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The First Four Years (Little House, #9)
3.88
it was ok
I read this book when I was a child and was shocked and disappointed by it. The tone is very flat and Laura and Almanzo seem like different people. It ...more
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
 
Miss Hickory
3.64
it was ok
I liked this book until the end. The book is episodic, rather than having one main storyline. Miss Hickory is a twig doll with a nut for a head, and s ...more
Dec 18, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
 
Runaway Alice
4.13
really liked it
A book from my childhood that I read over and over again, and decided to re-read now (I still own my childhood copy!). I was pleased that even for me ...more
Apr 30, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
 
Eight Cousins
4.02
really liked it
I read this book more than once when I was between the ages of 8 and 12. My recent re-read came about when I realized I could download it for free ont ...more
May 10, 2012
May 10, 2012
 
Rose in Bloom
4.03
really liked it
I first read this sequel to Eight Cousins when I was 12 years old. I didn't realize it at the time, but it was my first romance novel. Rose is 20 now, ...more
May 14, 2012
May 14, 2012
 
These Happy Golden Years (Little House, #8)
4.17
it was amazing
I finished this book with a lump in my throat, feeling sad for the end of Laura's childhood as well as the end of my own. I find it impossible to crit ...more
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
 
Goose Chase
3.74
liked it
A nice enough fantasy that incorporates elements from several fairytales to tell a new story. The heroine is smart and fiesty (although she does ignor ...more
May 25, 2012
May 25, 2012
 
The Interrupted Tale (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, #4)
4.12
really liked it
The fun continues in this 4th book in the series. Miss Lumley (Lumawoo) is invited to speak at CAKE, an alumni event at her beloved Swanburne, so she ...more
Dec 30, 2013
Sep 06, 2013
 
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
4.23
it was amazing
Somehow I didn't read this when I was a child, but my husband and I visited PEI in 1996 and saw the actual Green Gables house, and I read the book eit ...more
Jun 12, 2017
Jun 12, 2017
 
The Mozart Season
3.96
it was amazing
This story is slow and contemplative. The beginning was a bit odd and almost too slow, but by the end I was completely absorbed and utterly satisfied. ...more
Mar 02, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
 
Wonder
4.44
really liked it
August is a 10 year old boy with a facial anomaly. He has been homeschooled all his life, but now for 5th grade, his parents enroll him in school. Beg ...more
Oct 18, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
 
The Unmapped Sea (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, #5)
4.19
really liked it
Some of the mysteries from the first four books are finally solved, but this installment ends on a To Be Continued cliffhanger with a new twist thrown ...more
May 10, 2015
May 10, 2015
 
The Secret School
Avi
3.77
liked it
Reminiscent of a Little House on the Prairie book, the Secret School is set in 1925 Colorado. Fourteen-year-old Ida is looking forward to graduating f ...more
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 25, 2014
 
The Hired Girl
3.97
really liked it
Told in diary form, this recounts the tale of a 14 year old girl in 1911 who runs away from her cruel father's farm to the city to start a new life. T ...more
not set
Jan 17, 2016
 
Anne of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #6)
4.05
liked it
This installment in the Anne series is disjointed. It spans four years, but confusingly so, and is episodic, with different chapters focusing on each ...more
Aug 15, 2017
Aug 16, 2017
 
The Blue Castle
4.23
really liked it
Valancy, age 29, has never been married and lives under the stifling rule of her mother and extended family. When her doctor tells her she has only on ...more
Feb 25, 2015
Feb 25, 2015
 
Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)
4.12
it was amazing
Anne and Gilbert are finally married and move to their House of Dreams in Four Winds Harbor. Much of the story is getting to know new characters, whic ...more
Jul 26, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
 
Echo
4.36
really liked it
This is the kind of book that I long to read, the kind of book I devoured as a child, the kind of book that makes most other books a little bit disapp ...more
Feb 04, 2016
Feb 04, 2016
 
Swallows and Amazons (Swallows and Amazons, #1)
3.98
it was amazing
This has been on my mental to-be-read list for at least 20 years. I finally listened to the Audible version over the past month and found it completel ...more
Sep 2014
Sep 01, 2014
 
Kat, Incorrigible (Kat, Incorrigible, #1)
3.96
really liked it
Harry Potter meets Georgette Heyer! Kat, Incorrigible centers on a regency-era 12-year-old girl who discovers she has inherited her late mother's magi ...more
May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013
 
The Unseen Guest (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, #3)
4.02
it was amazing
This series continues to delight in the 3rd installment. Ms. Lumley and the Incorrigibles are back at Ashton Place when Lord Fredrick's mother and her ...more
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
 
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
3.91
really liked it
Action-packed and imaginative, this steampunk story explores an alternate history of the start of WWI, where Darwinists and Clankers are at odds with ...more
May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013
 
Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself
3.93
liked it
I first read this book when I was in 6th or 7th grade, and certain scenes and characters have stuck with me all these years. Now, re-reading it age 43 ...more
Jan 26, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
 
Little Town on the Prairie (Little House, #7)
4.18
it was amazing
With this book, the focus of the series shifts from the Ingalls as a family to Laura as a young woman. She is 13 when the book begins and 15 when it e ...more
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
3.89
really liked it
I, along with countless other women my age, first read this book as an adolescent in the 1970s. The first time I read it, I borrowed it from a friend ...more
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
 
Nothing But the Truth
Avi
3.20
really liked it
This story is told through multiple points of view via memos, letters, and diary entries. A high school boy stirs up some trouble at school by humming ...more
Nov 04, 2012
Nov 04, 2012
 
Blubber
3.78
liked it
This is one Blume book I did not read as a child, so this was my first reading. I don't even know how many stars to give this book. I didn't like the ...more
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
 
Finding Audrey
3.82
liked it
Finding Audrey is about a teenaged girl who has developed a social anxiety disorder. She is no longer comfortable leaving the house, and she wears dar ...more
Sep 10, 2015
Sep 10, 2015
 
Henry Huggins (Henry Huggins, #1)
3.97
it was amazing
Not my first reading of this, but it hasn't lost its charm over the years. Parts of it are a little dated, but overall it has aged well and is still e ...more
Apr 04, 2013
Apr 04, 2013
 
Between the Lines (Between the Lines, #1)
3.58
liked it
This was cute, told from three points of view: Delilah, the teenaged reader of the fairy tale; Oliver, the teenaged hero of the fairy tale; and the st ...more
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
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