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When It Happens
did not like it
"Maggie's like, 'Did he call'" Already, by this line in the second paragraph I was frustrated and disappointed by "When it Happens." The author is a ...more
Mar 22, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
The Day the Leader Was Killed
liked it
Alternating between three first person narratives: a grandfather, his grandson Elwan and Elwan's girlfriend, Randa, Mahfouz tells a tale of heartbreak ...more
Apr 09, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
First Kiss (Then Tell): A Collection of True Lip-Locked Moments
really liked it
I love nerds. I love all these authors. I love reading kisses. I love random facts. I love this book.
Jun 09, 2008
May 16, 2008
We Are Quiet, We Are Loud: The Best Young Writers and Artists In America
liked it
The problem with anthologies, especially ones of young adult writing, is the lack of consistency in the quality of the writing. There were many many e ...more
Jan 28, 2010
Nov 22, 2009
Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran
liked it
As a young student in America, Roya Hakakian observed the skewed perception Americans had of Iranians. At first, she laughed at assumptions of a Bedou ...more
Dec 12, 2009
Jan 16, 2010
The Great Gatsby
it was amazing
Daisy gets away with red lipstick, with terrible parenting, with murder itself. Oh, I mused, if only I spent my days sipping from crystal champagne fl ...more
May 09, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)
really liked it
The day after I finished Where She Went, I went out and bought If I Stay. Just to give you an idea of how much I liked it... Not surprisingly, Forman ...more
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
My Little Red Book
really liked it
Not since Are You There God? It's Me, Margret has the subject of periods been discussed so meticulously. Women of different generations, nationalitie ...more
May 23, 2009
May 22, 2009
Nightshade (Nightshade #1; Nightshade World #4)
liked it
When presented with a book about vampires/werewolves/super humans/general Twilight spawn, I am skeptical. In many ways, Nightshade proved me wrong. I ...more
Aug 23, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
Seven Days in the Art World
it was amazing
Ballet dancer, teacher, astronaut, architect, author... curator. My latest future career choice has certainly been cemented through reading "Seven Day ...more
Jul 09, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
Nobody's Princess (Nobody's Princess, #1)
liked it
This book is very similar to Tamora Pierce's girl warrior stories. The blend of mythology and fact is well done, I haven't finished yet... keep you po ...more
Feb 2008
Jan 25, 2008
Same Difference
really liked it
Siobhan Vivian has, in two books, become one of my favorite ya authors. She is funny and heartfelt and she really *gets* teenage girl friendships. Uni ...more
Apr 16, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
Pippi Longstocking
liked it
I want to have treasure chest in my living room! also, pippi braids with wire in the middle are fun to play with :)
Jan 2002
Jan 25, 2008
Snail Mail No More
liked it
i loved the second one as much as the first, and that doesn't happen often!
Mar 2002
May 28, 2008
Ordinary Ghosts
really liked it
When I went into the bookstore, I wasn't originally looking for this particular book but I was looking for a book by this author (they didn't have the ...more
Jan 04, 2009
Dec 20, 2008
London is the Best City in America
liked it
After seeing (500) Days of Summer and listening to this book, I have discovered a certain aspect of love. If, as one goes through life one comes close ...more
Jul 16, 2009
Jul 10, 2009
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy (The Penderwicks #1)
it was ok
For the first few pages I thought that this book was a cute sort of historical-fictiony novel for middle grades set in the early 1900s. Then it menti ...more
Mar 13, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
For Keeps
liked it
I was a bit wary when For Keeps, a Sarah Dessen look-a-like arrived on my doorstep. Natasha Friend’s debut into young adult is a page turner with just ...more
Apr 03, 2010
Apr 05, 2010
Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations
really liked it
this is the report I wrote on this book for school, I think it is rather good :)
Photographer, archaeologist, mountaineer, historian, cartographer, lin
Nov 26, 2008
Oct 26, 2008
The Story of Lucy Gault
liked it
While traveling, my mother and I play a game. Whenever we see a mother and daughter together, we point out and often ridicule the similarities in thei ...more
May 10, 2010
Mar 25, 2010
it was amazing
Gender roles, highlighted by the actions of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, represent a central theme in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. As the play progresses, Lady ...more
Dec 04, 2009
Nov 05, 2009
Till We Have Faces
liked it
A close reading analysis I wrote for school:
“She slept (tiny was the sound of her breathing).”
Orual recalls standing over a sleeping Psyche and
Oct 18, 2009
Oct 01, 2009
I Am the Messenger
really liked it
My Dad thinks that this book is a more creative version of Paper Towns. I disagree, I think it is just a more mature version with more plotlines. Pape ...more
Jan 28, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
really liked it
Amusingly pretentious. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is as sad as it is funny. It's a novel set in New York with all the elements of, you k ...more
May 26, 2009
May 14, 2009
The Eternal Ones (Eternal Ones, #1)
liked it
The throbbing heart and soul of Kirsten Miller’s writing is the city of New York. As in the Kiki Strike series, a malicious energy propels the plot. W ...more
Jun 09, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
it was amazing
Simultaneously self depreciating and rightfully proud of her accomplishments, Tim Fey relays the story of her life in her memoir/self help book, Bossy ...more
not set
Jun 09, 2011
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
really liked it
I believe I have said this before but I will say it again. I do not like survivor stories. I couldn't make it past the first chapter of Hatchet. Howev ...more
Feb 13, 2009
Feb 11, 2009
Love Is the Higher Law
really liked it
There are days that one doesn’t want to remember, return to or revisit. For most, September 11, 2001 is such a day. In Love is the Higher Law, David L ...more
Sep 19, 2009
Sep 05, 2009
Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems by Teenagers
liked it
As in all anthologies, some poems and authors are better than others. In a few cases, lines or stanzas stuck with me and resonated through my thoughts ...more
May 25, 2009
May 26, 2009
A Little Friendly Advice
liked it
On her sixteenth birthday, Ruby is given a vintage Polaroid camera. However, when her estranged father unexpectedly appears in her kitchen, its clear ...more
Mar 28, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
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