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The Making Of
3.87
it was ok
arg I'm torn about this. On one hand I like it cos the art is beautiful and the story is interesting and the plot is original enough. On the other han ...more
Mar 06, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
 
The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield
4.16
it was amazing
Last night it was cold and raining with a fierce wind. On the train home all I could think about was soup. I got to the front door before realising I ...more
Jun 20, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
 
The Sartorialist (The Sartorialist, #1)
4.06
it was ok
K, so Scott Schuman is a blogger/ photographer who goes out on the streets (in big cool cities) and takes photos of 'the real people' to show as he pu ...more
Nov 2012
Oct 31, 2012
 
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces
3.95
it was ok
Not what I thought it would be like at all. I was expecting this to be grittier and more mature. Told in diary format 17/18 year old Gabi often sounds ...more
Jan 12, 2015
Dec 31, 2014
 
The Pink Hotel
3.22
it was amazing
It's like:

Weetzie Bat grown up
A Sophia Cuppola film
The smell of asphalt drying in the sun
Gum
Sitting and waiting in a sticky cafe
Sleeping on a strange
...more
not set
Jul 13, 2012
 
Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack!
3.64
it was amazing
I loved this book because...

I like books set in New York and surrounding environs in the 1970's
I like books with anxious teen narrators
I like books wi
...more
Jun 17, 2012
May 16, 2012
 
Closer (The Sartorialist, #2)
4.18
it was ok
so this is pretty much like the first book. Maybe a bit better. There are a few more freaks, a bit more diversity. Still no fatties! what? and to my a ...more
Nov 04, 2012
Nov 04, 2012
 
Between Gears
3.71
it was ok
I'll start by saying that the drawing is really cool. Natalie Nourigat is one talented lady. The composition and view and settings are all really well ...more
May 06, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
 
Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins, #1)
3.81
it was amazing
You know how kids avoid anything their parents tell them they will like? Well, I should have listened to my Mum. She was always trying to push brave f ...more
Jun 21, 2012
May 17, 2012
 
And Then Things Fall Apart
3.50
liked it
I like a good ramble and mumble grumble but this book has pretty much no plot. Her parents have broken up, shes an angsty virgin and that's about it f ...more
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
 
A Home At The End Of The World
3.90
it was amazing
I really fucking liked this. It has lots of my favorite things in a novel: New York, suburban malaise, love, the 80s, parenting. It is the story of tw ...more
Mar 24, 2013
Mar 03, 2013
 
American Gods
4.11
it was ok
OK American Gods I don't get it....

spoilers coming for those of you who haven't read the book

Why does everyone like this so much? I wanted to read th
...more
May 23, 2017
Jan 05, 2017
 
Saga, Vol. 1 (Saga, #1)
4.23
it was amazing
Best comic I have read in a long time written by Brian K. Vaughan and Drawn by Fiona Staples

When I picked this up from reserve at the library I was li
...more
Mar 06, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
 
The Complete Strangers in Paradise, Volume 1
4.09
it was amazing
yes these are cheesy and trashy and unrealistic etc but...i love this series. so over the top, so addictive, so lush and intense. these books are like ...more
Jan 08, 2017
Feb 22, 2010
 
Teeth
3.81
liked it
This is a fucked up little fairy tale that kept me up into the night. Not many YA books deal so explicitly with rape, sex, queerdom, abandonment and p ...more
Mar 03, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
 
Manhattan Beach
3.68
really liked it
Some of the writing in this is exquisite. It made me gasp out loud.
The story of a young woman during WW2, New York and the men in her life, her dad,
...more
May 06, 2018
not set
Apr 28, 2018
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
it was amazing
so, I know some people have problems with Neil Gaiman's politics and I do think his wife Amanda Palmer is a numbskull but I still wanted to give this ...more
Sep 03, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
 
Butterfly
3.23
did not like it
What a fucking nasty book. The main character is nasty, her friends are nasty, the older brother she looks up to is nasty, the neighbour she idolises ...more
Jun 09, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
 
Apple Bough
3.98
really liked it
This story doesn't really have any plot and of course you know everything will turn out okay cos this is a Noel Streatfeild novel, but still wanted to ...more
Jan 31, 2015
Jan 30, 2015
 
Mãn
3.78
it was ok
Too much whimsey. The story of a vietnamese woman and her life as a successful chef in Canada. It was too poetic and wishy. I liked the characters and ...more
Jan 07, 2015
Jan 07, 2015
 
The End of the Fucking World
3.39
liked it
fucking weird and pretty great.
Short story about two teenagers who are fed up with their lives and go on the run. Always a good premise. The twist wi
...more
Jan 12, 2018
Jan 12, 2018
 
Diary of a Provincial Lady
3.97
did not like it
Don't get it. Boring diary of a boring rich lady. She moans about spending money on hats and hair. She bitches about her servants. She lets her husban ...more
Jun 13, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
 
Was She Pretty?
3.40
it was ok
Just a list of ex lovers. They all seemed the same, vapid, almost all white, rich, fashion types. All similarly drawn. I'm bored even trying to review ...more
Jul 29, 2016
Jul 29, 2016
 
The Midwife's Apprentice
3.71
really liked it
This short fairy tale like story is just the right mix of bitter and sweet. I read it slowly because it is a short book and I didn't want it to end.
not set
Jul 16, 2012
 
Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys
4.24
liked it
wouldn't read it if you want a radical feminist book about punk. if you want a memoir about clothes and music and boys, it's good.
Sep 05, 2014
May 19, 2014
 
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
3.99
it was amazing
Lucy Longstocking review http://www.wcl.govt.nz/blogs/kids/ind...

I would quite like to go to Hobbiton in spring, maybe catch a quidditch game at Hogwa
...more
Apr 05, 2014
Sep 15, 2009
 
Station Eleven
4.03
it was amazing
A well written novel about the end of the world and the next 20 or so years. Nothing much happens really, but it's good. On the back of the book someo ...more
Feb 26, 2015
Dec 30, 2014
 
The Long Secret (Harriet the Spy #2)
3.78
it was amazing
Lucy Longstocking review http://www.wcl.govt.nz/blogs/kids/ind...

Lots of people have read Harriet the Spy and loved it, but not so many know about the
...more
not set
May 06, 2010
 
Practical Magic
3.80
it was ok
Couldn’t finish it. It’s soooo judgey and whining and mean. All the characters are written so unsympatheticly and they’re all bitching each other out ...more
Apr 06, 2018
Apr 01, 2018
 
A Tale for the Time Being
3.98
really liked it
Set sometime after the earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan, Ruth finds a washed up Hello Kitty lunchbox with Nao's diary inside. Ruth slowly obs ...more
Mar 23, 2018
Oct 29, 2013
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