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Aru Shah and the End of Time
Aru Shah and the End of Time: A Pandava Novel | Roshani Chokshi
Best-selling author Rick Riordan introduces this adventure by Roshani Chokshi about twelve-year-old Aru Shah, who has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she'll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur? One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru's doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don't believe her claim that the museum's Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again. But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it's up to Aru to save them. The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?
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“a particularly good book has a way of opening new spaces in one's mind. it even invited you to come back later and rummage through what you'd learn.“

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Loved it. We need more books about girls saving the world. Will definitely be continuing the series!

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Literary.Gem37
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I really enjoyed this book. People compare to Percy Jackson's books. But I've never read any of those books. I absolutely like how theirs female heroines and it's fictional for children. I try to read any book that I allow my children to read, and honestly.. I skipped over the Percy Jackson's books for the T.A. Barron books. But my oldest son read each one. I listened to this book via audiobook on my Libby app.

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Literary.Gem37
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Listening to this while I am enjoying my lunch. I do believe I am behind, but I had to wait for it to become available. I love Libby...

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lovelybookshelf
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What a beautiful quote! 🥰 #middlegradebooks

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lovelybookshelf
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I love this bookmark my 10 year old made. 🥰 📚 #middlegradebooks

Laura317 It‘s so cute! 2mo
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rjsthumbelina
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I think I enjoyed this even more than the books Rick Riordan wrote! The best thing about this book is that it's HILARIOUS. I literally laughed out loud more than 5 times while reading. The adventure and the story are great, and I really liked most of the characters. The set up for the next book happened at the end of this one, so I will be getting my hands on a copy of the second one soon!

rjsthumbelina Read this for my A in Care of Magical Creatures (book that starts with "a") for the #NEWTs #magicalreadathon 3mo
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Too funny, considering my current bookmark!

britt_brooke 😆 3mo
tpixie LOL!! 😃 3mo
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kspenmoll 😃❤️ 3mo
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But what she did have was imagination. Aru had been daydreaming her whole life. Every weekend, while she waited for her mom to come home she would concoct a story: her mother was a spy, an ousted princess, a sorceress.

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CBee
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Just finished! I loved this. Who knew how amazing and expansive Hindu mythology is?
I may or may not have ordered a book about it (pssssst...... I totally did 😂).

Severnmeadows Wonderful cover! 4mo
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ctbookworm
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Over a hundred pages in and really enjoying this book so far! 😍 Definitely a good one if you want to laugh!

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ctbookworm
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The urge to color is very strong... 😍

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ralexist
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Snarky misfit 12 y.o. Aru Shah would never have thought herself a hero. But when a dare from frenemies goes too far, Aru frees an ancient demon called the Sleeper, & not only that, she's the reincarnation of 1 of 5 Pandava who are to work together to save the world. No pressure, huh? A wonderful MG novel that delves into Indian mythology & takes the reader on a quest to not only save the world but to see if Aru can discover who she's meant to be.

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ralexist
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Sometimes you find very poignant lines in quite unexpected places.


#unexpected #poignantwords #bookquotes

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StephanieMarie
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Cinfhen This actually sounds fantastic!!!! Thanks for sharing & posting 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Looks great—I might have to get for my granddaughter! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Looks great—I might have to get it for my granddaughters! 4mo
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mariaku21
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Once I got into the swing of things and found Aru Shah and The End of Time to be funny with well timed quips, contemporary, and fun while tackling aspects of growing pains, secrets, and the consequences of lying.

A solid 3 ⭐ read.

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It took a long time to read this, but that is not an indication of my enjoyment, just how busy I have been!

Aru Shah is a middle grade fantasy inspired by Hindu mythology. I love that Rick Riordan is supporting diverse authors to write #OwnVoices books rather than taking on mythology retellings from other cultures himself. I definitely need to read more of Roshani Choksi‘s books, I love her writing style!

This is also a new fave series for Maya.

Scochrane26 I always think I‘m going to read a lot while on a trip, but I never do, except on the plane. I‘m too busy doing or seeing sights. 5mo
4thhouseontheleft @Scochrane26 I read a lot on beach trips, but not vacations like this where we have full day activities lined up. And at night we usually play card or board games. 5mo
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She found a perfect reading spot while mom and dad do a wine tasting at Wisteria Vineyards/Farm in Shenandoah Valley.🍷 📚

rather_be_reading love it!!! 5mo
BarbaraBB Gorgeous picture of your daughter 💜 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl Most excellent! 5mo
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annkuch13 This is such a great picture! 5mo
Freespirit I love that picture😊 5mo
Bookzombie Great picture and spot to read! 5mo
AlaMich I love the positions kids read in. I remember when I could contort myself into a pretzel for an hour and still get up without groaning! 😆 5mo
4thhouseontheleft @rather_be_reading @BarbaraBB @CovertoCoverGirl @annkuch13 @Freespirit @Bookzombie Thank you! She agreed to allow more photos on this trip. 😃She is usually very camera shy. @Alamich I know, right? Although I still like to read with my legs above my head, either up against a wall or propped on the headrest of a sofa, just like I did when I was a kid. 5mo
tpixie @AlaMich lol. Yes - not groaning!! 5mo
tpixie @4thhouseontheleft great photo! Sweet girl 👧🏼 reading 📖 ♥️ 5mo
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The mountains peeking through the trees from the front porch of our cottage! This is my reading spot for the weekend.

Unfortunately, Maya got sick last night, whether from a virus, something she ate, or just too much junk food we don‘t know. She seems fine now. I have emetophobia (phobia of vomiting) and it used to be so bad that I took anti-anxiety meds because of it. Trying to get out of my head this morning. ☹️

DivineDiana That Mountain view should help! Hope she feels better soon! 💗 5mo
cobwebmoth Sending happy thoughts for you both.❤ 5mo
stacybmartin Beautiful view - hope it helps you both! 💜 5mo
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Karisa 💗 Sending good thoughts. I know that feeling too well. 5mo
NKB2830 I know exactly how you feel. Sending happy thoughts! 😊 5mo
MicrobeMom Oh no! Hope you all feel better. How is the tagged book? It is on my daughter‘s summer reading list. 5mo
4thhouseontheleft @MicrobeMom Aru Shah is fantastic!! 5mo
4thhouseontheleft @DivineDiana @cobwebmoth @stacybmartin @Karisa @NKB2830 @MicrobeMom Thank you everyone! She‘s feeling fine now thankfully, so I think we‘re heading back in the park for a very short hike. And I‘ll be holding my breath for the next 3 days hoping it‘s not contagious. I hate anxiety, but being in nature really helps. ☺️ 5mo
JenReadsAlot I have that same condition - hate flu season.. 5mo
ravenlee My daughter had a stomach issue last night too! Luckily she seems to be over it. For both your sakes, I hope Maya bounces back fast. 5mo
ruskigurl16 I hope she feels better soon. 5mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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This is turning out to be a great selection for my #motherdaughterbookclub with Maya! I‘m finding some great things to talk about with her.

This would also be a great pick for #Booked2019 #diversemiddlegrade

Ashley_Nicoletto LOVE THIS. This one is on my “next five books to read list”. 5mo
audraelizabeth I can still dance to cotton eye joe. I was in 4h for 8 years. 5mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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Pool day! Hiding in the shade today, but it‘s a gorgeous day!. 🏊🏼‍♀️ 📖 #motherdaughterbookclub

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Aru, trying to impress some classmates, lights a forbidden candle and brings a shadow into the world.

I really loved all the female characters, realistic 12 year olds, and the focus on a mythology I wasn‘t familiar with.

I appreciated how the villainous shadow has a much more complex backstory than just being evil. Young readers can handle complex characters.

And I‘m really looking forward to more of Rick Riordan Presents. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

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Mehso-so

Hi everyone! I was hoping I would really enjoy this book. It was okay. I didn't really care for the writing style. Also if I was younger I might of enjoyed it more. I'm not sure if I'm going read the next book.
#litsy #kindle #kindlefire #paperwhite #library #bookgeek

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Sometimes light illuminates things that are better left in the dark.

I‘ll return to this one eventually. It‘s just not a good fit right now.

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ravenlee

I started this one today, but I‘m going to shelve it for now. This is the third MG book I‘ve picked up in the last few weeks that hangs heavily on the MC being a liar and the good and bad that comes from that, and it‘s too much of the trope for me.

I do plan to come back to this one, because I‘ve really been wanting to read it - and I think it‘ll be better than the other two, but now isn‘t the time.

Lot of bails so far this month.

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Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi 4 ⭐️

My first middle grade for #middlegrademay.. I really loved this story! Lovable characters, action packed, fun adventures with so much Hindu mythology! It really is wonderful that Rick Riordan found authors to be able to tell these stories! I can‘t wait to continue the series! ❤️

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“You will never be a hero. You were never meant to be a hero."

Hero. that one word made Aru lift her chin. It made her think of Mini and Boo, her mom, and all the incredible things she herself had done in just nine days.... That was heroism.

Vajra became a spear in her hand.

“I already am. And it's heroine.”

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#QuotsyMar19 #hero #heroine #heroheroine
#lizdoesquotsy

Johanna414 I need to read this. I used it in my Blind Date with a Book display and one of my older students chose it. She came back a few days later and was like, “Mrs. Ross, I didn‘t think I was going to like this book because it looks like it‘s for middle schoolers but it is SOOOOO GOOD!” So it‘s moving up the TBR... 8mo
hermyknee @Johanna414 I haven‘t read it yet either! I found this quote on Goodreads and thought to myself, “well why haven‘t I read this yet?!” It‘s definitely on my TBR list now! 8mo
JoScho 💜💜💜 8mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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This middle grade novel was sort of a modern retelling of some Indian stories. I was not familiar with the source material, but the book did a great job mentioning the stories it was referencing and giving info.

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PathfinderNicole
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This middle grade book was so cute! I love Percy Jackson, so I‘ve been wanting to read the first book in Rick Riordan‘s imprint series for ages but finally got around to it!

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R.L.Walker
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This looks so interesting!!!

DGRachel I really enjoyed it. 😊 9mo
Book_Gobbler Looks interesting & love this book jacket - very nice artwork! 😍👍🏻 📖 8mo
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A fun and entertaining middle-grade fantasy full of Hindu mythology. Love that Aru Shah isn‘t your typical heroine. She lies a lot and pretty much causes the mess that kicks off the whole thing. Mini, Aru‘s “soul-sister” is also a great character w her love for medical facts and her part-Filipina part-Indian background. The only thing is I kept picturing their guardian Boo as the Mo Willems pigeon.

4thhouseontheleft I‘ve been meaning to read this. Great review! 9mo
Cinfhen Love the cover art!! 9mo
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GatheringBooks i have to find this one! 🧚🏼‍♀️📚 9mo
RealLifeReading @Cinfhen it‘s lovely! 9mo
RealLifeReading @GatheringBooks I think you‘d like it! 9mo
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DGRachel
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This is a fun, entertaining middle grade novel about a seventh-grade Indian girl with an active imagination that gets her in trouble. I loved the mythology and folklore and Chokshi does a great job capturing Aru‘s voice. I only wish there had been fewer pop culture references as I fear the book will not age well and Aru Shah‘s story deserves to be timeless. 3.5 stars.

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🤣🤣🤣🤣 If only...

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DGRachel
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Hmm...world-ending demon or seventh-grade girl? It‘s been a long time since I was in middle school, but yeah, I would rather take my chances with a demon. 😱

Graywacke could be worse. Could be an 8th-grade-girl 😳🙂 10mo
DGRachel @Graywacke Seriously, you couldn‘t pay me enough to relive middle school. 🤢 (edited) 10mo
Tamra @DGRachel me neither. 10mo
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Graywacke @DGRachel oh, nonononono. Hell no. 10mo
readordierachel 100% 10mo
minkyb 8th grade is worse! 😂 10mo
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NicoleCeBallos
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I love mythology!!! If you like Percy Jackson and Co, you'll like this. Aru and Mini are soul sisters (literally) who have to save the world from The Sleeper. There's tons of cool Hindu mythology, intriguing characters, and a beautiful cover. #juvenilefiction #mythology #heroines

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RealLifeReading
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Opening line of Aru Shah for the #24in48 challenge

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Good morning from the Bay Area! I got a slightly later start than I wanted (it‘s now 645am) but I did manage almost two hours of reading last night which is a feat for someone who falls asleep before 1030 most nights 😂
I‘m hoping to finish this book this morning. I‘m enjoying it with my homemade raisin scone. What are you reading?
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nelehelen That looks delicious! And i totally didn‘t get any reading done last night because i passed out before 10 🙈 10mo
Lindy I‘m currently immersed in a global history of sauces: 10mo
Copwithabook I loved that book! 10mo
RealLifeReading @nelehelen sleeping early is always good! 10mo
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RealLifeReading
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All right let‘s do this!
I‘m reading in bed because it‘s 9pm on a Friday night and that‘s how I #24in48

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LibrarianRyan
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The first novel on Rick Riordian‘s imprint takes home the award for the best middle grade book. This author has a new YA book that just came out.

#LitsyAwards

WanderingBookaneer This is a surprise! Ghost Boys is so powerful. 10mo
LibrarianRyan @WanderingBookaneer I‘m sad to say I hadn‘t heard of ghost boys until it was no,I acted. But it‘s on my TBR now. 10mo
DGRachel Being a 40-something, childless, only-child who does not work with children, I rarely every read middle grade fiction, but I really want to read this one. 😂 10mo
LibrarianRyan @DGRachel Then read it. No judgement here. I‘ll even let you borrow my copy if need be. 10mo
DGRachel That cover is so pretty I want to own it for myself. 😂 I just haven‘t picked up my own copy yet, but I know I will. 😊 10mo
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BiblioNyan
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With Chokshi‘s new book releasing soon (or having been released recently), I figured it‘s time for me to read this Indian MG fantasy & get it back to the library as the holds start piling up. I‘m pretty excited for it, even though it‘s quite a hyped title. I‘m looking forward to cosying up with something that represents a part of who I am and a part that I‘m so proud of! 💙💜

#diversebooks #middlegrade #yafantasy #indianlit #ownvoices

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GirlNamedJesse
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“Maybe if she‘d looked at how Legolas used a bow instead of, you know, just looking at Legolas, she would‘ve been a little bit more prepared.” 🏹

(So many pop culture references! LotR, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Die Hard, the Lion King and more! Love them all!)

Chelleo This sounds like so much fun! 10mo
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GirlNamedJesse
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Absolutely stellar! Everything about this book is fantastic; the mythology, the girl power, the twists and turns, and especially the humor! I flagged so many funny passages that my book looks like a porcupine. I will definitely be reading more of this series and this author. Love, love, love!

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shadowsdogs
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It was soo good! I never imagined that a Rick Riordan style novel would use Hindu gods but it totally works!

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Moia
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Theshadedbuffalo Hi! Welcome to Litsy!! ⭐️📚 11mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
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Such a fun read! Very bummed book 2 isn‘t coming out until April 😭 I need it now!! This book is making me rethink trying Rick Riordan‘s books again. Book 100/150 Completed ✅ Finish 50 books before January 1? The Game is ON.

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Allydanielle88
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First cider of the season. This is the first morning it's been so cold I have layers on under my robe. Unfortunately the heater is out of commission for the weekend. So that means curling up on the couch and with some hot beverages and books this weekend. Hoping to finish this one today after work.

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3and13
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#booktober day 10:favourite MG friendship! Aru and Mini for the win! #mgbooktober #readingiscool

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Lindsy
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This book was so good!!! Fun, creative, and clever. And above is one of the best battle cries 🤣

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