My Most Excellent Year

My Most Excellent Year

My Most Excellent YearA Novel of Love, Mary Poppins & Fenway ParkAuthor: Steve KlugarPublisher: Dial BooksPublication Date: 2008Pages: 403About the Book: (from back cover)Even though I should have listened to Augie when he told me that Alejandra needed special handling, I didn’t. Instead, on the first day of school I… Read more »

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Top Ten Best Debut Books

Top Ten Best Debut Books

Top Ten Best Debut Books Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This list was pretty hard to trim down. I felt guilty every time I cut a book! As usual, I tried to stick to young adult titles. Most are fairly recent… Read more »

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Deadline

Deadline

DeadlineAuthor: Chris CrutcherPublisher: Greenwillow BooksPublication Date: September 2007Pages: 316About the Book: Ben Wolf has big things planned for his senior year. Had big things planned. Now what he has is some very bad news and only one year left to make his mark on the world. How can a pint-sized, smart-a**… Read more »

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In My Mailbox (12)

In My Mailbox In my Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. The idea of In My Mailbox is to bring books to the attention of blog readers and to encourage interaction with other blogs. Book titles link to goodreads. Author names link to their website/blog. Keep in… Read more »

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Born at Midnight

Born at Midnight

Born at MidnightAuthor: C.C. HunterPublisher: St. Martin’s GriffinPublication Date: April 2011Pages: 398Challenge: Debut Authors Challenge ARC received from publisher. Review based on ARC text.About the Book: Kylie Galen’s about to spend the next three months trapped with a bunch of freaks. After getting caught at a party with alcohol, she’s shipped… Read more »

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Fangirl Friday: Sarah Rees Brennan

Fangirl Friday: Sarah Rees Brennan

Okay, so I’ve decided to periodically post “fangirl” vlogs about authors I love. I don’t think I’ll do it every Friday but maybe every other or once a month. Basically I just ramble on about an author, their books, and how fabulous I think they are! This week I’m embarrassing myself gushing… Read more »

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The Key to the Golden Firebird

The Key to the Golden Firebird

The Key to the Golden FirebirdAuthor: Maureen JohnsonPublisher: HarperCollinsPublication Date: 2004Pages: 297About the Book: The funny thing about stop sings is that they’re also start signs. Mayzie is the middle sister, sent to private school because of her brains. Brooks, the oldest, is a beautiful athlete who’s conflicted about her two loves:… Read more »

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianAuthor: Sherman AlexiePublisher: Little, BrownPublication Date: September 2007Pages: 240About the Book: (from the author’s website)In his first book for young adults, bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday (13)

Waiting on Wednesday (13)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a weekly meme to talk about what upcoming book we’re most looking forward to reading Waiting on Wednesday January 26, 2011 Abandon by Meg Cabot Release Date: April 2011 Published by: Point She knows what it’s like to die. Now Death… Read more »

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