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The Midwife's Apprentice
3.71
it was amazing
The midwife finds Brat asleep in a dung heap. She says she will work for food, so the midwife takes her on, having her do the housekeeping and herb-ga ...more
May 2006
Aug 07, 2007
 
Gingerbread (Cyd Charisse, #1)
3.62
it was amazing
Cyd just got kicked out of her posh east coast boarding school and sent back to San Fransisco to live with Nancy (her mother) and Sid-dad (her step-fa ...more
Oct 2006
Jun 05, 2007
 
Elsewhere
3.91
really liked it
Liz is more than confused when she wakes up one morning to find herself on a cruise ship with a girl she’s never met before in the top bunk. But then ...more
May 2006
Aug 07, 2007
 
The Unusual Suspects (The Sisters Grimm, #2)
4.23
really liked it
Sabrina and Daphne are off to school. Daphne loves being in class with Snow White as a teacher, but Sabrina’s having a tougher time–she keeps getting ...more
May 2006
Apr 21, 2007
 
King Dork (King Dork, #1)
3.57
really liked it
An excellent anti-Catcher, pro rock-and-roll novel that is hilarious.

It also contains such passages as this:

"I should mention that Catcher in the Rye
...more
Jun 2006
Aug 21, 2007
 
Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling, #1)
3.94
it was amazing
Jessica Darling is anything but darling–so much so that her father calls her Notso. Jessica Notso Darling. She hates her friends, except for Hope, who ...more
May 2006
Aug 07, 2007
 
Rainbow Party
2.60
liked it
In this conterversial book, Gin is planning a Rainbow Party-- where a group of girls each put on a different color of lipstick and give blowjobs to a ...more
May 2006
Aug 07, 2007
 
The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, #1)
4.02
it was amazing
Sabrina can’t believe that her grandmother thinks fairy tales are real. She really can’t believe that fairy tale characters live right in Ferryport. S ...more
May 2006
Apr 21, 2007
 
Inside the Shadow City (Kiki Strike,#1)
4.06
it was amazing
Take a group of renegade girlscouts dressed as ninjas, an exiled Eastern European princess, some opium dens and theives liars, a horde of old, an enti ...more
Nov 2006
Jun 26, 2007
 
And Then There Were None
4.24
really liked it
Ten people, randomly selected, trapped on an island off the English coast, all accussed of a murder. A murder they were involved in, but didn't have e ...more
May 2006
Aug 07, 2007
 
The Witch's Boy
3.72
liked it
I didn't like this one much. I didn't like any of the characters. In the end, I think Gruber just tried to work too many fairy tales in, which just di ...more
Dec 2006
Aug 12, 2007
 
The Talented Clementine (Clementine, #2)
4.12
it was amazing
I think this one might be even more hilarious than the first one. The school is having a talent show, but there's just one problem-- Clementine doesn' ...more
Apr 2007
Apr 17, 2007
 
Cracking India
3.82
it was amazing
This book was unsuccessfully challenged in DeLand, Florida, so of course, I went out and read it right way.

Sidhwa tells the story of the partition of
...more
Feb 2006
Apr 07, 2007
 
Fables, Vol. 3: Storybook Love
4.13
it was amazing
This is great, because we have some stand-alone stories in addition to adding on to the story arc of the previous two books. There's a Civil War Era t ...more
Jun 2006
Jun 05, 2007
 
The Jacket
3.52
liked it
Phil sees a kid with his brother's jacket on and accuses the younger boy of stealing it. It turns out that Phil's mother gave it to her cleaning lady ...more
Sep 2006
Apr 11, 2007
 
Marrying Buddha
3.28
liked it
Marrying Buddha is better that Wei Hui's first book. I couldn't not read it, Shanghai Baby was so bad, it's like car crash reading-- I couldn't turn a ...more
Dec 2006
Apr 07, 2007
 
A Drowned Maiden's Hair
3.94
it was amazing
All Maud wants is to be adopted and to have a real family again. When the elderly Hawthorne sisters take her home, Maud is overjoyed. She has nice clo ...more
Jan 2007
Apr 09, 2007
 
Shanghai Baby
3.21
liked it
Wei Hui is Shanghai-ese spoiled spoiled spoiled who can think of nothing better to do, so she decides to become a writer, and because she's a writer, ...more
Jul 2006
Apr 07, 2007
 
Holes
3.94
it was amazing
Stanley Yelnats didn’t steal that pair of sneakers. They really did fall from the sky and hit him on the head. Sadly, the judge doesn’t believe him so ...more
May 2006
Apr 06, 2007
 
Mao's Last Revolution
4.02
it was amazing
Mao's Last Revolution is the first academic-level full exploration of the Cultural Revolution. It's depth and level of insight is staggering. The auth ...more
Feb 2007
Aug 06, 2007
 
Beach Babe (Babymouse (Library))
4.13
really liked it
School’s out for the summer and Babymouse and her family are off to the beach. Babymouse goes surfing, gets sunburned, goes snorkeling, builds an awes ...more
Jul 2006
Apr 06, 2007
 
Mates, Dates, and Tempting Trouble (Mates, Dates, #8)
3.79
really liked it
Luke's a dawg! And cheating on Nesta! With TJ! And it's on! Lucy sides with Nesta (especially when TJ dumps Lucy's brother OVER EMAIL) and Izzie's on ...more
Oct 2006
Jun 11, 2007
 
This Is Paradise!: My North Korean Childhood
3.83
really liked it
Kang grew up in the last 80s and 90s in North Korea. Originally, his family was relatively well off because they had chosen to stay in North Korea ins ...more
Mar 2007
May 11, 2007
 
Second Helpings (Jessica Darling, #2)
4.08
it was amazing
Jessica Darling’s grandmother, Gladie, knows more about her love-life than Jessica does herself. In fact, all the seniors at Silver Meadows nursing ho ...more
May 2006
Aug 07, 2007
 
Charmed Thirds (Jessica Darling, #3)
3.78
really liked it
Our Not-so Darling Jessica is off to college. There's lots of touching stuff with her sister and her parents and Marcus and blah blah and if you liked ...more
May 2006
Aug 11, 2007
 
Clementine (Clementine, #1)
3.90
really liked it
Clementine always pays attention, despite what her teacher says. She's just paying attention to what's going on outside the window.

Here we have heroin
...more
Apr 2007
Apr 07, 2007
 
Mates, Dates, and Chocolate Cheats (Mates, Dates, #10)
3.77
really liked it
We're back to Izzie and back to super-preachy. Izzie's got curves, and as all curvy girls know, there's a fine line between curvy and fat and we often ...more
Oct 2006
Aug 07, 2007
 
A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1)
4.08
it was amazing
Oh my.

This has to be the funniest thing I've read since Moore's Lamb : The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal.

One day, during a tragic
...more
May 2006
Apr 04, 2007
 
Fables: Homelands (Fables, #6)
4.30
it was amazing
We start with a one-off on where Jack went to, which introduces his own new spin-off series.

In the mean time, we see Fabletown, where Blue has run off
...more
Jun 2006
Aug 11, 2007
 
Visiting Day
4.27
liked it
A picture book about a girl and her grandmother (whom she lives with) visiting her dad in prison. It talks about the routine they go through on this s ...more
Dec 2006
Apr 11, 2007
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