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Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
Belzhar
by Meg Wolitzer
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Laura rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
read in July, 2015
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At a time when I think it's important for all of us in the US to be having conversations about race (often difficult and uncomfortable), I appreciated this book's willingness to delve into the complexities of race here and in Nigeria. The main charac ...more
Laura rated a book 4 of 5 stars
How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
How to Build a Girl
by Caitlin Moran
read in July, 2015
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There were so many parts of this book that had me laughing out loud, or thinking wistfully about what it was like to be a teenager with ambitions. I can see it being made into a movie, but I hope people will read the book first, because it is very we ...more
Laura rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Hunted by Matt de la Pena
The Hunted (The Living #2)
by Matt de la Pena (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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I was totally gripped by The Living. This one didn't grab me quite as much, perhaps because in the first book I was drawn in partly by natural events (earthquake, tsunami) and partly the mystery about what was going on with a new, deadly disease. Thi ...more
Laura rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Living by Matt de la Pena
The Living (The Living, #1)
by Matt de la Pena (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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I guess I forgot to write a review of this when I first read it. It was a quick and highly entertaining read. You liked the characters and were totally sucked into the story. If you read the section about the tsunami hitting the ship and aren't compl ...more
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The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
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I had to go back and re-read The 5th Wave before I started this, because I had forgotten a lot of it. I'm glad I did -- it made me remember how much I enjoyed The 5th Wave, and I was excited to read the next installment.

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If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
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If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
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I picked this up at a bookstore a few weeks ago. The plot sounded interesting, there was a blurb by Laurie Halse Anderson, and the book was a YALSA fiction winner (young adult prize like the Newbery). I'm so glad I read it.

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Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly        Jones
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I read an ARC of this back in the spring. I chose it because the title jumped out at me as being interesting. I read it on a plane ride to my hometown, one of many I have taken this year to deal with my dad's estate after his death in the fall. I was ...more
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Rock On by Dan Kennedy
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