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Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
Nerve
by Jeanne Ryan (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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An excellent YA thriller! Crazy adventures abound for Vee, a quiet junior that works backstage for drama club, and Ian, a hot junior from another school. They are paired up for Nerve, a live action dare game that promises thrills, great prizes, and a ...more
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Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
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This book is in our Young Adult department (teens), and while it appears to be done extremely well, it is definitely for older teens and adults. Honestly, I did not finish this one. I can see the literary merit, the therapeutic resolve of the book be ...more
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Stealing Snow by Danielle  Paige
Stealing Snow (Stealing Snow, #1)
by Danielle Paige (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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From the author of Dorothy Must Die, this new series is a retelling of The Snow Queen (which, since I did not see Frozen, I did not make the correlation at first). It is very similar to Dorothy Must Die, from characters, to world building, to relatio ...more
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Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Lilac Girls
by Martha Hall Kelly (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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Phenomenal portrayal of life in Bravensbruck, one of the "show camps" during WWII that was participating in human experiments. The lives of a prisoner, Kasia, and the female doctor performing the operations are followed from before the war all the wa ...more
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Live the Dream by Claire Lorrimer
Live the Dream
by Claire Lorrimer (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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*A free digital copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review by Net Galley. This review was originally published under my private account.

A quick historical romance centered around young lovers Dilys and Kristoff during the
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Stephen King and Philosophy by Jacob M. Held
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*This review has been copied and pasted from my personal account, Colleen LeComte, to my work account at Newport Library, RI

A very thorough and in
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End of Watch by Stephen King
End of Watch (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #3)
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2016
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A solid ending to a solid trilogy. Sometimes it didn't feel quite like King, but it was very well done and highly enjoyable. Hodges is fighting the last remnants of Brady Hartfield - his mind, to be exact - while fighting off pancreatic cancer. The p ...more
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I Have Lived a Thousand Years by Livia Bitton-Jackson
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A memoir about a girl and her family that endures the Holocaust. Simply written, and a quite matter-of-fact tone really emphasizes the harrowing time this family lived through. Appropriate for any age grades 4-5 and up that is ready to read about the ...more
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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2016
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One of the best WWII historical fiction novels I have ever read. The story is mostly told from the years encompassing the war, but it jumps ahead to 1995 every once in awhile as it the narrator spills out the story.

Not only phenomenal writing, but an
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The Kind Worth Killing by Peter  Swanson
The Kind Worth Killing
by Peter Swanson (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2016
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A fun and dark thriller, following a woman that has killed men before that have wronged her, and who is now helping a man kill his wife and her lover. Fast paced, and slightly unpredictable, I like where it went and think this is the perfect beach re ...more
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