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bookandbedandtea
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A day off between jobs, a spring snowstorm, a good book...ah
I liked this remix of the March sister's story. Enough was the same that one could certainly feel a Little Women vibe but there were plenty of differences (even beyond being the story of a recently emancipated Black family) that made this book stand on its own. As always, I like a book which leads to research & this had me looking up the Roanoke Freedmen's Colony which was new to me.

Viji I‘m in Colorado with over a foot of snow predicted. Where are you? 3d
bookandbedandtea @Viji 👋🏻 I'm also in Colorado but in the metro area. We're only expecting 3-5 inches. 3d
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kissmehardy
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I think this book might be even more impactful on a #reread. More conversations about faith need to be held Meg-and-Micah-style. #yalit

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Loveless | Alice Oseman
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God, Alice Oseman knows how to write a friend group. And Georgia and Rooney's relationship? Just kill me. I hope all the baby aces who need this book find it. #yalit

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suvata
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This is a marvelous remix of the classic novel Little Women. It‘s 1863 in North Carolina and as the American Civil War rages on, the Freedpeople's Colony of Roanoke Island is blossoming, a haven for the recently emancipated. Black people have begun building a community of their own, a refuge from the shadow of the "old life." It is where the March family has finally been able to safely put down roots with four young daughters. 4-stars

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kissmehardy
Solitaire | Alice Oseman
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I would not recommend this book if you want a story that goes all the way through the process of healing. I WOULD recommend this story if you want to be anchored in the mind of a teen with depression. Tori isn't always likeable (ugh, what a term), but she IS fully fleshed out, and I appreciate that. #yalit

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kissmehardy
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Nick's whole bisexual journey in this volume is so important to me. And he and Charlie remain painfully cute! #yalit #graphicnovels

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kissmehardy
Bluebird | Sharon Cameron
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Oof. Every time I thought I knew where this book was going, I really didn't. Such good characterization. #yalit #historicalfiction

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shortsarahrose
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“Text and image, which can be enjoyed both visually and tactilely, offer an agreeable combination. But the most agreeable combination imaginable is that of young adults and young adult literature. When I wrote the first edition of this book in the 1990s, there was widespread doubt that one half of this equation- young adult literature- would survive but . . . not only has the genre survived; it has thrived!”

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kissmehardy
Heartstopper | Alice Oseman
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Heartstopper on Netflix got me in too deep. I want to fall in love with a Nick Nelson of my own but also adopt this Nick and Charlie because I want them to only have good things!!! Especially given where this collection ends!!! #yalit #graphicnovels

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kissmehardy
Blaine for the Win | Robbie Couch
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I absolutely inhaled this book. Blaine and his friends were so compelling, and I loved that it was a Legally Blonde retelling without being a beat-for-beat ripoff. Wish there had been slightly more with Danny at the end, but I'll still take what we got! #yalit

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