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Getting Rid Of Matthew
3.45
really liked it
Finally finished it. It's hilarious and written with the same british humour that I've been used to of late. A friend bought it in London and read it, ...more
Jul 2007
Aug 09, 2007
 
84, Charing Cross Road
4.19
it was amazing
Nonfiction. An easy read for an evening with tea and biscuits. Helen Hanff writes letters to a bookseller at 84 Charing Cross Rd. requesting he send h ...more
Jun 2007
Aug 09, 2007
 
How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less
3.70
liked it
A graphic memoir (because apparently those are the only graphic novels I read) about Sarah, a nonreligious Jew, who takes her Birthright trip to Israe ...more
not set
Feb 23, 2011
 
The Nextgen Librarian's Survival Guide
3.21
it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and read it in one evening. I'm still carrying it around and will probably purchase it (I've got the library's copy).

This
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not set
May 10, 2007
 
The Nest
3.45
really liked it
This entertaining drama leaves the reader feeling like they're secretly getting the "dirt" on a family's disbursement of an inheritance affectionately ...more
Jul 09, 2016
May 27, 2016
 
Dory Fantasmagory
4.13
it was amazing
Dory is a 6 year old girl who is the youngest of three children in her family. Her brother and sister see her as a nuisance, and they create diversion ...more
Apr 10, 2015
Apr 10, 2015
 
Choker
3.65
Cara is a seventeen year old normal girl, who runs track and gets to hang out with the cool-kids at school, but somehow ends up being the butt of all ...more
not set
Mar 25, 2011
 
A Time of Miracles
3.90
really liked it
Wow. This book was really good.

Blaise Fortune (AKA Koumail) begins his story, "My name is Blaise Fortune and I am a citizen of the French Republic. I
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not set
Mar 30, 2011
 
Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller
4.05
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It has made me want to look into Helen Keller's autobiography, as well as the biography she wrote about Anne Sullivan.

Begi
...more
Apr 08, 2011
Apr 06, 2011
 
Trapped
3.27
liked it
Scotty Weems is a high school sophomore with his mind on the upcoming basketball game, his buddies' obnoxious jokes and attractive girls. Then one win ...more
Apr 11, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
 
Pretty Girls
3.95
really liked it
Pretty gruesome in parts, but once I told my husband part of the story, he was as engaged as I was and I read it out loud to him during a long car rid ...more
Aug 15, 2015
Jul 21, 2015
 
Nothing
3.76
it was amazing
Wow. Wow. This book was not what I thought it would be at ALL. 13 year old Pierre Anthon walks out of his homeroom class one day basically telling eve ...more
Oct 2010
Sep 29, 2010
 
Trash
3.66
liked it
This would be 3.5 stars, only because it's not my favorite genre and so it was a little tough to push myself through it.

Raphael and Gardo are trash bo
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Apr 06, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
 
Do Tampons Take Your Virginity?: A Catholic Girl's Memoir
3.17
really liked it
I won this book and was totally excited to get it in the mail. AND it ended up being signed "Thanks Mandy, Marie" on the inside. Bonus!
With this titl
...more
Feb 08, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
 
Free as a Bird
4.08
really liked it
Ruby Jean has Down Syndrome. Her grandmother had been the one person to really show Ruby Jean any love. And one day, an ambulance came to Ruby Jean's ...more
Mar 09, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
 
Saving Henry: A Mother's Journey
3.67
really liked it
Laurie Strongin's first son Henry was born with a genetic disorder called Fanconi's Anemia. Immediately, her dreams of a healthy and "normal" childhoo ...more
Sep 2010
Aug 28, 2010
 
Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink
3.91
liked it
This book is part memoir, part informational reminder that the US work-force is generally not a family-friendly one. The author explains her own perso ...more
Oct 15, 2013
Oct 06, 2013
 
After
3.73
really liked it
Devon is a straight A student, high school soccer star, and has so much going for her. She's also just had a baby. And she put that baby in the trash. ...more
Dec 2010
Jan 05, 2011
 
Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography
3.05
it was ok
Oh Angelina. I read this book intently for the first third. Then I couldn't tell if I got bored with the author, or if I just started to hate Angelina ...more
not set
Sep 20, 2010
 
The Prince Of Tides
4.22
it was amazing
This is quite possibly my favorite book of all time. I love Pat Conroy, particularly because of his description of the southern states- specifically S ...more
not set
May 10, 2007
 
Restoring Harmony
3.68
liked it
I would give this 3.5 stars. I usually don't like futuristic books like this, but I found this one to be not only believable, but a nice story and rel ...more
not set
Mar 27, 2011
 
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
3.93
it was amazing
Gemma is abducted from the airport as she is traveling with her parents outside of the country. The book is written as a letter to her captor, Ty.

Thi
...more
Aug 21, 2010
Aug 14, 2010
 
The Talent Show
3.69
it was amazing
Rhyming text, very cute, I laughed out loud. Four friends (a bear, a lion, a crocodile and a snake)
decide to compete in a local talent show as a band.
...more
Feb 26, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
 
Shine
3.84
it was amazing
This is one of those books I found myself wanting to read super-fast to know what's going to happen next, and concurrently I wanted to breathe in ever ...more
Apr 28, 2011
Apr 09, 2011
 
What Alice Forgot
4.05
really liked it
Alice falls off her spinning bike at the gym one morning. When she comes-to, she believes it is 10 years ago. She's lost all memory of the last 10 yea ...more
Oct 06, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
 
Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm
3.46
really liked it
There were two reasons I think I really liked this book. #1) The woman was strong, and her contemplation of her failed marriage didn't seem pathetic a ...more
Mar 27, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
 
Harvey
3.69
liked it
I bought this as a teen book for our YA section and realized later I actually bought an additional copy (whoops). I was going to put the second copy i ...more
not set
Apr 09, 2011
 
The Burn Journals
3.84
liked it
It's hard to critique a memoir since you're really critiquing someone's life.

At any rate, Brent is 14 years old when he douses himself with gasoline
...more
Jan 15, 2011
Dec 19, 2010
 
An Object of Beauty
3.58
liked it
I love the way Steve Martin writes. This book is largely about art, and I have absolutely no interest in the topic. But imagining Steve Martin reading ...more
not set
Feb 05, 2011
 
The London Eye Mystery
3.80
liked it
Ted's different, his mind works in different ways from the "normal" kids. When he, his sister and his cousins Salim go to visit the London Eye ferris ...more
Dec 12, 2008
Dec 12, 2008
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