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Beth wrote: "Thanks, Linda Grace! I don't know where my mind is lately."

Anytime! :D




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AngelaSunshine wrote: "2/2 for 3.25 Unwind by Neal Shusterman (335 pages)

Total points: 220
total pages: 4,903"


Angela, I don't think you included your first book read for this task in your pages total. I will include it in the Leaderboard.




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LEADERBOARD:

Lydia: 280 points; 8,777 pages
Michelle: 280 points; 8,470 pages
Heather: 250 points; 7,058 pages
Shanna: 225 points; 5,558 pages
AngelaSunshine: 220 points; 5,159 pages
Misty: 160 points; 5,606 pages
Mandy: 160 points; 4,095 pages
Jennifer: 155 points; 4,672 pages
Linda Grace: 100 points; 3,829 pages
Danielle: 75 points; 1,980 pages
Beth: 65 points; 2,667 pages
Jennifer W.: 65 points; 1,336 pages
Cathy: 45 points; 1,405 pages
Cheryl: 35 points; 1232 pages
Sarah F.: 35 points; 1,573 pages
Ashley: 30 points; 634 pages
April: 20 points; 799 pages
Lu: 10 points; 536 pages

Totals as a group: 2210 points; 65386 pages; 207 books



Misty | 1505 comments Beth wrote: "Misty wrote: "I loved Savvy, too. What did you think of it?"


I really liked Savvy, although I think it had been hyped up too much for me, so my expectations were inflated. But I loved the fa..."


I loved the language. Loved it. Laughed out loud countless times.


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Linda Grace wrote: "AngelaSunshine wrote: "2/2 for 3.25 Unwind by Neal Shusterman (335 pages)

Total points: 220
total pages: 4,903"

Angela, I don't think you included your first book read for this..."


You're right, thanks for catching that!




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Your Welcome!


Cathy | 136 comments 4 – Shelves Section, Please stick to books you haven’t read yet for this section!

15. Read a book classified as ADULT that you think would be good for YA, and then post why you think it would be good for YA.

Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot - 336 pages

Meg Cabot is already known for her Princess Diaries Series. This is classified as an adult novel, but could be good for YA. The main character is graduating from college. There are some sex scenes, but there are some in young adult novels as well.


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Michelle | 52 comments For Task 2.15 I read A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce...I used to live with my mother-in-law whose name is Elizabeth (lived with her before she was my mother-in-law).

Total points: 280=15=295
Total pages: 8470+400=8870


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LEADERBOARD:

Michelle: 295 points; 8,870 pages
Lydia: 280 points; 8,777 pages
Heather: 250 points; 7,058 pages
Shanna: 225 points; 5,558 pages
AngelaSunshine: 220 points; 5,159 pages
Misty: 160 points; 5,606 pages
Mandy: 160 points; 4,095 pages
Jennifer: 155 points; 4,672 pages
Linda Grace: 100 points; 3,829 pages
Danielle: 75 points; 1,980 pages
Beth: 65 points; 2,667 pages
Jennifer W.: 65 points; 1,336 pages
Cathy: 60 points; 1,741 pages
Sarah F.: 35 points; 1,573 pages
Cheryl: 35 points; 1,232 pages
Ashley: 30 points; 634 pages
April: 20 points; 799 pages
Lu: 10 points; 536 pages

Totals as a group: 2,240 points; 66,122 pages; 209 books



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Angela Sunshine (AngelaSunshine) | 2536 comments Mod
50 point task

a. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (143 pages)
b. Wake by Lisa McMann published 2008 (210 pages)
c. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness published 2008, Guardian Award (479 pages)
d. Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Nobel Prize winner 1983 (192 pages)

Total Points: 270
Total Pages: 6,183


Heather Ohana (blackdotbug) For task 3.20 finished Crispin The Cross of Lead by Avi (320 pgs), the Newbery Award Winner for 2003, and The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (380 pgs), a Newbery Honor Book for 2003.

Scorpion really impressed me with the picture it painted of the countries of Opium and Aztlan and the consequences of human cloning. It threw out some tough questions about what it means to be human, what it means to be a contributing member of society, and what it means to be in power over others. Crispin was interesting, and dealt with some of the same themes of power and slavery, but the religious overtones were tedious for me. I also had a hard time with the voice/writing style. It was very 1377, which is when the book takes place, but it was tiring to read. So, I didn't agree with the committee on that one.




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1/2 of 3.20 Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff (176 pages)


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LEADERBOARD:

Michelle: 295 points; 8,870 pages
Lydia: 280 points; 8,777 pages
Heather: 270 points; 7,758 pages
AngelaSunshine: 270 points; 6,183 pages
Shanna: 225 points; 5,558 pages
Misty: 160 points; 5,606 pages
Mandy: 160 points; 4,095 pages
Jennifer: 155 points; 4,672 pages
Linda Grace: 100 points; 3,829 pages
Danielle: 75 points; 1,980 pages
Beth: 65 points; 2,667 pages
Jennifer W.: 65 points; 1,336
Cathy: 60 points; 1,741 pages
Sarah F.: 35 points; 1,573 pages
Cheryl: 35 points; 1,232 pages
Ashley: 30 points; 634 pages
April: 20 points; 799 pages
Lu: 10 points; 536 pages

Totals as a group: 2,310 points; 67,846 pages; 215 books


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Shanna | 51 comments 2.5 I Hate Books!


3.5 All-American Girl

I really enjoyed this first book in the All-American girl series.
Artsy Samantha Madison is the classic middle child outcast(I so relate). Her older sister being the beauty and younger being the brains, she finds it hard to find her place. Convinced she is in love with her older sisters boyfriend, Jack. She is blind to what is right in front of her. This is a very cute novel about finding who you really are and making statements unafraid of what others think. I really liked it and can't wait to read the next one is the series Ready or Not. This book has won 4 or 5 awards. And it totally deserves them.


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Shanna, how long was your version of I Hate Books? GR shows a page count of 88, but only books over 100 pages count for this challenge. Please let me know. Thanks!


Shanna | 51 comments you know what, it was only 88 pages. Ooops!


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Do you have another book you could read for that task? 88 pages won't be able to count for this challenge.


Shanna | 51 comments yeah, that's fine.



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Good, I'm glad to hear it. :)


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Beth | 86 comments One more for the books!

3/3
2.25 - Maximum Ride by James Patterson (J-Q). 464 pages.

Goes with previously reported: Dead After Dark by Charlaine Harris (A-I), 292 pages & I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak (R-Z), 351 pages.

TOTAL = 90 points, 14 books, 4660 pages.
COUNTABLE = 90 points, 11 books, 3780 pages.


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2/2 for 3.20 Crispin The Cross of Lead by Avi (320 pages)

Crispin won the Newbery Award the same year that Pictures of Hollis Woods was a Newbery Honor winner.

While I preferred Pictures of Hollis Woods, I think that Crispin was well written, albeit predictable. Historical fiction can be difficult to read sometimes, but for younger readers (5-8 grades) it was a good choice to win.

Total Points: 290
Total Pages: 6,679


Jennifer (JenJen1221) | 623 comments 1.5 The Truth About Forever
1.10 Graceling (Linda Grace recommended it)
1.15 Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging (participated in the Georgia Nicholson folder under humour)
1.20 The Princess Diaries
1.25 Girls in Pants (book 3) and Forever in Blue (book 4) Part of The Sisterhood in the Traveling Pants series
2.10 That Summer (Sarah Dessen)
2.15 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain and my brother's name is Mark)
2.20 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares) and City of Bones (Cassandra Clare)
2.25 Shrimp (Rachel Cohn), Boy Meets Boy (David Levithan), On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God (Louise Rennison)
3.5 A Northern Light (review under discussion topic)
4.10 A Great and Terrible Beauty

total points: 160


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LEADERBOARD:

Michelle: 295 points; 8,870 pages
AngelaSunshine: 290 points; 6,679 pages
Lydia: 280 points; 8,777 pages
Heather: 270 points; 7,758 pages
Shanna: 230 points; 5,956 pages
Misty: 160 points; 5,606 pages
Jennifer: 160 points; 5,072 pages
Mandy: 160 points; 4,095 pages
Linda Grace: 100 points; 3,829 pages
Beth: 90 points; 3,780 pages
Danielle: 75 points; 1,980 pages
Jennifer W.: 65 points; 1,336 pages
Cathy: 60 points; 1,741 pages
Sarah F.: 35 points; 1,573 pages
Cheryl: 35 points; 1,232 pages
Ashley: 30 points; 634 pages
April: 20 points; 799 pages
Lu: 10 points; 536 pages

Totals as a group: 2,365 points; 70,253 pages; 222 books


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1.10 A Certain Slant of Light 282 pages

Pushed by Misty and Kathy in the The Brutal Book Pushing Folder of Torture and Doom

I really liked the first 3/4 of the book, but not the ending as much...

Total Points: 300
Total Pages: 6,961


Misty | 1505 comments I felt the same. The ending was heavy-handed and didactic, but I love the book in spite of that.


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Yes, the beginning being so good definitely overshadows the weaker ending.


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Oh I've been so busy!

3.5 Hitler Youth Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow. I started a discussion on it. It was definitely honor and maybe even award worthy. I tore right through it and it was nice to see different points of view.

3.15 Crispin The Cross of Lead Newbery award winner for 2003 and A Single Shard Newbery award winner for 2002. They both dealt with outcast, orphaned boys who find a cranky, unwilling father figure. The boys also both go on quests and wind up being more self-reliant. They also both took place in the Middle Ages, although on opposite sides of the earth. I liked them both, which was a little surprising since I don't usually like Avi.

Total: 85 points


Misty | 1505 comments Finished The Forest of Hands and Teeth (310 pages) for task 1.20. For the most part, I loved it.

I'm going to do a little updated list to help me keep track. This is still pre-shuffle, because I can't figure out how to make things fit.

Time for another little update:

Official YA Challenge:
1.5 I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
1.10 The Name of the Wind Patrick Rothfuss (pushed by, um, everybody)
1.15 Deerskin Robin McKinley
1.20The Forest of Hands and Teeth Carrie Ryan -- still waiting!
1.25 The Hunger Games
and Catching Fire Suzanne Collins


A-Z Section
2.5 Valiant A Modern Tale of Faerie Holly Black (last name 'B')
2.10 Shiver Maggie Stiefvater
2.15 The Fairy Godmother Mercedes Lackey (sister's names is Mercedes)
2.20 Daughter of the Forest Juliet Marillier
and The Ask and the Answer Patrick Ness

2.25 Fire Kristen Cashore
and Bound Donna Jo Napoli
and Eternal Cynthia Leitich Smith

Newbery/Carnegie Section
3.5 Savvy Ingrid Law (2009 Newbery honor), review here
3.10 The Blue Sword Robin McKinley (multiple honoree)
3.15 A Northern Light Jennifer Donnelly (Carnegie Medal 2003)
and Millions Frank Cottrell Boyce (Carnegie Medal 2004)
3.20 The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents Terry Pratchet (Carnegie winner 2001)
and Love That Dog Sharon Creech (honor 2001)
3.25 Flight A Novel Sherman Alexie (pub 2007)
and The Wednesday Wars Gary D. Schmidt (winner Newbery 2008, pub 2007)

Shelves Section
4.5 Beauty A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast Robin McKinley (Ashley's 5 star recommendation)
4.10 Maus I A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History Art Spiegelman
4.15 The Book of Lost Things John Connelly
4.20 Ash Malinda Lo
4.25 Out Of The Dust Karen Hesse
and Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
and Madame M Presents Creepy Little Bedtime Stories Christy A. Moeller-Masel


Total:
READ: 18 books, 198.33 points, 6348 pages

COUNTABLE: 16 books, 180 points, 5916 pages



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4.5 Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (198 pages)

I chose this based on Jennifer Wardrip's 5 star rating. I commented on her review with my thoughts about the book. I thought it was very well written, and captured the voice of a high school kid perfectly.

1/3 of 4.25 Cut (top 100 Goodreads YA bookshelf ) 160 pages

Total Points: 305
Total Pages: 7,159


Michelle | 52 comments For task 1.25 I read Eclipse and Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer!

Total Points: 295+25=320
Total Pages: 8,870+629+754=10,253



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LEADERBOARD:

Michelle: 320 points; 10,253 pages
AngelaSunshine: 305 points; 7,159 pages
Lydia: 280 points; 8,777 pages
Heather: 270 points; 7,758 pages
Shanna: 230 points; 5,956 pages
Misty: 180 points; 5,916 pages
Jennifer: 160 points; 5,072 pages
Mandy: 160 points; 4,095 pages
Linda Grace: 100 points; 3,829 pages
Beth: 90 points; 3,780 pages
Jennifer W.: 85 points; 2,024 pages
Danielle: 75 points; 1,980 pages
Cathy: 60 points; 1,741 pages
Sarah F.: 35 points; 1,573 pages
Cheryl: 35 points; 1,232 pages
Ashley: 30 points; 634 pages
April: 20 points; 799 pages
Lu: 10 points; 536 pages

Totals as a group: 2,445 points; 73,114 pages; 230 books


Heather Ohana (blackdotbug) Finished Dreamquake (The Dreamhunter Duet, Book 2) by Elizabeth Knox (464 pgs) for task 4.5. It was a five-star recommendation from Elissa and she and I had a PM chat about it.

For task 4.25, finished No Exit and Three Other Plays by Jean-Paul Sartre (275 pgs) in the Short Story category, Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley (328 pgs) in the Gothic category, and Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (425 pgs) as Top 100 GR YA #16.



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I finished The Sweet Far Thing (819 pages) on September 30. I was going to use it as part of 2.25, but I am going to use it for 1.20 instead. Stephanie read this book for 25.1: Choose a Young Adult book from each of any three different genres featured here at Wild Things. Post a discussion topic (or contribute to a discussion) about the one you enjoyed the most.

I would not have read this book for that part of the challenge just because Stephanie used it as a fantasy and I have so many fantasy books that I would read first.

Total Points: 100+20=120
Total Pages: 3,829+819=4,648


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2/3 of 4.25 Coraline (Horror/Gothic) 162 pages


Mandy (MLLoudRed) | 210 comments Finished the 50 point task last night :)
a)Looking for Alaska
b)Ghostgirl
c)The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
d)Jellicoe Road 300 pages


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LEADERBOARD:

Michelle: 320 points; 10,253 pages
AngelaSunshine: 305 points; 7,159 pages
Heather: 300 points; 9,250 pages
Lydia: 280 points; 8,777 pages
Shanna: 230 points; 5,956 pages
Mandy: 210 points; 5,209 pages
Misty: 180 points; 5,916 pages
Jennifer: 160 points; 5,072 pages
Linda Grace: 120 points; 4,648 pages
Beth: 90 points; 3,780 pages
Jennifer W.: 85 points; 2,024 pages
Danielle: 75 points; 1,980 pages
Cathy: 60 points; 1,741 pages
Sarah F.: 35 points; 1,573 pages
Cheryl: 35 points; 1,232 pages
Ashley: 30 points; 634 pages
April: 20 points; 799 pages
Lu: 10 points; 536 pages

Totals as a group: 2,545 points; 76,539 pages; 239 books


Mandy (MLLoudRed) | 210 comments Read Jars Of Glass (208 pages) by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler for task 2.15. My sister's name is Heather.


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3.5 Whittington by Alan Armstrong (208 pages)

I thought this was a well written book, and deserved the Newbery Honor status. My only issue with it, is that the story is a retelling of folklore and other written copy. I have given it a full review as well.

Total Points: 310
Total Pages: 7,367




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Beth | 86 comments 3.20
Winner - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. 307 pages.
Honor - After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson. 160 pages.

I agree with the choices. Both books were excellent, but I think I slightly preferred the Graveyard Book. It was a more detailed story, but the simplicity in After Tupac is part of the appeal.

TOTAL = 16 books, 110 points, 5127 pages.
COUNTABLE = 13 books, 110 points, 4247 pages.


Mandy (MLLoudRed) | 210 comments Read Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close for task 4.15. (368 pages) It reminded me a lot of A Curious Incident of a dog in the Night Time, which I think did well with a young adult audience. Also the narrator's questioning of death, of relationships, of existence, are all things that could resonate with a YA audience. I was never sure of his age, he always lied about it, I was surprised when I read on the back cover that he was only nine.


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I finished Witch (361 pages) by Debbie Viguié on Tuesday. This will complete my 2.25 for V. The other 2 books are: Fire by Kristin Cashore (C: 461 pages) and Blood Promise by Richelle Mead (M: 503 pages).

Total Points: 120+25=145
Total Pages: 4,648+361+461+503=5,973


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LEADERBOARD:

Michelle: 320 points; 10,253 pages
AngelaSunshine: 310 points; 7,367 pages
Heather: 300 points; 9,250 pages
Lydia: 280 points; 8,777 pages
Mandy: 240 points; 5,785 pages
Shanna: 230 points; 5,956 pages
Misty: 180 points; 5,916 pages
Jennifer: 160 points; 5,072 pages
Linda Grace: 145 points; 5,973 pages
Beth: 110 points; 4,247 pages
Jennifer W.: 85 points; 2,024 pages
Danielle: 75 points; 1,980 pages
Cathy: 60 points; 1,741 pages
Sarah F.: 35 points; 1,573 pages
Cheryl: 35 points; 1,232 pages
Ashley: 30 points; 634 pages
April: 20 points; 799 pages
Lu: 10 points; 536 pages

Totals as a group: 2,625 points; 79,115 pages; 247 books


Heather Ohana (blackdotbug) Finished the 50 point task:
a) The Silver Child by Cliff McNish (192 pgs) (#55)
b) Drift House The First Voyage by Dale Peck (448 pgs) (D for Dale follows C for Cliff/pub. 2006)
c) American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (240 pgs) (Printz Award 2007)
d) Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (409 pgs) (Misty and Alethea both rate it 5 stars and it's not a graphic novel.)

And that does it for me. My challenge list is complete. :)


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Heather wrote: "Finished the 50 point task:
a) The Silver Child by Cliff McNish (192 pgs) (#55)
b) Drift House The First Voyage by Dale Peck (448 pgs) (D for ..."


Good job Heather!! I am struggling through my last two books...


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Good job Heather! Our first finisher! I'm really surprised that you are the first when our deadline is tomorrow midnight!! :) Again, nicely done.


Michelle | 52 comments For Task 2.25 I read Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper, Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer, and Sons from Afar by Cynthia Voigt.

For Task 4.5 I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, which was rated with 5 stars by Misty. We're currently discussing the book and I think she convinced me to give it an extra star.

Total Points: 320+5+25=350
Total Pages: 10,253+208+264+256+213=11,194

That's it for me!!


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3/3 for 4.25 The Burn Journals (non-fiction) 336 pages

Total Points: 335
Total Pages: 8025


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Heather Ohana (blackdotbug) Linda Grace wrote: "Good job Heather! Our first finisher! I'm really surprised that you are the first when our deadline is tomorrow midnight!! :) Again, nicely done."

thanks.. this has been a blast! :) You can do it AngelaSunshine!


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4.15 Ella Minnow Pea A Novel in Letters 208 pages

I read this book some years back and thought it was really clever. It's written as letters by inhabitants of a small island to each other. They are a well educated group who use very "flowery" writing and big words. But as the book progresses, their gov't begian to outlaw use of certain letters of the alphabet until they're down to just a few. Ella manages to save the town. I think the wittiness would appeal to teens.

And I'm done! Woo hoo!
Total points:350
total pages: 8233


Kristen | 1045 comments Alright, I've been meaning to get on here again... running a blog has taken away from my usual hours of being on goodreads.

I have been reading and here's the tasks I've met:

1.5 The Family Bones 192 pages
1.10 I, Coriander 275 pages (pushed by April)
1.25 Poison Study (409 pages) and Magic Study (400 pages)

2.10 The Kindling of GreenFyr Book One of the Reunification Conspiracy (556 pages)
2.15 Fire (352 pages)
2.20 Candor by Pam Bachorz (256 pages) and Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe (244 pages)
2.25 The Maze Runner by James Dashner (374 pages), Emily & the Silent King by Irven Keppen (280 pages) and Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink (343 pages)

4.5 The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (390 pages) - discussed with (G)emma
4.10 Shiver (392 pages)
4.20 Crash into Me (Realistic Fiction, not usually my cuppa tea) 224 pages
4.25 Nonfiction - Ghost Hunting The Ins and Outs of Paranormal Investigations (208 pages), Drama - Undercover (288 pages), Gothic/Horror Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (351 pages)

165 points
5,534 pages


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