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Looking for Alaska by John Green
Looking for Alaska
by John Green (Goodreads Author)
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This is by far my least favorite young adult novel I've ever read in my life, and I'm a fan of some of JG's other stuff. I've been told this book is supposed to be subverting the manic pixie dreamgirl trope somehow by illustrating why it's annoying, ...more
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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It's alright. Enjoyable, for sure. Very pretty and well-written, but abstract, so I'm not surprised that plenty of people didn't 'get it.' It's a nice quick read though, lots of very pretty, vivid, (and scary, very sad) imagery, but other than that I ...more
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House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones
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Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
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Long Division by Kiese Laymon
Long Division
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Paper Towns by John Green
Paper Towns
by John Green (Goodreads Author)
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It was okay, but it dragged on, not a lot happened? And tbh I love john green but I'm kinda sick of the "directionless teenage boy must solve puzzles to figure out his manic pixie dream girl/unrequited love's problems" thing. It's boring. But this wa ...more
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The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus, #1)
by Jonathan Stroud (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: everyone!
read in September, 2013
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I just re-read this book for the first time since high school, and all in all I still thoroughly enjoyed it. The only thing I have to say to the reviews of this book that are slightly more negative or downright critical is, keep in mind this IS a sto ...more
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
read in September, 2013
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This is not a book about faith. This is not a book about God. Don't be fooled.

Life of Pi was a really boring book and a really fantastic movie. But either way I look at it, I can't bring myself to dislike anything about this story. When I read it in
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Mary Ann Shaffer
“I don't want to be married just to be married. I can't think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can't talk to, or worse, someone I can't be silent with.”
Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

A.A. Milne
“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”
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“Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.”
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Bryan Lee O'Malley
“What kind of tea do you want?"
"There´s more than one kind of tea?...What do you have?"
"Let´s see... Blueberry, Raspberry, Ginseng, Sleepytime, Green Tea, Green Tea with Lemon, Green Tea with Lemon and Honey, Liver Disaster, Ginger with Honey, Ginger Without Honey, Vanilla Almond, White Truffle Coconut, Chamomile, Blueberry Chamomile, Decaf Vanilla Walnut, Constant Comment and Earl Grey."
-"I.. Uh...What are you having?... Did you make some of those up?”
Bryan Lee O'Malley, Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life

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