Tag: YA Literature


New Moon – Stephenie Meyer

New Moon – Stephenie Meyer

Title: New MoonAuthor: Stephenie MeyerPublished: 2006 Pages: 563Rating: 3/5 Since this one has been around so many times, I’m skipping the usual review format for the self-interview format I used for Twilight. I can’t/won’t talk about this book without spoilers–so be warned. :) What kind of place was this? Could a world really exist where ancient legends went wandering around the borders of tiny, insignificant towns, facing down mythical monsters? Did this mean every impossible […]

Posted 15 April, 2009 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 31 Comments
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie

Title: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianAuthor: Sherman AlexieDate Finished: Jan 27, 2009 #5Published: 2007 Pages: 230Rating: 3.75/5 I can’t remember the first time that I read a review for this book, but it had been on my wishlist for quite a while. Everytime I went to the used bookstore, I searched and searched, but I finally broke down and purchased a shiny new copy. I don’t know what I expected from this […]

Posted 4 February, 2009 by Trish in Crafty, Reading Nook, Review / 25 Comments
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Twilight – Stephenie Meyer

Twilight – Stephenie Meyer

Title: TwilightAuthor: Stephenie MeyerDate Finished: Jan 25, 2009 #4Published: 2005 Pages: 497Rating: 4/5 Well, I certainly didn’t think that this day would come so soon. If I’m honest with myself, it was always inevitable that I was going to read Twilight, but my friend Theresa gave me the violentgentle push I needed. I’ve been torn on how to review this book since so many others have already done so. If you don’t know who Bella […]

Posted 26 January, 2009 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 47 Comments
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Coraline – Neil Gaiman

Coraline – Neil Gaiman

Title: CoralineAuthor: Neil GaimanDate Finished: Oct 19, 2008 #62Pages: 161Published: 2002Rating: 4/5 What a deliciously creepy book! This was my last for the read-a-thon, and even when my eyes were growing increasingly droopy, I was still thoroughly frightened! This is my third Gaiman book this year, and though I liked Stardust better, I think this is Gaiman at his best. Coraline is the story of a curious girl who yearns to explore her new home […]

Posted 29 October, 2008 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 30 Comments
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Farworld: Water Keep – J. Scott Savage; Q&A AND Giveaway

Farworld: Water Keep – J. Scott Savage; Q&A AND Giveaway

Title: Water KeepAuthor: J. Scott SavageDate Finished: July 27, 2008 #43Pages: 413 (ARC)Rating: 4.5/5 After I signed up for J. Scott Savage’s Farworld Blogtour I almost started to regret my decision–what happens if I don’t like the book? What do I say then? Well, lucky for me (and the author), me not liking this book wasn’t a problem–not even in the slightest. What a fun and exciting read!! And a breath of fresh air after […]

Posted 14 August, 2008 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 20 Comments
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Al Capone Does My Shirts – Gennifer Choldenko

Al Capone Does My Shirts – Gennifer Choldenko

Title: Al Capone Does My ShirtsAuthor: Gennifer CholdenkoDate Finished: June 29, 2008Pages: 225Rating: 4/5 I picked this book up at a sale a few weeks ago with my brother in mind (he just turned 12), and in the wee hours of the morning during the read-a-thon it was the perfect book to indulge in. Moose is a pretty ordinary kid–he is 12, loves to play baseball, is pestered by a girl Piper, and tries to […]

Posted 1 July, 2008 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 11 Comments
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Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card

Title: Ender’s GameAuthor: Orson Scott CardDate Finished: June 12, 2008 #31Pages: 226Rating: 4.25/5 *Note: this post does contain my thoughts on the book, but I’m taking the scenic route to get there: I heard of this book through blogging–I’m not sure that I had heard of it before then. But then my sister read it this year for her sophomore English class and a coworker listened to it and I realized I needed to pick […]

Posted 13 June, 2008 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 20 Comments
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The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Title: The Book ThiefAuthor: Markus ZusakDate Finished: Jan 19,2008Yearly Count: 4Pages: 550Rating: 5/5 I’ve been putting off this post for a while because I’m not quite sure how to approach this book. So many have read it and reviewed it, but for whatever reason I haven’t been able to get ahold of my thoughts. But…times a tickin’ so its time to get on with it. The Book Thief is the story of a young girl, […]

Posted 19 January, 2008 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 15 Comments
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The Giver – Lois Lowry

The Giver – Lois Lowry

Title: The GiverAuthor: Lois LowryDate Finished: January 13, 2008Pages: 179Rating: 4/5 The past couple of books I’ve read, including The Book Thief which I’m currently reading, have all come as recommendations from other bloggers (see my new tag below “BloggerRec“). When I was in fourth grade I read Number the Stars and loved it, so I was particularly interested in reading this book. I finally picked it up last weekend (despite my book ban) and […]

Posted 15 January, 2008 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 19 Comments
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Johnny Tremain – Esther Forbes: A Novel

Johnny Tremain – Esther Forbes: A Novel

Title: Johnny TremainAuthor: Ester ForbesDate Finished: December 21, 2007Pages: 256Rating: 3.5/5 This is my desperate move to finish the Decades Challenge since I obviously was not going to finish All The King’s Men (and probably never will–urg!). It could also qualify for the Book Awards Challenge since it won the Newbery quite some time ago, but I still have a few months to finish that one. Ohh, challenges challenges. Johnny Tremain is the story of […]

Posted 22 December, 2007 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 3 Comments
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