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Wolf Hollow
Wolf Hollow | Lauren Wolk
The honesty of Wolf Hollow will just about shred your heart, but Annabelles courage and compassion will restore it to you, fuller than before. This book matters. Sara Pennypacker, New York Times bestselling author of PaxGrowing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, things quickly escalate, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. While others have always seen Tobys strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. She will soon need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.Brilliantly crafted, Wolf Hollow is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girls resilience and strength help to illuminate the darkest corners of our history.?Trusting its readers implicitly with its moral complexity, Wolks novel stuns.Kirkus, starred reviewFrom the Hardcover edition.
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Nebklvr
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How much power does a lie have? What if it comes from someone believed to be an innocent child? What if the person the lie is about is an outsider who doesn‘t act “normal”? How many times will they win before we recognize our own prejudices?

Cinfhen Sounds good 9mo
Nebklvr @Cinfhen Fantastic 9mo
Cinfhen I‘m VERY tempted to stack it!!! 9mo
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Nebklvr @Cinfhen Keep it in mind the next time you want to read historical fiction 9mo
Cinfhen #stacked 😘 9mo
Nebklvr @Cinfhen I hope you love it as much as I do 9mo
Cinfhen When I get to it, I‘ll let U know 💕 9mo
Nebklvr @Cinfhen reading envy podcast 136 mentions it too 9mo
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ReadingEnvy
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Reading Envy Podcast Episode 136: Six Pack. Both Elizabeth and I seemed to be in an animal reading mood lately, and that permeates our picks. Elizabeth talks about YA book events she attended in Houston, Jenny talks about her home library, and both of us talk about books we've read and enjoyed lately.

https://tinyurl.com/ReadingEnvy136

Reggie Great show. Elizabeth packed a lot of books in there and creeped me out on the dark drive home at night when she talked about Silent Companions and then made me laugh when she described the cover. That book and Bridge of Sighs, I‘m gonna look into. 10mo
ReadingEnvy @Reggie she is tricky in how she talks about so many books! I need to read more Russo too. 10mo
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Abby2
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Great historical mystery for middle grade kids. Really sweet and engaging one of my favs

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Chelsibno
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This was a great historical fiction novel that reminded me a lot of Harper Lee‘s To Kill a Mockingbird. Like TKaM, it deals with prejudice & false accusations that arise due to prejudice. The characters feel realistic and compelling. The plot is well-paced with great conflict, which made me keep reading.

MayJasper Oh wow #coversublime 😍 10mo
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Onceuponatime
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“The extraordinary can live in the simplest things.” ~Lauren Wolk
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Indeed...this book is absolutely extraordinary! So emotional, it will stay with you for a long time. Highly recommend. ❤️

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I saw some reviews saying this book has a sad ending and it really spoiled it for me because I was guessing the end the whole time the plot was running.
It felt a bit like To Kill a Mockingbird in that a child is standing up for an innocent man who others believe is guilty.
People can be the best and worst things in the world. This book explores that in a child friendly but hard hitting way.

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Crazeedi
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I have 1 day and 17 hrs to finish listening to this.

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kricheal
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What a heartbreaking read! 😢😢😢 Must read for all my #burghbuddies

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kricheal
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I keep forgetting this book is based in the #Pittsburgh area until I will see this town in here every now and then... which just happens to be the next town away from where I live. #burghbuddies

writerlibrarian Weird fact that came to me when I read this... oh where the Pens hockey players live... 😉 1y
Crazeedi Cool! #burghbuddies! Will add 1y
actualdisneyprincess I just read “Carnegie‘s Maid” and felt the same way!!! 😂 #burghbuddies 1y
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emtobiasz Ooh I didn‘t know about the setting of this one! Now it‘s definitely on my list! #burghbuddies 1y
SincerelyWinona Hey! I‘m based not too far from the burgh! Although not living there now, I‘ll still be there most of July! 1y
kricheal @writerlibrarian as you go into Sewickley there is a big sign that hangs that says "the second home of the Pittsburgh Penguins". I hear a good bit of them live in the area. 1y
kricheal @SincerelyWinona where are you based? Which neighborhood/town? 1y
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kricheal
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Starting this next. Has anyone else read this?

toofondofbooks I loved it! 1y
Bkwrm7 Yes! An excellent, but tough read. 1y
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CBee
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Technically for a more “juvenile” audience, but I could see it being a bit too dark and somewhat devastating for certain age groups.
I feel it should be required reading for everyone. Common threads and themes that I think so many have experienced one way or another.
Huge thumbs up from me (and a bit of a bruised heart).

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OwlToastie
Wolf Hollow | Lauren Wolk
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This book was okay. It dealt with a lot of serious themes and presented a lot of deep messages, and handled them fairly well. The plot was decent, but somewhat predictable at times. I enjoyed it the majority of the time I was reading it. (I wish I could make this longer hngh)

RaimeyGallant Great handle. :) 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. 2y
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 2y
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Ledwards88
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This book was really sad. It‘s a coming of age story where the main character, Annabelle, discovers how important it is to tell the truth and how destructive lies can be.

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ohnoitstorgo
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THIS BOOK. I laughed, I cried, I had all the strong feelings. Wonderful, wonderful book.

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goodreadsandme
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Brilliant book! 5 Stars!

toofondofbooks Loved this one too! 2y
Lea The cover is lovely 2y
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toofondofbooks
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#bestof2017 Honorable Mention
This is historical fiction middle grade, wonderful story of friendships and family and small town life.

monalyisha I thought this one was so dark & hopeless! It was lovely but I thought it felt way more like a book for adults who like children‘s lit than a book for actual kids. I was actually kinda mad about the Newbery Honor. 😅🙈What I can say, without hesitation, is that I LOVED the cover! 😉 2y
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ekusche25
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This book was one of my favorites that I have read this year. It is a great story for young readers and inspires hope. It is also a great read for adults. I found myself finishing this in a day. I would for sure recommend it to anyone looking for a quick read, that still gets you emotionally attached to the characters.

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
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TheKidUpstairs Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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LaughingLibrarian
Wolf Hollow | Lauren Wolk

"But Wolf Hollow was also where I learned to tell the truth in that year before I turned twelve: about things from which refuge was impossible. Wrong, even. No matter how tempting." - Lauren Wolk, Wolf Hollow.

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GirlChandler
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World's slowest reader has to add two more books to the pile for family book club.

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mdhughes72
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Near-perfect Bildungsroman, though the narrator is a bit too wise beyond her mere eleven years. Evocative story, simple yet elegant. It's really about how easily and often adults pass judgment on others without bothering to know all the facts. And kids, predictably, follow suit. Hauntingly beautiful.

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lindseypro21
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1:16 for #24in48 and 115 pages to finish up Wolf Hollow by Lauren Will!

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lindseypro21
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I've got my TBR pile planned out for #24in48!

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Bookgoil
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No Wonder this book has won an award - its such an interesting time period and full of prejudices and unfortunate situations. Amazing on audio.

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Mackypup
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Good audiobook, but I agree with others who were unsure of the intended audience. Pretty dark stuff for Newbery honor.

monalyisha Right?! 😱 2y
Mackypup Yikes! @monalyisha I thought of you when reading this! 2y
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ibeeeg
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"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest." C.S. Lewis

I have read twelve books this year. Out of those twelve, I have four favorites and three of those are children books. These three books represent good storytelling that I have enjoyed enormously while at the same time my youngest daughter has enjoyed them too—for us both to come away saying "that was very good" is priceless.

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thebluefaerie
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"The year I turned twelve I learned that what I said and what I did mattered." - Annabelle

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Pasaal
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My book club likes to read juvenile fiction from time to time and this was worthy of our time and discussion. It definitely describes a simpler time when more was expected of children. It also takes on the subject of bullying in a very realistic way, with no simple answers. The loving relationship depicted in Annabelle's family is a pleasure to read.

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Kirby
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a family read (listen, actually). 4 out 5 thumbs up.

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LForsythe
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Well-written and intriguing story that will have you on the edge of your seat hopeful for good to overcome evil. I felt frustrated and wanted a bit more than what the ending offered!

DrSpalding Agreed! Harsh ending! 2y
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Ellsbeth
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Well...this book wrecked me. I think you should go read it so it can wreck you too. It's worth it.

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DrSpalding
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After finishing this book, there were several disturbing elements! Betty the bully dies but so does the do-gooder Toby. This was so sad for Annabelle, her family and the reader. Aunt Lily was another character that I disliked and basically caused Toby's death. Being that this book brought on so much emotion, I know it is well written however it was a rough read! @KarriW @LForsythe @Ehoffman @CherylVDM

CherylVDM I agree. I was disappointed that Toby died. I wanted good to out weigh evil. 3y
LForsythe Me too @CherylVDM I was also expecting more history to impact the story. We never really learned Betty's motive,either. 3y
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DrSpalding
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After reading the next 10 chapters, through chapter 18, my feelings for Betty and Andy have not changed. They are two bullies conspiring against the good people of Wolf Hollow. Not that Annabelle planned it, but I believe changing Toby's appearance will help him in the chapters to come. #NewberyHonor2017

DrSpalding In chapter 16, they discuss lava soap. My father after the Air Force, was an aircraft mechanic. He maintained corporate jets for Darden restaurants. I vividly remember him using lava soap to remove the grease and oil acquired in a days work. #TextToSelfConnection 3y
CherylVDM I find Betty appalling. She seems so calculating. I wonder what power she has over Andy - is it just a crush? I want to know what happened to her father and I'm wondering why Toby chose Wolf Hollow as the place where he would settle. Do you think he has family there? 3y
DrSpalding I think Betty and Andy are birds of a feather. Interesting thought that Toby is in Wolf Hollow for a reason. I never thought about that. 3y
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LForsythe @DrSpalding @CherylVDM Any ideas where Betty is? Annabelle seems to have an idea where she might be-- I feel like I might have missed a clue from the author regarding location. I think she is hiding, not hurt. 3y
DrSpalding Keep reading @lforsythe 💙📚 3y
LForsythe 😊💙📚 3y
KarriW @LForsythe I remember that Annabelle heard something like a porcupine before she found Toby in the smokehouse. It bothered me that she left that as a loose end. I think that is what Annabelle is remembering in ch. 18 3y
LForsythe I read on @DrSpalding 😱Read on, @KarriW I couldn't put the book down!!! 3y
DrSpalding I am almost done!😱is right! Didn't predict this at all! @KarriW @LForsythe 3y
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LForsythe
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Eight chapters in and I feel like we are just at the beginnings of where the book will take us in history. I find myself hopeful that the relationship between Toby and Annabelle will continue to develop. When Annabelle was walking alone I kept reminding myself that Toby was likely nearby. I am drawn to Toby's mysterious ways, and grateful that he witnessed Betty's cruelty. I suppose I am rooting for their unique friendship. #NewberyHonor2017

DrSpalding I agree. Toby is definitely mysterious. I am also intrigued by the photography. Had me wishing that there were historical pictures that we could see. 3y
Ehoffman Intriguing story! I think it would certainly captured the attention of fifth graders! Great historical fiction pick! Loving it so far! 😊 3y
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DrSpalding
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What an excellent story to complement social studies instruction. Discussion of the Great Depression, World War I and then of course World War II that she is living through, time period wise…good story so far! #Newbery honor2017

LForsythe Found myself wondering when we would learn more about Annabelle's newfound ability to lie! 3y
DrSpalding Me too. Wondering what the big lie or multiple lies will be all about. I am guessing something to do with Toby. 3y
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KarriW
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Betty's behaviors are disturbing but believable. I am looking forward to learning how this plot will unfold. Somehow I don't think there will be a simple solution. Can Betty change? I think Annabelle will become stronger, but I suspect events will become darker before the resolution of the story. I'm curious about others' thoughts about age level for book. At this point (still early), I'm thinking 5th-6th grades as youngest. #Newberyhonor2017

DrSpalding I too am disturbed by Betty the bully. I hope she can change. Stopping at Chapter 8 was a great spot. Changes are surely on the horizon. 3y
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KarriW
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After first 8 chapters: I was worried at beginning that I wouldn't want to read this book. Even with some disturbing events, I am hooked. I am intrigued by the characters and engaged in the plot. While I enjoyed the fantasy of "The Girl who Drank the Moon" because of imagining the possibilities of characters and events, I feel more engaged in "Wolf Hollow", because of probability of characters and events. #Newberyhonor2017

DrSpalding I agree! I thoroughly enjoy historical fiction and reading this makes me think of Little House on the Prairie. Ms. Taylor has a diverse one room schoolhouse class. It's very interesting. I'm wondering about Toby and his role in what will occur. 3y
CherylVDM The first 8 chapters are uncomfortable to say the least. I have know people like Betty and know the damage they can cause. I'm guessing that eventually we will learn why she is the way she is. I'm not sure I'll ever have compassion for her. 3y
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scaifea
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To Kill a Mockingbird meets, um, some other wonderful book from my childhood that I can't quite recall just now. At any rate, it's a gorgeous book and I loved every word of it.

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UnabridgedTomes
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Sometimes, when I finish a book this perfect, I sit frozen in wonder and awe that such a thing is possible, and that somehow I am lucky enough to be in its presence. And then, out of respect for what I've just witnessed, it takes a long time to pick up another book, which cannot possibly be this one's equal.

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I was reluctant to start this book, but I'm so glad I did. Really enjoying the story so far.

#audiobook #overdrive #currentread

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This book is, no hyperbole, the closest living relative of To Kill A Mockingbird I've ever seen. It's lovely and beautiful (and that cover!!!) and true.

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Chrisp16
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I am amazed by the writing for middle grades. Part of me feel it is wasted on the youth but then I think how very fortunate they are to be surrounded by such art.

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Blair_Reads
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A 12 year old girl learns about truth, and secrets, and lies, and that what she says and does has a real impact on the world. So many feels. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Blair_Reads
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New book + white chocolate hot cocoa = a great Thursday night 😍

vivastory White chocolate, delicious. 3y
RealLifeReading What a beautiful cover! 3y
slhbooks Yep, great cover! 3y
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BiblioNyan Sounds like a delightful time. 😊 3y
LitHousewife I love the cover on that one. 3y
kyraleseberg Can't wait to read this!!! 3y
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Amie
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This book is difficult to review. I feel like it's a pick because the writing is excellent and the story is moving and thought-provoking, but for a middle grade book, the bullying is too sadistic and the ending is really bleak.

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kathyellendavis
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Newbery honor!

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monalyisha
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Thoughts about the ALA Youth Media Awards?

I'm mostly just bummed that "Wolf Hollow" is a Newbery Honor book. Although it's well-written, I really don't think it's a children's book at all. It's so bleak and hopeless. (I may have to write a critical essay.)

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MoniMaccheronis
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Erscheint zwar erst im kommenden Frühjahr in Übersetzung, aber liest sich dermaßen spannend und viel versprechend. Ich mag die Figuren und ihre Geschichten bereits sehr.

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