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awishman
The Moon-Spinners | Mary Stewart
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Very much a product of its time, an intrepid Nicola stumbles across a mystery just can't resist getting involved. Fans of Agatha Christie's stand alones will enjoy this. Also, it wasn't written as YA, but I'm consider it YA.

#ScholasticReadingBINGO #setinMediterranean
#AYARC2017 #ClassicYA

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awishman
Amos Fortune: Free Man | Elizabeth Yates
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If you consider when this book was written (1950) the patronizing, well-meaning but still racist tropes aren't as glaring as they are in 2017. I usually am able to be forgiving about something being a product of its time, but I had a harder time with this book.

#BacktoClassicsChallenge #AwardWinner #Newbery
#AYARC2017 #MiddleGrade

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awishman
Saints and Misfits | S. K. Ali
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This book is an example of how reading one story can open us to the stories of others. Excellent coming of age story.

#AYARC2017 #YAinHomeCountry
#ScholasticReadingBINGO #RecommendedbyaFriend

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awishman
March: Book Three | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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Pickpick

Stunning conclusion to the March Trilogy.

#AYARC2017 #FinishaYASeries

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awishman
Challenger Deep | Neal Shusterman
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This book is very powerful, very unusual, very worth reading.

#ScholasticReadingBINGO #Narratorsavesalife
#AYARC2017 #MainCharacterwithMentalIllness

Megabooks Love this one! Thank you @faelinwolf for getting me my own copy! 3y
faelinwolf ♡♡♡ I listened to it on audio. But I think I might want to read it too. What do you think? 3y
awishman @faelinwolf @Booksandcooks I read the ebook, but I think it would be very good on audio. 3y
faelinwolf @awishman Yes! Listen to the audio! It's good! I liked the narrator--he made it come alive for me. 3y
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awishman
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This is my second time reading this compelling look at the race to develop the nuclear bomb. Steve Sheinkin is a master and I can't recommend any of his books highly enough.

#AYARC2017 #RereadYA
#ScholasticReadingBINGO #Aboutsomeoneyourage

LeslieO I loved Most Dangerous. 3y
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awishman
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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A fun retelling of Cinderella through the lens of nerd culture. A really heart-warming love letter to Fandom.

#AYARC2017 #YAFairytaleretelling
#ScholasticReadingBINGO #CaronCover

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awishman
March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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Don't think I can say much about this that hasn't been said. Moving and powerful.

#AYARC2017 #YAGraphicNovel
#ScholasticReadingBINGO #NonfictionGraphicNovel

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awishman
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I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. 2017 is the year I discovered Nicola Yoon and she has moved to my 'Must read everything EVERYTHING she writes' list

This book is delightful. The audio is excellent. Intrigued by the coming movie version.
#LitsyAtoZ #LetterE
#AYARC2017 #ScholasticReadingBINGO
#MadeintoaMovie

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awishman
If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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First person narrative from a trans teen. I found this book heartbreaking and beautiful. I have a nonbinary child, so this topic is extremely personal for me and I can't separate my feelings about the book from the feelings I experienced while reading it. #transvoices
#ReadHarder #AYARC2017 #YAbyauthorwhoidentifiesasLGBTQ+
#LitsyAtoZ #LetterI

Laura317 That has to be so hard! 💕💕to you both! 3y
awishman @Laura317 Thank you. The hardest part is worrying about safety and attitudes of others that could harm them. 3y
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