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February 28, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
I probably would have enjoyed this one a lot more if I hadn’t disliked the characters so much.

The New Girl used to want to go to boarding school at Manderley, back when she was younger. But there wasn’t an opening back then. Suddenly, there is one and her parents are excited to let her go. Only, she’s not crazy about the idea now, that was her dream...

February 28, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Fast paced and fun, I can’t wait for the sequel.

Kate is driving her mom back to her childhood home, where she wants to spend her final few weeks before she succumbs to cancer. Kate just wants to get through her school days and get back home to be with her mom as much as she can. She’s not interested...

February 28, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Dessen can turn a basic friendship story into a multi-layered gem.

Scarlett and Halley have been friends for years and Scarlett has always been the stronger one. But when Scarlett’s boyfriend dies in an accident, she needs Halley to lean on. Soon she finds herself pregnant and Halley finds herself the strong one in the relationship for the first time. ...

February 28, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
If you can suspend your disbelief and just enjoy the ride, this is a fun story.

Brendan and Emma are drawn to each other, yet Brendan seems to be running hot and cold with her. Then Emma has strange dreams of herself in different (past) lives, always ending in her death. Could Brendan and her dreams be connected? You betcha. I really liked...

February 28, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A fantastic introduction to verse, I loved every minute of this one.

Marcie went along when her mom went to their old summer house for a few days. Once she starts at the local school, she figures this is more than a vacation. She misses her boyfriend and group of close friends back home. Her mom is in a downward spiral of...

November 08, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Absolutely the Best Book of 2011

I flat-out loved this book! Seriously, I would totally marry this book if I could. It starts off with our young star in a sticky situation from which she must be rescued. She got screwed out of an apartment in a faraway college town and is left...

November 02, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fast and Fun

This was a very fun book. It was fast paced and really flew by. Every chapter had a time at the beginning, so you could follow along hour by hour of Eliza’s night, which made the book seem to go by even quicker. The plot was very...

November 02, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Lovely Lyrical Look at One Family

Evelyn is a normal young girl, living with her free-spirited young mom, working on a first crush and deciding which teachers she likes best, when something as simple as a car breaking down alters the course of her life. Evelyn’s mom has no way to get to work, so...

November 02, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fast Paced and Fun

Jocks are stupid. Well, at least Lissa’s boyfriend is. He would rather leave a half-naked Lissa in the car to chase after some team rivals who egged his car. Seriously, if I were Lissa, I would want him checked out at a hospital. Maybe boys are...

October 21, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fantastic, Fun Read

Matt and his sister Francesca (Frankie) have been best friends with neighbor Anna forever. Anna’s been in love with Matt for about that long. But she hasn’t told Frankie. One day Matt kisses Anna. They start a secret relationship and Matt promises to tell his sister...

October 21, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Un-Putdownable

This book is so unique, so unlike anything else out there, you simply must give it a try. Body snatchers have invaded our planet and they’ve just about taken over the world. The good news? They are peaceful and only do good. The bad...

October 21, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Perfect Chemistry Rocks

The premise is based on the Romeo and Juliet, 2 different sides of the track idea. These 2 kids are too different to make it work. They have different backgrounds, different lifestyles; too different for them even to associate with each other in school, let alone outside of...

October 21, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
I Flat-Out Love This Book

I flat-out loved this book! Seriously, I would totally marry this book if I could. It starts off with our young star in a sticky situation from which she must be rescued. She got screwed out of an apartment in a faraway college town and is left...

October 21, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Contemporary YA at Its Finest.

What a sweet book. It’s long and there are lots of secondary plot lines, but the main takeaway is that this is a sweet book. Anna is bummed when her newly rich dad decides to impress his friends by sending her to Paris for a school year. ...

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