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Books 15 - 20

15. Rainbow Road by Alex Sanchez.
My rating: 9/10
Genre: Coming of age
My thoughts: I've been wanting to read this books for the longest time. I love the Rainbow Boys. I love the realistic problems that these three have to deal with, and I hope Alex Sanchez doesn't stop with this one!

16. The Natural by Bernard Malamud.
My rating: 6/10
Genre: Drama
My original review of this book can be found here.

17. All Hallows' Eve: 13 Stories by Vivian Vande Velde.
My rating: 8/10
Genre: Horror
My thoughts: Fun little Halloween anthology. The stories are pretty entertaining, great for a quick read just before All Hallow's Eve.

18. My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews.
My rating: 8/10
Genre: Horror
My thoughts: I love V.C. Andrews. I figured I would read one of her stand alone novels before starting on a new series. And wow, I wasn't disappointed. My Sweet Audrina begins from the introspective of young Audrina Adere, the second girl to be born with her name. The First and Best Audrina was raped and killed before the Second and Worst Audrina was born. Her father believes that by making her rock in the first Audrina's chair, she will gain the special power exclusive to her dead sister. I would have given it a ten had I not guessed the ending early on - but it still managed to blow me away.

19. Rhymes With Wiches by Lauren Myracle
My rating: 8/10
Genre: Drama
My thoughts: I've liked other works by Lauren Myracle, so I thought I would give this a try when I found it on sale. The story concerns Jane, a plain girl who gets inducted into the group at the top of the school heirarchy - the Bitches. I read this story cover to cover in about an hour and found it to be a fun, light read, and though there were elements of horror and fantasy, it was a bit too shallow to truly be categorized into either of those genres.

20. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling *
My rating: 10/10
Genre: Fantasy
My thoughts: No matter how many times I re-read these books, I never get sick of them. The fifth one in particular usually inspires so much anger when I read it, what with Umbridge and the idiocy of the Ministry. As with a lot of people, I love these books.

* = re-read

The rest of the list can be found here.


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Oct. 20th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
I LOVED My Sweet Audrina.
Awesome, awesome book.
Oct. 20th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
My volunteer supervisor at the library did the display for Teen Read Week, and he told me that I had to check out at least five books on display--All Hallow's Eve was one of them. I've never really read a book in that genre before, so I'm a little nervous but seeing a positive comment about it makes me feel slightly better.
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