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Why We Broke Up
really liked it
This makes me want to watch a whole bunch of old films since so many of them were mentioned in this book. A book that is constantly hinting and teasin ...more
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Mar 14, 2016
The Geography of Girlhood
it was ok
Okay, so the title "The Geography of Girlhood" sucks. I mean that is a severely cruddy title, but in many ways it truly reflects this novel. It was ov ...more
not set
Mar 02, 2010
The Dust of 100 Dogs
really liked it
I think what I liked best about this book was the way A.S. King was able to switch point of view, time period, sections dedicated to dog facts, and so ...more
not set
Jan 24, 2010
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
really liked it
I don't really do romances very well and this book was no exception. Lots and lots of sexual tension and all the build up to the big romance was irrit ...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 15, 2011
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
did not like it
What I learned from this book:

* women are weak and have to have a man
* women should choose rich, bloodsuckers over warm-blooded hard-working men
* wome
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Mar 29, 2010
On the Jellicoe Road
it was amazing
Well, I'm an official fan of Melina Marchetta now. I just love how she weaves two stories together--one from the past that explains the future one. Of ...more
not set
Jun 26, 2010
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Will Grayson, Will Grayson, #1)
liked it
I began this book liking one Will Grayson and hating the guts of the other. As the book went on, I liked John Green's Will Grayson a little less and L ...more
Sep 18, 2011
Jan 21, 2010
Keturah and Lord Death
really liked it
Keturah follows the great hart, "buck," into the forest and gets lost. Lord Death comes for her, but she bargains for another living day by teasing hi ...more
Feb 13, 2013
Jul 06, 2011
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
really liked it
Even though it was predictable, this new version of Cinderella was a fun read. There is a dreamy prince, a formal ball, a mean step-mother and step-si ...more
Mar 27, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
really liked it
Bryce and Julianna are neighbors and they both have strong feelings for each other. Julianna is in love with Bryce and has been since second grade whi ...more
not set
Aug 08, 2010
I Kill Giants
liked it
Talk about a dark story. I'm still a little creeped out from the illustrations. Though the main character "Barbara" is in elementary school, I thought ...more
Sep 22, 2011
Mar 25, 2010
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
really liked it
Loads of teen angst! All the internal conflicts without conversation for fear of appearing stupid, immature, or weird. Sound familiar?

June's uncle, F
Mar 20, 2013
Nov 06, 2012
A Monster Calls
it was amazing
This book made me cry. Patrick Ness does a wonderful job showing the anger, guilt, and denial that comes with losing a parent. Of course the nightmare ...more
Jan 25, 2012
May 02, 2011
The Brides of Rollrock Island
really liked it
Like all of Margo Lanagan's books, this one was disturbing. The story is told from the prespective of different members of the Rollrock community over ...more
Nov 28, 2012
Nov 23, 2012
The Nest
it was amazing
This book reminded me a lot of Coraline by Neil Gaiman and A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. I think this one is definitely on a lower lexile than those books and an easier, shorter read.

I really enjoye
Jan 2016
Dec 30, 2015
Endangered (Ape Quartet #1)
it was amazing
A remarkably well-written young adult book about an Congolese-American girl, who spends her school year with her white American father in Miami and he ...more
Feb 23, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
Son of the Shadows (Sevenwaters, #2)
really liked it
There is something strangely addictive about these books. I'm not saying there aren't parts that irritate me. I find them to be a bit overwritten. Sev ...more
Nov 12, 2011
Nov 12, 2011
A Greyhound of a Girl
liked it
Mary, Scarlett, Emer, and Tansey are the four women in this book and the entire book is about them.
Mary is a teenager.
Scarlett is Mary's Mother.
Jun 14, 2012
May 29, 2012
The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus, #1)
really liked it
Told from two perspectives in alternating chapters:
Nathaniel--the magician's apprentice who seeks revenge and growth beyond his training
and Bartimae
Jun 28, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Enclave (Razorland, #1)
really liked it
Deuce lives in a community known as "College Enclave," which is located underground in old subway tunnels. Each "brat" grows up to fill a role in the ...more
Jun 14, 2013
May 28, 2013
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
liked it
I hate to say it, but the ending of this book was really disappointing. Pullman seemed to lose touch with his characters the last half of this book an ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
The Night She Disappeared
really liked it
Kayla has disappeared. She went out to deliver a pizza and never came back. Drew feels guilty because he took the pizza order and didn't realize that ...more
May 25, 2013
May 18, 2013
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
liked it
I'm not sure if I'll read the next book in this series. It was a quick read, but a lot of these mean girl friendships just irritate the crap out of me ...more
not set
Nov 19, 2010
Hostage Three
liked it
A quick-paced book about a spoiled American, who finds herself hostage by Somali pirates. Nick Lake does a great job showing the humanity and world of ...more
Dec 24, 2013
Dec 22, 2013
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
really liked it
The major drawback to this book is that Suzanne Collins fills the need to blatantly review what happened in Hunger Games. Her little reminders of what ...more
not set
Feb 07, 2010
An Abundance of Katherines
it was amazing
John Green is the master of guy humor. Let's just crown him already and get it over with. This book was just too funny. Not only was I laughing out lo ...more
not set
May 12, 2010
War Dances
really liked it
This is the type of collection I love: short stories, poetry, experimental pieces composed of dialog, interview-like format. I really great collection ...more
not set
Jul 14, 2010
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
really liked it
My only disappointment with this book was that it isn't the last one! Such a great series, but I was really hoping for the FINAL conclusion. Now I hav ...more
Mar 04, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
A Tale Dark & Grimm (A Tale Dark & Grimm, #1)
liked it
I enjoyed the narrator's voice, which appeared in bold text periodically in the story. The sarcasm was very entertaining.

Still a bit too gruesome for
Dec 03, 2013
Jul 27, 2010
Tender Morsels
really liked it
The reviews on goodreads piqued my interest in Margo Lanagan. I read over and over again that she is a beautiful writer of dark subject matter that is ...more
not set
Jun 13, 2010
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