed to find out that there's going to be at least one more book. Perhaps I am finally ready ...more
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
 
This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, #1)
3.83
liked it
A prequel to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. In Oppel's version, Viktor Frankenstein has a twin brother who is stricken with a mysterious illness. He, El ...more
Feb 18, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
 
Born to Rock
3.66
liked it
Gordon Korman has been on my list of YA authors to check out for a while so when I found this audiobook at my library, I was pretty happy about it. Bu ...more
Oct 19, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
 
Frogs & French Kisses (Magic in Manhattan, #2)
3.97
did not like it
I'm being Goodreads honest here -- I did not like this book. Would I recommend it to middle grade or teen readers? Yes, because I know that there are ...more
Oct 17, 2012
Oct 09, 2012
 
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
Such a fun read! Wade, a high school student living in a dystopian American future, becomes obsessed with an alternate reality contest. Ready Player O ...more
Nov 02, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
 
Sapphique (Incarceron, #2)
3.70
liked it
**spoiler alert** I read and really liked Incarceron so I was looking forward to picking up the second book. And I had a problem that I've never had b ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 02, 2011
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