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A Season of Eden
3.29
really liked it
I literally just finished a few minutes ago, so I'm still digesting. After the Twilight series, I wanted a love story. This one came from the publishe ...more
Sep 2008
Sep 17, 2008
 
Eleanor & Park
4.11
it was amazing
I finished reading this about 15 minutes ago, and then spent those 15 minutes emailing a friend who recently read and loved this book to try to even b ...more
Mar 16, 2014
Jun 04, 2013
 
Between Mom and Jo
3.93
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I wanted to like this book. I really did. I love the concept of a teen dealing with his parents' divorce, especially if those two pa ...more
Jul 2008
Oct 19, 2007
 
The Higher Power of Lucky (The Hard Pan Trilogy, #1)
3.57
it was amazing
This Newbery Award winner was a really sweet book. Ten year old Lucky struggles to find her place. After listening in on 12-step programs for various ...more
Feb 2008
Dec 28, 2007
 
Tenderness
3.70
really liked it
I am a sick, sick person and loved, loved, loved this book! I have a soft spot for loveable serial killers, and Eric is one. I loved the multiple poin ...more
Mar 2009
Oct 24, 2008
 
Maggie's Second Chance
4.17
really liked it
This story will both break and warm your heart, as Maggie is left behind then taken to a shelter. The illustrations of the people are mediocre, but Ma ...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
 
Olive's Ocean
3.78
liked it
Martha travels with her family to her grandmother's house. She has a lot on her mind, from finding out that the nobody girl in her class thought that ...more
May 2008
May 09, 2008
 
Crank (Crank, #1)
4.16
it was amazing
Sooooooooo scary in how real life is scary. A good girl watches herself spiral into a pit of bad behaviors. Definitely mature themes regarding drugs, ...more
Mar 2009
Jun 30, 2008
 
A Child's Life: Other Stories
4.01
it was amazing
An absolutely heart-breaking piece of art. This autobiographically-inspired collection of graphics tells of girls' struggles with sex, drugs, and abus ...more
Dec 2007
Oct 12, 2007
 
A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy
2.89
it was ok
Holy saccharine suitcase batman! Cut idea about a mom taking something of her son's with her on a work trip. Too sweet to go too far, but very young c ...more
Apr 05, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
Romeo & Juliet: A BabyLit Counting Primer
3.94
really liked it
A board counting book. Shakespeare-fan parents will love the details; their babies will love the muted, colorful pictures.

I do fear that using the ex
...more
Nov 03, 2011
Nov 03, 2011
 
Do Princesses Have Best Friends Forever?
3.67
liked it
Adorable book about two new friends. A couple of the two-page spreads bothered me, as they felt really out of place (like the elephant poop). But girl ...more
Jan 19, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
 
Dini Dinosaur
3.52
Cute, kids would giggle. But why didn't Mama undress Dini before his bath? Or after his shoes?
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
 
Ask the Dark
3.64
it was ok
I wanted to like this because of the blurb, but I... didn't. The killer wasn't believable. He didn't tell us the gruesome details; there was way too m ...more
Jul 06, 2015
Jul 06, 2015
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
really liked it
**spoiler alert** [Spoilers are not specific but I might not have wanted to read these comments before reading the book...]

I loved this series. Howeve
...more
Sep 2010
Jan 08, 2010
 
Impulse (Impulse, #1)
4.29
really liked it
Another Hopkins novel in verse, centralized around three teens who attempted to commit suicide. Their stories are all different, but their pain is pal ...more
Sep 2011
Mar 11, 2009
 
Criss Cross
3.34
really liked it
In one word: cute. Criss Cross about the lives of a group of friends (14 years old, I believe). There is not a big moment, no climax; it is just a nic ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 18, 2008
 
Dawn of Zombie Haiku
3.86
really liked it
 A girl and her father escape the zombie apocalypse by taking the Staten Island ferry (he's the driver) to Liberty Island. I thought it was a good pla ...more
Mar 16, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
 
The Rules of Survival
3.98
it was amazing
Matt spends his youth protecting his two younger sisters from his unstable mother. This is a too-realistic story about child abuse. Then he thought ch ...more
May 2008
Oct 19, 2007
 
How to (Un)cage a Girl
3.76
liked it
This collection of poetry communicates how hard it can be to be a girl and difficult it is to love yourself sometimes. Good things happen, bad things ...more
Mar 24, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
 
Perfect (Impulse, #2)
4.35
it was amazing
This sequel surpassed the original. While book 1 (Impulse) focused mainly on suicidal teens, we found other teens - some tied to Connor in Impulse - w ...more
Nov 21, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
 
The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, Madness, at the Fair that Changed America
3.98
really liked it
Interesting nonfiction telling the story of a charming, methodical serial killer and the corresponding trials and tribulations of the building and ope ...more
Jan 08, 2011
Jan 08, 2011
 
Leverage
3.94
it was amazing
Holy cow. I loved this book and hated it at the same time: loved the story and hated the plot. The turmoil that these boys put themselves through is h ...more
Apr 14, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
 
Feed
3.54
liked it
The feed is a device implanted in everyone's mind that controls their body functions and taps into their needs and wants. Imagine a chip that not only ...more
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
 
Goth Girl Rising (The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, #2)
3.85
really liked it
This sequel switches narrators from the first book. Kyra, AKA Goth Girl, tells us what happens after she is released from the mental hospital. We lear ...more
Jul 22, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
 
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies
3.96
it was amazing
LOVED this story! When Ruby's mom dies, she has to move to the other side of the country to live in LA with her big-time actor father, who she's never ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 08, 2009
 
Chains (Seeds of America, #1)
4.09
really liked it
I LOVED this book. It shows a different side of the Revolutionary War and is even better because it's mostly about the civilians, not soldiers. I love ...more
Jan 2009
Nov 04, 2008
 
Madapple
3.40
liked it
I just don't know about this one. It is told through alternating chapters between the past and the present. The formatting makes it very obvious which ...more
Jun 11, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?: A Mystery in Poems
3.39
really liked it
I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would (I picked it up to be a quick read). But it is interesting to see how one person can mean so much to ...more
Mar 31, 2009
Apr 01, 2009
 
My Friend Dahmer
3.89
really liked it
A graphic novel written by a classmate/friend of Dahmer's from high school. Super creepy look at Dahmer as a high schooler, with emphasis on the lack ...more
Mar 28, 2013
Apr 01, 2013
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