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really liked it
Comics are real reading. End of story. If you're horrified by the idea of a student reading a graphic novel version of a Shakespeare play, would you r ...more
Sep 06, 2015
Aug 30, 2015
The Catcher in the Rye
it was amazing
Picking up The Catcher in the Rye for the first time in 13 years was like reuniting with an old friend - a very misguided and mentally unstable friend ...more
Jan 27, 2009
not set
Jan 12, 2009
Of Mice and Men
liked it
I reread this after visiting my friend Jessica's classroom since her students were studying it. I finished 40 pages of it while her students were read ...more
May 2014
Apr 30, 2014
The Story of Ferdinand
really liked it
I know I read this when I was very little but that was almost 30 years ago. It was great to revisit this story and I especially love that it challenge ...more
May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business
really liked it
Read this book as a child. Was nice to revisit it.
May 20, 2014
May 20, 2014
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
liked it
I remember loving this book a lot more in 8th grade than I did listening to the audiobook at 30. I think this a book that lends itself much better to ...more
May 23, 2010
May 13, 2010
Fahrenheit 451
really liked it
This book is the ultimate reference point to use when discussing censorship because it will ALWAYS be relevant. I gave it four stars because I found t ...more
Jan 22, 2011
Nov 29, 2008
Island of the Blue Dolphins
it was ok
I know I'm supposed to like this book. It's a treasured children's classic and I'm a literature teacher. But it was so blah to me. Then again, I've ne ...more
Feb 28, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
Madeline's Rescue
did not like it
Not a fan. The story was just not my taste and I didn't like the jump from the lovely, colorful illustrations to the monochromatic yellow. It just lac ...more
Sep 21, 2014
Sep 21, 2014
The Adventures of Huck Finn
liked it
This book is better to be savored in a high school classroom with a passionate teacher at the helm. I have so many fond memories of sitting in tenth g ...more
Aug 16, 2009
not set
Jul 24, 2009
The Metamorphosis
really liked it
It's been a long time since I've read The Metamorphosis in high school so I can't speak to whether this is an accurate depiction, but it is interestin ...more
May 15, 2014
Nov 03, 2009
My Side of the Mountain (Mountain, #1)
I'm having a major case of literary ADD lately. I'm just going to put it out there: I hate survival stories. They're so solitary and depressing to me. ...more
not set
May 09, 2010
Animal Farm
really liked it
I can definitely see why this book is a classic. Orwell is a master at showing the way in which governments can become corrupt, no matter how good the ...more
Dec 07, 2008
Nov 29, 2008
That Is My Dream!
it was amazing
Langston Hughes is a quintessential American poet whose work is all too relevant in 2017. This illustrated version of “Dream Variation” is both nostal ...more
Dec 09, 2017
Jun 15, 2017
Make Way for Ducklings
really liked it
Can you believe I've never read this book before? What's wrong with me? ;) I found a hardcover copy at my library's used bookstore and decided it was ...more
Apr 12, 2014
Apr 12, 2014
The Awakening
it was ok
Apr 12, 2014
Mar 24, 2014
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