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Liesl & Po
Liesl & Po | Lauren Oliver
19 posts | 24 read | 16 to read
Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the miceuntil one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone. That same night, an alchemist's apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable Will's mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey. From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes a luminous and magnificent novel that glows with rare magic, ghostly wonders, and a true friendship that lights even the darkest of places.
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Auntynanny
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Library haul!

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jenniferajanes
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This was a short, fun book - one of my younger daughter‘s favorites! (I read it because she begged me to so we can discuss it. 🥰) Jim Dale was a favorite narrator already, so it was great that he narrated it. This book is full of magic, family drama, found/chosen family, and making peace with the hard things in life. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #audiobook #Libby

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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This was such a sweet, moving fun little story.
It was much younger than i anticipated - I didn't realise it was Middle Grade until I started reading.

I'm not a regular reader of this age group, but for me it held all the elements needed to capture the attention. We have a Ghost, a mystery, an adventure and a lesson to learn.

Enchanted_Bibliophile @TheAromaofBooks This is my #DoubleSpin for May
So I made up a bit of the time that I lost while taking forever on my #BookSpin book.
Now to tackle the #BookSpinBonanza
2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! And sometimes I love MG books! When an author takes the time to craft a good story, it's enjoyable even if it's aimed at a younger audience. 2y
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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On the third night after the day her Father died, Liesl saw the ghost

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#FirtsLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

Nute Thank you for reminding me that I want to read this book!☺️ 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile @Nute You are very welcome! It's quite enjoyable. 2y
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alisonrose
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This was darker than expected, tho of course it is about a girl who lost her dad & is living w/her awful stepmom. Still whimsical & sweet at times, appreciate the age-appropriate focus on grief. Liked how the plot came together. Some characters were kinda flat, and I wish there was more to the ending. Also I know this was pubbed a decade ago & 3rd person singular pronouns weren‘t widely used then but still winced at Po being called “it”. 3/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
Liesl & Po | Lauren Oliver

“People need other people to feel things for them,” she said. “It gets lonely to feel things all by yourself.”

jmofo Oof 3y
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alisonrose
Liesl & Po | Lauren Oliver

All children were the same to him: strange and sticky and best avoided, like an upright variety of jellyfish.

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alisonrose
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These are good days for middle grade books. Next one for #mgm2020 - for the prompt to read a book with illustrations. #nowreading

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Aw this was cute. It's definitely got a lot of traditional mg influences and points but it's a quick read with fun characters which is what I need during a pandemic.

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyJune Day 5: #Hug is my fave word. I think I own a copy of this middle grade novel - but haven‘t been reading much MG lately. 😭🧚🏼‍♀️📚💕

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Aseleener
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Day 5 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: happiness. Happiness = book + girl + cat. I'm grateful for moments like this. ❤ #gratitude30 #catsoflitsy

kspenmoll So lovely! 💕💕 4y
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Aseleener
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I am reading Liesl and Po to my 10 yr old daughter, Lena, and she *cracked up* when an old lady offered Liesl a "potato muffin". She couldn't imagine potato in a muffin. The next day I did some Pinteresting and found 2 recipes: one savory and one sweet. She chose the sweet and we made the sweet potato muffins this morning. They are delicious and Lena is amazed. ?

Smrloomis Those sound so delicious! 😄 4y
CouronneDhiver Well done 👍🏽 4y
Bookzombie How fun! 4y
Lisa Ezell Aww, so sweet! Miss my baby...College is too far away...
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monalyisha
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Lauren Oliver‘s Father‘s Day tribute is golden. 😅☀️☠️

britt_brooke 😆💚 4y
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haileybean
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I listened to the audiobook and Jim Dale narrates it. It was so lovely. Reminded me of The Graveyard Book By Neil Gaiman.

monalyisha Almost named my pet house rabbit “Bundle”! Love this book. 💖 5y
haileybean @monalyisha I was thinking Bundle would be a cute name for a pet! If I ever get another hedgehog maybe 5y
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haileybean
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I‘ve heard good things about this book and I‘ve wanted to read it. It was available from my library on audio and I couldn‘t resist. I‘m about an hour in - so far so good. I‘m really sucked in and enjoying Jim Dale‘s narration.

NovelGirl82 I will read just about anything Jim Dale narrates! 5y
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monalyisha
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I may not have loved the last Lauren Oliver book I read (The Shrunken Head), but it was the exception to the rule. I am forever this woman's Little Olive. 🍸
She's fantastic. 💖🐶☕️💖

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eduisblooming
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Touched me as I read it aloud to my boy. Made me pause and feel it's beauty.

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kgriffith
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Listening to this audiobook while nursing my cold with a bit of honey jack and hot cider. #bannedbooks mug and library card coaster courtesy of @Litsy and @outofprint 😊☕️🍹📚😷

BookishFeminist Feel better! Sounds like you're on the way to recovery with the honey jack and cider 😂 6y
Bookgirl I'm so obsessed with Out of Print...I might need this mug...feel better! 6y
WhatDeeReads I have this mug. It's my favorite. 6y
GlitteryOtters I hope you feel better soon! I love that coaster...we might need some of these to replace our decade old, slightly damaged pink elephant ones... 6y
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Maddin
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This is such a beautiful and wonderfully executed story :,)

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