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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak (Goodreads Author)
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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
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I've never read a graphic novel before, and this seems to have been the perfect cross between what I usually read and what I understand graphic novels to be. It's a story of a young girl growing up in Iran during some of the most trying times of a ch ...more
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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Different from other books I've read about WWII. This book explores mainly the experiences of a blind French girl and a German orphan boy. It takes you on a mesmerizing journey through Europe during the war, and tugs at your heartstrings as you learn ...more
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Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala
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A young boy, Agu, is found running from death in a war and is recruited as a soldier. This book was heart wrenching. It painted a vivid picture of war and all of the tragedy that ensues. War creates beasts of man. It uproots families, burns down home ...more
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Jim the Boy by Tony Earley
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"'It's too big,' Jim said. 'What is?' 'Everything.' 'I don't understand, Doc.' 'I'm just a boy,' he said... 'We know that,' he said. 'But you're OUR boy.'" I loved watching Jim's whole world blossom before his eyes. I loved being there as he experien ...more
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Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Swamplandia!
by Karen Russell (Goodreads Author)
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At first I thought this was going to be another fun, light read. Then everything started twisting, and wringing itself into this warped, sad, painful reality. I felt so heartsick for Ava, and Ossie, and even the Cheif. It definitely sucks you in.
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." Yes, Markus Zusak. You made them very right. A young German girl named Liesel experiences the tragedies and losses of World War II from a perspective we are unaccustom ...more
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
"I wanted to like this book. I think the movie is great and I decided to read the book after seeing on Wikipedia that the film is only loosely based on the book. I wasn't hoping to hear the same story told by the movie. I wanted more and different...." Read more of this review »
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