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In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
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Less by Andrew Sean Greer
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In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
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by Sarah Rees Brennan (Goodreads Author)
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4.25ish stars.

This is a warts-and-all type of story. Far from perfect, but so much of it worked for me. It wasn't at all what I was expecting and it caught me off guard when I realized I liked it so much. Loved these characters, as awful a person as
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3.5ish stars.

Not quite 4 stars. Sweet and subtly romantic. Languidly paced, but ends satisfyingly.

There's a lot I liked about this. I think one of the reasons I haven't rated it higher is because it wasn't what I was expecting. I'd hoped the romance
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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
" I haven't. I'd like to read As I Lay Dying because I've had people tell me it's a little more accessible, but still a classic. Do you have any suggest ...more "
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I don't currently have the patience to give this book the attention it requires. The stream of consciousness used in the first part of the book was a challenge to get through, though it wasn't entirely unenjoyable. I thought it would be easier aft
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Runaways, Vol. 1 by Rainbow Rowell
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4ish stars.

The original run by BKV and Adrian Alphona is one of my favorites, and was so meaningful when it first came out. It's always kind of scary seeing characters I love at the mercy of a different writer. I guess if there was anyone who could f
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Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly
" Mel wrote: "Yes! Yes, such a snooze-fest. I, um... quit."

No judgment here. I came very close multiple times.
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2ish stars.

I understand why authors choose to set their stories in alternate worlds with invented names and places. It makes their stories seem universal, like they could take place anywhere, at any time. However, this so obviously parallels the Weim
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4ish stars.

Such a clever book. For the first third or so, I felt like there was something missing. Was this really deserving of the Pulitzer? (PULL-it-sir, by the way, not PEW-lit-zer, as the characters and I learn). I couldn't quite put my finger on
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