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BookNightOwl

Joined February 2019

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Will | Will Smith
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I highly enjoyed this read! I grew up loving Fresh Prince of Bel Aire and was sad the day it ended. I remember watching the last episode and feeling like it was a huge lost. I love the movies he made and excited to watch the recent release of King Richard. This book made me laugh but also made me see that even the biggest celebrities go through troubles in their life. Highly recommend this book A+

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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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This book was fantastic. I loved the uncle children relationship. When the children mother passes away and dad is sent away for pill addiction. Guncle is put in charge of his niece and nephew. He never realized how much he needed them as much as they needed him. This book was so funny I loved the way he talked to them but I also loved the Guncle Rules! I am glad I finally read a great book for I was getting into a ready slump. A+

fredthemoose I loved this one, too! 😊 (edited) 3mo
CoffeeNBooks This was a great book! 3mo
Suet624 definitely a sweet book. 3mo
BookNightOwl I want to read his other books. I wonder if they are as good??? 3mo
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I decided to read this after watching Anne with an E on Netflix. I was really sad that it wasn't renewed for another season so decided to read the book. It was a little hard to read because it was written so long ago but listening to the audi0book made it a little easier. Of course some of the things were the same but a lot of it was different.

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The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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To read something that was based on a true story is wonderful. I love historical fiction I love learning about something I never knew about and I love incredible stories of risk and success. This story is about Bella da Costa Green. J.P. Morgan's personal librarian who is passing off as a pure white woman but who is actually a woman of color. She is smart a risk taker and very powerful in society of New York. I loved this story

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You'd Be Home Now | Kathleen Glasgow
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You'd Be Home Now By Kathleen Glasglow is a beautiful story about the struggles and addiction to drugs. When Emorys brother is released from rehab after a fatal accident that put him there Emory does everything she can to make Joey feel normal. But everything is not normal. Her family, school even her friends are a struggle. Then thinks go bad to worse. Kathleen Glasglow writes to make you feel every struggle and hard ache. I loved this book.

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Time Traveler's Wife | Audrey Niffenegger
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A wonderful love story of having patience and understanding. I must have watched this movie years ago but I picked this book up because of a prompt I wanted to fulfill. The story came back to me. Now I want to watch the movie again since it's on Netflix. I found the story to be wonderful and sad at the same time. B+)

Buechersuechtling Oh, the movie‘s on Netflix❓ I missed that. Thanks for the hint. The used to be a book I regularly came back to because I loved it so much. Definitely a book to remember. Maybe I should think about a re-read. 5mo
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I knew what I was getting myself into when I decided to read this. What I didn't know was that it was going to be the same story as the original Great Gatsby as this is a "retelling." The Chosen and the Beautiful was slow going book. At times I didn't really know what was going on. I love the representation and the cover is gorgeous. So with that said D+ or 2 ⭐⭐ stars from me.

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Every Last Fear | Alex Finlay
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Danny is in Jail for killing his girlfriend. And Matt is in college When his family decides to go to Mexico for a vacation Matt receives an unexpected call that his family has died and he needs to go there to identify their bodies. This book is filled with lots of characters and twist and turns.

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We Are the Brennans | Tracey Lange
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Finally a book that was so good I didn't want to put down. I loved the family dynamic in this story. It's a story about Sunday who gets in an car accident and her emergency contact is her brother who she has not seen in 5 years. Sunday comes back home and the family tries to figure out what made her leave her family all those years ago. A+

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This story is about 2 girls who go on a backpacking trip every year. This last trip things didn't go ask expected and Emily starts questioning how well she really knows her friend Kristen.

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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide
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Ace of Spades is definitely different than anything I have read. I can't really talk about this book without giving it away but it had me speechless and at the same time feeling bad for the characters and what they were going through. I felt like this book was all to real but with a little spin to it with the whole Get Out Vibes. It also did remind me of Gossip Girl and trying to figure out who is ACE...

Cupcake12 I‘ve asked hubby to get me this for my birthday in two weeks x 5mo
BookNightOwl @Cupcake12 fingers cross he gets it for you... I enjoyed it. Hope you do too. 5mo
Tera66 I loved this one too. 5mo
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This book is about a family who is on the run from the mothers father who threatened to take the children away. So as they hop from country to country and city to city it is up to the children to make sure they have their story straight of who they are. I found this fascinating and intriguing through out the whole book.

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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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I am so excited for my August Book of the Months Pick! Got my box 📦

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That Weekend | Kara Thomas
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I really enjoyed this. It started off with the main character being found in the middle of the woods with no knowledge of how she got there. Throughout the book she is trying to remember what happened to her and her friends. I love the slow burn. I kept going back and forth in my mind on what happened. I just loved how it kept me intrigued throughout the whole book.

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I Read 19 Books this Month!!! Razorblade Tears was my favorite read of the Month of July... Read my blog to find out more...

http://mandi1082bookreviewer.home.blog/2021/07/31/july-2021-wrap-up/

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Amazing 5 stars more if I could. This book played out in my head like a movie i would pay to go see. I loved the heart and soul of the fathers. I loved their banter and their humor.

This book is about one black father and one white father who sons where married and murdered in cold blood. When the case goes cold the fathers take it upon their hands to find out who the killer is. I gave this book an A+

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Walls | L.M. Elliott
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This book takes place in the 1960s and how the Berlin Wall Came to be read more of my review here ⬇️

http://mandi1082bookreviewer.home.blog/2021/07/27/walls-by-l-m-elliott/

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Released August 3, 2021

I really enjoyed this The Bachelor Vibes Rom- Com. Read my review to hear my thoughts!

http://mandi1082bookreviewer.home.blog/2021/07/20/meant-to-be-if-the-shoe-fits-b...

CaramelLunacy What a cute cover! 6mo
BookNightOwl I agree! 6mo
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The Summer of Lost Letters | Hannah Reynolds
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What a wonderful summer read. When Abby's grandma passes away she finds love letters that were written to her grandma that were not from her grandpa. So Abby decides to take a trip where the letters took place. It's a summer she will never forget. This book is for fans of Morgan Matson or Kasie West. A-

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When Hannah receives a note from her husband Owen saying take care of her.. her whole world turns upside down. As Hannah and her step daughter try to figure out what happened to Owen and why he has gone missing. Things in their life start to resurface and things that Hannah thought made sense start to make her question if she ever really knew her husband. I found most of the book interesting but I wanted more of an exciting ending.

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The Maidens: A Novel | Alex Michaelides
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When Marianna gets a call from her niece that a girl she knew had been murdered at the college she Attends. Mariana drops everything to be with her. As she starts to spend more time at the college she starts to investigate to see if she can figure out who did this. But as Marianna investigates more women are coming up missing.

BookNightOwl I enjoyed the short chapters. I was really invested into this story. Some of the topics were hard to read. Trigger warnings ⚠️ killing off an animal and physical abuse. 6mo
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The Dead and the Dark | Courtney Gould
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Ashley finds it strange when all of the sudden her dad Brandon is gone to "film" their show and Alejo her other dad decide its time to follow him and be in Snakebite. The town that both her dad's grew up in. Strange things start happening. Kids are coming up missing and some even dead. I found this horror/paranormal young adult book fantastic. I felt like Courtney Gould did the perfect amount of spooky to keep me at the edge of my seat.

BookNightOwl Thank you Wednesday Books and Netgalley for an advance copy of The Dead and the Dark for an honest review. A+ 6mo
GondorGirl I don't really do horror, but I recieved an ARC of this the other day... it's it more atmospheric spooky or slasher horror? 6mo
BookNightOwl @GondorGirl it's more spooky than horror... I'm not really into this kind of genre either but this was an easy read because you really couldn't figure out what was going on. 6mo
GondorGirl @BookNightOwl Spooky I can do! I'm going to move this one up my TBR pile! 6mo
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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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When I found out that Casey McQuiston was coming out with another book after reading her fabulous book red, white and Royal Blue I new I had to get my hands on it.

One last stop is about a girl name August who moves to New York for school and meets a mysterious girl name Jane on the Subway. She is there everytime August is on the subway and realizes she wants to know more about this girl.

BookNightOwl This book deals with family, lost relatives, friendships, sex, and lots lots more. I gave this book a solid B+

Thank you Netgalley and St Martins Press for a copy of this book for an honest review!
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Good Company | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Good Company by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney is a wonderful character driven book. I enjoyed the main characters are the realistic issues in their lives. This book deals with marriage, friendship, family and career. I just loved how this book didn't only focus on the now but the before. I loved the different timelines and how you eventually got the whole story. I also wanted to add that the cover is beautiful.

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Legends of the North Cascades is told basically in 3 different timelines. You have the timeline as a solider, then you have a story about a mother and her son and then you have the 'after'. In the story you also have some other people's point of views about this father and daughter relationship. When Dave can't take life anymore he decides to move up to the mountains with his daughter Bella.

BookNightOwl You have people who try everything in their power to separate them because they feel it's not okay for a little girl to live in the mountains. I found this book to be entertaining and thoughtful. 7mo
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The Therapist | B A Paris
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a new couple who decide they want to see each other more move to London into a new house. It's not until a private investigator stops at the house and mentions a woman was murdered in that home that Alice decides she can't live in that house anymore. That is when the problems begin with Alice and her relationship, the neighbors and the spookiness of the house. I found this book moved along well and kept me interested. B+

BookNightOwl Thank you St Martins Press and Netgalley for a ARC of this book for an honest review. 7mo
Q84 I really enjoyed this and Behind Closed Doors! I need to read Paris' other books. Might just be a favorite author for me 7mo
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Better Than the Movies | Lynn Painter
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Better than the movies by Lynn Painter was everything I love about books. It was sweet, funny, hate to love and much more. I loved how this book had me laughing out loud and the audiobook was fantastic. A+

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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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Excited about my new book of the Month box!!! Plus my new socks for finishing the 2021 reading challenge.

#onelaststop #caseymcquiston #themaidens #alexmichaelides #halfsickofshadows #laurasebastian #bookofthemonth #june #junepicks #readingchallenge #bookstagram #booklife #booklover

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What a wonderful thought provoking story. This story is about Vietnamese mother and child who fled Vietnam to New Orleans for safety. This story focuses on grief, life, family, Identity and so much more. I loved the writing and the story telling. I enjoyed the characters and their personal challenges through out the book. Felt the ending was a little rushed but still gave it an A-

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The Tragedy of Dane Riley By Kat Spears deals with a teen who loses his father to cancer and him coming to terms on how to deal with it and move on.

This book deals with family, mental health, grief, friendship and loss. I felt Dane's grief. I could understand why he felt the way he felt and did the things he did. While his mom is moving on with her life he feels like he is being left behind. This was a very emotional book.

BookNightOwl Thank you Netgalley, st martins press and Wednesday Books for an ARC of this book I'm exchange for an honest review. 8mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This book is about 4 Rivas children and their life. The timelime goes back and forth from the 50' to the 80's. It focuses on a rock star and how he fell in love with June and how the 4 Rivas came to be. The book takes place in a 24 hour span. I like how Taylor Jenkins Reid decided to do something different then her previous work but still told a great story.

BookNightOwl I really enjoy her writing and her story telling. I really love that she can show a range of where her stories can go and even the way the book concluded the way it was wrapped up felt enough for me. A+ 8mo
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Monster | Walter Dean Myers
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I listened to the audiobook of Monster by Walter Dean Myers and thoroughly enjoyed it. It had multiple characters playing the parts of the different narrators.

I enjoyed how it was written in a different format such as a play or movie script. It deals with a murder, robbery and a look out person. It deals with going to court and innocent to proven guilty. I liked the court room scenes and the thoughts that go behind the minds of the accused. A-

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The Cost of Knowing | Brittney Morris
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The cost of knowing is about a brother who can see into the future simply by touching something. So when he sees a glimpse of his brother dying he decides there is things In his life that need to change.

I felt this was well written. I loved the sibling love and also the different topics it covered. I gave this an A-

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Where the Road Leads Us by Robin Reul is a book about two characters trying to find themselves and what they really want out of life.

Jack is dealing with a father who had passed away a brother who is a recovering addict and a mother who is absent always traveling for her job. Hallie is trying to meet somebody who is dying from cancer and is trying to get to him before he decides to end his life.

BookNightOwl I really enjoyed this story. I loved the characters and their personalities. I could feel their personal struggles, and my heart ached for them. Even though, this book dealt with some hard topics, it had lots of comedy to make me laugh out loud. I gave this book an A+. 8mo
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My heart ache for these boys who's father is in Jail and mother who is addicted to drugs and depressed. All they have is each other and Jack will do anything in his power to make it stay that way. This was definitely a hard read and you need to be in the right mind set to read this book. Trigger warnings are drugs, suicide, death, stalking, mental abuse. I gave this book an A-

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Indivisible | Daniel Aleman
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I decided to read Indivisible By Daniel Aleman for an honest review.
This story deals with a mother and father who get arrested by ICE for over staying their visas. The decisions that not only adults have to make but children who are often left alone without their adults.
Definitely a story to read and have on your shelf. A+

BookNightOwl This pulled at my heart string. Even though this is a fiction story. This is very much true. Families destroyed and separated by being broken up and separated. People who have been here almost all there lives being sent back to the one place they are running from. I felt for these characters. I felt their pain and hurt. 9mo
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Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley was wonderfully written and I enjoyed every single piece of it!!! It deals with family, friends and school.
Daunis the main character has to deal with a lot of stuff. Such as the death of her uncle. Her Grandma's illness. The end of her Hockey Career. College choices and so much more.
I loved how the author wrote all the characters and their part of the story.

BookNightOwl I loved all the Indian Culture and words and customs. I loved how this story takes place in Michigan where I'm from!
This is an intense story so be aware of drugs, rape, cheating, lying, and drinking. A+
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Jas16 I really loved this one too. 9mo
BookishTrish I was surprised it wasn‘t fantasy but I‘m loving it too 9mo
BookNightOwl @BookishTrish I know the cover gives it that fantasy vibe but I don't think there was anything fantasy about it. Now you have me recapping lol 9mo
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Of Women and Salt | Gabriela Garcia
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Oh my goodness... don't even know how to start this. I felt like this book was all over the place with all the different timelines. Couldn't connect with any of the characters or really enjoy any of the storylines because I felt like there wasn't a beginning thought and an end thought with the stories. I really wanted to like this because I seen it advertised everywhere. Was just not for me. D

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Pen is kicked out of her house and loses her job after her parents find out she stopped going to college. Pen realizes that if she wants to make her own choices she needs to find her own job and apartment.

The story deals with a lot of issues family, friends, immigration, police, bullies and more.

I liked the overall story and I really liked the characters but I found some of it to be a little cheesy and a little too convient. B+

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Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton is told in different perspectives. This story starts when the daughter of the drummer hears a rumor that the band might get back together.

Opal & Nev gives you such Daisy and the Six vibes written out in the same way and told In different perspectives of the band members and the people who were and knew these people.

I really enjoyed this story but at times felt like some parts were dragged out way too long. B+

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Off the Record | Camryn Garrett
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Off the Record By Camyrn Garrett is about a young inspiring writer who has won a contest to do a meet and great with an up and coming young star name Marius Canet. Not only does she get to interview Marius Canet several times to get a better sense of who he is she gets to meet the whole cast of the upcoming movie he is in.

BookNightOwl A secret that has been kept hidden for years is come to light and Josie doesn't know if she should do an article about it or finish what it is she was sent out to do. I liked the story. I felt that some parts of the story were a little long and repetitive. I understood the seriousness of why this topic is important and should be talked about. B- Thank you Netgally and Random House Children's for an ARC of this book for an honest review. 9mo
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Libertie: A Novel | Kaitlyn Greenidge
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3.5☆ This book takes place in 1865 in re-construction Brooklyn. Libertie is the daughter of one of the first female black doctor. As much as Libertie's mother wants her to grow up and have the same ambitions that she has. Libertie has a hard time telling her mother what she really wants out of life. So when she meets a Haitian man she decides to marry him and move to Haiti. This is when she begins to realize what it is that she wants out of life.

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Hurricane Summer: A Novel | Asha Bromfield
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This Summer Tilla and her younger sister decide to visit dad's family in Jamaica. It will be a summer she will never forget. This is definitely a book I will always remember. There is some hard topics that are dealt in this book. Topics such as physical and mental abuse. Privileged, cheating, lying and even more death. I loved reading Tilla's thoughts and I really felt at times crying with her. Asha Bromfield writing is so beautiful. A+

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A what a wonderful book to be read about being different. I loved how the story was presented in such a way that people face these type of issues everyday for being different and people judging you before they even know you. I loved how this was written with these cast of characters who were different, had different strengths and interest and come from different backgrounds. I loved this book with all my heart A++++!

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I love the idea of this book. I loved the main character and I liked the side characters. I loved the whole Romeo and Juliet aspect and the fueling families. Anything written in the past is a win for me. It did take a bit to get into it but once I did I loved it! Excited for book 2. A-

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We Dream of Space | Erin Entrada Kelly
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I LOVED this book!!! I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into until I heard The Challenger and unfortunately I knew what happened before I read it. Besides that i love how this dealt with a family that sounded so true and marriage and sibling relationships and just the whole dynamic of this family. I love how you got the point of view from each of the 3 children and their thoughts and worries. A wonderful middle grade book A+

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I loved the adventure in this book. I enjoyed all the different stories (lives) the main character had to endure trying to figured out what she wanted out of her own life.

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Moxie | Jennifer Mathieu
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This audio book was fantastic! I love reading a book about girl power and the characters being really sure of themselves. I enjoyed the main protagonist and the agenda she had set out to change the school setting and what females have to deal with due to the football team being all mighty and powerful. I love the message this book sent and females sticking together. Oh and excited to watch the Netflix show now!!!

TrishB The film is as good! 10mo
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