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Jo and 2 other people liked Jason's review of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda:
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
"I remember a quote in some book...something about straight girls maxing out on excitement when they help promote gay guys. That’s pretty much this book, which seems to be targeted directly to them.

I mean, I have definitely found David Levithan to..." Read more of this review »
Jo and 2 other people liked Mands's review of One:
One by Sarah Crossan
" One follows the story of sixteen year old ischiopagus tripus conjoined twins, Grace and Tippi. Written in verse, something Crossan excels at, this was told in a beautiful and compelling way. Grace instantly let's us into her world and I immediat..." Read more of this review »
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Life by Mal Peet
Life: An Exploded Diagram
by Mal Peet
read in July, 2011
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This book sounded fascinating and I thought the idea was interesting and innovative and something I have never read in a YA novel.
But then… eh.
I’ll start with the things I liked. As Clem told the story of his grandma, his mother and father and then
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Holier Than Thou by Laura Buzo
Holier Than Thou
by Laura Buzo
recommended to Jo by: About a million of my favourite ladies.
read in June, 2012
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So normally when I dislike a book that is obviously a well-written, unique and great book, I normally say something along the lines of “Oh well, this book obviously wasn’t written for me.’
I can’t really say that for this one, because… well, this book
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Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Jellicoe Road
by Melina Marchetta (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2011
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God. This book.


Note: I’m not sure where the words ‘On the’ went… I’m assuming it’s different for the British version and not that I have a defective copy.
Also… while I’m Note-ing: This review will be a lot shorter than other reviews because thi
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Creepy and Maud by Dianne Touchell
Creepy and Maud
by Dianne Touchell
recommended to Jo by: Reynje
read in October, 2012
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There is something wonderful about finding someone you know you can send them e-mails in the middle of the night full of capital letters and shoddy punctuation and even just ‘THIS BOOK’ and know that they will understand exactly what you are feeling. ...more
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Graceling by Kristin Cashore
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What They Always Tell Us by Martin  Wilson
What They Always Tell Us
by Martin Wilson (Goodreads Author)
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I’m going to shamelessly steal an idea from this book to describe how I feel about this story.

You know when you’re younger (Or, OK, when you’re not so young if you’re anything like me) and you’re on a set of swings in your back garden? And I’m not ta
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Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
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I feel it would take quite a bit to make me want to scramble around on Parisian rooftops. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not scared of heights in any way, and the views… well, they’d be pretty incredible, wouldn’t they?

But the more you think about, the less
Jo and 12 other people liked Reynje's review of Darkwater:
Darkwater by Georgia Blain
"Darkwater is a languid, atmospheric novel about murder and coming of age in 1970s Australia. It draws much of its strength from Blain’s use of setting; she paints an authentic and vivid picture of life in that time: summer days swollen with heat,..." Read more of this review »
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Cath Crowley
“When wanting collides with getting, that's the moment of truth. I want to collide.”
Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon

Melina Marchetta
“Our bodies aren't strangers,' he said, his voice ragged. 'Our spirits aren't strangers'. He held her face in his hands. 'Tell me what part of me is stranger to you and I'll destroy that part of me.'
And she wept to hear his words.”
Melina Marchetta, Quintana of Charyn

Daphne du Maurier
“I wish I was a woman of about thirty-six dressed in black satin with a string of pearls.”
Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

Lisa Schroeder
“I'll wait for you at the finish line.”
Lisa Schroeder, Chasing Brooklyn

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“Oh, Hell. Must. Mate. Immediately.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

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