Book Genre: Fiction

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Rainbow Rowell
Angelita
4

This book is amazing in so many ways. From the way it captures high school and life woes to the way it talks about music and comic books. Eleanor and Park don't exactly hit off right away, but something brings them together. I enjoyed the weird, awkward conversations and encounters between them...

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David Almond
Hope H
3

At first glance, The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon is a short and surreally silly story about a boy named Paul who does just that, aided by a colorful cast of characters who encourage him in his silliness. But Paul's idea that the moon is not the moon but rather a big hole in the...

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Sara Farizan
Becker
4

Iranian-American Leila has a lot to figure out. Pressure from her parents and their tight knit Persian community tell her to want to be a doctor--but she's horrible at science. She likes girls, but isn't ready to tell anyone yet--it's a good thing there's no one at school to crush on. That...

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Gail Simone
Becker
4

Originally crowdfunded on Kickstarter, this isn't your typical superhero book. Megalopolis used to be the safest city on earth, due to the presence of a great number of superheroes. A mysterious event has occurred, turning the former heroes into crazed killers. We see hints at the investigation...

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Nic Sheff
Laurie.
3

Miles is juggling high school, his first crush and an obsessive desire to find Teddy, his missing brother. But as the title suggests, Miles is also schizophrenic. He struggles with hallucinations, medications, and social interactions. The storyline and text is sometimes disjointed which mirrors...

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Richard Fariña
Hana
5

Richard Fariña helped pioneer what the perfect counterculture, psychedelic book should be. We follow young Gnossus Pappadopoulis in 1958 vagabonding through Cuba, the American West, and through the rebellious college experience at Cornell University. This book is incredibly sexy, witty...

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Pamela Moses
Angelita
4

I loved that the book was broken up into four different voices. Connecting with the title, food was a major theme in each girl's life, whether they indulged too much or the abstained too much. The food ties into their emotions, Fran and Ruth ate because they felt a void, from being stifled and...

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Roberto Bolaño
Hana
5

I feel incredibly lucky to have found an author as wonderful as Roberto Bolaño. Sometimes, though I know how popular he is, I feel like I have a wonderful secret because I get to read his books, and the excitement of starting a new one in never dulled, as I work my way through all his creations...

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Sharyn McCrumb
lisab
4

It seems like at some point all fiction authors write a holiday themed novella. This one is by Sharyn McCrumb who is known for her Ballad mysteries which are based in Appalachia.  This tale has two stories running concurrently– one about Nora Bonesteel who has the “Sight” and her neighbors...

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Chloe Aridjis
lisab
4

Marie is a security guard at the National Gallery in London. She has been in this post for 9 years, the same post that her great grandfather also held during the time of the Suffragettes.  This is a calm story; you are observing Marie observing life, the people who visit the museum, or her...

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M. L Stedman
Shanna
5

On a rocky island off the coast of Australia, a lone lighthouse stands between the ships and certain destruction in the difficult waters.  Tom retreats to the solitude there, after his service in the war.  Indeed, there is an abundance of solitude on Janus Rock-even the supply boat...

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Coe Booth
Josh
4

  I rarely see juvenile fiction booths with young African-American males on the cover so needless to say I was intrigued by this title. The main character Jarrett is a rising seventh grader from Newark, New Jersey who lives with his mom, a Guyanese immigrant who works with social services...

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Katy Towell
Hope H
3

For twelve days straight in the twelfth month of the year 1912, the small town of Widowsbury was ravaged by a storm which brought with it all manner of paranormal threats. Now, twelve years later, everyone in the town operates under the rule that, "Known is good! New is bad!" Unfortunately...

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Chelsea Cain
Becker
4

I knew that Chelsea Cain was a popular thriller author, but I didn't pick up one of her books until after I saw her being interviewed for an NPR show. I liked the way she talked about One Kick, the opener to a new series for her, and the way she talked about her characters. One Kick begins the...

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Michelle Knudsen
lisab
1

Aaagh – I tried so hard to get into this book and I just can’t. This is a story of two friends, Cynthia and Annie.  Annie develops a wild crush on the librarian, who turns out to be something other than gorgeous.  The voices seem so unreal to me and the whole finale is so Beetlejuice....

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Shane Kuhn
ShellyB
4

This book is a violent, action-packed thriller with assassins, intrigue, and plenty of twists and turns!  The Intern’s Handbook starts out as a sort of guide for new assassins, written by an assassin about to retire (age out) of a company that sends its employees to businesses disguised as...

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Brian Falkner
Josh
3

   Maddy West has an incredible gift-she can speak any language in the world after hearing someone speak it. This makes her a valuable friend to Kazuki her Japanese pal and also makes her sought after by evil forces. Falkner does take some plot liberties here and there  and as a...

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Douglas J Preston
lisab
3

Gideon Crew, a former thief with a PhD and living on borrowed time has been hired by a secret organization for various dangerous missions.  The latest mission is stealing a page from the Book of Kells which turns out to be a special treasure map.   This title is the 3rd in the...

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James Tynion
Becker
3

A typical high school, including all students and faculty, is mysteriously transported to what looks to be an alien planet. Things are about to get very dangerous, and not only due to the strange beasts that are lurking about. Some teachers want more control of the situation, and will do...

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Amber Lough
Hope H
3

The war between jinn and humans has been raging for fifteen years, with no signs of stopping. Jinni Najwa has trained all her life as a spy, and discovers that she is the only one among her people who can enter the heavily warded palace of the Caliph. Meanwhile, the human, Zayele, is chosen as...

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Jennifer Clement
Angelita
3

I definitely love the premise of the book, but I didn't enjoy the pace. I had a hard time getting into the story, even though it could be a great story. Ladydi lives in a small mountain town in Mexico. This town is full of forgotten women, the men have left to the city or the United States....

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Elizabeth Canning Blackwell
Allie
4

This is a read for any of those who like their fairytales reimagined, updated, and filled out. In an interesting twist, this story focuses very little on the figure that is Sleeping Beauty. Instead, Blackwell brings an unknown and seemingly insignificant character to the forefront--the...

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Barry Lyga
CoCo Supreme23
4

I have read many Young Adult novels however; I have not read any in the thriller/horror genre.  Recently, I  read, I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. Jasper “Jazz” Dent is the son of the Lobo’s Nod most notorious serial killer; Jazz has witnessed horrific crime scenes – from a criminal...

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Menna Van Praag
Sarah Anne
3

This story has a tidy arc, and some lovely qualities, and the many comparisons to Addison Allen are spot on. I can't say I loved it, but I can think of some readers who will find this a perfect new read.

The story of loss, longing and distraction is somehow not too intense, and is...

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Sonya Cobb
Janet Q
3

This book gets off to a bit of a slow start, but soon gains momentum when young mom Sophie, in an attempt to remedy the variable rate mortgage fiasco she unwittingly ends up in, starts lifting valuable artworks from the small museum her husband works at. Author Sonya Cobb does an excellent job...