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The Nest
The Nest | Jon Klassen, Kenneth Oppel
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Kenneth Oppels most haunting story yet . . .She was very blurry, not at all human looking. There were huge dark eyes, and a kind of mane made of light, and when she spoke, I couldn't see a mouth moving, but I felt her words, like a breeze against my face, and I understood her completely."We've come because of the baby," she said. "We've come to help."In this beautiful, menacing novel, perfect for fans of Neil Gaimans Coraline, an anxious boy becomes convinced that angels will save his sick baby brother. But these are creatures of a very different kind, and their plan for the baby has a twist. Layer by layer, he unravels the truth about his new friends as the time remaining to save his brother ticks down.With evocative and disquieting illustrations by Caldecott Medal and Governor Generals Awardwinning artist Jon Klassen, The Nest is an unforgettable journey into one boys deepest insecurities and darkest fears.
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LaraS
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Holy crap, apparently this is a middle grade book but it's easily THE CREEPIEST book I've read all year. This book is the stuff of nightmares. #screamathon

Steve (who already struggles with anxiety) is worried about his sick baby brother, when a wasp queen invades his dreams and offers to “fix“ the baby. 😳

night_shift Yes! I read this a week or so ago and holy moly, definately one only for certain middle grade readers. Very creepy. 11mo
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Somehow, even though I'm afraid of wasps, I'd love to see this wasp-filled unsettling tale done up just like Coraline. A short listen and the queen's creepy voice isn't going to leave me soon. 😬

#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
#LittenListen @aperfectmjk - library loan
#SpookoweenReadathon @TheSpineView - (4/10)
#Scarathlon #TeamHendrix @StayCurious
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(10×4)+15+1=56pts.

TheSpineView Way to go!🤩📖 12mo
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VeryLazyDaisy
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I don‘t know what age this was meant for but it‘s comforting in my hands, and it‘s a super fast read. It‘s my dentist appt book.

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Shay1097
The Nest | Jon Klassen, Kenneth Oppel
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I did not like this book. For a middle-grade book, this is was scary, like really scary. If I had read this at 11-12 I would have been terrified. I will say I think writing about things like OCD, Anxiety, grief, and trauma are super important for this age range, however, I think this was too dark for many children. As well it was confusing and pretty slow-paced I found, maybe this is an excellent book that just wasn't for me.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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This is a great story that let us ponder on what it means to be ‘normal‘ - the baby‘s congenital condition and Steve‘s anxieties. Steve, as the child protagonist, is realistic, and I like his tender relationships with his family members. The story is creepy, it gets intense towards the end, but it shows Steve‘s courage and his love for his baby brother. ⬇️

#MiddleGradeMarch

P.S. Litsy is not tagging the book correctly. Author is Kenneth Oppel.

erzascarletbookgasm There‘re subtleties that younger readers may miss but the message is, no one is really ‘normal‘ and we all have our flaws. The b&w illustrations by Jon Klassen complement the tense atmosphere. TW: Swarms of wasps! 3y
megnews Sounds good! 3y
Texreader Great review! 3y
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Billypar Great review! I read this last year and really enjoyed it. Very creepy and sometimes terrifying, but like you mentioned, it's got a good message for young readers. 3y
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BookwormAHN
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This is the story of a boy whose baby brother is sick and a wasp (or something in the shape of a wasp) offers to make him a new baby brother. The whole book is creepy and disturbing. I really enjoyed it, but it did make me want to call an exterminator to be safe.
#jennyis30 #thriller
@jenniferw88
#MemoirsAndMysteries #house/home
@BarbaraTheBibliophage

BookwormAHN @Lifeisasnap your welcome 😺 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds creepy! 3y
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Skyrimir
The Nest | Jon Klassen, Kenneth Oppel
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*crawls onto my lap* I‘m not in your way right?! #bookswithmycalico

Meaw_catlady 😻😻😻 3y
Tamra Of course not..... 3y
brit91 Awww 3y
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Skyrimir
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I haven‘t had a good thrift store haul in awhile! Beautiful & Damned was signed! I‘m pretty excited for The Nest.

ChasingOm Nice! 3y
writerlibrarian When we were orphans i really liked 3y
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teebe
The Nest | Jon Klassen, Kenneth Oppel
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Reading over a dinner of souvlaki and pierogis, and greatly enjoying this book. So far I have 3 hours down for the #MrBook1inaMillion readathon #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday

Lynnsoprano OMG, two of my favorite foods! 3y
Crazeedi I haven't had forever, yum! 3y
MrBook You are ROCKIN‘ it! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗 3y
Andrew65 Going well 👏👏👏 3y
Clwojick This was such an odd book, but i quite enjoyed it. Crushing that reading time though! 3y
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teebe
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Not sure how much I‘ll be able to participate but here is a tentative #TBR for the #MrBook1inaMillion readathon. I‘ll also try to finish reading The Stranger Beside Me. As for snacks for the weekend, I have some leftover Halloween candy, my favourite cold coffee, chow mein, and some host cuttings, as well as some fruit, juice and iced tea. #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday

Alora Mmmm I looove those starbucks drinks! 😍 3y
MrBook Oh yeah, love it!!! You‘ve always been a superstar on here @teebe , I‘m very happy you‘re joining the fun! ☺️🤗 3y
teebe @MrBook happy to help celebrate your milestone, it‘s well-deserved! 3y
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teebe @Alora they‘re great, aren‘t they? those and iced Capps are my go-to cold coffees. 3y
Alora @teebe Me too! I like iced coffees sometimes too. 3y
Lynnsoprano Glad to know I‘m not the only one partying with leftover Halloween candy 😁 3y
Zelma Those bottled frappes are so good (and I dislike regular frappuccinos). I only indulge on long car trips, but really enjoy them. 3y
HerDarkHuntress1 Ilove those nibs! They help my tummy when i get car sick. 3y
teebe @HerDarkHuntress1 really? I‘ll have to try that next time I‘m carsick 3y
HerDarkHuntress1 @teebe yep my mother in-law make me eat jello beads when I‘m sick to absorbs stomach acids. Twizzlers are the same concept. Straight from the mouth of a nurse. I gotta eat candy or I‘ll be sick! (edited) 3y
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LizzieLou
The Nest | Jon Klassen, Kenneth Oppel
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This was a delightfully creepy story that I devoured. Not so scary that I couldn't read it at night but seriously messes with your head.

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michellelav
Nest | Kenneth Oppel
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#7days7covers Day 2

I know, no explinations needed but.. *picture is from google. I didn't want to re-use mine and this does a better job at showing how cool it is!

Ruthiella Neat! 😍 3y
dragondrool It's a fantastic cover. And it's a very strange story. 3y
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Billypar
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After his newborn brother is diagnosed with a life-threatening genetic condition, a boy begins having dreams where an angel appears, saying they can fix his brother. He is relieved until discovering the 'angels' are actually wasps from a new nest in his backyard and the promise may not be all it appears. As creepy and unnerving as the illustrations suggest. And this is a middle grade book, so parents take note with Halloween coming up 🐝🎃🐝

Billypar Full disclaimer: I am not a parent- the book says ages 10 and up, though I could see it causing nightmares in children as young as 10, 11, or um, 37 😨 3y
vivastory 😂😂 3y
saresmoore Ahaha! Love this review! 3y
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Billypar @saresmoore Thanks! I would be interested to hear a parent's perspective if you ever pick it up. 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Haha! We have this book but maybe as a parent I should read it first, before my 11 yr old! 3y
saresmoore I will see if my library has it! @erzascarletbookgasm I think it would scare the pants off of my almost-11-year-old. 🙀 3y
Billypar @erzascarletbookgasm @saresmoore Yeah, a look through beforehand isn't a bad idea. Their level of insect phobia is probably a big factor- i.e. comfort with reading about bees crawling on a character and stringing, not to spoil anything.. 3y
ReadingEnvy I heard about this on a podcast where they said it was the scariest book they had ever read 🧐 3y
Billypar @ReadingEnvy I can definitely see that- it's a pretty frightening concept! 3y
Suet624 Yikes, I think I‘ll skip this one. 3y
Billypar @Suet624 If you're not a fan of either bees or scary books, that would be wise! 3y
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RealBooks4ever
The Nest | Jon Klassen, Kenneth Oppel
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Yaaaay! The first book in my Paperbacks From Hell subscription has arrived! This one was originally published in 1980. 💜📚 (this book is not the tagged book)

RealBooks4ever @Leftcoastzen Still haven't read my copy 🤭 but Grady did a great presentation on his book tour for it! 4y
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michellelav
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One of the coolest book covers I have ever seen! This book was interesting.. strange but interesting. It was a quick easy read but I was never fully invested in the story line. Learnt some new facts about wasps.. 🐝
3/5 🌟🌟🌟

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BooksTeasAndBookishThings
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And my birthday month continues! We went to BAM, where they have such a huge discounted section. These books are all next to nothing simply because they have a mark on the bottom. The only new one is the mass market paperback of the last book in the #Outlander series. Super excited to finally read it! ❤️

dragondrool The Nest is one weird book. But that dust jacket is exquisite! 4y
LibrarianJen Let me know what you think of the Darkest Corners. Also, I‘m still trying to find time/motivation/lets not get distracted/ etc. to read the outlander series. 4y
BookFreakOut The mark is actually there on purpose, it means it's been put on shelves as a new book before, returned to the publisher as unsold stock, marked like this, then re-sold to a store or website as a bargain book! I don't remember where I first learned about "remainder marks," I'm not in the industry, but this page explains it really well. I also love the BAM bargain section!!! https://www.bookdepot.com/blog/everything-need-know-remainder-marks/ 4y
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Bookladylinda @BookFreakOut I never knew that, but have shopped the bargain section at BAM, a number of times. Thank you for the info! 4y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @BookFreakOut that makes sense, because almost always they are in excellent condition other than the mark. To get them almost like new for anywhere from $1-$5 is great! 4y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Bookladylinda yes! They usually have at least one aisle and then a double-sided two shelf book case that has them, too. 4y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @LibrarianJen She is so very detailed that you have to be in the right frame of mind to attempt her. I started and stopped the first one a few times until I got in the mood and then the story took off. If I get to it before you do, I will definitely let you know, but I totally have some before it on my TBR lol 4y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @dragondrool yes, the jacket drew me in! The rating on Litsy made me for sure get it. I love a good weird book every now and then 😉 4y
Jenni_Capps I hope you have a wonderful birthday! (edited) 4y
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GatheringBooks
The Nest | Jon Klassen, Kenneth Oppel
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#BlackCatChallenge Day 24: Steve‘s fear has wrought the existence of an otherworldly creature, whom he initially mistook for an angel, then realized to be the Queen of the Wasps – who appears to Steve in his dream. This notion of a reified disquietude that entails bargaining with an eerie unknown to make things ‘better‘ no matter what it takes – cuts to the very heart of this #horror middle-grade novel. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-aGG

Readingismyescape This was a great creepy middle grade novel. Nominated for a Sunshine State Award last year. 4y
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heidisreads
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I‘ve been buzzing through this last night and now this afternoon and it is creeping me out! Has anyone else read this?!?

heidisreads Just finished it and... I‘m still creeped out. I want to talk about it with someone! 4y
Chelsibno Yes! I read it last year, because it was nominated for the William Allen White Children‘s Book Award. It creeped me out so much! The story felt so surreal. I remember not being able to tell the what was really happening & what was just happening in the protagonist‘s dreams. 4y
heidisreads @Chelsibno Yes!! So glad it isn‘t just me - I was reading it quickly because it is nominated for a Minnesota Youth Reading Award this year and I‘m helping with a little project for the committee. 4y
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AloeMantis
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More so, on a theme of light and shadows; I've been hooked on Chelsea Wolfe's Hiss Spun album, making soundscape memories for The Nest. 🌀 Particle Flux is a great track to check out, with an ultra supernatural buzz.

🎵 Chelsea Wolfe - Particle Flux
https://youtu.be/fELzKrrvDlE

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AloeMantis
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I spent this early morning, finishing up my library read of The Nest. I really enjoyed it, to have noticed this book on a YA feature shelf, and found the curious interest. That notably had me humoured and spook-fested as an older reader, finding some caliber horror and sci-fi here. The darkly illustrations sure pair well. Really cool, as my first Oppel read!

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AloeMantis
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I love the way these wasps gradually swarm the chapter count. 😸 I'll need to get buzzing along, having been the busy worker all this month. I could make it by next week, or get a library renewal. 🌼 That's somewhat a quick pick bookmark. I'd sure like to find some of the Magic:TG fancy hive cards!

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AloeMantis
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My earliest waspish dragonfly goes well with The Nest. 🌼 I'll look to rework this with tube beads, giving the wings a better shape.

knittedgnome Wow!! That's really so cool! 4y
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AloeMantis
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This unique cover caught my interest at the library 😋🐝 I picked it up for a quick read.

Clwojick This was a strange one. Liked it though. 4y
TheBookKeepers The cover is what intrigued me too!!! I kept coming across it so I checked it out. It wasn‘t my forte tho and kinda freaked me out haha! Hope you like it! 4y
BookishTrish It‘s such an intense read 4y
AloeMantis I tend to go for the spooky stories. 😸 This is the first I'm reading from Kenneth Oppel. 4y
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Victoriahoperose
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This was a super weird and creepy book reminiscent of Neil Gaiman and Roald Dahl. It definitely reminded me of Coraline in some ways. It‘s a story about a boy who has to save his sick baby brother from the wasps that live outside his house. The description in its brevity does not really give it justice to how eerie and well written it is.

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Coco
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Panpan

Um 😐 this was a freaky read. I kept coming across this book in the library and finally brought it home without doing much research about it. Definitely a genre I do not like & should have known better. #freakedout #thinkhappythoughts #notagoodbedtimestory

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Susancruz
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The Nest by Kenneth Oppel, I would say is a very strange but good SF book. It takes you through the life a young boy who has a very sick little brother and wasps come in to help, very strange concept. I think this book would be an incredible GR or PR so that the out of the box concepts can be discussed and understood. This book meets UDL 8.3- foster collaboration and community as well as EL 1- teach questioning for clarification.

Susancruz The link below brings you to a website that‘s offers some discussion questions based on the book. http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Nest/Kenneth-Oppel/9781481432337/readi... #ucflae3414f17 5y
DrSpalding We have to discuss this book in person. I too thought it was quite strange however it was so strange that I wanted to find out how it ended. Isn't the format of the book interesting! 5y
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eekabook
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Not my favorite book, I had to read it for work. I thought a lot of it was underdeveloped and that the end was way too rushed, with not much planning. The writing was compelling and engaging though!

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emtobiasz
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I've been only half-listening to audiobooks lately and expected to do the same with this while I worked on a puzzle. Well! I was not expecting the suspense and psychological horror of this one. I'm not sure kids will react to this one the way I did as an adult, but Steve still has to confront some hard questions about families and perfection, along with some creepy creepy wasps. #audiobook #middlegrade

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Stevieisking
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I absolutely flew through this book! It felt very genuine, and the ending left me content.

RaimeyGallant A belated welcome to Litsy. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 5y
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Clwojick
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🐝🐝🐝

KassKho I love this one! The book itself was so beautiful in hardcover 5y
KassKho Except the author is Kenneth Opel 5y
Clwojick @KassKho yeah, I know! I don't know why the Litsy database lists it by the illustrator and not the author? 5y
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Clwojick
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Something easy to finish off a cray busy Monday. 90 pages in and I'd have to say it's pretty weird so far. Not necessarily in a bad way though.

emilyhaldi Beautiful kitty!!! 🖤🖤🖤 5y
Clwojick @emilyhaldi thanks! He's my little book model 😊 5y
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Jinjer Beautiful kitty!!!! 5y
tammysue Love this! 5y
WellReadCatLady What a cutie 5y
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Chelsibno
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Woohoo! I finished the William Allen White 6th-8th Grade Nominees! It feels great to have read all of the books! This way, I can confidently give book talks on all of them to my students! If I were able to vote, I'm not sure which one I'd vote for. All of them were so good! If we are going by which ones I couldn't put down, it'd be a tie between Took and The Nest. If I were judging by emotional story, I'd pick The War That Saved My Life or Echo.

night_shift The only one I've read off this list is Roller Girl, but we have a few of this at work. I'll have to check them out! 5y
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Chelsibno
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I couldn't put this book down! From the beginning, I had to know what would happen next. The writing is dripping with suspense from #covertocover. When Steven's baby brother is born, he has so many health problems & might not survive. However, a strange being in his dreams says that they can fix it, if he only says "yes". But Steven doesn't realize what he's agreeing to & must fight to save his baby brother. This is the last book on my WAW list!

merelybookish This book is so weird. It made me kind of uncomfortable. 😯 5y
Chelsibno @merelybookish It's not a book that would appeal to everyone, I admit. I'm definitely an odd duck, especially when it comes to my tastes in horror and suspense. (edited) 5y
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Jenken1998
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Wow.. read that in two hours. It's a wonderfully creepy middle grade book that left me anxious the entire way through, even if it was a little predictable. Fun little book!

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Jenken1998
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Well since we are hiding out from a hurricane I may as well get back to reading. And since I didn't make it to the library I'm going to tackle my TBR #hurricaneirma #irmasrq #tbr #2017readingchallenge

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Chelsibno
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#SeptemberMostAnticipated #FallIntoBooks This is the last of the WAW nominees I need to read! @RealLifeReading

Amie I haven't read this, but I've heard that it's super creepy! I'm not sure I'm brave enough to try it 😬 5y
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AnaUrunaga
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Ya está disponible la reseña de este maravilloso libro 💕
Click click
https://unlibroesunmundoaparte.com/2017/06/29/resena-el-nido-de-kennet-oppel/

#book #books #booklover #blogger #libros

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BookLovingHybrid
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'The first time I saw them, I thought they were angels...'

Steve's newborn baby brother is seriously ill and his parents are struggling to cope. When a mysterious wasp queen invades his dreams and makes him an offer that could TRANSFORM his life, all Steve has to do is say 'yes.'

But 'yes' is a powerful dangerous word.
And once it is uttered, can it be taken back?

BooksTeasAndBookishThings Welcome to Litsy!!! 😊❤️🙌📚🎉 5y
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LittleCloud93
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This is my Book Wrap- Up April!
This was a great month for reading! 😍
What about you? Do you know these? Have you read these? Or are there in your tbr? Let me know! 😌
Check out my bookstangram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BT8uYTpAUCB/

For the reviews go to my new book's blog: http://benereadsbooksonclouds.blogspot.it/?m=1

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Babs_book_obsession
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Read it quite quickly and enjoyed it, even if it was a touch simple. I think as a kid I would have absolutely loved it. Creepy and dark!

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ASimilarKite
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Deliciously creepy and bizarre. I love kids books that take on big ideas, especially when they do so in unnerving ways. This is a book about anxiety, and coming to terms with the imperfections of brains and bodies. An excellent read whilst tucked away in a little beach nest for the weekend.

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Onceuponatime
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Rain against the windows, and I get to spend the afternoon wrapped in blankets, a friend at my feet, reading this lovely.

Reviewsbylola Sounds heavenly. ❤️ 5y
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kimberly.burke
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Holy anxiety Batman! I listened to the audiobook of The Nest and it had me on edge nearly the whole time—definitely the creepiest MG book I've ever read. Steve's baby brother has been sick since birth and the future seems uncertain and bleak, until some strange sorts of angels appear to him in his dreams...

Magical realism at its eeriest; a good read for kids and adults who like to freak themselves out, though maybe not us scaredy-cats...

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monalyisha
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This is the WEIRDEST (MG) book (in the best way possible). It's about a changeling baby... made by wasps.

It's like, an investigation of disease & difference from a fairytale/folklore/horror perspective. I swear there's an homage to "Moby Dick" in there somewhere, too.

It could've gotten weird, gender-wise, since the wasps are all female - but it didn't. Steve's li'l sis & babysitter break all sorts of gender stereotypes. HIGHLY recommend!

Krisjericho Sounds really interesting! 6y
Lindy I loved this unusual book and so did my book club. Creepy yet compassionate and inspiring. 6y
monalyisha @Lindy Your book club sounds amazing! Pretty sure I could never convince mine to read this one. Is it an adult club? 6y
Lindy @monalyisha Yes, it's an adult group and we only discuss YA. I joined in 2003 but it's been going for much longer. Mostly university professors (except me and a few others). 6y
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monalyisha
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"Outside each window I passed, I saw the pale tracery of the wasps. If I paused for even a second, the pattern would thicken into a darker mass, like wisps of a storm cloud. How could there be so many? Were they just following me, or were there really millions of them, enveloping the entire house?"

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monalyisha
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"'It's something to do with his DNA, isn't it?' I said.
He looked at me. 'That's right.'
'Congenital,' I added. It made me feel better to have the words. As if knowing the names of things meant I had power over them.'

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KassKho
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Watching the Black Mirrors episode called 'Hated in the Nation' and I can't help think of Kenneth Oppels' "The Nest". Lesson learned: don't mess with the ? ???

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BookishMarginalia
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This is an odd little book. Narrator Steve suffers from panic attacks and nightmares. His newborn baby brother is born with a rare genetic condition, and Steve begins to dream of wasps like the unusual ones swarming around his house, building a nest. Is Steve crazy? Is the Wasp Queen really going to cure baby Theo? And who is Mr. Nobody? I was left unsatisfied, though likely it has more to do with my reading tastes than with the book itself.⭐️⭐️⭐️

Mimi28 I've seen the mixed reviews but I like stories about weird kids. I'm a little weird myself 😉 6y
BookishMarginalia @mimi28 Give it a try. It's a quick read and very well-written. 6y
NadinetheReader Oh I read this a while ago! 6y
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Lindy I loved this! Horror is not usually my thing but this one really captured me. Being brave through the weirdness of life. Also, I admit to having a soft spot for all ages books like this. 6y
monalyisha @Lindy I loved it, too! 6y
BookishMarginalia I thought it was so-so too, though so nicely written. Love the range of opinions, though! 6y
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Doucette_Library
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The Nest by Kenneth Oppel is perfect for middle grades. The menacing, wasp queen who offers to 'fix' Steve's baby brother is sooooo creepy. Very atmospheric with a satisfying ending. #AllHallowsRead