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Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

I loved, loved, LOVED this book. Told in a series of sparse but beautiful narrative poems that depict one short elevator ride, Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds is a YA standout. This little book is reminiscent of the troubling … Continue reading

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Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

Otherwise known as the last, most incredible book I read. Ooh, man, I REALLY liked this one. Twins Tennyson and Bronte, who are having some issues at home, disagree about Bronte’s new boyfriend, Brewster Rawlins. Tennyson feels his sister can … Continue reading

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Centuries of June by Keith Donohue

WEIRD. Centuries of June is just plain weird, but compellingly so. At times, it is laugh-out-loud funny and at others, it is simply surreal and hallucinatory. And I loved it.   The novel begins with our narrator landing on his … Continue reading

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