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AWildMandaPanda
We Contain Multitudes | Sarah Henstra
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I absolutely loved this book! The characters are complex and endearing and I did not expect some of the events to take place. In hindsight I could see it but it wasn‘t too obvious and the epistolary style is refreshing and makes it feel unique and genuine! I also really enjoyed all of the literary references! I highly recommend it! #bibliophile #YA #lgbtq #mustread

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NovelNancy
Saint Death | Marcus Sedgwick
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Arturo is a poor teenager living totally on his own in a shack in Mexico on the border of El Paso. He works to support himself so can't attend school. His best friend hasn't been in touch for a year until he suddenly shows up because he's in trouble . Set over 24 hours, there's a plot twist. This book can be read as a fast-paced story, or as a statement about immigration, & the drug trade in the U.S. & its impact on the lives of Mexicans.

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NovelNancy
Release | Patrick Ness
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Adam Thorn is the son of a fundamentalist preacher; his parents haven't ever accepted him. He has to confront his feelings for his ex-BF with his current BF, deal with a changing situation with his BFF, ward off unwanted advances at work, & deal with family drama. Interspersed in Adam's story is a metaphorical tale of a spirit who's come back to earth to face the demons who murdered a girl who body she inhabits. Both need release by sunset.

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DaniRey
Roomies | Christina Lauren
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I decided to read another Christina Lauren book for another quick and fun read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ despite the fact that it‘s a bit cringey how their relationship was built on a whole lot of lies and poor communication. Plus you know it‘s major privilege to do something illegal as they do and have it be not a problem at all. But nevertheless it swept me up and the whole Irish accent in the audiobook is a huge plus 🤣

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Chelsea.Poole
With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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My shirt matches perfectly with this cover so I attempted a book selfie but I'm a terrible selfie taker 🙈 and the lighting is horrible BUT -- I AM LOVING THIS BOOK ♥️
Plus, That cover is total #coverlove 🥭🍍🍑🍒🥥
The #audiobook is amazing.
I realize I am gushing. It's just so good.

Pruzy Awesome selfie, looking great! 🙌 51m
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QuietlyLaura
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Who else took advantage of Barnes & Noble‘s member‘s sale? This girl did! And I got this nifty tote bag, too! 🙋🏻‍♀️📚
#BarnesNoble #bookhaul #booktote

Desha Love this! Did this start today for members? I can‘t remember what my email from BN said this morning! 🤣 2h
QuietlyLaura @Desha The sale started today for members and on Saturday for nonmembers. In store and online. Friday is also for members. ☺️ 1h
Leftcoastzen Oh, more temptation! 1h
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Sassy_Steph
Meet Cute | Helena Hunting
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Great sweet story, read it for that gooey feeling inside!!

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Naj
Undead Girl Gang | Lily Anderson
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This is the best worst book I've ever read. A zombie murder mystery with witches and a good first half, but then things start progressing from absurd to downright hilarious. I actually laughed out loud during the last seven-ish chapters which were so comical I thought I was reading a parody. I'm not even pissed for wasting my time on this because it was comedy gold, though none of the author's intentional attempts at humor worked.

1/5 🌟

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NovelNancy
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Maya is a h.s.senior; she's also an American Indian & Muslim. Her parents came to the U.S. from India. Maya is torn between being the daughter her parents want & expect her to be & her own dreams - go to NYU to study film and to date a h.s. non-native Muslim. Interspersed in the story are snippets of an event outside anyone's control - a terrorist attack that leads to hate crimes directed toward Maya and her parents.

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NovelNancy
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Rape occurs frequently in h.s. & 3 girls decide enough is enough. They anonymously start a girls' group called “The Nowhere Girls“ where girls meet to talk about guys & create a manifesto with one item being girls will no longer have sex with guys. There is an online blog called “Real Men of Presscott High“ where one of the anonymous rapists brags about all of his conquests. It takes awhile for adults to do the right thing, but justice prevails.