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Unwind | Neal Shusterman
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Technically #YA, but I think everyone should read this book. Beyond enveloping you into the story, this novel is pretty realistic: war resulting from relentless stubbornness and hatred effecting generations. We expect constant model behavior, always thinking about the results of your actions: attitude, school, family and yet adults have a knack for screwing up sh*t for generations to come never thinking about the consequences. #teamnosleep

MeesesPieces I loved this series and I love Neal Shusterman! 3d
LibrarianRyan Crazy isn‘t it!!!!! 3d
ReadingOverSleeping @MeesesPieces love your handle first of all! I just ordered the second from our library to continue the chaos. @LibrarianRyan yes this was a crazy freaking book! The excerpts from REAL NEWS in the intro of the parts is terrifying! Bill of Life may not be plausible, yet, but the whole concept of war and conflict is so relatable in today! This is a scary read! 2d
MeesesPieces @ReadingOverSleeping thank you! My handle is a nickname I had for my dog. I loved the Unwind series so much I had to buy all of the books! Theres another book of the series called Unbound which is stories from the Unwind World. It‘s also very good. It is terrifying to imagine this as the world we live in! If you haven‘t read Neal Shustermans Scythe yet I do definitely recommend it! 2d
ReadingOverSleeping @MeesesPieces thank you! I'll add them to my list! He's a brilliant writer, I'm really enjoying his work! I can imagine how intense Unbound must be, Cy-Fi's story was so disturbing in unwind 12h
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Overall, I really enjoyed the book. Complex story, deep characters with folklore and of course the never changing need for man to tell others what is best for them. Vasya is a courageous young girl, ready to live on her own terms. She isn't a lone hero, smart enough to ask for help when necessary giving depth to other characters. Slow at parts, but the end had me engaged enough to continue with the series. #teamnosleep for #bearandthenightingale

BookwormM Great series 2w
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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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This is a definite feel good novel. It takes a realistic approach to marriage, probably children, infertility and other factors that affect adult lives. Life can really harden you if you take it too seriously. Let's laugh and love a little more. Focus on the good stuff, it makes the hard times easier. This ended a little too neatly for me but nonetheless #teamnosleep for #whataliceforgot

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Mockingjay | Suzzane Collins
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Though this is a dystopian novel, it's realistic about what violence and war do to the masses. I am satisfied with the ending, not tied up in a neat bow, but really showing how long trauma can truly last. It's terrifying how history nearly repeats itself so easily, completely blind to the consequences. Mankind, so intelligent, ever evolving, never realizing the true cost of abusing one another. #bekind #teamnosleep for #mockingjay #hungergames

Naj Lovely review! 1mo
LibrarianRyan This was one of the few popular trilogy/series where I actually liked the ending. I liked the ending because it showed that there were real consequences in life. Not everyone lived happily ever after. A killer reader, but I loved every heart breaking minute of it. 1mo
ReadingOverSleeping @LibrarianRyan You were right, it was a great series. It's amazing how they were ready for just one more. I was sad about Prim the most though, the girl who really started it all because her name was called and she had a sister who would literally die for her. Watching Catching Fire now, much better than the first! 1mo
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ReadingOverSleeping @Naj thank you! Did you read the series? I highly recommend! 1mo
Scochrane26 @ReadingOverSleeping @LibrarianRyan I also liked the ending of this series, it‘s realistic. I think I like this series so much because it relates to current events. Author got the idea from real life events. Other ya series also have meaning, but I think this one is a little deeper. There are a lot of series that are hunger games lite. 1mo
Scochrane26 Also, I‘ll never get over finnick‘s ending 1mo
starlight97 Wise words! 1mo
LibrarianRyan @Scochrane26 Ahhh. Finnick. There are things I hope she touchs on in her new books that were skipped over or not fully explained like Avox.

As for another Realistic series, if you have not read it (at least book 1), try Unwind. It is so real to what is actually happening now. When I first read it I was like NO WAY, but each day we get a little closer.
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Scochrane26 @LibrarianRyan I read unwind a few yrs ago, & it horrified me, but I liked it. There‘s one scene toward the end that I‘ve never forgotten. I always forget about that one when recommending a series, & I forget to go back & finish the series. 1mo
ReadingOverSleeping @Scochrane26 @LibrarianRyan please tell me more about unwind! Although I need something less heart wrenching next! 1mo
ReadingOverSleeping @Scochrane26 that one bothered me as well. Finally with his love, expecting a child and gives himself as the ultimate sacrifice 1mo
LibrarianRyan @ReadingOverSleeping Unwind is by Shusterman. In it all children MUST be born. Between the ages of 14 and 18 any child can be “unwound”. It never comes out and directly says what unwinding is but when they describe it it will give you chills. This story follows three kids sent to unwinding, a tithe and two unexpected. I can‘t say anything else without giving everything away. But it is so good. And the world is just 🤯 1mo
Scochrane26 @ReadingOverSleeping I‘ve heard the rest of the unwind series is good, think there‘s 4 books? I just forget to add them to my long tbr. 1mo
ReadingOverSleeping @LibrarianRyan @Scochrane26 I've just picked up the first in the series from the library! Looking forward to this f"ckery ? 4w
Naj @ReadingOverSleeping Yes, I've read the series and quite liked it. I was dissapointed by the ending though. Second book was my favorite of the series. But then I usually don't like dystopian fiction so maybe I'm not the right person to judge the series. 4w
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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins
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I have a minimum of 4 books in rotation all the time. Except this time. I'm flying through it, everything else is on hold. I'm dreading that it will eventually end but at the same time I need resolution. I need to see the Capitol defeated, and truthfully, I need to see Panem come together and rage against oppression, poverty and abuse of power. Rage on, districts. Rage. On. #teamnosleep for #catchingfire 🔥

RebL I want to read all the books like this, but it doesn't always happen that way. 1mo
Scochrane26 This was my favorite series for awhile (besides HP, of course). And even though I was in my 30‘s. My sister & I even went to a couple of midnight showings. I do think the movies were done well, esp compared to other series‘ adaptations. Check them out when you get done w/ books. 1mo
ReadingOverSleeping @RebL you're so right. It's been a while since I was sucked in like this! 1mo
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ReadingOverSleeping @Scochrane26 I'm 31 and enjoying this so much! I also loved HP, I've been looking for something to get passionate about a series since then. This came very very close! 1mo
Scochrane26 @ReadingOverSleeping I don‘t think I‘ve read any other ya or adult series that I‘ve loved as much as hunger games & HP. Don‘t read divergent, the 3rd book is a travesty & ruins the first 2. 1mo
BooknerdsLife @Scochrane26 Totally agree with you 😄 especially about Divergent!!! 🤨 And I still love the Hunger Games & HP after all these years! 1mo
BooknerdsLife @ReadingOverSleeping I can‘t wait to hear your thoughts after the third book 🤗 1mo
ReadingOverSleeping @BooknerdsLife @Scochrane26 sounds like we have similar tastes!! Any other fandoms I should be aware of? 😁 1mo
ReadingOverSleeping @BooknerdsLife I had to slow down on book 3, it's going too fast!! 1mo
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Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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I never thought I'd enjoy a dystopian novel so much but I'm sucked into this story. Vicious, twisted, intense, and thought provoking with love stories in between - family, friendship and of course a love triangle. I'm already halfway through the second! #teamnosleep for #hungergames #thehungergames

emz711 It scared me so much at the end that I don't pick up the next 2 for years 1mo
ReadingOverSleeping @emz711 I can see that, it is vicious 1mo
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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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I really didn't grasp the gravity of social media kids face these days. This is beyond a coming of age story - it touches on so many topics including relationships, pressure of school, depression, bullying and forgiveness. This book is important. I recommend everyone read it because it can open the door to so many conversations that may be uncomfortable for people to have with their loved ones. Definitely #teamnosleep for #oneofusislying

Johanna414 I feel for kids today - they can‘t turn it off. Social media is the cause of so many issues and so much anxiety among my students. 1mo
ReadingOverSleeping @Johanna414 Facebook came out my first year of college and back then it wasn't the animal it is now. And it's difficult because it's unrealistic to tell them not to use it, but there's a real problem here. I can't imagine being bullied at school and then coming home to a social media ish storm. It's heartbreaking! 1mo
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I really enjoyed this book. It's a story of how far you'll go for family, a need for connection and figuring out if is there a limit to how far you'll go to protect loved ones. This story is raw, and learning about their abusive past with their father can be heartbreaking. It's a short read but still makes characters come alive. #teamnosleep for #mysisterisaserialkiller

SW-T It was a good book 😊 1mo
ReadingOverSleeping @SW-T I knew how it would likely end, I was hoping for more from Korede :/ 1mo
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I loved this read. It is not like most self help business books, Seip actually gives you ways to practice and implement suggestions instead of just repeating you can do it over and over again. I especially loved the memory exercises, they really work, and pointers on how to speed up your reading. Highly recommend this book it you're looking to take it to the next level. #teamnosleep for #trainyourbrain

RebL I appreciate that you tagged this Team No Sleep! 2mo
ReadingOverSleeping @RebL when it's a good read, you go past bedtime ;) lol 2mo
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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This book takes you inside the "perfect" lives of suburban wives and what really happens in their personal lives vs. what they display to the world. There's turmoil, but there's also a lot of love. I loved this book, I was engrossed by it, and finished it in 3 days. Reading about Moriarty's childhood made me connect to the material much more. Needless to say #teamnosleep for #biglittlelies