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The Dreamers
The Dreamers | Karen Walker
A strange illness induces sleep and heightens dreams in an isolated college town, transforming the lives of ordinary people, in this mesmerizing novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Miracles. A college girl tells her friends that she's feeling strangely tired. The next morning, when they find her in bed, she is still breathing--but she won't wake up. Within a few days, another student, down the hallway, won't wake up. As the sleeping sickness spreads, the town is turned upside down. We meet Ben and Annie, a young couple determined to keep their newborn baby safe; Sara and Libby, whose survivalist father has long prepared for disaster; Mei and Matthew, and other college students. A quarantine is established, the national guard is summoned. Yet, those who have fallen asleep are showing unusual patterns of brain activity. More than has ever been recorded in any brain--asleep or awake. They are dreaming--but of what? With gorgeous prose and heart-stopping emotion, The Dreamers startles and provokes about the possibilities contained within a human life, when we are awake and, perhaps even more, when we are dreaming.
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JennyM
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A deadly #fever gripped pretty much everyone in these ☝️
#movember @Cinfhen

Cathythoughts Station Eleven ❤️👍🏻... don‘t know the others. Nice pic 3w
Cinfhen Well done!!! Still have to read 3w
batsy Like your image! 🦠 3w
JennyM @Cinfhen it‘s very sad! 3w
JennyM @batsy germs! 🦠🤢 3w
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Rissreads
The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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Oops, I did it again! 🤣
Thanks @MrsMalaprop for a beautiful afternoon of book shop browsing (and buying!), eating, drinking and chatting.
Always a pleasure 🧡❤💚💜💙

MrsMalaprop Yaaayy! Books, tea, cake, bubbles & the most delightful company 😗. Very pleased to be complicit in your book stacking 📚📚📚. 4w
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Tonidreads328
The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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Just hit Chapter 6, and things are really getting interesting.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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Pickpick

I am so glad I listened to this. The writing and story are so dreamy and the narrator's voice was perfect for the mood.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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"We were like wanderers in a desert, blessed with a rare downpour, but unable to store the rain."
I am loving Karen Thompson Walkers writing.

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she.epeolatry
The Dreamers | Karen Walker
Panpan

The book was incredibly boring and underdeveloped. The characters were either forgettable, annoying, or all of the above.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Starting The Dreamers on audio, what better way to listen then hiking through the forest!

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Bstu730
The Dreamers | Karen Walker

"...every ordinary moment holds a potential calamity, and you cannot know when one will rise." - Karen Thompson Walker

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cwarnier
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Mehso-so

#lmpbc @whippoorwill815 @Victoriahoperose @ambam1987
While this was a great read, I didnt love it. Thanks for sharing.
I will miss reading with some of you, but cant wait for the new round to start.

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emmaturi
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Mehso-so

I wasn't that impressed with this book. A town in California gets hit by a sleeping sickness and while they sleep they are dreaming. We hear from varies different people and their stories, but unless I missed something, I didn't understand where the virus came from or why it left! Has anyone wlse read it? #books

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Well-ReadNeck
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Panpan

Listened on audiobook. Was waiting for something to come of this story, but nothing really ever did.

emmaturi I just read it too and didn't think much about it. 2mo
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emmaturi
The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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Day 15 - #pumpkin of the #fallisbooked challenge, love all these different shapes and colours!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Me too! 🧡🎃 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🖤🎃🧡 2mo
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ambam1987
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Mehso-so

finished my third #LMPBC read. I was captivated by the entire story line, but there were a few things I didn‘t absolutely love. I‘ll be mailing it on soon!

ambam1987 @cwarnier I‘ll get this mailed out to you soon! Work events keep getting in the way of my visit to the post office! 2mo
cwarnier Sounds good. I just sent mine off today. @whippoorwill815 2mo
ambam1987 @cwarnier Just sent this off today....it should be to you by Tuesday/Wednesday! 2mo
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ambam1987
The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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starting my the third #lmpbc read! sounds very sci-fi/dystopian. @cwarnier

Jenken1998 Oh.. i liked this one! 3mo
Victoriahoperose I enjoyed this one a lot! 3mo
xxjenadanxx I really enjoyed this one. Such an interesting idea for a book. 3mo
whippoorwill815 And I‘ve got your book which I will be starting soon! 3mo
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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"Every ordinary moment holds a potential calamity, and you cannot know when one will rise."

An intriguing book, drawing me in immediately from the first chapter. A sleeping sickness is sweeping through a dorm floor, and no one knows what is causing it. I read really quickly each time I'd pick the book up, I couldn't wait to see who would be affected by the illness next. It's a semi-dystopian story that I recommend to anyone who likes the genre.

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BookAlongBlog
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3.5/5🌟
This one was a slow start for me but I was intrigued by the premis of the sleeping sickness so I kept reading. The writing is really good, with multiple POV. Which I liked. I did feel like this book fell into the trap of being overhyped though. That being said it is a quick interesting read.
#thedreamers #bookreview #bookstagram #bookblogger #bookblog

SW-T Nice picture 🌱 📚😊 5mo
britt_brooke Pretty photo! 5mo
BookAlongBlog @SW-T Thank you! 😁🌿 5mo
BookAlongBlog @britt_brooke Thanks! 😊 5mo
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Aimeesue
The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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I'm a sucker for apocalypse tales and plague tales, too, because life and death struggles illuminate character, and, in the wider view, what it means to be human. What if we all just went to sleep?

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whippoorwill815
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My weekend to-do list is very large due to having to testify in a trial next week and because we are hosting a family BBQ next week....

But I will not let this infringe on coffee and book time! Starting my new #LMPBC book this morning !

@ambam1987 @Victoriahoperose @cwarnier

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xxjenadanxx
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June Wrap Up. It was a great month of reading. I think this is the most books I‘ve read in a month so far!

35 books, 11,620 pages read
-1 audiobook
-13 physical books
-21 ebooks

Goodreads: 152/85

#junewrapup #monthlywrapup #monthlytotals

lele1432 Wow!! Great job! 5mo
Lauren.Archer that is amazing, you read some great books!
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Dawnrod1970 Wow awesome job! 5mo
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AnansiGirl Wow that is a spectacular accomplishment! 😃 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego So impressive! 💖📖💖 5mo
TheSpineView WOW!!! 5mo
BarbaraBB How can you manage that? More than a book a day. Impressive! 5mo
BooknerdsLife WOW!!! That‘s Amazing!!! 😱😱🎉🎉🎉 5mo
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xxjenadanxx
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A sudden outbreak of unknown origin gives new meaning to the term “sleepy little college town” when people begin to fall into a deep, dream filled sleep that no one can wake them from. No cause, no symptoms, no explanation, just slumber. Some people dream of the past, some predict things that haven‘t happened yet, others see worlds of fantasy. As the weeks go by the line between nightmare & reality begins to blur even for those who are awake.

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Geeklet
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Book two is done! This one was way better. The story reminded me a bit of Blindness by Jose Saramago. I enjoy stories about a random weird thing happening that changes an area for awhile. #24b4Monday

xxjenadanxx I have this one just waiting on me! 6mo
vivastory This one sounds really interesting 6mo
Geeklet @vivastory It was better than I thought it would be. The author writes characters very well. I have some nitpicks here and there but overall, it was a great way to spend an evening. It also reminded me that I‘m way overdue for a reread of Blindness. 6mo
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vivastory @Geeklet I love Blindness. I definitely need to read other books by Saramagao. 6mo
Geeklet @vivastory Death With Interruptions is great. Death just stops killing people. Death is a character in this book and she does a little experiment to see what would happen if she just starts sucking at her job. 6mo
Andrew65 A good start, well done. 👏 6mo
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mandi1082
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Mehso-so

I've tried several times to read this book which I came to the conclusion is not for me.
This story starts off with a mysterious illness hitting first the college dorms and then out through the city. I felt like there were too many characters. The story was a little bland with not much going on except for this sleeping illness.
3⭐⭐⭐

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whippoorwill815
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Hello #LMPBC #Round6 #GroupF !!

Have any of you read this book? I know I normally come up with a few choices but I loved this authors first book and have really wanted to read this one! So I figured this may be my pick if none of you have read it before 😊

cwarnier Sounds interesting 6mo
Victoriahoperose I like her too! Haven‘t read it yet!! 6mo
ambam1987 Haven‘t read it! 6mo
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Hestapleton
The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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I almost skipped this book, but I‘m so glad I didn‘t. The plot is fascinating, but the sleeping sickness isn‘t the focus of the book. I think the author wanted focus more on relationships and the ways we interact with each other. Despite that murkiness (at least for me) the writing was stunning and a super enjoyable read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me.

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mklong
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I picked this up because it was so often compared to Station Eleven. I wouldn‘t say that it is quite that good, but it was still an entertaining read. For a book about people falling asleep, it is surprisingly well paced and plotted. It's also elevated by the ambiguity that Walker leaves the reader with.

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BookofWords
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“An ordinary town transformed by a mysterious illness that triggers perpetual sleep.” This book is amazing, i was instantly transported to this town. I couldn‘t put it down over the weekend. It‘s not about the how or why of the virus so that maybe aggravating to some people. It‘s more about the characters and what they are going through as the town goes under. 📚 📖

BarbaraBB I had it stacked already but your review makes me want to read it even more! 7mo
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julia-gulia
The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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stunning. If you're looking for specifics of how and why's about the virus itself, this book is wrong for you. As in her previous book, it's all about characters and Karen Walker is one of the few writers, who manages to create each character so well that they are all likeable and you care for each individually. I love her style and the story was very well told.

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Zelma
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Mehso-so

I was so excited about Walker‘s newest novel after loving The Age of Miracles. Unfortunately I really didn‘t care for this at all. The writing was nice, if a little distant.and I wanted to see what happened to the characters, but the plot felt way too familiar and unfinished. My overall impression was that this book has already been done before many times, and I still didn‘t know what was going on or really the whole point by the end.

readordierachel Bummer, this sounded so good! 7mo
Zelma @readordierachel I forgot to write in my review that I think this will be an awesome book for the right reader. And that I probably would have liked it more if I was in a different mood. 7mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Pickpick

I fell in deep with this gorgeously written speculative fiction about this mysterious sickness that afflicts a tiny town in California. The main symptom? People fall asleep.... for weeks. The whole thing feels like a dream.

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LMJenkins
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💔

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Emma_S
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Such a beautiful passage in #TheDreamers. Just a group of young women who want to be free in the world, who deserve to be free in the world, being held back by something out of their control and something they never asked for. And who is narrating this book? Radical reading: is it the virus? #karenwalkerthompson#virus#sleep#thirdperson

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Meaw_catlady
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This test is so accurate! I‘m a magical realist ! A dreamer! An empath!!
Take the test at https://mycreativetype.com/?scid=e3e10a19-ff0c-43c1-9eac-476c737f8d45&mv=social&...

collegecatlady Thanks for sharing this! I‘m the Producer! 8mo
wanderinglynn I got dreamer too. It‘s eerily accurate. Thanks for sharing! 8mo
rretzler I got Creative - I never would have guessed that in a million years 8mo
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LauraJ I‘m The Thinker. No surprise there. 8mo
CBee Dreamer here too 👋🏻 8mo
jenniferw88 Visionary here! 8mo
HufflepuffGirl90 Adventurer over here 😉 8mo
mreads Maker 😀 8mo
MaleficentBookDragon Thinker here. 8mo
MaleficentBookDragon Or should I say, over thinker?😜 8mo
ErinSueMreads Well that was fun. I‘m also dreamer 8mo
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warndt
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Just started The Dreamers

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BilboBookends
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“The unproven, he says, should not be confused with the impossible”

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Brenda
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I checked this out from the library without knowing what it was about. It‘s turning out to be quite interesting to listen to.

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Cinfhen
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#AnglophileApril On a university campus in southern California, a college student falls asleep and cannot be woken. Over the following weeks, a “sleeping sickness” sweeps through the town, causing an epidemic that baffles medical experts and puts the community in quarantine. The victims are all experiencing a #dream(s) like state, where memory and time are blurred. Gorgeous writing, thought provoking premise. I really enjoyed this hypnotic read.

erzascarletbookgasm Sounds dreamy 😁 8mo
rachelk That kind of sleep also happens to a character in this surreal novel (but without an epidemic) (edited) 8mo
Cinfhen I haven‘t read any Murakami but I‘ve been told NOT to start with this one @rachelk Have you read his other books?? 8mo
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Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm I LOVED the lyrical prose ~ definitely dreamy 😉 8mo
rachelk Oops! That was my first but for my second and current (almost done) read I went with 8mo
Cinfhen Ha!!! I was told to skip that one too 🤪🤪 @rachelk It was suggested I read 8mo
rachelk Oh no! I really like him but I do feel like his best work has eluded me this far. I‘ll have to add that one to my tbr! 8mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Yes! That‘s his best one 😉 8mo
BarbaraBB And your book sounds good too. Stacked! 8mo
Reviewsbylola Good pick! I really liked this one! 8mo
Mdargusch Perfect for the prompt! I have yet to read this one. 8mo
emilyhaldi Someday I‘ll get to this one 😉 8mo
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The.Intentional.Reader
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Sounds interesting. People begin to get infected with a strange new illness, a sleeping illness. Those that fall asleep can‘t be woken up. But, doctors soon find out that their brain activity is heightened and more aware than when awake. So, the question is, what is going on, what are they dreaming about?

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collegecatlady
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Pickpick

This is not your typical sci fi sickness dystopian novel. This novel is a slow burn and the journey of a town through an unexplainable tragedy. You won‘t get too connected to any of the characters and there are many. You‘ll only be experiencing the sickness as others do. The ride is quite worth the effort you have to put in to hang on. There isn‘t much plot, but stick with it for the slow burn.

LeslieO I loved The Age of Miracles 8mo
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ckonicek
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I loved this book! I could not put it down. Although it is a fictional story it was so rooted in the real world that I had no problem believing every word of it. This book will stay with me for a long time.

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Karisa
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This is the way the world ends,
This is the way the world ends,
Not with a bang but a whimper.

Something about this book reminds me of T.S. Elliot. It's both melancholy and strong. Both impossible yet feels like it could be real. Beautifully written.

Set in an idyllic small town in the woods, things soon become scary as people simply don't wake up. Who will be next and what are they dreaming?

#Booked2019 (Night-Oriented Title).

Cinfhen Great review!! Fabulous choice 💕loved this book, too!!! 8mo
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BittersweetBooks
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The things that could have happened but did not are just as crucial to a life as all the things that do 😴

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EH2018
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Just started this one - keep hearing great things!

Branwen It's sooooo good! 😀 8mo
EH2018 It really was! 8mo
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mdemanatee
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The lush language here is making a great listen so far

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Karisa
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I feel this way too often! Enjoying this odd and beautifully written #Booked2019 read so far. Grabbed it to cover the category "Night-Oriented Title."

@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I loved this book!!! Nice choice🙌🏻💕 8mo
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Owlizabeth
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Beautiful writing, boring story so far. Do I keep going?

ZacPaup Yaaaas 9mo
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Amymeyerson
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This novel is so good.

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Skeebies05
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Heavy and sad. I liked it but not a lot of plot. More interactions.