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MrsGreen

MrsGreen

Joined June 2017

K-12 Librarian, Technology lover, momma, wife, kidlit lover!
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Banned Book Club | Kim Hyun Sook
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Here I am with my most recent read! This will be published from Iron Circus Comics in Feb 2020!

MidnightBookGirl I read it and I liked it! 2d
LibrarianRyan I liked it too! 2d
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Operatic | Kyo Maclear
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This is a graphic novel about 8th graders with a music teacher who asks them to find “their song”, the one that speaks to them. A song that takes them into their past, into their future, and makes them feel at home. He introduces them to all genres and the main character discovers an opera singer.

The panels in this book are incredible. The way the main character is drawn to reflect her feelings is unbelievable. ⭐️❤️

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Pointe, Claw | Amber J. Keyser
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Pointe, Claw knocked my socks off! Such a strange combination of a woman and an animal (bonus points if you get the 🎵 reference). Told in alternating viewpoints, we meet Jessie who is a ballet dancer and Dawn who is suffering from strange fugue states. Childhood BFFs torn apart, teenage angst, parental troubles, and deciding the future after high school are all included here.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Off to @erinreads next for #thebreakfastbookclub #groupa !

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A quick read for the @wemtaonline Battle of the Books season. It‘s heartbreaking, what refugees have to go through. This 90 page graphic novel by Don Brown shares stories of the Syrian refugees who fled their country under duress from violent political upheaval. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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This was just what I needed - a light read where you knew exactly what was going to happen the whole time. Loved the strong friends too!

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The Everlasting Rose | DHONIELLE. CLAYTON
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Cocoa is not a reader... yet! 🦔

LibrarianRyan Prickly baby! 3mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Loved it! It was interesting reading this right after Evicted, as Bri‘s family struggles with poverty. I felt I was better able to understand that part of her life. Her having to constantly remind her friends about their struggles seemed to ring true as well.

I enjoy how fast @angiethomas novels read because there is so much dialogue and getting right to the heart of the matter. The reader is not bogged down by long descriptions of the setting.

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Wowowowow... this book shattered my heart and my mind in 213 pages. No child should ever have to experience this. EVER. Either side - the child being hurt or the one keeping the secret. I was screaming the entire time for them to tell. Tell! TELL!!! Please ensure that children in your life are able to talk to you. Don‘t assume they know. Say to them in exact words that they can always talk to you about anything. 💔😭😭😭

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Weeding. All of these books are not returning to our library shelves - ever! We are a library for students, not an archive!

LibrarianRyan Amen! 4mo
emtobiasz So much space for new books! 4mo
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Thanks to @littlebrownyoungreaders for this free ARC! Oh Amelia... Will and Harriet are two students attending a rich private school in Australia. Will clearly sees the wrongs of the way school admin handles things and Harriet is a to-the-T rule follower. Will‘s sarcastic ways enable her to get Harriet to see that maybe there are a few things at school that are not ok, like the Olympic swim coach harassing the all-female student body.

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The Mister | E L James
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Yes, I did and yes, it was worth it 🥰

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I Am Princess X | Cherie Priest
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I wish I would have read this in print form. Several sections are graphic novel, which I did not know until after the book was over! Bummer 😕
I did like it on audio but could have loved it in print.

Shley9225 It is soooo good in print. If you can check get your hands on a print copy (like from your library) it‘s absolutely worth it even just to flip through 5mo
#lovely_ She‘s right it‘s awesome I‘ve gotten myself involved, whole different story. My mom can‘t really get me out of reading because it‘s in like another world when your inside a book and I find this one actually great to get inside of 😁 it‘s great I would advise anyone to try and get their hands on this book. 6h
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Goodbye Days | Jeff Zentner
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This book is ALL the stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @jeffzentner is a master at his craft. This YA about a boy who just lost three of his best friends and it might be his fault is amazing. The vocabulary in this book makes it an absolute gem. Couldn‘t have been happier that a friend chose this for our #bookclub this month and that brought it to the top of my TBR. LOVE. Let me say it again - LOVE ❤️

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Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America | Kekla Magoon, Jason Reynolds, Dhonielle Clayton, Tracey Baptiste, Brandy Colbert, Justina Ireland, Rita Williams-Garcia, Rene Watson, Lamar Giles, Coe Booth, Varian Johnson, Ibi Zoboi, Nic Stone, Tochi Onyebuchi, Liara Tamani, Jay Coles, Leah Henderson
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I just finished listening to this on audio even though I‘ve had it on my dresser for months 🤗 My favorites were the stories by @leahs_mark @lamargiles and @coebooth There were many more good ones too!

One thing that bugged me about the audio was that the gender of the speaker didn‘t always match the gender of the main character and that was hard to turn around sometimes. Short stories on audio are good for driving though, that‘s for sure!

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I Am Princess X | Cherie Priest
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Finished this mystery/adventure story today on Sora! I‘m going to have to get the print book sometime to see the graphic novel sections.

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Each Tiny Spark | Pablo Cartaya
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Thank you @penguinkids for this free review copy of #eachtinyspark by @phcartaya coming out in August! This is going to fill so many readers‘ needs! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars for me and only because I know zero Spanish so that was tough for me but it also stretched me and I loved having to do something new as a reader!

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Thanks @kidlitexchange #partner for this awesome book, The Boy Next Story, which includes connections to Great Gatsby and Little Women.

I loved this YA romance!! Aurora is a freshman at a new academy and is also an art prodigy. Trying to fit in has been rough but thankfully her sister and their best friend Toby also go to school there. Toby loves the sister but Aurora loves Toby. Oh, what to do!

chelreads Hey, Michelle! If you want to send me an email, we can exchange information for the next Breakfast Book Club rotation! 😊 chelseaaa.clarke@gmail.com 6mo
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Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! I loved this book so much! Self-professed nerd teens head to ComicCon for the weekend and while some things go right, a lot of things go wrong. I absolutely love the full embrace of being a nerd and going after what you want. I laughed a ton!
Excellent choice for #thebreakfastbookclub
Yours next @erinreads !

erinreads Was there another one after this that you sent me? I just moved so I‘m all confused and afraid I‘ve missed something. 😬 Can you email me at erinkharv@gmail.com so I can give you my new address? 4mo
MrsGreen @erinreads No, this is the last book I had. I have not received anything new. I will email you! 4mo
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I recently finished listening to this heart-wrenching story. The narrator is Tyler‘s twin who watches his brothers demise but that does NOT lead to his death. The gritty raw edge of this black teenage boy will grab you by the throat and make you think. Hard.

I absolutely recommend.

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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Do not fade into the night. Do not hide your fear. Shout about it. We ALL need to be shouting about it. Sexual violence is NOT okay. Not in any context. Not “for fun”, not because you or she was drunk, not in a family, not at church, not ever. EVER.

Halse sets her soul to the world in this book and it doesn‘t matter what gender you are or whether or not you have experienced sexual violence on any level, YOU need to read this.

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Map of Days | Ransom Riggs
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It‘s been awhile but I‘m still here, still reading! Feb and March are always a bit slow for me. Way too much else going on!!

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Quarantine: A Love Story | Katie Cicatelli-Kuc
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Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the free copy of this book to review! Quarantine by #katiecicatellikuc comes out March 26 from @scholasticinc

Flora and Oliver are both returning home from the DR when they are sent to quarantine because of a sick man on the plane. Thrown together by fate, these two teenagers embark on 30 days of staying in the same hospital room. Even though they are away from their lives they must still deal with them.

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Dinosaur Chase! | Benedict Blathwayt
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I‘m glad I got the Book Fair set up done yesterday because we are snowed in today!
#mybookfair #scholasticbookfair

Lovesbooks87 I love it! 9mo
Reviewsbylola Killed it!!! 9mo
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Legend | Marie Lu
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I listened to this book but also have owned it for YEARS! LOL 😂
The audio was great, as the narrator used lots of inflection and got into it. Those are my favorite kind. This adventure where the girl is (sort of) rescuing the boy is set in a future world that I could actually see being a reality.
Definitely a recommendation for lovers of adventure and/or utopia.

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Snow Day! | Lester L. Laminack
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Yes, this is cRaZy weather!
1. -18F
2. 80ish
3. 66 - Typically 68 but this is enough to try to keep up with!
4. Sunny and outdoors!
5. Currently reading One of Us is Lying

#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 9mo
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We Contain Multitudes | Sarah Henstra
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All the stars to this one!! Thanks @lbschool for this free review copy for our #bookclub! Sarah Henstra CRUSHES this YA novel written entirely in letters back and forth between two boys. What starts as an English assignment turns into something much larger than either boy thought. Family, relationships, death, abuse, music, all of it. I‘m in ❤️ with this book! Coming out May 2019!!! Put it on your radar!

hermyknee This sounds great! 10mo
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I am happy to have accomplished this read but still not sure how to rate it... the middle third really lagged for me. And I adored the ending except for the epilogue that added the cliffhanger. I get that there is to be another book but I also feel that this one could have ended it too. I just don‘t know! 🤷🏼‍♀️ What about you???

Linear I havent read it, and kind of dont have the urge to even try.... I jump into random stuff a lot, but this one just doesnt seem to appeal to me -shrug- 10mo
LibrarianRyan I was enjoying it. I got about half way through. Then life happened. It‘s in my hibernating pile but after the Nora Roberts thing I‘ve lost my interest in the author. (edited) 10mo
ferskner @LibrarianRyan Agreed. I've had a hard time feeling any of the goodwill toward her that I had before that fiasco. 9mo
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Warcross | Lu Marie
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Another title finished for #battleofthebooks season! I listened to most of this book and enjoyed it! I didn‘t have any idea what it was about when I started and am glad I didn‘t because I might not have picked it otherwise - there‘s enough technology in my life already! Ha!

LibrarianRyan Listen to the sequel too. It really completes the story. 10mo
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Thanks to @penguinteen for the free arc of this way back at #nerdcampmi!
This #ownvoices book will be great for middle and high school students searching for a story about Persian boys or Iran. Lots of excellent descriptions of the beauty of Iran, family dynamics, and how to get along in a world where you feel like you don‘t belong. Love that the main character has depression too!

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Warcross | Lu Marie
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My current listen! Going to have to find some time if I am to finish it before it‘s due!

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Dear Sister | Alison McGhee
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Found this SWEET book at the library! Aw!!! 😢 Love when you just happen upon a book and it turns out amazing. A brother‘s “ode” to his sister.

Tamra This looks like it will be fun to read aloud with my kids! 10mo
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Sheets | Brenna Thummler
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I love this weird creation by @brennathummler ❤️
This #middlegrade #graphicnovel is part ghost story, part young girl holding her family together after her mother dies.
I got it from the #publiclibrary and will now be ordering it for my #schoollibrary for sure!

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The Year in Review | Freedom Forum Media Studies Center
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This breakdown is interesting - I don‘t log many picture books so that‘s why the ➕ sign

hermyknee That‘s a cute paper you wrote on! 10mo
MrsGreen @hermyknee It‘s an actual library check out card! 10mo
LibrarianRyan I only log the picture books I review. So I get the + 10mo
MrsGreen @LibrarianRyan It would be way too much work to get every single picture book we librarians read!! 10mo
LibrarianRyan @MrsGreen I know!! And I‘m not even a children‘s librarian anymore. 10mo
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The Year in Review | Freedom Forum Media Studies Center
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Reggie Congrats!! 10mo
MrsGreen @Reggie Thank you! Happy New Year! 10mo
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Loved this from @lbschool! My #highschool #bookclub received free ARC copies to read and review.

This comes out in August and I will definitely be purchasing it for my #library! @brandycolbert does a phenomenal job developing Birdie and her #Chicago teen life, complete with boys and family drama! Loved the hairstylist momma too!

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Last day-better finish my last book!

Lovesbooks87 You got this! 10mo
Lmstraubie Go! Go! Go! 10mo
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Our #bookclub pick for this month - cozy mystery

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It‘s always so interesting to look into other people‘s lives. The artwork is like nothing else I‘ve seen from him!

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This was great as an audiobook! Read by Peg herself!

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You Must Not Miss | Katrina Leno
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*My HS book club received free copies of this to read from @lbschool Hmm... this is fantasy but yet most of it is realistic fiction.
I needed to suspend reality and just give myself over to the story. It definitely was like nothing I've read before with the dashes of fantasy and horror tossed in an otherwise normal HS girl story! I say 3/5 ⭐️

MrsGreen A few students in my book club rated this 1 star, with one saying she wanted to throw it across the room, others were more in the middle. 11mo
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This made me so happy to put up today! I‘ve seen this around online and now being in a #highschool, I love that I can be a tiny bit snarky! Also, it is usually freezing in our half of the building!! 🌬

#highschoollibrary #library #bulletinboard #cold #checkoutabook

Texreader Love it!! 11mo
TheWordJar I love this, especially the ecstatic little snowman! 11mo
Eggs Great message 🤣 11mo
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Lovesbooks87 Love this! 💜📚💜📚💜📚 11mo
MrsGreen @TheWordJar Isn‘t he so cute?! At first I was just making him reading but he really looks like he‘s hugging and loving that book!! ❤️ 11mo
TheWordJar I‘m sure most Littens can relate...I‘ve been known to hug a book or two! 💙📚📖 11mo
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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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This month‘s #bookclub pick was pretty good! It follows the life of parents Rosie and Penn, who have five boys, the last of which has gender dysphoria. As their child, born Claude, takes on life as Poppy, things get sticky, joyous, loved, frustrating, and all the rest. This is just as much a book about parenting as it is about a child being transgender.

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We Rule the Night | Claire Eliza Bartlett
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Thanks @littlebrownyoungreaders for this free ARC for our #bookclub! 4/5 ⭐️s from me.

@bartlebett debut novel is full of adventure. Two girls from different circumstances both want to save their land in the war. The world building is very well done and I‘d classify this as both sci-fi and adventure. I also have no idea if this is the future or the past - interesting time period!

Will be great for #highschool readers!
#werulethenight

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The Perfect Secret | Rob Buyea
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@kidlitexchange #partner
The Perfect Secret by @rob_buyea is an excellent sequel to The Perfect Score, which I also read through #kidlitexchange
A lot of issues are tackled in this book and although I first cringed at 300+ pages for a middle grade, I flew through it and I think kids will too!
Recommend for grades 5-8
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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As you can see, Sadie ripped my heart out! 😭
This book was tough to read and made me uncomfortable at points. It seems as though every possible trauma a child could endure is in this book. As a mother and a teacher, that was hard to stomach. I have since booktalked it at school and can‘t keep it on the shelf. I warn all of them that they are in for quite a ride but it will be worth it!
LOVE LOVE LOVE Sadie ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheBookKeepers I‘ve been seeing lots of posts about this one, but yours has me finally sold! Stacking it!! 13mo
MrsGreen @TheBookKeepers You‘ll be glad you did! I‘ve heard the audio is really good too. 13mo
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Wonder | Raquel J. Palacio
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My creation for our library book character pumpkin patch!

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The audio was a no for me but I worked through it and am glad I did. Like, not love.

Peddler410 I read the hard cover. 13mo
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Swear on This Life | Renee Carlino
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Easy read, made for excellent discussion at book club! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars

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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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My book club pick. I don‘t believe the jacket blurb gives a good description of what you are getting into.

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Getting Ready for School | Katherine Scraper
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Thank you @Stacy_31 for the wonderful #teachercarepackageswap!! #tcps School starts tomorrow and this is a great treat! (The M&Ms have already walked off LOL) You nailed it on my likes! Thank you! 💚

Stacy_31 Oh whew!! I was worried about the m&ms. It was kind of difficult finding milk chocolate and mint out here. 😆 I took the Ready Player One from your TBR, but Secret Life of Bees was one of my favorite reads this year, so I wanted to pass it on. 😊😊 Good luck with your new year!! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
MrsGreen Yes @Stacy_31 I haven‘t read either book yet! I‘m super excited to now have Ready Player One and be able to read it whenever! I‘ll also check out the other and I like knowing it‘s one of your favs! Have a great start to the school year!! 👩🏼‍🏫 1y
hermyknee What a sweet package! You deserve it! 1y
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