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Everything Is Illuminated
liked it
3 1/2 stars

This was very different than I thought it would be. I was imagining something a bit more lyrical and fluid. And while I was jarred by the t
Apr 19, 2011
Aug 24, 2010
The Book Thief
it was amazing
You know those books that everyone gushes about and so you put them onto your to-read list, but then never read because those books never end up as go ...more
Apr 03, 2011
Mar 23, 2008
Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories
liked it
I find Roth's style refreshing (yet rather reminiscent of the 60's) in the way that he creates vivid snapshots of the lives of his characters. I liked ...more
Jan 2012
Dec 30, 2011
The Gates of the Forest
really liked it
I've never read any of Wiesel's fiction, only Night, so I was quite delighted to learn how beautifully he writes fiction. Not only does he successfull ...more
Dec 30, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began (Maus, #2)
really liked it
Spiegelman does a very delicate job of handling a horrific subject through a non-traditional medium. The structure of the books is also particularly n ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
liked it
3 1/2 stars

This was complex without being overly complicated, and I really enjoyed the juxtaposition of heavy and light throughout the novel. I though
Jun 10, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)
really liked it
I wondered how well a graphic novel could portray the Holocaust, but I found Maus carefully and thoughtfully constructed. I enjoyed the various ways h ...more
Dec 2011
Jul 21, 2009
The History of Love
liked it
Sweet and interesting (for the most part - a couple of sections did drag), with engaging characters, but I went in with extremely high expectations, a ...more
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 10, 2011
I Have Lived a Thousand Years
really liked it
This is really very depressing but, thankfully, ends with hope. I have not read too much about the Holocause besides the usual school stuff, so this w ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2008
The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom
really liked it
I remember reading this over and over in middle school and crying every time.
not set
Jan 08, 2011
Night (The Night Trilogy #1)
really liked it
not set
Jan 08, 2011
The Diary of a Young Girl
liked it
not set
Nov 08, 2007
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