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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Reality. Memory. Tragedy. The stories we tell to get through them all.

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Tuesday 5 December 2017

Ella Enchanted by Carson Levine

Why on earth would anyone ever consent to the kind of drudgery Cinderella put up with? Why would a loving father allow such a thing to happen under his nose? And who takes the time to hunt down someone they've met exactly 3 times?

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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Stone Circle by Kate Murdoch

How would you handle knowing exactly what the people around you thought of you?

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Monday 13 November 2017

The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

This set is definitely a series, and needs to be read as such. You might be able to pull one out and read it separately, but you'd miss the details, both small and large, that give the story its depth texture. As always, Sanderson's world is fully realized and deeply nuanced. His characters are complex and grow throughout the course of the each novel as well as over the larger arch.

And without completely spoiling the ending for those who haven't read it yet… here's to the unexpected heroes.

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Wednesday 17 May 2017

Station Eleven By Emily St. John Mandel

Arthur Leander died on the eve of the apocalypse.

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Tuesday 9 May 2017

Internet Famous by Danika Stone

High school senior Madi Nakama has been blogging for years. And she's good at it. She's built a community for herself. Her life follows a predictable pattern, bounded by her parents and especially by her younger sister. Her path is set and she knows where her future is going. At least, she does until her mother announces that she's leaving. Again.

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Wednesday 19 April 2017

13 Reasons Why, Netflix Series

"Today, I am wearing lacey black underwear
For the sole purpose of knowing I am wearing them.
And underneath that, I am absolutely naked.
And I've got skin.
Miles and miles of skin.
I've got skin to cover all my thoughts like saran wrap
That you can see through to what leftovers are inside from the night before.
And despite what you might think,
My skin is soft,
And smooth,
And easily scarred.
But that doesn't matter right?
You don't care about how soft my skin is.
You just want to hear about what my fingers do in the dark.
But what if all they do is crack open windows so I can see lightening through the clouds?
What if all they crave is a jungle gym to climb for a taste of fresher air?"
~Hannah Baker, age 17 (13 Reasons Why)

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Thursday 23 March 2017

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Secret lives, hidden powers, and beautiful strangers all descend on Clary without warning the day before her mother disappears.

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Wednesday 15 March 2017

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling

How much does the existence of one person alter the course of the world?

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Tuesday 7 March 2017

Alias Vols 1 through 4

She used to be a superhero.

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