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Tuck Everlasting
really liked it
Something in this book captures a very ordinary, real-life feel. Nothing is over dramatic, the story runs in an even flow. The story itself on a bigge ...more
Jul 2007
Nov 10, 2007
My Brother Sam Is Dead
did not like it
I'm generally a sucker for Newbery's, and will often pick them off the shelf with little more than that to recommend them. This was one such choice, b ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 12, 2013
The Yearling
it was amazing
"[Sorrow] strkes the same all over. [It] makes a different kind 'o mark in different places."

The Yearling, like its Florida setting, is Slow growing,
Nov 2010
Aug 06, 2010
The View from Saturday
liked it
While not my favorite of Konigsburg, this is still a worthwhile story. The narrative sequence is interesting, moving between characters and back and f ...more
Mar 21, 2008
Mar 15, 2008
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
really liked it
One of my English professors frequently notes that the current generation is probably more visually astute than past. Basically, where we may lack ver ...more
Mar 2008
Feb 02, 2008
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
really liked it
Konigsburg is exceedingly good at two things as a children's author, the first being her ability to write very convincingly in first person when the n ...more
not set
Jan 15, 2008
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
really liked it
I find myself highly impressed with Lowry's ability to create a story which both deals with complex questions about life and yet remains innocent enou ...more
Aug 2014
Mar 22, 2008
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
really liked it
The forward to the copy I read of this book told how it serve to "convince us that our own foibles and quirks are both as individual as a fingerprint ...more
not set
Jan 2007
Oct 11, 2007
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village
liked it
This book is a collection of monologues of characters, high and low, from a medieval town. It was written by a librarian in responce to a very fine cl ...more
not set
Feb 02, 2008
Ginger Pye (The Pyes, #1)
liked it
The parts I liked best about this book had very little to do with the story. I really loved Rachel Pye and her child's experience and understanding of ...more
Jun 2015
Jan 13, 2015
The Moorchild
really liked it
Still an old, friendly favorite.

Our world--the things that make up our immediate culture and community--is sometimes too small for us. At such times w
Apr 2017
Oct 2010
Oct 22, 2010
Where the Wild Things Are
really liked it
This book is widely acclaimed, and for good reason. Who wouldn't want to wander off to a dream land of wild and play--with creatures who are fearfully ...more
not set
Nov 26, 2007
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
liked it
Historical fiction set in the New England American colonies around the time of the witch trials. The story is easy and enjoyable to read. Its a good s ...more
not set
Oct 24, 2007
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
really liked it
I love Mr. Chabon's prose, and he is a particular genius at metaphor. His imagination is top of the line, his story is interesting and solid, his them ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 30, 2010
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Rats of NIMH, #1)
really liked it
I love rereading my childhood favorites and finding them to be favorites still. This was, and always will be, one of those.
Oct 2014
Sep 16, 2014
Gilead (Gilead, #1)
it was amazing
not set
Oct 15, 2007
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
really liked it
Jan 2010
Oct 31, 2013
Peace Like a River
really liked it
Mar 21, 2008
Nov 06, 2007
Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
liked it
Dec 2008
Dec 25, 2007
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