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The Child Whisperer by Carol  Tuttle
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Crystal and 646 other people liked Tatiana's review of Matched (Matched, #1):
Matched by Ally Condie
"As seen on The Readventurer

First thing first. I think Ally Condie owes at least half of her seven-figure paycheck to Lois Lowry. The entire dystopian world is lifted directly from Lowry's The Giver. Almost everything interesting in Matched is very..." Read more of this review »
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Matched by Ally Condie
Matched (Matched, #1)
by Ally Condie (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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Eh. 2.5
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
"I just finished reading this one to Portia. I found my old childhood version of these books (complete with my drawings in the inside pages) and loved re-reading these pages that I devoured as a child. Portia was really into these books and would b..." Read more of this review »
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The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
by James Dashner (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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3.5 stars. Fast paced and quick read. It was interesting. It was not the Hunger Games, like it was sold, but I do want to read the next book.
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Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
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The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
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The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
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Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
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Maya Angelou
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“Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”
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“The CHILD must know that he is a MIRACLE, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world will not be, another child like him.”
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“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”
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