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Close Your Pretty Eyes
3.91
really liked it
Although I liked this book, I hated Olivia Glass. The girl is an absolute state - a turmoil mind caused by her abusive, alcoholic mother. Olivia conti ...more
Sep 14, 2015
Aug 21, 2015
 
Enduring Love (Sydney Cove, #3)
4.16
it was amazing
Remarkable ending to a fine series of Sydney Cove. Book 3 is ever the better than 2. I'm happy to have finished this tear-jerker. So happy that John a ...more
Jul 22, 2015
Jun 29, 2015
 
Boy on the Edge
3.62
it was amazing
The story of Henry William Richard Charles, a crippled boy with a clubbed foot and strange features, endlessly bullied by other kids, is sent to a hom ...more
Dec 05, 2015
Oct 29, 2015
 
A Death in White Bear Lake: The True Chronicle of an All-American Town
4.04
really liked it
Yes this book is good. It's also very disturbing in places and boring in others.
Lois Jurgens had a mental illness that clearly effected her judging i
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not set
Feb 16, 2013
 
The Stolen Weekend: A Short Story
3.87
it was amazing
A lovely short story. I enjoyed reading this.
Jan 26, 2015
Dec 10, 2014
 
The Case of the Vanishing Emerald (Maisie Hitchins, #2)
4.03
it was amazing
The second one in a series, is as good as the first one. Sweet little detective, Maisie Hitchins is asked to help solve the disapeared of a piece of J ...more
Jul 13, 2015
Jul 03, 2015
 
A Dog Called Homeless
4.17
really liked it
Although this story took me a few chapters to get inside my head, I began to enjoy it. By the end, it choked me up with emotion. I thought the charact ...more
Dec 22, 2015
Dec 09, 2015
 
The Wicked Girls
3.48
really liked it
When I first began reading, I didn't like it, actually I hated it. It's a horrible reminder of 'Broken Britain' and the failure in the U.K. social and ...more
Jul 10, 2015
Jun 05, 2015
 
Seal Island
3.69
it was amazing
A very lovely book; including the front cover! A nice children's book with some illustrations. I found the writing relaxing and thoughtful. Graces' ch ...more
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 14, 2014
 
The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders
3.99
it was amazing
Poor sweet Sanford Wesley Clark. What a sad situation he suffered and endured! I felt grateful that his elder sister Jessie came to his rescue. I was ...more
Jan 16, 2016
Jan 05, 2016
 
The Escape
3.58
it was amazing
I like these easy reads, quick read books. You can get through them within a few days, and they are without any hard words so you don't have to leaf t ...more
Dec 07, 2015
Dec 02, 2015
 
Fly Away
3.87
it was amazing
A different kind of book. It is printed for small children with big letters. A nice front cover. A story about the worries of flooding with a gentlene ...more
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 18, 2014
 
Night Runner
3.33
it was ok
Poor Zinny; all that trouble. I didn't like this book. It is aimed at older teens, ones leaving school, I'd say. A lot of swearing. Despite all what I ...more
May 29, 2015
May 21, 2015
 
Ivy and Bean (Ivy and Bean, #1)
3.92
really liked it
A good book. I did like Bean and how she fights back against her annoying sister. Parents should train to be referees when they are playing - somethin ...more
Oct 08, 2014
Oct 04, 2014
 
Shutter Island
4.08
it was amazing
A very good book. It gave me the chills. The book had an amazing ending. A real page turner. I read it before I watched the movie so that I could feel ...more
not set
Feb 13, 2013
 
Only Child
3.97
it was amazing
A very powerful book with very powerful characters. It was scary and disturbing; very realistic. My heart went out to both Lydia and little Robert. Th ...more
Oct 19, 2016
Sep 28, 2016
 
The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer
4.12
it was amazing
A very disturbing book. It did scare me. I liked Philip Carlo's writing and how he brings out as much as possible about Richard Leonard Kuklinski's li ...more
Nov 23, 2015
Sep 21, 2015
 
The Big Snuggle-Up
3.38
it was amazing
A perfect book for small children. It teaches love, warmth, understanding and consideration for others with animals. The illustrations are wonderful. ...more
Jul 07, 2014
Jul 07, 2014
 
Jon for Short
3.44
liked it
Easy reading and scary, although the repetitive parts really annoyed me. The end is strange leaving the reader to make own decision upon ending.
Dec 09, 2014
Dec 08, 2014
 
North of Nowhere
3.90
it was ok
I didn't like this one. The beginning I found to be boring. The middle bit picked up a little with the mystery unfolding, but in all it wasn't as good ...more
Oct 20, 2015
Oct 02, 2015
 
The Sleeper and the Spindle
3.90
really liked it
This was different to what I had expected. I liked the front cover. A little scary and unpleasant in some places; so some kids may find it upsetting.
Nov 10, 2014
Nov 05, 2014
 
The Hidden Places Of Britain
4.00
really liked it
A great piece of descriptive non-fiction. The Hidden Places truly do sound hidden - for I have never heard of them. Leslie Thomas' writing is good eve ...more
Jul 2014
Jun 05, 2014
 
When the Butterflies Came
4.23
liked it
A boring start until half-way then it started to get interesting. I'm glad this book worked itself out in the end with a nice and happy ending. Very h ...more
Apr 24, 2015
Apr 10, 2015
 
The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #4)
3.83
really liked it
A little different to the three other instalments. A feeling of dread spreads over you when the situation gets much more difficult. Although, this one ...more
Mar 24, 2017
Mar 16, 2017
 
Stuck
4.21
really liked it
Brilliant illustrations. Drawings very good, really liked. Story; everything gets stuck in the tree.
Oct 2015
Oct 01, 2015
 
The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #3)
3.91
really liked it
**spoiler alert** This third instalment was much better than the second. A little more dilemma. Poor aunt Josephine being afraid of everything and the ...more
Feb 14, 2017
Jan 26, 2017
 
The Freedom Tree
3.25
it was amazing
Yes, I liked this one. It's very exiting. This book captured me from the beginning and gripped me until the end.
not set
Feb 13, 2013
 
The Midwich Cuckoos
3.92
really liked it
This book was good. John Wyndham can keep you interested right until the end. My only snag with it was that in some places it's a little long-winded. ...more
Jun 19, 2013
May 20, 2013
 
311 Pelican Court
4.15
it was amazing
Yes, as always, I enjoyed reading this third instalment to the Cedar Cove series. This time based on the battling couple of Zachary and Rosie Cox who ...more
Nov 17, 2015
Sep 16, 2015
 
Waiting For Anya
3.90
liked it
I liked it. I preferred 'Twist of Gold'- a much better story. It's nice. The front cover looks very good.
not set
Feb 13, 2013
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