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Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess
4.26
it was amazing
I read this book as part of my quest to write scathing reviews of all the other 2018 Silver Birch Nominees and win the award. A teacher once taught me ...more
Nov 11, 2017
Oct 24, 2017
 
Everything, Everything
4.08
really liked it
I tried really, really hard to separate my doctor mind from my reader mind while reading this book... really hard. The problem is that I am an immunol ...more
Jun 11, 2017
May 11, 2017
 
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
4.18
really liked it
Based on quality of the writing I would give this a 5 (possibly even a 10). Based on the story, I would give it a 2. Overall, it was a 3.5 but I round ...more
Mar 20, 2017
Mar 20, 2017
not set
Feb 14, 2017
 
The Sun Is Also a Star
4.09
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone that wants a light, teen-love story with some entertaining banter. The character's were di ...more
Sep 30, 2017
Jun 01, 2017
 
The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4)
4.21
it was amazing
The first 3 Mistborn books are some of my favourite books EVER and the 4th - a book set in the same world but 300 years later - did not disappoint. I ...more
Oct 22, 2017
Aug 10, 2016
 
Amanda on the Danube: The Sounds of Music
4.35
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** The thing I liked most about this book is how much it made me want to travel. The descriptions of the historical sites were compelli ...more
Jan 22, 2017
Jan 22, 2017
 
Amanda in New Mexico: Ghosts in the Wind (Amanda Travels #6)
4.27
it was amazing
I've now read 2 novels from this series and have really enjoyed them both. I think this one is my favourite so far. It reminded me of a Goosebumps boo ...more
May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017
 
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)
4.31
it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The world-building rivals Brandon Sanderson and Tolkien and the magic system was great. I didn't piece together exactl ...more
not set
Jun 13, 2018
 
The Winnowing
3.76
it was amazing
Well, I'm really glad this book wasn't in the same category as mine for the Forest of Reading Awards. I can see why it won The Red Maple Award.

Set in
...more
Jul 15, 2018
Jul 03, 2018
 
Flowers for Algernon
4.11
it was amazing
This is a wonderful book about a young man with PKU - a metabolic disease that can lead to severe intellectual disability - who undergoes a novel surg ...more
Jul 09, 2017
Jul 09, 2017
 
We Are All Made of Molecules
3.88
liked it
This book had some good characters, humour and an overall concept, but there were some very significant issues that - in my mind - were not resolved. ...more
May 07, 2017
May 05, 2017
 
Indian Horse
4.38
it was amazing
This book made me feel proud to be Canadian and sad to be Canadian at the same time.

I was proud to think that such a wonderfully talented and provocat
...more
May 05, 2017
Apr 30, 2017
 
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
4.45
it was amazing
This is one of my favourite series / books of all time. It has it all - incredible world building, well thought out plot, likeable characters and enou ...more
not set
May 14, 2016
 
Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)
4.06
it was amazing
I love books set in other, well-imagined worlds and this was no exception. The plot was fast and I really enjoyed learning about the abilities of the ...more
Feb 11, 2019
Apr 10, 2018
 
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
4.58
it was amazing
Amazing, amazing, amazing! The only book that I've liked more is the first (The Name of the Wind). Patrick Rothfuss must either spend countless hours ...more
Mar 17, 2016
Jan 09, 2016
 
The Martian
4.40
it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It is clear the Andy Weird is very passionate about space travel and science as the book felt very realistic from the star ...more
Mar 28, 2019
Dec 29, 2015
 
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
3.56
really liked it
OVERALL THOUGHTS: This book is very funny but I give it 3.5 stars (rounded up) because it seemed gratuitously crude at times.

WHAT I LIKED: The humour
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Apr 30, 2017
Apr 19, 2017
 
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
4.28
it was amazing
This is one of, if not the most, entertaining book I've ever read.

Disclaimer: I'm a gamer.

If I hadn't grown up playing video games (and continued thr
...more
Apr 16, 2017
Apr 05, 2017
 
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
4.11
it was amazing
This is a book that teaches a very important lesson while still being entertaining. If this book were written by someone else - like, for example, me ...more
Feb 04, 2017
Feb 04, 2017
 
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
4.65
it was amazing
I liked this book, but not as much as the Mistborn series, if only because of its length. And I fully admit that this is because of my ADHD and not be ...more
not set
Mar 06, 2017
 
Clutch
3.73
it was amazing
I loved this book. It was fantastic.

Ugh... there, I said it...

I was hoping to leave a review riddled with derisive comments and contemptuous commenta
...more
Feb 25, 2018
Dec 09, 2017
 
Amanda in Holland: Missing in Action
4.46
it was amazing
As always, I love the way these book teach kids about new places. Darlene does a great job combining history, cuisine, architecture and in this case, ...more
not set
Jun 06, 2019
 
Saga, Vol. 1
4.21
it was amazing
This was the first graphic novel I’ve ever read. It was... well... graphic... but it was also a lot of fun to read. I shall now be moving on to the re ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2018
 
Shark vs. Train
3.98
really liked it
Sharks... trains... sharks va trains... what's not to like? Read this with my almost 3-year-old son and he really enjoyed this.
not set
Apr 25, 2017
 
The One and Only Ivan
4.27
it was amazing
Amazing.
Well written.
Great story.
Apr 24, 2015
Apr 24, 2015
 
A Monster Calls
4.37
it was amazing
Exceptional! This book was a wonderful mix of fantasy and realistic fiction that touched on the difficulties facing a young boy whose mother is dying ...more
Jun 29, 2017
Apr 05, 2017
 
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
4.31
it was amazing
Absolutely loved this one! Great world-building, strong characters and a very interesting plot. Looking forward to reading the second one.
Jan 19, 2019
Jun 13, 2018
 
The Upside of Unrequited
3.99
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not set
Jun 01, 2017
 
The Westing Game
4.02
None
not set
Apr 25, 2015
 
The Master and Margarita
4.30
None
not set
Mar 01, 2016
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