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(Not to be confused with the Alphabetical Traveling Pants.)
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14th-Oct-2005 08:00 pm - Abbott, Jax - "Super 16"
Other: Smiley Laptop
Title: Super 16
Author: Jax Abbott
Number of Pages: 198
Rating: Good
Feelings/Thoughts: This book was so much better than my first. It was funny and actually held my attention, ulike some parts of my first book. Jessie was so funny with her superpowers and I really liked it. I think there was a first book to this, but it didn't really matter because the book explains all the characters and stuff again.
14th-Oct-2005 05:43 pm - Zusak, Markus - "Getting the Girl"
[Merlin] - Gwen
Title: Getting the Girl
Author: Markus Zusack
Number of Pages: 225
Rating: O.K.
Thoughts/Feelings: This book had so much more substance that its prequel. I still wouldn't recommend it, but it was so much more interesting because of the addition of Octavia, and the ultimate addition of heartbreak. It wasn't a fantasy book where the main character got everything he wanted -- it was a stark, realistic book that describes possible real-life situations.
13th-Oct-2005 04:33 pm - Abbott, Hailey - "Summer Boys"
Other: Smiley Laptop
Title: Summer Boys
Author: Hailey Abbott
Number of Pages: 214
Rating: O.K.
Thoughts/Feelings: This book reminded me so much of The Alphabetical Hookup List. Three cousins, one likes her sister's boyfriend, the other broke up with her boyfriend, and the third starts to like her best friend as soon as he starts going out with a girl. It was alright, but not anything too fantastic.
[Merlin] - Gwen
Title: Fighting Ruben Wolfe
Author: Markus Zusack
Number of Pages: 207 (I read 108).
Suckish.
Why: Books about underground boxing just don't appeal to me. It wasn't juvenile, and it wasn't terrible, but I just didn't like what I read.
Other thoughts/feelings: The beginning looked promising. Cameron, the main character, seemed funny and interesting, but the book proved to be very different than my first impression. Though I did not read the book all the way through, I did read about half of the book. It was not 'engrossing', as Kirkus Reviews puts it. It was just boring. I read the last few pages just to see what happened, because my next book, Getting the Girl, is the sequel to this one. Guess what? Nothing surprising. This book was wholly unsatisfying.
[Merlin] - Gwen
I never, ever want to see these books again in my entire LIFE. I have the covers practically engraved into my mind to remind me to steer clear. whereyouwalk may not have the same views as me on these books, however.

1. Fighting Ruben Wolfe, by Markus Zusak. Review here.
2. Early Sorrow: Ten Stories of Youth, compiled by Charlotte Zolotow. Review here.
12th-Oct-2005 06:11 pm - Stacy's Finished List
Other: Smiley Laptop
Here's the list of books I've finished...

1. Summer Boys, by Hailey Abbott. Review here.
2. Super 16, by Jax Abbott. Review here.
3. Go and Come Back*, by Joan Abelove. Review here.
4. Saying It Out Loud, Joan Abelove. Review here.
5. Girls Like Me, by Teri Abrams. Review here.
6. Down the Rabbit Hole, by Peter Abrahams. Review here.
7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. Review here.
8. Watership Down*, by Richard Adams. Review here.
9. Purple Hibiscus, by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie. Review here.
10. The Diary of Pelly D, by L. J. Adlington. Review here.

Total Number of Pages: 2118
12th-Oct-2005 06:05 pm - Cassie's Finished List
[Merlin] - Gwen
Here is the list of books I've finished so far.

1. Fighting Ruben Wolfe*, by Markus Zusak. Review here.
2. Getting the Girl, by Markus Zusak. Review here.
3. I am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak. Review here.
4. Early Sorrow: Ten Stories of Youth, compiled by Charlotte Zolotow. Review here.

Total number of pages read: 902

* denotes suckish book
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