Melissa Abigail

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Melissa Abigail was born in the southern U.S.A. to South American parents, lived in the borough of Brooklyn, N.Y., and was raised in the suburbs of southern Ontario. A citizen of the world, she’s managed to fit in nowhere in particular but everywhere at the same time. A lifelong writer, creator and artist, she embraces thought-provoking ideas and diversity in film, fiction & life.
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Melissa Abigail Ideas come from anywhere and everywhere. Sometimes reading other books, watching a good show hearing about something in the news or having a…moreIdeas come from anywhere and everywhere. Sometimes reading other books, watching a good show hearing about something in the news or having a conversation will do it. I think what is most important is motivation, and my desire to see the end result of something motivates me to keep going!

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Average rating: 3.8 · 20 ratings · 13 reviews · 4 distinct works
Judge by the Cover (Hafu Sa...

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Two Halves Whole (Hafu Sans...

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The Lad in the Lake

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Congrats to Celeste & Jennifer for winning the Fall Giveaway(s)!

Thank you everyone who participated. Just so you know, the 2nd edition paperback for Judge by the Cover is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble & Chapters-Indigo. So, feel free to check it out.

Two Halves Whole is available on Barnes & Noble, on pre-order until November 20th.

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Not going to leave a review, even a generic one, as others have left some of their own. But I will clarify some things about the newest edition of Judge by the Cover.

[What's New in the Second Edition]

- Some minor name changes, i.e. Devil Hafu changed
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Two Halves Whole by Melissa Abigail
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I got this pretty awesome 5-star review from Jack Magnus of Readers' Favorite, so I thought I'd share it here:

"While the author gives enough background information to allow this book to be read on its own, I would advise that readers begin with the f
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Rez Runaway by Melanie Florence
Rez Runaway
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Rez Runaway sheds an eye-opening light on the struggles of gay and trans youth and lays out how these kids can and do end up on the streets, very easily. Great showcasing of the intersectionalities of being not only Indigenous, but gay or "two-spirit ...more
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
" OH MY GOSH!!! BOLLYWOOD DANCING -- YES PLEASE.
(and if you read this, you know what this means) ;)
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Worthy
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This is a good issue-based book for teens today. It deals with peer-pressure and social media in a way that would be relatable to them. I agree with some of what has been said about this book already but I just want to add a few observations.

1) It is
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Melissa Abigail wants to read 30 books in the 2017 Reading Challenge
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Autobiography of a Geisha by Sayo Masuda
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Beautiful but very sad story of Sayo Masuda.

This memoir (written in the 1950s) tells of Masuda's life during and after WWII. Her early childhood was terribly difficult, first as the child of an unwed mother, second forced to work as a nursemaid for
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“You'll never understand someone if you can't stop assuming you already know everything about them.”
Melissa Abigail, Judge by the Cover

“We are the Lost Boys and this is our Neverland; our escape from everyone else's reality.
A place where good is bad and bad is necessary.
A place where the only identity that counts, is the one we give ourselves.”
Melissa Abigail, Judge by the Cover

“Maybe it's not true, but no one cares about truth—they only care about what they think.”
Melissa Abigail, Two Halves Whole

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Genre Specific Re...: Young Adult Review Group 12 (completed) 71 56 Aug 09, 2017 01:31PM  
“If you can feel that staying human is worth while, even when it can't have any result whatever, you've beaten them.”
George Orwell, 1984

“You'll never understand someone if you can't stop assuming you already know everything about them.”
Melissa Abigail, Judge by the Cover

“How can you trust something that can end as suddenly as it begins?”
Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

“I wonder if she realizes how passionate she is about not being passionate.”
Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

“What a lovely place this world would be if only people would feel affection for everyone else, and all the ugliness of the human heart were to vanish - our envy of those better off than ourselves and our scorn for those worse off.”
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