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Review: Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

By Christina Lauren I have no words. It's beautiful. I'm crying. I can't. WHERE DO I EVEN BEGIN Autoboyography is a beautifully written coming-of-age book that explores identity and what it means to love. It's told by Tanner, a high school senior, who despite coming out as bisexual to his parents, has returned back into… Continue reading Review: Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

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Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Title: Little Fires Everywhere Author: Celeste Ng Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Penguin Press Publication Date: September 12th 2017 Page Count: 338 Rating: 5/5 In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will… Continue reading Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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Review: In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

Title: In Five Years Author: Rebecca Serle Genre: Contemporary, Romance Publisher: Atria Books Date published: March 3rd 2020 Format: Paperback Page Count: 272 Rating: 3.5/5 Where do you see yourself in five years? When Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Cohan is asked this question at the most important interview of her career, she has a meticulously crafted… Continue reading Review: In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

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Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Title: The Rest of Us Just Live Here Author: Patrick Ness Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary/Fantasy Publisher: Harper Teen Date published: October 6th 2015 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 317 Time: 6 hours Rating: 3/5 What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck… Continue reading Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

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Review: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Title: Long Way Down Author: Jason Reynolds Genre: Poetry, Contemporary Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books Date published: October 24th 2017 Format: Audiobook Page Count: 1 hour 46 minutes Rating: 3.5/5 An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes… Continue reading Review: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

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Review: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Title: Interpreter of Maladies Author: Jhumpa Lahiri Genre: Fiction, Short Stories Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Date published:May 22, 2000 Format: Paperback Page Count: 198 Rating: 5/5 Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations.… Continue reading Review: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Title: A Man Called Ove Author: Fredrik Backman Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Publisher: Atria Books Date published: July 15th 2014 Format: Paperback Page Count: 337 Rating: 5/5 A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man… Continue reading Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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Review: Paperweight by Meg Haston

Title: Paperweight Author: Meg Haston Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: HarperTeen Date published:July 7th 2015 Format: Paperback Page Count: 288 Rating: 4/5 Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert. Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true.… Continue reading Review: Paperweight by Meg Haston

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Review: Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

Title: Every Note Played Author: Lisa Genova Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scout Press Date published: March 20th 2018 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 307 Rating: 4/5 An accomplished concert pianist, Richard received standing ovations from audiences all over the world in awe of his rare combination of emotional resonance and flawless technique. Every finger of his hands was a finely calibrated instrument, dancing… Continue reading Review: Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

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Review: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Title: Flowers for Algernon Author: Daniel Keyes Type: Fiction Genre: Science Fiction Date published: March 1966 Format: Paperback Page Count: 216 Rating: 5/5 The story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and changes his life. As the experimental… Continue reading Review: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes