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After
3.73
really liked it
Devon was home sick from school the day the police came knocking on doors, looking for any information about the newborn baby just found in a trash ca ...more
Oct 2009
Oct 11, 2009
 
Charisma
3.56
liked it
Aislyn is cripplingly shy: she's very smart and could have won the state science fair with her research on gene therapies, if only she'd been able to ...more
Oct 2014
Oct 18, 2014
 
All the Lovely Bad Ones
4.02
it was ok
Travis and Corey are spending the summer at the grandmother's isolated Vermont inn--an excellent alternative to the summer camp they got banned from a ...more
Dec 2009
Dec 29, 2009
 
The Lost Daughter
3.86
really liked it
Certainly not a happy, joyous read--this one is about a divorced woman on a beach vacation, watching the large (and sometimes obnoxious) family nearby ...more
Jan 2015
Dec 28, 2011
 
Trollhunters
3.53
liked it
I adore Daniel Kraus and all his weird, deeply psychologically troubled characters and plots.

This was not one of them.

Oh, it was good, and enjoyable,
...more
Jun 2015
Jun 26, 2015
 
More Than This
4.03
it was amazing
The first part of this, I loved completely, solidly 5- star if not six. Mysterious and wonderful and confusing and compelling.

Then it's afflicted with
...more
Jan 05, 2014
Apr 10, 2013
 
George
4.01
really liked it
In spite of the title, this book isn't about George: it's about Melissa, the fourth-grade girl who people think is a boy. She knows she isn't, that sh ...more
Sep 2015
Sep 11, 2015
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.30
really liked it
[June 2012]
So I see that I gave this 5 stars back when I first read it, when I stayed up long past bedtime with an ARC, eagerly devouring page after p
...more
May 2009
May 28, 2009
 
See Jane Run
3.39
it was ok
Face on the Milk Carton meets Rules For Disappearing, now with 40% more plot holes.

While rooting through her parents' things in search of a particular
...more
Apr 2014
Apr 14, 2014
 
The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)
4.10
liked it
I wanted so, so badly to love this, after loving The Monstrumologist series and really digging the apocalypse in general. But this... I liked it. It w ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 08, 2013
 
Which Brings Me to You
3.46
really liked it
I need a half-star. Because this book was fun, and cute, and enjoyable. It was really, really good chick lit. But chick lit doesn't really deserve fou ...more
Nov 2006
Apr 05, 2007
 
Fangirl
4.12
really liked it
Didn't love this as much as Eleanor and Park, mostly because I didn't care about the bits of Simon Snow and the fanfic version throughout (though prop ...more
Jul 2013
Jul 15, 2013
 
Buddha, Vol. 8: Jetavana
4.37
it was amazing
I feel almost guilty, listing this as 8 books, when it's really one 3200-page epic story.

I don't have much to say by way of review except that it's am
...more
Dec 2007
Dec 30, 2007
 
The Row
3.83
really liked it
When Riley was six years old, her father was arrested for murdering three women and sentenced to death. Eleven years later, he's exhausted his appeals ...more
Jun 11, 2016
Jun 11, 2016
 
Dangerously Alice (Alice, #19)
3.94
it was ok
There are so many things in this series that ring true--namely, the focus on sex (discussion of, speculation on, and who's having) in the recent books ...more
May 2007
May 14, 2007
 
Tenderness
3.70
liked it
I don't know what it is about Robert Cormier, but I keep picking up his books even though I don't like his writing style. They're just growing on me. ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 01, 2008
 
Get Well Soon (Anna Bloom, #1)
3.79
it was ok
Read a little better than half of this but don't really care how it ends. Anna is a chatty teen struggling with depression and panic attacks, recoveri ...more
Nov 2014
Nov 21, 2014
 
The Truth About Alice
3.67
really liked it
Everyone knows what--or rather, who--Alice did at the party. And if that weren't bad enough, she sent all those texts to Brandon, those filthy texts, ...more
Apr 2014
Apr 10, 2014
 
Wintergirls
3.98
it was amazing
Not much to say about this besides wow. This may be Anderson's strongest title since Speak and I think this may top it, even. Gut-wrenching, emotional ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 16, 2009
 
How to Set a Fire and Why
3.60
it was amazing
Lucia is off to a new high school, having been kicked out of her old one for stabbing another student with a pencil. (She did tell him not to touch he ...more
Jun 2016
Jun 16, 2016
 
Clariel (Abhorsen, #4)
3.78
liked it
A return to the Old Kingdom? Yes please!

This is a prequel to the original trilogy, a backstory to a character I had, frankly, forgotten. (A cursory Go
...more
Aug 2016
Aug 28, 2016
 
Bellweather Rhapsody
3.78
really liked it
The once-grand Bellweather Hotel is hosting its 30th Statewide High School Music Festival--band members, orchestra members, and chorus members swarm t ...more
Nov 2014
Nov 18, 2014
 
Fallout
3.76
really liked it
Everyone in the neighborhood made fun of Scott's dad when he started building the bomb shelter. Sure, everyone knows the threat of the Russians, but i ...more
Dec 2015
Dec 28, 2015
 
Bone Gap
3.86
liked it
I struggled with this one. Admittedly, I've been in a Reading slump lately, but I wanted so badly to love this. But..

I love the premise: Finn is the o
...more
Sep 2015
Oct 11, 2015
 
The Marvelous Land of Oz (Oz, #2)
3.82
liked it
Another road-trip formula, with odd creatures going to Emerald City, and then escaping the Emerald City to find Glinda because the EC has been overrun ...more
Apr 2015
Apr 05, 2015
 
Diary of a Haunting (Diary of a Haunting, #1)
3.38
really liked it
After the divorce, Paige's mom enrolls in classes in Environmental Somethingorother at the University of Idaho, which means Paige and her brother are ...more
Jan 2016
Jan 01, 2016
 
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher (Family Fletcher, #1)
3.99
it was amazing
Eli is thrilled to start his new school for genius kids, but he's nervous about starting forth grade without his brother Jax. Jax is nervous about mov ...more
Aug 11, 2017
Aug 12, 2017
 
The Last Good Day of the Year
3.72
really liked it
Late at night on New Year's Eve, while her parents imbibed at their party upstairs, 7-year-old Samantha saw a man in a Santa Claus costume open their ...more
May 2015
May 13, 2015
 
If You Lived When Women Won Their Rights
4.15
really liked it
This is the kind of book that made me angry, but not at the book itself: it absolutely baffles me that it took so long to achieve such basic rights, f ...more
Nov 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Better Nate Than Ever (Better Nate Than Ever #1)
3.95
really liked it
Nate's small Pennsylvania town is filled with people who don't understand him--and actively dislike what they see in him. He's called all sorts of nam ...more
Aug 2014
Aug 22, 2014
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