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michellelav
Waiting | Carol Lynch Williams
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Pickpick

I started and finished this book today. It's a story about loss and how it can make or break a family. Unfortunately in this case the loss of London's brother leaves the family quite broken. It was a very good story but I found the writing slightly cringey at times. 📖
3.8/5 😊

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sofia.aniela
Be Light Like a Bird | Monika Schrder

Genre: Fiction

Date Started: December 9, 2019

Date Completed: December ??, 2019

How did you choose this book:

Write a brief summary of the novel; who was the protagonist; what was his/her problem and how was the problem resolved?

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Nebklvr
The Boy in the Black Suit | Jason Reynolds
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Mehso-so

Reynolds is a good writer. He captures the grief and poignant feeling of being lost in a wilderness of pain after the death of a loved one. However, the ending just seems to fizzle out with no resolution or climax.

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manononosa
We Are Okay | Nina LaCour

Coming of Age, Young Adult
12/11/2019-12/14/2019
How did I choose this book: I saw it on a recommendation list
Summary: Marin plans to spend her winter break alone until Mabel flies thousands of miles to see her again and offer her a place to stay back at home. Together, they learn to deal with Marin's grief and past as they also figure out their feelings for each other.
pg: 236

manononosa Who is the protagonists?: Marin is the protagonist.
What is her problem?: Marin moves away from her home once her grandfather dies in an act of severe grief. She does not bother to contact anyone from home, and seemingly loses herself, becoming a shell of what she used to be. When the beginning of winter break arrives, her best friend, Mabel, flies to see her. Now, she has to deal with the consequences of leaving everything behind, along with the
21h
manononosa -prolonged experience of the stages of grief. Both girls find out about Marin's past and eventually are forced to work out their feelings for each other and all the things they left unsaid before Marin left.
How is it resolved?: Marin realizes that she regrets rejecting Mabel's offer once she leaves, but luckily, Mabel comes back to Marin with her parents the next day, and the all celebrate Christmas. Ana, Mabel's mother, offers to be Marin's--
21h
manononosa --mother-figure. Marin agrees, feeling as though she finally has a family. 21h
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Eggs
Thing about Jellyfish | Ali Benjamin
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☃️ tagged

☃️ Words on Fire-Jennifer Nielsen

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#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain

mom2bugnbee Oh, go read Echo! So good! 1d
Eggs Thanks for the cheering-on! @mom2bugnbee 1d
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Kenyazero
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Pickpick

This is one of my favorite fantasy series. The characters are very well developed, and the plot has some surprises and many fun breadcrumbs. #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtfantasy #lgbtliterature #trauma #grief

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Kenyazero
Given, Vol. 1 | Natsuki Kizu
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Pickpick

This is a fun read, especially if you're into music or guitars. You don't have to be, though. This manga also has a beautiful anime adaptation, but includes scenes that enhance the story that the anime does not include (yet). This may be a good pick for someone dealing with loss, but someone who may be upset by topics of suicide may want to hold off. #LGBTQ #LGBT #LGBTManga #music #suicide #grief #identityexploration

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Kenyazero
Descender #1 | Jeff Lemire
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I never would have picked this up on my own because I don't usually like scifi. I'm super glad it fell into my lab, because it is one of my favorite comics. If you like robots, space, thrilling stories, or beautiful watercolor artwork, I'd give this one a read. #scifi #robotics #trauma #grief #family

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Kenyazero
Ascender #2 | Jeff Lemire
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I picked this series up after falling in love with its precursor, Descender. I highly recommend both, and suspect that you might like this one better if you've read Descender first. #scifi #generationaltrauma #robotics #magic #watercolor #grief #persecution

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bourne.shell
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Pickpick

Really loved it. A beautifully weaved story of loosely connected people dealing with the weight of what it looks and feels like to have a family. It's not always how you think it should be and it's not always fair. But sometimes things work out in such a way because someone else needs you, needs what you've been through, or you need someone else and didn't realize it.

BarbaraBB Loved this one too 💜 4d
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