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Alphabet Trucks by Samantha Vamos, Ryan O'Rourke (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on January 3, 2014 tagged picture book
    An alphabet book that plays on children’s love of trucks to trick them into learning to read.

American Ghoul by Walt Morton (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on June 7, 2013 tagged coming of agehorror
    Howard struggles to stock his grandmother’s freezer with human flesh to eat. He also has normal teenage problems.

Bad Astrid by Eileen Brennan, Regan Dunnick (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on November 8, 2013 tagged picture book
    The meanest girl in the world just moved in down the street. Stay out of her way.

Beautiful Ruins A Novel by Jess Walter (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on April 5, 2013 tagged historical fiction
    In 1962, a young Italian innkeeper meets a beautiful American actress. Years later, he goes to Hollywood to find her.

A Blind Spot for Boys by Justina Chen (2014)
    Reviewed by darcy on December 5, 2014 tagged coming of age
    Shana issues a “boy moratorium,” but after she meets Quattro, it’s hard to stick to her pledge.

Blood, Bones & Butter The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton (2011)
    Reviewed by darcy on October 12, 2012 tagged biography

The Book of Jezebel An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things by Anna Holmes, Kate Harding, Amanda Hess (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on April 25, 2014 tagged reference
    An illustrated encyclopedia that covers all facets of feminism and womanhood.

The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on February 14, 2014 tagged historynonfiction
    How a rowing crew of working-class boys from the University of Washington took gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Breakout by Kevin Emerson (2015)
    Reviewed by darcy on July 3, 2015 tagged coming of age

Bruised by Sarah Skilton (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on May 24, 2013 tagged coming of age
    During a fatal shooting in a diner, Imogen, a Tae Kwon Do black belt, froze. Now she works to rebuild her life.

Change Your Underwear Twice a Week Lessons from the Golden Age of Classroom Filmstrips by Danny Gregory (2004)
    Reviewed by darcy on April 24, 2015 tagged coffee table bookhistorynonfiction

Cheese Belongs To You! by Alexis Deacon, Viviane Schwarz (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on June 27, 2014 tagged picture book
    According to the law, if there’s cheese it belongs to the rat who finds it. But there are exceptions.

The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on August 22, 2014 tagged literary
    After 20 years in Chartres, Agnès is part of the village, and takes on the task of cleaning the cathedral.

Coaltown Jesus by Ron Koertge (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on July 25, 2014 tagged coming of agepoetry
    After Walker prays to God to help his mother, he finds an irreverent and sarcastic Jesus in his room.

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on May 2, 2014 tagged coming of age
    After Willow’s parents die, another family takes her in and tries to make sure she’s cared for.

Crap Cars by Richard Porter (2005)
    Reviewed by darcy on July 4, 2014 tagged coffee table book
    A sarcastic guide to the world’s worst cars.

Dark River by Mary Jane Beaufrand (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on August 10, 2012 tagged coming of agemystery

The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy by Martha Brockenbrough, Israel Sanchez (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on January 31, 2014 tagged picture book
    Inside the museum of truly old things, the last Dinosaur Tooth Fairy polishes her fangs.

Dogs in Cars by Lara Jo Regan (2014)
    Reviewed by darcy on June 5, 2015 tagged coffee table book

The Doll Collection: Seventeen Brand-New Tales of Dolls by Ellen Datlow (2015)
    Reviewed by darcy on October 28, 2016 tagged anthologyhorrorshort stories

Dot to Dot by Malcolm Cossons, Neil Stevens (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on March 14, 2014 tagged picture book
    Dot and her grandma Dot try to reach each other in time for their birthdays.

Early Bird by Toni Yuly (2014)
    Reviewed by darcy on April 11, 2014 tagged picture book
    Early Bird wakes up and looks for the Early Worm.

An Echo Through the Snow by Andrea Thalasinos (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on August 23, 2013 tagged historical fictionliterary

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on August 14, 2015 tagged coming of ageromance

Ernest, The Moose Who Doesn't Fit by Catherine Rayner (2010)
    Reviewed by darcy on April 19, 2013 tagged picture book

Evel The High Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend by Leigh Montville (2011)
    Reviewed by darcy on November 14, 2014 tagged biography
    Evel Knievel sold insurance, broke into safes, and worked security before becoming a daredevil.

Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes by Biju Thomas, Allen Lim (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on September 4, 2015 tagged cookbook

The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on March 15, 2013 tagged science fiction
    Haley researches a sixteen minute time loss. Dodger hears a radio station in his head. Both are sure aliens exist.

Flow A Cultural History Of Menstruation by Elissa Stein, Susan Kim (2009)
    Reviewed by darcy on February 22, 2013 tagged history
    A cultural history of menstruation including photos of odd and historical feminine hygiene products.

The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander (2011)
    Reviewed by darcy on August 9, 2013 tagged chapter bookmystery

Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on August 29, 2014 tagged coming of age
    Brendan seems to have it all, but he doesn’t want to tell anyone he fantasizes about being a girl.

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough (2015)
    Reviewed by darcy on October 16, 2015 tagged coming of ageromance

Garlic and Sapphires The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl (2006)
    Reviewed by darcy on June 13, 2014 tagged biography
    Restaurant critic Ruth Reichl had to employ disguises to remain anonymous when she was eating out.

Ghosting by Edith Pattou (2014)
    Reviewed by darcy on September 11, 2015 tagged coming of agepoetry

The Harbormaster's Daughter by Heidi Jon Schmidt (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on December 7, 2012 tagged literary

The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene (2014)
    Reviewed by darcy on December 26, 2014 tagged mystery
    Arthur Winthrop, headmaster of an esteemed boarding school, confesses to murdering a student after their affair.

Her A Memoir by Christa Parravani (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on January 10, 2014 tagged biographycoming of age
    A memoir about dealing with a sister’s crushing fear, depression, and eventual overdose.

Hit by Lorie Ann Grover (2014)
    Reviewed by darcy on April 3, 2015 tagged coming of agepoetry

How Not to Be a Dick: An Everyday Etiquette Guide by Meghan Doherty (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on November 27, 2015 tagged nonfiction

How To Be A World Explorer (Lonely Planet Not-For-Parents) by (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on July 12, 2013 tagged nonfiction

The Hypocrisy of Disco a Memoir by Clane Hayward (2007)
    Reviewed by darcy on November 29, 2013 tagged biographycoming of age
    Clane Hayward's memoir about growing up in hippie communes, which were strange and often primitive.

I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Ayres (2009)
    Reviewed by darcy on May 3, 2013 tagged biography

I Haiku You by Betsy Snyder (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on March 8, 2013 tagged picture bookpoetry
    A picture book full of haiku showing love throughout the four seasons.

I Heart My Little A-Holes A bunch of holy-crap moments nobody ever told you about parenting by Karen Alpert (2014)
    Reviewed by darcy on January 16, 2015 tagged essaysnonfiction

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on May 10, 2013 tagged mysterythriller
    Jazz helps hunt down the murderer copycatting his serial killer father’s methods.

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (2014)
    Reviewed by darcy on January 1, 2016 tagged coming of age

Improv Sewing A Freeform Approach To Creative Techniques: 101 Fast, Fun and Fearless Projects by Nicole Blum, Debra Immergut (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on January 11, 2013 tagged nonfiction

In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on August 8, 2014 tagged historical fiction
    Iris leaves Australia to find her brother, who is fighting in WWI, and ends up working in a hospital outside Paris.

It's So Easy and Other Lies by Duff McKagan (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on November 1, 2013 tagged biography
    Guns ’N Roses bassist Duff McKagan discusses his early life, his bands, and his struggles with addiction.

Jelly Shot Test Kitchen Jell-ing Classic Cocktails--One Drink At A Time by Michelle Palm (2011)
    Reviewed by darcy on June 13, 2014 tagged cookbook
    How to make jelly shot cocktails featuring gourmet ingredients.

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