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How I Live Now
3.58
really liked it
how i live now has been called a modern-day Jane Eyre – which I can dig, had Bronte’s novel been set during a terrorist occupation and featured incest ...more
Jun 2007
May 21, 2007
 
An Abundance of Katherines
3.63
really liked it
Damn, what a great book! An Abundance of Katherines represents the best kind of young adult fiction - the kind that even my regular, non-YA-fic-geeky ...more
May 2007
May 29, 2007
 
Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl, #1)
3.51
did not like it
I really wanted to like this book. In fact, I expected to devour it. I heard the author speak on a panel at ALA this year and found her articulate, ch ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 06, 2007
 
The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman
3.88
really liked it
Gawky Kate Bjorkman has a rapier wit, genius IQ, and coke-bottle glasses. She’s been in love with Richard, her former neighbor and brother’s best frie ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 06, 2007
 
Far from Xanadu
3.71
liked it
After reading a fascinating study of library services to GLBTQ teens for one of my classes ([http://www.slais.ubc.ca/RESEARCH/curr...]), I started rea ...more
May 2007
May 21, 2007
 
Magic or Madness (Magic or Madness, #1)
3.50
really liked it
I’ve never been into books about dragons and fairies and whatnot (I don’t even care for Lord of the Rings), but Larbalestier’s magic is so suffused wi ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 06, 2007
 
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
3.86
really liked it
I love a good young adult novel about dystopian futures, and Uglies is undoubtedly my favorite so far. Set hundreds of years after Americans finally s ...more
May 2007
May 16, 2007
 
King Dork (King Dork, #1)
3.57
liked it
I had mixed feelings about King Dork. Namely, I loved the concept, but wasn’t so hot on the execution. Tom is a funny, smart, self-deprecating narrato ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 06, 2007
 
American Born Chinese
3.88
really liked it
I know this is shallow, but one of the things I like about graphic novels is that they're such fast reads. It was extremely satisfying to complete Yan ...more
May 2007
May 21, 2007
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.26
really liked it
This is the novel John Green was born to write. Stop trying now, buddy. You'll never do better than Hazel and Gus and Isaac and Peter Van Houten.

(Just
...more
Jan 26, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
 
Boy Meets Boy
3.85
liked it
Levithan's utopian vision for a world in which no teenager is forced to "come out of the closet" - because he or she never has to hide in the first pl ...more
Jun 2007
May 31, 2007
 
Rats Saw God
3.79
liked it
I had high expectations for Thomas’s first novel because I’m a fan of Veronica Mars, the teen noir television show he created. Ultimately, I ended up ...more
Jul 2007
May 16, 2007
 
Bringing up the Bones
3.68
liked it
**spoiler alert** Post-high school and pre-college, Bridget mourns her best friend Benji, who died in a car crash following the pair's short-lived lov ...more
Jun 2007
Jul 06, 2007
 
Summer of Fear
3.81
liked it
I read this book in middle school along with Duncan’s other horror/fantasy novels and became obsessed with the paranormal. Like the main character, Ra ...more
Jul 2007
Aug 10, 2007
 
Looking for Alaska
4.09
liked it
I wanted to love this book, but I only liked it. Having read John Green's latest novel, An Abundance of Katherines, last month, his first book was a b ...more
Jun 2007
May 30, 2007
 
Bad Boy: A Memoir
3.70
liked it
Acclaimed young adult author Myers (Monster, Shooter)describes his childhood and teenage years in Harlem, couching his narrative in family history and ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 06, 2007
 
This Lullaby
4.03
it was ok
I'm usually not a huge fan of teenage guys inserting themselves into female protagonists' lives by declaring that they're destined to be together. Tha ...more
May 2009
May 02, 2009
 
Forever...
3.63
liked it
I somehow managed not to read this Judy Blume classic as a kid. Surprising, because as for every white, middle-class pre-teen girl in the 80s, her nov ...more
May 2007
May 21, 2007
 
Cures for Heartbreak
3.64
liked it
I really loved this funny, poignant reflection on grief. But I fully admit it's mostly because it reminded me of how I felt when I first met my husban ...more
Dec 04, 2009
Dec 05, 2009
 
Lock and Key
4.01
it was ok
This didn't live up to Sarah Dessen's other glowing teen romances for me. Maybe it's just because I read the ARC, which wasn't cleaned up, but the sto ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 06, 2008
 
Crossed (Matched, #2)
3.52
did not like it
I'm basically hate-reading this series. So many plot contrivances, so many gaping holes in the world Condie is trying to build, so much resting on an ...more
Feb 10, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
 
Saving Francesca
3.96
liked it
Kind of an Australian predecessor to The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks. A great study of depression and parent/teenager relationships, ...more
Feb 2012
Mar 26, 2009
 
Accidents of Nature
3.63
liked it
None
Jan 2006
May 16, 2007
 
Emily of New Moon (Emily, #1)
4.09
really liked it
None
not set
May 17, 2007
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4.21
liked it
None
Jan 2001
May 17, 2007
 
The Pox Party (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation #1)
3.49
it was amazing
None
not set
May 17, 2007
 
Be More Chill
3.68
liked it
None
not set
May 16, 2007
 
Feed
3.54
liked it
None
Jan 2006
May 16, 2007
 
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
3.86
it was amazing
None
not set
May 16, 2007
 
Speak
4.00
liked it
None
Jul 2006
May 16, 2007
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