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    Eleanor & Park: A Review

    Title: Eleanor & Park Author: Rainbow Rowell Genre: Young Adult Fiction Quotation: “But it’s up to us …’ he said softly. ‘It’s up to us not to lose this.” Would recommend to: anyone who likes John Green novels and out-of-the-box characters. Eleanor & Park features your atypical love story — an overweight, redheaded girl and a skinny Asian boy. Due to its uncharacteristic characters, author Rainbow Rowell has received a lot of questions about Eleanor’s weight and Park’s ethnicity. She is acclaimed for stepping out-of-the-box and presenting an interesting, different love story for young adults. Apart from their unconventional physical appearances, Eleanor and Park stand out for other reasons such as Eleanor’s abusive household and…

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest:A Review

    Title: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Author: Ken Kesey Genre: Fiction Quotation: “Never before did I realize that mental illness could have the aspect of power, power. Think of it: perhaps the more insane a man is, the more powerful he could become.” Would recommend to: anyone that loves a classic or is interested in mental health. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is an entrancing novel about the conditions of mental hospitals during the 1960s. Kesey’s novel incorporates complex themes that challenge traditional thinking about mental health, democracy and the treatment of the “insane”. The novel is narrated from Chief Bromden’s perspective. A patient who has been on the ward longer than anyone…

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest:A Review

    Title: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Author: Ken Kesey Genre: Fiction Quotation: “Never before did I realize that mental illness could have the aspect of power, power. Think of it: perhaps the more insane a man is, the more powerful he could become.” Would recommend to: anyone that loves a classic or is interested in mental health. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is an entrancing novel about the conditions of mental hospitals during the 1960s. Kesey’s novel incorporates complex themes that challenge traditional thinking about mental health, democracy and the treatment of the “insane”. The novel is narrated from Chief Bromden’s perspective. A patient who has been on the ward longer than anyone…

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    Code Name Verity: A Review

    Title: Code Name Verity Author: Elizabeth Wein Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction Quotation: “It’s like being in love, discovering your best friend.” Would recommend to: any history fan that loves a good twist. The title, much like the book, is allusive in nature but focuses on the book much more than readers will originally believe. Code Name Verity, written by Elizabeth Wein, is an intricate story about relationships between people that evolves around codes, names, and “Verity,” known by many names, but I shall call her Queenie. The title, much like the novel, is something readers won’t fully understand unless they give it a second read. All aspects of this novel are doubled-sided —…

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    Adulting: A Review

    Title: Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps Author: Kelly Williams Brown Genre: Humor Quotation: “Intentions are nice, but ultimately intentions don’t really matter because they only exist inside you.” Would recommend to: anyone making big, adult changes in their life (like buying an apartment) or anyone that doesn’t really know how to adult (like at all)! I talked about this book a while ago, and I’m finally getting to writing this review — like an adult. I don’t know about you, but I’m at that age where I’m not a girl, not yet a woman, and I thought this book would be perfect for me during this awkward transition. Adult…

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    For Your Eyes Only: A Review

    As mentioned in my latest Treasure Tuesday, Ryan is back for a little bit from Germany. While visiting, he finished “For Your Eyes Only,” a collection of short stories by Ian Fleming featuring everyone’s favorite spy and decided to write a review for you all. Happy reading, Kimberly   Fleming departs from novel form, still remains king For Your Eyes Only, a collection of James Bond short stories, shows Ian Fleming is still the king of thrillers Title: For Your Eyes Only Author: Ian Fleming Genre: Thriller Quotation: “He turned the docket round and pushed it gently across the desk to Bond. The red san-serif letters, still damp, said: FOR YOUR EYES ONLY…” Would Recommend…

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    Fangirl: A Review

    Title: Fangirl Author: Rainbow Rowell Genre: Young Adult Quotation: “In new situations, all the trickiest rules are the ones nobody bothers to explain to you. (And the ones you can’t Google.)” Would recommend to: people who understand the draw of fan-fiction. “Fangirl”, in my opinion, was a huge disappointment. It didn’t live up to the hype and excitement. Everyone that had read the novel had helped me set my expectations WAY too high, unfortunately. The basic premise of the story is that twins, that have been attached at the hip since birth, are going off to college where everything is about to change. Cath (the main character) spends her Friday nights writing fan-fiction about Simon Snow (who…

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    Me Talk Pretty One Day: A Review

    Title: Me Talk Pretty One Day Author: David Sedaris Genre: Essay Quotation: “I can’t promise I’ll never kill anyone again…It’s unrealistic to live your life within such strict parameters.” Would recommend to: anyone that likes short stories. This is one of those books you read excerpts from in high school and people rave about after they read. It’s one of those books you may have heard about since being a kid and just haven’t gotten around to but swear you’ll read it next year. It’s one of those books that people say you’ve just GOT to read. But I’ve got to say…I wasn’t not blown away. Don’t get me wrong, I thought it was a…

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    The Book Thief: A Review

    Title: The Book Thief Author: Markus Zusak Genre: Young Adult Fiction Quotation: “I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.” Would recommend to: anyone. I know, I know. I finally read “The Book Thief.” And here’s what I think: 1. Death is compassionate. If you don’t already know, this book is told from the perspective of Death during World War II. It’s an interesting stance to take during a time when death was so prevalent. It made the war that much more heartbreaking. I loved this perspective because it’s something you can never truly know but can only imagine – and that’s what books are for.…

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    The Museum of Intangible Things: A Review

    Title: The Museum of Intangible Things Author: Wendy Wunder Genre: Young Adult Fiction Quotation: “It’s liberating, energizing, and thrilling to step outside all of the rules of decorum and exist in a place I’ve never dared to inhabit.” Would recommend to: anyone that has ever known anyone who has wanted to escape who they are. This was another one of those young-adult books that didn’t turn out the way I expected it. And I kind of liked it. Here’s a basic outline of the book: These two girls have been best friends since childhood and they know exactly how the other one ticks. They have been through more than any normal 18 year-old friendship has…