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Later | Stephen King
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#1 bestselling author Stephen King returns with a brand-new novel about the secrets we keep buried and the cost of unearthing them. SOMETIMES GROWING UPMEANS FACING YOUR DEMONS The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine - as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave. LATER is Stephen King at his finest, a terrifying and touching story of innocence lost and the trials that test our sense of right and wrong. With echoes of King's classic novel It, LATER is a powerful, haunting, unforgettable exploration of what it takes to stand up to evil in all the faces it wears.
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RyanMHoward
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LATER by Stephen King

Jamie sees the dead. But it‘s not so bad. They don‘t mess with you—well, not usually. They mind their business. And if you ask them a question, they must tell the truth.

But Jamie must also keep his ability a secret, otherwise people may try and use it for their own gain. Because the dead know things.

A frighteningly wild ride, LATER is a terrific supernatural horror tale with intriguing connections to King‘s other works.

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Melismatic
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Quick read. Still quality King.

SRWCF Amazing artwork! 2w
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jackilynn
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My best friend truly gets me like no other (well except for maybe my twin). She decided to add to my King shelf for my birthday this year (again, my twin did too just in I different way. She got me the head lol). She not only knows who my favorite author is but what books of his are still needed to finish out my collection. 😍

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Violetsunrise84
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Later was good. I hope that Stephen King brings back Jamie Conklin for another story. I would love for him to meet Holly Gibney. Also, the villain in this story is pretty scary. #Later #StephenKing

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Violetsunrise84
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I‘m up to page 195 out of 263. #Later #StephenKing

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Violetsunrise84
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84 pages into Later and I‘m hooked in. I really missed reading Stephen‘s prose. #Later #stephenking

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Nalbuque
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Panpan

Meh. This is the first S King book I‘ve read in full and I wish I could go back in time and start somewhere else. Not bad enough for me to bail but…. Meh.

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SassyPants617
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*ignore my finger. Photobombed myself 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣*

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SassyPants617
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Our book club pick for March 📚 I‘ve only read 11/22/63 by Stephen King, and I enjoyed it, just too me awhile to read. Was excited this was the winner because I wanted to read more books by him and I don‘t feel overwhelmed by this one.

ErinSueMreads That's a great one!!! I've read a zillion Stephen king books so if you need a Stephen king Sherpa hit me up! 4mo
SassyPants617 @ErinSueMreads thank you! ☺️ 4mo
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Lauranahe
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This was fun! It was under 300 pages, so it was a quick read. The way the story moved it felt more like a long short than a novel. I enjoyed how the boy could see ghosts, and the callbacks to Chüd and deadlights. I recommend to Stephen King fans!

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peacegypsy
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I enjoyed reading this! And he even spooked me out at one point - so it was a successful thriller! Great entertainment, lots of foreshadowing, and you have to love that vintage cover. Well done!

marleed I do love this cover! 4mo
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peacegypsy
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I haven‘t read any King for years, so I thought I‘d give this a try.

Leftcoastzen I liked it! 4mo
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RamsFan1963
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21/150 I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book. I don't consider myself a big King fan, especially his huge doorstop books that weight more than a newborn infant. I did find this "I see dead people" story very entertaining. I'm glad it was suitably creepy without being too gory, which turns me off most horror books. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐?

TieDyeDude Agreed. I like that the rules of his ability were clearly established and unique enough to keep from being cliche. 5mo
therubberduckninja I was never a big fan of his older books (they‘d have an interesting premise, but then kinda fall flat for me), but I‘ve been enjoying a lot of his newer stuff! 5mo
BiblioLitten Weigh more than a newborn infant 😂😂 5mo
kremi Yes!!!! I'm so glad you like it! 5mo
vivastory Later was my final book of 21 and I loved it. 5mo
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Juliev
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I love Stephen King, so in my mind he really can‘t go wrong. This wasn‘t really a thriller. Story of a boy who can see ghosts just trying to live a normal life. But when others find out his ability they want to use those powers. Easy, quick read. Not typical for SK.

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bthegood
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This is a pick with one major issue - loved 99% of this, last 1% was a bummer. The twist at the end had no purpose and added nothing to the story - So I didn't want to pan it, it was more than a so-so, but still.... why didn't he end with “I didn't ask anymore questions after he said yes“ -
Not a current read for #LosersClub @barkingmadrun @mynameisacolour - but I would love to know what others think !
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

BarkingMadRun I read this when it came out, and I definitely had some kind of feelings at the end, like I wish he had done it differently! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks I've never read this one so I can't have an opinion about the end, but I do know that sometimes I read a thriller and feel like it goes one twist too far... like an attempt to get shock value at the last second instead of sticking with the conclusion that actually makes sense. 6mo
HeathHof Ooh good to know! This one is on my TBR. 6mo
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bthegood @TheAromaofBooks definitely sums up my feelings here - 6mo
bthegood @Mynameisacolour still a good read - I loved it (99%) - 6mo
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bthegood
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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94
thanks for the tags @Enchanted_Bibliophile and @The_Penniless_Author
1. try #BookSpinBingo
2. Hopeful
3. Tagged and loving it -
Want to play @TheNeverEndingTBR and @LostInSpace?

Make a great day everyone - 🙂

Enchanted_Bibliophile You're welcome! Great word! I received Later as a Christmas gift, will have to push it up on my TBR 6mo
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bthegood
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#TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious
Final Overall Points: 38,017

Thx to all of the hosts and cohosts of #WinterGames2021 (@Clwojick ) and the readathons -@PuddleJumper @TheSpineView @Patchshank @Keys_on_fire @ozma.of.oz @Dieareader @GHABI4ROSES

Make a great day everyone - 🙂

TiminCalifornia Wow!! 6mo
TheSpineView Great job! 6mo
ozma.of.oz Woohoo! 🎉 6mo
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DieAReader Fantastic!!🎉🎉🎉 6mo
StayCurious You did so amazingly well! Thank you for playing! 6mo
bthegood @StayCurious thank you for your support - it was fun! 6mo
Clwojick woohoo! 😍 Way to go! Thank you for joining us! 6mo
bthegood @Clwojick @TiminCalifornia @TheSpineView @DieAReader @ozma.of.oz thanks for your support and thanks for hosting - I enjoy the Winter Games!! 6mo
DieAReader Great job! It was a blast to play along with everyone! Thanks so much for joining us ( @GHABI4ROSES & all the rest of us readathon hosts)! 6mo
bthegood @DieAReader 🙂 👍 6mo
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vivastory
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My final book of 2021 & what a great one to end the year on! I highly recommend avoiding detailed reviews & spoilers of this one & going in as blind as possible. Loved it!

TrishB It was awesome 👍🏻 6mo
vivastory @TrishB The connection to his other books 🤯🤯 6mo
britt_brooke LOVE the pulp covers of the #hardcasecrime books! This is on my shelf, but I haven‘t read it yet. 6mo
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vivastory @britt_brooke Same! This is the first King hard case I've read, although I have the other 2 on my TBR shelves 6mo
britt_brooke @vivastory I‘ve only read The Colorado Kid, so hopefully we‘ll both get to the ones we‘re lacking the new year! 🤞🏼 6mo
TrishB I love when he does that ❤️ 6mo
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vivastory
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I have an appointment & then I'm picking up groceries. After I'm done with my errands I will be starting my final book of the year. Since 2019 either my final book of the year, or my inaugural book, has been a King. It's one of my new favorite traditions.

TrishB A great tradition 👍🏻 6mo
vivastory @TrishB I figured you'd approve. I was hoping to read Needful Things this month, but just didn't have the time w/ #cloakanddaggerchristmas (edited) 6mo
TrishB I‘m excited for you that you still have it to look forward to! 6mo
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vivastory @TrishB Having read IT, Dark Tower, The Stand etc sometimes I think that I have all of his best books behind me & then I remember that I still have at least half of his bibliography to read 😍 6mo
TrishB You still have some fab reads to look forward to! 6mo
sprainedbrain This will be a great last book! 6mo
Addison_Reads Great tradition. Enjoy! 6mo
vivastory @sprainedbrain I've been looking forward to it! 6mo
vivastory @Addison_Reads It's a great way to end the reading year. I hope your final book of the year is a great one! 6mo
Leftcoastzen That‘s a nice tradition! I liked this one! 6mo
LeahBergen Fun tradition! 6mo
Cathythoughts Nice tradition 👍 I enjoyed this one 6mo
LKK526 I liked this book. Don‘t miss “Billy Summers” also by King 6mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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My April pick for #12BooksOf2021 hosted by @Andrew65

Woot! I'm caught up (it's the 4th Day of Christmas!). I love King, he's my favorite author and I'm glad I got to pick him for this- although it was a close call because I really did love Brat by Andrew McCarthy. But Later felt like classic King, and I just loved it.

PageShifter I also love King!! 6mo
Andrew65 Stephen King 😍 6mo
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Jovy
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I am a life-long Stephen King fan and his books are my comfort food. This one checked all the boxes for me - creepy, engaging, and great characterization. No one writes kids like SK can. I hope he comes back and revisit Jaime Conklin in future books.

#Booked2021 #NewIn2021

Cinfhen I never got into SK books but I‘m always impressed by his legions of fans who swear by his deliverance. He doesn‘t seem to disappoint 😁🙌🏻 7mo
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KristenDuck
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Later is one of King‘s shorter works but reflects the true essence of any King story and definitely leaves its reader feeling unsettled more than once!

Jamie is a child with a secret: he can see dead people… but this is not just another imitation of The Sixth Sense. Jamie‘s mom, who learns of his ability, Is the one who tells him it is best kept as a secret.

Listened to the audiobook - the narrator did an A+ job which added to the creepiness!

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yvo_about_books
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Guess who learned how to make pretzels in the middle of a heatwave?? 🙋‍♀️🥨 #ambaking

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DivineDiana
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Jamie has seen dead people since he was a child. He has told his mother and it is their secret, until it isn‘t. That‘s when the trouble starts. The audio is well done! Quick pace. Holds your interest.
I know the Litsy community loves Stephen King, so when someone posted about this shorter than usual book, I decided to give it a try. Not fond of the ending, but the story was a thrill ride, and perfect for the season! #blameitonlitsy

Reggie Yayy, for giving King a try. I have not read this one but glad you liked it. 8mo
DivineDiana Thank you, Reggie! I did read two others, Bag of Bones and The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. He certainly can tell a story! 8mo
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
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4¾⭐| Narration😍=Amazing
This is my first Sk book & I loved it! While it is very reminiscent of The Sixth Sense...this was actually better. Jamie Conklin is looking back on his childhood to a time where he had to face his demons. He can see the dead and some of them have a score to settle...and maybe a few of the living do, too. Other than that weird little bit of info he learned about himself at the very end...ack😝...this was a top-notch story.

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DivineDiana
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My latest audiobook. #blameitonlitsy

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sprainedbrain
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His books had a lot to do with shaping me as a reader & he‘s still one my very favorites, so a few times each year, I have to read some King. This was my most recent read to scratch that SK itch, & it was great. Really feels like classic King, with ghosts and gore and coming-of-age, all squeezed in to a shorter than usual package. Loved all of the little nuggets that felt like they were for longtime King readers. Audio is excellent.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH I've never read a SK book before...but I'm planning to listen to this particular one soon. 9mo
sprainedbrain @AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH oooooh! I can‘t wait to hear what you think! 9mo
AmyG Same here for me and Mr. King. I am really enjoying his books lately….his newest ones. (edited) 9mo
TiredLibrarian I really liked this one. I don't like horror, but I'm really enjoying some of his books outside that genre. 9mo
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TamTracy
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I listened to this audiobook without knowing a lot about the storyline. It‘s a ghost story essentially with a couple twists and some gore thrown in. I loved the main character and the style it was written as he talked directly to the reader. The narrator of the audiobook did an amazing job. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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JoeMo
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3.5/5 - I loved the fact that this was shorter with a more direct style of writing than most of what I‘ve read by King. I enjoyed the story but I think the surprise twist at the end missed the mark to the point of almost ruining the book for me. Also, King still overuses foreshadowing to a ridiculous degree. Overall, it was pretty fun up until the end though!

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
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rather_be_reading
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Book 157

TiredLibrarian Really enjoyed this one. 10mo
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triplem80
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Finished my #doublespin pick last night, and for the most part, I enjoyed it. Definitely less gory than a lot of Stephen King's books (and much shorter too!). But the end...yikes!!!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
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triplem80
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I got a kick out of Stephen King quoting himself! (I'm easily amused...) 😂

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Bookwormjillk
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This was typical Stephen King weirdness! His version of The 6th Sense - I enjoyed it, but hated the ending. Also typical King.

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Horrortorte
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The first time in decades reading King that I'm completely underwhelmed and terribly bored by one of his books. And it hurts my little black heart to acknowledge it 😭

#mystery #boring #disappointed

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Susanita
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1. Every once in a while I will, and it makes me very pleased with myself.
2. Currently the Armand Gamache series.
3. I love a wedding disaster in a non-romance book.
4. I‘m grateful for the Bloody Scotland 2021 program (programme) being announced today. Stephen King will be taking part, which is no big deal to me but may be of interest to others.
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs I adore Armand Gamache and the characters of Three Pines!!!!🥰📚🙌🏻 10mo
marleed I‘m thinking then the Red Wedding in the Game of Thrones! 10mo
Blueberry I think the Armand Gamache series is going to be my next series to read when I need something friendly and cozy. 10mo
Susanita @marleed Maybe not THAT disastrous! 🤣 10mo
marleed @Susanita Haha! 10mo
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TheLudicReader
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August‘s #doublespin. I read this story of a kid who sees dead people in one sitting. Vintage King.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
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DHill
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I loved this. The story was good but Seth Numrich‘s narration really brought it to life.

Leftcoastzen I really enjoyed it too! 11mo
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BRB_ImReading
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I thought this was a pretty decent book not my favourite that he's done. Of his more recent works, I liked the Outsider and the Institute better. There was one description that made me queasy and reminded me of old Stephen King, he's still got it! I listened to the audiobook and the narrator was top notch.

ErinSueMreads I LOVED the narrator on this! 11mo
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DHill
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Finished Caste
Starting The Bonesetter‘s Daughter for #AuthorAMonth August
Starting Later for fun. Anyone read this one? I hadn‘t even heard of it.

Karisa I picked up Later at the bookstore awhile back but haven‘t started it. It looks like a fun read! Can‘t wait to hear what you think 11mo
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Mccall0113
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I‘m trying to finish this one up before his new book comes out next week. Finn approves 🥰💕

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TheHungryBookworms
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Mehso-so

This book.....I was enjoying the book. Although it was a bit slow paced it kept my interest. Thats until the incest part. I didn't enjoy it and I didn't think it was necessary😒besides that the story was enjoyable. ⭐⭐⭐

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midath75
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Another Stephen King book to keep in my collection. It had me hooked from the get go. Some might think it is a re-hash of a certain movie but I liked it a lot.

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Meaw_catlady
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I really enjoyed this crime novel by Stephen King. Just the right amount of shock and gore for me . The narrator told his story in a way that kept me enthralled and ready for the next twist .

TieDyeDude Agreed. This was very entertaining 12mo
Chrissyreadit I was just thinking about the read your sign challenge from last year. I‘m going to finally try to read more books from it. You always have great posts and inspiration that lasts ❤️❤️❤️💥💥❤️🌞🔥🌞 12mo
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youngreadrshelf
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Jamie can see and talk to ghosts which has both helped and hurt him in his life. This was okay and kept me interested but felt like it is opener for a series.

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TracyReadsBooks
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I love finding good deals on great books.

#bookhaul

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GidgetsTreasures75
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7-5-21: My 72nd finished book of 2021! I didn‘t love this one the way I love so many other King books. Jamie and his mother are struggling to make ends meet through the world of publishing. Jamie has an ability and when something happens to someone close to his mom, Jamie must use his ability to help his mom out. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👍🏼📖#️⃣7️⃣2️⃣

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ElizaMarie
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As always, a gem :)

#BookSpinBingo
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 12mo
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ElizaMarie
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I want to not be “used to“ things anymore. Like marvel in it or... make the changes needed. I love Stephen King's writing!