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Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting
3.76
did not like it
What I learned from this book - Stahl is an arrogant, non-realistic, selfish women. Honestly, I only read about 50 pages I was so disgusted with her v ...more
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Apr 20, 2016
 
Heartbeats (DeLuca Family, #1)
3.80
really liked it
This is the second time I read this novel and I must say I enjoyed it more the second time around – increased it a star. However, I personally think i ...more
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Sep 22, 2011
 
Land of Careful Shadows (Jimmy Vega Mystery, #1)
3.77
really liked it
This book was recommended to me by the author herself when she read how much I enjoyed The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. Although b ...more
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Jan 12, 2015
 
The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1)
3.87
really liked it
I love the way Kade is able to write on paranormal topics, yet make it all so realistic. She stretches her stories just enough without going overboard ...more
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Nov 20, 2014
 
Stoner & Spaz (Stoner & Spaz, #1)
3.60
liked it
I chose this book because like the protagonist I have spastic cerebal palsy, also similar to Ben it affects only one side of my body. I was interested ...more
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Dec 17, 2013
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.26
really liked it
For being a book about two teenagers with cancer, I was impressed with Green’s ability to add just the right amount of humor. One page you may be laug ...more
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Jun 18, 2012
 
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir
3.93
it was amazing
For being a graphic novel, this book HAS feeling. I smiled, laughed, turned red, cried, got angry and almost throw up - while reading this book. And, ...more
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Aug 29, 2014
 
Murder in McHenry
3.46
it was ok
I live in McHenry, where this murder took place and vaguely know the Scharff family. While the premise was on the murder of Paul Scharff’s father and ...more
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Nov 03, 2014
 
The Silver Kiss
3.67
really liked it
3.5 stars

Krause is one of my favorite paranormal authors. In fact, I don't understand how the Twilight series was the series that made vampires and we
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Oct 05, 2014
 
The Night Bookmobile
3.48
it was ok
**spoiler alert** **THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS**


This book was a MAJOR disappointment for me. I honestly can't believe an author would write such a
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Nov 03, 2012
 
The Book of Unknown Americans
3.85
it was amazing
4.5 stars

This book reminded me a lot of a Hispanic version of Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey. It includes several stories told from multiple immig
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Oct 23, 2014
 
The Definition of Wind: A Novel
3.59
really liked it
The sequel of The Language of Sand will not disappoint you. This series will touch every woman’s soul. The continuation of Abgail’s personal growth an ...more
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Mar 28, 2013
 
Help for the Haunted
3.60
did not like it
1.5 Stars!

I haven’t read a great horror book, since I used to read Stephen King novels years ago. Not that you should compare other horror novels to t
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Jun 14, 2014
 
The Good, the Bad and the Hair
3.81
it was ok
2.5 STAR RATING


“If you like dark and depressing reads, my books may not be for you. But if you like light-hearted, happily-ever-after entertainment…”
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Dec 21, 2011
 
Unwind (Unwind, #1)
4.18
it was amazing
I have mentioned that I am getting bored and sick of dystopian novels, however this one was FANTASTIC. Shusterman is an exceptional writer and with so ...more
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Nov 06, 2013
 
Summer of the Mariposas
3.80
really liked it
I had the great please of meeting Guadalupe Garcia McCall at the Austin Teen Book Festival this past September. Then I had the pleasure of reading her ...more
Nov 14, 2012
Sep 29, 2012
 
We Are Water
3.79
it was amazing
One of the many reasons I love Wally Lamb’s novels is his ability to capture the woman’s voice. I was truly amazed by this craft in his first novel, S ...more
Jul 31, 2013
May 04, 2013
 
The Girls from Corona del Mar
3.51
it was amazing
Some readers enjoy plot-driven novels, others prefer the scenic descriptives and still other readers desire specific genres of books. While I enjoy a ...more
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Sep 16, 2014
 
Before I Go to Sleep
3.87
it was amazing
I LOVED the book. It kept me guessing and unlike most comments above I enjoyed the repeating and Christine's constant changing of her mind because it ...more
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Nov 30, 2011
 
Circus Mirandus
4.10
really liked it
This reminded of a circus version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - what a WONDERLAND for boys and girls alike. As an adult reading the book, it ...more
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Jun 18, 2015
 
The Hired Girl
3.97
it was amazing
In the year 1911, a 14 year old girl runs away after her mother dies because her father treats her like a servant. He won't give her a dime for her la ...more
Feb 08, 2016
Jan 12, 2016
 
84, Charing Cross Road
4.19
it was amazing
A true treasure for all book lovers!! At first, I thought Hanff was a rude selfish woman, but quickly learned to love her sarcastic humor. Taking plac ...more
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Apr 11, 2014
 
Wonder
4.43
really liked it
I loved this book. I loved August’s strength. I loved his sister’s honesty, even if not spoken directly to August. I loved his friends and their suppo ...more
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Dec 16, 2013
 
Looking for Alaska
4.08
liked it
Another coming-of-age novel that I feel all teens can enjoy. I feel the story portrays enough aspects of teen life to be relevant to all teens in one ...more
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Jul 27, 2012
 
Under the Wide and Starry Sky
3.57
liked it
I started this book thinking I would absolutely love it. Not only because I loved Loving Frank, being about an historical author, but also because the ...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
Stealing Lincoln's Body
3.70
liked it
For a history buff, this book may have A LOT of appeal for my it introduced way too many characters at the same time. I had a difficult time keeping t ...more
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Aug 22, 2012
 
Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass
4.15
it was amazing
I have read several biographies on Frederick Douglass before. I have always been fascinated with his life story. However, I have never read a kid’s bo ...more
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Apr 13, 2012
 
Will & Whit
3.73
it was ok
2.5 stars!!

The story was just OK. I have read much better YA graphic novels recently and I am surprised this was a winner of the YALSA Great Graphic N
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Mar 28, 2014
 
Good Kings Bad Kings
3.91
it was amazing
I love when books grab you from the very first page. I knew right away I would love this book. Even though it was a heart-wrenching read the character ...more
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Oct 28, 2013
 
Bellman & Black
3.04
it was ok
I was very excited to read this ARC since I loved Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale. I felt that premise of the novel was confusing or at least needed ...more
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Sep 29, 2013
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