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Thomas and 14 other people liked Ksenia's review of I'll Meet You There:
I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
"4 Stars

My life is very different from Skylar’s, but we have at least two things in common: our love for dancing and paper crafting. When I went to college I used to dance. Not professionally, it was just a hobby, but for several years dancing was..." Read more of this review »
Bright Lights, Big Ass by Jen Lancaster
"This is Jen Lancaster's second book, and sophomore books (for me, anyway) usually don't measure up. Sadly, that's the case with this one. It didn't make me laugh the way Jeneration X did, nor did it inspire me like Tao of Martha, or charm me like..." Read more of this review »
Thomas and 16 other people liked Laura's review of The Rest of Us Just Live Here:
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
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How do you know when you’re reading a Patrick Ness story? For me, it’s the way he will—without fail—turn literary formulas, ideas, and worlds upside down, inside out, and all kinds of topsy turvey! Turn my head and heart all topsy turvey! This boo..." Read more of this review »
Thomas and 5 other people liked Kelli's review of Into the Darkest Corner:
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
"A violent, graphic psychological thriller that managed to be quite difficult to put down. I flew through this one but I did think it could have been a little shorter and still have accomplished the same result. "
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The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
The Last Time We Say Goodbye
by Cynthia Hand (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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As someone who went through a series of losses this year, I could not have read this book at a better time. One close friend hurt me in particular, and I spent so much time thinking that maybe if I had been a little better, he would have stayed. Mayb ...more
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Hold Still by Nina LaCour
Hold Still
by Nina LaCour (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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3.5 stars

Hold Still revolves around Caitlin, a high school junior whose best friend, Ingrid, dies by suicide. Ingrid leaves behind a journal filled with words and illustrations, and it forces Caitlin to reconsider what she thought she knew about her
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Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole
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A wonderful book for those who wish to do away with dieting and learn to love food again. As someone who reads a lot about eating disorders and hopes to specialize in eating disorder treatment and prevention, I found Intuitive Eating a well-written r ...more
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Excellent Sheep by William Deresiewicz
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In his book Excellent Sheep, William Deresiewicz shows what the elite schools of the United States lack: the ability to produce free-thinking students and independent minds. He provides insight from his own experience as a student and gradua
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Sex at Dawn by Christopher  Ryan
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A tragic disappointment of a book, Sex at Dawn attempts to sell pseudoscience as the real deal, and it fails. The first 100 pages intrigued me because of how Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha blended evolutionary psychology, history, and mythology t ...more
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Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Me Talk Pretty One Day
by David Sedaris
read in January, 2015
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I came into this book expecting the voice of a pretentious, self-indulgent white male, and I finished this book smirking along with this funny, pretentious, and self-indulgent white male. I cannot judge David Sedaris as I do not know his true persona ...more
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Sarah Dessen
“If you didn't love him, this never would have happened. But you did. And accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go.”
Sarah Dessen, Dreamland

Carl R. Rogers
“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”
Carl R. Rogers

Irvin D. Yalom
“Four givens are particularly relevant for psycho-therapy: the inevitability of death for each of us and for those we love; the freedom to make our lives as we will; our ultimate aloneness; and, finally, the absence of any obvious meaning or sense to life.”
Irvin D. Yalom, Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy

Osho
“The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it's not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person--without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.”
Osho

James Baldwin
“If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of Him.”
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

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