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Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman My rating: 5 of 5 stars ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ 5 stars "I do not light up a room when I walk into it. No one longs to see me or to hear my voice. I do not feel sorry for myself, not in the least. These are simply statements… Continue reading Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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Book Review: Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan

Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭑⭑⭑⭑ 4 stars "It was a mystery, like a clue in a Famous Five story, but Tilly had a horrible feeling that this one was not going to end up with smiles all round, a slap-up tea, and a biscuit for Timmy.… Continue reading Book Review: Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan

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Book Review: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green My rating: 5 of 5 stars ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ 5 stars "I was really, deeply, honestly, and truly infatuated with having people pay attention to me." I feel like at the start of every book I'm reading, I get the gist on whether I'm going to like it or dislike… Continue reading Book Review: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

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Book Review: The Lost Language of Crazy by Pamela L. Laskin

The Lost Language of Crazy by Pamela L. Laskin My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭑⭑⭑ 3 stars "Sometimes in life you just have to eat the eggplant parmesan, even when you don't want to, because you love the person who made it." Twelve year old Penny explores what it means to have no voice,… Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Language of Crazy by Pamela L. Laskin

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Book Review: Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider

⭑⭑⭑⭑ 4 stars “I'm so sorry. I always felt like there was something off about me, and now I know. I'm broken." It wrecked me all over again to hear her say that. "You're not broken." "Then how come I can't be fixed?" she asked, shaking as she held back tears. "If I'm not broken,… Continue reading Book Review: Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider

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Book Review: The Exact Opposite Of Okay by Laura Steven

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ 5 stars Changing the rating to a 5* because this damn book is all I could think about today. “Unless an old white man can profit from your sexuality, you better hide it, because if it can’t be exploited, it will be punished.” Izzy O'Neill, an unabashedly promiscuous teenager, aspiring comedian and tragic orphan… Continue reading Book Review: The Exact Opposite Of Okay by Laura Steven

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Book Review: The Turnout by Megan Abbott

The Turnout by Megan Abbott My rating: 5 of 5 stars ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ 5 stars "The very things that first draw you to a person will eventually be the very things that drive you away." Dara and Marie are two sisters teaching ballet in their family-run school, Durant School of Dance, but they are polar opposites… Continue reading Book Review: The Turnout by Megan Abbott

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Book Review: Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven

⭑⭑⭑⭑ 4 stars ""If everyone who had something to say about me spent as much time on, I don't know, practicing kindness or developing a personality or a soul, imagine how lovely the world would be."" Libby Strout is going back to High School years after being cut out of her house. When she was… Continue reading Book Review: Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven

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Book Review: Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ 5 stars "I'll stand tall if you stand tall." Although this was my first Beartown novel, it really didn't matter, I was sucked into the world of hockey and politics like I belonged in the Beartown universe all along. Each line, each word, each sentence strung and paragraph placed is literary gold. Fredrik Backman's… Continue reading Book Review: Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

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Book Review: Ordinary People by Diana Evans

⭑⭑ 2 stars "'I'm on a mission to reclaim my literary innocence.'" Ordinary People is centered around two black couples, Melissa and Michael, and Damian and Stephanie. The initial glow of their relationships has dulled and their fiery love turns into a comfortable familiarity, which then twists into a feral resentment for each of them… Continue reading Book Review: Ordinary People by Diana Evans