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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
really liked it
Fantastically Written? Ooooh yeah! Compelling? Yup! Super Quick Read? Most definitely! Original? Um...well *shuffles feet, since I seem to be a rare n ...more
Jul 24, 2008
Jul 18, 2008
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
it was ok
It takes five full pages for a character to buy a goat and ONE FRIGGIN' SENTENCE for a character to "fall in love". This book was so amazing in the be ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 16, 2007
And Then There Were None
it was amazing
Made the mistake of starting this on the train ride home just now. Now it's 2am and HOLY MOLY DOES THIS BOOK HOLD UP! Was my favorite book in 5th grad ...more
Aug 2010
Feb 04, 2009
Death Note, Vol. 4: Love (Death Note, #4)
liked it
Okay is it just me or are the representations of women in this particular volume SO SCREWED UP? Girls are not as smart. Girls always need saving. Girl ...more
Aug 28, 2008
Sep 03, 2008
Battle Royale
it was amazing
In a terrifying way this TRULY the most realistic portrayal of 9th grader emotions I've ever read. I might argue this should be considered YA, and bri ...more
May 15, 2013
Jul 13, 2007
The Color of Earth (Color Trilogy, #1)
I imagine if Judy Bloom lived in rural Korea this would be the book she wrote. Really stunning.
Nov 17, 2008
Nov 29, 2008
Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things (Courtney Crumrin, #1)
really liked it
Any book where children occasionally get eaten by night creatures without any apologies by the author is okay in my book! Courtney is such a fantastic ...more
Jan 13, 2009
Jan 10, 2009
Death Note, Vol. 7: Zero (Death Note, #7)
liked it
**spoiler alert** I'm with Caroline. First half was AMAZING, a continuation from Vol 6 which knocked my socks off, but as soon as L died and Light had ...more
Sep 17, 2008
Sep 20, 2008
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
it was amazing
I count my idols on one hand. When I was 18 I took a cross country road trip with my father during which we listened to Martin's LET'S GET SMALL on re ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 10, 2008
The Dead and the Gone (Last Survivors, #2)
liked it
I'm so confused by these books! All the way through I complained and whined, the characters painfully unbelievable and about as dimensional as pancake ...more
Feb 25, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
Scott Pilgrim, Volume 4: Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together
it was amazing
Best Ex-Fight Yet! Geez am I turning into one of those people that swears the latest book in a series is always THE BEST...or are these books just get ...more
Jan 30, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
Emiko Superstar
really liked it
I pretty much loved everything about this book, from the fantastic character designs (both in personality and in actual visual portrayal-woo for chunk ...more
Jun 07, 2008
Jun 07, 2008
Maniac Magee
Last week I came across a pile of free books on the ground...all copies of MANIAC MAGEE. I took one, knowing it was supposed to be good, but knowing n ...more
Dec 2014
Dec 05, 2014
A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1)
really liked it
I'm always hesistant when someone tells me that an author is "a modern day Vonnegut" because Vonnegut is the modern day Vonnegut. Give the man a littl ...more
Sep 2007
Jul 14, 2007
The Dollhouse Murders
liked it
I don't care what anyone says. Scholastic is BRILLIANT for keeping this amazingly bad cover. No revision could be as terrifying and wasn't that the wh ...more
Apr 2008
Mar 31, 2008
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
it was ok
Finally finished. about a book taking the plunge down a super step slope in a shopping cart for the last 250 pages! The first part, total ...more
May 24, 2008
Apr 20, 2008
Mini Marvels Ultimate Collection
Read this on the train and the kid next to me was FASCINATED. His mother kept scolding him for leaning against me trying to sneak a peek at the pages. ...more
Jun 20, 2010
Jun 20, 2010
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
it was amazing
This is absolutely the most perfect book I have ever read for this age group. Brilliant, hysterical, and seemingly simplistic, the book is anything bu ...more
May 2007
May 03, 2007
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
really liked it
Anyone who knows me knows if you want to watch me get upset or start singing very loudly all you have to do is begin to tell me the ending to a book I ...more
Apr 17, 2013
Jan 16, 2009
it was amazing
A book hasn't hit me this hard in the gut in a while. I expected funny. I expected to love it, but I really didn't expect to wind up crying by the fir ...more
Dec 16, 2011
Jun 24, 2009
The Arrival
it was amazing
Stunning. Just stunning. The best book of last year, and perhaps even the best graphic novel I've ever read. A touching book on the immigrant experien ...more
Feb 23, 2008
Feb 26, 2008
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
it was amazing
I can't express how much I adored this book! Read it twice, back to back. The first time through I couldn't decide between devouring it in one sitting ...more
Nov 2010
Nov 05, 2010
The Eternal Smile: Three Stories
The end of the "grandpa greenbacks" story gets me every time.
Mar 24, 2009
Mar 25, 2009
Neptune's Children
really liked it
Ahh YA dystopia novels, how I can't keep away from thee! While the premise needed a little work (how exactly does a biological virus kill off all of t ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 20, 2008
Cruel Shoes
it was ok
What a letdown. I was so giddy to find this book in a bookstore, a crumpled, coffee stained original edition from the 70's, obviously well-worn and lo ...more
Feb 21, 2009
Feb 20, 2009
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
really liked it
What this was: a collection of fascinating vignettes, many great enough to individually be separate striking short stores, standing alone as tales of ...more
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 21, 2009
Death Note, Vol. 11: Kindred Spirits (Death Note, #11)
really liked it
Can I just say that Near's doll collection totally freaks me out! Why do they sort of but not really look like the characters? Eeeee. Why can't he go ...more
Sep 28, 2008
Sep 28, 2008
Mondo Lucha A Go-Go: The Bizarre and Honorable World of Wild Mexican Wrestling
liked it
All true lovers of bad movies have to respect the role luchadores have played in the history of film. You haven't seen camp until you've seen the silv ...more
Feb 16, 2008
Feb 15, 2008
Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)
liked it
As far as story goes and the ability to give me nightmares this book is a five. I was talking about it non-stop while reading it, and can't seem to ge ...more
Oct 2007
Jul 12, 2007
Treasure Hunters (Bone)
it was amazing
Phew! After a few slower volumes this one makes up for it! Briar has reached a new level of terrifying and the quick jumps from groups of characters m ...more
Jul 25, 2008
Jul 25, 2008
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