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An Untamed State
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Angelfall by Susan Ee
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°☆.。.:*・Actual Rating: 4.5 stars °☆.。.:*・

Can I just have a moment to wipe these tears of happiness away from my eyes, compose myself, and attempt to write something decently coherent?


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Thomas and 3 other people liked Joyce's review of Me Before You:
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
"Life is such a funny little thing, isn't it? You meet one person who would change you for the better in the most fundamental ways, boost your self-esteem, make you the leading actor in your own life when you've been previously eclipsed by siblings..." Read more of this review »
Thomas and 3 other people liked Carrie's review of Me Before You:
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
"This was spectacular! I teared up several times and I do not do that! I want to read all of Jojo's books!"
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The Gift of Therapy by Irvin D. Yalom
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A fabulous book I would recommend to any aspiring or current therapist. Irvin Yalom writes concise and easy-to-read chapters that span several pertinent psychological topics, such as how to exude empathy and when to self-disclose. He hits on unique s...more
Thomas and 132 other people liked Roxane's review of An Untamed State:
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
"Pretty decent debut novel. Protagonist loves to exhale."
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain
read in September, 2014
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A cute coming-of-age story centered on Tom Sawyer's wild and mischievous antics. Mark Twain shows some of his wit and tone in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Tom, while not exactly likeable, has a consistent voice throughout the book; Twain also charac...more
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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A likeable story on so many levels. On the surface it contains a romantic tale about the four March girls coming of age in nineteenth-century New England; when you look deeper, it contains several messages about morality, self-sacrifice, and the pric...more
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What You Pawn I Will Redeem by Sherman Alexie
What You Pawn I Will Redeem
by Sherman Alexie
read in September, 2014
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A good short story by Sherman Alexie that subverts the white man's hero's quest while playing with narrative time. I enjoyed discussing it in class, but the voice did not work for me - the main character felt extraneous to the story, even though the...more
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Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Purple Hibiscus
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
read in August, 2014
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A great coming-of-age story about fifteen-year-old Kambili, an obedient girl who watches as Nigeria falls under a military coup. At the same time her own family struggles to keep their personal cracks sealed. Kambili's father, a man who values religi...more
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The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
The Girl with All the Gifts
by M.R. Carey (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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4.5 stars

People often value confidence in potential partners. After reading The Girl with All the Gifts, I think that preference might ring true for books as well. As I read M.R. Carey's novel, I kept admiring the backbone and certainty of his writin...more
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John Steinbeck
“Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of human need for it and it has not changed except to become more needed. The skalds, the bards, the writers are not separate and exclusive. From the beginning, their functions, their duties, and their responsibilities have been decreed by our species... the writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate man's proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit - for gallantry in defeat, for courage, compassion and love. In the endless war against weakness and despair, these are the bright rally flags of hope and of emulation. I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.”
John Steinbeck

“Don't forget who your heroes are, what they mean to you, and why they mean that to you.”
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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

Joseph Addison
“Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to
mankind, which are delivered down from generation to
generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn”
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Socrates
“There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.”
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