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KTQuimby

KTQuimby

Joined May 2016

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Run | Kody Keplinger
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The further I got in this book, the more I loved it. It captures the feeling of being a trapped small-town misfit perfectly. Both Bo and Agnes had me rooting for them and their friendship. The ending had me feeling all the feels.

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Unbecoming | Jenny Downham
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All the thumbs and toes up for this fabulous look at what it has meant to be a girl and what it means to be a girl and how the first has shaped the second, told through three generations of the same family.
One of my top five books of this year.

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The Distance to Home | Jenn Bishop
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It's so nice to see a sports book with a female protagonist! Quinnen loves baseball. Until last year, she played. This year she doesn't, but her family has invited a minor league player to live with them, and as the summer progresses, the reason Quinnen stopped playing is revealed. --An excellent middle grade read.

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The Disenchantments | Nina LaCour
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Re-reading THE DISENCHANTMENTS, I've fallen in love all over again. Colby & Bev, their friends, the many characters (in every sense of the word) they meet, are still wonderful. Even better, this time around, is the mastery of craft. Now I can't wait for the next Nina LaCour novel.

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A Night Divided | Jennifer A. Nielsen
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A tense introduction to a tense moment in history, as Gerta works to reunite her family, which was divided when the Berlin Wall went up. Gerta also has to evade the ever-vigilant Stasi (Secret Police) and navigate friendship troubles.

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Every Exquisite Thing | Matthew Quick
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EET got off to a promising start, and I enjoyed the characters and a few turns were unexpected. But in the end, I didn't fall in love with this the way I did with Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.

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Wildlife | Fiona Wood
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Another winner from Aussie author Fiona Wood. The sequel to Six Impossible Things that stands on its own and is told in two voices. Lou is grieving, Sibylla is navigating first love, guided by the manipulative Holly. Add a remote campus and it's Lord of the Flies meets Othello.

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Loved Quinn, loved his best friendship and his crush, loved the movie refs. Since the author reads the audiobook, I may need to listen to that, too.

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Rain Reign | Ann M. Martin
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A middle-grade with the biggest heart. A girl, her dog, and a big storm that changes everything.

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Hope Is a Ferris Wheel | Robin Herrera
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I'm on a MG roll this weekend. Loved this, which would pair well with Raymie Nightingale. This one is on Vermont's #DCFlist

TirzahPrice Yeah, Robin! 4y
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Raymie Nightingale | Kate DiCamillo
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Loved it! DUMPLIN' for MG readers, with girl friendships, evocative setting, and a pageant, all done with DiCamillo's usual distinctive language.

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