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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine | Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
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This exceptional debut novel captures a sparkling new voice and irrepressible heroine in a celebration of storytelling sure to thrill fans of Nicola Yoon, Ibi Zoboi and Jenna Evans Welch! When a school presentation goes very wrong, Alaine Beauparlant finds herself suspended, shipped off to Haiti and writing the report of a lifetime You might ask the obvious question: What do I, a seventeen-year-old Haitian American from Miami with way too little life experience, have to say about anything? Actually, a lot. Thanks to the incident (dont ask), Im spending the next two months doing what my school is calling a spring volunteer immersion project. Its definitely no vacation. Im toiling away under the ever-watchful eyes of Tati Estelle at her new nonprofit. And my lean-in queen of a mother is even here to make sure I do things right. Or she might just be lying low to dodge the media sharks after a much more public incident of her ownand to hide a rather devastating secret. All things considered, there are some pretty nice perkslike flirting with Tatis distractingly cute intern, getting actual face time with my mom and experiencing Haiti for the first time. Im even exploring my familys historywhich happens to be loaded with betrayals, superstitions and possibly even a family curse. You know, typical drama. But its nothing I cant handle.
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Jasxnicole
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Might just finish #40 tonight 🤞🏾

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lele1432
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Going to try to catch up on a couple of prompts since I'm up at an ungodly hour. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Experiencing a bit of a book hangover after doing some #NightReading. This was my favorite quote from the book! A truth we unfortunately all have to learn. 😞 #NamasteNovember

Eggs As I approach my 7th decade, I‘d have to agree 1mo
lele1432 @Eggs 💞💞 1mo
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lele1432
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Absolutely♥️this! A tale of human nature where nothing is quite what it seems. Alaine is a hilarious, snarky MC who must come to terms w/ complicated family dynamics & a life that will never be the same. Steeped in rich Haitian culture & history, family curses, a charity start-up, & commentary on sometimes problematic foreign aid, this was a most enjoyable reading experience. The Great Bahni Turpin narrated & I highly recommend the audio! 4.5⭐️s!

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lele1432
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I love this idea because I think it will help me stay on a better reading schedule @Cinfhen! Here is my #WeeklyForecast. Starting the tagged book today. Still working through The Lost Queen, hope to start American Spy by mid-week, and gotta finish Dracula for #Scarathlon #TeamStoker #BuddyRead.

Cinfhen Nice!! 3 audios 🎧 I‘m starting Dracula later this week and I‘m thinking of listening to the audio too!!! I‘m a HUGE mood reader but I think a #WeeklyForecast is an easier commitment then a monthly TBR. Of course I already bailed on two audios and it‘s only Monday afternoon but I‘ll save that for my #bookreport 😜 1mo
lele1432 @Cinfhen audios help me read so much more because I can do it at work! This is a much easier commitment for me, and should help me manage library holds better lol. They tend to come in all at once and many times I don't get to them all. I need to start suspending them! 1mo
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ReadingSusan
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I LOVED this book. Alaine is an amazing character. I really enjoyed her personality, her passion, and her determination. The descriptions and the settings were just so amazing and i could see them so clearly in my head. Throw in some mysticism and curses? Yes, please. This was such an excellent read. I also loved finding out from the authors‘ note that it was written by two sisters.

AlaMich Fun fact: Alaine is my actual name. 😊 2mo
ReadingSusan @AlaMich love it! It‘s a beautiful name. 2mo
AlaMich @ReadingSusan Thank you! 2mo
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Quirkybookworm
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Next book

CoffeeCatsBooks Love that cover! 💕 2mo
Rissreads Amazing cover ❤ 2mo
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GirlWellRead
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine | Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
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I loved the premise of this book as well as the epistolary style of narrative. The Moulite sisters use letters, emails, diary entries, postcards, and articles to tell Alaine's story. There were parts that came across as particularly unorganized and subsequently they lose the plot in places. There are also too many tertiary characters and secondary characters that disappear (Alaine's father, her friend) and an unnecessary sort-of romance.

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ReadingSusan
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Oh my goodness I am so happy to be off today. I hope this day lasts forever. I love my job but just so excited to sit and read all day.

MallenNC Yes! So much the same. 3mo
Nute Oh yeah! I‘m feeling you! 3mo
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throwmeabook
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Book Buzz Fall/Winter 2019 releases Part l 📚 Just because my TBR is long enough to keep me reading for a lifetime doesn‘t mean I can‘t keep looking! #goodgirlslie #theremaking #synapse #harveycomeshome #dearhaitilovealaine #thelasttraintolondon #thebear #scarslikewings #thelasttruepoetsofthesea #imaginaryfriend

LibrarianRyan amen! 5mo
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TheNextBook
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Start reading this yesterday and so far I love it! I‘‘ already half way through. Love the main character Alaine, she is hilarious. Love that this book dives so much into the history of Haiti as well. The pacing is great. And I‘m loving all of the different ways she is telling this story. Really enjoying it so far!

Nute I know that I will like this for the fact that it brings the history of Haiti into the story line. I haven‘t come across it in the bookstore, but I‘ll be keeping an eye out. Thanks for sharing! Stacking!! 5mo
TheNextBook @Nute I‘m reading an ARC of it now. It will be released Sept 3! I hope you love it. 5mo
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Preciouz29
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Love it! I would absolutely gift my nieces this book!

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ReadingRambo
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Whew! Not your standard YA lit. There's a cool plucky girl at the center and then a lot of family problems, a curse, and some blood magic 😱

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howjessreads
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Alaina is a snarky teenager coming to terms with her mom‘s early onset Alzheimer‘s, dealing with being privileged in Miami/Haiti, & what that means; and her complicated feelings about voodoo and her family‘s history.

It felt a little clunky sometimes, but I think that was mostly bc of the formatting. It was honestly the worst digital arc I‘d ever seen. Whole sentences on the wrong page, and lots of fragments floating around. #howjessreadsin2019

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rachelsbrittain
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine | Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
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Some exciting new books to read on Netgalley 😍

rachelsbrittain And now this one! It's a good day for Netgalley requests 9mo
BookNAround Red, White and Royal Blue is a lot of fun. 9mo
rachelsbrittain @BookNAround I'm loving it so far! 9mo
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