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ForeverYoungAdult

Joined February 2016

YA readers who are a little less Y & a bit more A
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Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
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The Bad Beginning | Lemony Snicket
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#fyaphotoaday Day 15: The Book Wasn‘t Better. This book was just not my jam, but I could Netflix and chill with evil NPH all day. - Britt #thebadbeginning #aseriesofunfortunateevents #lemonysnicket #middlegrade #nph #countolaf #thebookwasntbetter #netflix

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#fyaphotoaday Day 14: Unpopular Opinion. At least two of us at FYA HQ liked the #harrypotter epilogue... #amreading #yalit #yabooks #bibliophile #booklover #harrypotterandthedeathlyhallows

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#fyaphotoaday Day 13: Friday The 13th - The characters in this book REALLY believe in bad luck and superstitions, though it's not all spooky—there's a TON of heart. - Stephanie #fridaythe13th #badluck #asemidefinitivelistofworstnightmares #amreading #currentlyreading #yabooks #yaliterature

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The Night We Said Yes | Lauren Gibaldi
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#fyaphotoaday Day 12: Frustration, thy name is... THE NIGHT WE SAID YES. My book club read this last year and we were promised a wild and crazy night where you have to say yes to ANYTHING. Do you want to know what "anything" was? Skinny dipping with your underwear on, sneaking onto the roof of the school, waiting outside while your friends buy the alcohol, doing karaoke. OMFG. (continued below)

ForeverYoungAdult Unfortunately, despite the promise that it was a Sarah Dessen caliber story, it was not. - Stephanie #yalit #yabooks #amreading #thenightwesaidyes 2y
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Apologies for the hiatus! Will be catching up on #fyaphotoaday over the next few days. Let‘s pick up where we left off with Day 11: Riot Grrls. Happy #dayofthegirl to these real and fictional ladies (including their authors!) who take a stand for other women. These are just a few of our faves—tell us all about yours! #feminist #riotgrrl #amreading #yalit #yabooks #deadfeminists #atyrannyofpetticoats #underapaintedsky #moxie #dumplin #wonderwomen

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Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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#fyaphotoaday Day 10: It's In The Bag. My Kindle goes everywhere with me. Imagine the horror of being stuck in a line, a waiting room, or on public transit without a book to read. 😥 - Rosemary #amreading #bibliophile #yalit #yaliterature #yabooks #gemina #illuminae #amiekaufman #jaykristoff #nationalhandbagday

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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#fyaphotoaday Day 9: Book Swag. I've been lucky to get a lot of Grishaverse swag over the past few years. It's always so pretty! - mc #yalit #yaliterature #bookswag #leighbardugo #grisha #grishaverse #sixofcrows #crookedkingdom #shadowandbone #ruinandrising #siegeandstorm

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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5. Who do you think experiences the most character growth? Was the change believable? #fyabookclub #septemberfyabc

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The Young Elites | Marie Lu
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#fyaphotoaday Day 8: Feel the Power. Marie Lu's THE YOUNG ELITES series, OF COURSE. ALWAYS. 😍😍😍 - Mandy W. #yalit #yaliterature #marielu #theyoungelites

ReadingSusan I really need to read this one! It‘s been on my Kindle for awhile. 2y
ForeverYoungAdult @ReadingSusan So good! The main character being an anti-hero makes for such an interesting story. 2y
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#fyaphotoaday Day 7: Mix Tape. I'm addicted to making Spotify playlists for literally any occasion. I made this playlist, The Dreamer/The Dream, when I was deep in my feels over THE RAVEN KING, and I love it so much, it's sort of become my unofficial reading soundtrack. - Rosemary #yalit #yaliterature #mixtape #readingsoundtrack #maggiestiefvater #theravenking #theravencycle

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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4. Would you have liked to learn more about the characters' backstories, or did you get enough information in the glimpses Leigh Bardugo provided? #fyabookclub #septemberfyabc

[DELETED] 206653737 I would have liked to have a little more back story. I guess reading the Grisha Trilogy would have given a little bit. 2y
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Goldfish: A Novel | Nat Luurtsema
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#fyaphotoaday Day 6: Reading Spot. Mandy W. is definitely all about the comfort while reading. #yalit #yaliterature

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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#fyaphotoaday Day 5: Monster Crush. Rhys turned out to be a total sweetheart, but he sure can pull off "monster" with panache. ? - mc #acourtofmistandfury #rhysand #sarahjmaas #yalit #yaliterature

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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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#fyaphotoaday Day 4: Let's Get Familiar. Because of his namesake, you'd think he'd be into demons and ghosts, but Winchester is NOT about scary sounds in the dark. Sleep is his natural state, and sometimes, when he's really into a dream, he'll be sleep-barking and -running it up. I'd like to think he'd enjoy the adventure of THE HUNGER GAMES while simultaneously enjoying the fact that he's really just as lazy as a Capitol citizen. -Stephanie

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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3. Do you have a favorite member of the Dregs? Who is it, and why? #fyabookclub #septemberfyabc

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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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#fyaphotoaday Day 3: Currently reading.

- Mandy W.: WONDER by R.J. Palacio
- Rosemary: WICKED LIKE A WILDFIRE by Lana Popović
- Stephanie: THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES by Mindy McGinnis (Hey, October #FYABC pick!)
- Jennie: ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS by Maggie Stiefvater
- Mandy C.: THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS by Leigh Bardugo
- Britt: A CONJURING OF LIGHT by V.E. Schwab

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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2. The Dregs are grey characters, and some veer over into "villain" territory at times. Does the fact that they're anti-heroes make them more compelling? #fyabookclub #septemberfyabc

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How to Train Your Dragon | Cressida Cowell
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#fyaphotoaday Day 2: Character Cars. Although Toothless isn't a YA character, he's close! And a great namesake for our Mini Cooper, which has red interior accents and the ability to light up blue when feeling particularly fiesty. (Or if I flip the switch. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) -mc

#yaliterature #yalit #bibliophile

WhatDeeReads I love Toothless! 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 That‘s great! Toothless is so freaking adorable! 2y
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#fyaphotoaday Day 1: Coffee and TBR. (Also my official #fyaocttbr.) This month I've got ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS by Maggie Stiefvater, BEFORE THE DEVIL BREAKS YOU by Libba Bray, and THAT INEVITABLE VICTORIAN THING by E.K. Johnston. I can already tell you that BEFORE THE DEVIL BREAKS YOU will give you TEABS and leave you clamoring for the final Diviners book.
😍🔮📖 -jennie

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[DELETED] 206653737 Gonna try to join in I have another challenge already going so we‘ll see if I can keep up. 2y
ForeverYoungAdult @bookish22 No worries if you can't post every day. Join in on the days you feel like it! 2y
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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1. The description for SIX OF CROWS makes it seem like Kaz Brekker is the main character, but the book is divided up into multiple POVs. Would you rather the book have been told from only Kaz's POV? Or did you like the multiple viewpoints? #septemberfyabc #fyabookclub

[DELETED] 206653737 I liked the multiple POVs. I think you got more from the story that way. However as we discussed at our meeting if we had read it from Kaz‘s POV and the question was flipped would we have said the same?! 2y
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Let's talk Six of Crows!

All of the Dregs bring unique qualities to the team: Kaz is the leader, Inej is the spy, Nina's the healer, etc. If you were to join the team, what unique quality would you have to offer? #septemberfyabc #fyabookclub

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Enjoying themed snacks and witty banter between Sabaa Tahir and Leigh Bardugo at a Wonderwoman: Warbringer signing! Check out our review here: http://foreveryoungadult.com/2017/08/15/wonder-woman-warbringer/

#yalit #yaliterature #youngadult #leighbardugo #wonderwoman #dcicons

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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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And finally:

10. What do you hope happens after the book ends? What do you think happens? Are they the same thing? #fyabookclub #julyfyabc

Thanks for discussing! See you soon with questions for the August selection, THE MEMORY BOOK by Lara Avery.

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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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9. Let's talk about Bee. Did you see her betrayal coming? How would you have reacted? #fyabookclub #julyfyabc

[DELETED] 206653737 I had a feeling something like that was going to happen. I hated that it was Bee because I had started to like her. Not sure how I would have reacted. (edited) 2y
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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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8. This book has plenty of fistpump-worthy moments. Which one was your favorite? #fyabookclub #julyfyabc

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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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Happy August! We'll be wrapping up the questions for the July book over the next few days.

7. Amanda's history unfolds primarily through flashbacks. Which one(s) stood out to you the most? #fyabookclub #julyfyabc

[DELETED] 206653737 I liked where she finds her Mom crying as she's looking through pictures and the one where she helps her with makeup. 2y
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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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6. Meredith Russo makes it very clear that Amanda's story (or any trans person's story) should not be regarded as the definitive trans experience. Do you think she succeeded? Does the book avoid veering into after-school special territory? #fyabookclub #julyfyabc

[DELETED] 206653737 It was a little after school specialish, but it was still a good read and explored aspects that I hadn't considered before. 2y
BookNerdBritt @bookish22 It was a 4-star read for me, and then the author's note bumped it up to 5. I was just thinking, "Great story, but I hope people don't walk away from it thinking this is every trans person's experience," and then the author's note took extra care to explain why it's not. 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 @BookNerdBritt I agree the authors note was a great addition. I don't always read them but glad I did with this one. 2y
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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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5. Parts of Amanda's identity often feel at odds with each other, like her being trans and also being religious and living in the South. What did you think of how these conflicts were portrayed? #fyabookclub #julyfyabc

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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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4. Amanda's friendships with Anna, Chloe, and Layla happen almost immediately, whereas she has a longer history with Virginia. Did this feel authentic to you? Were you happy with the way their friendships were portrayed? #fyabookclub #julyfyabc

[DELETED] 206653737 I liked her friendship with Virginia. The friendship with the other girls was nice but it seemed a little fast. 2y
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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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3. Amanda's mom and dad have very different parenting styles. Would you give either (or both, or neither) a parenting award? Is—and should—their support of their daughter exceptional or expected? #fyabookclub #julyfyabc

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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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2. Did you fall in love with Amanda and Grant? What made you swoon the most? #fyabookclub #julyfyabc

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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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1. In many ways, Amanda is a typical teen: she's in several fandoms, she's afraid people will hate her if they know the real her, she has a crush on another person at school, she worries how she'll fit in with her friends, and she's struggling to relate to her parents and survive in a place that she doesn't necessarily love. Did you feel like Meredith Russo depicted the universal aspects of Amanda's life as well as the not-so-universal ones?

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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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Let's break some ice!

Amanda becomes fast friends with Layla, Chloe, and Anna. Did you ever (or
do you still) belong to one of those friend groups that often shows up in
pop culture? What was your role? #fyabookclub #julyfyabc

BookNerdBritt 1/2 - My high school was pretty small, so my friend group was basically the outcasts, the ones that ended up banding together because we didn't fit in any other group. There was a lot of diversity within our group, though - we were a range of races and sexualities but also we had book nerds, math nerds, music nerds, etc. We were all weird in our own way, so no one really had a distinct role. 3y
BookNerdBritt 2/2 - 10+ years later, a handful of those friendships have stood the test of time, but in retrospect I see now that the ones that have faded away were the ones that were friendships of convenience at the time - the ones that didn't go any deeper beyond nerd solidarity. 🤷🏾‍♀️ 3y
manders I've always been the planner/organizer of the group, and kind of flitting between different groups of friends. (My whole life is very compartmentalized.) The rule follower, for sure. But also the ferocious defender, since I cussed out anybody who messed with my friends haha. Although my main group was in between the overachievers and the cool kids, so that only really happened like... 3 memorable times during high school and college. 3y
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Want | Cindy Pon
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We are suckers for authors who write about bibliophiles, and Cindy Pon's WANT is no exception! #cindypon #want #fyaquotes #quotes #quotestoliveby #quoteoftheday #yaliterature #yalit #youngadult

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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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Meredith Russo will open your mind and your heart with her powerful debut, IF I WAS YOUR GIRL. Check out our review for this month's book club pick at http://foreveryoungadult.com/2016/05/17/if-i-was-your-girl/, and stay tuned for discussion questions right here on Litsy! #fyabookclub #julyfyabc

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Roses and Rot | Kat Howard
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Sorry for the delay in new questions this month, fam! Here's the icebreaker for June's book:

If you could be truly great at any form of art, what would it be? Would you give up seven years of your life for that greatness?

#fyabookclub #junfyabc

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Conviction | Kelly Loy Gilbert
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Last question for this month's book:

Do you agree with Braden's decision on his testimony in court? Why or why not?

#fyabookclub #mayfyabc

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Conviction | Kelly Loy Gilbert
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Question time!

Braden's church community is tightly knit in an already small town. Did you get the impression that anyone realized Mart was abusive, or was his public image enough to protect him?

#fyabookclub #mayfyabc

MrsCox2007 I think between his public image and the fact that almost everything abusive was done behind closed doors, he was protected. 3y
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Conviction | Kelly Loy Gilbert
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Question time:

CONVICTION explores some highly divisive topics and themes very much at play in our current world, including racism, religion, immigration and sexual orientation. Did you feel that the story offered a thoughtful portrait of these issues? And which themes in particular did you find the most or least compelling?

#fyaboockclub #mayfyabc

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Conviction | Kelly Loy Gilbert
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New month—new book!

Let's kick things off with an icebreaker:

Braden has a promising career in baseball and works hard to achieve his potential. Did you play sports as a teen or have any extracurriculars with the possibility of "going pro"? Did you feel any of the pressures that Braden experienced?

#fyabookclub #mayfyabc

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The Kiss of Deception | Mary E. Pearson
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Question time!

Do you agree with Lia's decision to run from her arranged marriage? Why or why not?

#fyabookclub #aprfyabc

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The Kiss of Deception | Mary E. Pearson
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Next question!

Did you figure out who the Prince and Assassin were before Pearson revealed their identities? Would you have rather known who was whom the entire time, or did you enjoy the mystery?

#fyabookclub #aprfyabc

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The Kiss of Deception | Mary E. Pearson
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Time for our first book question!

Lia: Badass babe or spoiled princess?

#fyabookclub #aprfyabc

[DELETED] 206653737 I didn't see Lia as a spoiled princess. I thought she was humble and down to earth. 3y
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The Kiss of Deception | Mary E. Pearson
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New month—new FYABC book to read and discuss!

Here's our icebreaker:

Have you ever made a tough decision that went against the wishes of your parents/guardians/friends, solely because you knew it was the best choice for you?

#fyabookclub #aprfyabc

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Places No One Knows | Brenna Yovanoff
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Last question for March's book!

The reason why Waverly can appear in Marshall's vicinity is never explained. Did that bother you, or did the story allow you to embrace it it with no explanation?

#fyabookclub #marfyabc

[DELETED] 206653737 I think some more explanation would have been nice, I was going off the candle did i,t but how? why?! I also wondered why they didn't find it strange and question it more. I think the characters could have been developed a little more in lots of areas though. 3y
MrsCox2007 While I was reading the book, I didn't really care why Waverly could travel to Marshal, but it did bother me that Waverly didn't care why or how she could. I agree with @bookish22 about the characters could have been more developed. 3y
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Places No One Knows | Brenna Yovanoff
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Next question:

At one point, Autumn calls Waverly a sociopath, but the latter labels herself as a pragmatist, a "brutal, calculating, morbid robot." How would you define her character?

#fyabookclub #marfyabc

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Places No One Knows | Brenna Yovanoff
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Time for another question!

Autumn: Awesome Friend or Manic Pixie Dream Gal Pal?

#fyabookclub #marfyabc

Jas16 Both 3y
MrsCox2007 Manic Pixie Dream Gal Pal 3y
BrandiNB A little bit of both, but more of a Manic Pixie Dream Gal Pal than anything else. 3y
[DELETED] 206653737 I have to say both as well, I think she really was a good friend but she defiantly played the roll of manic pixie dream girl. 3y
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Places No One Knows | Brenna Yovanoff
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New month means it's time for a new book, and a new icebreaker!

Who was the Maribeth Whitman of your high school? And did you have any run-ins with her?

#fyabookclub #marfyabc

MrsCox2007 In my high school, there was one girl who I would say was a Maribeth. Because our school was so small (less than a tenth of the size of the one in our book), I had to deal with her on many occasions. But unlike Waverly, we were not friends. In fact many times, I was the one who tended to be on the receiving end of her mean side. 3y
manders I went to a huge high school (like 2700 students in total for all 3 grades?), so I'm sure there were Maribeths, but we were just too big for there to be one mean girl to rule the school. Plus, I was in nerd IB classes, so I basically only knew people in that group anyway, and we didn't have any notorious mean girls in my year. 3y
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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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Last question for our discussion of our February book!

Did you enjoy the authors' take on history, or do you feel like they should have been truer to what actually happened?

#fyabookclub #febfyabc

MrsCox2007 I loved the authors' spin on history. I think I spent an hour or so researching farther into the lives of Jane and King Edward. I think I learned more because of the fantasy aspect to the book than I would have had they stuck to the truth. 3y
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