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Writeme

Writeme

Joined December 2018

Omniverous reader, pre-dawn writer, full of opinions.
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Infandous | Elana K. Arnold
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This book blew me away. One of the hardest hitting YA novels I‘ve read. Frank, stark, and sexually dark, it hinges on a dark secret that is “too terrible to speak aloud.” Steeped in myths and legends, it‘s a harrowing look at what women face all their lives.

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Probably even better than the first! Can‘t wait for #3 to come out!

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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I started this book a few years ago, but it was ripped from my hands by my teen. And then my other teen. And then my husband. I finally got around to (re)reading and finishing it. So great! Super plot twists and great writing!

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So good. Really. Whether you are in therapy or not. Such a beautiful, affirming memoir.

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Well, that was amazing. What a terrific book. I‘m curious how a non-midwesterner, who does not have a Grandma Edith in their lives, liked it. I thought it was lovely.

Nute Nice review! You have me curious about this book now! 4d
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Enjoying the sh*t out of his book. Possibly because I grew up in Minnesota, where I drank a lot of beer?

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Just as good as #TheHateYouGive. Dang!

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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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A short and powerful novel based on an actual incident of a group of Mennonite women who are drugged and raped repeatedly by the men in their colony. The author imagines what might happen as the women discuss how they might save themselves and their children from a horrific patriarchy. So good. A must read for anyone who loves feminist lit.

SW-T A belated welcome to Litsy 😊 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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The Poet X is a YA novel told in verse by a slam poet about a blossoming poet. It‘s all the great things about YA: coming of age, finding your voice, first love; but so much more. Race, religion, family, LGBTQ, and just flat out great writing. For everyone who loves great writing, not just teens. But if you have a teen, or know a teen, pleas recommend it.

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Really terrific, low-key memoir. Based on 17 near-death experiences, o‘Farrel‘s life story is told with a lack of self pity that is bordering on clinical but leaves you wondering how any of us survive at all. Lovely writing from a strong, insightful author.

Samplergal It was beautiful. 3mo
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Anyone else read this? I am LOVING it so far!

TrishB I really enjoyed it 👍🏻 4mo
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Loved, loved, loved this YA graphic novel. So fun and interesting to read, and the drawings were endearing and fascinating. Great way to experience live from someone else‘s perspective.

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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So great. Not a light read, but a fast one. Super immersive writing. I found, as usual, Gilbert‘s writing to be so affirmative of women‘s lives and, in this case, sexuality. My 17YO loved it too!

sadierutten SUCH a good book! 4w
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Please Don't Come Back from the Moon | Dean Bakopoulos, Erika Seidman
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This book is so interesting, strange, surprising, and terrific. I don‘t think I‘ve read anything quite so unformulaic before. I don‘t know where it‘s going, but I‘m going with!

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So fascinating! It read like a thoughtful thriller. Beautifully written.

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Lost and Wanted: A Novel | Nell Freudenberger
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I wanted to love this book, but the characters and plot were not engaging at all. I loved the physics and the premise, just didn‘t keep me interested.

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The Risk of Us | Rachel Howard
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Wow. I was expecting great writing, but this was exquisite. An unflinching look at what families are made of. Heartbreaking and heartwarming. An intimate and realistic account of what foster/adoption means. Please read.

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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I loved this book but it was SO HARD to read. Please don‘t if you are triggered by child abuse or molestation. DO read it if you love strong, tough female characters who you would defend with your life. The “podcast” element was genius.

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Lost and Wanted: A Novel | Nell Freudenberger
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Just came in and can‘t wait!

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Goodbye Stranger | Rebecca Stead
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Great to read YA that deals with real issues (not fringe diseases or drama situations that are unlikely to affect most teens). Goodbye Stranger examines female friendships, has some sweet and tentative romance, and also tackles the social media pressures kids face. A series of shared inappropriate selfies is the main plot focus. I so appreciated Stead‘s take on all of those things. A great book for middle school, high school, and parents.

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Holy smokes! One of the best books I‘ve read this year. The main character‘s journey to uncloud her childhood as she struggles through her awkward adulthood was mesmerizing . I love this book, and I loved Eleanor so much.

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It‘s Saturday, and I can‘t wait to get started on my next reading adventure!

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I loved this book! Orlean‘s enthusiasm and interest in libraries was so wonderful. She did a great job in capturing all the things that libraries are doing today, and the evolution of libraries throughout history. The mystery surrounding the fire was the thread that held the book together, but the heart of the book for me was really the central place that libraries hold in the fabric of our society.

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The Lost Girl | Anne Ursu
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Powerful and sweet. So empowering for girls, and the exquisite loneliness these sisters feel is familiar and true. Terrific!

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Having such a blast with this! Even if I didn‘t work in a library, I‘d enjoy the hell out of this book!

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Shadowshaper | Daniel Jos Older
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Latest book for our library‘s YA book club for adults: Young At Heart. Not my favorite. Grounded in PR Brooklyn, but hard to know what is relative to PR traditions, culture, etc. or what is souped up to support the wild and slightly incoherent plot. Characters seem representational, with nothing to make me care about them. Would have put it down early had I not been expected to help lead the discussion. #librarylife

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Great read! Not perfect, but compelling and beautiful. Especially the marsh as a character/setting. The mystery had me guessing right up to the last page.

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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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Such an amazing book. The structure, the stories, the message, the heart. If you really dive in to one book this year, make it his one.

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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers

A quarter of the way through this amazing book and am in awe of the writing, structure, and reach. Amazing!

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As a youth services library staff, and a parent of two teens, and a writer of YA. I read a lot of YA! I loved this book. It is a classic love story, easy to read, and delightful. Despite the fact that it‘s fairly predictable, I enjoyed the hell out of it and stayed up late to finish it. I highly recommend it for teens and adults as well.

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After a hard day yesterday, I stayed up way too late last night changing my state of mind with this delightful book. Reading it as the selection of the month for the Young At Heart Book Club. Just what I needed. 😍

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 4d
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I actually adored this book. I just didn‘t want to finish it. As a person with anxiety, once I saw how dark it was going to be, I just couldn‘t go there. I really enjoyed the first half, though, and felt that I got what I came to this book for. Maybe someday, when my own darkness isn‘t so terrifying, I‘ll bravely be able to walk through hers.