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Lara rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
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How have I not added this yet? I read it last summer, I think, but have definitely revisited it in my mind a bunch of times. It's a great post-apocalyptic-future book about grown-ups, and despite the many technical descriptions of airplane-flying and ...more
Lara rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler
Fledgling
by Octavia E. Butler
read in September, 2012
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Full disclosure: This is probably the only vampire book I've ever read. I have very limited knowledge of vampire lore, and don't know how incandescent other writers may become on the topic. That said, I both loved and recoiled from Fledgling.

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Lara rated a book 4 of 5 stars
When Broken Glass Floats by Chanrithy Him
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It's a harrowing story, as you'd expect, clearly and sometimes beautifully told. Him keeps it straightforward and precise, but her forward provides context and helps us understand the possibilities for hope even after horror.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
" Visah \ wrote: "Please do teach your future sophomores this book. I absolutely adored it!"

Do you think it's a book that needs teaching, though? I thin
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Lara rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
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Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
Picture Me Gone
by Meg Rosoff (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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Lots of people should read this, but maybe especially dads. A great story about an unusually-astute tween figuring out the fallibility of adults and enjoying the last bits of childhood.
Lara rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity, #2)
by Elizabeth Wein (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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I feel divided about the rating of this one--in many ways, I liked Code Name Verity better, but because Rose Under Fire builds on the first, I will give it the extra star for the delights of recognition and connection.

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Lara rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
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A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life by Dana Reinhardt
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My Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-Weyr
My Heartbeat
by Garret Freymann-Weyr (Goodreads Author)
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