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Fish in a Tree
4.28
it was ok
Soooo....black sheep here in a big way, but I"m completely at a loss to explain why this has an average of nearly 4.5 stars. I actually ALMOST gave it ...more
Mar 31, 2015
Mar 31, 2015
 
Circus Mirandus
4.10
did not like it
I sat on this review for almost an entire week half scared to write it because almost every person I know who's read this book has raved about it. Tal ...more
Aug 14, 2015
Aug 12, 2015
 
The Crossover
4.22
it was amazing
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

I have said before I don't love verse novels. Do you know what I love even less? Basketball.
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Sep 09, 2014
Sep 09, 2014
 
Pax
4.05
liked it
2.5 stars

Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

I was really hoping that 2016 would be different than 2015 when it came to me and s
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Jan 31, 2016
Jan 31, 2016
 
The Penderwicks in Spring (The Penderwicks, #4)
4.40
it was amazing
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

The Penderwicks is not just one of my favorite ongoing series; it is one of my favorite seri
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Mar 05, 2015
Jul 09, 2014
 
Wolf Hollow
4.27
it was ok
I almost want to start a whole new shelf just for this "middle-grade-except-not-really".

Yes, it is yet another much hyped and lauded MG book of 2016 I
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Jul 25, 2016
Feb 23, 2016
 
Orbiting Jupiter
4.25
it was ok
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

I was very much looking forward to Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt because I generally real
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Sep 22, 2015
Feb 04, 2015
 
Fuzzy Mud
3.81
liked it
I...really don't have a lot to say about this. I was definitely expecting something more and better. What though? Structurally it is incredibly well d ...more
Jul 14, 2015
Dec 18, 2014
 
Echo
4.36
liked it
I read this back in February, but forgot to review it, rectifying that now.

Okay. This book is getting a lot of buzz and love, but again I feel out of
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Feb 13, 2015
Dec 10, 2014
 
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
4.12
it was amazing
Wow. Wow. Wow. I am in awe of what Sheinkin did with this. This book is everything a good non-fiction should be. It is well researched, well documente ...more
Oct 06, 2012
Oct 03, 2012
 
Blackbird Fly
4.07
really liked it
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly appealed to me for so many different reasons. I am alway
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Feb 23, 2015
Jul 03, 2014
 
The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)
3.95
did not like it
UGHHHHHH! I could just leave it at that, but boy do I have issues with this book. Lots and lots of issues.

As I started reading, I was intrigued. Put
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Nov 2014
Nov 01, 2014
 
All the Answers
4.07
really liked it
4.5 stars

Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

Whether or not I would read All the Answers wasn't even up for debate. It's a new K
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Jan 07, 2015
Jul 01, 2014
 
Moo
3.91
it was ok
The story here is fine. I guess. Incredibly predictable and cliché, but there's nothing terrible about it. The characters are fairly stock with little ...more
Aug 17, 2016
Aug 28, 2016
 
My Diary from the Edge of the World
4.10
did not like it
Let me say the one good thing I can: The MG voice here is strong and well done. It definitely gets you invested and keeps you reading. However, that a ...more
Oct 23, 2016
Oct 28, 2016
 
Goodbye Stranger
3.95
it was amazing
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

I've made no secret that I'm a huge fan of Rebecca Stead, and I firmly believe that her book
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Jul 09, 2015
Dec 18, 2014
 
The Metropolitans
3.72
liked it
2.5 stars

This is a fairly typical MG adventure quest story. There are group of four kids who need to save each other and the world. They have all lost
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Jul 04, 2017
Dec 29, 2016
 
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette (The Penderwicks, #3)
4.29
it was amazing
Review originally posted here.

There are some authors you can just always count on. You know that they will not disappoint or let you down. Even if the
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May 14, 2011
Aug 12, 2010
 
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart
4.39
it was amazing
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

Stephanie Burgis became an auto-buy author for me because I know I can always count on her b
...more
Apr 27, 2017
not set
May 05, 2016
 
Empire of Bones (Ashtown Burials #3)
4.32
it was amazing
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

I love anything N.D. Wilson writes, but his Ashtown Burials Series has become one of my all
...more
Oct 11, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
 
Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded
3.65
it was amazing
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

Miss Ellicott's for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood is one of my most anticipated 201
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not set
Feb 02, 2017
Jul 08, 2016
 
The Left-Handed Fate
3.77
it was amazing
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

Kate Milford is an auto-buy author for me. I love all of her books. The Left-Handed Fate, wh
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Aug 11, 2016
Nov 17, 2015
 
A Nearer Moon
3.67
it was amazing
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

The cover of A Nearer Moon captured me the moment I saw it. That the book is written by Mela
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Aug 28, 2015
Aug 30, 2015
 
The Castle Behind Thorns
3.92
really liked it
4.5 stars

Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

Merrie Haskell is one of those authors that always surprises me. I have gone into e
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May 10, 2014
Oct 10, 2013
 
Cuckoo Song
3.94
it was amazing
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

I love Frances Hardinge. She is one one of those writers for children that doesn't talk down
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May 03, 2015
Oct 17, 2014
 
A Snicker of Magic
4.08
liked it
I may have found this book more charming and less annoying if it had not immediately followed my reading The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing. Sometimes readi ...more
Feb 04, 2014
Dec 17, 2013
 
The Blackthorn Key (The Blackthorn Key, #1)
4.12
really liked it
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

I feel there is a lack of good quality MG historical fiction that is fun and adventurous, wh
...more
Oct 06, 2015
Oct 12, 2015
 
The Wrinkled Crown
3.78
really liked it
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

Anne Nesbet is one of those authors who always surprises me. Her book like they will be one
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Nov 2015
Mar 02, 2015
 
Dream On, Amber
3.84
really liked it
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

I will be honest. I've been reading a lot of depressing MG books lately. They are all about
...more
Nov 16, 2015
Nov 17, 2015
 
Midnight Without a Moon (Rose Lee Carter #1)
4.23
it was amazing
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

It's always exciting when the very first book you read in the New Year is an instant favorit
...more
Jan 2017
Jan 25, 2016
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