More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera [Review]

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“From the shapes cast by the green paper lantern, you would never know that there were two boys sitting closely to one another trying to find themselves. You would only see shadows hugging, indiscriminate.”

Twenty-four pages in and I was already in love. Five stars can never express how incredible this book is.

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We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson [Review]

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“We’re not words, Henry, we’re people. Words are how others define us, but we can define ourselves any way we choose.”

I felt like this would have been my new favorite book but something went wrong somewhere along the way.

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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver [Review]

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I did not expect much from this book because it seems like it is about a privileged girl living in the suburbs whining over her first-world white girl problems as she relives her death seven times. So, it was a pleasant surprise when the whole story completely blew me away.

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Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta [Review]

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Saving Francesca is not as elaborate as Marchetta’s Jellicoe Road but I thought it was an entertaining read that exudes humor and honesty.

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Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta [Review]

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Last read: January 2, 2015

Every time someone tests me and asks me to say the first two sentences of this book (which, by the way, hooks you in real quick), I stare them straight in the eye and recite the entire prologue with an Australian accent thrown in just for good measure. Haha. I memorized the prologue because after reading it for the first time, I realized how perfectly it sets up the book’s mystery. Now that I have read it for the second time, I cannot believe I only gave it four stars on GoodReads instead of the full five stars.

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