I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson [Review]

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I was enjoying everything about this book up until the very end. What a shame.

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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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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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Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler [Review]

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Kano Murasaki is given the nickname Risuko (squirrel) because she likes to climb trees, roofs, and other high places. One day while she was up in a tree, she gets called down by a strange lady named Chiyome passing through her home province and tells her that she needs to come with her because Risuko’s mother sold her to the lady. She then travels to a secluded place called Full Moon together with other kids where they train to be Kunoichi, a special kind of woman.

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