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Niaaelizz

“If you‘re supposed to accept that life is always changing and be fine with that today may be okay but tomorrow might be the worst day of your life-ever-, then how do you do your homework? “

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Niaaelizz

I enjoyed this book a lot! I would use this in a middle school classroom setting even for earlier ages. The language used can be challenging enough and the story, funny and engaging!

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Niaaelizz
Pickpick

Realistic fiction. I think this book is very relatable for kids! Milo portray the life of many children in school from his friendships, to crushes and even with all of this, the life he leaves at home. This book does a good job in covering the topic of death as well as we see Milo‘s mothers death and the effects it had on him in school.

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kaysworld1
Blue Nights | Joan Didion
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“A single person is missing for you, and the whole world is empty.” ~ Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

“Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant.

You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.”

“You have to pick the places you don't walk away from.”

It‘s the birthday of the essayist and novelist Joan Didion, born in Sacramento, California (1934). She grew up as a nervous child.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Didion

Karisa Love her! Her words and ideas have that lasting power. 12h
Billypar I read both YOMT and Blue Nights this year: very powerful and thought-provoking- they stuck with me. 11h
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monalyisha
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My final project is due this weekend & I FINALLY got to unsuspend all of my holds! I‘m so close to having time to read again!

Cue unintelligible squealing!
AAAAIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEE!

wanderinglynn Yay!!! 🙌🏻📚📚📚 22h
monalyisha I should note that I'm also waiting for Maggie Stiefvater's latest but that almost certainly won't be ready for me by the time the weekend's through. SOON, though! 12h
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ClairesReads
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Pickpick

Although Sandberg's personal context is particular, there's a lot to take from this about what happens when Plan A fails. Sandberg's discussion of space, attitude, and patience real rang true for me. This was a timely reminder that our challenges, and traumas are PART of us but they are not us, and to be gentle with the people around us; we don't know what they're carrying around every day.

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IheartYA
Sorry for Your Loss | Jessie Ann Foley
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Mehso-so

As much as I liked the writing, I had a hard time finding the direction of the story, or the point. It was as if the story had an identity crisis. I enjoyed the characters, but some parts were unnecessarily over dramatic and the main character remained out of focus. The end (if you can call it that) was anticlimactic. More of a 2.5 stars, I'm rounding up to 3.

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GirlNamedJesse
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Pickpick

This is a perfect book. It has everything: heart, smarts, and adventure! Everything came together, but in surprising ways that I did not see coming. Every character was unique and added a layer to an already interesting story, making it that much better. I loved the capacity for love, kindness, and overall goodness the story share in the wake of tragedy, but more importantly: in mundane every day moments. ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

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JacintaMCarter
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Mehso-so

#2019Book87
The characters in this romance were quirky and fun, but also kind of interchangeable. It was difficult to remember who was who for most of the book, especially since there were so many characters. The story itself was pretty cute, if predictable, and I'll likely read more of Waxman's books in the future.