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June Schwarz June Schwarz said: "I absolutely hated the first 50 or so pages of this book. I called it names and said very rude things about the author. I took joy in imagining him being tormented with the unfriendly end if a forklift.
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The Lighthouse
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A Gate at the Stairs
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June Schwarz rated a book 3 of 5 stars
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
What Alice Forgot
by Liane Moriarty (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2012
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I quite enjoyed reading this. It made me understand what an alien archaeologist might feel upon finding 21st century first-world earth women as portrayed in popular media. If all chick lit were this informative and entertaining, I would defend it.
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The First Casualty by Ben Elton
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The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
The Slap
by Christos Tsiolkas
read in December, 2012
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
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Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Sister
by Rosamund Lupton (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2012
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So far, I just don't care about the people or the story, and the writing lacks clarity and depth. I wanted this to be good, because I am drawn to novels about sisters. I haven't abandoned it yet.

Finished it. It did not improve & the ending was in...more
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The Fat Years by Chan Koonchung
The Fat Years
by Chan Koonchung
read in December, 2012
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Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton
Afterwards
by Rosamund Lupton (Goodreads Author)
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June Schwarz added a status update: What it is about the YA dystopian novel: the typical expectations are all eroded; nobody has to graduate from high school or pass calculus or sit exams or worry about the size of their ass when the world has just ended/is ending/seems to be stuck in a loop of ending over and over again. Instead, everybody is scavenging or on the run from shadowy syndicates or evil authorities. It's pretty freaking awesome.
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The Declaration by Gemma Malley
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Malley has definitely read her Atwood, and I don't mind being able to spot the emulation. I liked the writing better than the other YA-dystopia-broody novels I've read lately (she writes rings around McCafferty, fr'instance). It's good enough that I...more
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