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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Shannon Hale
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I have been in the reading slump, because I am not falling in love with most things I start. However this book just kept getting better and better. I want to make Squirrel Girl my BFF. I want to live in a world where she real. This needs to happen pe ...more
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Real Friends by Shannon Hale
Real Friends
by Shannon Hale (Goodreads Author)
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I need to be honest..the Jesus portions of this book make it hard for me to review this book. I wouldn't feel comfortable handing this book off to just anyone. In fact this book will be dead to me.

The bullying and the family dynamics just made me sic
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Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe
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Who Wins? by Clay Swartz
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We had the best time flipping through this book. If you are looking for some fun conversation starts this is for you!
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Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
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I never liked Kate. I can't get over that.
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And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman
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I finished this book while waiting in a line and I was trying so hard not to sob like a baby.

I have no words for the beauty of this book.
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman
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I'm finding it difficult to know what else to say besides what a beautiful, beautiful story , so full of love and life , even in the wake of loss . What it's about is best described by Backman himself in his letter to the reader at the beginning.

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
" Jennifer wrote: "Laela, is this a juvenile novel?"

It is a Teen novel, but it could be an Adult novel.
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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
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I am going to be hyper critical about this book, because Laini Taylor is in a class by herself. I hold her to a standard that I would no other. Her books are magical, full of complex language, with plots that are imaginative. She has yet to build a w ...more
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Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina
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Not really my favorite. I see where this is going and the person I could give this book too. Just I found it kind of boring.

Sorry world...not sorry.
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Holly Goldberg Sloan
“A second can feel like forever if what follows is heartbreak.”
Holly Goldberg Sloan, Counting by 7s

Dana Bate
“If this is the start of a better day, I haven't bought nearly enough vodka.”
Dana Bate, The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs

Fredrik Backman
“Of all the imaginable things he most misses about her, the thing he really wishes he could do again is hold her hand in his.”
Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove

Dean Koontz
“Grief can destroy you --or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn't allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it. But when it's over and you're alone, you begin to see that it wasn't just a movie and a dinner together, not just watching sunsets together, not just scrubbing a floor or washing dishes together or worrying over a high electric bill. It was everything, it was the why of life, every event and precious moment of it. The answer to the mystery of existence is the love you shared sometimes so imperfectly, and when the loss wakes you to the deeper beauty of it, to the sanctity of it, you can't get off your knees for a long time, you're driven to your knees not by the weight of the loss but by gratitude for what preceded the loss. And the ache is always there, but one day not the emptiness, because to nurture the emptiness, to take solace in it, is to disrespect the gift of life.”
Dean Koontz, Odd Hours

Jonathan Safran Foer
“I love you also means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.”
Jonathan Safran Foer

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