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Young Adult Fiction
MelanieMelanie   May 12, 2012
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5.0
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“Impulse” by Ellen Hopkins

If you have read anything by Ellen Hopkins, you likely know to expect a novel told in verse. When I first read Crank (her debut YA novel), I found this a rather odd way to format a book, but as I read tons of YA literature, I'm seeing that...

Kids Fiction
MelanieMelanie   May 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
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“My So-Called Family” by Courtney Sheinmel

I enjoyed Courtney Sheinmel's My So-Called Family quite a bit, but it wasn't exactly what I expected. The description in the front jacket reads: “Leah Hoffman-Ross just moved to New York and she wants her new friends to think she's a typical thirteen-year-old. But Leah has...

Young Adult Fiction
MelanieMelanie   May 12, 2012
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3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
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3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

"Elixir" by Hilary Duff with Elise Allen

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I picked it up at a Borders closing sale, thinking something along the lines of “well, it’s paperback, and on sale” and (admittedly), I spent much of my tween years watching Hilary Duff movies and listening to her music...

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