The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson
4.06
really liked it
Started The Jefferson Lies by David Barton. So far, it is a page turner (despite the numerous footnotes that can distract at times).
History is never w
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May 06, 2012
May 02, 2012
 
Ru
3.73
really liked it
"I believe war and peace are actually friends who mock us" said Kim Thuy in "Ru".
Beautiful collection of memoir, gracefully written. Easy to read. And
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Mar 18, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
 
Thirteen Reasons Why
4.01
liked it
I took on this one for various reasons: it is a YA and I have a couple of teenagers at home. it tackles an important subject and seems to be a convers ...more
Jul 13, 2017
Jul 11, 2017
 
419
3.60
it was ok
Finished 419 by Will Ferguson.
Unlike some other people, I did like most characters (Laura, Winston, Amina). It is difficult to accept the credibility
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Apr 29, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
 
Children of the Jacaranda Tree
3.45
really liked it
A strong debut novel by Sahar Delijani. A novel with a great weight of history attached to it.
Set in Iran, from the early 80s to 2010s.
The first chap
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Aug 18, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
 
Tom is Dead
3.59
really liked it
Tom Is Dead by Marie Darrieussecq is an emotionally charged book.
I first read it in French a few years ago and could not finish it; Nothing to do with
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Mar 28, 2012
May 02, 2012
 
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
4.07
really liked it
A strong read, well documented, well built.
some simplistic turns in the plot, while others are very sophisticated.
The French insertions could have bee
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Nov 12, 2017
Nov 10, 2017
 
The Hate U Give
4.59
liked it
Very good YA novel, touching on very important issues. A must read for teens.

Many adult readers have also read that book. As one of them, I did enjoy
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Oct 24, 2017
Jun 27, 2017
 
The Headmaster's Wager
3.85
really liked it
For a debut novel, Vincent Lam's "The Headmaster's Wager" is an enthralling love story with betrayals and sacrifices, set in Saigon at difficult times ...more
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
 
The Blasphemer: The Price I Paid for Rejecting Islam
3.00
it was ok
A clear well structured and interesting biography of a young man.
I found some analysis a bit simplistic and lacking in maturity and would have appreci
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Nov 13, 2017
Nov 05, 2017
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