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WonderStruck by Brian Selznick

Wonderstruck Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



This book is another visual delight, part pictures beautifully drawn by Brian Selznick and part…

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Added by bj neary on December 20, 2012 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach

Stupid Fast Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Geoff Herbach's Felton Reinstein is one incredible character. His voice is funny, sweet, confused and…

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Added by bj neary on August 24, 2012 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Dead to You by Lisa McMann

Dead to You Dead to You by Lisa McMann

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



OMG I am not really sure about the ending, I can't stop thinking about it, so that makes it all the more…

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Added by bj neary on May 30, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Stay by Deb Caletti

Stay Stay by Deb Caletti

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Caletti, Deb. Stay. New York: Simon Pulse, 2011. 978-1-4424-0373-4. 313p. $16.99. Gr. 10-12.

Clara’s story about an…

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Added by bj neary on March 20, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

Chasing Tail Lights by Patrick Jones

Chasing Tail Lights Chasing Tail Lights by Patrick Jones

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Patrick Jones has such a way with his characters in this book! Christy is now… Continue

Added by bj neary on October 13, 2011 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher

Almost Perfect Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Such a good book, you will love Logan Witherspoon. He is such a great teen, angry, sensitive, and… Continue

Added by bj neary on August 21, 2011 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai

Shooting Kabul Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



I sooo loved this book! A great book for middle/jr high as well as high school for its depiction of a… Continue

Added by bj neary on July 28, 2011 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt

Schmidt has brought back some of his original characters from the<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/556136.The_Wednesday_Wars"><img src="http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1175775828s/556136.jpg" title="The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt" alt="The Wednesday Wars"/></a>and I am so glad Douglas Swieteck and Holling Hoodhood are here! Douglas is a kid who has the wise aleck sense of humor and it is because of his family life and he can't help himself from blurting out… Continue

Added by bj neary on July 17, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Couldn't put this one down and so compelling too! Jennifer Harris is 9 years old, fat and a social outcast and recalling a scary time when she was at her best friend, Cameron Quick's (LOVE HIS NAME)house without permission and his father is yelling and scary and lots of other things. Fast forward to Jennifer at 17 and she is now Jenna Vaughn, pretty, thin, funny, with lots of friends and a boyfriend of 3 months, Ethan. But Jenna Vaughn's carefully constructed world is about to fall apart when… Continue

Added by bj neary on November 15, 2009 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Couldn't put this one down and so compelling too! Jennifer Harris is 9 years old, fat and a social outcast and recalling a scary time when she was at her best friend, Cameron Quick's (LOVE HIS NAME)house without permission and his father is yelling and scary and lots of other things. Fast forward to Jennifer at 17 and she is now Jenna Vaughn, pretty, thin, funny, with lots of friends and a boyfriend of 3 months, Ethan. But Jenna Vaughn's carefully constructed world is about to fall apart when… Continue

Added by bj neary on November 15, 2009 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Homestretch by Paul Volponi

Gaston Giambanco, Jr., known as Gas by his family and friends is one of my favorite characters. Gas’ life before his dear mother was killed in a car accident was a happy one even though his dad held so many jobs because of his explosive temper and prejudice. Gas loved the memories of riding horses with his mom and dad at the stables where he worked. As a junior in high school, he was still the smallest in his class but when Gas was on a horses’ back, he didn’t feel the all consuming weight of… Continue

Added by bj neary on August 6, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Tweak by Nic Sheff

bookshelves: read, biography (edit)

status: Read in December, 2008

review: I found Nic Sheff's account of his many relapses and ongoing battle with addictions very believable. Addictions make you a person who doesn't care what you do to others as long as you are high on meth, cocaine, whatever your drug or alchohol of choice is....until the next time and the next time. You become a liar, a thief, an enemy to your family and friends just to continue your craving for the next and even… Continue

Added by bj neary on January 18, 2009 at 2:05pm — No Comments

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