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VioletMoonBooks
An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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Meshell1313
Defy Me | Tahereh Mafi
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Today is a good day ☀️🕶👒📖🦩

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abookishbutterfly
Tender Is the Flesh | Agustina Bazterrica
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Great social commentary on the meat industry, the inhumane treatment of marginalized groups, and all that human beings are willing to rationalize for the sake of preserving themselves. Honestly, it was so much more than that. Although the pacing was a bit slow, I did find this to be a disturbing and thought-provoking read.

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Chelsea.Poole
Tender Is the Flesh | Agustina Bazterrica
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This was one heck of a horrible reading experience!! 😱
I can understand excitement for this, as it certainly has something to say about consumerism, capitalism, etc. I think of myself as pretty open minded and willing to try out-there books, but apparently I draw the line at descriptive, legal cannibalism. 🤷🏼‍♀️

If I wasn‘t already a vegetarian, this one would probably push me over the edge.

CBee I never had any desire whatsoever to read this and you‘ve just proved me right 😂😳 14h
vivastory For a more subtle take on the same issue, one that I thought was better handled I recommend 12h
BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one 🤷🏻‍♀️ but I agree with @vivastory ; Under the skin is very good too. 6h
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
Dry | Neal Shusterman
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This is an engaging story that tackles a situation that is shaping up to be a serious problem in our world—water shortage. I‘ve been following the story of how Lake Mead is drying up and how the western states are suffering through this prolonged drought, and this fictional tale really hits close to home. This story shows how quickly the situation can spiral out of control. I just couldn‘t shake that parched sensation while I read . . . 🥵

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Robotswithpersonality
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Okay, I'm done spamming my feed with quotes from this remarkable classic. Accessible too, given the page count. A good chunk of this edition is actually scholarship on the story, and I'm still thinking through my own thoughts; will leave other 'takes' for a second read at some point in the future. For everything it says, (not as dated as I thought it would be), I'm so very glad this book exists.

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Robotswithpersonality
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"...hoped that some day our cities would open up more and let the green and the land and the wilderness in more, to remind people that we're allotted a little space in earth and that we survive in that wilderness that can take back what it has given, as easily as blowing its breath on us or sending the sea to tell us we are not so big." ???

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Robotswithpersonality
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"The things you're looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine percent of them is in a book. Don't ask for guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine or library. DO YOUR OWN BIT OF SAVING, AND IF YOU DROWN, AT LEAST DIE KNOWING YOU WERE HEADED FOR SHORE." ??

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Robotswithpersonality
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"We have everything we need to be happy, but we aren't happy. Something's missing."

"It's not books you need, it's some of the things that were once in books...The magic is only in what books say..."

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VioletMoonBooks
An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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