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sprainedbrain
Into the Forest | Jean Hegland
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This book is a trip. Really well-written dystopian set in the Northern California wilderness in a not-so-distant future. Some unlikely stuff happens, and some seriously weird stuff happens, and this book needs pretty much all the trigger warnings. But it‘s so good!

My full review is on my blog, and I kept it spoiler free: http://sprainedbrain.blog/2019/12/05/into-the-forest-by-jean-hegland-kept-me-up-...

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Amiable I read this one years ago —I remember being rather unsettled by it. 12h
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Hollie
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Holy shit, this woman is nuts. I couldn‘t put it down. The story follows Shelly Knotek‘s family from her childhood (where she was the worst kid ever) through creating her own family, whom she tortured and abused. Shelly delighted in the humiliation of others and gaslit her family like crazy. She took in a few “friends” who suffered the most at her hands until her abuse killed them. Fans of true crime need to scoop this up- it‘s free on prime now.

Hollie @Reviewsbylola have you read this one yet? This bitch is crazy! 15h
LeahBergen Yikes! Stacked. 😆 15h
MrsV I think this just moved up on my TBR! 15h
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Hollie @MrsV let me know what you think of it! 15h
Hollie @LeahBergen yikes is right! 15h
Reviewsbylola Omg I am reading this right now!!! I‘m halfway done. 😱 2h
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Niaaelizz
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia

“It was a strong wonderful feeling. To discover eyes upon you when you expected no one to notice you at all.”

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Niaaelizz
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia

I think this book is great for children to read as a class as it will keep them on their toes about what will happen next!

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Niaaelizz
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
Pickpick

Historical fiction. This book tells the story of children placed in the setting of the early ABalck Panther Party. The author does a great job in using a story line about three young sister to portray a topic and moment in history that is rarely present in Children‘s books.

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Palimpsest
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I think I would have loved this book if I had read it when I was young. I had a hard time getting through it, almost a year, and initially thought it was because I know the story so well. I love the 4 movie versions I‘ve seen. I like the sisterhood notion in it, but I found the rest puritanical. Every chapter is a lesson to give more and more of oneself to be better ”. https://lithub.com/louisa-may-alcotts-letter-of-advice-to-a-young-writer/

Palimpsest I had formed my opinion long before reading the lit-hub article but it made me feel better that even the author wasn‘t wholeheartedly into it. It‘s nice to be kind to others and as a Bildungsroman grow into good women, but the self-sacrificing was too much, such as Meg having to apologize to John first when they fought. Still going to see the new film this month. 23h
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sprainedbrain
Into the Forest | Jean Hegland
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I just finished the tagged book... I was just going to read for a bit, and now it‘s 1 am and I‘m going to need some time to process (and sleep) before I can review it. This book is a trip.

It was my last book for #ReadingWomenChallenge, so I have finished my first challenge for the year. 🙌🏻

Will it be worth how exhausted/worthless I‘m going to be at work tomorrow? Who‘s to say!

I have no compassion for my own poor nerves. 🤪

ljuliel You‘re doing great ! It looks as though you‘re close to finishing up some of your others also. 1d
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 1d
Butterfinger Congratulations! 1d
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Jas16 🙌🏽 1d
vivastory Obviously I'm intrigued by any book that makes you say screw my bedtime 😂 Definitely stacked! 23h
HOTPock3tt lol at the P&P reference!! 🤣😍🎉🙌🏽 @sprainedbrain 22h
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt of course you caught it. 😘😂 21h
HOTPock3tt Yup!! 😁😘 @sprainedbrain 15h
sprainedbrain @vivastory I think you might like this one! 13h
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RenePenn
Last One Home | Debbie Macomber
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I‘m about halfway through the audio version and I am loving it. I think this is the first book I‘ve read by Macomber.