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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: How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg

Title: How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking Author: Jordan Ellenberg Genre: Nonfiction, Science Publisher: Penguin Press Date published: May 29th, 2014 Format: Hard Cover Page Count: 480 Rating: 4/5 "When will I ever use algebra in my life?" This is the question that every student has asked before, and is one that… Continue reading Review: How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg

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Review: Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trista Mateer

Title: Aphrodite Made Me Do It Author: Trista Mateer Genre: Poetry, Art Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing Date published: October 1st, 2019 Format: eBook Page Count: 224 Rating: 4/5 Bestselling and award-winning author Trista Mateer takes an imaginative approach to self-care in this new poetry and prose collection, Aphrodite Made Me Do It. In this empowering retelling, she uses the… Continue reading Review: Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trista Mateer

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Review: Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

Title: Mooncakes Author: Suzanne Walker, Wendy Xu (Artist) Genre: Graphic Novel, LGTBQ Publisher: Lion Forge Date published: October 15th, 2019 Format: Paperback Page Count: 256 Rating: 4/5 A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft. Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers' bookshop, where she helps them… Continue reading Review: Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

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Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Title: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Author: Matthew Quick Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Date published: August 13th, 2013 Format: Paperback Page Count: 288 Rating: 4/5 Today is Leonard Peacock’s birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his… Continue reading Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

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Review: Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman

Title: Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined Author: Danielle Younge-Ullman Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Date published: February 21st 2017 Format: Paperback Page Count: 368 Rating: 5/5 Then Ingrid traveled all over Europe with her opera star mother, Margot-Sophia. Life was beautiful and bright, and every day soared with music. Now… Continue reading Review: Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman

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Review: The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Title: The Speed of Falling Objects Author: Nancy Richardson Fischer Genre: Young Adult, Adventure Publisher: Inkyard Press Date published: October 1st 2019 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 384 Rating: 4.5/5 Danger "Danny" Danielle Warren is no stranger to falling. After losing an eye in a childhood accident, she had to relearn her perception of movement and space. Now… Continue reading Review: The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer

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Review: To Drink Coffee With a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace

Title: To Drink Coffee with a Ghost (things that h(a)unt #2) Author: Amanda Lovelace Genre: Poetry Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Date published: September 17th 2019 Format: Paperback Page Count: 161 Rating: 5/5 "You cannot have a funeral for your mother without also having a funeral for yourself." This book poses the ever-lingering question: What happens when… Continue reading Review: To Drink Coffee With a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace

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Review: Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis

Title: Fifteen Dogs Author: André Alexis Genre: Fiction, Animals Publisher: Coach House Books Date published: April 14th 2015 Format: Paperback Page Count: 171 Rating: 3.5/5 " I wonder", said Hermes, "what it would be like if animals had human intelligence." " I'll wager a year's servitude, answered Apollo, that animals – any animal you like – would… Continue reading Review: Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis

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Review: Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Title: Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind Author: Yuval Noah Harari Genre: Non-fiction, Science, History Publisher: Harvill Secker Date published: 2014 Format: Paperback Page Count: 443 Rating: 4.5/5 100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance?… Continue reading Review: Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari