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Looking for Alaska
4.08
really liked it
Some of the things I loved about this book:
- "The Great Perhaps"
- famous last words
- the teacher Dr. Hyde
- the notes I found tucked inside the dust j
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Apr 28, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
 
Hate That Cat (Jack, #2)
3.89
it was amazing
A novel in verse, I read this entire book while sitting in the waiting room of the doctor's office this week. It is a follow up to the endearing Love ...more
Apr 07, 2010
Apr 09, 2010
 
Marked (House of Night, #1)
3.79
liked it
Yes, I admit, I read another teenage vampire book.

This one was a gift from my secret Santa at work. I was looking for a quick read to finish in 2009
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Dec 31, 2009
Dec 26, 2009
 
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
3.90
really liked it
This was my July beach read. Not a typical genre that I'd choose for the beach, but it hooked me and I had a hard time putting it down. Finding strang ...more
Jul 16, 2016
Aug 06, 2014
 
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
3.63
liked it
This is the third young adult science-fiction/dystopia trilogy that I have finished recently, and again by the time the third book came around I felt ...more
Dec 07, 2013
Nov 30, 2013
 
Criss Cross
3.34
it was ok
So maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind?

Criss Cross won the Newbery Award in 2006. I wanted to like this book, but honestly it just bored me. I h
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Jan 24, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)
3.97
it was ok
This book has been on fire at our school, so I decided to see what it is all about. I am disappointed, I was hoping it would live up to the hype, but ...more
Jun 21, 2009
Jun 21, 2009
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
really liked it
bildungsroman

Ever heard that word before? I learned it in my adolescent literature class a few summers ago. Here's the definition:
A Bildungsroman is
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Mar 07, 2008
Mar 08, 2008
 
Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)
3.75
it was amazing
"She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know w ...more
Apr 17, 2009
Aug 24, 2008
 
Speak
4.00
it was amazing
Wow - Laurie Halse Anderson gracefully and artfully took a difficult subject and turned it into a wonderful novel. I have had this book sitting on my ...more
Sep 07, 2008
Sep 05, 2008
 
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
3.97
it was amazing
Exquisite. Enchanting. The language in this book! This is a story that will stretch your imagination and open you up to a world unlike anything you th ...more
Sep 20, 2014
Aug 31, 2013
 
Abandon (Abandon, #1)
3.70
it was ok
As a child, I did a class presentation on Persephone, Queen of the Underworld and the reason for the seasons. The story has since remained a favorite ...more
Feb 2012
May 03, 2011
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.23
really liked it
So this was a page-turner... I read the entire book in one day! (I was sick in bed, but still it surprised me that I finished the whole thing. I had n ...more
Feb 26, 2013
Jan 26, 2013
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.52
liked it
These books make me feel old.
Ten years ago, I'm sure I would have been a huge fan of the Twilight series. Now, some of it just seems over the top and
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May 19, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
 
Blythewood (Blythewood, #1)
3.88
really liked it
Carol Goodman's journey into YA proves to be a delightful success. Blythewood is the story of young Avaline Hall, a girl who survives the Triangle Shi ...more
Dec 22, 2014
Aug 31, 2013
 
Crossed (Matched, #2)
3.52
really liked it
Book #2 in the series. I did find it confusing at times as each chapter changed the character's point of view, alternating Ky and Cassia's stories. It ...more
May 05, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
 
The Crossover
4.23
it was amazing

Novel-in-verse perfection. This book is everything; energizing rhythm and striking word choice paired with endearing characters. I loved it. See more
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Apr 23, 2015
May 23, 2015
 
The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, #1)
4.03
liked it
I didn't love it.

The premise is interesting. A boy wakes up in a box (elevator?), having been deposited in a place called The Glade, with no memory.
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Nov 15, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
 
Guts: The True Stories behind Hatchet and the Brian Books
3.86
really liked it
I read this book this morning (yes, in one morning) due to a requirement for a committee I'm serving on this year. I have not, so far, read any of Gar ...more
Oct 05, 2014
May 11, 2014
 
Waiting for Normal
4.02
really liked it
Endearing. Hopeful. This is the story of 12-year old Addie, a girl who faces tough odds yet weaves optimism and resiliency throughout her life in a sm ...more
Mar 22, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
4.23
liked it
Throne of Glass started out slow, and with such an interesting premise I'd say the whole book was, unfortunately, a bit boring. In the end, it was a n ...more
Jan 08, 2018
Dec 20, 2017
 
Heartless
4.06
really liked it
Fun to read a book set in Wonderland again. I am on a bit of a YA kick lately. I liked the ending, too, as I felt it remained true to the story.
Mar 03, 2017
Feb 24, 2017
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.30
it was amazing
What impresses me most about both this book and The Hunger Games is Collins' ability to keep me reading. Like most people, I try to stop reading at th ...more
Aug 08, 2010
Jun 26, 2010
 
The Sun Is Also a Star
4.12
it was amazing
First, the cover art for this book is stunning.

A love story, beautiful and succinct and also with undertones of art and science and fate and chance an
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Feb 12, 2017
Jan 22, 2017
 
Matched (Matched, #1)
3.68
really liked it
Ally Condie expertly spent the first part of this book setting up a storyline, so that by the last third of the book I found myself on the edge of my ...more
Feb 10, 2013
Jun 24, 2011
 
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.06
really liked it
Another great page-turner!
Mar 10, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
 
Everything, Everything
4.10
really liked it
I do love this author. She has a beautiful way with words and brings characters to life.
In this book I especially loved this definition by Maddy:
ocea
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Dec 20, 2017
Jan 17, 2016
 
Fairy Tale
3.43
liked it
Another great idea for a book, and I did enjoy it. It felt like it was written for a young adult crowd, which it was, but I am partial to the "young a ...more
Oct 13, 2012
Jul 12, 2009
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
really liked it
Book 3 in The Hunger Game series did not live up to the promise created by the other 2 books. It was a bit of a let down, but it did provide closure t ...more
Sep 12, 2010
Aug 08, 2010
 
The Crossover
4.23
it was amazing
The Crossover is novel-in-verse perfection. This book is everything; energizing rhythm and striking word choice paired with endearing characters. I lo ...more
Apr 27, 2015
Feb 04, 2015
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