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The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride #01) by James Patterson
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride #01)

cmdoduck, August 4, 2012

I loved this book from the first chapter. It is readable by more than just Young Adults. Love the characters, the action, the story that you become a part of. I felt like I was part of the action, that I was in this world where these children had been part of this angel experiment, it definitely felt like Our world today and I could see this happening. Definitely believable, and how can you not feel empathy towards these children that are in this situation? Great book and would definitely recommend it to others.
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The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
The Bean Trees

cmdoduck, February 10, 2011

I really enjoyed reading this book. I would read this book again, it felt like I would enjoy the second read even more than the first. I felt like I could really relate to the main character even though I had never been in the same situations as she had. Even the supportive characters were lovable and I am proud to say that I have friends as wonderful as hers were. It also proves that you just don't know where a friend or support might come from. Our lives take us in so many directions, and we don't realize how wonderful those are until we look back and see how so many of our decisions (or things we don't decide to do) can change our lives for the better. Barbara Kingsolver does a great job at showing through the events in the book how even bad things can turn out to be good.
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Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow

cmdoduck, January 24, 2011

I love how the author has taken a fairy tale and made it into a book, filling in the details that as kids we don't need but as adults or young adults we love to have filled in. She did a great job of making this simple story one that I wanted to read, and felt that I had to finish. Her characters were exactly -as- fairytalish as they needed to be, and realistic as well. There were times while I was reading that I didn't feel like I was reading a fairy tale, and then something strange would happen and I was briefly reminded that this wasn't real, but it didn't take me long to be sucked back into the story. I can't wait to read more of her novels, I hope they are as good as this one.
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One Day (Vintage Contemporaries) by David Nicholls
One Day (Vintage Contemporaries)

cmdoduck, January 21, 2011

There were many things I enjoyed about this book. For example I loved how the author took the date of these two people meeting, July 15, 1988, and for the next 19 years we see a glimpse of them during each year on that date. You find out what Dexter is doing and then also what Emma is doing. Sometimes they are friends, sometimes they are not, sometimes they are more than friends. As you explore each new chapter you never know where they will be in the next one. I felt myself wanting to read faster but at the same time to want to take it slowly and enjoy the book.

The only thing I didn't enjoy about the book was the bittersweet ending, it came too fast and was unexpected, but then again not every ending is going to be all cake and ice cream. This story definitely made me happy and sad, I laughed and got even angry at the characters for some of it. I would definitely recommend this book, it was a great read.
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Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Where the Wild Things Are

cmdoduck, January 15, 2011

I am 29 years old and just read this book for the first time. Unfortunately for me I never read this as a child, but can't wait to read it to my own children. I imagine most children can relate to this book, the overactive imagination, getting into trouble and then going off into a wonderful world that you feel a part of and accepted in.
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