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A Curse so Dark and Lonely

Brigid Kemmerer “He’s here. He’s not hurting anyone. But he’s still a monster. The curse isn’t broken.” I wasn’t enchanted by the first few chapters. I liked what was going on but was struggling to be fully engaged. I can’t pin down why I didn’t fall in love. I wanted to love this book but […]

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The Sisters of the Winter Wood

by Rena Rossner “If people hate each other, they will blame each other, and eventually they will kill each other. And what better group of people to start with than the Jews?” A fairytale-inspired multipoint of view page-turner. From the first four chapters, I knew if I didn’t put The Sisters of the Winter Wood […]

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Monster

Walter Dean Myers “The movie is more real in so many ways than the life I am leading. No, that’s not true. I just desperately wish this was only a movie.” Monster is on Time’s Best 100 YA list, which is how I finally came to reading this book. I am disappointed I have put […]

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Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

“During my chocolate parfait I whispered, ‘I’m wearing a bra. Can you tell?’ ‘Of course I can tell,’ Grandma said. ‘You can?’ I was really surprised. I stopped eating. ‘Well, how do you think it makes me look?’ ‘Much older,’ Grandma said, between sips of her coffee. I didn’t know whether to believe her or not so I believed her.”

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