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I'm pretty sure Sarah J Maas is using some sort of enchanted paper or something cause this book, these characters, this world - it feels like it was made for me to love too perfectly to have been produced by someone else.

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I read this, as i wanted something to buoy me after Mischling, (which was great, but a bit emotionally exhausting during a time when the world seems to be doing it's best to dampen the spirits of us all) and as this was recommended by Deborah Harknes ...more
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Mischling by Affinity Konar
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After two quite different attempts to review this unusual Holocaust novel by Affinity Konar, I am finally giving up, with an admission that I probably missed the author's point. The ostensible narrators are two Jewish girls, iden..." Read more of this review »
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Marilyn Monroe
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
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“But this is touching, Severus,” said Dumbledore seriously. “Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?”
“For him?” shouted Snape. “Expecto Patronum!”
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“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.”
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