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Stargirl
Stargirl | Jerry Spinelli
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Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of Stargirl, Stargirl. She captures Leo Borlocks heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first. Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love. From the Hardcover edition.
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EvieBee
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I‘m so late to this party, but wow. I 💜 it! I was the target audience for it when it came out in print in 2000. I was a sophomore in high school. I wish I‘d had access to it.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#ya

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berko
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Pickpick

A new favorite! My 8 year and loved it and so did I! Beautiful, insightful and inspiring.

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chlolovesbooks
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4/5

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Fantasy_bookworm
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#ThankfulThursday
@Cosmos_Moon (I hope I‘m tagging u right)
1: People might think I‘m too old to dress up? Which is stupid, teens deserve candy too! Idk. Coronavirus is a thing now. Still hoping for candy.
2: I‘m grateful that there are still ways to see friends, even with all the craziness of 2020.

Cosmos_Moon Never too old! I‘m 37 and dress up 🤗 I will be setting up a table at the end of my driveway with wrapped packs for kids to pick up... teens welcome! Have fun and hope you get some goodies! 14mo
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suzie.reads
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Pickpick

What a cute book 😍 I really enjoyed this such a light hearted easy read. Star people are rare 🥰 Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
#ReadtheUSA2020 #Arizona (33rd state)

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js0315
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Pickpick

I read this a few years ago and I didn‘t love it as much this time around. It‘s really sad how Stargirl was treated.

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OriginalCyn620
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Thank you so much @TheBookHippie and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for my birthday goodies!! The book sleeve is adorable and features my favorite color, pink. And Stargirl has been on my TBR for a while. I love both!
🎉😊❤️

TheBookHippie YAY!!!! It made it 💜💜💜💜enjoy 1y
CocoReads Stargirl is a great book! 1y
CocoReads Also hit send too soon! Happy Birthday! 1y
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OriginalCyn620 @CocoReads thanks! My birthday is on the 20th...this is my first gift! Can‘t wait to read it! 1y
OriginalCyn620 Thank you again @TheBookHippie! ❤️ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope your birthday is fabulous 🎉🎊🎉🎊💗 1y
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cjbooklover
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I love Jerry Spinelli‘s ability to put extraordinary characters in an ordinary world and show the reader what will happen. Stargirl is such a unique and fun character, and she gave me courage to be truly myself. I loved the philosophical chats with Archie and how well they described Stargirl. It was a fun fast read that will stick with me for a while.

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Shay1097
Stargirl | Jerry Spinelli

“The earth is speaking to us, but we can't hear because of all the racket our senses are making. Sometimes we need to erase them, erase our senses. Then - maybe - the earth will touch us. The universe will speak. The stars will whisper.”
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“I had never realized how much I needed the attention of others to confirm my own presence.”
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“She laughed, and the desert sang.”

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Shay1097
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Pickpick

This was a really cute read, I definitely think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read it when I was younger. I found the beginning to be really, really slow, but it picked up about half way through. The last 50 or so pages I really enjoyed. I think that this is perfect for younger readers and has a really great message for young people especially girls. I love that even though she changed Stargirl reverted to her normal self.

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Tanzy13
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Stargirl is a film based on the novel of the same name by Jerry Spinelli, that debuted on Disney+ recently.

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Reign_1982
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Pickpick

This book has a lot of valid points.

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Vee_Bookish
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Pickpick

"She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a cork board like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew."

This was probably my first ever YA book so many years ago and I'll always have a shift spot for it.

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Reign_1982
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Almost done with this book. I really need to reevaluate myself. All the books I have put to the side in the past.. I am reading and enjoying.

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JasmineSanai
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Stargirl is a book about a girl who changed herself to be accepted by others and didn't end up getting the attention she wanted. She entered a new school and ended up finding a boy of her interest. The boy, and other students, were interested in her but her weird actions made things difficult for them to be comfortable with her. She changed herself but nothing else changed. I enjoyed this book because I can relate being a 14yo in middle school.

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Eggs
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A luminescent “star girl” moves to town and her classmates are mesmerized! They love her. Until they don‘t...

#star
#hollyjollyreading

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

imabusybee The audio is one of my favorites! 2y
OriginalCyn620 Good choice! 2y
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STARRFISH10173
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Pickpick

I have read Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli many times, and it is one of my favorite books. Though a bit whimsical, I would highly recommend this book to anyone.

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coffees
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Here is the book I just started, it's short so I'm hoping to finish it soon. It was the only book on my shelf with star in the title 🤣🤣 and it reminds me of a past coworker who loved it because she was also homeschooled 😁 #reread but feels like my first time

#contemporary #middlegrade #MagicalReadathon2019 #OWLsReadathon2019

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sammisho
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Addi made a library trip today and her summer reading list is set! She made some good choices!
#raisingreaders

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sberley
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just opened a litsy account so that I can better track my reading challengers and join communities of other readers now that I‘ve graduated from university! saw this challenge on my timeline and I was absolutely taken. really got me thinking! quite a few throwbacks included, but all in all it got me excited to be here!

RealLifeReading Welcome to Litsy! 2y
wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 2y
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Eggs
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Love to see you shine in the night like the diamond you are🎶

The new girl at school is luminescent, like s star 🌟

#better #amonthofsong. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

RadicalReader I loved reading this book in middle school 3y
OriginalCyn620 I‘ve never read this and it‘s now stacked! 3y
Eggs There is a sequel also. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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emiliasbookstore
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Pickpick

This book was wonderful. Reading it I felt so nostalgic because it had a message almost all of us could relate to. The struggle of fitting in and being included in the “popular” group is a very real one and I think it was portrayed beautifully in this book. #stargirl #realisticfiction

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hermyknee
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You couldn‘t even know that the art print you picked out for me on society6 is one of my all time favorite pieces ☺️ It is absolutely gorgeous 🖤 In unrelated news, I‘ve had to ban myself from society6 🤣
#SFFS 2/4 #ScienceFictionFantasySwap

Chrissyreadit Yay!!! So happy! 3y
Chrissyreadit I may have a small society 6 problem. I blame @Gissy 3y
Gissy I'm so happy that you liked it! I can understand about Society6. What I do is to wait until they have like 30% off plus free shipping. But I have a problem too and that is when I buy my gifts for litsy match I want all the items for me too. Then, my adult conscious rational mind materialize and I realize that I can't have all😔☺️But it is hard. What I just picked for my SFFS match it was hard for me not to buy same things double😱 3y
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Avanders 😍😍so pretty 3y
Chrissyreadit @Gissy I totally jumped on the 30% and free shipping too! Now they have minis in print size. I may end up with a gallery in my library (I mean house...) (edited) 3y
Heideschrampf This IS beautiful. What is the artist's name? 3y
tammysue Ooh I love this. 😍 3y
Gissy @Chrissyreadit How many art prints you have that is keeping you in a Society9 ban? That company is sooo addictive! What about the tote bags?😱 3y
Chrissyreadit @Gissy I actually have only a blanket for myself and the tote and print from you- I buy for everyone else. But I have about 20 in my wishlist and my daughter has several she wants. I will most likely treat us for our birthdays this Summer. My daughter totally wants the same one I picked for @hermyknee 😁 3y
Gissy Yeah, we definitely are Society6coholic ☺️😂 3y
Gissy @Chrissyreadit when is your birthday? 3y
wanderinglynn That‘s exactly why I don‘t visit Society6 anymore—too much temptation from all the neat things! But I may have to make an exception today because that print is simply lovely. 💜 3y
Chrissyreadit @wanderinglynn yes- it really is! It was so perfect for @hermyknee ‘s theme too! 3y
Chrissyreadit @Gissy I‘m August 21- my mom is Aug 17 my daughter is July 18 - I consider Summer to be one long celebration. But I often forget how old I will be and have to count from my birth year.....When is your bday? 3y
Gissy @Chrissyreadit Wow! Long and busy summer! Mine is on witchy time, October 9th☺️ I also don't remember how many😳😂 3y
hermyknee @Heideschrampf I‘m not sure, I‘ll have to look it up. @Chrissyreadit do you know the artist‘s name? 3y
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Eggs
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📕 tagged
📙 love, star girl
📗 the beginning of everything
#readingcheckin @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage Oh my thank you for the tag sweetheart! 😘😘😘 3y
BiblioLitten 1. Erotic stories for Punjabi Widows 2. Dad is Fat 3. Ladder to the Sky 3y
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KristenDuck
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Mehso-so

I really, really wanted to like this book more.

Five stars for the message = it is okay to be different!! Stargirl is unlike any other teenager this school has encountered - singing happy birthday to strangers, playing the ukulele, and not caring what anyone thinks.

However, the writing seemed very immature even for Young Adult, and I simply wish some parts had more details and a chance to develop further.

But overall, not a bad book.

TheBogwitch I loved Stargirl when I read it. I had a teen daughter at the time. I think that made a huge difference, because I read the sequel, Love, Stargirl and couldn‘t get through it. Just not my vag anymore. 3y
TheBogwitch Recently. Read Love, Stargirl RECENTLY. D‘oh. 3y
KristenDuck @TheBogwitch I‘m sure this story would definitely make an impression on a teenager. Just not my favorite. 3y
TheBogwitch Hahaha! Bag! Not my BAG anymore! Why doesn‘t autocorrect work when you need it to? 3y
readinginthedark I know what you mean--I think her books are really meant more for pre-teens. I remember enjoying this in middle school but probably wouldn't read it again now. 3y
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Krisjericho
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Basically a take on the whole "manic pixie dream girl" trope, but it is done well. It is a trope that I struggle with in theory, and thoroughly enjoy in reality. It feels reductionist to say Stargirl is only that, the quirky, eccentric romantic interest. Continued in comments.

Krisjericho But when you see the stock character defined, via the ever-useful, if fallible Wikipedia, as a girl who "exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures", you have to admit that it's a little on the nose. 3y
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CrypticCherry
Stargirl | Jerry Spinelli

I read this when I was in elementary and remember quite liking it. I wonder if I'll still like it now?

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erzascarletbookgasm
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About a former home-schooled girl who attended a high school. With her zealous and free-spirited attitude, she was initially a welcome, but she soon became threatening to the regular ways of her fellow schoolmates, and was shunned.

#seasonsreadings #shiningstar

Cathythoughts I‘m loving the cover design 💙 3y
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ahoffkosik
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Stargirl was one of my faves growing up, and in Episode 26 of my podcast, journalist Britta Lokting joins me to help me figure out if I can still love it and also find it problematic at the same time. We also discuss high school stereotypes, conformity, popularity, Taylor Swift, Hillary Clinton, the MeToo movement, and my hilarious history as part of my high school‘s morning news show. click the link in my bio to listen! 🎧

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Victoriahoperose
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Pickpick

Fun and simple YA read that was really good to listen to on audio 😊

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Cadyly
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October 2018 Book Haul now up on YouTube! https://youtu.be/OJSPl9AT7xw

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KristinaRay
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#ya

I just finished a #reread of this wonderful book! It wasn‘t as life altering the second time around, obviously, but still such a great read. I relate to Stargirl on so many levels. I 💙 her!

RadicalReader @KristinaRay I read this book in high school and ABSOLUTELY Adored it!! Love doing rereads of favorite novels going to be taking a stroll down memory lane with: Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key, Joey Pigza Loses Control, I‘m not Joey and The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza all by the terrifically talented Jack Gantos 3y
KristinaRay @RadicalReader I have not read those, but by the titles they sound fun. (edited) 3y
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Jennick2004
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Stargirl is different than everyone else. She is smart, whimsical, kindhearted, musical. She takes a break from being herself to try being like everyone else, but in the end realizes it just can‘t compare. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Jennick2004
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Love this quote which is on the back cover!
Also, thanks for the good luck wishes...I got the job!
#ya #youngadult

VioletBramble Congratulations!! 3y
tammysue I knew you would!! Congratulations!! 🎉😁 3y
ErikasMindfulShelf Congratulations! 3y
Jennick2004 Thanks 💜😊 3y
Kdgordon88 Congrats! 3y
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KristinaRay
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This is my first time listening to an audiobook, and I was pleasantly surprised to hear John Ritter‘s voice. It‘s like having an old friend read me a story.
#ya #audiobook

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vkois88
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I read this many, many years ago... maybe I should give it another spin.

#BabyImAStar #PrinceofJuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

KristinaRay I‘m re-reading it right now and loving it. 3y
vkois88 @KristinaRay I need to find my old copy or seek out a new one 3y
GatheringBooks i loved stargirl! don‘t forget to read the sequel! 3y
vkois88 @GatheringBooks I don't think I ever read that one, so I will be keeping an eye out for that as well 3y
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KristinaRay
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“Who do you root for?” Stargirl hesitated. She smiled, she threw out her arms. “I root for everybody!”
#ya #favorite #quotes

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KristinaRay
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I ❤️ Stargirl so freaking much! I‘m rereading this with my son and it‘s still a wonderful read.
#ya #favorite #quotes

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KristinaRay
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On the contrary, she is one of us. Most decidedly. She is us more than we are us. She is, I think, who we really are. Or were.
#ya #quotes

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MrsLeeMcD
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RaimeyGallant Lovely. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3y
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! What do you teach? I teach 12th grade English & AP Literature. 3y
MrsLeeMcD @CoffeeNBooks Hi! I teach 9th grade English, 10th grade British Studies English, and 12th grade Shakespeare and Modern Drama. 3y
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Jennick2004
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And I can add this stack to my sons books that I‘m going to read lol #youngbooks #tbr

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js0315
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Riotgrams Day 27: Sequel Please! Oh how I wish there was another book to follow these, I love the characters Spinelli created in these. ❤️

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Tanzy13
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ErikaB
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It's been a crappy week for many reasons and I didn't realize how much I needed some good news until I saw this headline and broke into an ugly cry. I love Jerry Spinelli's "Stargirl" and I can't think of anyone who could play her better than Grace VanderWaal. Very high hopes for this adaptation.

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bewareofwords
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📍🇯🇵 In Japan for a week. I made time to read while traveling on the bullet train #travel

RealLifeReading So envious!! 4y
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MBurbo
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Stargirl just made my favorites of all time list. ⭐️ This book is truly unforgettable & important. #buzzwordathon #buzzwordreadathon #youngadult

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bewareofwords
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1/ Catching up on working and cleaning and prepping for our Japan trip in two weeks!
2/ Cake pops are so aesthetically pleasing...
3/ Almost finished Stargirl
4/ My mom is in town this week!
5/ 🤷🏽‍♀️ I‘m good

#fridayintro @jesshowbooks

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