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April 11, 2015 (Updated: April 11, 2015)
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4.0
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4.0
Characters
 
4.0
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4.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Fun Summer Adventure

When I first read the description of this book, I knew I would enjoy it. After finishing, I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed it and how much the characters stuck with me. What I liked: I love books that have a travel...

March 21, 2015
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
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4.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Full of Fun!

What I liked: I hadn't read Boomerang when I picked up Rebound, however, that didn't stop me from jumping right into the story. That is great writing to me! I got enough of the back story for me to know the characters but I felt like this...

January 23, 2015
Overall rating
 
4.0
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4.0
Characters
 
4.0
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4.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Cute Match

Perfect Couple pairs up Brody and Harper as the "perfect couple that never was" in the second Superlatives book by Jennifer Echols. What I liked: I'm a big fan of how the characters are all woven together throughout the different books. It's fun to keep...

January 23, 2015
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
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N/A
Fantastic Finale!

This ladies and gentlemen is how you finish a series. What I loved: I'm not generally a "fantasy" reader but this series managed to hook me. I love this world and all the characters that Robin LaFevers created. Annith might be...

January 23, 2015
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Many Dynamics

I finished this book last night and struggled to come up with words that seemed appropriate for a review. This book, if nothing else, requires you to feel something. I think everyone who reads this book will take away something different--from the characters, from the plot, from the...

September 30, 2014
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Fun Retelling

I was drawn to this book by simply looking at the cover. It's beautiful! I found inside a fun retelling of one of my favorite fairy tales. What I liked: Cinderella is one of my favorite fairy tales. It's hard to find a version...

September 30, 2014
Overall rating
 
4.0
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4.0
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4.0
Magical

This series is gold to me. I enjoy so much about it. Each story has a special task that one of the girls is involved with. With the help of friends and a little fairy magic the girls are able to be successful...

July 29, 2014
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Aliens....Really?

I'll admit that I wasn't eager to begin the LUX series. I'd had it on my TBR list but could never bring myself to pick it up and get started. One reason that I had been putting off reading this series is the whole alien aspect. I...

July 29, 2014
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Not On the Fence At All

There are a few authors that are "auto-buy" for me. Kasie West is one of those authors. Her writing and stories flow so naturally that I cannot put them down. I was hooked in immediately with On the Fence. What I loved: On...

July 29, 2014
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Fun Romantic Read

What I liked: I really enjoyed the banter between Lucy and James. I'm huge on dialogue and since this book was entirely dialogue it would not have worked for me if the conversation had been flat. It was fun to read how Lucy and James' relationship developed...

July 07, 2014
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Fantastic Finale

I was so excited to read the conclusion of the Sweet Evil trilogy but I was nervous. Would it live up to my expectations? Would I be satisfied? Would it make me mad? Would I hide the book in the freezer? When I picked this...

July 07, 2014
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
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5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Band Rules!

I can't seem to rave enough about this book. First of all, there is high school band. I was in high school band, I was in college band. I get all of the high school band dynamics. What I loved: I...

May 02, 2014
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
Off to Italy!

After reading the first book of this series, I was interested to see what kind of adventure Ella and Ethan would have when they traveled to Italy. I enjoyed learning the Italian words that were sprinkled throughout the book and I think young readers will really enjoy that as...

May 02, 2014
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
Kids Fiction
Wonderful Words

The first thing I thought of when I finished this book was that it would be great for teaching young children about writing. I would use this book in my classroom as one of my first mini-lessons. What a great way to teach your kids that putting something...

May 02, 2014
Overall rating
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Another Hit

Mo Willems may be a genius. I adore all of the Pigeon books and so do my kids (at home and school). Every book I have read to them has had us all laughing! The Pigeon is so dramatic, and I love it. The Pigeon Needs...

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