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This Is Our Story
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won't say who fired the shot that killed their friend, Grant; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them. Kate Marino's senior year internship at the District Attorney's Office isn't exactly glamorous-more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys are all anyone can talk about. Despite their damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys' case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families.Kate won't let that happen. Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has personal reasons for seeking justice for Grant. As she investigates with Stone-the aging prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot-she realizes that nothing about the case-or the boys-is what it seems. Grant wasn't who she thought he was, and neither is Stone's prime suspect. As Kate gets dangerously close to the truth, it becomes clear that the early morning accident might not have been an accident at all-and if Kate doesn't uncover the true killer, more than one life could be on the line including her own.
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TheLudicReader
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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Fantastic YA mystery about five prep school boys, one of whom ends up dead, and the pact the others make to keep whodunnit a secret. Then there‘s Kate who is interning at the DA‘s office, and is tasked to dig through clues and take photos. Thoroughly entertaining, smart and better-constructed than lots of adult thrillers. Well-written, too. A total pick.

Crazeedi Great review 🥰 1y
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Katie.happens
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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Mehso-so

Five friends go on a hunting trip together, only four come back alive. What happened on that trip and who is responsible? The mystery of this short novel reals you in, but the steaks never really felt high enough. I was never really worried about the main characters, because it seemed clear that they were never really in jeopardy.

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Victoriahoperose
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t love this one and I think a big reason was because it didn‘t translate well to an audiobook with the mixed media. I found it to be confusing and hard to stay interested in. It had a good concept and story, but I just didn‘t love this one.

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AudiobookingWithLeah
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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MY RATING⇢ 4.7 STARS | GRADE A
FEATURING⇢
⬥Small Town Louisiana
⬥Murder Mystery
⬥Suspense Thriller
⬥Young Adult (HS Seniors)
⬥Dual POV'S
⬥Twisty
⬥Splash of Romance
⬥With Near Perfect Audio Performed by Amy Melissa Bentley & Eric Michael Summerer

SEE MY FULL REVIEW HERE⇢ https://leahsbookishobsession2.blogspot.com/2019/11/this-is-our-story-by-ashley-...

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ashley_o13
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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I've been slacking again, going to try to read 10 books this month instead of 8 💁🏻‍♀️
#book45

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JoScho
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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I am somewhere between a pick and a so-so with this one. It wasn‘t bad by any means but I never felt enthralled by it. Five teenage boys go out hunting and one of them doesn‘t return. The others boys all claim they don‘t know who was the shooter. Solid mystery but just didn‘t wow me. 3.5 🌟

Gissy I want to read this one and the sequel? 4y
JoScho @Gissy is there a sequel? 4y
Gissy The other book is The Lying Woods. I don't know if it is a sequel or it is in the same world. I know about it because I saw it in a YouTuber channel. 4y
JoScho @Gissy very cool! Thanks for sharing-I will check it out. 🖤 4y
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RainyDayReading
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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I do these things pretty casually. I read what I want and see if they match any of these challenges at the end of the month. Honestly there‘s more than I thought! I read:
2 Manga volumes
10 Graphic Novels
6 Novels:
-2 Non-Fiction
-2 YA
-2 Adult
My favorite was the tagged book. Overall I read 18 things which is far better than my 1-4 things of late 🙄

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RainyDayReading
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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Pickpick

I loved this one! 5 boys go hunting in the woods, 4 boys walk out. All used the murder weapon, but who took the kill shot? It‘s fast paced, tense and addictive. I didn‘t hate the main character which is unusual in YA mystery. I wanted a little more from the ending, not in the solution, but more of a wrap up of the aftermath than the few pages there were. Went and got a copy to add to my collection, that‘s how much I loved it!

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RainyDayReading
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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I want to read....yet I don‘t want to read. This book is so good and so anxiety inducing that I have to know what happened right now!!! But I‘m also hesitant to keep going 🤣 I haven‘t read a book so good that I didn‘t want to keep going because then it would end faster in a while. Only 100 pages left.

rretzler I hate that - the better the book, the faster it goes! Those books that are terrible seem to drag on forever. 4y
RainyDayReading @rretzler Seriously! I‘ve drug myself through some really boring books that were shorter than this one but took me so much longer to read! This book was fantastic but over quicker than I wanted 😭 4y
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RainyDayReading
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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Already failing #24b4monday as I started reading this morning while waiting for my appointment and forgot to set the timer 🙄 It was about half an hour though so I guess it counts? One injection down, one to go. This book completely has me hooked though and I am loving it!

alisiakae I usually eventually forget about the timer during readathons, or accidentally reset it halfway through. ⏱ 😟 4y
RainyDayReading @4thhouseontheleft I totally forgot about it and left it running for a day and a half before I caught it 🤣 4y
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bullbunny
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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1. 14 degrees.. almost double of earlier temps

2. Adrienne Young author of Sky in the Deep, I follow her on Instagram. She has such wonderful adventures, her spirit is inspiring. I know I would have a lot of fun.

3. Just one? I like all 3! Well out of the three I am BEST at word search

@HeidiReads #ToReadTuesday

heidisreads I‘m always up for an adventure!! 4y
TheBookKeepers Yes I adore Adrienne Young!!! 4y
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Rubymontalvo
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
Mehso-so

This YA “whodunnit” started off promising but lost me through the twists and turns and close calls.

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Readingismyescape
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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Mehso-so

The plot was slow at times but was intrigued enough to keep reading as I tried to figure out who the killer was. The story is well-written and seems realistic except for the fact that a teenage girl is the only one clever enough to figure out the evidence. But I do get it. Kate is the intrepid sleuth (ala Nancy Drew).
Recommended to YA mystery fans.

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Ingerella
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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Hello #groupK friends. These are my picks for the #LMPBC.
I threw in a mystery I have tried to read a few times but had to put down for other obligations. I haven't read many, if any, mysteries but thought a whodunnit might be a fun option. Let me know what you think!
@thebluestocking @Whimsical.Curiosity @leslieseidel

Whimsical.Curiosity How exciting!! I like And then there were none and This is our story. 4y
thebluestocking Love these too! I think my top pick would be And Then There We‘re None, followed by either Good Morning, Midnight or This is Our Story. 4y
leslieseidel Wow. These all get great reviews! I would say that The Wolf Road and Good Morning, Midnight intrigue me the most. 4y
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Whimsical.Curiosity @Ingerella morning!! I'm on pins and needles to see which one you decide on 🤗🤗🤗 4y
Ingerella @Whimsical.Curiosity @leslieseidel @thebluestocking Sorry! I forgot I didn't post! My top 2 were And Then There Were None and The Wolf Road, so that makes the winner And Then There Were None. 4y
Whimsical.Curiosity @Ingerella No worries!! All of our picks are so friggin awesome!! 4y
thebluestocking @ingerella @Whimsical.Curiosity @leslieseidel I‘m so excited for all of these!! 4y
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Kappadeemom
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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The last #LMPBC book starting now #Round3

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rjsthumbelina
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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@JanJan @Endowarrior21 @Kappadeemom Wow. This book blew me away! I went into it thinking I wasn't super interested in reading it, but it was so well done. The characters, the twisty story, all of it. I even ordered another book by the author for myself, that's how much I enjoyed this one! ( @Kappadeemom - it will be on it's way to you soon! I just have to wait for the insurance to give back a double payment they took, so I have the $!)

mabell 😍❤️🐶 4y
Kappadeemom I received it yesterday! 4y
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LostAtTheLibrary
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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This book hooked me from the first sentence! “A ten point buck and a dead body make the same sound when they hit the forest floor.”
Five best friends go hunting in the woods and only four return. The other boy is dead. The story is told from 2 points of views. Kate, a girl who had deep feelings about the boy who was killed and the killer. We don‘t know who the killer is, or what happened. It kept me guessing the whole time and I was still wrong!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 4y
Ingerella This sounds really good! P.S. Welcome to Litsy! 4y
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Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 4y
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 4y
julesG Welcome to Litsy! 4y
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JanJan
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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I‘m really liking this so far and can‘t wait to know what happens next, thanks @Endowarrior21 ! I probably wouldn‘t have chosen it, but that‘s what is so cool about this book club- you read something you wouldn‘t normally choose! #LMPBC round 3! @rjsthumbelina @Kappadeemom

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JanJan
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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I‘m so excited to read this @Endowarrior21 ! #LMPBC @rjsthumbelina your book will be sent out soon! Thanks!

Endowarrior21 Enjoy 😁 5y
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Endowarrior21
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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ReadingRover I loved this book! The cover is great too! 5y
Kappadeemom Sounds really good!! 5y
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EmilyChristine
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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So I haven‘t been doing much reading lately but it‘s because I‘ve been doing yard work! I‘ve been cleaning up our woodsy yard and planting ferns and some other plants.

I had to interlibrary loan this book and it‘s due Thursday so I had to read it ASAP. It‘s a good mystery about 5 senior boys who go out hunting and one gets shot by one of them. None are confessing to it. Who did it? Was it an accident? Or murder?

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tonyahoswalt
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this. Well-written mystery. I was a little annoyed by how many times the author used the phrase "framed her face with his hands." It was enough to be noticeable.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Aw man, I hate repetitive phrases like that! It becomes so grating! A book I just read used the word “semaphore” 4-5 times (I had to look it up). Such an obscure word and she was able to squeeze it in there quite a bit. 5y
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tonyahoswalt
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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I've been wanting to read this since it came out in 2016, and I'm finally getting around to it. Five boys went hunting, four came back. The boys won't say who fired the shot that killed their friend. As an intern at the district attorney's office finds out, it may not have been an accident. This is actually by a local author, though I don't know much about her. Has anyone read her work before? #yareads #catsoflitsy

tracey38 Haven't heard of this one 5y
tracey38 Jeez, hit enter by mistake. Was going to add, let me know how it is. I also have a letter that will go out to you tomorrow! 5y
tonyahoswalt @tracey38 I will! I'm 70 pages in and it's pretty good so far! 5y
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JoeStalksBeck
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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Look what the amazing @JoScho sent me today! I love the book and the Wolfman! Omg! You‘re so sweet. You did not have to do that but I so appreciate you ❤️❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘😘

rubyslippersreads That Wolfman is great! 😄 5y
JoScho Yay ❤️ the wolfman is cute! Enjoy it sweet lady ☺️ (edited) 5y
JoeStalksBeck @JoScho ❤️❤️❤️❤️😘 5y
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RebelReader I sent this one to @ReadingRover for the first Litsy swap I ever did last fall. One cuz it was on her TBR but second cuz I loved the cover! 🤣🤣 (it does sound good too) 5y
ReadingRover @RebelReader The cover is gorgeous and it was so good! I really liked it. I actually just sent it to @Reggie because I thought he would like it too. 5y
RebelReader @ReadingRover That's just another reason I love Litsy.....All the book sharing! 😀 5y
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Reggie
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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So yesterday I spent all day cleaning, and was hating every minute of it, so you can imagine 0 to 100 happiness I felt when I got this unexpected package in the mail from @ReadingRover Thanks so much, Megan!!! I‘m already in the middle of the tagged book and am enjoying it so much. Thanks!!!!!

ReadingRover Yay!!! I‘m so glad you like everything and that it brightened up your day!!! 5y
kamoorephoto I need to get to this one!!! 5y
readordierachel Those are some gorgeous covers! 5y
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emilyhaldi Amazing!! 🙌🏻 5y
batsy Nice! That card looks so fun. 5y
Reggie @ReadOrDieRachel @emilyhaldi @batsy Everything she sent was candy for the eyes. 5y
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KimmyM
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
Pickpick

This was pretty good. I don't think there's anything that makes this really stand out for me, but I liked the story and characters. A fun YA mystery.

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youngreadrshelf
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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One of 5 friends was killed while hunting. No one steps forward to say it was his gun, but it is believed to be an accident. Seeing the story unfold through the eyes of a girl interning at the prosecutor's office who also seemed to have a texting relationship with the dead boy. She is determined not to let the other boys get away with it, and, during the investigation, she is stunned to learn the dead boy wasn't who she thought he was. Good YA.

EvieBee Sounds fascinating! Checking library now. 5y
youngreadrshelf @EvieBee it was good. I really liked her first book, Rules for Disappearing. 5y
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youngreadrshelf
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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Misch-Evie-ous and I settle in for the night. The hubbub outside due to Mardi Gras has upset her all day long so she is worn out!

Zelma Turnouts around here were muted due to terrible rain all day. And they canceled my town‘s parade a couple of years ago. 5y
youngreadrshelf @Zelma no cancellations here. The parade must go on. (Even if it‘s miserable out) 5y
Zelma @youngreadrshelf oh, all of ours went on. I just mean the crowds were a bit smaller than usual. It was pouring rain all day yesterday. 5y
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MDodge
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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Woohoo just under 4 more hours! Taking a break to meet friends but really enjoying this audiobook so far! #24in48

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BekahB
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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Here‘s my Black Friday book haul - not including the 14 books I bought from the #BookOutlet sale. 😬 I‘m excited to dig into all of these! Last weekend I was sick with the flu and didn‘t have the energy to read, so I‘m very happy to be well enough to take advantage of this long weekend and enjoy some books!

jpmcwisemorgan I ignored the Book Outlet sale but I did order a couple of ebooks. 😊 5y
mrozzz 😂 👍🏻 5y
BekahB @jpmcwisemorgan I originally had 32 books in my cart, so I‘m patting myself on the back for cutting it down to 14. 😂 5y
BekahB @mrozzz I have a hard time saying no to a good Book Outlet sale. They usually have another one on Boxing Day. We‘ll see if I show any self control then. 😆 5y
mrozzz At least it's always a good deal!! ☺️ 5y
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kamoorephoto
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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Happy I got #bookmail today because my ‘other half‘ was being a **** so I‘m glad something showed up to make me feel better. ‘The Burning Girl‘ was a trade, and ‘This Is Our Story I got from Amazon BUT arrived in an OPEN PACKAGE; I was so disappointed to see that, although I‘m lucky it was in there! Anyone read these two? #BurningGirl #bookhaul

RaimeyGallant The cover on the left is 'striking.' ;) 5y
kamoorephoto @RaimeyGallant oh you‘re so punny!!! 😹 5y
RaimeyGallant I know. I'm on fire. 5y
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Dkistner
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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Love this mystery !!

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MidnightBookGirl
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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Pages is sleeping while I binge read this until the end! #LittensDressedInBlood #Dogsoflitsy

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MidnightBookGirl
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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I always like to do something on 9/11, to get out of the house and be out among people, hopefully putting something positive out in the world. But first, breakfast and books at my favorite local coffee shop. #NeverForget #CurrentlyReading

DivineDiana I like that tradition. Today is a good friend's birthday. I reached out to her last night and we are going to meet later today. 5y
ValerieAndBooks Nice tradition 💕. @DivineDiana my MIL's birthday is today as well. 9/11 is a tough day to have a birthday on. 5y
DivineDiana @ValerieAndBooks Yes, it is. 😕 5y
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MidnightBookGirl
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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I borrowed this months ago from my friend and now I'm finally reading it for #LittensDressedInBlood. Good so far!

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MidnightBookGirl
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1. I'm not ashamed to rock out to the Grease 2 or Xanadu soundtracks now and then.
2. Autumn!
3. Thrillers. 🔪
4. Heading to my friend's house to watch Pride and Prejudice, so pot luck!
5. Off I go!
#FriYAYintro @jess.how

howjessicareads Yay P&P!! 5y
Sharpeipup Which Pride & Prejudice version are you watching? 5y
Rachbb3 Ohmygosh Xanadu!! Memories galore. 5y
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onnatsshelf I've recently just gotten into Thrillers, don't know why it took me so long! 5y
MidnightBookGirl @Sharpeipup I don't know yet! My personal fav is Matthew MacFayden as Darcy, but there really isn't a bad P&P. 5y
jillannjohn I haven't seen Xanadu in ages. Good stuff! 5y
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MidnightBookGirl
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#LitsyThisOrThat @hermyknee
Coffee (but I'll take tea too)
BOTH. All.
Like an attack? Zombies. But like romance? I'll have to go with Vampires.
Jack-O-Lantern
BOTH, but if I have to choose just one then Thrillers.
Voldemort
Marvel
Treat!!

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Campbrarian
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The five privileged River Point Boys have been friends for many years. Things aren't what they seem to be with this group and one morning when they go hunting and only four boys return. Love this mystery and the format. Kate tells most of the story but we get to read transcripts of police interviews and also hear from the killer himself.

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lauras.enchanted.library
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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I don't even know what I just read but holy cow.

What a thrill ride. Honestly. And, as you can tell, this is another of the 4 authors I met the other day and boy am I glad i did.

This was amazing!! I had been guessing it was the wrong person THE ENTIRE TIME. I had no idea.

I shipped them (i won't say who...) and I was so intent on finding out the truth I forgot to eat. Again.

Not only was it unputdownable, but it deserves all 5⭐️
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minridings
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A student recommended this book, and I could not put it down! Great read!

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orangerful
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A ten-point buck and a dead body make the same sound when they hit the forest floor. #firstsentence #currentlyreading

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Sharanya
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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I really enjoyed that!! With strong, suspenseful language, sympathetic, fleshed-out characters, & a well-paced mystery, this book had it all. Props to the writer for actually speaking to adults that work in high schools to make sure the setting was fully-realized & realistic (BIG pet peeve of mine when it isn't). That, combined with everything else, made this a thrilling, romantic mystery I couldn't stop. ★★★★☆.

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Sharanya
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#currentlyreading | Aaaaaand we're back to contemporary/mystery! This one had a very promising start.

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Books-In-Bloom
This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won‘t say who fired the shot that killed their friend; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them.

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Kittycoroner
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Got to read this book as a digital ARC from NetGalley, it was a really solid mystery. The plot kept me up reading super late with its twists and turns, and the characters were believable teenagers dealing with the issues in the book. #ya #mystery

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