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[14 Sep 2006|11:56am]

I read a book recently about a girl who cut herself, and she was an ice skater. She would practice in the morning, and then go to school. Eventually, a teacher found out, but the girl wouldn't let her see her arms until after a long time. I think she ends up getting therapy and maybe quitting the ice skating...? Anyone know what that was called?
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[12 Oct 2005|10:47pm]

There was some stupid book that I read about 12 years ago... man, I feel old! It was about this girl who wanted the same outfit everyone else at her school had, but her family couldn't afford it. She wanted a "PineApple" brand (whatever that was) shirt, but they could only afford a cheap knock-off... the dreaded Apple brand:) Does anyone else remember this book or what it was called?
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[28 Aug 2005|01:07am]

There was a book that I read when I was much younger. It was from the point of view of a child whose brother has autism. I seem to remember the main character sold seeds at some point. Does anyone know who it was by or what it was called?
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Erm. [24 Jun 2005|01:18pm]

[ mood | hesitant ]

Erm. Is this community alive?

(New here, by the way.)

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[01 Apr 2005|10:24pm]

Hi, I've been made the new mod. here. Any questions, you can come to me :) Also, you might all be interested in joining _lj_book_club_.
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[23 Mar 2005|11:33pm]

Big news! I am SO very excited! This year is chock full of great books.

Out now: The Princess Present by Meg Cabot
The Dark Hills Divide by Patrick Carman
The Cry of Icemark by Stuart Hill
Drowned Wednesday by Garth Nix
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins

This summer the next Charlie Bone book is coming out!

April 1: The next in the Princess Diaries series: Princess in Training

May 3: The next in the Artemis Fowl series: The Opal Deception

June 1: the next Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Hatchling

July 1: The next Charlie Bone book- Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors
July 1: the next Gregor book: Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

July 16: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

August 1: Ready or Not: An All-American Girl novel. Apparently this is a series now.

August 23: The next in the Inheritance series: Eldest

Sept: The next Land of Elyon book: Beyond the Valley of Thorns

Sept. 13?: Inkheart is a series I guess with the second: Inkspell

Sept. 26: The next of Gerald Morris' fantastic reworkings of Arthurian tales: The Lioness and the Knight.
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[24 Feb 2005|08:01am]

Does anyone know if T.A. Barron's Merlin series is finished or if he is going to publish more books? I don't really want to start a series that is unfinished because I'm waiting for so many books already (like Harry Potter). :D
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5 full-year magazine subscriptions for just $30! [12 Jan 2005|07:37pm]

There is a great deal going on where you can get 5 magazine subscriptions for $29.95. There are a number of great fashion magazines on the site. This was origionally for just college students, but it is now open to anyone looking for a good deal. Click on the unique link below because it has my little number at the end & I get credit for selling magazines. I bought 5 myself and they have been coming, so it is very legit! The site offers a number of great magazines so get reading!


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Hi all! [04 Jan 2005|12:14pm]

I'm new to this community. I happen to be 24 though, but I still get a kick out of books targeted for teens. :) I was going through boxes the other day and I found some magazines from when I was a teen so I thought I'd see if any of you were interested. (I don't know if this is allowed, I didn't see it on the info page) I either want to give them away (you pay shipping) or we can swap for some teen books. I love Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine so if you have any to trade let me know. :) Here is what I have:

YM May 1999, Jessica Biel on cover
YM March 1999, Drew Barrymore
People Weekly, Sexiest Man Alive 1998 Harrison Ford (not teen, but...)
Teen People February 1999, 'N Sync
Teen People November 1998, Celebrity Syle Awards issue
Teen People August 1998, Backstreet Boys
Teen People Dec 1998/Jan 1999, I Still Know what you did last Summer cast
Teen People October 1998, Usher
Teen People March 1999, Alicia Silverstone
Twist February 1999, Kerr Smith and Meredith Monroe
Teen March 1999, Brandy
Teen April 1999, Jewel
Teen September 1998, Backstreet Boys
Teen January 1999, Drew Barrymore
Teen December 1998, 'N Sync
Teen February 1999, Joshua Jackson

Thanks for looking and happy reading!
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New Books [01 Jan 2005|02:32pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Hi, I'm a new member, so please forgive me if I'm not posting correctly.

Yesterday I brought the Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and 1984 by George Orwell. What do you think of these books, any opinions? I'd just like to know what people think.


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Newbie here! [20 Oct 2004|05:43pm]
Hi there, fellow bloggers! Just felt like shamelessly flaunting my newness a bit...:)

Super-quick bio: I'm 14, bookwormy and have a new (and increasingly popular!) blog.

Looking forward to chatting with you all!
Maggie C.
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[24 Sep 2004|08:24pm]

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a pretty good batch! [12 Sep 2004|06:07pm]

[ mood | sore ]

53. Tithe by Holly Black         pgs.310

Something is missing...

This is definitely not the typical type of book I pick up. It tells the story of Kaye (a realistic teen…up to a point) who discovers upon moving back home that she is actually a faerie. Her “make-believe” childhood friends fill her in, because, surprise, they are faeries as well! She unwittingly finds herself involved in the middle of a faerie war between the two courts- the Unseelie and Seelie. She also is strangely attracted to a mysterious knight named Roiben. The whole story was very dark, and while I didn’t outright dislike the book, I felt like there were way too many loose ends that needed to be tied up. 3/5


55. Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris   pgs. 266

Predictable and mediocre...

As someone who enjoys original fairy tales, I had some pretty high hopes for this book. It didn’t meet them. Ed, a troll who lives in the woods comes across a young boy who has run away named Christian. Unable to find his family, Ed adopts him. Christian grows and soon tires of his non-existent social life. He yearns to go to the castle across the river, partly because of the excitement, partly because he has a crush on the young Princess Marigold, who he has been spying on with his telescope. Ed reluctantly agrees to let him go, and before he knows it, he befriends Marigold and finds out her secret. Several times I just wanted to flip to the last page and go “I knew it!” but I kept reading. I think the best part of the book was the beginning. If you don’t like it then don’t even bother reading the rest. 2/5


56. Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman  by Eleanor Updale        pgs.233

Great first novel!

Meet Montmorency. A criminal serving time for a burglary that almost killed him, Montmorency is hated among the other prisoners because of frequent trips out of the prison. Robert Farcett, the young doctor that saved Montmorency after his near-fatal burglary, regularly takes him to lecture halls around Victorian London to show off his medical expertise. It is at one of these lectures that Montmorency hears about the new sewage system and an idea forms in his head.  Before long, Montmorency is conjuring up a plan to use the underground network to help him with his burglaries, but he needs a partner…or does he? This novel had great style and characterization. The story was gripping as well. I heard Montmorency is coming back in a sequel. I can’t wait. 4/5


TO DATE: 13363/15000 or 89% done!

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Hi! [04 Sep 2004|12:33am]

[ mood | anxious ]

Hi! I'm not a teen strictly speaking as I am in my early 20s but I am interested in Teen Literature and teenagers opinions of it. I want to be a teacher some day and so end up reading a lot of Children's and Teen Lit. I also really like to read it. Some of my favorite books include, Abarat, Little Women, Esperanza Rising, Ella Enchanted, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles and the Princess Diaries.

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#47-52 Goal met. :) Reaching for 70 now! [14 Aug 2004|07:58pm]

[ mood | okay ]


49. The Great God Pan by Donna Jo Napoli     Country: Ancient Greece

Expected better but mildly interesting…

I’ve read some of the author’s other retellings and was a bit disappointed with this one. We meet Pan, the half goat/half god who basically flits around the woods with other mythical creatures all day. It isn’t until he meets Iphigenia and falls in love with her that his life really seems to have a purpose. People with any background in Greek mythology know that Pan had a curse placed on him upon birth that he will never be loved in return. His quest to find Iphigenia again then seems a bit fruitless to the reader, but what we don’t realize is that he may be able to save her from her father’s mission to sacrifice her. This book needed more detail. I felt it was lacking in some other areas as well, as the plot meandered quite a bit. I did like how the author included a family tree at the beginning so we understood how everyone was related however. 2/5

50. Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemence McLaren    Country: Ancient Greece

Good ideas, not the best execution…

We’ve heard the male version of the Trojan War for centuries. What about the women involved? How did Helen feel? What would it have been like to be Cassandra and have to watch your brothers head off into battle? The author takes you there. While personally I believe she could have included even more viewpoints of other women, and switched back and forth between Helen and Cassandra, the author opted to start with Helen’s life as a child and switch to Cassandra’s viewpoint after Helen arrives in Troy. While many would think this would make the book a bit unbalanced, it actually works quite well, as we see Cassandra’s feelings towards Helen greatly change over the many years Troy is under siege. Overall, a pretty enjoyable read. 3/5  


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The Angels Trilogy [10 Aug 2004|09:35am]

Ok I'm currently reading The Angels Trilogy by Lurlene McDaniel. It's a very cheesey predictable novel but it's not bad. If you're looking for a nice quick "chick-flick" kind of book I highly reccomend it. It's about a girl Leah and she gets cancer but she meets these Amish people and as the back of the book says they, "captivate Leah with their simple loving ways. When Leah discovers she has cancer her new friends show her that miracles can happen. And that sometimes angels can appear in the most unexpected places." Yep.
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[07 Aug 2004|11:20am]


On Tuesday, this great book called The Alison Rules by Catherine Clark is in stores and yes, I'm shamelessly promoting it lol It's just such a great book!!! I'm really bad at explaining/describing anything so here's the site for it...the third review's by me :)


Please go out and buy the book!!

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[x] for your listing pleasure [06 Aug 2004|01:09pm]

im living off cheerios and cant wait for warped tour tomorrow...my soco shirt is ready for me

My Favorite Books

The Nanny Diaries (i forgot who wrote it)
This Lullaby (sarah dessen)
Someone Like You (sarah dessen)
Anne Frank and Me (cheerie bennett)
Keeping the Moon (sarah dessen)
Dreamland (sarah dessen)
The Truth About Forever (sarah dessen)...seeing a pattern
Confessions of a Not It Girl (melissa kantor)
The Year My Life Went Down the Loo (Katie Maxwell)
They Wear WHAT Under Their Kilts (Katie Maxwell)
What's French For EW (Katie Maxwell)
Keeping Boys On The Ledge (i forgot who wrote it)
Gossip Girl novels (i forgot who wrote it)
The Matzo Ball Heiress (Laurie Gwen Shaprio)
The Boy Next Door (Megin Cabbot)

in other words, i read too much :)
.:hugz 'n snogs:.

Love You! Leah

posted in teenreading, teensreading, amottie86, sarah_land
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[29 Jul 2004|10:52am]

has anyone in here read "Wicked: The life & Times of the wicked witch of the west" by jerry maguire =---->what did u think of it?!
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teen/ya reading spree! [22 Jul 2004|08:44pm]

[ mood | stressed ]

Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field          pgs. 207

A “classic” of sorts, outdated, but still cute…

                This is the story of the life of one adventurous wooden doll named Hitty. First made for a young girl in Maine, the doll travels around the world and back passing from one youngster to another and recounts her journey along the way. Since the book was written in 1929, it gives it a certain charm to the author’s writing, at the same time though; the author occasionally uses terms that would not be considered “politically correct” today. I know many older books do this, but since this book is geared towards children, I think I might substitute in more appropriate words if reading to a youngster. However, despite this, I found this book a cute story that gives you a look at how people were viewed and supposedly acted during the 1800s, where the story takes place.


Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey                 pgs. 186

Sort of predictable, but has a likable heroine…

                This book was not very memorable. It takes the story of Sleeping Beauty, now named Aurore, and how at the age of 16, instead of pricking her finger, strange happenings afflict the whole kingdom where she lives. She decides to leave and enter the nearby Forest, where no one dares set foot. It is here that she meets Prince Ironheart, who is on a quest as well. The two band together to try and break their curses. While I admit the fact Aurore is very likable, I think the other characters and predicable plot could have used some sprucing up. 2/5


Engraved in Stone By Alice Scovell Coleman    pgs. 147

A cute book for the younger set…

                Okay, so it’s pretty predictable. And the storyline is repetitive quite a bit. However, this is just something about the story of Prince Edward and Princess Elizabeth who take a journey to visit the Engraver to break a marriage contract that makes you want to read on. It might be the adorable drawings. It might be wondering what strange place they stumble across next. Whatever it is, it’s a cute, quick read that had morals at the very center. 3/5


Running Out of Time By Margaret Peterson Haddix  pgs. 184

A book you won’t want to put down…

                What is everything you knew suddenly turned out to be false? That’s what Jessie, the main character of this fast-paced novel has to deal with when her mother reveals that the year is 1996, instead of 1840. Jessie and her family live inside a tourist attraction, where everything is kept “authentic” and only the adults know the truth. However, a diphtheria epidemic has hit the town, and the owners of the tourist attraction are refusing to give the children modern medical care. Jessie’s mother says Jessie is their only hope that one of them can escape to the outside and get the children the medicine they need. Jessie’s escape and reaction to the “outside world” make for captivating reading, as she rushes against the clock in her mission to save of the children of Clifton who have fallen ill, including her younger sister. 3/5



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