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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This book was amazing!! It dealt with so many issues with society, mainly police brutality. I thought this book was written wonderfully, as it also focused on Starr‘s (the main character‘s) relationships with her friends, family, and others in society. I would definitely recommend this book!!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4.5
This book was just absolutely amazing. The only reason why I docked it a bit was because some of the things said were a bit cringey and it took a bit to get used to Simon‘s voice. Other than that, I loved it so much, and the movie was excellent as well! I did manage to finish this within a day, and I‘m glad I read it before seeing the movie. Definitely recommend to everyone!!

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I didn‘t finish my other book, but my mom wants to see this movie tomorrow for $5 movies, so you know what that means! Time to read this entire book in a day (or at least try to).

sammisho You can do it!!! It's short and sweet, and so cute you won't want to put it down! 2y
bananasbooks @sammisho We got our tickets for tomorrow at 5:30 so I‘m fairly confident I‘ll be able to finish it!! I‘ve been wanting to read this book for so long, I finally have an excuse to do it! 2y
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sammisho My 11yo really wants to see it, I don't think she is quite mature enough to handle some of the language in the book, so I am unsure about letting her see the movie. Let me know how it is! 2y
bananasbooks @sammisho I just saw the movie and it was amazing!!! WAY better than I expected, and not too different from the book, but different in good ways. I personally don‘t know if an 11yo should see it bc it does include a lot of sexual references and “mature” comedy. It is only PG-13 so the swearing isn‘t like in the book, but there still is a lot of it. Of course, it‘s all up to you, and you can look at the parents guide in IMDB if you want! 2y
bananasbooks I do think, tho, that it‘s an important movie that everyone needs to see bc it deals with really important topics 2y
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This is it, this is the series.

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I‘m so excited to learn more about Greek mythology, especially with Percy Jackson as the narrator! The illustrations in this book are stunning and absolutely beautiful!

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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Salt to the Sea was a powerful book. It takes place at the end of WWII, written in super short chapters, only a few pages each, with alternating first person POVs, which made it easy to fly through. Each character had their own story, all meeting up on the Wilhelm Gustloff. One thing though, the romance felt very rushed. Despite that, this book (the ending especially) was deep and terrifyingly detailed, but still amazing and memorable.

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The Darkest Minds | Alexandra Bracken
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5
This book was really good! It took me so long to read only because of how busy I‘ve been, but once I started reading, I couldn‘t stop! Ruby was a great main character, and I loved that it was first person POV. The story was interesting enough—I‘m always a sucker for superpowers. My only issue was the romantic subplot, it just didn‘t really work for me. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

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The Darkest Minds | Alexandra Bracken
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"'Time to carpe the hell out of this diem.'"

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The Darkest Minds | Alexandra Bracken
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It's still technically summer, but I am so ready for colder weather!! It's getting chillier outside and the leaves are starting to finally change, so I decided to put on my favorite reindeer slippers (the red noses light up!) to get more in the mood of autumn, even though reindeers are more winter-like. What are you most excited about autumn for?
🍂🍁☕️

Natalia Yay reindeers ! I just saw Pumpkin spice latte in Starbucks (yay) Also I'm reading HP and the half blond prince, so now autumn starts🍂🍁! 2y
bananasbooks @Natalia HP books are such good books for fall and winter!! 2y
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Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them | J.K. Rowling , Newt Scamander
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Fantastic Beasts was short but full of info about the beasts of the wizarding world! I especially liked the little notes from Ron and Harry. This book is a nice and handy little guide to magical beasts!

#fantasticbeastsandwheretofindthem #harrypotter #hp #wizardingworld #jkrowling #hogwarts #beasts #magicalbeasts #newtscamander #dobby #funkopop #england #london

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Mehso-so

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It was ok, I had to read it for school. It wasn't bad of course, but it didn't particularly wow me either. I'm glad it was first person POV, though, otherwise it would have definitely bored me. Just an average book for me!

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Thank you @Natalia for tagging me in the #bookcolortag with the color #blue!! I chose these four books that I think have the bluest spines!

I tag @FoldedPagesDistillery @Thefuzzybookworm and @ZN25 with the color #yellow!

Natalia Yay! Lovely💕😻 Btw I'm soo curious about The Gentlemen's guide to vice and virtue! 2y
bananasbooks @Natalia Thank you!! And me too, all the reviews are so positive, so I might have to read it next! 2y
Natalia @bananasbooks Yes! Let me know then how it was! 2y
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I'm gonna be really specific and say 3.99/5
Illuminae was—interesting. The format is very unique, which made it extremely hard to get into and to understand, but once you get it, the book is actually really good!! Because of the format, I also didn't really have a connection with any of the characters. Overall, though, I enjoyed Illuminae, and I would definitely recommend it to fans of science-fiction!

Linear Try the audiobook version. It helped make the story more, for lack of a better term, Linear, than the chaotic pages make it seem. 2y
bananasbooks @Linear I'll have to try it! Thanks for the tip!! 2y
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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5/5 stars!
This book was amazing!! Shahrzad was the best character—she had some great one-liners, and she was strong-willed and intelligent. The story was also very hooking. I absolutely loved it!!
#thewrathandthedawn #reneeahdieh #books #bookpics #beautifulcovers #red #tryingtoohardwiththesehastags #idontknowwhatimdoing

JoeStalksBeck Cool pic 2y
Natalia I'm happy you loved it too!😄💕 2y
bananasbooks @Natalia Thank you!!😊 2y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Happy 20th anniversary to Harry Potter!! I can't believe this book is 20 years old! I remember when I read the first book—in 3rd grade, my mom forced me to read the first chapter, and if I didn't like it, I could stop, but of course it hooked me and I finished the whole series! I've been meaning to reread these books, and hopefully this will help motivate me! What is your Hogwarts house? I'm a Ravenclaw!!💙
#harrypotter20

Nadineisreading I need that bookmark!! 3y
bananasbooks @Nadineisreading I got it from the myBOOKmark website! They make the cutest bookmarks!! 3y
GypsyKat I reread them this past winter, it was so great! ❤️💙💛💚⚡️ #Ravenclaw #HousePride💙 (edited) 3y
Natalia Hufflepuff, Pottermore says😁💛 3y
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Labyrinth Lost | Zoraida Cordova
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3.5 stars!
I really liked this book! The diversity was absolutely amazing, the plot was interesting, and I loved this cultural aspect in this book! My only issue was that it felt kind of rushed, or maybe that certain parts needed to be explained a bit more because at some points, I was a bit confused on what had just happened/what was happening currently. Other than that, it was really good!

MrBook Great review! 3y
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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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4.99 to be exact! THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD!!!! I loved this sort of retelling of history, and I especially loved all of the movie references!! The only thing I didn't like too much was the pacing, which wasn't fast, but it wasn't slow either if you know what I mean. It made it a bit difficult to get into, but other than that, amazing!!!

TbrandBeyond Loved this book so much 😍😍😍 3y
Natalia Need to read this❤️ 3y
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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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"Last night, she was the sun, and all of the flowers in all of the countries turned to her for warmth."

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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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"'They need signs of my strength, not my reliance on the men around me.'"

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3.75
Overall, I really enjoyed this book! It didn't blow me away, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it, and I would definitely recommend it to fans of historical fiction, especially during the WW2 era. The only things that I didn't like were that I felt that the romance was a bit cheesy, and the majority of the characters I didn't particularly like, probably because of the whole Nazi thing. Other than that, I thought this was a great book!

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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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The entire previous chapter was just full of things I most certainly did NOT expect! I'm looking forward to see how this story continues!!

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Girl in Pieces | Kathleen Glasgow
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I can't even begin to describe this book. Saying "It was amazing!" feels weird for this book, but it was. It was beautiful, heartbreaking, personal, and just THERE. It held back nothing, and that was what made it so "amazing."

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Girl in Pieces | Kathleen Glasgow
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"You be you."

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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3.75
I thought that this was a really good book! I wish it could have been a bit more detailed though, but overall, I enjoyed it!

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Yay oh my gosh!!! Thank you all so much!!🎉🎉🎉

I-read-and-eat That's great! Congrats 🎉 3y
TrishB 😀😀✋ 3y
Smrloomis 🎉🎉🎉👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3y
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MrBook WOOHOO!!! Congratulations!!!! Well deserved 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😎👌🏻🙌🏻! 3y
DebinHawaii Congratulations!!! 🎉👍🎉👍🎉 3y
Varshitha 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
bananasbooks @I-read-and-eat @TrishB @Smrloomis @MrBook @DebinHawaii @Varshitha Thank you all!! I was not expecting this post to get so much feedback 😊 3y
MrBook It deserves more 😊👍🏻. 3y
Natalia Congratulation Hannah🎉👏🏻👏🏻👌🏻 3y
supersophiesbooks WOOT WOOT!!! Go Hannah! 3y
bellebookish lol I haven't been on this app forever.... yay hannah! 3y
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The Fever Code | James Dashner
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I loved this book!! It was an amazing addition to this beloved series, and it was nice to get back into this world! It definitely answered many questions from the previous books, and it was just perfect.

bellebookish This pic tho! 3y
Natalia Love this picture! 3y
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Day 12 of #booktober! Today is #longtitle, and this is the longest title I could find! The dust jacket for this book is long gone, as this book is 13 years old, so I had to take a picture of the spine.

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Big Miracle | Tom Rose
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So I know this probably isn't really a memoir, but I'll be honest, I don't exactly know /what/ a memoir is, so I looked it up and it said something like historical events? This is a true story, so I guess it could be a memoir, but oh well.
#booktober
#memorablememoirs

RealLifeReading Wow that sounds amazing 3y
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Day 10 of #booktober was #outofthisworld, and this book is perfect, since it obviously takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away!

RealLifeReading Ooh look at that cover! 3y
bananasbooks @RealLifeReading And the pages are silver! 3y
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Glass Sword | Victoria Aveyard
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A bit cut off, but for day 9 of #booktober, the theme is #firsteverlitsypost!! I can't believe I joined 7 months ago! It's been amazing, and I hope the community continues to grow and be awesome!

RealLifeReading 👋 we joined Litsy around the same time! 3y
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Day 8 of #booktober! Today was #diversereads, and I am super excited about this one! (From left to right) the first one is for racial diversity, the second is for mental health diversity (happy Mental Illness Awareness Week!), third is for gender diversity (girl power!), and the last is for sexuality diversity!

read_diverse_books Carry On is on my TBR! 3y
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Day 6 of #booktober! I know I've used The Hobbit for many challenges already, but I couldn't help it for #fullofadventure! It's literally about an adventure!

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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard
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Day 5 of #booktober! Today is #debutnovels, and this one is probably my favorite debut novel I have read, and I'm looking forward to the third one coming out in February!

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Day 4 of #booktober! Today is #bookmarks, so here is my giant pile!

I-read-and-eat I love the Hogwarts one with the feet sticking out! 💙 3y
RealLifeReading That Alice one is cute! 3y
bananasbooks @I-read-and-eat Thank you! That one is my rest edition and I love it so much!! 3y
bananasbooks @RealLifeReading Thank you! That one came in my owlcrate box for August, I believe! 3y
Natalia Love these bookmarks! 3y
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Enter Title Here | Rahul Kanakia
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Day 3 of #booktober! Today is #textonlycovers, and I feel that this is a perfect fit! When I first got this book, I legit thought it didn't have a title yet.... so there's my little story for today.

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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Day 2 of #booktober! Today is #bookssetinSAmerica! I don't think I have any books set in SOUTH America, but this one is Central America, so it's pretty close, I guess!

TheLondonBookworm I want this version so bad :( I believe it's a barns and noble special edition but I couldn't find it anywhere 😢 3y
RealLifeReading Nice cover! 3y
bananasbooks @RealLifeReading The pages are silver, too! 3y
bananasbooks @TheLondonBookworm Yes, it is te Barnes and Noble special edition. Have you tried looking online? 3y
TheLondonBookworm @bananasbooks I have but it's super expensive! :( sad times 3y
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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So excited that it's finally October!!!! For day 1 of #booktober, the theme was #mostanticipatedreads, but I just kind of put my TBR for this month here, because I have no idea what else to do. I'm already reading The Hobbit (been reading it for quite a while), and started The Fever Code the other day because DUH! Very excited for Girl In Pieces, though!!

RealLifeReading Good books on your tbr! 3y
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The Little Big Book for Dads | Hiro Clark Wakabayashi
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So, I don't actually have a book of #shortstories, nor have I read one I believe, but maybe this book counts? This was my favorite book when I was 4, and it's full of tongue twisters, jokes, fairy tales, etc. My favorite was Betty Botter Bought Some Butter!
#septemberphotochallenge
#somethingforsept

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I have been reading this book for TOO LONG, but it's really good, and the illustrations are beautiful, just like this one! Almost done with playing catch up, but NOT almost done with this book....
#septemberphotochallenge
#somethingforsept
#mapsinbooks

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I haven't actually read this series yet, but I watch the show, and I absolutely LOVE Moriarty! By far my #favevillain of all time.
#septemberphotochallenge
#somethingforsept
#day27

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I remember reading this book on my mom's phone in 6th grade, and I COULD NOT STOP. I read it anywhere at anytime, and when I finally got the physical copy, I sped right through it! I love the series, and this one is my favorite from it!
#septemberphotochallenge
#couldn'tputitdown
#somethingforsept

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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins
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The whole Hunger Games series is banned, but this one is by far my favorite. This series probably my *third* favorite series of all time, right behind Harry Potter and The Maze Runner. Day 25 of #septemberphotochallenge was #bannedbooks, and I'm surprised, but also not, that this series is on that list. This is a powerful series, and the media should stop focusing on the love triangle.
#somethingforsept

Natalia This one is my favorite too👍🏻 3y
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I absolutely LOVE the Harry Potter series, so of course I had to mention it at some point! For day 24 of #septemberphotochallenge, it was #favequote, and I thought this would be perfect! This quote marked the beginning of a wonderful journey when my mom forced me to read the first chapter of this book when I was in 3rd grade.
#somethingforsept

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Time to play catch up, once again. For day 23 of #septemberphotochallenge, it was #readingoutside, but let's face it, I never read outside. So instead, I just inserted a picture of a flower that I took, so it LOOKS like I go outside a lot.
#somethingforsept

RealLifeReading Haha well that flower is quite a stunner! 3y
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Day 22 of #septemberphotochallenge! For #scarybooks, I of course had to pick My Best Friend's Exorcism, which one of my favorite books I've read (and the only scary book I've read)!!
#somethingforsept

RealLifeReading Added! 3y
bananasbooks @RealLifeReading Yay!! I hope you like it, it's amazing!! 3y
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Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
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Day 21 of #septemberphotochallenge! The only #translatedbook I have is Les Mis, but I wish I had more!
#somethingforsept

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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Finally, day 20 of #septemberphotochallenge! I had to include my favorite swim cap and goggles for #bookssetbythesea, and if anyone wants to know TYR is my favorite cap brand!
(Shout out to all you swimmers out there!!!)
#somethingforsept

RealLifeReading Great photo! I love to swim but sadly my city doesn't have a public pool! 3y
DebinHawaii Great shot! 👍😀 3y
Natalia Just bought this book on Saturday😄 Great photo👌🏻 3y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Some behind-the-scenes for day 19 of #septemberphotochallenge. No editing, and some of the props I use for Litsy! I didn't quite know what to do for #blameitonlitsy, so I'm blaming using random objects to make cool pictures on Litsy!
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Day 18 of #septemberphotochallenge! For #booksthatmakemehungry, I of course chose this one! I have made the lemon drops from this book, and they were delicious! I love this book because it also gives a quote from the books from where they eat or drink the food.
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RealLifeReading How cute! 3y
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