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Tuck Everlasting
3.86
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
3.39
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
3.99
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,
...more
Nov 2010
Aug 06, 2010
 
The View from Saturday
3.74
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
4.23
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
4.15
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)
4.12
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)
4.04
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
3.62
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)
3.67
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
3.92
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
...more
Apr 2017
Oct 2010
Oct 22, 2010
 
Where the Wild Things Are
4.22
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
3.97
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
3.69
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)
4.13
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)
3.84
it was amazing
None
not set
Oct 15, 2007
 
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
4.11
really liked it
None
Jan 2010
Oct 31, 2013
 
Peace Like a River
3.98
really liked it
None
Mar 21, 2008
Nov 06, 2007
 
Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
4.08
liked it
None
Dec 2008
Dec 25, 2007
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