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Incantation
3.85
really liked it
I really liked this book. For kids that are interested in historical fiction and like more gritty reads, this book is for them. It is a look at the wa ...more
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
 
The Magician's Elephant
3.82
liked it
Peter lives in a small apartment with an old soldier who is supposed to be his care taker. But the old soldier just drills him in military exercises. ...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
 
Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings, #1)
3.65
really liked it
Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris--the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a r ...more
Oct 30, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
 
The Book Thief
4.36
it was amazing
It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quit ...more
Sep 24, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
 
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
3.59
really liked it
This book is probably for middle school and up. I would be hesitant to give it to a sixth grader because of how creepy it is but it is not inappropria ...more
Mar 12, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4.21
it was amazing
Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor. This haunting nove ...more
Oct 08, 2012
Oct 09, 2012
 
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
3.96
liked it
I was very intrigued by most of this book. I would go so far as say loving it but found the ending not quite what I thought it should be. But I will p ...more
Jun 05, 2013
May 30, 2013
 
Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)
4.00
liked it
Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, ...more
Oct 29, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
 
Umbrella Summer
4.04
it was ok
This book is definitely for upper elementary. Annie is a young girl whose brother died a little less than a year ago. And she is dealing with it by wo ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
4.04
liked it
Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew—just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad rece ...more
Sep 24, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
 
Huck: The Remarkable True Story of How One Lost Puppy Taught a Family - and a Whole Town - About Hope and Happy Endings
3.63
did not like it
**spoiler alert** Michael was four when his relentless campaign for a dog began. At seven he made a PowerPoint presentation, “My Dog,” with headings l ...more
Jun 03, 2013
May 22, 2013
 
The Dollhouse Murders
3.96
liked it
I remember reading this books when I was a kid. I liked the book and it still gave me the creeps. This is a mystery/ghost story. This book did seem a ...more
Mar 19, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
American Born Chinese
3.88
liked it
A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who mo ...more
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
 
What I Saw and How I Lied
3.53
liked it
When Evie's father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought more back with h ...more
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
 
Feathers
3.64
it was ok
“Hope is the thing with feathers” starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasn’t thought much about hope. There are so many other things ...more
Jun 10, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
4.05
liked it
**spoiler alert** The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once- ...more
Jun 07, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
 
Shakespeare Bats Cleanup (Shakespeare Bats Cleanup, #1)
3.73
liked it
When MVP Kevin Boland gets the news that he has mono and won't be seeing a baseball field for a while, he suddenly finds himself scrawling a poem down ...more
Oct 30, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
 
This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, #1)
3.84
it was ok
Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures...unti ...more
Oct 09, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
 
Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls
3.73
liked it
Based on an actual crime in 1955, this YA novel is at once a mystery and a coming-of-age story. The brutal murder of two teenage girls on the last day ...more
Sep 24, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
 
The Grimm Legacy (The Grimm Legacy, #1)
3.87
it was ok
I thought this book had a lot of potential when I first started reading. I love the ideas behind this book- the idea of a library of magical and histo ...more
Mar 18, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
Does My Head Look Big In This?
3.64
liked it
When sixteen-year-old Amal decides to wear the hijab full-time, her entire world changes, all because of a piece of cloth...

Sixteen-year-old Amal make
...more
Nov 27, 2012
Nov 27, 2012
 
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
3.82
liked it
Margaret Rose King gets sent to summer camp because her parents don't want to take her on a dig to Peru and her favorite uncles don't want her either. ...more
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
The Lions of Little Rock
4.22
liked it
Two girls separated by race form an unbreakable bond during the tumultuous integration of Little Rock schools in 1958.

Twelve-year-old Marlee doesn't h
...more
Dec 16, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
 
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)
3.70
really liked it
Who is Jenna Fox? Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told that is her name. She has just awoken from a coma, they tell her, and she is still recovering ...more
Oct 30, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
 
My Most Excellent Year
4.04
did not like it
Best friends and unofficial brothers since they were six, ninth-graders T.C. and Augie have got the world figured out. But that all changes when both ...more
Oct 09, 2012
Oct 09, 2012
 
Tomorrow Will Be Better
3.78
it was ok
This book was depressing and lacked the charm of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I just didn't love Margy the way I loved Francie.
May 31, 2012
May 31, 2012
 
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
3.83
really liked it
Your best friend hates you. The guy you liked hates you. Your entire group of friends hates you.

All because you did the right thing.

Welcome to life fo
...more
Nov 21, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
 
The Friendship
3.92
liked it
I love her novels and the stories were pretty good but not as touching as Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry or The Land.
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
 
Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems)
3.80
liked it
This is a collection of poems all about different things but in the form of sijo.
May 2012
May 07, 2012
 
Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise
3.66
liked it
I loved the illustrations the most. The story was secondary for me.
Nov 30, 2013
Nov 30, 2013
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