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#unpopularopinion but I didn‘t love this one 😬. There were things about it I liked. Such as Francie‘s love of reading and the description of realizing that she could read. But I think my main issue was with the family dynamic. I‘ve read a lot of books lately with terrible parents and alcoholism. So maybe it‘s a case of timing and I‘d enjoy it more another time.

Soubhiville Chosen for my bookclub‘s Dec topic of #bannedbooks 1d
greenreads If it's the timing, will you read this sometime again then? 21h
Soubhiville @greenreads not likely. Too many books in the world that I haven‘t read. And my rereads are books I adored the first time. 21h
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TheAromaofBooks Love the cross stitch picture, though! 20h
Soubhiville @TheAromaofBooks thanks! @Hooked_on_books made it for me last year 😊. I love it too! 20h
greenreads @Soubhiville Oh, that's true. Thanks! 20h
Hooked_on_books 🤦🏼‍♀️ I didn‘t even notice it when I saw your post. It looks great! 15h
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Despised and Rejected | Rose Allatini
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Oh Meg, look at this! The gift paper and the bookmark and of course the #Persephone book inside 😍😍. The comparison to Boyne is very promising and your kind words... I‘m over the moon 🌙 🌝 , really! Thank you so much! 😘

erzascarletbookgasm Lovely ✨ 5d
LeahBergen Ooo, how nice! I enjoyed this one. 👏🏻 5d
Megabooks I‘m so glad it arrived safely and sound! I hope you enjoy it! 💕💕 Thank you for being such a wonderful friend 😘 5d
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BarbaraBB @LeahBergen I just saw your post about it! 5d
BarbaraBB @Megabooks I‘m sure I‘ll enjoy it. It sounds perfect! 💕 5d
Cinfhen Beautiful ❤️ 5d
Kalalalatja So pretty! 5d
batsy How lovely 😍 4d
Reviewsbylola So sweet!! 2d
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Suggested Reading | Dave Connis
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Clara is ready for her last year of high school. But on the 1st day she finds out the school is banning a bunch of books. When she is given the books to put in her little libraries, Clara decides she is going to make her own underground library at school. So many people are checking out the books. She is so excited that it is working out until a tragedy strikes. Was it her fault for loaning out the banned books?

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Suggested Reading | Dave Connis
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Ruby isn‘t too happy that we sitting on her couch. Getting some reading in before having to leave the house!

BookNAround She is looking at you out of the side of her eye like “Who invited you to sit here?” LOL! 3w
Lovesbooks87 @BookNAround YES!!!! I got the side eye the whole time! 3w
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“When I reached her, she was a star, pulling me into her orbit” #bookdragon #bryngreenwood #alltheuglyandwonderfulthings #fallreads #bannedbooks

Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson
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#bannedbook #GratefulReads
Some of the #bannedbooks my son read in HS.

Reviewsbylola I read quite a few of those in HS too. Speak is so fantastic. 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Awesome choices! 1mo
Suet624 I didn‘t know Tim O‘Brien‘s book was banned! 1mo
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Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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I loved Grapes Of Wrath and was amazed to find out it had been banned and burnt! What is wrong with people!

‘In August 1939, by a vote of 4 to 1, the board approved a resolution banning The Grapes of Wrath from county libraries and schools‘


#BannedBooks #GratefulReads

ljuliel In the first place, the book was very good ✨. I wasn‘t alive during those years, but I highly doubt it was a matter of missing one paycheck so you couldn‘t buy Cheetos and Budweiser that pay. It was probably a horrible , long, rough time to get through. Would I cuss ? Yep . I wouldn‘t skip down the road singing like Mary Poppins. I read it long ago, and the main thing that stuck with me was the freaky weird ending with Rose of Sharon...Odd. 1mo
Andrew65 @ljuliel Read it so long ago that i‘ve forgotten the ending. Possibly 30 years ago. 😳 1mo
ljuliel Yea, it‘s been pretty long here too. The ending sorta stuck with me all this time. I get why he wrote it, I think. It was just a bit 😯😮😲😳 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! I didn‘t know that!!! 1mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Shocking and what is about burning books! I just return mine to the library! 😂 @ljuliel 1mo
Lcsmcat And now it‘s required reading in many high schools. 1mo
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat How tones change. I also love this one which I think is used in schools too. 1mo
OriginalCyn620 I don‘t think I ever knew this one was banned! 1mo
Andrew65 @OriginalCyn620 Amazing what books were banned. 1mo
Tamra What? Why?? 1mo
Andrew65 @Tamra I know, totally crazy! 1mo
Tamra Thanks for posting the article! 1mo
EadieB Imagine banning Grapes of Wrath. Crazy! 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB 😮😡 (edited) 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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WorldsOkayestStepMom I definitely need that shirt! 1mo
Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Love the shirt! 🙌🏼 1mo
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erzascarletbookgasm I want the shirt! 👍 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You look so pretty 💗 1mo
CoffeeNBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks Misty! 😊 1mo
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AmyG Harriet the Spy is banned? 😳 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Awesome books there! 1mo
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Yes, it‘s traumatic and distressing in places with depictions of abuse (physical and sexual). However, this is a must-read, given that it is a semi-autobiographical novel as well as a #bannedbook- we owe it to the author to allow her message to be heard.

#readingUSA 2019

@TrishB @Cinfhen @Balibee146 @BarbaraBB - do give it a go, it has an underlying positivity too, and it fits the #bannedbook prompt for #booked2020....

Librarybelle Good choice! 1mo
Eggs Agree 1mo
EH2018 Heartbreaking but well worth the read! 1mo
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Cinfhen Thanks for letting me know!!! I‘ll keep it in mind for #BannedBooks #Booked2020 ❣️😘 1mo
CBee Definitely worth reading! 1mo
TrishB Thanks! It will give me a reason to get it off the tbr! 1mo
BarbaraBB Great review. I‘ll stack! 1mo
lele1432 I've had this on my TBR for years! 1mo
Kdgordon88 I read this years ago. It is one of those books that stays with you long after you turned the last page. 1mo
Hooked_on_books Hmmm…I may have to read this now! 1mo
Samplergal I loved this book. So good, yet upsetting. 1mo
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