Month: October 2010

Matched by Ally Condie

Posted October 28, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This is another of the Penguin teen advance reader books I had to read. And I loved it! It’s set in the future. Our main character is Cassia. We first meet Cassia on her way to her Match Banquet. In this future society, everyone is matched sometime during their 17th year. They get to wear […]

Herself by Leslie Carroll

Posted October 28, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This was my latest chick lit book. It took longer because of course I’m trying to get through the Gateway nominees pretty quickly. Other than I didn’t necessarily connect with the main character Tessa Craig because of her age and job, I love what she did. When her politician boyfriend basically ends their relationship, she […]

Gateway 13: hold still by Nin..

Posted October 28, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I know, I’ve been so busy it’s been a way long time since I’ve blogged. And in that time I have 3 books to blog about. Here is number 1. As you can see it was on the Gateway nominee list. And while it was a good book, all I can say is WOW! These […]

Gateway 12: Food, Girls, and ..

Posted October 13, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This wasn’t a bad story, don’t get me wrong, it was just kind of predictable and eh. The main character is Andrew Zansky, who weighs over 300 pounds as a sophomore in high school. He met a girl the weekend before school started back up, and then she shows up at his school. She says […]

Gateway 11: The Morgue and Me..

Posted October 11, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This book was okay. The story was somewhat interesting. Obviously anyone who is interested in mysteries and detective stories will enjoy it. And I wanted to really like it for that reason alone. But all in all, it was kind of eh. I rated it lower because I didn’t feel it was probably going to […]

Gateway 10: Hate List by Jenn..

Posted October 11, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This was a really good book. It really hit hard on the school shooting topic. It also focused in on the bullying issue. The main thing that I really liked about this book, is how it takes place from the point of view of the shooter’s girlfriend. The person who actually started the “hate list”. […]

Gateway 9: Liar by Justine La..

Posted October 2, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

All I can say about this book is WOW! It started out as what seemed to be a total realistic fiction type YA novel. Our main character Micah, is a liar, hence the title. She lied when she came to her new school, or just let a misconception spread without correcting it. And when that […]

Mini-Shopaholic by Sophie Kins..

Posted October 2, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This blog will serve as two reviews. Since I read Mini-Shopaholic while I was borrowing a Nook from the bookstore, I will review both at once. Our main character Becky is back. This time she has a two year old daughter named Minnie, who seems to be a terror. She’s gotten them kicked out of […]

Gateway 8: North of Beautiful..

Posted October 2, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This was a really good book. The main character is Terra. Both she and her brothers are named after map related things because her father was a mapmaker. A humiliated mapmaker as he bought into a fake map supposedly from ancient China. Her brothers are both old enough that they are away at college or […]