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it was amazing
It's hard for me to even pin down exactly what I liked so much about this book. I didn't even expect to like it that much, from the jacket description ...more
Nov 06, 2010
Nov 09, 2010
A Brief History of Montmaray (The Montmaray Journals, #1)
liked it
I listened to this on audio, and it took me a long time to get into it. By the last half though, I was very engaged, and I'm eager to read the sequel. ...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
it was amazing
Oprah has great taste in books. I absolutely loved this one, following a family from the Great Migration on into the 1980s. It's totally enrapturing a ...more
Dec 22, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
Since You've Been Gone
really liked it
It's hard for me to resist a good contemporary YA summer romance, especially when I I identify with the main character as much as this one. Perfect va ...more
Jun 16, 2014
Mar 21, 2014
really liked it
Though it was something of a slow read for me, the payoff was really worth it. Thoughtful, insightful commentary within an engaging narrative and exce ...more
Sep 2013
Sep 01, 2013
Tenth of December
really liked it
Lives up to the hype. Like almost any short story connection, there are amazing pieces and less than amazing pieces, but really, really worth the read ...more
Mar 19, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Caroline (Sunfire, #7)
liked it
Re-read & reviewed as part of Frontier Week at Slatebreakers -
Aug 06, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
Seven Stories Up
really liked it
Delightful companion piece to Bigger Than a Breadbox, which I loved. Full review forthcoming on (as the release date gets closer)
Dec 04, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
really liked it
Each book in this series has gotten better, as Marissa Meyer gives us solid action and adventure and consistently good characters. Each book introduce ...more
May 18, 2014
May 18, 2014
Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later
did not like it
Yeah, it's really that bad. It's not even fun bad, or "oh, I remember how scandalous & awesome I thought these books where when I was in middle sc ...more
Jul 08, 2011
Jul 14, 2011
Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women
it was amazing
During the 2008 election season, Rebecca Traister was my favorite blogger to read. Whenever she posted, I knew it would be thoughtful, intelligent, ac ...more
Oct 11, 2010
Oct 14, 2010
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
it was amazing
This was exactly the book I needed to read right now. So much to think about and dig into for my own life and creative practice
Dec 19, 2015
May 11, 2015
Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)
really liked it
Fantastic follow up novel. I was skeptical, admittedly about hearing more of Mia's story, but Forman does a great job here of giving us just enough fl ...more
Apr 07, 2011
Mar 06, 2011
A Tale Dark & Grimm (A Tale Dark & Grimm, #1)
it was amazing
There are so many fairy tale retellings out there, that it is absolutely thrilling when you find one as totally original as this one is. I had a feeli ...more
Jan 07, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
The Wednesday Wars
it was amazing
Absolutely brilliant. I love writers who can make mundane things epic and epic things tangible all in the same narrative. The plot works on so many le ...more
Apr 10, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
it was ok
If I were a superhero aficionado, I'm sure I would have liked this really creative novel more than I did. It's a story about superheros, that draws on ...more
Oct 24, 2010
Oct 31, 2010
really liked it
Gorgeous and original. This story is not like anything I've read before, and I was instantly drawn in to the sad, frightening world of young trash pic ...more
Jun 18, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
Shrill: Women Are Funny, It's Okay to Be Fat, and Feminists Don't Have to Be Nice
it was amazing
I don't know if it would have been possible for me to love this any more than I did. All the stars.
Jun 18, 2016
Feb 15, 2016
The Bermudez Triangle
really liked it
Clever, funny and extremely likable. I liked and sympathized with all three of the characters, and I always love seeing strong, realistic friendships ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Jan 02, 2011
Home of the Brave
liked it
Lovely middle grade novel in verse, following a young Sudanese refugee in Minnesota. I actually felt that the verse style of this novel lent itself ve ...more
Oct 29, 2010
Oct 31, 2010
Wicked Girls
it was ok
While I liked the overall perspective of the book, putting a lot of power & intention behind the girls' accusations, I didn't necessarily feel lik ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Jan 02, 2011
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
really liked it
I've been anticipating this book for a long time and it did NOT let me down. I came home yesterday and read the entire thing without pausing (strongly ...more
Nov 28, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
Across the Great Barrier (Frontier Magic, #2)
it was ok
I will always love Patricia Wrede, and conceptually, I am fascinated by this series, but for me it doesn't measure up to her previous work and this se ...more
Apr 14, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
The Kayla Chronicles
really liked it
An explicitly feminist middle grade novel with a protagonist of color? I am in love. Kayla is a fantastic heroine, coming to terms with who she wants ...more
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
What is Not Yours is Not Yours
it was amazing
I Can someone else please read this so we can talk about it?
Aug 31, 2016
Dec 10, 2015
Incredibly Alice (Alice, #23)
liked it
I love Alice McKinley, I have loved her books since childhood and I will continue reading the new ones when they come out no matter how bad they get. ...more
Jul 11, 2011
Jul 14, 2011
The Wild Girls
really liked it
Beautifully crafted story about friendships, families, bravery and writing. I loved the way we saw the main character come into her own over the cours ...more
Dec 04, 2010
Dec 07, 2010
Reckless (Mirrorworld, #1)
liked it
It took me awhile to get into this book. In a way, however, this is a good thing - Funke doesn't spell everything out for her audience, we jump right ...more
Nov 20, 2010
Nov 22, 2010
Giants Beware! (Chronicles of Claudette, #1)
really liked it
So much fun. And such a fantastically slatebreaking story. Actually, I kept finding myself imagining this as an animated movie while I was reading it ...more
Apr 23, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood, #5)
liked it
**spoiler alert** It's so hard to decide how I felt about this book! I genuinely think the first two books in this YA series are great, and the second ...more
Jun 17, 2011
May 04, 2011
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