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Wintersmith (Discworld, #35)
4.22
it was amazing
Wintersmith is the third tale in the story of Tiffany Aching who found, at the age of 9, that she had inherited her grandmother’s legacy as a witch. T ...more
not set
Jan 19, 2009
 
American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China
3.98
really liked it
I have an affinity for anything to do with oriental cultures but I do not have an affinity for martial arts. I chose to read this book because it show ...more
Dec 2008
Jan 02, 2009
 
The Big Empty (The Big Empty, #1)
3.71
liked it
A devastating plague, known as Strain 7, has wiped out much of the population of the world. A new oppressive, military government has come into power ...more
Feb 28, 2010
Feb 27, 2010
 
Thirteen Reasons Why
4.02
really liked it
I picked this one up on the recommendation of a co-worker and I must say I found it hard to put down.
Reading other reviews, everyone seems to be caug
...more
Dec 16, 2008
Jan 02, 2009
 
Unwind (Unwind, #1)
4.18
it was amazing
Finally, the war between pro-choice and anti-abortion factions has been settled once and for all with the “Bill of Life” in this undated future. Abort ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 19, 2009
 
Tamar
3.91
it was amazing
Tamar is fifteen when her grandfather commits suicide leaving her a mysterious box containing maps, a crossword puzzle, money, an identification bookl ...more
Jul 2008
Jan 19, 2009
 
The First Part Last (Heaven, #2)
3.96
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Then: Bobby has just turned sixteen, and celebrates his birthday with his best friends K-Boy and J.L. He spends the evening with his ...more
Jan 2006
Jan 19, 2009
 
Looking for Alaska
4.09
it was amazing
It is the last words of poet Francois Rabelais, “I go to seek the Great Perhaps,” that inspires Miles “Pudge” Halter to leave his solitary life in Flo ...more
Jan 2006
Jan 19, 2009
 
Black Duck
3.71
liked it
This story starts out as the tale of a David, a boy who wants to be a reporter but can’t become one unless he gets a good story. So he sets off to fin ...more
Aug 2008
Jan 19, 2009
 
The White Darkness
3.46
it was amazing
Symone is fourteen years old, hearing impaired and friendless. Sym is obsessed with Antarctica and even shares a “friendship” with the long, dead Titu ...more
May 2008
Jan 19, 2009
 
Slam
3.27
really liked it
Sam loves skateboarding and it consumes his life until he meets Alicia. For a few weeks everything is wonderful, in their short, but intense, love aff ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 19, 2009
 
American Born Chinese
3.88
it was amazing
This is a story in three parts. The first is the story of the Monkey King, a well known Chinese fable. The Monkey King wanted to be more than he was a ...more
Mar 2007
Jan 19, 2009
 
How I Live Now
3.58
really liked it
Fifteen-year-old Daisy and her pregnant stepmother Davina do not get along, so Daisy’s father has sent her to live with her aunt and her four cousins ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 19, 2009
 
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
3.76
liked it
Beautiful Creatures is a twist on the young adult, boy meets girl, supernatural love story. Several twists make the story a bit unique. One: The boy i ...more
Dec 20, 2009
Dec 21, 2009
 
The Road of the Dead
3.83
really liked it
Ruben can see things that others cannot; perhaps it is his Gypsy blood that makes him a bit psychic. Rachel has gone to visit a friend and is on her w ...more
Jul 2008
Jan 19, 2009
 
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain
4.06
really liked it
Peter Sis grew up in Prague, Czechoslovakia and he tells us the story of his childhood behind the Iron Curtain/Berlin Wall of the cold war in sparse t ...more
Sep 2008
Jan 19, 2009
 
This World We Live In (Last Survivors, #3)
3.81
really liked it
This is Book 3 of a series that began with Life As We Knew It and continued with The Dead and The Gone. (I do suggest that you read the first two book ...more
Apr 21, 2010
Apr 24, 2010
 
White Sands, Red Menace (Green Glass #2)
3.95
it was amazing
Ellen Klages has done a wonderful job continuing the story of Dewey Kerrigan and her "adopted" family after the end of World War II first seen in "Gre ...more
Dec 2008
Jan 04, 2009
 
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
3.73
really liked it
I know this is going to sound strange, but would you mind reading this review for the next five minutes? Ok, that was a rip off from the story where N ...more
Sep 2008
Jan 19, 2009
 
Killer's Cousin, The
3.64
really liked it
I have yet to read a book by Nancy Werlin that I didn't like. Her books always explore the darker side of people, and it often a side that we would pr ...more
Sep 04, 2010
Sep 01, 2010
 
Dread Locks (Dark Fusion, #1)
3.65
really liked it
Question: What do you get when you mix Neal Shusterman, the three bears and Medusa?
Answer: A very original and somewhat scary story, Dread Locks.

Parke
...more
May 04, 2010
May 03, 2010
 
The Book of Lost Things
3.98
really liked it
Set during World War II in Britain, this is the tale of David, a 12-year-old boy who takes refuge in his books. However, one day his books begin to sp ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 19, 2009
 
When You Reach Me
4.08
liked it
It's been many, many years since I read "A Wrinkle in Time" but this story brought back a few childhood memories and just how much I enjoyed that Newb ...more
Feb 23, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
 
After School Nightmare, Volume 1
3.86
really liked it
Ishijo Mashiro is not quite a he, nor a she, nor a hermaphrodite either. One day he finds he is to take part in an after-school class. If he wants to ...more
Sep 2008
Jan 19, 2009
 
Totally Joe (The Misfits, #2)
4.01
liked it
Joe Bunch is 12-year-old boy who is totally comfortable in his not-so-boyish skin. Joe’s teacher has assigned the seventh grade the task of writing an ...more
Aug 2008
Jan 19, 2009
 
Black and White
3.98
really liked it
Marcus is black; Eddie is white and the two are inseparable friends. That’s why they are known as “Black & White” at their school. Both are so goo ...more
Sep 2008
Jan 19, 2009
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.30
it was amazing
I ran out and bought a copy of this book because I knew I wouldn't want to end up waiting for a copy from the library. It was worth the money.
Suzanne
...more
Sep 11, 2009
Sep 09, 2009
 
Strange Angels (Strange Angels, #1)
3.78
did not like it
This is the first book in yet another series of books being written to ride the wave of Stephenie Meyers' Twilight series. Indeed, Strange Angels cert ...more
Oct 02, 2009
Sep 16, 2009
 
The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2)
3.91
really liked it
As this tale begins, we find that it has been a number of years since Mary left the Forest of Hands and Teeth to start a new life by the sea. It is in ...more
May 12, 2010
Apr 24, 2010
 
Fallen (Fallen, #1)
3.74
did not like it
Lucinda “Luce” Price has been banished to a boarding school for troubled students after a mysterious fire leaves a boy dead. On her arrival at Sword a ...more
Feb 08, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
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