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How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
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it was amazing
bookshelves: mark-harmon, icky-sex, dysto-teque

i may just be giving this five stars out of surprise... i was dreading reading all these teen books - not all of them look bad or anything, but there are just so many and i am so far away from my teenage years... but this one is a hoot! (if a book about war and death and eating disorders and all horrible things can be said to be a hoot.for my purposes i say yes) i liked the characters voice, it was just the right combination of faux-sophistication and vulnerability. and all the survival stuff was great, it reminds me of my all-time favorite childrens book which i may write a review for later. and now i am really looking forward to my class!! meet me at the mall!
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June 8, 2009 – Shelved

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What's your favorite children's book? Is it "The Girl who Owned a City?"

Other great YA:
--Fat Kid Rules the World
--Looking for Alaska
--When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

karen island of the blue dolphins. i loooooooove it.

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Kirsten Huculiak dang, now i really must know! what is your all-time favourite children's book?

karen hahaha see message 2!

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Kirsten Huculiak haha oh woops...my bad! but i love that book!

karen that's okay - it was a popular question!

and SUCH a great book

Rhea Hey, Karen, have you heard of Desert Angel? It's a survival story about a girl fleeing her mother's killer. I haven't read it yet, but it's gotten quite a bit of praise (star from Kirkus, praise from Publisher's Weekly, etc.) and I thought you might like it.

karen no, i hadn't heard about that one! i will add it to my to-read, thanks!

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Kristin Ok, I must know, what does the "mark harmon" shelf mean?

karen hahah oh, those were books i had to read for library school, for my summer session. so.... summer school.


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Kristin hahaha omg, that's awesome. Good one.

karen oh, don't encourage me. it's just shameful...

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