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Melissa rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
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Soooooo intense. Soooo good.
Melissa rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare
The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)
by Cassandra Clare (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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I didn't like it as much as I hoped I would.
Melissa rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal
Dollbaby
by Laura Lane McNeal (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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I had high hopes -- south, New Orleans, 1960s -- but it just didn't work for me.
Melissa rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst
Chasing Power
by Sarah Beth Durst (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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Delightful to read, as always.
Melissa rated a book 3 of 5 stars
I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora
I Kill the Mockingbird
by Paul Acampora (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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Liked the viral marketing and religious aspects of it, but feel it's too old for middle grade and too young for YA.
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The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
The Night Gardener
by Jonathan Auxier (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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Not Edgar Allen Poe scary, but definitely atmospheric.
Melissa rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
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Really good audio. The best parts were the races.
Melissa rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Gulp by Mary Roach
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
by Mary Roach (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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Fantastic.
Melissa rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang
The Shadow Hero
by Gene Luen Yang
read in September, 2014
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Yang's stuff is SO good. This is no exception.
Melissa rated a book 3 of 5 stars
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
This One Summer
by Mariko Tamaki
read in September, 2014
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It's not bad. I'm just the wrong age.
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“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.”
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Oscar Wilde
“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”
Oscar Wilde

Mark Twain
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
Mark Twain

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“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
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