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Anything But Typical
3.87
it was amazing
Wow.

I have read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. I have read Rules, Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree, and I am halfway through M
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Aug 18, 2009
Aug 01, 2009
 
The Imperfectionists
3.54
it was amazing
I don't read a lot of books that aren't written for teenagers, but I read the reviews and the jacket on this one, and decided it sounded too good to p ...more
Jun 26, 2010
Jun 26, 2010
 
The Penderwicks at Last (The Penderwicks, #5)
4.10
it was ok
In this long-awaited conclusion to the Penderwicks series, which is set 15 years after the first book, the entire Penderwicks clan has returned to Aru ...more
May 17, 2018
May 16, 2018
 
Tales of the Madman Underground
3.93
it was amazing
It has been three days since I finished the last chapter of Tales of the Madman Underground, and I am still thinking about Karl Shoemaker. Honest, hum ...more
Jul 30, 2009
Aug 01, 2009
 
What She Saw...
3.12
did not like it
I'm not sure why I finished this book, when I knew 50 pages in that I wasn't really interested in it. But finish I did, and I have to say, I was left ...more
Dec 06, 2009
Dec 06, 2009
 
Into the Wild Nerd Yonder
3.80
really liked it
My two favorite things about this book are as follows:

1. Allusions to great YA books. When I was a teenager, I tried to read, listen to, and learn ab
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Dec 05, 2009
Dec 05, 2009
 
P.S. I Miss You
4.10
did not like it
P.S. I Miss You is about a young girl named Evie who is in seventh grade and missing her older sister, Cilla. Cilla, a high school student, is pregnan ...more
Mar 04, 2018
Mar 04, 2018
 
The Dark is Rising (The Dark Is Rising #2)
4.07
it was amazing
The day before his birthday, Will Stanton notices that animals suddenly seem to fear him. By the next day, when he turns eleven, it has become clear t ...more
Jan 04, 2018
Dec 20, 2017
 
Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth
4.23
it was amazing
In the summer of 1968, Reenie Kelly has just moved to Lake Liberty, Minnesota. She has been going through a difficult time ever since her mom died fro ...more
Mar 11, 2018
Mar 02, 2018
 
Hooway for Wodney Wat
4.36
it was ok
I have a major problem with this book. I read it for a conference I will attend this Fall. It's part of a group of books on the theme of bullying. I t ...more
Jul 30, 2010
Jul 30, 2010
 
Clementine
5.00
it was amazing
Clementine is a stuffed dragon who sits on an unnamed little boy's shelf, right between his other favorite toys, Ball and Balloon. Though Clementine l ...more
Jan 14, 2018
Jan 14, 2018
 
The Lover's Dictionary
3.89
it was amazing
David Levithan is one of my all-time favorite young adult authors. I haven't read every one of his books, but the ones I have read - The Realm of Poss ...more
Mar 09, 2011
Mar 09, 2011
 
Return (Journey Trilogy, #3)
4.33
it was amazing
This combined review of Journey, Quest, and Return also appears on my blog, Read-at-Home Mom.

The young girl who stars as the central character in this
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Jul 07, 2016
Jul 07, 2016
 
Father's Arcane Daughter
3.75
it was amazing
This review also appears on my blog, Read-at-Home Mom.

Father's Arcane Daughter was originally published in 1976. In 2008, it was re-released with a sl
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Dec 13, 2017
Mar 21, 2011
Mar 22, 2011
 
Dandelion Cottage (Dandelion Cottage, #1)
4.22
it was amazing
Bettie (12 years old), Mabel (11), Jean (14), and Marjory (13) are four young girls who are neighbors and best friends. When they discover that an emp ...more
Apr 18, 2018
Aug 13, 2016
 
Blackout
4.14
it was amazing
This review also appears on my blog, Read-at-Home Mom.

This picture book opens with a full-page illustration of a little girl looking bored, staring ou
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Aug 04, 2011
Aug 04, 2011
 
Does Anybody Care About Lou Emma Miller? (Miller Girls, # 3)
4.24
really liked it
My big Christmas surprise from my husband this year was a used (and signed) copy of this hard-to-find sequel to Those Miller Girls! (This is the third ...more
Feb 04, 2018
Jul 13, 2017
 
Rapunzel
4.00
it was ok
At first glance, the minimal amount of text in this book and the illustration style made it seem like a perfect way to introduce this fairy tale to to ...more
Dec 2017
Dec 01, 2017
 
The Little Island
3.73
it was amazing
I have always loved anything illustrated by Leonard Weisgard, and this book is no exception. I love the rich, deep colors he uses in his paintings, an ...more
Dec 18, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
 
The Deep End (The Country Club Murders #1)
4.00
it was amazing
I have been eyeing this series based solely on the covers, and this is one situation where judging a book by its cover paid off. From the first chapte ...more
Nov 04, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
 
Hooper
4.20
it was amazing
Adam Reed, formerly Adam Sobieski, spent his childhood in Poland in less-than-ideal circumstances. Now that he has been adopted by Renata, his America ...more
Feb 07, 2018
Feb 06, 2018
 
Devil Bones (Temperance Brennan, #11)
3.89
liked it
This is the weakest book of this series so far. I was not at all interested in the case itself, and a lot of the personal details of Tempe's life that ...more
Jan 26, 2018
Jan 10, 2018
 
The Four Loves
4.16
it was amazing
This was my first experience reading C.S. Lewis (outside of the Narnia books) and I was really impressed by how accessible his writing is even when th ...more
Jan 16, 2018
Dec 28, 2017
 
The Box of Delights
3.96
liked it
At the train station on his way home from school for the Christmas holiday, Kay Harker, the main character of The Box of Delights, encounters a myster ...more
Jan 06, 2018
Jan 01, 2018
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Game #1)
4.30
it was amazing
Andrew "Ender" Wiggin is a Third, born only after his parents received special permission from the U.S. government to exceed the two-child limit. His ...more
May 06, 2018
Apr 30, 2018
 
The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
4.15
it was ok
The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz is a middle grade novel which was awarded a 2017 Newbery honor. It is the story of a medieval inquisitor who arr ...more
Jan 26, 2017
Jan 19, 2017
 
Good Charlotte
3.81
really liked it
Charlotte, usually called Tatty, is generally not known around Good Day Orphanage as being good at anything. When Miss Lavender and Miss Plum go away ...more
Jan 31, 2018
Jan 31, 2018
 
Seven Stories Up
3.95
really liked it
Annie’s grandmother, Molly, has never been a part of her life. The old woman’s bitter unhappiness has kept her family members at a distance, and even ...more
Jan 03, 2014
Oct 08, 2013
 
The Wonderful Farm
3.84
it was amazing
Delphine and Marinette live on a farm in France with their stern mother and father and a menagerie of talking animals. In seven chapters, the two sist ...more
Feb 05, 2018
Jan 17, 2018
 
The Courage of Sarah Noble
3.87
really liked it
This review also appears on my blog, Read-at-Home Mom.

The Courage of Sarah Noble is a short chapter book set in 1707, which is suitable for second and
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Apr 10, 2015
Apr 10, 2015
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