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Mayday
Mayday | Karen Harrington
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A powerful coming-of-age story about the importance of finding your voice""Wayne Kovok lives in a world of After. After his uncle in the army was killed overseas. After Wayne and his mother survived a plane crash while coming back from the funeral. After he lost his voice. Wayne has always used his love of facts to communicate ("Did you know more people die each year from shaking a vending machine than from shark attacks?"). Without his voice, how will he wow the prettiest girl in school? How will he stand up to his drill-sergeant grandfather? And how will he share his hopes with his deadbeat dad? It's not until Wayne loses his voice completely that he realizes how much he" doesn't" say. Filled with Karen Harrington's signature heart and humor, "Mayday" tackles an unforgettable journey of family and friendship.
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Kristy_K
Mayday | Karen Harrington
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May Stats.
This may be my slowest reading year of the past decade. I‘m struggling to find books I love and it‘s taking forever to finish the ones I start. Mostly 3 ⭐️ reads this month; a few 3.5 or 4 ⭐️s.

#may #stats

akckitty Here's hoping to a better reading month! 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You still did great! 💖📚💖 2mo
Kristy_K @akckitty Fingers crossed! (edited) 2mo
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alisonrose
Mayday | Karen Harrington
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Books read: 10
Pages read: 3,495
DNF: 1
Women authors: 9
POC authors: 4
Favorite: A Place for Us
Longest: Queen of Air and Darkness - 880 pages
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⭐️: 0
⭐️⭐️: 2
⭐️⭐️⭐️: 3
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: 4
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: 1

#maywrapup

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Kshakal
Mayday | Karen Harrington
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April was a slow month for me, so I am hoping to get back on track in May! #tbr

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Nessavamusic
Mayday | Karen Harrington
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My May #TBR pile! On the Docket:
3 Audiobooks
3 physical books
5 Kindle books
I will probably read more but I want to make sure I make a big dent on books I already own!
#MayReads

Michollio I'm super psyched for the new Mercy Thompson 3mo
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Abby2
Mayday | Karen Harrington
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I enjoyed this middle grade story of a boy who survives a plane crash but can not speak for a time. I felt the family dynamics were realistic and Wayne‘s inner voice was s hoot.

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monalyisha
Mayday | Karen Harrington
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tfw you're getting rid of a few books. 😭

Soubhiville 😲 2y
monalyisha @Soubhiville Almost 150 books (and that's not even counting those already in the basement)! I have until our yard sale in September to change my mind. 😱 2y
DarcysBookBlog My pile of books to get rid of looks about as big as that, lol. 2y
TheBookStacker I got rid of about 70 books and it felt so good to get rid of many books I didn't like or didn't need 2y
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aecawthon
Mayday | Karen Harrington
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Great YA read, my 7th graders will love it!

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dariazeoli
Mayday | Karen Harrington
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My May plans. The top 3 are in progress, the bottom 5 are next. #maytbr #tbr #readinglist

KarenUK Love Elegance of the Hedgehog 💗💗💗 (edited) 2y
dariazeoli @KarenUK I'm glad to hear that! I started Tolstoy & the Purple Chair yesterday and it's blown up my TBR list! That was the first book on the author's list. 2y
Nat_Reads The Elegance of the Hedgehog is on my TBR too! Happy reading!! 2y
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monalyisha
Mayday | Karen Harrington
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Wayne Kovok survives a plane crash, but suffers a throat injury that leaves him without a voice. This is a serious blow, since he's used to spouting off random facts to fill up the awkward silences in his life. By not talking, he learns to listen, observe, & communicate more effectively. This is also a story about dealing with grief.

The writing is sometimes gimmicky ("true story") but still smart & enjoyable. I laughed, cried, & learned.

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monalyisha
Mayday | Karen Harrington
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Fun fact from Mayday: emu eggs are emerald green. Who knew?!

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monalyisha
Mayday | Karen Harrington
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"That's all she wants to watch sometimes. Movies where people use fake British accents and run through the fields and yell, 'Oh, I think I'll run through this field in search of a husband!'"

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monalyisha
Mayday | Karen Harrington
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Happy St. Joseph's Day!

Centique Yum that looks good! 2y
monalyisha @centique do you think it's possible to die from eating too much pastry cream? 😳 2y
Centique @monalyisha that looks like a balanced meal to me 😂😂😂 2y
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monalyisha
Mayday | Karen Harrington
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"I hoped I hadn't perspired too much during the run. I had precalculated the amount of Axe body spray I needed to use to make me smell acceptable by the time Sandy arrived. Two and a half sprays. That's the right amount. Anything more overpowers the bus. You learn this in sixth grade when a mean eighth-grade girl says, 'You smell like you want to be alone.' True story."

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cavecibum
Mayday | Karen Harrington
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The narrator gets told this for wearing too much Axe body spray. I might have to use this sometime.

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alysonwrites
Mayday | Karen Harrington
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Meet Wayne Kovok: plane crash survivor, descendant of war heroes, random trivia expert, and above all, just a kid trying to find his voice--literally and figuratively. I've been a Karen Harrington fan since her first MG debut, Sure Signs of Crazy, and her third book is 3 for 3 in awesomeness!

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