Reviews written by Geeky Beach Babe

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July 07, 2011
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5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
Beautifully Written, Tragic Story About Growing Up

This book is so beautiful and so real, I just can't tell you how good it is. I wasn't sure what to expect from the description and actually, I don't think the description is an accurate portrayal of what Invincible Summer is really about. It's about family, growing up, making...

July 07, 2011
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3.3
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3.0
Characters
 
4.0
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3.0
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Interesting Premise; Lacking in Execution

The beginning of this book was amazing – the way Beth Revis described how Amy felt while frozen was terrifying. It really made me think about what it would be like if you were in a constant dream-like state and the implications of possibly going crazy because of it. ...

July 07, 2011
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4.0
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5.0
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3.0
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4.0
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Young Adult Fiction
A Unique Twist on Dystopian

I was really excited to read this because not only did the premise interest me, but it is set sometime in the future in the town where I now live – Portland, Maine. Lauren Oliver’s tale of the heartbreak and excitement that love can provoke painted a picture of an...

July 07, 2011
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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Young Adult Fiction
Thought-Provoking Book for All Ages

This was a great, thought-provoking read that actually made me tear up a little towards the end. Neal Shusterman gives you the perspective of three very different teens who are all facing the same consequences but for very different reasons. Could this story have been told from...

July 07, 2011
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
An All-Time Favorite

This is one of my absolute favorite books of all time. I've read it a few times but just re-read it recently because I remember the slight drama surrounding it. About fifteen years ago (the book was originally published in 1988, though that is far before I read it the...

July 07, 2011
Overall rating
 
4.7
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
GREAT Dystopian Read

I absolutely loved this book! I love reading about futuristic dystopian societies and this one is one of my favorites. Ally Condie created a world that, at first glance, I thought would be fun to live in. Of course there's the whole not-being-able-to-pick-who-you-love thing and the you-can-only-listen-to-these-songs thing, among many...

July 07, 2011
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5.0
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5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
Loved it, Favorite of the Year

This is probably my favorite book I've read so far this year. It's so different than recent books I've read and I love that the protagonist is a guy and yet I still really identify with him. Sometimes I think there are less YA books out there that capture the...

July 07, 2011
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3.0
Plot
 
3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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A Good Read for Zombie Beginners

I enjoyed reading most of this book, however I have to admit up front that I was disappointed with a few aspects. First, the world Carrie Ryan created was pretty damn cool - apparently I have a secret desire to live within a bizarre and totally oppressive society. Unfortunately, my...

July 07, 2011
Overall rating
 
2.7
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
2.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
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An Okay Read; Not as Good as the First in Series

I was a little disappointed to find that Carrie Ryan's follow-up to The Forest of Hands and Teeth didn't pick up where the last one left off, but instead the story skips to a new generation. Perhaps because of this, I felt it was hard for me to care about...

July 07, 2011
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4.3
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4.0
Characters
 
5.0
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4.0
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Young Adult Fiction
A Riveting Read

I loved this book and literally could not put it down. (I finished reading it in the wee hours of the morning with a tiny lamp emitting the light equivalent to a candle so my husband could sleep.) It's a pretty long book compared to other YA books I've read...

July 07, 2011 (Updated: July 07, 2011)
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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An Excellent Sequel to Ender's Game!

Orson Scott Card's Speaker for the Dead is quite a different story from Ender's Game, but it's a great one. The setting is new, the characters are mostly all new and Ender is 3,000 years older (sort of). Unlike the first book, my favorite parts of this book have almost...

July 07, 2011
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3.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
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Young Adult Fiction
A Cool Idea for a Book

This was a fun and quick read for me. The future world that Scott Westerfeld created was very intriguing and described so well that I felt I could imagine it perfectly in my head. There was clearly a contrast between Uglyville (dull, boring, etc.) and New Pretty Town (fun, colorful,...

July 06, 2011
Overall rating
 
4.3
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
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Young Adult Fiction
Excellent Follow-Up to The Maze Runner!

This was an excellent follow-up to The Maze Runner by James Dashner. The first book captivated me so much, I couldn't put it down and the second one did not disappoint. I read this book in the same way: barely able to put it down, thinking about it when I...

July 06, 2011
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3.3
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3.0
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4.0
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3.0
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A Good End to the Series

The Dark and Hollow Places had a very different feel to it than the other two books in this series which I really liked. The Dark City was a place completely different than I, or the original characters in the series had imagined. Initially it was supposed to be a...

July 06, 2011
Overall rating
 
2.0
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1.0
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3.0
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2.0
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I just couldn't get into it

I know there are many readers who loved this book and will totally disagree with me, but I just couldn't get into Beautiful Creatures. I really wanted to and as I was reading I waited for the moment when I would start enjoying it but I just felt like reading...

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