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Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser
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I find it highly ironic that the Politically Correct librarians of ALA have removed Wilder's name from their medal while they continue to plug "diversity." Apparently diversity must all be nice-nice, and we can't learn from prejudice.

Meanwhile this b
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The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss
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Mash up a batch of monster stories, using or creating female characters, use what seems to be every writer's favorite plot device--add Sherlock Holmes, and have the book narrated by multiple characters, who keep pausing for side conversations, often ...more
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Agathe Von Trapp by Agathe von Trapp
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People who say that "The Sound of Music" was treacly would risk diabetic coma by reading this book. Agathe von Trapp is very anxious to let us all know that "The Sound of Music" wasn't the real story of the family, and to set the record straight. Unf ...more
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The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory
The Royal Runaway
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I might have given this The Princess Diaries pastiche (it's marketed as such) a kind 2 for being the sort of banal, label naming, sure_to_date_quickly sort of crap that is excellent for a night when you need something brainless. I mean, it's mediocre ...more
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Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
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Okay, I approached this with a snort. Was this getting multi-star reviews because it was published under Ric Riordan's imprint? Were the if-its-diverse-it-automatically-gets-raves sort of reviews at work here?

But it IS really, really, good.

It has it
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The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
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I started checking off the boxes as I went through this:
1)"Twins" who look totally different. One is gay, one isn't.
2)Two moms, one black, one white
3) The confident twin and the insecure twin.
4) The dream boy, and the nebbish who is really Mr Right.
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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
The Alice Network
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Great material, poor use. Less than believable characters, out of time context language, and a happy ending so cloying as to make my teeth hurt. If it weren't such a serious topic, I would term this as mindless fluff, but it's about war and espionage ...more
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It Starts With a Seed by Laura Knowles
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I am shelving this along with non-fiction because it easily could be shelved in the tree section of the non-fiction. This is a great example of how a really, really good picture book can teach and entertain at the same time. Beautifully done with sim ...more
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