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The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway
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Abhorsen by Garth Nix
Abhorsen (Abhorsen, #3)
by Garth Nix (Goodreads Author)
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I found myself weeping near the conclusion of this trilogy with joy, relief, and sadness at the sacrifices made. This is just about perfect series of books.
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Lirael by Garth Nix
Lirael (Abhorsen, #2)
by Garth Nix (Goodreads Author)
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We'd had this one in rotation for awhile now and I still love this series. With our current fascination with zombies I'd like to see a well done interpretation (ala hunger. Games or divergent) of this world
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Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
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I read the bulk of this in airports and airplanes and enjoyed the kingship between strangers who appreciate the same author.

Although some mentioned a difficulty in connecting with the characters I was immediately at ease in the world of Dellarobia.
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Greenglass House by Kate Milford
Greenglass House
by Kate Milford (Goodreads Author)
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From the opening pages I was hooked into this story about a young boy whose parents own an inn, an inn the caters to smugglers. It's the winter holiday and the inn is empty until a group of strangers all arrive on the same blustery evening; the stran ...more
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All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
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My girls busted this out after a year or so of hiding on the shelf and I was reminded of what a great story this. Very approachable prose with vivid pictures accompanying. One of my absolute bed time favorites.
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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
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It's very rare that I leave my comfort reading zone of young adult fantasy, but this was an absolute joy to read. I found it to be a real unflinching look into the very ordinary lives of people but there was a grand celebration of books and the power ...more
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Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott
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I really wish we had 1/2 star rankings as this deserves 3 1/2 stars. When I started it I spent the first fee chapters drawing comparisons to the Hunger Games for the girl dropped into a "to the death" race and Pullmans dark materials Daemon animal co ...more
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Storm by Donna Jo Napoli
Storm
by Donna Jo Napoli (Goodreads Author)
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Hey Clay Carmichael you will like this.


Set in the time frame of the great flood a young girl becomes a stow away on Noah's ark
Alex rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Living by Matt de la Pena
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A young teen of Hispanic descent takes a job on a cruise ship only to be faced with insurmountable obstacles.
I really enjoyed the first chunk but then it became a oh really now something else bad is going to happen? I did enjoy the open ended conclu
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