* 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 might read it again.
**** I read at least 95% of the book and it was good -- definitely will be reread.
***** I read every word, and I loved it! A favorite.
Flirting with Disaster, by Rhonda Stapleton ***** I really enjoyed this second of the series. I like the balance between fluffy and complex, and I love the happy ending and the romances. The story: Felicity continues to work at becoming a better cupid -- though she makes a huge mistake early on and accidentally sets the entire school up for falling for one boy. (YA romance)
initiation, by Susan Fine ** I think this would be a great book for a tween or younger teen boy -- especially if he's struggling to fit in at school. A little too much angst for my taste, however. The story: Mauricio struggles to find his place at a fancy all-boys school in New York City. (YA contemporary, POC challenge)
The Summer I Got a Life, by Mark Fink *** This was okay. I liked the relationship between Andy and Laura (and the realistic look at brothers). The story: Andy and his brother are sent to stay with their aunt and uncle in Wisconsin, where Andy meets wheel-chair bound Laura and starts to fall in love. (YA contemporary)
Heist Society, by Ally Carter ***** Okay, this started a little slow, but man, once I was sucked in, I couldn't put it down (and it only took a chapter for that to happen). Another great strong girl story from Carter! It's on my to-buy list. The story: Kat is kicked out of school and rejoins her 'family' in the business of art theft when her father is framed (and threatened) -- and it's up to Kat to save him. (YA adventure)