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Melissa rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
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So good. The addition of the photographs really adds an element of believability that sucks you into the story. Spooky and fantastical.
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The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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I picked this up after seeing the movie version on PBS. The movie was great and had a Wilkie Collins-sort-of feel. The book - eh, not so much. The author seemed determined to make me dislike the main character, constantly describing her as naive, inn...more
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The One & Only by Emily Giffin
The One & Only
by Emily Giffin (Goodreads Author)
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Meh.

A little all over the place. The main character needed more development. I think I got hung up on the journalism ethics stuff.
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Ripper by Isabel Allende
Ripper
by Isabel Allende (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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Really great character develop and good suspense. Not your typical Allende at all! Still, the serial killer was pretty obvious but it took her 150 more pages to reveal it. Worth reading, but not exactly thrilling.
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Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
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Absolutely fantastic! It captures the truth of being a child without schmaltz, without demonizing the adults, and without dumbing it down. I doubt a child reading this will sob through the end like I am, though...
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Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
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I was asked recently what book was my "A-Ha!" moment, and I thought of Vonnegut. This was the first Vonnegut I read (9th grade), and though it's not my favorite, it introduced me to the rest of his works. I think that reading Vonnegut helped me figur...more
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Swept off Her Feet by Hester Browne
Swept off Her Feet
by Hester Browne (Goodreads Author)
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The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
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