robinellen (robinellen) wrote,

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Book Reports...

Because I have to go to the library today (overdue books) -- so I'd better hurry with these :)

For those of you who happened to Google your title and ended up here, please know that one star is not a bad thing in Robin's world -- just the fact the I picked up your book and started it means that somewhere it's getting good buzz (or that your blurb was really cool). 'R' means it's a re-read.

* I didn't make it beyond the first 20 pages.
** I made it to the end, but I either skimmed or skipped large sections.
*** I might have skipped/skimmed, but I liked it and will read it again.
**** I read at least 95% of the book and it was good.
***** I read every word, and I loved it!

How I Saved My Father's Life (And Ruined Everything Else), by Ann Hood ** This was okay -- but it was much more middle grade than I expected (it was shelved in YA). Good middle grade, probably, but we all know I'm just not much of a mg reader.

feeling sorry for celia, by Jaclyn Moriarty ***+ This was much better than I thought it would be. The whole story is in the form of notes and letters (some from imaginary sources) -- and I've never liked that much. BUT it works here. I enjoyed the MC, and I was definitely drawn into the story. I wouldn't say I loved it, but I bet a lot of teens will!

converting kate, by Beckie Weinheimer **+ This was well-written, imo. I liked the basic premise (dad recently died and teen is struggling with how that's changed her world, inside and out) -- but as someone who was also raised in a fairly rigid religious setting, I think the observations made seemed obvious to me. Probably they wouldn't to someone who either hasn't realized the rigidity of their belief system -- or someone who's never been involved in that kind of thing. So I mostly skimmed.

My TBR pile has a ton of amazing-sounding books in hopefully the next report or two will have four and five stars again :)
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