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Hearts & Other Body Parts
3.71
it was amazing
Fast-paced and fabulously fun, Hearts & Other Body Parts is a freaky fusion of folklore that completely rocks my socks. Fantasy, science-fiction a ...more
Mar 29, 2017
Mar 30, 2017
Jan 19, 2017
 
Shadowshaper (Shadowshaper, #1)
3.82
it was amazing
To be sure, when a “random old white dude” fancies himself as THE anthropologist guru of urban spirituality systems, and thusly thrusts himself into t ...more
Jul 2015
Jun 17, 2015
 
Wild Lily
3.42
really liked it
It is not typical, particularly in 1921, for a soon-to-be-seventeen-year-old to causally request an airplane for his birthday. Antony’s English home, ...more
Mar 27, 2017
Jan 19, 2017
 
The Blood of Emmett Till
4.15
it was amazing
Three months later, this book is still on my mind.
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It seems like I've always known Emmett Till's stor
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Jun 2017
Jan 29, 2017
 
The Moth
4.37
it was amazing
An unbelievably awesome collection of fifty true stories, The Moth is the first book that I've read that I can unabashedly, enthusiastically, recommen ...more
Jan 10, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
 
It's Kind of a Funny Story
4.14
liked it
In Its Kind of a Funny Story, the reader spends a period of time in a 15-year-old boy's life.

I found Craig to be a bit of an atypical teen-aged boy,
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Sep 25, 2012
Aug 08, 2012
 
Lifers
3.05
really liked it
Particularly pertinent in current political climate, this fresh Middle-Grade mystery-adventure is a phenomenally fantastic read for all ages. Mace may ...more
Feb 27, 2017
Jan 19, 2017
 
A Night Divided
4.31
it was amazing
Imagine a couple members of your family go out of town for a night. When darkness descends a fence is erected; enclosing your home, neighbors and half ...more
Sep 18, 2015
Sep 08, 2015
 
The Sun Is Also a Star
4.13
it was amazing
Ms. Yoon has taken the phrase “a lot can happen in one day” to whole new level.

Daniel is the son of Korean immigrants. His parents think he’s not Kor
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Nov 18, 2016
Jul 29, 2016
 
No Good Deed
3.75
really liked it
I was an incredibly smart teenager. Much wiser than my parents, for sure. For the most part, I received exactly the adoration I deserved, which is to ...more
Jul 23, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
 
The Baby
3.29
really liked it
When I opened The Baby, I anticipated a quirky, mystery-comedic-misadventure of baby-sitting gone hilariously wrong. With a dash of adolescence adorat ...more
Jun 06, 2017
Jan 19, 2017
 
Schizo
3.70
it was amazing
Miles Cole will steal your heart. Unwittingly and apologetically, he’ll shatter it. With determination and pride, he’ll help to piece it together with ...more
Jan 02, 2015
Jun 05, 2014
 
The Roses Underneath
3.98
really liked it
Just heard: the sequel, WHAT IS FORGIVEN is coming out in September!
Can not wait.
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Feb 25, 2014
Feb 05, 2014
 
Love Letters to the Dead
3.82
it was amazing
Passages from this phenomenal story pop into my head, even though I read this more than a year ago.
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Apr 02, 2016
Apr 23, 2014
 
Eden Summer
3.82
it was amazing
Words are influential, able to constructively and destructively affect both the speaker and the audience. Final words feel eerily efficacious; especia ...more
Jun 21, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
 
Teaching the Cat to Sit: A Memoir
4.27
it was amazing

Ms. Theall bares her heart and soul honestly, yet delicately, in this magnetic memoir; and I am forever grateful to her for doing so. I won’t pretend
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Jul 26, 2014
May 06, 2014
 
The Date to Save
3.77
really liked it
This succinct story is an oral documentary, delivered in written format. Quite appealing to this avid reader, it seemed to create the quick, concise m ...more
Aug 05, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
 
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
3.77
it was amazing
It seems so simple to become somewhat self-absorbed (or perhaps that's just me) that I can not help but marvel at those curious creatures that grasp a ...more
Jun 10, 2017
May 18, 2017
 
The Black Book
4.22
really liked it
Particularly fine Patterson book, definitely kept me guessing!
Oct 02, 2017
Mar 29, 2017
 
Longbow Girl
3.86
it was amazing
One of the coolest things about Longbow Girl is that while the events happen in present day, one character lives in an actual castle and another on a ...more
Oct 18, 2016
Jul 21, 2016
 
The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch, #1)
3.45
it was amazing
Four years after reading The Iron Witch, passages still pop into my head. I treasure this trilogy.
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May 25, 2013
Jun 06, 2013
 
Forevermore
4.18
really liked it
Ah, the quintessential love story. This is the Hershey’s chocolate bar. It is the song that makes you grin, pump up the volume and dance. It is, in a ...more
Aug 2013
Jul 30, 2013
 
Shadowhouse Fall (Shadowshaper, #2)
4.42
it was amazing
Sierra and her wildly creative companions were captivating in Shadowshaper. Clever consolidation of mad musical, verbal and graffiti-art skills create ...more
Sep 04, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
 
Disappeared
3.90
it was amazing
Existence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico requires a combination of courage, vigilance and restraint. The typical work-day commute equals exposure to potenti ...more
Sep 15, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
 
Young Man with Camera
3.30
it was amazing
I want to say that Young Man With Camera packs a powerful punch because my heart is heavily bruised; but that cliché is actually inaccurate. Instead, ...more
Aug 25, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
 
Adnan's Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial
4.12
it was amazing
I am so glad that I read this book, but at the same time, I almost long for my ignorance. It is easier to be unaware of how disturbingly incompetent a ...more
Sep 25, 2016
Sep 20, 2016
 
Those Across the River
3.64
it was amazing
Ignorance is bliss. Sometimes, "because we've always done it" is the best answer. Some things are better left alone, even when they appear to defy log ...more
Sep 2012
Aug 02, 2011
 
Servants of the Storm
3.70
really liked it
Scintillatingly succulent, Servants of the Storm sucks you in with the force of a Frog Strangler and captures you completely with its ferocious, pheno ...more
Nov 02, 2015
Jul 22, 2015
 
The Trump Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living Through What You Hoped Would Never Happen
3.80
really liked it
This was an impulse buy at my beloved indie, Fountain Bookstore. The title amused me & I thought the book would be funny. It was not. It was inter ...more
May 31, 2017
Mar 15, 2017
 
You Are Here: An Owner's Manual for Dangerous Minds
4.18
it was amazing
Yet another book that is spectacular to have on hand when I need a lift.
Jul 18, 2017
Jun 10, 2017
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