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MissYaremcio

MissYaremcio

Joined June 2019

ELA teacher obsessed with aloe juice, dogs and sneezing
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Harry journeys into the magic wizarding world, and discovers friendship, his past, and what he means to the world around him. Join him in his first year of school! I would recommend this book to anyone, no matter who you are! One of the themes present in the novel, is the idea of friendship and how it overcomes obstacles that characters face.

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The Shadow War | Lindsay Smith
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In this novel, 4 kids in WW2 are fighting not only Nazis, but supernatural demons. They work together to close the portal that the Nazis are attempting to use to wreck havoc on Europe. I would recommend this book to YA audiences who are looking for interesting plots that are short. A theme in this novel is the power of forgiveness, as characters battle their own inner demons made real.

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Robinson's journey with mental health is a captivating account of leaning on Jesus for support when one is struggling. She gives tips and techniques for those who want to journey out of mental health, and for those assisting others with mental health issues. If you like books that deal with Christ and mental health, you'll like this one.

MissYaremcio One of the themes of the story, is that you can rely on God even if you feel like He isn't listening. It is important because it helps those who feel alone, to recognize that they aren't alone. 4mo
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Feyre, a mortal, is a hunter for her family. After killing a fairy, she is then required to move to the fairy lands in exchange of a life for a life. This book follows her adventures as she learns how to navigate this new world. If you like books about fantasy, then you will like this book. A theme in this novel is friendship with unexpected people, and it is present in Feyre's story as she has to reestablish her entire life.

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This Wound is a World: Poems | Billy-Ray Belcourt
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A beautiful collection of poetry highlighting Indigenous issues in Alberta. Containing themes such as identity, family and grief, Belcourt weaves a somewhat autobiographical account of his life. If you like prose form poetry you will definitely like this book. As this is a collection of poetry, Belcourt switches between first person and third person limited narration depending on the pronoun use in his poem.

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The Unit | Ninni Holmqvist
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A dystopian tale about age where once you turn 50, and if you are childless, you are put into a facility where your organs are harvested for 'useful' people. I loved this story as it combined my love of dystopian societies with medical misadventures. One of themes present is overcoming mental hurdles and self-doubt, as our main character struggles with the idea of losing her life to be finally useful in a busy society.

Sleepswithbooks Gaaaaaahhhhhh!!! I would have been put in there!!!! 😱 1y
Pruzy Sounds very interesting! 1y
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This story revolves around a dystopian future where a company can predict when you die, and on that day - you get the dreaded phone call. Matteo and Rufus and find each other as Last Friends, and attempt to get through the day together. I liked the premise of this book, however I found it lacking in description and movement. The theme of this novel is friendship and it holds the plot as it is the motivation for these characters.

gracehartman hi waffles 1y
kelton airey This is good 1y
Nute Nice review! 11mo
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Indian Horse | Richard Wagamese
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Sol tells the story of his life growing up and his family's experience with colonization. Sol tells this story as a reflection of his life and his family's struggles. I like this book so far, but I haven't read enough of it to get a really concrete understanding of the whole novel. A theme present in this novel is the theme of overcoming adversity.

MissYaremcio Overcoming adversity is an important theme as we see Sol‘s life in a series of flashbacks and reflections on his experiences. (edited) 2y
MrsBabki This was an amazingly powerful story. 2y
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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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Two apprentices for the Scythes, those who “glean” since the modern world has beaten death, must discover what it means to be empathetic and courageous when the world is against them. I loved this book! I found myself reaching for the second on Hoopla only to discover it wasn‘t available, so sad. An important symbol is the knife, as both of our apprentices learn from its blade what it means to be lethal but caring.

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This book is about Frankie Presto's journey to discovering himself through music. Narrated in the second person by the concept of Music itself, this story unfolds through important musical events and moments in Frankie's life. I loved this story and I would highly suggest anyone who loved “the Book Thief“ or loves music to read the book. A symbol in the book is the blue guitar strings as they detail the lives that Frankie changes with his music.

Nute This sounds like a book that I would really enjoy. Stacking! 11mo
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Such a good story of a coming-of-age trip for our Filipino-American protagonist, Jay. Unsure what to purse in post secondary, and after hearing of his cousin‘s death, he travels to the Philippines to find out what actually happened. Loved how realistic our protagonist was. If you like mysteries, post-colonialism lit, cultural injustices and family drama - you‘ll love this one! (FYI: She tried eating the book, hence the slobber on the front)

TrishB Oh I have this in the tbr- might have to move it up! 2y
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Hearts Unbroken | Cynthia Leitich Smith
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Hearts Unbroken details the life of an Indigenous youth in high school as she attempts to navigate the world of dating. Her family continuously faces the struggle of being different than the rest of the town, to the point where they are threatened. The Tin Man from the WizardofOz is the recurring motif of the novel and it adds to the themes of appearance versus heart. If you like books that detail realistic highschool events youll like this one.

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Little Moments of Love | Catana Chetwynd
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Received the cutest book from my boyfriend for Christmas! A collection of hilarious, relatable and love-filled comics from one of my favorite cartoonists. I giggled the entire time I read it and kept pointing to certain panels saying “same”. Best. Christmas. Present. Ever.

MrsBabki Cool idea! 2y
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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Read both books in Atwood‘s best-selling series over the break! “The Testaments” ties several loose ends up from “the Handmaid‘s Tale” and really highlights the strength of female empowerment. I loved the first book so much so the second had a lot to live up to - and at times I felt that it did not deliver the same punchliness that Atwood is known for! A must read even though I liked the first better!

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Romeo and Juliet: the Graphic Novel: Original Text | William Shakespeare, John McDonald, Clive Bryant, Will Volley
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“Giv 9/10 lickz cuz old hooman words are confuzzlin. Bonuz lickz for familee tree that made lotsa more sense for hooman to follow story.” If you love Shakespeare but are confused by old English vernacular and the staggering twists and turns of Romeo and Juliet - the graphic novel may help you make sense of what is actually going on!

NataliePitcher Waffles is amazing!!!! (I'll take the hint on vernacular though haha) hope you guys are doing well 2y
Meg_pooley I live your dog with you whole soul 2y
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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Now that I am a teacher, I will be only teaching K9 studies until further notice..... just kidding - had to show off the dog and the stack of new reads I picked up from the library!

Nute Cute puppy!🐶💜 11mo
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The Uglies Trilogy: Pretties | Scott Westerfeld
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Tally, after sacrificing herself for the cause of the Smokey‘s, finds herself beautified in more ways than one. Who would have guessed that a beautiful mind could join a gang, find true love and attempt to escape back to the Smoke in this adventurous sci-fi (genre) novel. If you liked the first book of the series, you‘ll love this one!

creampiss I'm guessing "Smokey's" is plural, so you probably shouldn't have an apostrophe there, my LA teacher. 2y
MissYaremcio @RylanBaker they‘re actually a group of people in the possessives, my student 2y
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OCDaniel | Wesley King
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#2: Daniel is a nerdy middle school kid/author with both below average football skills & charisma. As he attempts to navigate his life in a world filled with zaps, Daniel struggles to figure out who is he & who his friends (specifically “girl” friends) are. If you like books that deal with mental health, you‘ll like this one. The pacing of the book started off slow (hard to get into), but by about page 150 it was at a much more enjoyable level.

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Paris Seamstress | Natasha Lester
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Estella, a 1940s French seamstress, unexpectedly finds herself fleeing to Manhattan as the Germans near. Fabienne, begins to piece together the story of her grandmother‘s life as she travels to a 2015 exhibition of her grandmother‘s life work at the Met. If you like books that cross generations to solve the heartache of WWII, you‘ll love this one! The tone Lester sets allows us to see the love, heart-ache and strength of these remarkable women.

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Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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One of the classic issues in any type of fairytale... *sigh*

Hiba_Alsayyed10 Omg that‘s so true 😂😂 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💕📖💕 2y
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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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Found this at the public library!! So excited to read it!!

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Although many of the experiences Kwan narrates are not ones that everyday people experience, he is able to capture the universal experience of losing a loved one. Sadness, grief, and family shenanigans arise as the Young family deals with the loss of Su Yi - I was brought to tears multiple times through this book, both from sadness and laughter!

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I seriously hope that the original movie has a continuation with the second and third novel in this series! I loved the different perspectives with the different characters that Kwan incorporated into the novel - his use of tone distinctly sets each apart. Kwan expertly captures the trials and tribulations leading up to the marriage between Nicholas and Rachel, in a heart wrenching and on-the-edge-of-your-seat manner.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Loved this! I read the book after watching the movie and realized that the book was about 1000 times better! I absolutely fell in love with this series and am glad that the movie introduced me to an author who captures his audience with vivid imagery and authentic real-life situations!

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 2y
ImperfectCJ I was avoiding the book because I disliked the movie, but maybe I need to give the novel a chance. ("Don't judge a book by its film adaptation"?) Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 2y
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