Month: October 2010

Matched by Ally Condie

Matched by Ally Condie

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… Read more »

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Herself by Leslie Carroll

Herself by Leslie Carroll

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… Read more »

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Gateway 13:  hold still by Nina LaCour

Gateway 13: hold still by Nina LaCour

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… Read more »

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Gateway 11:  The Morgue and Me by John C. Ford

Gateway 11: The Morgue and Me by John C. Ford

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… Read more »

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Gateway 10:  Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Gateway 10: Hate List by Jennifer Brown

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… Read more »

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Gateway 9:  Liar by Justine Larbalestier

Gateway 9: Liar by Justine Larbalestier

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… Read more »

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Mini-Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella/Nook Review

Mini-Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella/Nook Review

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… Read more »

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Gateway 8:  North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

Gateway 8: North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

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… Read more »

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