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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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It took me a while to get into the narrator's voice/style. Once I realized it was from the perspective of a boy on the spectrum, it was easier to follow the choices made. I didn't find any of the characters particularly like able so I'll be curious t ...more
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The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat
The Dew Breaker
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This book was so well-written and interesting. I wish I knew more about the history of Haiti in the time that was mentioned so I had better reference for the information mentioned. I loved the character development but was confused about why certain ...more
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Calling Me Home
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This book was wonderful! I loved the timeline, the characters and the parallels between the two women's lives. The ending was so unexpected yet touching and I would recommend this heartily to anyone interested in a feel-good book.
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How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
How to Be a Woman
by Caitlin Moran
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This was a great book. I particularly loved the two back to back chapters "Why you should have kids" and "Why you shouldn't have kids". It was incredibly encouraging to hear the feminist perspective on both sides as to why this may be the right choic ...more
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“And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep."

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