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message 1: by Tara (last edited Jan 05, 2010 08:35PM) (new)

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Steven (arbrus) | 2 comments Teens' girls adventures in 9 fantastical worlds

The Colored Worlds fantasy series tells the story of the adventures of a teenage girl from the Flower country - a realm in the fan-tastical Colored Worlds.
“The Yellow World” by Steven Rox (Hardcover, 197 pages, 38 illustrations). This is the second book from fantasy series “The Colored Worlds”. Age 12-18.

There are nine fantastical colourful worlds in which the most noble of inhabitants live side by side with the most dreadful of monsters. What is it that divides and connects these worlds? Each of the colored worlds has its own ruler, language and treasure. In these magical worlds, five teenage girls embark upon and survive treacherous and sometimes comical adventures. The friends travel through the colored worlds (each time experiencing a new real-ity) in search of hidden treasures. Our heroines meet the unusual in-habitants of each of these worlds, uncover secret treasures, discover the answers to many a questions and return to their own country more mature and self-assured.


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Tara Steven wrote: "Teens' girls adventures in 9 fantastical worlds

The Colored Worlds fantasy series tells the story of the adventures of a teenage girl from the Flower country - a realm in the fan-tastical Color..."


Sounds interesting. I will see if I can check it out sometime. Are these books in the Ultimate Teen Book Guide?



message 6: by Tara (last edited Oct 26, 2009 06:25PM) (new)

Tara
The Lovely Bones

I loved the idea of Heaven that this book describes. It was wonderful book about a family's journey through grief. I loved that the ending was not really a happily ever after, although it annoyed me somewhat (just because you expect that happily ever after sometimes).


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Cherylann | 133 comments Tara, I agree with you. I thought this book was going to be depressing. People thought I was a little nuts when I said that it wasn't a depressing book. The idea of Heaven was what made this uplifting for me - that and the fact that it showed the family getting on with their lives. Because that's what happens after something terrible. You ultimately need to find a way to pick up the pieces of your life and go on.


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Tara I really am interested on how they adapt the storyline for the movie. The previews for the movie look really good.


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Tara I Capture the Castle

I really enjoyed the eccentric characters and the innocence in Cassandra's writing. It was very enjoyable, but the end disappointed me and left me unfulfilled.


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Lisa (lbhick) | 62 comments I plan to read this for the coming of age task in the seasonal challenge. I've wanted to read it for a long time.


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Tara I finished two more books this weekend.

The Book Thief
Great story set in Germany during WWII. Loved that it was told by Death, who was more humane and gentle than people give him credit for.

A Living Nightmare
A fun and quick book to read. I really got sucked into the story.


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Cherylann | 133 comments Tara wrote: "I finished two more books this weekend.

The Book Thief
Great story set in Germany during WWII. Loved that it was told by Death, who was more humane and gentle than people give him cr..."


I can't believe you used "sucked" to describe A Living Nightmare .




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Tara I did not even think of the connotation of the word when I used it. Ha ha.


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Tara The Eyre Affair

I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read Jane Eyre now. I feel like I know the characters in such a different light, it will be interesting to see what I think of the original.

Also, this did not feel like a Young Adult book to me. All the characters were in their 30's or older, but it was a fun book and referenced Jane Eyre so maybe that was it.


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Tara The Beach **

This was another book that did not feel like a young adult book. I kept telling myself that drugs made the people on the beach act the way they did, since choices that were made completely perplexed me. Maybe it was the mob mentality, but I could not believe the choices that were made after the shark attack. Richard's view of the world and his role in it were equally perplexing and at times I thought he just may be a sociopath!



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Tara Jane Eyre ****

Although it took me a little while to get into to the story, I did fall in love with it. Slow moving, yet still captivating. Although, I think I liked the story more because I read The Eyre Affair first (oddly enough).


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Tara A Christmas Carol ***

It was good to read. I enjoyed it.


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Cherylann | 133 comments I'm starting that with my class after the holidays (I know, it's a little weird to do this book in January). I love line on the first page (something to the effect of) Marley was dead as a doornail although the coffin nail is the deadest piece of ironmongery there is. I crack up ~ my students just stare at me. :(

I'm heading out to see the play today, which is a Princeton tradition although I've never taken part.


message 19: by Tara (last edited Jan 02, 2010 08:57PM) (new)

Tara Cherylann-I loved that banter too! I love starting books off with a chuckle!

Maus I A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History****
It was truly a different experience to read about the holocaust in this format. The horrors were more vivid when drawn in black ink. I highly recommend this one! I now have to get my hands on the continuation of the story to find out how his father's story ends.


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Tara Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ***

I really enjoyed this, but I was not in love with it as I thought I would be. It was a fun ride and I appriciated the extra details (absent in the movie), especially the beginning of the novel. I think the scenes were of his living condition and his family were much more apalling in my mind (compared to the movie). I am not sure if watching the movie first affected my response to the novel, but I found that I enjoyed the parts of the book that I liked in the movie. I look forward to reading more books in the series as a nice escape from reality.


message 21: by Tara (last edited Mar 19, 2011 04:35PM) (new)

Tara 2010 edition








Love, Fifteen Asquith, Ros
Tommy Glover's Sketch of Heaven Bailey, Jane
Complete Short Stories Ballard, J G
Consider Phlebas Banks, Iain M
L-Shaped Room, The Banks, Lynne Reid
Birds on the Trees, The Bawden, Nina
Pretender, The Belbin, David
Opposite of Chocolate, The Bertagna, Julie
Angel Factory, The Blacker, Terence
Worm in the Blood Bloor, Thomas
What I Saw and How I Lied Blundell, Judy
Name of this Book Is Secret, The Bosch, Pseudonymous
Frozen Fire Bowler, Tim
Starseeker Bowler, Tim
Illustrated Man, The Bradbury, Ray
Divided City Breslin, Theresa
Medici Seal, The Breslin, Theresa
When the Wind Blows Briggs, Raymond
Being Brooks, Kevin
Black Rabbit Summer Brooks, Kevin
Gideon the Cutpurse Buckley-Archer, Linda
Leaving Poppy Cann, Kate
Escape Cann, Kate
Leader of the Pack Cann, Kate
Ginger Snaps Cassidy, Cathy
Lucky Star Cassidy, Cathy
Devil's Kiss, The Chadda, Sarwat
Dance on My Grave Chambers, Aidan
Breaktime Chambers, Aidan
Toll Bridge, The Chambers, Aidan
Airman Colfer, Eoin
Traitor Game, The Collins, B R
The Hunger Games
Not Dressed Like That, You Don't Coppard, Yvonne
Girlfriend in a Coma Coupland, Douglas
Just William Crompton, Richmal
Diary of a Chav Dent, Grace
Truth About Forever, The Dessen, Sarah
Tears of the Salamander Dickinson, Peter
Tulku Dickinson, Peter
Horace d'Lacey, Chris
Dear Nobody Doherty, Berlie
Deep Secret Doherty, Berlie
Jeannie of White Peak Farm Doherty, Berlie
Bog Child Dowd, Siobhan
Swift Pure Cry, A Dowd, Siobhan
Before I Die Downham, Jenny
Auslander Dowswell, Paul
Millstone, The Drabble, Margaret
Rebecca Du Maurier, Daphne
Dud Avocado, The Dundy, Elaine
Wildthorn Eagland, Jane
Dead Famous Elton, Ben
Road of Bones, The Fine, Anne
Up on Cloud Nine Fine, Anne
Storm Fisher Staples, Suzanne
Stone Heart Fletcher, Charlie
Skarrs Forde, Catherine
Liar, The Fry, Stephen
Moab is My Washpot Fry, Stephen
Inkheart Funke, Cornelia
M is for Magic Gaiman, Neil
Graveyard Book, The Gaiman, Neil
Friendly Fire Gale, Patrick
Bilgewater Gardam, Jane
Long Way from Verona, A Gardam, Jane
I, Coriander Gardner, Sally
Red Necklace, The Gardner, Sally
Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris, The Garfield, Leon
Red Shift Garner, Alan
Weirdstone of Brisingamen, The Garner, Alan
Waylander Gemmell, David
Silent Snow, Secret Snow Geras, Adele
Caught in the Crossfire Gibbons, Alan
Dark Beneath, The Gibbons, Alan
Strait is the Gate Gide, Andre
Devil's Breath, The Gilman, David
Year the Gypsies Came, The Glass, Linzi
Once Gleizman, Morris
Can You Keep a Secret? Glover, Sandra
Greengage Summer, The Godden, Rumer
Tunnels Gordon, Roderick and Brian Williams
Are You Dave Gorman? Gorman, Dave and Danny Wallace
Vanishing of Katharina Linden Grant, Helen
Gone Grant, Michael
Does My Head Look Big In This?
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianUniquePaper Faces
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less
Johnnie's BlitzTrouble With Donovan CroftDisconnected
I Was A Teenage Worrier


message 22: by Tara (last edited Mar 19, 2011 04:29PM) (new)

Tara 2010 Edition- Part 2

Malarkey Gray, Keith
Ostrich Boys Gray, Keith
Warehouse Gray, Keith
Blue Moon Greder, Armin
Island, The Greder, Armin
Marley and Me Grogan, John
Going for Stone Gross, Philip
Diary of a Nobody Grossmith, George and Weedon
Me and Mickie James Gummerson, Drew
Snakehead Halam, Ann
Hangover Square Hamilton, Patrick
Maltese Falcon, The Hammett, Dashiell
Fly By Night Hardinge, Frances
Runemarks Harris, Joanne
Go-Between, The Hartley, L P
Rowan the Strange Hearn, Julie
Follow Me Down Hearn, Julie
These Old Shades Heyer, Georgette
I'm the King of the Castle Hill, Susan
Woman in Black, The Hill, Susan
Kestrel for a Knave, A Hines, Barry
Turtle Diary Hoban, Russell
Incantation Hoffman, Alice
Falconer's Knot, The Hoffman, Mary
Stravaganza: City of Masks Hoffman, Mary
At the Sign of the Sugared Plum Hooper, Mary
Newes from the Dead Hooper, Mary
Slam Hornby, Nick
Carwash Howarth, Lesley
Ultraviolet Howarth, Lesley
Nature of the Beast, The Howker, Janni
Turn of the Screw, The James, Henry
Ghost Stories James, M R
Over a Thousand Hills I Walk with You Jansen, Hanna
Peace Weavers Jarman, Julia
Gulliver Jenkins, Martin and Chris Riddell
Lady in the Tower, The Jensen, Marie-Louise
Faking It Johnson, Pete
Mister Pip Jones, Lloyd
Bitter Fruit Keaney, Brian
Noodlehead Kebbe, Jonathan
Evil Cradling, An Keenan, Brian
Life, Interrupted Kelleher, Damian
Bower Bird, The Kelley, Ann
Beast Kennen, Ally
Spiggot's Quest Kilworth, Gary
Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic, The Kinsella, Sophie
Buddha of Suburbia, The Kureishi, Hanif
Death and the Penguin Kurkov, Andrey
Garbage King, The Laird, Elizabeth
Apache Landman, Tanya
Hex Lassiter, Rhiannon
Cider with Rosie Lee, Laurie
Seventh Tide, The Lennon, Joan
Picnic at Hanging Rock Lindsay, Joan
Twelfth Day of July, The Lingard, Joan
Deadkidsongs Litt, Toby
House in Norham Gardens, The Lively, Penelope
Fearless Lott, Tim
Into the Shadows MacPhail, Catherine
Roxy's Baby MacPhail, Catherine
Wheels MacPhail, Catherine
Just Henry Magorian, Michelle
Exchange Magrs, Paul
Strange Boy Magrs, Paul
Changeover, The Mahy, Margaret
Tricksters, The Mahy, Margaret
Playing with Fire Mankell, Henning
Secrets in the Fire Mankell, Henning
Dead Negative Manns, Nick
Turbulence Mark, Jan
I Am Legend Matheson, Richard
Blue Mayfield, Sue
White Darkness McCaughrean, Geraldine
Atonement McEwan, Ian
Mersey Sound, The McGough, Roger et al
Henry Tumour McGowan, Anthony
Knife That Killed Me, The McGowan, Anthony
Blood Ties McKenzie, Sophie
Girl, Missing McKenzie, Sophie
Boy Soldier McNab, Andy & Robert Rigby
Breathe: A Ghost Story McNish, Cliff
Daughters of Jerusalem Mendelson, Charlotte
Girl in the Attic, The Mendes, Valerie
Lost and Found Mendes, Valerie
Flowing Queen, The Meyer, Kai
Un Lun Dun Mieville, China
Boys Who Saved the World, The Mills, Sam
Love in a Cold Climate Mitford, Nancy
13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear, The Moers, Walter
Hero Moore, Perry
Blame My Brain Morgan, Nicola
Highwayman's Footsteps, The Morgan, Nicola
My So-Called Life Nadin, Joanna
One Hundred Shades of White Nair, Preethi
Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ness, Patrick
Nevermore Newbery, Linda
Season of Secrets Nicholls, Sally
Ways to Live Forever Nicholls, Sally
How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found Nickerson, Sara
Second from Last in the Sack Race Nobbs, David
Automated Alice Noon, Jeff
At Swim-Two-Birds O'Brien, Flann
Z for Zachariah O'Brien, Robert C
Night Country, The O'Nan, Stewart
Coming Up for Air Orwell, George
Man and Boy Parsons, Tony
Fireweed Paton Walsh, Jill
Titus Groan Peake, Melvyn


message 23: by Tara (last edited Mar 19, 2011 04:28PM) (new)

Tara 2010 edition-Part 3

Penalty, The Peet, Mal
Triskellion Peterson, Will
Getting Rid of Karenna Pielichaty, Helena
Mine Pitcher, Caroline
Game of Triumphs, The Powell, Laura
Nation Pratchett, Terry
Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror Priestley, Chris
Fortune Teller, The Prince, Alison
(Un)arranged Marriage Rai, Bali
Angel Collector, The Rai, Bali
Rani and Sukh Rai, Bali
Knots and Crosses Rankin, Ian
Drama Queen Rayban, Chloe
Truth or Dare Rees, Celia
Here Lies Arthur Reeve, Philip
Colditz Story, The Reid, P R
Lost Art of Keeping Secrets, The Rice, Eva
Wrong Hands, The Richardson, Nigel
When the Guns Fall Silent Riordan, James
Tin Grin Robinson, Catherine
Plague Rose, Malcolm
What I Was Rosoff, Meg
Just In Case Rosoff, Meg
Last Seen Wearing Trainers Rushton, Rosie
Waving, Not Drowning Rushton, Rosie
Wrong Boy, The Russell, Willy
Survival Ryan, Chris
Bonjour Tristesse Sagan, Francoise
For Esme - With Love and Squalor Salinger, J D
Memoirs of an Infantry Officer Sassoon, Siegfried
Why Weeps the Brogan? Scott, Hugh
Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Scott, Michael
Barrel Fever Sedaris, David
Blood Red, Snow White Sedgwick, Marcus
My Sword Is Singing Sedgwick, Marcus
Revolver Sedgwick, Marcus
1066 and All That Sellar, WC & R J Yeatman
Great Blue Yonder, The Shearer, Alex
Pied Piper Shute, Nevile
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Sijie, Dai
Knight Crew Singer, Nicky
Skinny B, Skaz and Me Singleton, John
Poison Garden, The Singleton, Sarah
Night World: Secret Vampire Smith, L J
Vampirates Somper, Justin
Anthem for Doomed Youth Stallworthy, Jon (ed)
Heroes of the Valley Stroud, Jonathan
Eagle of the Ninth, The Sutcliff, Rosemary
Are You Experienced? Sutcliffe, William
New Boy Sutcliffe, William
Note of Madness, A Suzuma, Tabitha
Daz 4 Zoe Swindells, Robert
Stone Cold Swindells, Robert
Skim Tamaki, Mariko & Jillian
Fourth Horseman, The Thompson, Kate
New Policeman, The Thompson, Kate
When Isla Meets Luke Meets Isla Tracey, Rhian
Cue for Treason Trease, Geoffrey
No Shame, No Fear Turnball, Ann
Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Twain, Mark
Bad Alice Ure, Jean
Is Anybody There? Ure, Jean
Ant Colony, The Valentine, Jenny
Broken Soup Valentine, Jenny
Finding Violet Park Valentine, Jenny
Spud Van De Ruit, John
Brothers Van Lieshout, Ted
Suldrun's Garden Vance, Jack
Waywalkers Webb, Catherine
Does My Bum Look Big in This? Weir, Arabella
Out of the Blue Welford, Sue
Gulf Westall, Robert
Kingdom by the Sea, The Westall, Robert
Machine-Gunners, The Westall, Robert
Scarecrows, The Westall, Robert
Stones of Muncaster Cathedral, The Westall, Robert
Watch House, The Westall, Robert
Frost in May White, Antonia
Flora Segunda of Crackpot Hall Wilce, Ysabeau
Scatterheart Wilkinson, Lili
Down With Skool! Willans, Geoffrey & Ronald Searle
Hard Man of the Swings, The Willis, Jeanne
Diamond Girls, The Wilson, Jacqueline
Lola Rose Wilson, Jacqueline
Last Train from Kummersdorf Wilson, Leslie
Chrysalids, The Wyndham, John
Midwich Cuckoos, The Wyndham, John
Teacher's Dead Zephaniah, Benjamin
One Girl, Two Decks, Three Degrees of Love Zucker, Johnny


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