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A Study in Charlotte
A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
The first book in a witty, suspenseful new trilogy about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. This clever page-turner will appeal to fans of Maureen Johnson and Ally Carter.Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers are one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. Shes inherited Sherlocks volatility and some of his vicesand when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear shes not looking for friends.But when a student they both have a history with dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting and nowhere is safeand the only people they can trust are each other.
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MaGoose
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Such a nice surprise came in the mail this morning. Robin Brock @robinb sent this to me unexpectedly as she was attempting to divest herself of some books ?. If she's anything like me, not many books would "disappear." ???

So thoughtful. ??

I love book mail.

robinb You are so right, Jane! 😂🙄 So far I‘ve only been “able” to divest myself of five from my overwhelming TBR lot. LOL But I haven‘t given up yet. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Hope you enjoy! 🤗 3mo
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Honeybeebooks
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Last read of 2021! I love most iterations of Holmes and a Charlotte is particularly appealing. This Charlotte and Watson are teenagers with adult vices and problems. I did need to set my usual credulousness aside to accept these behaviors and enjoy the story. Cue boarding school, fast friendship, a murder mystery and our intrepid H & W in peril. Success and survival are in doubt until the end. I 😍it. 2022 may be the year of YA. 4+⭐️

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BayouGirl85
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What a fun take on the Holmes and Watson duo that felt new and intriguing!

October Book 17/25 #LitsyLove #bookspinbingo

GondorGirl I really enjoyed this entire series! 7mo
BayouGirl85 @GondorGirl it‘s a series?! 7mo
GondorGirl @BayouGirl85 I belive there are four books total! 7mo
BayouGirl85 @GondorGirl you are so right. I just checked. Going find the others now. 😃 7mo
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Zoe-h
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Mehso-so

Meh. I enjoyed the plot, but I didn‘t really love the characters. I feel one of the reasons Sherlock is such a good character is because he has no recognization of social cues, and I would have liked that to be reflected in Charlotte. I also think that the romance would have been better if it slowly formed over the course of the series. I still will be reading the next in the series to though. 3⭐️

Scochrane26 I think the 2nd is the weakest in the series, imo. Love the last 2. 9mo
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vlwelser
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This is cute. It's a modern YA detective duo inspired by Sherlock Holmes.

#BookSpinBingo free space
@TheAromaofBooks

CogsOfEncouragement I enjoyed this series. 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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Weisubei
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Mehso-so

3.6 🌟
Love the premise of how the descendants of Sherlock and Watson are real in life. But for the most part of the book is quite boring, no real actions and I can't follow their search for evidence.

#bookspinbingo #january
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
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PurpleTulipGirl
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I didn‘t expect to like this so much.

James Watson is sent to boarding school in Connecticut. There, he meets Charlotte Holmes. They‘re descendants of Sherlock and Dr Watson. Charlotte learned her ancestor‘s skills at an early age.

When Watson defends her honor, and the boy in question ends up dead, they come together to solve the mystery. Lots of the same dynamics as the original, but with teenage hormones and angst thrown in.

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Revenge4bess
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Loving it! This generation of Holmes and Watson is really fun 👍❤️😉

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Schnoebs
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3⭐️

Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are not just stories but very influential historical pop icons. They left their mark in history and now their present day descendants are somehow going to the same boarding school together in America. In an unexpected twist, James Watson must earn the trust of Charlotte Holmes and help her solve the the murder of a student which mimics the exact crime Sherlock solved in the past.

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NeedsMoreBooks
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I had accidentally read the last book in the series and finally starting with the first 🤦🏻‍♀️
Charlotte Holmes is the great-great-great grandfather of Sherlock Holmes and Jamie Watson is the greatX3 grandson of Dr. Watson. This YA novel focuses on a series of incidents at their school in Connecticut and how they solve the mystery. I enjoyed this retelling and the references to earlier Sherlock‘s stories.

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#CurrentlyListening — I‘m planning to #bingeread all 4 books in this series thanks to Scribd and Libby.

Scochrane26 She‘s been doing readings from the first book & giving info about it on insta every Sunday night. If you‘re interested. 2y
mom2bugnbee These were so much fun! I'm a sucker for a Sherlock retelling. 2y
NeedsMoreBooks I am reading this! 2y
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Merethebookgal
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I enjoyed this different take on Sherlock! In this book‘s universe, Sherlock and Watson were real, historical figures, and the story follows their descendants (like 4th generation grandchildren) Charlotte Holmes & Jamie Watson when they meet at a high school boarding school in Connecticut. I enjoyed the gender-swapped Holmes and the fact that it didn‘t shy away from being a bit dark (drug use, violence, language) which made it feel more realistic.

Linsy Pretty pic!! 💕 2y
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LeafingThroughLife
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Bailedbailed

Am I such a cantankerous reader lately or what? This is my third bail this month. I thought this modern spin on Sherlock Holmes as a girl at a New England prep school would be fun. Instead I‘ve just been finding it unbelievable and vaguely irritating. I‘m not sure there‘s anything objectively wrong with it, it‘s just definitely not for me.

BittersweetBooks I was not a fan either, which bummed me out! I was hoping to enjoy the series...😕 2y
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thea-block
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I loved this book. I‘ve loved Sherlock Holmes stories since I was a young girl, but these stories of the Holmes/Watson/Moriarty descendants bring the feel of Sherlock into contemporary life. They are engaging, fun, clever, and you root for the characters, for sure.

I‘m rushing on to the rest of the series!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Hooked_on_books
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A 16 year old at a boarding school in Connecticut being asked for advice on cases by Scotland Yard? No. Too absurd for me to take seriously, so I‘m moving on. #unpopularopinion

Reign_1982 I always wondered was this book worth buying. The cover is so cute, but I hadn't seen anyone mention it until now 2y
Hooked_on_books @bookishly_jui Totally agree about the cover! When this came out a few years ago, people were raving about it, which is what prompted me to buy it. I would encourage you to go back and look at older reviews, as a lot of people loved it. Just not me. The writing itself is good. 2y
Revenge4bess Why can‘t mysteries be absurd? The world is 2y
Hooked_on_books @Revenge4bess It is and they can. Some absurd works really well for me. This just didn‘t it‘s a matter of personal taste and this wasn‘t to mine. 2y
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hes7
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#24b4Monday

Current Time: 13h42m

1. The Long Journey to Jake Palmer 3.5⭐️
2. A Study in Charlotte (reread; #yaapril) 4⭐️
3. The Road (#owlsreadathon2020 astronomy) 4⭐️
4. Her Hidden Hope 4⭐️

#readathon

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌 2y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Easter this morning looked very different in our house, but there was a healthy dog, over-medium eggs, and new library loans. Finding all the things to be grateful for every day currently. ❤️

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kimmypete1
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Darker than I anticipated, but I enjoyed listening to it.

MidnightBookGirl I do like these books!
2y
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EmilieGR
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I love Holmes and Watson so I was excited about reading a cute teen reimagining. While I appreciated the way the author strives to give these families a “real” history, making what they are able to achieve more plausible, unfortunately this author had nothing new to say and relies on the most basic and simplest interpretation of the original characters to make their bland imitations. While not a horrible read, it was forgettable and boring.

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okthislooksbad
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It required some brain gymnastics on my part to consider Holmes and Watson to be real people who somehow had descendants, but as soon as I got over that this was pretty good. Some neat mystery, a lot of character development and quite the exciting ending.

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julesG
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Mehso-so

I was really looking forward to this. @Sarah83 gave it to me some time ago.

I read it with the kids and was underwhelmed. Totally blame the translation though. Unfortunately the other books were translated by the same person. *huge_sigh*

My daughter gave it 5/5 stars, with the caveat that The Girl Who Drank The Moon got 10/5 stars. Means, we agree on a So-So because of the translation.

#readingwithkids #raisingreaders

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BookishBlonde12
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A little after work reading 📖 📚 🥰

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julesG
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We had a day off yesterday thanks to the storm that's blowing across western Europe. Since it was my daughter's birthday this was perfect. No reading for me though.

I read with the kids.
VE Schwab's ADSOM has a very good translation. Minor continuance mistakes due to two translators, but it's easy to read aloud.
Cavallaro's Charlotte Holmes story is testing me. 👇🏻

Best gift: a projector with rotating LEDs creating wave-like images.

julesG A Study in Charlotte might be good. The German translation is terrible. Clunky sentences. I suspect there are some mistranslations, which draw attention to detail and turn possible continuancy errors/tiny plot holes into gaping manholes. I have never been tripping over my own tongue reading out loud as often as with this book. 2y
Tanisha_A I am only looking at the cake. 😍 Happy birthday to your daughter! 🎂🥳🎉 2y
Kalalalatja Sounds like a pretty great birthday! I would have loved to stay home from school, eat cake and read 😄😄 2y
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squirrelbrain Happy Birthday to your daughter! What a serendipitous day! ❤️ 2y
ju.ca.no Sounds like a great day! Happy late birthday to your daughter! 2y
julesG @ju.ca.no Thanks! 2y
kspenmoll Happy birthday to your daughter! 2y
julesG @kspenmoll Thank you! 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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I thought this was cute! I liked the Holmes and Watson characters, and the fact that the murder mystery was at the forefront, rather than a possible romance between the two.
#booked2020 #millennialauthor

MallenNC I liked this one too. I haven‘t read any of the others in the series. 2y
Kdgordon88 Lovely picture! 2y
OriginalCyn620 @MallenNC IDK if I‘ll read the others since I‘m not much of a series girl. 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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Spending this rainy, nasty day reading.

PaperbackReader Read this before and it‘s really good. Enjoy! 2y
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LiteraryinLawrence
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I borrowed this book from @BennettBookworm a while ago. I‘m not sure why I waited so long, but I just read it in 24 hours and it was awesome! In this world, Sherlock Holmes and Watson were real people (and Doyle was Watson‘s publisher). Descendants of H and W are at the same boarding school and end up needing to solve a crime at their school, but it looks like THEY might be in danger! Charlotte and James are a delight. I want to read the sequel!!

BennettBookworm This makes me so happy! 2y
Hooked_on_books I need to pull this one off my shelves and read it soon. I love the bowl! 2y
Scochrane26 This is a great series. I did get a little frustrated in the 2nd because Jamie gets angsty. 2y
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LiteraryinLawrence @Scochrane26 Hm, good to know. Did you continue on to the 3rd book and if so did it get better? 2y
Scochrane26 @LiteraryinLititz Yes, I read the last 2 & really liked them. I also got to meet the author last year. She switches up perspectives in the last 2—the 3rd alternates Charlotte & Jamie. The 4th is mostly from charlotte‘s perspective. 2y
Bette Neat bowl. I just read this series over the holidays. Really liked them. 👍😊 2y
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julesG
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Reading this with the young detective in my house.

I don't get the hype about this book. I cannot relate to the characters and have trouble following their relationship.

The translation is awful, which adds to the unpleasant reading experience. Clunky sentences, old-fashioned words. It makes the story seem to be set in the 80s with futuristic devices called smartphones. 😬

Crazeedi That's a shame especially when reading with your detective! 2y
julesG @Crazeedi The detective doesn't mind. Fortunately. 2y
Crazeedi @julesG well that's a plus then!! 2y
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Christinak
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When I arrived at Stevenson at half past eleven, the basement kitchen was already overflowing with people. Some freshman boys had spun off a #satellite game of five-card stud in the common space, and I had to push past a group of giggling girls to get through the kitchen door. #QuotsyJan20

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sparrowssavvy
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I always love twists on classic characters like this. Hard to put down and full of the fun characters I love. Definitely need to buy the next few books!

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alessandrafn
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I read this before but it's been a while and I've forgotten pretty much everything about this series. I remember I enjoyed it, though.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Just as good as I remembered.

ladym30 What a sweet doggie!❤️ 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Reread and snuggle kind of Saturday

TheBookAddict I enjoyed that book, now I need to read the rest of the series. I love anything Sherlock Holmes.🕵🏽‍♂️ Cute pup! 🙂 🐶 3y
AnansiGirl Adorable reading partner 😍 3y
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daughterOFbooks
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New book and new project.
#bookandcrochet

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Scochrane26 I love this series, except the 2nd one was a little teen angsty. I met her back in February, she was interesting. 3y
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mamawray
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This was a really neat read! Cavallari did a great job of recreating that Watson and Holmes relationship in a new, unique way. It's clear that these characters are descendants of the famous Sherlock and Watson (therefore sharing characteristics), but also their own people (younger and in a different time period).

I'm looking forward to picking up the next in the series!

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BennettBookworm
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LOVED this story! Couldn‘t put it down. It was fast-paced and witty and the characters were fun to root for! I definitely want to read the others in the series now!

LiteraryinLawrence That‘s so good to know! This one has been on my TBR for years but maybe I will actually borrow it from the library now! 3y
BennettBookworm Yay! 💃 3y
Linsy Thanks for this review! I‘ve had my eye on this for a while. Definitely going to pick it up now! 😁 3y
BennettBookworm Yay @Linsy I‘m so glad!! 3y
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sarahgreatlove
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I love the Sherlock Holmes stories, and I love mysteries with a sassy lady detective type, so I thought this book would go down a treat, and it sure did. I loved Charlotte and John‘s weird relationship, I loved the parallels between the original Holmes and Watson, and I just love watson, in general. Hanging out now to read the others. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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CBee
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I found this gem on @VioletMoonBooks page and had to share it, because *drumroll please* my story name is “The Tragedy of the Persnickety Waffle.”
It couldn‘t be more perfect 😂😂
www.epicreads.com/blog/sherlock-holmes-story-name-generator/amp/

C.Perone 😂 3y
Scochrane26 Mine is “the tragedy of the meticulous writer” 3y
CBee @Scochrane26 we both have “other” colored shirts. I mean, mine is blue. But no blue listed 😂 3y
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Scochrane26 @CBee mine was blue, too. Thought it was weird that they didn‘t have it listed. 3y
Beholderess The Incident of Maniacal Diva :( 3y
TheSpineView The Fate of the Insidious Wardrobe! What??? 😏 3y
CBee @Beholderess that could be juicy! 😂 3y
CBee @TheSpineView the wardrobe that magically comes to life and attacks people? 😂 3y
Beholderess @CBee The wardrobe is a mimic. Clearly 3y
CBee @Beholderess 😁😁😁 3y
Revenge4bess The enigma of the loquacious potato 2y
CBee @Revenge4bess AMAZING 😂😂 2y
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This was an entertaining imagining if Holmes and Watson‘s many great grandchildren met at an American boarding school to fulfill their familial destiny by becoming friends and solving a murder. Told from the voice of a very melodramatic Jamie Watson, I laughed a lot and was kept interested by his interaction with a very pithy Charlotte Holmes. Pick. A survey at work says Cumberbatch and Freeman are the only Holmes and Watson that matters. I‘ve👇🏼

Reggie never seen any of the series or read the original stories which I think would have helped a little. Maybe I missed out on a couple of nods. Still a pick. 3y
LeahBergen I dunno. Cumberbatch is good but I‘ll always love Jeremy Brett‘s portrayal of Holmes. ❤️ 3y
erzascarletbookgasm For me Jeremy Brett‘s is the most perfect portrayal but Cumberbatch + Freeman (great pair) brought new life to the characters. I didn‘t like the Miller-Lucy Liu portrayal and RDJ is a big no-no! 🙅‍♀️ (sorry RDJ fans). 3y
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RamsFan1963 I like Cumberbatch, but I'd have to go old school and pick Basil Rathbone as my favorite Sherlock. 3y
batsy Rathbone and Brett are excellent and way better than Cumberbatch, imho 😁 And I think I'm the only one who holds this opinion but I find Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock more interesting than Cumberbatch's performance, too. This book/series sounds really fun! 3y
ValerieAndBooks I agree with the above that Jeremy Brett was great as Holmes. This one looks good! 3y
Lena_writes @batsy FWIW you‘re not alone when it comes to Miller (after a reread of the books I appreciate his performance even more, to be honest). Brett is my ultimate Holmes though. 3y
Lena_writes Thanks for the rec, I have a special place in my heart for Holmes pastiches. 3y
Reggie @LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm @RamsFan1963 @batsy @ValerieAndBooks @PlayingBonny Thanks for all the responses! I don‘t know if does the originals justice but the book was fun. 3y
BooknerdsLife I love Sherlock Holmes and this book sounds like a fun read 🧐 Stacked! 😄📚📚 3y
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Sarz
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Mehso-so

2.5 ⭐
Maybe my expectations were too high going in to this one, but I didn't really enjoy it at all. I didn't connect with the characters. I didn't understand their thoughts or reactions, or how the relationships between them were built and changed. I also felt like there were some really serious topics (murder, rape, drug use, self harm, trauma) that were flippantly dealt with. I'm gonna give the rest of the series a miss.

4thhouseontheleft Great review. You have me rethinking reading this. 3y
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Volunteering at the used book store AKA three hours of mostly uninterrupted reading time

Shley9225 Sounds like heaven 😍 3y
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VioletMoonBooks
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Bookwm85forever I‘m a Virgo and that is totally me!! 🤣 (edited) 3y
Clwojick I‘m a Scorpio, but I definitely give ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Maybe my reading habits are the only part of my life that aren‘t filled with the typical sass + tude. 😂 I‘d say I‘m closer to Leo and Capricorn. 3y
DHill Sagittarius and...yes, yes it‘s true. 3y
Maria514626 I‘m a Libra and I have fudged about finishing a book. 😂😂😂 I also have big-time Leo tendencies! (edited) 3y
CouronneDhiver Ha! I totally return my books. 🙄 3y
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Gnora
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A follow up to my best camp novels, these are my most favorite boarding school novels for teens. Something about the atmosphere of the boarding school and the drama! 😊 📕

Noticeably missing is Harry Potter. For some reason I don't actually consider those boarding school books. I adore Harry & his adventures, but they are a thing all in themselves.

#SummerReading #Top6List #LibraryBooks #RA