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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.11
it was amazing
None
not set
Dec 29, 2009
 
Boy21
3.97
None
not set
Aug 29, 2011
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.22
really liked it
Awesome series, although I know I wouldn't bother to read an adult series if it weren't for the KILLER covers. I enjoy hearing about life in Sweden, a ...more
Dec 07, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
 
Genius
3.50
it was ok
Former whiz kid under pressure to up his game to retain his thinktank career. Tangles with teenage children, elderly father-in-law, wife's medical iss ...more
May 26, 2014
Feb 28, 2013
 
Hold Fast
3.83
really liked it
This was my first Balliett read, and less of a traditional mystery than I expected.
Sum's story is heartbreaking, and very real.

Memorable for its set
...more
Aug 18, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
 
Looking for JJ
3.76
liked it
TBCD
Jennifer Jones was convicted of killing her friend at 10 years old. She served 6 years in jail. Now she's trying to live a normal life. How could
...more
Jul 28, 2009
Jul 14, 2009
 
Morning Glories, Vol. 3: P.E.
3.97
really liked it
Total candy. This volume takes our featured characters into the woods outside the school to play a school-sanctioned game similar to Capture the Flag. ...more
Feb 23, 2013
Nov 16, 2012
 
In the Flesh: Stories
3.28
really liked it
Shadmi is twisted in a whole new way. I really like his depth. Each illustrated short story explores intimacy in a new way. I'm not sure any further e ...more
Nov 30, 2009
Nov 30, 2009
 
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams
3.84
it was ok
Kim Deitch has a truly twisted imagination. I enjoyed this early depiction of the history of the Waldo character (who appears in all of his books that ...more
Jan 30, 2010
Jan 30, 2010
 
Dark Eden (Dark Eden, #1)
3.42
liked it
Seven kids are sent to a creepy location to be treated for their phobias.

I started my booktalk with the line "I think my therapist has given up on me
...more
Nov 17, 2013
Nov 01, 2013
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.97
it was amazing
I took great pleasure in reading this book as I was crossing the Pacific Ocean, spending time in an airport in Korea, then visiting Mongolia. It was t ...more
Sep 04, 2012
Jul 30, 2010
 
All Families are Psychotic
3.69
really liked it
Douglas Coupland is one of my favorite authors of all time. As an added bonus, I read this while on vacation with six members of my extended family in ...more
Dec 2002
Mar 10, 2010
 
Mistik Lake
3.52
liked it
The characters in this book deal with some pretty tough stuff - mostly to do with family secrets. The story is told through the perspectives of three ...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
 
Wire Mothers: Harry Harlow and the Science of Love
3.49
it was ok
Describes the life story of Harry Harlow, a scientist who did experiments on monkeys to prove the existence of parent/child love. The illustrations we ...more
May 02, 2010
May 04, 2010
 
The Orange Houses
3.47
liked it
Wow. Totally intense. It's the story of three teens in innercity NYC. One is a deaf high school student, one is a recent illegal immigrant, and the th ...more
Nov 04, 2010
Oct 26, 2010
 
Liar
3.30
really liked it
Have you ever dated someone secretly?
Did people find out?
Did people keep the secret for you?

Do you think people would have kept your secret if the p
...more
Aug 21, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
 
Emma Jean Lazarus Fell in Love
3.85
really liked it
Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree was my favorite J title of 2007. This is a great follow-up. It's a very quick read, with a quirky design. Reminds ...more
Jul 28, 2009
Jul 28, 2009
 
Ivy
3.31
really liked it
First of all, the design and cover of this book is SO pretty in person. Saturated color, hardbound, and the motif of leaves (of change) run through th ...more
Apr 07, 2012
Aug 29, 2011
 
Are You My Mother?
3.66
liked it
Wow, this is dense. I remember Fun Home as far more story-based - we get to explore what it was like to be part of this very specific family living in ...more
May 14, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
 
Waiting for Normal
4.02
liked it
I really thought about putting this into the four-star category. I really liked this tale of a girl growing up torn between her probably bi-polar moth ...more
Nov 19, 2008
Nov 10, 2008
 
The Shattering
3.55
really liked it
Keri lives in an idyllic town on the coast of New Zealand. One day, her beloved brother commits suicide. Or does he? When an old friend suggests that ...more
Apr 29, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
 
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.11
really liked it
One of the books that showed me what gns could be.
Jan 2007
Mar 31, 2009
 
The Complete History of Why I Hate Her
3.37
liked it
Super quick read (under 200 pages). Engaging story of a girl spending a summer as a waitress at a resort in Maine. Becomes friends with manipulative g ...more
Sep 21, 2010
Sep 16, 2010
 
Claim to Fame
3.53
liked it
Lindsay is a former child tv star who is now living in seclusion in a small town. When she hit puberty, she began hearing voices. But not just any voi ...more
Jan 07, 2011
Dec 27, 2010
 
Girl Stories
3.58
really liked it
Cross Ariel Schrag with Lynda Barry, and add a dash of Laurie Sandell, you get this quick and juicy read. Weinstein tells anecdotes of (what seems to ...more
Jan 25, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
 
Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories of False Identities
3.39
liked it
Tells short stories about a series of ten people who convinced the world they were someone else for a time.

The author takes great pains to get at the
...more
Nov 03, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
 
Flowers for Algernon (Bantam Classic)
4.07
really liked it
Own a copy and I think I read it in college? I remember really enjoying -- no, that's the wrong word -- appreciating how the mental condition is depic ...more
Jan 2001
Jan 23, 2013
 
Stuck in the Middle: 17 Comics from an Unpleasant Age
3.36
really liked it
Ariel Schrag is known for her no-holds-barred, no-such-thing-as-too-much-information graphic memoirs which chronicle her teen years. Here, she collect ...more
Apr 14, 2010
Jun 14, 2010
 
Sorta Like a Rock Star
3.93
really liked it
Definitely the most compulsively readable book I've read in a while. Alternated between the TBCD and print editions, so finished this in just a couple ...more
Dec 11, 2010
Dec 09, 2010
 
Tyranny
3.33
it was ok
Fairfield chronicles her experience with eating disorders. She manifests her disorder with a character named "Tyranny." I'm not in love with the illus ...more
Apr 19, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
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