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How I Live Now
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by Meg Rosoff (Goodreads Author)
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The Raven Boys
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by Maggie Stiefvater (Goodreads Author)
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"The Boredom is setting in again. The same one that made The Scorpio Races physically painful to read. Well, let's hope this turns out better." 19 hours, 30 min ago

Out of My Mind
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by Sharon M. Draper (Goodreads Author)
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"I'm nervous as to the results of this event. Which is a sure sign that I'm getting invested in this book. Congratulations, Draper." Apr 15, 2014 07:27PM


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If I Should Die Before I Wake
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“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
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“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”
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