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Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King
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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander
read in December, 2014
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A super quick read. Maybe too quick. I felt that the characters were not well developed, and the language was not convincing for me. I also felt like nothing happened in the story. I enjoyed Black and White by Paul Volponi much more. I even think tha ...more
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Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
by Hugh Howey (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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Rick Riordian said, "The characters are well-drawn, and even the villains have a sympathetic side. Secrets unfold with just the right pacing, and I had to set my e-reader down several times and say, "Wow," when a major twist was revealed. The structu ...more
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Wool by Hugh Howey
Wool (Wool, #1)
by Hugh Howey (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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Wool by Hugh Howey
Wool (Wool, #1)
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Long Division by Kiese Laymon
Long Division
by Kiese Laymon (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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Kind of lost me as it was jumping around. I really liked the voice of the main character. Interesting look at issues of race and time travel.
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Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Unaccustomed Earth
by Jhumpa Lahiri
read in December, 2014
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Great book about Indian immigrants. Very centered around high educated and motivated types, but a really interesting way to develop the story. Very readable.
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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
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William Blake
“We become what we behold.”
William Blake, Jerusalem

John Steinbeck
“It is a fact verified and recorded in many histories that soul capable of the greatest good is also capable of the greatest evil. Who is there more impious than backsliding priest? Who more carnal than a recent virgin? This, however, may be a matter of appearance.”
John Steinbeck, Tortilla Flat

Daniel Keyes
“April 6—Today, I learned, the comma, this is, a, comma (,) a period, with, a tail, Miss Kinnian, says its, importent, because, it makes writing, better, she said, somebody, could lose, a lot, of money, if a comma, isnt in, the right, place, I got, some money, that I, saved from, my job, and what, the foundation, pays me, but not, much and, I dont see how, a comma, keeps, you from, losing it,
But, she says, everybody, uses commas, so Ill, use them, too,,,,

April 7—I used the comma wrong. Its punctuation…Miss Kinnian says a period is punctuation too, and there are lots of other marks to learn.
She said; You, got. to-mix?them!up: She showd? me” how, to mix! them; up, and now! I can. mix (up all? kinds of punctuation— in, my. writing! There” are lots, of rules; to learn? but. Im’ get’ting them in my head:
One thing? I, like: about, Dear Miss Kinnian: (thats, the way? it goes; in a business letter (if I ever go! into business?) is that, she: always; gives me’ a reason” when—I ask. She”s a gen’ius! I wish? I could be smart-like-her;
Punctuation, is? fun!”
Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

Neal Shusterman
“Griping is for those without a plan of action...”
Neal Shusterman, UnWholly
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Wally Lamb
“And in taking on the subject of themselves-making themselves vulnerable to the unseen reader-they have exchanged powerlessness for for the power that comes with self-awareness.”
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