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Ms.Story

Joined April 2016

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The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
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Hiding From the Light by Barbara Erskine
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Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
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The Fox and the Star | Coralie Bickford-Smith
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#7Days7Covers #Day5 Join in if you'd like!!

Tanisha_A Wow! 4w
Texreader Gorgeous! 4w
CoffeeCatsBooks 💕💕💕💕 4w
LiljaPleasant Oh wow, that's a lovely cover! 4w
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Consider the Lilies | Iain Crichton Smith
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#7Days7Covers #Day4 #TBR metallic letters ❤️

megnews Beautiful 1mo
Vedrana Beautiful cover 1mo
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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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#7Days7Covers #Day3 #TBR metallic leaves & hidden details 😍 Waterstones sticker 😕

emz711 Mine looks different! Must be the American version 1mo
mcipher Gorgeous! 1mo
Avanders Ooh I love Waterstones editions 😍 1mo
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Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories | Joyce Lankester Brisley
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Day 2: 1967 edition #7days7covers

RachelO 🥰🥰🥰 1mo
sudi Pretty! 1mo
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Hame: A novel | Annalena McAfee
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Post 1 for #7days7covers Thanks for the tag @barbwire Join in if you'd like @CorleyMullins

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Love the cover, then when I read it‘s set in Scotland ➡️ stacked! 1mo
Ms.Story @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I picked this up because of the cover but was equally excited when I learned it's set in Scotland too!! 1mo
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Mehso-so

Thomas illustrated the mother's grief well. I'm just left with what did I read and why? 🤔

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Creepy read with lots of surprises! I honestly didn't like the ending at first but so many other things worked so well in this one. It was so easy to forget you were reading letters! Incredibly atmospheric and I enjoyed the smart house elements as well.

emmaturi I have liked all her books. Can't wait to read this one! 2mo
Milena This book is my office book club pick. I was on the fence—not sure I‘m in the mood for a thriller—but twisted my arm. 2mo
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I'm already anticipating his next one! I stayed up ALLLLLL NIIIIIGGGHHTT to finish this one. And jumped at every sound and shadow 🤣

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I loved this book and the parallel plot lines! I'm a sucker for archeology, historic homes & legends! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi I enjoyed this book too 2mo
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As always I loved being back with Ruth, Nelson & their archeological mysteries. I wish I was just discovering this series so I wouldn't have to wait for book 12!

RachelAmphlett I only discovered this series in the past year and love it! 3mo
eanderson I need to get back to this series! I‘m way behind. I think I‘ve only read 4! 3mo
Ms.Story @eanderson The 12th one is to be published Feb 2020! 😊 3mo
Ms.Story @RachelAmphlett That's awesome! I'm already counting down to book 12 in Feb 2020! 😊 3mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Honestly, I liked the premise of this book -- the role of storytelling and how it shapes us. But this was also a book that I could have put down and left unfinished (had I not been desperate to reach the midway point in my Goodreads challenge 🙈). I wish there had been more about the Quietly as well.

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Nearly half way through and enjoying this one immensely! It's #11 in my favourite series.

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The Monsters We Deserve | Marcus Sedgwick
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You know that feeling where you're dreaming but kinda awake too? Yeah, this book felt like being in someone else's mind during that ... essentially, a writer has taken himself to a remote location to try to write another successful book. He contemplates some of literatures great "monsters" with particular attention on Mary Shelley...if you're a 'Frankenstein' fan, give this one a go. A unique exploration of how we become what we create. Fast read!

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The Monsters We Deserve | Marcus Sedgwick
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About 60 pages in and hooked by the unique format -- reads like the notes/inner ramblings of a writer at the moment.

RaimeyGallant That title! So intriguing. 3mo
mariaku21 Oh that looks intriguing! Reminded me of the Hannibal tv series 3mo
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Woman in Our House | Andrew Hart
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The Anatomist's Wife | Anna Lee Huber
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A quick, cosy mystery with an interesting lead character. I enjoyed this one and might continue the series!

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I Know Who You Are | Alice Feeney
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This was TWISTED! If you liked 'The Silent Patient' you might enjoy this one. Feeney did an excellent job keeping me guessing until the very end. (TW: sexual abuse) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Also, if you've already read this one, check out this fun visual guide to the novel: http://www.criminalelement.com/i-know-who-you-are-alice-feeney-visual-guide-gifn...

AutumnRLS The cover of this looks so much like Megan Abbott's Dare Me. 4mo
Ms.Story I've noticed more and more of my reads having similar cover designs! I think I always look for novels with similar plots 😂 4mo
BeaG I read Sometimes I Lie and loved it. I'm going to add this to my TBR list. 4mo
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Sleep | C.L. Taylor
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ A good suspenseful read with interesting characters. There were some loose ends that felt a bit unfinished, but I'm still happy I read it 😊

ElizaMarie Oooo I “stacked it” 4mo
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The Doll Factory: A Novel | Elizabeth Macneal
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This book was right up my alley although I didn't find it to be amazing. I liked the characters but wanted a little more from a few plot details. Still happy to have read it!

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GHOST TREE. | BARBARA. ERSKINE
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Fantastic Kindle offer!

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Wakenhyrst | Michelle Paver
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ this was between a pick & so-
So for me. I liked seeing the story unfold from the father's point of view/journals.

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If you enjoy the gothic genre and are looking for a bit of a ghost story, this one's for you! A few bits could have benefitted from a bit more development but still a good weekend read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Sea Prayer | Khaled Hosseini
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Lovely and heartbreaking. One to reread many times. I could also see lots of uses in the classroom as well

Tanisha_A Yes, one to re-read many times. 💔 6mo
Nidhi_Ashok Every book he writes every word he utters breaks my heart into pieces apparently. And I still love it. ❣️ 6mo
Crystalblu So beautiful❤️ 6mo
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The Art of Styling Sentences | K. D. Sullivan, Ann Longknife
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Good Friday charity shop purchases 😍

Theaelizabet Homegoing was a really good read. Enjoy! 6mo
irre Home going is one of my all time favorites!! 6mo
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Dark Desires | Eve Silver
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A little escapism ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Quick paced & clever. A book you'll want to finish in a day!

CBee My current read! SO GOOD 😬😅 6mo
rretzler 💕😻 6mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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So far, so good! Hope it maintains this momentum!

AmyG Oh, it does. 6mo
AutumnRLS I'm 2/3rds of the way through and I can't read it fast enough. 6mo
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Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I decided to give this book a go after binging on the Netflix series. It took me ages to read it, but I genuinely thought Atwood's writing was beautiful and insightful. There were times I just didn't feel as if the story was moving along...the quilt/patchwork motif is certainly intriguing.

Tamra I loved it too and long overdue for a reread. 6mo
amok I read this one a decade (or even two?) ago. Loved it!!! One of the few books I've ever read twice. 4mo
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At first the multiple narratives weren't working for me but close to the 80% mark, things really began to click & pick up. The ending definitely made this one a pick from me. I look forward to reading Maine's 'Women of the Dunes' next

Cathythoughts Sounds interesting... ( I‘m not a Kate Morton fan though ... meant to be similar writing ?! 6mo
Ms.Story Now that you mention it I could see how it might be compared to Morton's writing (I've only read one of her books I think). Maybe try it from the library -- I'm actually hoping I like her other novel a bit more bc I was really unsure about it the first half...but once I wrapped my mind around the characters & times I began to notice some interesting parallels between the plot lines 🙂 (edited) 6mo
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The Neighbour | Fiona Cummins
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The multiple narrators worked extremely well in adding to the suspense!

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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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Beautiful books!! I love reading on my Kindle but couldn't pass up these charity shop finds 😍

RachelO Wow! 8mo
Velvetfur Ooooohhhhh so pretty!! 8mo
BooknerdsLife They are gorgeous!! 😍😍 3mo
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This little discovery on the bus journey in to work sparked a little joy this morning! I found this book in perfect condition with beautiful magenta edges in a charity shop this weekend. And now I've discovered it's signed! 😊

Freespirit Wow that‘s a great find! 8mo
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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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Up next! Only a few pages in but enjoying it so far

ValPenny What a pretty cover! 8mo
Mitch I‘m going to hear her speak tonight and it‘s our book club pick for next month ..so hope it‘s good!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
kezzlou85 I really enjoyed it. 8mo
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The Boy Made of Snow | Chloe Mayer
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This one was heartbreaking but I was captivated by the fairy tale woven into novel. That kept me reading until the end.

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No Title | None
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Can anyone recommend a book of short stories that might captivate reluctant readers, 11/12 year olds?!?!

cathysaid Absolutely NO idea but maybe @LibrarianRyan could point you in the right direction? 9mo
CogsOfEncouragement Encyclopedia Brown 9mo
RamsFan1963 Ray Bradbury's S is for Space or The Martian Chronicles 9mo
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Bookgoil Guys Reads series 9mo
Bookgoil Also Michael Dahl‘s really scary stories 9mo
Readingismyescape @Bookgoil Yes. I was going to say the Guys Read series. Also 9mo
LibrarianRyan @cathysaid thanks. I would agree on Guys Read. Multiple generals to choose from. I am also partial to the Weenies series by David Lubar. Plus there is The People Could Fly. It‘s a collection of AA folktales. I love that they have not been cleaned up or disneyfied. Just so stories by Kipling. Also makes for a great writing prompt. Mary PO did American Tall Tales. Tales from Outer Suburbia. Stinky cheese man. Then there are always fairy tales. 9mo
cathysaid @LibrarianRyan You are a FANTASTIC librarian! 9mo
Butterfinger Anything by Gary Paulsen. His Year of Dogs are short stories. 9mo
Ms.Story @LibrarianRyan WOW!!!!!!! thank you for taking the time to suggest so many titles! I can't wait to start checking these out! ☺️ 9mo
Ms.Story @Butterfinger thank you!! 9mo
Ms.Story @CogsOfEncouragement good Idea! Thanks! 9mo
Ms.Story @Readingismyescape thank you for the recs! 9mo
Ms.Story @Bookgoil thank you! 9mo
Ms.Story @RamsFan1963 good idea! Thank you! 9mo
JessFerg Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is always a hit. 9mo
RadicalReader @Ms.Story be sure to check out Sideway Stories from Wayside School, Wayside School is Falling Down and Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar 8mo
LeticiaToraci It always helps to pick something in the Direction of what the Kids like. 6mo
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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ had no trouble finishing this but it wasn't as suspenseful or surprising as I'd hoped 🤷🏻‍♀️

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The fifth in the series but the first I've read. It's good but I'm not totally smitten. Perhaps beginning with the first in the series would have helped me better appreciate Fiona's idiosyncrasies.

Bookzombie I just read the first recently and I would say it probably makes a difference. 🙂 9mo
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Watching You | Lisa Jewell
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If you liked 'The Woman in the Window' then you might enjoy this one as well. I like for my stories to be a tad bit more plausible

HOTPock3tt Im listening to this now... not really loving it either 😕 10mo
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My first read of 2019! And it was a crazy ride ... the last line made me doubt everything I thought I knew about the storyline 😂

RadicalReader @Ms.Story be sure to check out this incredible immensely wonderful catapult chapter style novels that propel you from one to the next 8mo
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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I didn't finish the book bc 🤷🏻‍♀️But I'm very much looking forward to starting this series and having a cosy day in.

GatheringBooks it‘s available on netflix singapore too! haven‘t read the book yet but excited to watch the series. :) 10mo
Boooooks Ooooh I started watching this last night 10mo
Tdumatrait @Ms.Story I watched the series and then read the books. I felt I understood The characters more with the book. I did enjoy the series and heard that Netflix picked up season 2 based on her second book Hidden Bodies 10mo
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A stand alone thriller & my first by this author. Enjoyed this fast-paced novel over a few lazy days ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cathythoughts I do love a good thriller! Stacked 10mo
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ perfect for a lazy holiday read! I stayed up nearly all night to finish Verity!

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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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This book has a lot going on & some of it didn't seem to enhance the story; the multiple narratives sometimes took away from it. I liked the story itself: a woman keeps a diary which someone is reading. The ending felt quite rushed but I was okay with that since I'd figured out the murderer anyway. It was nice to read something else by EG as the Ruth Galloway series is one of my favourites!

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Aliens Love Panta Claus | Claire Freedman
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My 3 years old's favourite Santa story 😂

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The Untold Story of Father Christmas | Alison Battle, Mike Battle
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A magical Christmas story. My six year old greatly enjoyed reading this at bedtime this Christmas season

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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Great way to meet my yearly reading goal of 30 books! I really loved the suspense and gothic elements. Definitely recommend if you're in the mood for a spooky read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Elizabeth2 Congrats on meeting your goal! 🎉 10mo
IamIamIam Way to go!!! 🤗👍 10mo
Christine11 That‘s awesome! Well done on meeting your goal! 😊⭐️ 10mo
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Eggs Loved this book 10mo
BookwormAHN This was one of my favorites for this year 💙 10mo
KarynGood I totally want to read this one!!!!! 10mo
elyseh One of my favorite reads soo good! 9mo
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How to See Fairies | Charles Van Sandwyk
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What‘s on your Christmas list?!

Paula3 I'm asking my hubby for the Throne of Glass box set by Sarah J. Maas ♡ 11mo
Gomer-andthebooks I love the Throne of Glass series. I‘m rereading it now so I can get the last two books as a Christmas present for myself. 11mo
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The Corset | Laura Purcell
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Although I found some of the early descriptions a bit graphic, I'm glad I continued with this novel. Purcell's vivid descriptions are especially part of my favourite bit. I'd read The Silent Companions and loved Purcell's writing. I'm reading Alias Grace at the moment and I'm noticing some parallels between the narrative structures. Solid 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Aimeesue Thanks for the review. I read The Silent Companions and enjoyed it, but have been waffling on this one. 11mo
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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I love, love, love Robin & Strike! I was at first put off by the political plot line but the character development made this a pick for me!

BellaBookNook I am in the middle of the second book but I am loving it too!! 12mo
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Unwind (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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I need suggestions!!!! As part of a settling in routine, I'd like to begin my second year class with a bit of reading aloud -- kids loved having their teacher read to them in primary school! So, does anyone have a super engaging suggestion?!?! I'd thought about the tagged book but not entirely sure about the topic of 'reproductive rights'.

Texreader My son will give me a longer list but he and I both are loving the Unwanted series. His 7th grade English teacher loved it too and is personally reading the series too. 14mo
Texreader I personally love the lengthy series of short books, 14mo
Lizpixie There‘s a new series just started called 14mo
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Lizpixie Or there‘s this new series 14mo
Moray_Reads Catherynne M Valente's Fairyland books or The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge 14mo
mandapants Wendy Mass books are great for that age. My daughter devoured them. (edited) 14mo
RavenLovelyReads I read this at about 13- I loved it :) 14mo
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Abby2 I recommend The Van Gogh Deception. 14mo
JessFerg 13-year-old approved! 13mo
Ms.Story Thanks everyone!!! These are some really great suggestions! My classroom library is growing💓💓💓!!! @JessFerg @Abby2 @Texreader @RavenLovelyReads @mandapants @Moray_Reads @Lizpixie (edited) 13mo
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