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Pretties (Uglies, #2)
3.85
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Apparently being pretty also means you use the words “bubbly” and “bogus.” Seriously? Have we suddenly been transported back to the ...more
not set
May 31, 2009
 
Oryx and Crake
4.00
did not like it
Oryx and Crake was an extra assignment given to me by my Political Science Fiction professor after I went to her and told I was “understimulated” (her ...more
Oct 31, 2009
Sep 13, 2009
 
Stories of Your Life and Others
4.27
it was amazing
Ted Chiang’s short story describes a debate at fictional Pembleton College about enforcing the use of calliagnosia, a device that makes it impossible ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 01, 2009
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.34
really liked it
Quite possibly the biggest book on the blogosphere this year, The Hunger Games is a fantastic, fast-paced, and compelling read that managed to keep me ...more
Jun 12, 2009
May 25, 2009
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.23
did not like it
**spoiler alert** Dystopian Chicago is divided and ruled by five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue -- Candor (the hon ...more
Mar 08, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
 
Wool
4.24
really liked it
(If Goodreads allowed half stars, I would give this one 3.5 stars. I rounded up because of the strong beginning and my interest in learning more about ...more
Sep 28, 2014
Sep 27, 2014
 
The Leftovers
3.38
liked it
Imagine if two percent of the world’s population disappeared on October 14th? No virus. No war. One minute your brother, neighbor, coworker is there a ...more
Aug 10, 2014
Aug 09, 2014
 
When She Woke
3.67
really liked it
In this imaginative retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Hannah Payne awakens to find her skin is now the red — the color of blood. ...more
Sep 04, 2014
Sep 02, 2014
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
liked it
In the final installment of Collins’ dystopian series, Katniss Everdeen – the “Girl on Fire”, the Mockingjay – has now become the symbol of a revoluti ...more
Dec 14, 2014
Dec 02, 2014
 
Pure (Pure, #1)
3.74
liked it
Fifteen-year-old Pressia survived the Detonations, a nuclear fallout that wiped out most of the Earth's population and fused the survivors with the an ...more
Jan 17, 2016
Dec 20, 2015
 
Specials (Uglies, #3)
3.77
did not like it
**spoiler alert** The real problem with Specials, the third book in the Uglies trilogy, is that the main character, Tally, is so difficult to relate t ...more
Jul 23, 2009
Jun 26, 2009
 
Animal Farm
3.88
it was amazing
Animal Farm is, hands down, one of my favorite books. In fact, my copy is missing the back cover; it fell off somewhere between reread number eleven a ...more
Jul 20, 2009
May 31, 2009
 
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
3.86
liked it
Even before Uglies won my little poll, I was already cracking the cover and diving right on into Tally’s world. In Tally’s world -- a dystopian world ...more
May 18, 2009
May 08, 2009
 
1984
4.14
it was amazing
Freedom is the freedom to say two plus two makes four. Yet in the city of London located in Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain) — a provinc ...more
Sep 17, 2014
Sep 13, 2014
 
The Handmaid's Tale
4.07
it was amazing
The Handmaid’s Tale is absolutely terrifying, and when I turned the final page I was grateful -- grateful that this is not my life. It’s scary how pla ...more
May 08, 2009
May 05, 2009
 
Never Let Me Go
3.80
did not like it
**spoiler alert** {Even though, as I’ll state farther down, I have no idea really happened in Never Let Me Go, I’m afraid in my confusion that my have ...more
not set
Feb 03, 2009
 
Bumped
3.12
did not like it
In 2035, a virus renders everyone under the age of eighteen sterile and teenage pregnancy is not only rampant but encouraged. Sixteen-year-old Melody ...more
not set
Dec 09, 2013
 
The Host (The Host, #1)
3.84
really liked it
I’ve heard repeatedly that The Host is “science fiction for people who don’t like science fiction.” Well, I don’t like science fiction, so I considere ...more
Jan 31, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
 
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
3.70
it was ok
The copy I have includes an interview at the end with Chabon were he says the first draft of this novel was over 600 pages. Thankfully, he trimmed abo ...more
not set
Jul 10, 2017
 
Blindness
4.08
really liked it
None
Jan 05, 2011
Jan 01, 2011
 
Zone One
3.25
None
not set
Sep 10, 2014
 
The Road
3.95
did not like it
None
not set
Jul 18, 2010
 
Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)
4.08
it was ok
None
not set
Jul 21, 2009
 
The Dispossessed
4.18
it was ok
None
not set
Jul 21, 2009
 
Station Eleven
4.02
did not like it
None
Feb 08, 2015
Feb 05, 2015
 
We
3.95
did not like it
None
not set
May 31, 2009
 
Swastika Night
3.67
liked it
None
Jul 17, 2016
Jul 14, 2016
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.30
it was ok
None
not set
Sep 07, 2010
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