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Wonder by R.J. Palacio
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Reached by Ally Condie
Reached (Matched, #3)
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Matched by Ally Condie
Matched (Matched, #1)
by Ally Condie (Goodreads Author)
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Loved this book! I loved the psychological journey the main character makes as her subconscious gradually gives herself permission to consider, admit, and then embrace her misgivings about the society she lives in. I also like how it never fully reso ...more
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The Line by Teri Hall
The Line (The Line, #1)
by Teri Hall (Goodreads Author)
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Like many of you, I've been reading a lot of young-adult dystopian fiction lately. Of all these books, the world of The Line is the most similar to our own, yet the least believable. The book just doesn't ring true. In a couple of spots I found mysel ...more
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When Heaven and Earth Changed Places by Le Ly Hayslip
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Loved it. Best part for me was seeing how her beliefs and allegiances were not based on rational evaluation of right and wrong, but just accepting what she was exposed to mixed with a sense of survival. I think it applies to the way we think and what ...more
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Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni
Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...about Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business
by Patrick Lencioni
recommended to Darryl by: school
recommended for: people who think business books are dry
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This was a reasonably good book which taught some good principles, but I'm finding that I don't really like business fiction. I think the reason authors use fiction to teach business principles is to keep it from being dry and boring, but to me it co ...more
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Alan and Naomi by Myron Levoy
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This was a very emotional book. It leaves you feeling both hopeful and helpless; I'm just not sure what to take away from it. I do recommend the book. You get an authentic portrayal of the effects of intolerance, told from a kids-eye view that some p ...more
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Extreme Programming Explained by Kent Beck
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Although I didn't always agree with the author's conclusions, I loved this book. The five-star score is a rating of the book, not XP itself. The book does a wonderful job of tieing practices back to principles and values. XP practices and the reasoni ...more
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Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
Who Moved My Cheese?
by Spencer Johnson
recommended to Darryl by: My Manager
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Brush your teeth before you go to bed. Oooooh! Profound!

OK, not so much. If you wrap it in a parable it still isn't profound.

This book is more than a little too self-important. It starts out by saying that its story has "saved careers, marriages, and
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