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Broken Monsters
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by Lauren Beukes (Goodreads Author)
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"Finished. Kept waiting forum to get scary. Really scary. It didn't. If you like x files you won't think it's that scary. Did I mention it had problems bring scary? Because it did. And had an after school special ending. Le Grrr." Sep 27, 2014 08:41PM

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