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The Maze of Bones  (The 39 Clues, #1)
did not like it
Book one of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, by author Rick Riordan, is an exciting young readers adventure book that will leave you sitting on the ed ...more
Feb 05, 2010
Nov 17, 2009
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
it was amazing
A Storm of Swords, by author George R.R. Martin, is the third installment in the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series, and has become a must-read series fo ...more
May 15, 2011
Jul 12, 2010
The Secret History of the World: As Laid Down by the Secret Societies
really liked it
Where to even begin with this book? The Secret History of the World: As Laid Down by the Secret Societies, by author Mark Booth, is every bit as ludic ...more
Sep 22, 2009
Apr 05, 2009
Onion John
it was ok
And the moral of the story is? Don't try to force a crazy bum into not being a crazy bum anymore, because they'll just turn out to be a crazy bum anyw ...more
not set
Aug 24, 2010
it was ok
Rules, by author Cynthia Lord, is a touching look at the life of a young girl, Catherine, who's coping with the conflicting emotions of living with he ...more
Sep 30, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
The Adventures of Dod, vol 1
did not like it
The Adventures of Dod, by author Thomas R. Williams is simply put, the worst book I've ever read in my whole entire freaking life. Well, I guess I can ...more
Jun 04, 2012
Dec 06, 2011
God Emperor of Dune (Dune Chronicles, #4)
it was ok
God Emperor of Dune by author Frank Herbert is a religiopolitical novel disguised (poorly) as science fiction.

3,000 years after the events of Childre
Oct 02, 2013
Apr 05, 2009
Lawn Boy
it was ok
Lawn Boy by author Gary Paulsen is a short young readers book about a boy...who mows lawns.

I normally like Gary Paulsen, but I think he whiffed on thi
Oct 05, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
All the Lovely Bad Ones
it was ok
All the Lovely Bad Ones, by author Mary Downing Hahn, is yet another horrifyingly spooky young readers ghost story by an ageless wonder. This time MDH ...more
Nov 20, 2010
Oct 03, 2010
Night of the Solstice (Wildworld, #1)
it was ok
When I first picked up this book I thought the author L.J. Smith was 'Little John Smith', the former tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles and that he ...more
Mar 22, 2011
Nov 19, 2010
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
did not like it
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by author Betty G. Birney is a heart-warming folk-tale that will inspire you to see more of what life has to of ...more
Oct 12, 2009
Sep 11, 2009
Deep and Dark and Dangerous (A Ghost Story)
it was ok
Deep and Dark and Dangerous: A Ghost Story, by author Mary Downing Hahn, is a supernatural thriller that you may not want to read while you're alone.. ...more
Nov 16, 2009
Oct 13, 2009
Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic
did not like it
Toys Go Out, by author Emily Jenkins, is a short novel supposedly written for children. But I really think it's more going to appeal to women to read ...more
May 08, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
really liked it
After constant badgering I finally took the plunge with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by author J.K. Rowling. What is there to write that has ...more
Jun 23, 2014
Jun 25, 2014
The Seer of Shadows
liked it
Avi. The author's name is Avi. No last name, just Avi. If you're going to go by just one name (and Avi, at that), then you better be writing some pret ...more
Apr 2017
Oct 26, 2016
The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure
liked it
The Weapon of a Jedi, by author Jason Fry, is a young readers novel described as "A Luke Skywalker Adventure," and is part of the new canon in the Sta ...more
Jan 13, 2016
Dec 19, 2015
liked it
Slaughterhouse-Five by author Kurt Vonnegut is a strangely edgy story about an author who's writing a novel about his experiences during World War II ...more
Nov 09, 2009
Oct 31, 2009
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
liked it
Apparently mediocrity has become the new standard of excellence on Goodreads. I really give this a 2.5/5 stars, but I generously rounded up to the 3. ...more
Jan 17, 2014
Oct 02, 2013
Lady Anna's Secret Garden
liked it
As a book reviewer and critic I can be harsh and extremely sarcastic. So I was more than a little surprised when the author, S. Thomas Kaza, contacted ...more
Apr 11, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
A Brief History Of Secret Societies
liked it
A Brief History of Secret Societies, by author David V. Barrett is an extremely well-researched look at secret societies in the modern world. Barrett ...more
Jul 19, 2010
Feb 21, 2010
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
really liked it
A Clash of Kings by author George R.R. Martin is the sequel of the fantasy epic A Game of Thrones and continues the story where its predecessor left o ...more
Feb 21, 2010
Nov 10, 2009
The Force Awakens (Star Wars: Novelizations #7)
did not like it
The time has come to unleash some serious wrath and thunder. I’m talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I know this is a book review site, not a ...more
Jul 07, 2016
Apr 11, 2016
Dear Mr. Henshaw
liked it
Dear Mr. Henshaw, by author Beverly Cleary, is a young readers realistic fiction novel that directly addresses the issue of a child who is forced to f ...more
Sep 16, 2015
Sep 16, 2015
it was ok
Do you live in a ghetto? Is your neighborhood becoming a slum? Drugs, crime and teen pregnancy got you feeling down? Well, start up a community garden ...more
Sep 21, 2017
Nov 14, 2017
Mystery Behind the Wall (The Boxcar Children, #17)
liked it
OK, let me preface my review by saying that I had no idea that The Boxcar Children was an entire series. I found this book in a pile of old books on a ...more
Sep 26, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
liked it
Reek, Reek, it rhymes with bleak. What can I say? A Dance with Dragons is the 5th book in A Song of Ice and Fire, by author George R.R. Martin. It's m ...more
Apr 13, 2013
May 16, 2011
Here Lies the Librarian
it was ok
Here Lies the Librarian, by author Richard Peck, is a coming-of-age young readers story set in rural 1914 Indiana, where women's suffrage and the bras ...more
Jun 25, 2010
May 26, 2010
The Legend of Bass Reeves
liked it
The Legend of Bass Reeves by author Gary Paulsen is a Western written for young readers. It focuses on the true story of a little-known marshal who pa ...more
Jun 29, 2011
May 08, 2011
The Horse and His Boy  (Chronicles of Narnia, #3)
it was ok
'The Horse and His Boy', by legendary fantasy author C.S. Lewis, is a short novel about a boy... and a horse.

Shasta is a young boy living in Calormen,
Mar 27, 2015
Apr 05, 2009
The Black Pearl
liked it
The Black Pearl, by author Scott O'Dell, is a young readers novel about a young man living in a small fishing village near the Gulf of California who ...more
Aug 13, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
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