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Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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It has been more than 40 years since the first time I read "Little Women" but I can still remember the impact when my eyes came upon the lines..."I hate to think I've got to grow up and be Miss March and wear long gowns, and be as prim as a ...more
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13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad
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13 short stories which can each stand alone, but together, follow Elizabeth, an obese teenager in the very disturbing first story, as she moves through her teen and young adult years. These stories are powerful, poignant, disturbing, but also infused ...more
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Inside Out by Demi Moore
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Demi Moore is one of those celebrities who seems to have always been there, but I realized reading this that I knew next to nothing about her. I remember watching her on "General Hospital" when I was in high school. She is always interesting and I ...more
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A Ship Made of Paper by Scott Spencer
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Scott Spencer in a shockingly good writer. Though the topic of the book is not something which would normally grab me--obsessive love and its path of destruction--the power of his writing made it difficult for me to put this down. Chapter 16 opens ...more
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Still Here by Alexandra Jacobs
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Who doesn't love spending a little time in the world of La Stritch?! I wish this book contained something 'more,' I don't know if there was anything here that couldn't be gotten from a repeat viewing of "At Liberty" and a healthy Google search.
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A Ship Made of Paper by Scott Spencer
A Ship Made of Paper: A Novel
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Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
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This book is a haunting and unsettling story (but really stories), ostensibly about a bunch of high school students in the early 1980s at a high school for the arts but really about truth, perception, vengeance, how we survive abuse, or don't.

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Cheryl Strayed
“The thing about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, the thing that was so profound to me that summer—and yet also, like most things, so very simple—was how few choices I had and how often I had to do the thing I least wanted to do. How there was no escape or denial. No numbing it down with a martini or covering it up with a roll in the hay. As I clung to the chaparral that day, attempting to patch up my bleeding finger, terrified by every sound that the bull was coming back, I considered my options. There were only two and they were essentially the same. I could go back in the direction I had come from, or I could go forward in the direction I intended to go.”
Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Anne Tyler
“She saw herself riding in the passenger seat, Sam behind the wheel. Like two of those little peg people in a toy car. Husband peg, wife peg, side by side. Facing the road and not looking at each other; for why would they need to, really, having gone beyond the visible surface long ago. No hope of admiring gazes anymore, no chance of unremitting adoration. Nothing left to show but their plain, true, homely, interior selves, which were actually much richer anyhow.”
Anne Tyler, Ladder of Years

Cheryl Strayed
“Forgiveness doesn't sit there like a pretty boy in a bar. Forgiveness is the old fat guy you have to haul up a hill.”
Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

Sapphire
“I'm alive inside. A bird is my heart. Mama and Daddy is not win. I'm winning. I'm drinking hot chocolate in the Village wif girls--all kind who love me. How that is so I don't know. How Mama and Daddy kknow me sixteen years and hate me, how a stranger meet me and love me. Must be what they already had in they pocket. ”
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“They are the we of me.”
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