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Thérèse Raquin, by Émile Zola

Thérèse lives a miserable life in a small shop in Paris. She lives with her aunt and cousin Camille. Camille is a man with poor health and a fantastic amount of pride, and Thérèse is forced to succumb both to … Continue reading

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Define “Normal,” by Julie Anne Peters

Antonia used to be a model student, but her troubled homelife is catching up with her and people are beginning to notice. Jazz is part of the school’s rebellious crowd of punks and goths, and she’s hiding secrets of her … Continue reading

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The Book of Flying, by Keith Miller

Pico lives in a city by the sea, an orphan, the wingless son of two winged parents. He makes a home in the unused library and falls in love with a winged girl. In order to make himself fit to … Continue reading

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Ash, by Malinda Lo

Ash is a retelling of the Cinderella fairy story, with a twist. Aisling, or Ash, lives in a world where fairy tales and reality collide. When her father dies, leaving her orphaned with a (realistically) cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Ash … Continue reading

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The Painted Veil, by William Somerset Maugham

I’m reviewing this book together with my good friend Karen of Books and Chocolate. Amanda: Hi Karen! Thanks for buddy-reviewing with me! I think I want to start out by talking about William Somerset Maugham. I first read one of … Continue reading

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Asleep, by Banana Yoshimoto

Included in Asleep are three longer short stories by Banana Yoshimoto, translated from the Japanese by Michael Emmerich. Each in some way deal with sleep (whether physical or metaphorical). This is my first read by Yoshimoto, and I’m delighted to … Continue reading

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Readathon: Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld

Alek, son of the assassinated Archduke Ferdinand, is on the run for his life as war stirs in Europe. Along with his tutor and fencing master, 15-yr-old Alek treks across Europe in a steam-powered Stormwalker in an attempt to reach … Continue reading

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