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The Way You Make Me Feel
The Way You Make Me Feel | Maurene Goo
48 posts | 43 read | 37 to read
From the author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love, a laugh-out-loud story of love, new friendships, and one unique food truck. Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined. But maybe Rose isn't so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet (yes, Hamlet) crushing on her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dads business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind? With her signature warmth and humor, Maurene Goo delivers a relatable story of falling in love and finding yourself in the places youd never thought to look.
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MallenNC
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Another fun book by Maurene Goo. I like that the teenagers in her books act like teenagers, making dumb mistakes and learning about their real friendships. The food truck setting was also fun, and I loved the relationship between Clara and her father.

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MallenNC
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I‘m currently reading all three of these (one audio, one print, and one ebook). All of these would be good to read on a long #layover since they‘re keeping my interest. #LetsTravelAugust

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ✈️🙌🏻📚 4mo
OriginalCyn620 I loved Two Can Keep A Secret! 4mo
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 I‘m only at the beginning. It just came in for me from the library. 4mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime i lovedd The Island of Sea Women so much 💙💙 Two Can Keep A Secret was pretty fun...enjoy!! 4mo
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Mem_ugh
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Because my beach read was disappointing I needed a palate cleanser. What better than a YA love story centered around food?! I really enjoyed this one, it was totally unpretentious and didn‘t try to be something that it wasn‘t. It‘s one I‘d been meaning to get around to reading but just hadn‘t had the time, glad I finally did.

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MellieAntoinette
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Bailedbailed

Ugh ... this was my first time reading either author. I‘m surprised to say ... Nope, not my thing. 👎

Maureen Goo - Bailed at 34% (about ch13).
Jennifer Weiner - much sooner. About ch5.

#24in48

Megabooks I‘m not enjoying Mrs. Everything as much as I thought I would. 5mo
Crazeedi I'm glad someone else felt that way about mrs everything, I put it down too 5mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Bailedbailed

So I tried to read The Way You Make Me Feel but I'm giving up at chapter 10. I need something where I don't hate the main character and some badass-ness and Jay Kristoff has been aceing his marketing lately so TIME FOR A REREAD! TIME TO START PREP FOR DARKDAWN CAUSE I KNOW THAT BITCH IS GONNA HURT US!

IndyHannaJones That bitch is going to rip our hearts out 5mo
Johanna414 I DNF‘d this one a few months ago too... 5mo
Kristy_K I also DNF‘d this. 5mo
Elisa Man, Darkdawn 😱 I‘m so excited about it, but also kind of dreading it. Going to reread NN and GG while on vacation! (edited) 5mo
nikkiy_reads Glad to see this post. 5mo
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RealLifeReading
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May was such a great month in terms of books. I had an awesome time reading so many Asian-authored books for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The only dud of the month was Machines Like Me - great idea, McEwan always writes well and had its moments but man that was one boring robot.
Have you read any of these books?

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego An awesome month! 💖📚💖 6mo
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VanChocStrawberry
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Enjoyed a walk on the Canal today. It was impromptu, so I didn‘t have earbuds, but I enjoyed just walking and watching. And now I‘m off to read until I fall asleep!
#bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

guinsgirlreads Wow! I need to live where you do! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 7mo
VanChocStrawberry @guinsgirlreads this is a particularly beautiful part of the city. A lot of it is...not so pretty. 😂 (edited) 7mo
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏 7mo
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wanderinglynn What a lovely walk! Way to go! 🙌🏻 7mo
Clwojick This looks like a wonderful walking area! Jealous 😍 7mo
BookwormAHN Way to go 🎁 7mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead Beautiful pictures! Looks like it was a lovely walk. 7mo
dariazeoli Beautiful! And you got to really enjoy without earbuds to focus on 🙌 7mo
Caterina Beautiful!! Sometimes I like to just walk and watch and listen, it's such a nice way to be present in the moment. ❤️ 7mo
nu-bibliophile Beautiful view 😍 7mo
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VanChocStrawberry
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Week one update post. I missed one of my posts from@last week. My total is actually 49.
More importantly, this challenge has been a very good motivator for me. 7.7 doesn‘t seem like a lot, but I only started walking intentionally a couple of weeks before this started. The week before that my miles intentionally walked were ZERO!
#bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

VanChocStrawberry Whoops! just read over the points guide again. I get 5 points for posting my weekly update, so that brings my total to 53. 7mo
bewareofwords Yay for you! You‘re doing great! 🤗 7mo
BarbaraJean Great job! I feel the same on the fitness side—what I‘m doing doesn‘t seem like much, but it‘s a LOT compared to before the challenge! 7mo
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baes Yay! 7mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! Fantastic first week! 🙌🏻 7mo
wanderinglynn Oh, one thing, it‘s 3 points for each of the weekly check-ins. You got 5 points for your first post (the goal setting one) and you will get 5 points for the very last post, which will be posted either June 21 or 22. Sorry for the confusion! I know I made the point system a bit too complicated. 7mo
VanChocStrawberry @wanderinglynn Thanks! So it's 51 points for the week!
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VanChocStrawberry @wanderinglynn Just clarifying: no points for working out during the week, right? Just for commenting and posting? We get points at the end for meeting our goals? Some people's point totals are so high, it made me worry I was doing something wrong...but I probably just don't post as much as others do! :)
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wanderinglynn Correct. At the end of the 6 weeks, you get 10 pts for meeting your book goal & 10 pts for meeting your fitness goal. I think some people‘s totals are so high because you not only get 1 pt for each additional update and 1 pt for commenting on other‘s posts with encouragement/cheers. Some folks are very active on Litsy. But don‘t let that stop you. 7mo
wanderinglynn I wasn‘t sure how the points would play out & I certainly didn‘t expect 117 people to sign-up. You always learn something the first time you try something new, so I have some thoughts on how I‘ll do prizes. 😉 7mo
BookwormAHN Way to go. I'm also finally up and off my couch. I really needed this 👏🏻 7mo
4thhouseontheleft Way to overachieve! 🙌 🙌 7mo
VanChocStrawberry @wanderinglynn Thanks for the clarification! and I'm glad people are so active; the encouragment is a big help. 7mo
britt_brooke 7.7 miles is great!! 🙌🏻 7mo
Caterina That's awesome!! You're doing so well making walking a habit. 🎉 👍 7mo
Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go! 💚💜💙 7mo
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RealLifeReading
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When I was a teen, YA didn‘t exist. And pretty much all the books I was reading were written and starring white people. I hardly remember reading anything with an Asian protagonist. Or if there were Asian characters, they were stereotypes.
So reading this was with a wistful, oh if only I could‘ve read this when I was younger. But also a, who cares if I‘m reading this too late, I‘m just glad someone is writing this for the young girls of today.

LibrarianJen I felt the same way growing up Hispanic and in the Southwest. Like there was House On Mango Street, but it didn‘t really click and Bless Me Ultima was too above my head as a teenager. 7mo
RealLifeReading @LibrarianJen I know there‘s still a lot of work to be done but I‘m encouraged by the growing diversity in books today 7mo
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RealLifeReading
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A book that begins with a Rilo Kiley quote is destined to be a great read.

MidnightBookGirl I love Rilo Kiley (and Jenny Lewis!), and this is making me want to read The Way You Make Me Feel! 7mo
daena Agreed!! 7mo
Mtroiano Yes! 7mo
Weaponxgirl That‘s all you needed to say. Stacked! 7mo
RealLifeReading @MidnightBookGirl @daena @Mtroiano @Weaponxgirl Excited to see other Rilo Kiley fans!! 7mo
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Rhodesofreading
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This book was so fantastic and I FLEW through it. This is my favorite kind of YA novel...the author‘s style, the growth of the main character, excellent best friend character, parent redemption, and a setting I get to learn about. Highly recommend for a YA summer read. Or spring read. Or like whenever. I‘ve already started passing it around to my friends.

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Stephaniereads1
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1. Tagged
2. Dumplin
3. Chai tea or hot chocolate
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

cjbooklover What did you think about Dumplin 9mo
Stephaniereads1 I thought I was cute. 9mo
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Stephaniereads1
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I started this today.

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pasiphae_reads
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#currentlyreading 📖🧡🍜🌊🌴
“The Way You Make Me Feel” by Maurene Goo
#books #reading #maurenegoo #yalit #thewayyoumakemefeel

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌷 10mo
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BookLover_25
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21 days later, I finally finished reading “The Way You Make Me Feel” due to 🥶 Wintery freeze and school😎& it was a good book. Would recommend to everyone. The plot was great throughout the story, but the ending is kinda short but sweet. #storybooktalethursday#maurenegoo #thewayyoumakemefeel #thoughtfulthursday

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Writeme
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As a youth services library staff, and a parent of two teens, and a writer of YA. I read a lot of YA! I loved this book. It is a classic love story, easy to read, and delightful. Despite the fact that it‘s fairly predictable, I enjoyed the hell out of it and stayed up late to finish it. I highly recommend it for teens and adults as well.

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Writeme
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After a hard day yesterday, I stayed up way too late last night changing my state of mind with this delightful book. Reading it as the selection of the month for the Young At Heart Book Club. Just what I needed. 😍

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 3w
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Shley9225
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Overall, this was a really nice, light read. I LOVED the setting, because (unlike Clara) I think working in a food truck could potentially be really super cool, and for the most part I liked the plot too. Sometimes I felt like you were just told instead of shown some of characters‘ personalities, but seeing as I was going into this looking for a sweet swoony summer read I got everything I asked for.

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orange.books
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There was an adorable romance. But for me, the stars of this book were the incredible development of the main character and her relationships with her Dad and new coworker Rose. I love how much Clara learned about herself and what she really values in life!

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LazyLimaLife
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I think I liked this. Well, okaayy...that‘s not accurate. I did like it. The characters are definitely different - Clara is the rebel daughter of Korean-Brazilian immigrants. Rose is the uptight African American daughter of high powered attorneys. Hamlet is the super sweet Chinese son whose parents live in another country. Very diverse. But I felt they became less genuine by the end. They grew, but it didn‘t seem real. #YA #DiverseBooks

LazyLimaLife Clara starts out as this rebel badass and then, because of an interaction with her father, she sort of runs away. We see her throughout the book taking things head on and not backing away from confrontation, but then she does in a big way. It felt like a couple chapters of character development got scrapped. It‘s still a good story, peppered with food and language and cultural references. 1y
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AbbiJack
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@Trashcanman I appreciate that everything about this giveaway is RANDOM! Sometimes random is better than planned. Thanks for hosting! 🙃 #randomgiveaway

Trashcanman Thank you for entering! 😊 1y
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Brie
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After getting into a fight at school, Clara is sentenced to work on her father‘s food truck for the summer as punishment with the girl she got in trouble with, Rose. Clara slowly gets to know her former enemy and even dates a guy who genuinely cares for her. She starts off as a unlikeable bratty teen but has real character growth after she allows herself to open up more to people and care about the real things in life, family and friends.

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cherylmorton
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“I hated when he gendered the stupid truck. To retaliate, I called my boobs Brock and Chad, which my dad hated with equal fervor.”

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Chasingmermaids
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Thanks to the All The Boys I Loved Before movie I‘m craving some cute romance that has a POC MC. And from what I‘ve heard you can‘t go wrong with Maurene Goo.

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Audrey
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I was skeptical when I started this read. Clara was such a narcissistic brat and just annoying to read. But I enjoy the enemies to friends trope and was curious enough to see how she and Rose would get along. The book became truly enjoyable as Clara began to mature and become self reflective as the summer progressed. Her budding romance with Hamlet was adorable as were some of the barbs traded between her and Rose. A fun, diverse read.

sprainedbrain Love that cover! 1y
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jackilynn
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jackilynn
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I find myself relating a lot to this which is one of the main reasons I love my job (Special Ed. E.C./Pre-K paraprofessional). Kids that young don't judge or critique you. They love & accept you for who you are.

Bookgirl Likewise! 1y
Clwojick I think I need to read this, cause this is my actual life. 1y
CouronneDhiver My brain is a major league jerk too! 1y
kiaaaa I'm really like her! but not that much😶 I think I must to read this book cause maybe it teach me some life hacks🤷🏻‍♀️🤔 1y
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jackilynn
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Decided I needed to take a break from my current high fantasy read for a bit & enjoy something light & fluffy. The title reminds me of the Michael song which always makes me think of a favorite (& often quoted) movie of my sisters & I. The final dance, which includes this song, is one of my favorite parts.

CoffeeBooksRepeat I can‘t tell you how many times we saw this movie when I danced in school! 😊 1y
jackilynn @CoffeeBooksRepeat this movie made me wish I could dance but I seriously lack in that department 😜 1y
CoffeeBooksRepeat Dance is a universal language my friend - there is never a wrong move 😉 1y
jackilynn @CoffeeBooksRepeat I have no coordination & am a major clutz so I am a danger to myself as well as others lol 1y
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MallenNC
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Some purple book covers for #PurpleRain I can't wait to read the tagged book; I loved her last one. The cake at the bottom came from one of those BuzzFeed lists of cake order fails, and it seemed appropriate for this prompt! Another great year in purple. #PrinceofJuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

vkois88 That cake!!! 😂😂😂 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💜💜💜 1y
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GondorGirl
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Mehso-so

Clara is a practical joker who goes too far and is punished by spending her summer working on her dad's food truck.

Honestly, I almost DNFed this book after ten pages, because Clara was so completely unlikable and selfish. I'm glad I finished, because she does redeem herself, though there wasn't as much character development as I would have liked.

Overall it was an easy, cute, predictable read. Nothing brilliant, but still entertaining.

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GondorGirl
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It may be 97° outside right now, but damnit- I can't be sitting out in the woods and not make a s'more! Now, to eat it without getting my book sticky...

Meglet S‘mores are mandatory outdoor food. 1y
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GondorGirl
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Starting book three for the weekend. It's 98° outside today, so we've mostly been hiding in the cabin, but it's still so relaxing to be out here in the middle of nowhere. 💖

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abbylibrarian
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We wore out my niece swimming (Happy Father‘s Day, brother!) and now it‘s time for some #poolreading.

Tamra Taking the kids and wearing them out is the best gift! 😊 1y
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marineko
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#currentlyreading - I really disliked Clara at first as she was exactly the kind of person I can't stand IRL, but I adore her dad and love her character development, as well as her growing friendship with Rose.

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BookMama789
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I'm actually going to read my Uppercase book this month in a timely manner... huge pile of ARCs and TBR pile be damned lol.

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Nashlovesbooks
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Finally got to open my latest #Uppercase book mail!! Got some awesome socks and Alice in Wonderland iron-on patches!!! (Oh yeah, and this book!)

Josa_Pagosa88 I loved it!!! 1y
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maddiereadthat
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Family, Friends and Food Trucks😻😻😻😻

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Cabookle
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Food trucks and romance? Say no more.

Please excuse my Olaf pajamas. 🙈

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Kar2b
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The Fierce Reads tour was excellent! Thank you to Boswell Books and Oak Creek Public Library for hosting. The authors were all amazing and wonderful. ❤️

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aeeklund
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It‘s another grey day in Seattle. 🙄 This book is bringing some color into my life. 🌸🦋 And food. It‘s making me so hungry. 🌮🥘🥟🍭

#panelreading #fiercereads

arubabookwoman Hey- I‘m in Seattle too. We‘re supposed to have a great weekend up into the 80‘s. 2y
aeeklund @arubabookwoman Unfortunately it‘s the wide swings that are the problem for me. Changes in temperatures cause symptom flares. Glad sun‘s on the way though!! 🤗🌞🎉 2y
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KimmyM
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My #bookmail!
Jem and the Holograms;
The Way You Make Me Feel; and
Lincoln in the Bardo.
I need the weekend to get here so I can read non-stop!
#graphicnovel #ya

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theshrinkette
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Summer-y and foodie YA contemporary. Bratty teenager is grounded to work at her dad's food truck over the summer alongside a person she loathes. Realizes over the course of time that there are things she cares about, people are complicated, and sometimes it's worth acknowledging that you're having feelings about things. I liked it, it didn't blow my mind.

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theshrinkette
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Hello Littens, it's been a while. I haven't been on here because I haven't really been reading. We've moved and are settling into our new digs. Meanwhile I'm gearing up to travel in a couple of weeks. I know I say this a lot, but life really has been chaos lately.

It's 10.30 pm on Sunday night here, and in a fit of overwhelm I dropped what I was doing, and picked up my kindle to read after AGES.

How are y'all and what have you been reading?

LeahBergen Hello, again! 👋🏻 2y
MicheleinPhilly Moving is such a drag. Are you traveling somewhere fun? 2y
Weaponxgirl Welcome back 😀 I did a similar disappearing act myself and this is the best place to come back to 2y
theshrinkette @MicheleinPhilly San Diego for work and then Chicago to see friends! 2y
MicheleinPhilly San Diego is lovely. I am embarrassed to admit that I‘ve never been to Chicago. 😬 2y
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kate_reads
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Littens! I‘m going to moderate the panel for the Fierce Reads Tour stop in St. Paul with all of these fantastic authors next month 🤯

I‘ve already read two of these—I‘m ready to dive in to the rest. If you have good questions about these books, let me know!

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rubyslippersreads
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I have a cold, so I hope starting this new ARC will make me feel better. 🤒

JessClark78 Hope you feel better soon. 2y
AmyG Feel better 2y
LeahBergen Poor you! 💕 2y
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batsy Hope you feel better soon 🌻 2y
rubyslippersreads @JessClark78 @AmyG @LeahBergen @batsy Thanks! The only good thing is that it's a valid excuse to lie around, reading and drinking tea. 🤧 2y
Jas16 I hope you feel better soon 2y
Eyelit Take care and I hope you feel better soon! 2y
MallenNC Feel better! I can‘t wait to read this book. 2y
Pamwurtzler Feel better! 2y
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 2y
GripLitGrl Hope you feel better soon! 2y
mabell I hope you feel better soon! ❤️ 2y
UwannaPublishme Uh-oh. Hope you're feeling better. 🤗🌼 2y
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Kelly
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February in reading stats. Not bad at all!

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BloopBooks
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I have a very carefully planned morning, and these beautifies just arrived and I am trying so hard to stick. To. The. Plan. Happy World Book Day!

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kate_reads
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I wish there were more books with Asian cover models when I was younger. This would have made 10-year-old Kate so happy. #bookmail