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The Boy Is Back
The Boy Is Back | Meg Cabot
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In this brand-new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a scandal brings a young man back home to the small town, crazy family, and first love he left behind. Reed Stewart thought hed left all his small town troublesincluding a broken heartbehind when he ditched tiny Bloomville, Indiana, ten years ago to become rich and famous on the professional golf circuit. Then one tiny post on the Internet causes all of those troubles to return . . . with a vengeance. Becky Flowers has worked hard to build her successful senior relocation business, but shes worked even harder to forget Reed Stewart ever existed. She has absolutely no intention of seeing him when he returnsuntil his family hires her to save his parents. Now Reed and Becky cant avoid one anotheror the memories of that one fateful night. And soon everything they thought they knew about themselves (and each other) has been turned upside down, and theyand the entire town of Bloomvillemight never be the same, all because The Boy Is Back.
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AsYouWish
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I love The Boy series so much and hope that someday Meg Cabot adds more books to this series. This book was amazing and I love the style of the writing, it is done in emails/text messages/newspaper articles/etc. I highly recommend this book and the whole series.

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TheAromaofBooks Sounds fun!! I'm going to stack the first book from this series!! 2y
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silentrequiem
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And that's a wrap for #stayhome24in48. I was 9 hours shy of 24 hours but I got some great books read this weekend, including a few that have been languishing on my TBR. It was super nice to just read all weekend and not obsess over the state of the world. Now good night, Littens!

#24in48 #readathon

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RedxoHearts
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Meg Cabot is one of my "guilty pleasure" authors and I have enjoyed most of the books I've read of hers. Unfortunately that being said I have to admit this one was probably one of my least favorite of them. I was excited for this one because I love the way the Boy series books are written as a series of emails, texts, and communications. It just felt to me as though part of the story is missing here.

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swishandflick
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Mehso-so

The modern epistolary format (emails, texts, journals, etc) was nice at first, but started to feel like overkill after a while. The story was cute but I didn't feel very invested in the characters.

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TsundokuAleax
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I loved this. The formatting is so much fun and really gives you insight to the characters. Each one has such distinct voices that would come out in the conversations that would happen with family. Super glad this was a pick for our group. I mailed it yesterday and expect to have some choices for the next round soon. @Schlinkles @bookandcat #lmpbc

bookandcat @TsundokuAleax @Schlinkles my life has been bananas (I quit one of my 3 jobs unexpectedly and we were also away) so I still need to mail Aleax's book to Melissa and finish reading Melissa's book. Hoping to do that today or tomorrow. I'm so sorry I've been such a slacker and that it screwed up the mailing! 😭 3y
bookandcat But also I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! She has a bunch in the series with this modern epistolary style that I want to read 3y
TsundokuAleax @bookandcat dont feel bad. This past year was a hot mess of a dumpster fire and I basically stress read romance novels for my own sanity. I was around to finish the books in a timely manner so no worries. 3y
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TsundokuAleax @bookandcat @Schlinkles if you want to give some holiday recovery time, we can pick books and plan to have them read by the end of February. If that sounds good for all. 3y
bookandcat @TsundokuAleax that would work great for me! I think we are all hoping 2020 is less stressful than 2019 😂 3y
Schlinkles @TsundokuAleax and @bookandcat I‘m down for the end of February, I have a big work conference this month and won‘t have a ton of time. I‘ll put together some picks this week or next. 3y
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Schlinkles
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Working on this fun #lmpbc pick.

Michollio I love this series! 3y
Schlinkles @Michollio this was the first I‘ve read in this series. I‘m going to have to go back because this was really fun. 3y
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bookandcat
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Finished the other #LMPBC book! This was super cute. Reed and Becky grew up in a small Indiana town and dated in high school but things went sour. Now Reed is back to help out his aging parents in their move and Becky is the person helping them downsize! As with all of Cabot's "The Boy..." series, it's told via emails and texts and chats and the like. And in typical Cabot fashion, it's adorable and hilarious and fun. 4⭐ @schlinkles @TsundokuAleax

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Michollio
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BooknerdsLife 💛💛💛 4y
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WeirdAtHeart
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This book is adorable, with its quirky story telling and characters. If you like a HEA this is for you! It was the perfect breather from all the stuff I normally read.

RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
Chelleo Welcome! 4y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 💗 4y
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CarolynM
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I guess I'd call this #romantsy but it's quite an unusual one. The story is told in a series of texts, emails, journal entries, newspaper reports, Internet customer reviews and one transcript of a recording. It's a light hearted story about a disfunctional family that mostly sorts itself out by the end. And a sweet second chance romance. Good fun.

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CorLie
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Actually, I read the whole series, because this want to much of a stretch for me.
The first three were solid. Not great, life changing literature, but pleasantly good, enjoyable books.
The fourth was not. The story was ok, but the structure didn't work. It feels like the author didn't understand the media she was imitating (text messages, Facebook, Amazon, newspaper etc). Stop after the third book.

#ReadHarder
#ReadHarder2019 -an epistolary novel

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BethM
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Yaaaasssss I love Meg Cabot!

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Ash.on.the.line
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1. The littles painting with shaving cream. None of them wanted to use their hands! 😂
2. As many as I can off my tbr shelf and gonna try the booked challenge. 📚
3. Best: Harry concert worst: my depression getting to me. 😬
4. Practice kindness and patience more. 😌
5. Tagged but I‘ve finished it today already. Haven‘t decided what‘s next yet 🤔
#HumpDayPost

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Kimberlone
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This was a quick, fluffy read. While I didn‘t love the epistolary style of the book (told entirely through emails, IMs, texts, and Amazon reviews), the love story central to the plot was cute and the humor was good. I figured out the “twist” pretty early on, but overall it was a pick.

Great cover I think ^^

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LazyLimaLife
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Mehso-so

I‘m a sucker for an epistolary novel. They are my literary weakness. I guess because it feels like I‘m reading secrets. Anyway, this one is okay. It‘s not disappointing but it does seem like it was written in a rush - the characters a forgettable and the plot is fairly surface. The book description alluded to a lot more tension than what showed up. Cabot has other, better books.

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Jeanne_S
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Mehso-so

Exactly what you think it will be like. Which is what I wanted.

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Bindrosbookshelf
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My comfort reads over the weekend. Really liked the new one but the first two will always have a tender place #comfortreads #boyseries #megcabot

monalyisha I looooved “The Boy is Back”! 💛 5y
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Purplerosiepage
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Book, tea, and a makeshift bookmark after a long day.

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Bookcoverbakery
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While this book wasn't my favourite Meg Cabot read, it was still light and fun. Great beach read, but not as funny as the other 'Boy' books.

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DogEaredBooks
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I love the format of this book (epistolary) and I have been looking forward to reading this book since I heard she wrote a new one but this one fell a bit flat. Not much happened. Quick read but other than the format nothing was that special

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queerbookreader
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Found this at the library this week (!!!!!!!!!!!!!), begun reading it today, and decided to tweet at Meg and invite her to join Litsy. Here's hoping 😱🙏🏽 #literallyguys #ilovehersomuch #favoriteauthor #hopeyourdayhasbeencool #ishouldtweetatkellysuedeconnick #howcoolwouldshebeonlitsy #andnoellestevenson?? #andmargueritebennett?? #letsaskallourfavsontwittertojoinlitsy #letsfuckingdoit

abbiereadsbooks Oh my gosh I need to pick this up!! I could've met Meg at BookCon last year and I didn't and I regret it so much! 6y
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mischa
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Cabot can be a bit hit an d miss with me, and this certainly wasn't a hot. It's not the worst I've read, but I found myself almost bailing about 25% in. I persisted and the ending was nice but overall it was meh.

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tcut16
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Fun, quick little romance as I get close to hour 22! I think I'll end up finishing it out with A Series of Unfortunate Events audiobooks. My eyes are beginning to fail me! #24in48

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danistclair
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Even though this new installment was my least favourite of the Boy series (I've re-read Boy Meets Girl about a 1000 times!) it was still a fun, quick read packed with Cabot's signature quirky humour. Plus, whether emails, text messages or good old-fashioned letters, I'm a sucker for an epistolary novel! #romantsy #chicklit

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Dogearedcopy
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Reed Stewart hasn't been back to his hometown in 10 yrs, ever since he drove a golf cart into a swimming pool on prom night and left his high school sweetheart behind. But now his family needs him as his parents have crossed the line from eccentricity to hoarders and cat enthusiasts... Told in social media formats (texts, e-mails, etc.,) this is a fun and funny light romance, and a quick read (perfect for a rainy afternoon) 😂

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Dogearedcopy
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I haven't read any Meg Cabot before, much less the previous three titles in this series; but this looks like a great book to while away a cold, rainy afternoon! Reed Stewart apparently had some sort of drunken golf cart incident at his prom and hasn't been back home in ten years. Now, however, familial duty calls as his parents appear to have both crossed over from eccentricity into dementia... Light fare told via text messages, e-mail, etc.

Kat_Reads You should try her book the boy next door! It's one of her adult books and it's written in email form 6y
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eek337
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Loved revisiting this series! Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

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PatriciaTina
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Okay, what happened to Meg Cabot? I grew up with her. I loved and still love a lot of her work, especially the "Boy" and "Mediator" series'. But, just like with Remembrance, I'm left incredibly disappointed with this book. Maybe it's the curse of the sequel, but she's never left me feeling so annoyed and disconnected with a story so far. I guess I'll just have to hope for the best with whatever she does next... ??

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Em_Shotwell
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Meg Cabot books are comfort reads to me. I devour them! Who is your fav go-to author for a comfort read??? #amreading

Megabooks For me it's more individual books, but if I had to pick a few, I'd choose Liane Moriarty, Elinor Lipman, and Rainbow Rowell! 6y
Em_Shotwell @ebooksandcooks Yes! Rainbow Rowell! 💖💖💖😍😍😍 6y
LHauser27 I love Meg Cabot! Louise Rennison is a go-to for me 💛 6y
Em_Shotwell @LHauser27 I will check her out! Thanks! 💕 6y
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Kim3
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Lies I tell myself: I will only get one book from the library.

BookBabe 😁 6y
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MarriedtoMrT
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Cute and easy. It was not my favorite of the "Boy" books and I thought she could have done more with the format but overall it was a fun, quick read. A good pick for the hectic holiday season.

charl08 Which is your favourite? I really like the Italian one (title escapes me at the moment!) 6y
MarriedtoMrT @charl08 Yes, that is mine too! Every Boy's Got One. I only know because I looked it up when the new one came out. Boy Meets Girl was a pretty close second. That's the one where she gets sued because of her horrible boss. 6y
Pinkmeghan I adore Meg Cabot!!! 👍💯😍 6y
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MarriedtoMrT
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Yesterday's posts about blurbs got me noticing this one and how horrible it is. The only blurb on the whole book and it's some innocuous fluff about nothing. I actually think it makes the book look bad, like "No one could say anything good about this book so we just put this generalized random quote here. Enjoy!"

yaten_34 Really? Is that bad? This book is next on my reading list 😱 6y
MarriedtoMrT @yaten_34 No, the book is cute! I finished it last night. I just think the blurb is dumb and makes the book look bad. Happily read on! 🙂 6y
yaten_34 @MarriedtoMrT pheeeeww... My heart finally calmed down. Thanks :) 6y
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MidnightBookGirl
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I am devouring this book, despite a horrible sinus headache. #midnightbookgirl #megcabot

CocoReads I read it in a day. It was just what I needed after a grueling week (and that was around Halloween). 6y
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Michelle_mck
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What a great fun read this was, many laugh out loud moments and a light way to read with the text, email etc.. carefree and interesting 4🌟🌟🌟🌟

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I used to love her books! Is this a reissue? Or a brand new title? 6y
Michelle_mck @thegirlwiththelibrarybag it's a brand new one... it's a stand alone and lots of fun 6y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Michelle_mck, cool! She's making a bit of a comeback then! She published so many books in the early 2000... I'll have to track down a copy ☺️ 6y
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Michelle_mck
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A little bus stop reading on the way to work today #newbook interesting as the book is told through text messages, email, transcripts Etc looking fwd to it

charl08 Funny to compare it to others in the 'boy' series which were blackberry based. How time marches on (etc) 6y
Michelle_mck @charl08 I haven't read any others in the series - it says this is a standalone so hopefully I'm not missing anything 6y
charl08 No need to read the others. It's only very loosely a 'series' because they're in the same style. Dolly Vargas has a much larger role in some of the earlier books. 6y
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Jbrooxd
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Loved this! I've not read a lot of Meg Cabot books but this one was just right for me. Many laugh-out-loud moments. Loved the format - all texts, chats, emails, etc. This was a delight to read!

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ChrisM
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Told entirely thru text messages, emails, news reports and journal entries this is a fun book that was perfect for a holiday weekend!!

MeganB Where did you find a hardcover??? I've only seen the paperback! 6y
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BethM
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Fun, light read. It made me remember why I fell in love with Meg Cabot so long ago. I just wish she'd write more.

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WatchMeMerp
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Off we go... 😎

It is always more than okay to plug a Jane Austen reference!!!!

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charl08
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Brought to you by the wonders of Amazon Customer service. Bless authors who can make me laugh out loud.

(They did try to tell me to turn it off and on again. harrumph, but are forgiven for actually doing something after that…)

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BethM
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It's been a rough day and I'm exhausted from it, having a counseling apt, and medication not being the aid I thought it could be. So I'm going to sit down and read this funny and lighthearted book that makes me remember my pleasure at discovering Meg Cabot's work. While doing so I'm going to love up my fur baby and maybe have some tea.

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charl08
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The version from the publisher is unreadable on my paperwhite.
Fail.

Donna_sBookMinute I think EPUBs have to be read on either a nook or kobo. There are probably others. And there is probably a way to convert it to be compatible with your device. 6y
charl08 I wish it was an epub - that way I could read it on aldiko. This is a Kindle format that has been badly set up. Sadly! 6y
Vexingcircumstance A Netgalley book I got was formatted weird once and I couldn't read it. I told them and they sent me a better one. 6y
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Vexingcircumstance I'm sure it depends on the publisherthough. 6y
charl08 @Vexingcircumstance @Donna_sBookMinute Hurrah! Amazon customer services fixed it. 6y
tpixie Yay! 6y
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Jessisreading
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My new practice is going to only post books when I finish them, cause the majority of the books I post at the start don't get completed.
But this one! Meg Cabot seems to have gotten her groove back after the slog/snoozefests that were Royal Wedding and Remembrance, probably because while it continued a "series", it was still a new story. And the Boy books have a fun, quick format that makes them easy to get sucked into.

LauraBrook I have the same problem, once something gets marked as "currently reading", wherever it is (here, LT, Goodreads, etc) I never get anywhere with it. I annoy myself with this! 6y
ardoomer Did you finish Remembrance???? I suffered through 200 pages before I gave up. 6y
Jessisreading @omerardo I salute you! I made it about forty or so? 6y
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BookNAround
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This will be my commercial break book during The Durrells in Corfu.

BethFishReads I'm reading during breaks in baseball 6y
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MeganB
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🙌🏻🙌🏻 Found this on one of the take shelves at work!!! 🎉💃🏻🎉💃🏻🎉💃🏻📚📚 #lovemyjob #publishingperks #causeitsureaintforthemoney

queerbookreader LOVE HER can't wait to hear how you like this one!! 6y
MeganB @lemonlime799 I adored the earlier books in this series, I feel like this is going to be great (and super interesting with all the new technology since then)!! 6y
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GRgenius
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Though part of a series, it stands well on its own... but if you're looking for some deep seated reading, this isn't the place. It's very light with the plot right below the surface and while Reed's and Becky's exchanges were amusing, the BIG EVENT that drove the ten year wedge, transcribed into a non event to me. Still, it had its moments... ☺

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CocoReads
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Such a fun read to finish #readathon with. I especially like how everything was told through emails, text messages, and the media (both print and social). It was a quick, light read that made me smile continuously.😄

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CocoReads
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Going right up to the end. I'd have actually finished this for #readathon if my catnap hadn't turned into actual sleep. But I only have a little over 100 pages left so close enough. I call my first readathon a success--hopefully next time I won't have too many things pulling me away. Because there will be a next time. @DeweysReadathon

Theresa Congratulations!! 🎉🏅👏👏 6y
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