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Princila Murrell

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Princila Murrell lives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with her husband and two kids. She started writing when she was about 10 years old and made the leap to Indie author about two decades later because she could not wait to share her stories with the world. Besides being a nerdy dreamer, doodler, busy mum, and housewife, she is also an avid netizen and reader of children’s books. She loves to cook, shop and, most of all, play with her kids.

"Girl of the Book" is Princila’s debut novel.

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4.36 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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July 2, 2015 (Recounted by Princila Murrell)

            ‘This can't be happening,’ I dropped the pen that I had been chewing for the past thirty minutes or so.

The girl standing at the entrance of my study looked exactly like Courtney ‘Cougar’ Parker, the main character in my middle grade novel Girl of the Book. How this blonde girl found herself in my study was beyond my understanding.
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On Saudi Arabia by Karen Elliott House
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It provides a solid account of issues in Saudi Arabia, covering politics, religion, society, rulers, terrorism, and other matters surrounding oil.
The subject matter was well-researched although as a "third sex"
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Paramedic to the Prince by Patrick (Tom) Notestine
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This book is not really well-written, but if you can get past that and read for the content, this book provides the unique experience of the author--an intriguing look at his life as a paramedic at a hospital and then to a Saudi prince.

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The Maze Runner by James Dashner
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Recommend: Lovers of dystopian novels.

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Enjoyment: 5/5 This was a fascinating read. There were lots of badass moments and thrilling and suspense scenes.
Writing Style: 3/5 Lots of telling instead of showing.
Concept: 5/5 This was new
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“If your fiction is good and true, your novel's ending will discover itself.”
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The Death Cure by James Dashner
"Really??!! *sigh* Wasn't expecting that conclusion at all.

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The Death Cure by James Dashner
"1.5 stars

It's a very old axiom, but do you believe the end can justify the means? When there's no choice left?

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“Notice how many of the Olympic athletes effusively thanked their mothers for their success? “She drove me to my practice at four in the morning,” etc. Writing is not figure skating or skiing. Your mother will not make you a writer. My advice to any young person who wants to write is: leave home.”
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“J.Lo gasped. When I looked to see why, he had one hand to his mouth and the other pointing at me.
"You . . ." he squealed, wagging his finger. ". . . your hand!"
I raised my hand to my face, turning it over and back again.
"What? What's wrong with it?"
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"What, this? This is taco sauce," I said, wiping it clean.
J.Lo stared at my palm for a moment, then turned back to the wall.
"Never mind," he said.”
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