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The Boundless
3.89
did not like it
God, I'm such a sucker for a book with a beautiful cover. And my God, the cover of The Boundless is stunning. I really wish that the story was at leas ...more
Sep 2014
Aug 14, 2014
 
The Crooked Sixpence (The Uncommoners #1)
3.84
it was ok
I really wanted to like The Crooked Sixpence. I mean, it has a blurb from the author of The School for Good and Evil, which is a book I really enjoyed ...more
Aug 03, 2016
Aug 03, 2016
 
The Way to Bea
4.19
liked it
I'm weird with Middle Grade books. There are a few that I have really liked and there are some that I found underwhelming. This one falls right in the ...more
Jun 07, 2017
Jun 06, 2017
 
It All Comes Down to This
4.01
really liked it
It All Comes Down to This is a really great read. Despite the fact that there's not much plot action happening, I've always enjoyed coming-of-age stor ...more
Jul 10, 2017
Jul 08, 2017
 
The Magician's Nephew
4.02
it was amazing
I honestly did not expect to like The Magician's Nephew as much as I did. In fact, prior to picking it up, I kept thinking "Ugh, one more until I get ...more
Jan 06, 2016
May 28, 2015
 
Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia, #4)
3.97
really liked it
I'm happy that my earlier predictions when reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe came to fruition. I definitely enjoyed Prince Caspian quite a ...more
Dec 27, 2015
May 28, 2015
 
Curse of the Boggin (The Library, #1)
3.82
it was amazing
Okay, so I am super duper hard to impress. Add about 1000 more dupers to that when it comes to middle grade novels. Nothing against middle grade, but ...more
Aug 24, 2016
Aug 23, 2016
 
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World
4.60
it was amazing
I didn't realize how scarce LGBTQ+ middle grade books were until I started searching them out and only came up with a few titles (none of which were i ...more
Jan 27, 2018
Jan 27, 2018
 
The Dollmaker of Krakow
4.21
liked it
So, I have read my fair share of books about the Holocaust. A few great, some good, some not so great. The Dollmaker of Krakow sort of fell between th ...more
Aug 11, 2017
Jul 13, 2017
 
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
4.20
really liked it
I watched the film version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe about 6 or 7 years ago and remember liking it. I then read The Lion, the Witch, and ...more
Dec 23, 2015
May 28, 2015
 
One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story
3.62
liked it
I used to see Mary Downing Hahn's books all over my school's library when I was a kid. I never checked any of them out because I'd always preferred my ...more
Jul 02, 2017
Jun 10, 2017
 
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
4.08
liked it
I remember watching the film version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and being extremely disappointed in it while comparing it to the other two Narn ...more
Dec 29, 2015
May 28, 2015
 
Once You Know This
3.93
liked it
My thoughts are all over the place when it comes to Once You Know This. On the one hand, it was an interesting and quick read. On the other hand, ther ...more
Aug 04, 2017
Aug 04, 2017
 
Rules for Stealing Stars
3.94
liked it
When it comes to Middle Grade books, it takes a lot to impress me. Most of the time I just don't click with the characters or the premise and it all e ...more
Dec 17, 2015
Dec 17, 2015
 
Matilda
4.29
really liked it
There is not one movie that is more ingrained into most of my childhood memories than Matilda. I absolutely loved the movie growing up and still love ...more
May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016
 
Ella Enchanted
3.97
liked it
I saw the movie version of Ella Enchanted years ago in the movie theaters and absolutely loved it. I was always so baffled by the people who hated the ...more
Jun 07, 2016
Jun 07, 2016
 
James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing (James Potter, #1)
3.78
did not like it
Oh, the disappointment. Maybe it was inevitable seeing as how the Harry Potter series was so ingrained into my teenage years and were the first books ...more
Jan 11, 2014
Feb 02, 2014
 
See You at Harry's
4.11
really liked it
I'm extremely picky when it comes to Middle Grade books. Due to this, I tend to avoid them most of the time because when I do read them, I'm notorious ...more
Oct 16, 2014
Nov 16, 2014
 
The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1)
4.00
really liked it
So, The School for Good and Evil was sort of...wow. Not wow in a bad way and not wow in a "OMG it was so magnificent!" kind of way...but more in the " ...more
Aug 29, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
 
Wonderstruck
4.16
really liked it
A little teeny bit of a confession here: I'm not the biggest fan of children's literature. Now, I love and adore Young Adult literature, but for some ...more
May 13, 2012
May 13, 2012
 
The Horse and His Boy (The Chronicles of Narnia, #3)
3.91
it was ok
Ever since watching The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe film, I had been intrigued as to what happened those years that Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lu ...more
Jan 03, 2016
Dec 31, 2015
 
Matilda
4.29
really liked it
Matilda was (and still is) one of my favorite childhood movies. I remember going to watch it in theaters when it came out and watched it endlessly whe ...more
Feb 18, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
 
Horace Helfin's Holiday Home
3.54
liked it
I have this deep love for Christmas. It's not even the whole presents thing (although that is a plus), but I just love the decorations, the food, the ...more
Sep 14, 2010
Sep 04, 2010
 
Eight Keys
4.06
liked it
So, I was under the somewhat misguided opinion that Eight Keys was a YA book for the younger YA audience. Yep, I was sort of mistaken. Eight Keys is a ...more
Jul 28, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
The Disappearance of Emily H.
3.80
liked it
I'm weird when it comes to Middle Grade books. Most of the time they disappoint me because they'll either be too boring or they'll be slightly too juv ...more
May 04, 2015
Apr 07, 2015
 
The League of Beastly Dreadfuls (The League of Beastly Dreadfuls, #1)
3.58
it was ok
Little disclaimer here: But I do have to say, you might want to take this review with a grain of salt. Here's the thing: it takes a spectacularly good ...more
Apr 15, 2015
Mar 18, 2015
 
Towers Falling
4.10
really liked it
Every September I seemed to get asked that pivotal question, "Where were you when the Twin Towers were hit?" Well, I was in middle school. And I remem ...more
May 11, 2016
Apr 01, 2016
 
The Little Prince
4.29
really liked it
This is going to be a short review because it's the 24 in 48 readathon and I really should be reading.

I just finished The Little Prince and the fact t
...more
Jul 22, 2017
Jul 22, 2017
 
The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7)
4.03
liked it
Sigh. I had a feeling this was going to happen. I was somewhat disappointed in The Last Battle. And I'm trying so hard for my views on this last book ...more
Jan 06, 2016
May 28, 2015
 
The City of Ember (The Ember Series, #1)
3.85
liked it
Huh. I really have no idea why I didn't love The City of Ember. I'm just perplexed. I really should have loved it. There were no flaws that I could th ...more
Sep 03, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
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