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Internet Famous by Danika Stone
Internet Famous
by Danika Stone (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2017
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City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
City of Saints & Thieves
by Natalie C. Anderson (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2017
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Knowing that these types of people and events actually exist is sobering. Tina's search for her mother's killer while trying to protect her sister, Kiki, and friend Boyboy feels very real; at times it's difficult to remember she's only 16. The proble ...more
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Bang by Barry Lyga
Bang
by Barry Lyga (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2017
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Lyga has a real ear for how teens speak, and a great sense of how to portray their lives. Bang, his latest, may feel "ripped from the headlines" and perhaps sensationalistic, but with only one blip, it really worked for me. I won't spoil it for other ...more
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The Star Thief by Lindsey Becker
The Star Thief
by Lindsey Becker (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2017
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One of the problems of reading as much as I do is that it takes a lot to surprise me, to feel that a book is doing something new. And one might argue that The Star Thief is an astronomer's version of the Percy Jackson stories but... it feels new. It ...more
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Genius by Leopoldo Gout
Genius: The Game
by Leopoldo Gout
read in March, 2017
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Ok, clearly the first book in a series (or trilogy? duology?) because far too many loose ends were left. But beyond that, not a bad book.

Of the three main characters, I liked Cai/Painted Wolf the most (Tunde seemed really stereotypical, and Rex was
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Blood Family by Anne Fine
Blood Family
by Anne Fine (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2017
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Much of this was really well done, despite being one of those multi-POV books (please, can we just STOP THIS TREND???). Edward's life and reactions to the way in which he's treated are very real up and to the point he starts going off the rails. I'm ...more
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The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale
The Beast Is an Animal
by Peternelle van Arsdale (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2017
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DNF. I tried - but about 100 pages in it just wasn't working for me (plucky heroine, puritanical village, dark forest? nothing new in any of that). YMMV.
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A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho
A Good Idea
by Cristina Moracho
read in March, 2017
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Nothing surprising here. Fin's grief and reaction to Betty's death, her search for the killer and interactions with people in the incredibly small Maine town she mostly grew up in are all predictable. The unpredictable? Her relationship with Serena, ...more
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Eyes of the World by Marc Aronson
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Robert and Cornell Capa (along with their mother) are buried in my Meeting's cemetery, and I've been involved in creating some signage explaining who they were and why they're there. So a book about him and his contribution to our understanding of wa ...more
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Denton Little's Still Not Dead by Lance   Rubin
Denton Little's Still Not Dead (Denton Little #2)
by Lance Rubin (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2017
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I have to admit it, I totally squeeed when I saw the ARC at ALAMW. Sadly, this suffers in comparison to the first book: Denton's wry take on life and - more importantly - death aren't as much in evidence this time around. Instead, we get a suspense/c ...more
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