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ASimilarKite

ASimilarKite

Joined February 2016

Horror, YA, Juvenile Fiction
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Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
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Scar Island | Dan Gemeinhart
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Dickensian Lord of the Flies for kids. I'm in. And booktalking it to elementary schoolers.

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The Nest | Jon Klassen, Kenneth Oppel
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Deliciously creepy and bizarre. I love kids books that take on big ideas, especially when they do so in unnerving ways. This is a book about anxiety, and coming to terms with the imperfections of brains and bodies. An excellent read whilst tucked away in a little beach nest for the weekend.

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Ugh.

keenkellie I read that line yesterday & got an uneasy feeling I haven't been able to shake. 6y
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A novel in poetry -- I love this Concrete poem.

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::shudder::

Curley_Bender Yikes 6y
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Yes. This.

Curley_Bender Modern convenience is pretty great, but we certainly lost something with the death of video stores, a certain sense of exploration--discovery of choice. 6y
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It feels weird to be reading such a nasty book over such a pleasant lunch.

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The Future of Us | Jay Asher, Carolyn Mackler
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This book has such a promising premise (kids in 1996 find their future Facebook profiles), but it ends up squandered on a boring "girl figures out she is meant to be with her friend, which we all knew obviously all along" plot. Could have been so much more.

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I am savoring this book.

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I'm not even a quarter of the way through this book and it might be my favorite of the year. I love these weird little chapters nestled amongst the forward momentum of the plot. Little details and glimpses and zooming-ins.

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An excellent depiction of the transition from selfishness to empathy that can happen as one grows up a little. Plus, I couldn't get enough of all the lovely absurd British-isms and onomatopoeia. And it was about adoption, which is a topic near and dear to my heart. Will very likely be booktalking this one at schools in the spring.

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This book is very funny. I very much hope this main character realizes what a self-centered jerk she is.

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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I'm actually reading a collection of comics called The Shirley Jackson Project, but isn't in the Litsy database! This particular page hit close to home right now.

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Why yes, I did find a middle grade novel about puzzle rooms.

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Needful Things | Stephen King
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Just realized it is Mr. King's birthday today and I'm reading a Stephen King novel! Love it so far.

Mrs.TeacherLady I am almost finished with it now. It is very good. I love how he builds up so many plot lines over the course of it. 💜 6y
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This book is so my thing.

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Summer of Night | Dan Simmons
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I have just started this and it is amazing and beautiful and I can't believe I haven't read it. Perfect summer vacation book.

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The Silence | Tim Lebbon
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Daughters Unto Devils | Amy Lukavics

Super creepy. Listening to the audiobook and really liking it. Kind of reminds me of The Witch (the movie).

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This book is all kinds of wonderful.

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The Detour | S. A. Bodeen
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So I was reading two other books and then I read the first page of this one. Sorry other books.

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Save Me, Kurt Cobain | Jenny Manzer
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Connie You should also watch Montage of Heck. It gives a lot of insight on his early childhood, dysfunctional family, and living with Tracy. I believe his daughter was the producer too! 7y
ASimilarKite I have seen it! So good! 7y
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An account of the Borden trial for kids as young as 10? Intrigued.

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Hush, Hush | Becca Fitzpatrick
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It was...fine.

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Currently reading! Middle grade creepiness set in the Caribbean!

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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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It's vacation, so I am reading a book I want to read instead of a book I have to read. So excited.

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City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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This ENTIRE book has been third person from Clary's POV, and now suddenly and randomly on page 323 there's a chapter from Jace's. This book, man.

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City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Not quite sure why a quote I can't understand starts part two of this book.

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City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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I'm already kind of turned off by this book. Sooooo literary.

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Pyromaniacs, twins, mental hospitals -- this book has a lot going on. It's keeping me in my toes, and look how beautiful the cover it!

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Pax | Sara Pennypacker
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Probably my favorite of 2016 so far!

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Pax | Sara Pennypacker
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This already reminds me of The Incredible Journey and Trumpet of the Swan. I'm sold. I can tell it's going to make me cry.

Librarygirlreads I'm about halfway, it's really interesting 7y
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Pax | Sara Pennypacker
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Stoner & Spaz | Ron Koertge
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Stoner & Spaz | Ron Koertge
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