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The Things She's Seen
The Things She's Seen | Ambelin Kwaymullina
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Hooked_on_books
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Mehso-so

While I understand why so many have responded well to this one, it didn‘t quite work for me. It‘s a tragic Aboriginal story and the one character speaks in riddles, which I didn‘t enjoy. And, while the ending is satisfying, it also didn‘t quite work for me.

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UnRuLee
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Pickpick

I devoured this in one sitting. I‘m still kind of reeling, to be honest. As the kid of a beloved dead parent and another parent who‘s struggling to move forward, reading a book narrated by a dead child desperately trying to help their living parent move on...it tore me to shreds in the best possible way. And the ending is truly glorious. I can‘t recommend this book enough.

readingjedi I love that cover! 3y
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xicanti
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Pickpick

Wow, y‘all. THE THINGS SHE‘S SEEN is an intensely Australian YA crime novel and a powerful reflection of the Indigenous experience under colonialism. I wasn‘t at all prepared for its depth, its poetry, or the adept way it uses the supernatural to illuminate both personal and cultural grief.

Beth does read younger than 15, but I can forgive that in the face of everything else this excellent short novel accomplishes.

4.5 stars

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Nebklvr
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Pickpick

Oh, my. I loved this story with its strong emotions, mystery, and evocative story telling through various stylistic changes. Sad, haunting, and so beautiful.

NeedsMoreBooks Read this and haunting and sad describe it perfectly 3y
Nebklvr @NeedsMoreBooks Loved it! Perfect book at the perfect time! 3y
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MrsV
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1st read of the New Year finished!! 1st 5 ⭐️ read of the year. Thank so much to @Clare-Dragonfly for the great suggestion!!

Clare-Dragonfly Yay! Glad you liked it so much! 😄 3y
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MrsV
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Book 1 of the New Year

Clare-Dragonfly 🙌🏻 3y
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mnjacques
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Pickpick

I thought I'd take some time off from unpacking boxes from moving and take some me time to read this little gem. This book was not at all what I was expecting. I absolutely loved this book. Thank you @Gillyreads for choosing this book for me because it definitely hit the spot with what I needed in a book right now.

Gillyreads Yay! 3y
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Lovesbooks87
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Mehso-so

Didn‘t think I was ever going to see this beautiful sight! Finally made it to my goodreads goal! The tagged was just okay to me! A quick read.

Megabooks 🎉🎉🥳🥳📚📚🍾🥂 3y
Minimalgrl Wow 200 books !!! 3y
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻 200 books in 10 mos is awesome! 🥳 3y
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Jas16 🙌🏽 3y
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
IndoorDame 🎉🎉👏👏🍾🍾 3y
Hooked_on_books Woo-hoo! 🎉🎇 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎈🎉🎊 3y
Crazeedi Congrats!🎉🎉 3y
KendallHershey Dang this is impressive! 3y
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳💜🥳 3y
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Lovesbooks87
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Monday night cuddle time!

Balibee146 Adorable 🐈 3y
Erofan 😻 3y
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Book_yogi
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Mehso-so

3 1/2 stars. This is a quick read with lots going on. At first it feels like it might be a middle grade book but as the story continues it moves into YA. The truth of aborigine children being take from their homes is told and the sadness it leaves for the family is clear.

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Tex2Flo
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A bit of a cheat. I wish I‘d read this book while I was posting my #7days7covers images. Finished this one this morning and the cover grabbed me at the post-read view.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🦋 3y
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veromela
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Pickpick

When I bought the book, I wasn‘t sure what I was getting into. I started reading and just couldn‘t stop. What a fascinating way of storytelling. I have never experience it but I absolutely enjoyed it.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Pickpick

It feels wrong to describe this book as “fun” considering the dark, heavy subject matter it ultimately deals with, so I guess I won‘t. But I will describe it as lovely, moving, with a melancholy lightness. It draws on Australian Aboriginal storytelling and history for a tale about a terrible crime and a terrible vengeance. Plus ghosts!

KarenUK I loved this one too 💕 3y
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Clare-Dragonfly
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“Maybe all hopeful thoughts were just someone who loved us, reaching out from another side.”

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Clare-Dragonfly
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I need to take a break from the immensity that is The Goldfinch to catch up on some library books!

DakotaWilde Love the cover 3y
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SarahBradley
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A twisty tale of mystery and supernatural peppered with Aboriginal lore.

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TorieStorieS
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For #Booked2019, this was my #IndigenousAuthor selection- and I absolutely loved it!! It made me cry but every tear was worth it!!! I cannot recommend this one enough!! Beautifully written and completely wonderful!!

Soubhiville I absolutely love your wreath! 3y
k.reads.5 Yay! This is on my TBR, glad you loved it! 3y
TorieStorieS @Soubhiville Thanks!! I made it!!!😊😊 3y
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Cinfhen I think @KarenUK reviewed this book!! #stacking 3y
Cinfhen And your wreath is lovely 3y
TorieStorieS @pl.2886 I think you will love it too!! 💗 3y
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen Thank you!! I really loved it!! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage So glad you loved this pick! Your wreath is swoon-worthy! 🦋 3y
readordierachel You made that? Wow!! 😍 3y
TorieStorieS @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you!!! ☺️☺️☺️ 3y
TorieStorieS @readordierachel I did- I saw something similar on Pinterest, and so I ordered a bunch of butterflies and found the wreath base! But it took a few different types of adhesive to find one that actually worked! It was a fun project! 3y
BooknerdsLife Wow you made that dreamy looking wreath?! 😱💜🦋 It‘s so gorgeous like a fantasy dream! 3y
TorieStorieS @BooknerdsLife I did! Thank you so much!! I made it for spring, but usually leave it up all summer long! ☺️ 3y
BooknerdsLife @TorieStorieS that‘s a beautiful thing to make for decorating the house 😍🥰 wish I‘m as creative 3y
TorieStorieS @BooknerdsLife Thanks so much- I saw the idea on Pinterest, so I can‘t really take credit for it! I‘m just glad that it‘s held up! ☺️☺️☺️ 3y
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Clare-Dragonfly
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I wasn‘t going to check out any books for myself. But then my hold came in. And then there was a Pride display… #libraryhaul

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KarenUK
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Just one more read to go for the second quarter of #booked2019 so I‘ve decided on the tagged one....
Don‘t read much YA but this one sounds great....
#booked2019
#indigenousauthor

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 4y
Cinfhen Nice job🙌🏻🎉😘 4y
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kathykekmrs
The Things She's Seen | Ambelin Kwaymullina

Just started this boo.

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Short but powerful story of a dead girl, her grieving father, and the crimes he is trying to solve in a small Australian town. The authors are Aboriginal storytellers, and very good ones to be sure.

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