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Amari and the Night Brothers
Amari and the Night Brothers | B. B. Alston
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Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this exhilarating debut middle grade fantasy, the first in a trilogy filled with #blackgirlmagic. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor. Amari Peters has never stopped believing her missing brother, Quinton, is alive. Not even when the police told her otherwise, or when she got in trouble for standing up to bullies who said he was gone for good. So when she finds a ticking briefcase in his closet, containing a nomination for a summer tryout at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, shes certain the secretive organization holds the key to locating Quintonif only she can wrap her head around the idea of magicians, fairies, aliens, and other supernatural creatures all being real. Now she must compete for a spot against kids whove known about magic their whole lives. No matter how hard she tries, Amari cant seem to escape their intense doubt and scrutinyespecially once her supernaturally enhanced talent is deemed illegal. With an evil magician threatening the supernatural world, and her own classmates thinking shes an enemy, Amari has never felt more alone. But if she doesnt stick it out and pass the tryouts, she may never find out what happened to Quinton.
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ravenlee
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Today‘s spontaneous #bookhaul - top row is kiddo‘s, bottom row is mine. Annoyingly, my BN member discount didn‘t apply to the 50% books (I shouldn‘t quibble, I know, but that‘s why I renewed the damn thing today). Luckily my educator card goes for the rest, and as a homeschooler I consider all reading educational.

Tamra Bad Kitty is a favorite! 😼 1d
AkashaVampie U will love Amari!!!! Can't wait til the 2nd one comes out 1d
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underground_bks
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Harry Potter meets Men in Black in this middle grade science fantasy starring a girl whose search for her missing all-star older brother lands her in training as a junior agent in the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, where she must discover much about herself, her abilities, and the magical world in order to uncover what happened to her brother. I enjoyed this but it didn‘t blow me away—I think I just don‘t care for the special agent stuff 😬

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Johanna414
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Finished this after school while cuddling with this needy boy...
What a fun story!! I saw the big plot twist coming from a mile away, but it was still an exciting journey to get there. I've got some specific students in mind who I think will really enjoy this one!
#catsofLitsy #middlegrade

AkashaVampie are you going to read the 2nd one when it comes out??? I'm looking forward to it. 1mo
Johanna414 @AkashaVampie oh definitely!! 1mo
Crazeedi Sweet Sweet kitty 😺 1mo
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Johanna414
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Listening to this middle grade while getting some boring things done at work today - it's making the day fly by!

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Tera0707
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I really liked this one and cannot wait for the next book (coming Feb 2022)!

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rachelsbrittain
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Check out Book Riot's best books of the year, including my pick: Amari and the Night Brothers

bookriot.com/category/best-books-of-2021/

PatriciaU Amari & the Night Brothers wa sone of my faves this year. So, so good! 1mo
Sharpeipup Amari & the Night brothers is a good pick. 1mo
ManyWordsLater Cool list! 1mo
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Tera0707
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Do you ever feel guilty for reading? I think this is why I‘ve been such a slow reader for years now. I used to devour books, but anymore, I feel guilty. I know I should be studying, or cleaning, or doing something productive, but I really want to just read this book (so good!). My husband told me to take advantage (no homework) and do some reading. Love that man 🥰 (sorry… I was just curious if anyone else ever felt that way)

Yuki_Onna Your hubby sounds great - and is absolutely right! 👍
(And yep, I also feel like you in that respect *cough* every now and then... *cough* 😄)
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Tera0707 @Yuki_Onna thank you 😊 He‘s a keeper, for sure. Haha glad to know I‘m not alone. 1mo
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Tera0707
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I just started this and I can already tell I‘m going to love it! And that cover 😍💙

AkashaVampie It's a great read! 2mo
Tera0707 @AkashaVampie I‘m so excited to really get into it! Seems to be on a lot of “Favorites” lists this year. 2mo
AkashaVampie @Tera0707 totally. I saw a youtuber talk about it and thats how I got into it. I listened to the audiobook. It was great. Can't wait til the next one. 2mo
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Branwen
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I bought a copy of this book earlier in the week because it is one of my favorite middle grade reads of the year, plus we're reading next month it for the tween/teen book club I run at the library and I wanted my own copy to take notes for our discussion! Look at the wonderful surprise under the dust jacket! 😍 All those pretty stars! ☄

wanderinglynn I love when the hard covers have a design! 💜😍 3mo
hannah-leeloo I have to always remove the jacket to see the beauty of the hard cover when I get a new book @wanderinglynn 3mo
Branwen @wanderinglynn @hannah-leeloo Me too! It's always such a fun surprise! 😍💕📚 3mo
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Professional_Book_Dragon
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I LOVED this book. It felt very Harry Potter…almost like I was reading Harry Potter for the first time all over again! Swooning over this book!

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sb3626
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Finally got to finishing up this book! Really enjoyed it and look forward to the sequel coming out! Loved the world building

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Rachiiebookdragon
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A great book 😊 4.25/5 Read for the August #Buzzwordathon - Time of Day

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 212.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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AkashaVampie
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AkashaVampie
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Gunna do some #audiogaming this evening.

Not sure which lego game!

#IPromiseToRead
#IPledgeToRead

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

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AkashaVampie
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Listening party while I paint my nails black and purple (to match my hair).

#IPromiseToRead
#IPledgeToRead

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

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AkashaVampie
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They turned out good... only problem is that I fricken burnt the back of my throat trying to eat it. Now it feels like I have something in the back of my throat but there's nothing there. Grrrrr!!!

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

Alfoster We‘ll be right over to help you eat them!😂 Ok, really, sorry you are in pain!😫 6mo
AkashaVampie @Alfoster haha thanks! 6mo
AkashaVampie @eri.reads if u ate wanting to listen to the tagged book, its on Scribd right now. I have posted before for a link for 60 days free. Anyone is welcome to it. 6mo
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AkashaVampie
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Listen to Amari while making a twist on my pepperoni pizza balls... using bacon pizza dough instead of pillsbury biscuits. 🤞🤞🤞 hope they come out yummy!

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

jb72 I hope they turn out for you! 6mo
ElizaMarie oooo
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sb3626
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I have worked out, grocery and present shopped now I‘m ready to hide from the heat and get started on this read.

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AkashaVampie
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At the y exercising. I only got to do 30mins cuz it was killing me trying to exercise and wear the damn mask.

jb72 30 minutes is a good time for exercise! Great job! Frankly I don‘t wear a mask except at the doctor‘s office and the library. It really aggravates my eczema. 7mo
AkashaVampie @jb72 i wanted to do at least 45mins but i had to stop. I might try the bike tonight to see if i can get another 30 mins in for today of exercise. 7mo
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jb72 @AkashaVampie That‘s a plan. But remember to not over do it too. You are doing so good with the exercising. I‘m actually thinking of trying out chair yoga next week. 7mo
ElizaMarie Great job!!! 7mo
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie thanks sweetie! 7mo
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Kangaj1
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Here are my June reads. In general, the larger the photo the more I loved it...

Gissy Great! 📚📚📚👏👏👏👏 7mo
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AkashaVampie
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Good Evening Littens!!!! I am still listening to the tagged book (really good!). Now i am sitting in front of my beautifully decorated desk and sipping some Strawberry infused Mountain Dew. If u haven't tried it...... its so yummy. We found the Strawberry Syrup at Price Chopper (or Market 32). They had other flavors but strawberry seemed the best.

What are u all up to tonight?

P.S. Sorry for posting so much today.

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

AkashaVampie @SassenachTheBookWizard I just found out that there is another one coming out in Feb 2022. Did u know? 7mo
SassenachTheBookWizard @AkashaVampie I did! They just released the cover a day or 2 ago! 7mo
AkashaVampie @SassenachTheBookWizard yay!!! They should really make it into a movie or a show. Btw, how r u doing? I hope good. 7mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard @AkashaVampie oh it would make such a good show or movie! I'm surviving! In the middle of a heatwave so just exhausted and hot mostly lop 7mo
AkashaVampie @SassenachTheBookWizard awww. yeah i just started watching ur new video. I had to stop cuz i left for the gym. now i'm back at home and going to finish watching it. Honestly I hate hate hate summer. I don't know which i hate more, Summer or Winter. I need Fall all year long. So I am really liking Amari. It was a slow start on the book but its getting more interesting. I tried listening to it while exercising but yeah that didn't work. haha 7mo
ElizaMarie Working… :( 7mo
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AkashaVampie
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Aren't these just the cutest???? I want one to hug and cuddle with.

P.S. I am really enjoying this book. It's a good listen so far.

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

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AkashaVampie
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Beautiful but sad!!

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

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AkashaVampie
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I can't wait until Fall!!!! Oh Halloween, where are u?

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

DinoMom Me too!! My favourite!🎃🧙‍♀️🧟‍♀️ 7mo
AkashaVampie @DinoMom yasssssssssssssssss! Haha 7mo
ElizaMarie I can't wait for the Fall!!! 7mo
Tera66 Same🎃 It's the most wonderful time of the year!🖤🧡🖤 7mo
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AkashaVampie
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ElizaMarie Wow! 7mo
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie ikr. I love this app 7mo
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AkashaVampie
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Ok I know I said I am only going to read a series and the #NWC & #PLC books, but I have been seeing this all over BookTube. I was looking through Libby and it seems like my library got some good ones recently. So yeah I think I might take a little break from Some Girls Bite to read this for today.

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

AkashaVampie @SassenachTheBookWizard u are one of the BookTubers to blame!!! Haha 7mo
ElizaMarie That's great! I am all about making plans to do something to quickly break them and do whatever! 7mo
AkashaVampie @SassenachTheBookWizard haha thanks. I'm 30% done as of now! 7mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I'm feeling the urge to reread this so I'm pausing about 3/4 of the way through the Widow Queen to focus on this

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BookishTrish
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Though I can‘t say exactly why, this MIB inspired middle grade fantasy seemed to wash over me without ever going in deeply. I enjoyed it, but can‘t say I‘ll remember it. This might be a good thing! I‘m a big rereader and I might enjoy it more the second time around!

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Twainy
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🎧 HP meets Men in Black 🖤

Amari‘s older brother Quintin is missing. She thinks he‘s alive. Surprise she‘s inducted into a magical world at the Department of Supernatural Investigations where he is/was a valued member.

Director VanHelsing 😆

All sorts of beings! Great mystery/action adventure.

When Amari is inducted her power is amplified. She finds out that she‘s a magician & they‘re outlawed. Friends will be made & betrayed!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👇🏻

Twainy This is an amazing MG/YA book! The narrator was great! It has some tropes common to this age group but they‘re negligible. Totally enjoyed it!! 🖤 7mo
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BookishTrish
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Rainy day #audiostitching

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BookishTrish
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Starting a new week with this Men In Black inspired middle grade novel

TheLudicReader Raspberries are my favourite. ❤️ 8mo
BrittanyReads I LOVED this book!! 😆 8mo
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BookBelle84
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This was so much fun! It reminded me of a cross between the worlds of Harry Potter and Men in Black. A great story and amazing world. I loved all the little comments about the world it reminded me of reading a Harry Potter book and getting pulled into the world. I can't wait to read more of Amari's adventures. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

ozma.of.oz I am in love with this cover! 🥰 8mo
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IhoardBOOKS
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I read this back in January on #Netgalley and loved it.
Amari believes her brother is alive, no matter what else anyone says or how long it has been since he was last seen. She knows it. Then she receives a briefcase holding her nomination for a tryout at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs and Amari is going to take this opportunity to find what her brother was involved in and bring him back. She‘ll also learn more about herself along the way.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Few chapters in and absolutely in love

rubyslippersreads 💜 the way everything coordinates in this photo, including your 💅🏻. 😊 8mo
ads0123 I really enjoyed this one!!! I can‘t wait for the next one!! 8mo
SassenachTheBookWizard @ads0123 one of the best books I've read this year! 8mo
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GirlNamedJesse
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This story is such a fun, wild ride! I‘m a sucker for a magic school and I loved how incredibly unique this one was. Amari is such a wonderful character and I can‘t wait to see what she can do!

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TheBookHippie
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Moonprismpower Oooh sounds good. 9mo
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GirlNamedJesse
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After more editing, swapping, lining out, and re-writing than I care to admit, I‘ve finalized my #bookspin list for May! I‘m focusing on books I own or have been on my TBR for a while, and new releases in MG and YA. 21-25 are free or graphic novels for #bookspinbingo .Tagged book is my last read for April (and it‘s great!).

Bkwrm7 That is a great list! I kept hitting things and going ooooh! When You Trap a Tiger - that was great! Lish McBride - so funny! King of the Wind - takes me back to my childhood! Looks like you have a great May of reading ahead. 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 9mo
GirlNamedJesse @Bkwrm7 Thank you! I love Lish McBride! I‘ve had this series since they came out, but somehow never read them. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I‘m looking forward to reading her again! (And all the others, too, of course. 😉) 9mo
GirlNamedJesse @Bkwrm7 Okay, also, bit of a fan girl moment. Your spreadsheets are the best! I use them constantly to find new titles to read for my committee! Thank you for the time you dedicate to those - and to sharing them! 9mo
Bkwrm7 Oh wow! This made my day. :) I'm always so glad to find other people that find them useful. I'm currently plugging away trying to get caught up - fingers crossed that by this summer I can get them at least close! 9mo
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mdemanatee
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My UK edition of Amari came and—while I can‘t get it to pick up on camera right now—the gasp I let out when I saw the silver spayed edges.

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passionliv22
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This book is great for inclusivity! I loved that there were multiple and relatable backgrounds for young children to read! It is also so magical and I took so much away from it!

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 9mo
passionliv22 @Nute Thank you!! 9mo
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GardenJess
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I‘ve found my new fandom. Middle grade fantasy - I loved this one so much. Very excited to hear it had a movie in the works snd it is the first in a series of books. Yesss #netgalley #opionionsmyown

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my.books.in.squares
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I bought this for my step-daughters birthday but I had to read it first cause I've heard such good things. It was really great.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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riversong153
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Really great read! Thanks for the rec @Chelleo I listened on audio and really enjoyed the narrator. I can‘t want until the next installment is released!

Chelleo Yay! Glad you liked it! We‘ll be waiting together bc I can‘t wait!! 9mo
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mdemanatee
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This book brought me so much joy this week. I picked it up from the library, but I've got a copy from the UK on the way and have listened to about a quarter of it again already. I adored this book. https://youtu.be/ouZxENRSruI

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howjessicareads
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I‘m loving AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS so much! I bought the print copy last month, and then the audio copy this morning, so I can zip right through it. I think I‘ll be happy to own both versions anyway, since my 10yo prefers audiobooks these days, but I can loan the other one to nieces or nephews. #axethestacks

5feet.of.fury That cover is beautiful! 9mo
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TaraTLK
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One of the things I loved about A Wrinkle in Time was that Meg learned her anger was a strength and I feel like this book does a similar thing. Amari's amazing brother disappeared and everyone thinks he's dead and was up to no good. An invitation to magical camp gives her a chance to learn more and maybe become part of what her brother was working for. But most people want her to fail, so her experience outshining expectations will come in handy.

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Branwen
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IMPROMPTU THREE DAY WEEKEND!

It's for a scary reason though. One of my coworkers got tested positive for covid so the library is closed for the next two days for deep cleaning. I've had my vaccination, but I'm still anxious about it, you know? 😖

Well, I figure I better put this day to good use and do some reading! 😂📚💕 I'm finishing up this book and absolutely loving it so far!

Happy Friday!!!

TrishB Hope all is well 🤞🏻 10mo
Ruthiella Not the best reason for a day off, but enjoy what you can! 10mo
wordslinger42 I'm so sorry! I'll be praying that they recover and that everyone stays healthy 💜💜 I hope you can still enjoy your weekend 10mo
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GingerAntics Oh that‘s on my shelf right now. It sounds so good!!! 10mo
Branwen @TrishB Thank you, friend! Me too! 💖 @Ruthiella That's how I'm thinking of it too! 💕 @wordslinger42 Thank you so much! So far so good, I've put off chores and have been reading all afternoon! 😂 @GingerAntics It's honestly even better than I was expecting! Probably will end up being one of my fave middle grade titles of the year! 💕📚 10mo
GingerAntics @Branwen oh now that‘s an endorsement! 10mo
Clare-Dragonfly Oh no! I hope your coworker recovers easily and no one else gets sick. 🤞🏻 10mo
Branwen @Clare-Dragonfly Thank you, my friend! Me too! 🤞💕 10mo
DaveGreen7777 If it helps, we had a worker in my office test positive for COVID a little while ago and no one else got it. Social distancing and wearing masks makes such a huge difference! Hope your coworker is okay and no one else tests positive, especially you, Becky! 💖 10mo
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BooksintheSnow
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I‘m currently in the middle of this amazing 2021 YA Fiction!! It‘s definitely a must read.