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Lust by Geoff Ryman
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Frenchtown Summer by Robert Cormier
Frenchtown Summer
by Robert Cormier
read in August, 2015
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Vignettes in free verse of memories during a sweltering summer when Cormier was 12. Like his fiction, these have a way of leaving one a bit bruised, those memories that crush. Although found in the children's section, I think adults would get more ou ...more
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Heroes by Robert Cormier
Heroes
by Robert Cormier
read in August, 2015
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Once again, Cormier keeps me flipping pages, ignoring everything else around me (sorry, John). Francis has been awarded the Silver Star in WWII at only 18. He has returned home due to his injuries, a grenade has blown his face away. He has one more m ...more
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Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew  Smith
Grasshopper Jungle
by Andrew Smith
read in July, 2015
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A fun read. Giant praying mantis-like bugs are taking over the world and 2 teenage boys have to figure out what to do.
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Control by Lydia Kang
Control (Control, #1)
by Lydia Kang (Goodreads Author)
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The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
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Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Go Set a Watchman
by Harper Lee
read in August, 2015
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Lee's voice puts you right back in Maycomb, to the point of being palpable and it's great to revisit some familiar characters. But a bit anticlimactic.
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I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
I'll Give You the Sun
by Jandy Nelson (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2015
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Told from alternating view points of twins, but one twin is told from the past, and the other is told from the present. I liked that. It was hard to identify with them as the family is a bit kookaburra, but then it became endearing.
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This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
This One Summer
by Mariko Tamaki
read in July, 2015
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Probably my favorite of this year's Printz honors. Graphic novel about a pre-teen's summer vacation. Hits home on the interactions with parents at that stage of life and a friendship that is showing signs of becoming a friendship of convenience. Grea ...more
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Red by Jacky Colliss Harvey
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