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Good as Gone | Amy Gentry
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This was a really quick read, that literally kept me guessing. It occurred to me that the plot gets a confusing when I tried explaining in to a curious group of students. It wasn't as unexpected as I hoped, but it was super engaging, edge of your seat, a good pick for fans of thrillers. #classroomread

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Unwind | Neal Shusterman
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There was a lot of student pressure to get me to read this, and I totally get the appeal, it's a really fast paced, messed up, YA dystopian novel. I'd happily continue the series, but I have to wait my turn in line. (This is a well loved paperback, having made the rounds through my classroom before it landed in my hands.) #classroomread #teachersoflitsy

APLitlife Always recommend this series to my reluctant readers! 2y
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I confess, I was only interested in reading this after I heard that a few scenes from the movie were filmed at my school over winter break. So obviously I have to see the movie. Which means I needed to read the book first. Clearly.

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Mongrels: A Novel | Stephen Graham Jones
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A little bit if post-finals quiet to read and grab a quick bite. I was really happy with this book, it was an interesting take on the werewolf story, both gritty and heartfelt. #classroomread

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The Rosie Project | Graeme Stinson
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This. Was. Adorable. I've already created a mental list of friends and family I need to push this on, it's just the sweetest thing, super funny, very enjoyable. #classroomread

2BR02B It was really cute. And the Asperger's portrayal was surprisingly not terrible. 2y
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I could not put this down, I started yesterday with my students then kept sneaking pages during passing period, lunch, and I even stayed after school! Crazy. It's not as fantastic as her debut, but I still loved it. I'm hoping to pick up Ware's latest soon, even though I've heard some very mixed reviews. I guess we'll see! #classroomread

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Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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It might come off as cliche, but it IS a nerdy retelling of Cinderella, so the story needs to hit certain notes, like the evil step-mother, orphaned and unloved heroine, etc. I thought Poston incorporated these elements in a cute, fresh way. I saw a lot of my own experiance in the fandom elements of the novel, which came off as really genuine. Overall, the story is sweet, nerdy, and I just loved it to bits! #classroomread

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Thornhill | Pam Smy
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Creepy and atmospheric, Thornhill delivers is two parallel stories, one in diary enteries, the other in giant, two page images. The two girls are separated by 25 years, but their tales come together in a tense, little story perfect for midgrade or YA readers. I enjoyed it, even though I wasn't the target audience. The artwork is lovely, the story is grim, and it was a quick, pleasantly spooky read. #classroomread

DebbieGrillo What grade and subject do you teach? 2y
Somasis @DebbieGrillo High school Literature, the kiddos do 10 min of independent reading at the start of each class, so I fit quite a bit of reading into my day 😄 2y
DebbieGrillo Me too! 10th and 11th grade English! 2y
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Zoo City | Lauren Beukes
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While I didn't enjoy it as much as Beukes' most recent novels, this dip into her backlist was fun and interesting. I loved the world building, the gritty atmosphere, and when the action picked up, the narration sped along. I'll keep looking for a copy of Moxie Land, overall I really enjoy her style and can't wait to read more.

I may have let my students read longer today while I finished this up, the end was so good! #classroomread

TricksyTails I have been waiting to see what someone thought of this. Read The Shining Girls but heard mixed things about Broken Monsters. 2y
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Out from Boneville | Jeff Smith
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Another #classroomread, this one plucked from the library shelves when I forgot to bring a new book from home. I LOVED it, tons of fun, engaging, appropriate for all ages! I'll be digging up the rest of the series, and recommending it as a good read for my students