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The Virgin Suicides | book review

Title: The Virgin Suicides Author: Jeffrey Eugenides Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publication Date: 1993 Rating: 3 stars Before I bought this book, I was reading through the reviews, and they were either 5-star-loved-it or 1-star-hated-it - nothing in between. My review, however, is the in between. I didn't love this book, nor did I hate it…

The Loners | book review

Title: The Loners Author: Lex Thomas Series: Quarantine Publisher: Egmont USA Publication Date: July 2012 Rating: 3.5 stars I started out hating this book. I had to force myself to actually read past chapter three. I really love apocalypse, dystopian, end-of-the-world kinda books, so when I read a summary of this book, I was pretty interested…

Gone Girl | book review

Title: Gone Girl Author: Gillian Flynn Publisher: Crown Publication Date: January 2012 Rating: 5 stars Honestly, this book deserves more than 5 stars. Absolutely astounding. I decided to take a break from my infinite string of YA fiction to read this thriller/mystery/suspense gem of a novel, and thank God I did - I was blown away.Gone Girl…

Forbidden | book review

Title: Forbidden Author: Tabitha Suzuma Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: January 2010 Rating: 4 stars Writing a review for this novel is...incredibly difficult. What to say...what to say... Reading the synopsis of Forbidden, I was very intrigued. I've never read anything of the sorts before - a brother and sister, falling in love? It got me…

Why We Broke Up | book review

Title: Why We Broke Up Author: Daniel Handler Publisher: Little, Brown Books Publication Date: January 2011 Rating: 3.5 stars When I came across this book, I just had to have it, because I knew it would depress me and make me think about my ex and bring about buried emotions. Sounds great, right??? After buying the book,…

Drowning Instinct | book review

Title: Drowning Instinct Author: Ilsa J. Bick Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group Publication Date: February 2012 Rating: 4.5 stars Upon finishing this book, the only thing I could think of was: wow. Drowning Instinct is about a girl named Jenna who has been through a lot. Her mother is a drunk, her father is a raging psycho,…

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist | book review

Title: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist Author(s): Rachel Cohn & David Levithan Publisher: Knopf Books Publication Date: May 2005 Rating: 3.5 stars So, I had a love/hate relationship with this book. I read it because 1) I saw the film adaptation a while ago and remember loving it, 2) I absolutely love David Levithan, and 3) I really…