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Little Star by John Ajvide Lindqvist
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First section was chilling and perfect. Afterwards it delves into "We Need to Talk About Kevin" territory that I found less engaging. It introduces a second young girl and follows her through her teenage years as life builds her up and breaks her dow ...more
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The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
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The Visiting Privilege by Joy Williams
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Uniquely Human by Barry M. Prizant
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The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
The Heart Goes Last
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2016
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I upgraded this immediately from one star to two simply because it feels immoral to rate one of my favorite authors one star. Let's be honest though, compared to her other works, this is definitely one star material. It just meanders pointlessly with ...more
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