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The Shadow Year: A Novel
3.77
liked it
This reminded me of "Stand by Me" by Stephen King. The narrator is a pre-teen with an older brother and a younger sister. It's about a year in their c ...more
Aug 16, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1)
4.03
it was amazing
I loved this book as a kid - probably because I identified with awkward, four-eyed Meg! It is still a great story and a good early sci-fi book for kid ...more
Jul 18, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
 
Many Waters (Time, #4)
4.00
really liked it
In book 4, the twins - Sandy & Dennys - finally get to have a story. They time travel back to time of Noah right before the flood because they wis ...more
Jul 23, 2009
not set
Aug 16, 2009
 
A Wind in the Door (Time, #2)
4.05
really liked it
A very nice sequel to Wrinkle in Time. In this one, L'Engle adds a little more of her Christian philosophy as one of the characters is a cherubim (pic ...more
Jul 20, 2009
not set
Aug 16, 2009
 
Dragons in the Waters (O'Keefe Family, #2)
3.75
really liked it
Polly O'Keefe is now 14 and becomes involved with a murder mystery aboard a ship sailing to Venezuela. I enjoyed the characters of Simon & Leonis ...more
Jul 25, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
 
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
4.12
it was amazing
This 3rd book involves time travelling, so reads like a historical fiction in many ways. Meg's youngest brother, Charles Wallace, does the travelling ...more
Jul 23, 2009
not set
Aug 16, 2009
 
Zot!: The Complete Black-and-White Collection: 1987-1991
4.02
really liked it
I liked Scott McCloud's non-fiction "Comics" books, but I really enjoyed this. The stories were varied, the artwork was good, and I loved his commenta ...more
Jul 31, 2010
Jul 31, 2010
 
An Acceptable Time (Time Quintet, #5)
3.84
really liked it
In book 5, Polly (Meg's daughter) time travels back 3000 years to a time with Native Americans in the New England area. The People of the Wind were al ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 16, 2009
 
The Moon by Night (Austin Family, #2)
3.77
really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book about the Austin Family's cross-country camping trip. I've been to many of the same places, like Mesa Verde, Grand ...more
Oct 20, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
 
The Arm of the Starfish (O'Keefe Family, #1)
3.86
liked it
This book is about Meg & Calvin's family (the O'Keefes), especially their daughter Polly (who is 12). Includes a lot of international intrigue.
Jul 26, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
 
Amelia Rules! Volume 2: What Makes You Happy (Amelia Rules! #2)
4.23
really liked it
Funny all-ages book - funny kid-oriented happenings with interesting & thoughtful stuff for adults as well
Jul 02, 2010
Jul 05, 2010
 
A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family, Book 4)
4.14
really liked it
Vicky Austin is now almost 16 and is spending the summer with her family at the island where her grandfather lives because he is dying of leukemia. Sh ...more
Nov 05, 2009
not set
Aug 16, 2009
 
The Young Unicorns
3.75
really liked it
Enjoyable suspense similar to L'Engle's "Arm of the Starfish" including character, Canon Tallis. Also, includes character, Mr. Theo, who was also in " ...more
Oct 22, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
 
Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1)
3.68
it was amazing
Fun book. Interesting take on the vampire mythos - that they are fallen angels and have lived many past lives. I loved the historical bits.
Nov 25, 2008
not set
Nov 16, 2008
 
The Silver Kiss
3.68
really liked it
Sweet teen vampire story.
not set
Jan 04, 2009
 
Ghost World
3.86
liked it
Odd, but interesting
May 16, 2010
Jul 05, 2010
 
So Yesterday
3.58
really liked it
A clever & amusing romp through our oh so commercial lives.
Nov 21, 2008
Nov 16, 2008
 
Troubling a Star (Austin Family, #7)
3.85
liked it
Very similar plot device as "Dragons in the Water". Vicky goes on ship voyage with strangers - some become great friends, others are suspicious & ...more
Nov 10, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
 
Holes (Holes, #1)
3.94
it was amazing
Great book. Many lessons about doing the right thing, destiny/karma. Quick read.
Nov 28, 2008
Nov 16, 2008
 
Revelations (Blue Bloods, #3)
3.90
really liked it
Very interesting continuation of the series. Can't wait fo rthe next one!
Nov 27, 2008
Nov 16, 2008
 
Masquerade (Blue Bloods, #2)
3.91
really liked it
Enjoyed the continuation of this series.
Nov 26, 2008
not set
Nov 16, 2008
 
Marked (House of Night, #1)
3.79
it was amazing
New & very interesting take on the vampire mythos. I like the tie with the Cherokee & old Greek goddess traditions.
Dec 08, 2008
not set
Nov 29, 2008
 
A House Like a Lotus (O'Keefe Family, #3)
3.77
liked it
Odd, yet interesting story about Polly (now 16) and her relationships with Max (an older woman who mentors her, but is flawed) and a young man that sh ...more
Jul 29, 2009
not set
Aug 16, 2009
 
Untamed (House of Night, #4)
3.95
it was amazing
Very interesting addition to the series!
Dec 26, 2008
Nov 29, 2008
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.69
it was amazing
Like this one best of the whole series; it was cool to meet all of the other vampire friends from around the world! :)
Dec 11, 2009
Jul 14, 2009
 
Black Hole
3.83
really liked it
Wow - really interesting book! I definitely need to read again before our graphic novels book club meeting. :)
Mar 14, 2010
Aug 16, 2009
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.58
it was amazing
Re-read "Twilight" after seeing the "New Moon" movie - the books are so much better!
Nov 25, 2009
Jul 14, 2009
 
Meet the Austins (Austin Family, #1)
3.82
really liked it
Very charming book - I'm looking forward to reading the other Austin family books!
Oct 09, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
 
The Lovely Bones
3.78
really liked it
What a lovely book despite the somewhat grisly beginning.
Mar 24, 2010
Jan 24, 2010
 
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
4.07
really liked it
Nice to have more of the wizarding world
Feb 13, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
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