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kaykay521

kaykay521

Joined September 2016

Abibliophobia: the fear of running out of reading material
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The It Girl by Ruth Ware
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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Opening day!!!! #HauntedHalloweenSwap. I‘m super excited to eat my candy and get started on one my books. The magnets are super cute and I love the scarecrow ❤️.

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🖤👻🧡 8mo
Lauranahe Yay! Glad you like it! 8mo
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My #HauntedHalloweenSwap is all packaged and ready to ship. Unfortunately not a single post office or UPS store near me is open today. So tomorrow it‘ll be sent with a rush on it ❤️📚. # Litsyswap #procrastination #whyamilikethis

kaykay521 And yes my Mr. Pepe IS judging me for it 🤣 9mo
Leftcoastzen Cats, lovely but judgmental! 😻😁 9mo
wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃👻🧡 9mo
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AnnCrystal 💕😻💝. 9mo
dabbe Hello there, adorable Mr. Pepe! 🖤🐾🖤 9mo
Gissy 🐈 ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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My #Hauntedhalloweenswap package came earlier this week! I‘m so excited. I‘m getting a few things together for my pick this weekend and my package will be in the mail asap. I love picking things out for people 📚❤️.

wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃👻🧡 9mo
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Tone of book just wasn‘t for me. I appreciate the message, but I‘ve read other ( imo better written) books that convey the same message. I gave it about 50-60 pages I think, not sure bc I was reading an e reader copy. #roll100

PuddleJumper It's off your list! 10mo
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1. In a perfect world, an owl 🦉. I‘ve always loved them, but I‘ve watched enough videos about them to know they actually don‘t make great pets.
2. I don‘t consistently read any specific book. I read horror/ thrillers year round
3. I tend to dress up as storybook or fairy tale characters, was Belle one year, Red Riding Hood last year
4. Yes, love fun socks 7 and a half
5. Hocus Pocus, The Shining, etc
6. Reese‘s pumpkins
#hauntedhollowswap

wanderinglynn 🎃👻🙌🏻 10mo
wanderinglynn Just checking in! How‘s your #HHS going? 9mo
kaykay521 Getting a couple things this weekend and will get the package sent out early next week ❤️👍 9mo
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Louise has a nice comfortable life in San Francisco with her little girl Poppy and a great job. The last thing she wants is to be in Charleston SC trying to sell her recently deceased parents home, but she can‘t depend on her brother and someone has to do it….there‘s just one teeny problem. Louise‘s mom had a puppet ministry ( think Jim Henson)…and those puppets aren‘t to happy about this house selling business. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #roll100

PuddleJumper Brilliant! 10mo
IMASLOWREADER gave me the creeps for sure 10mo
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#HHS23 #HauntedHalloweenSwap. Let‘s get spooky littens ! 👻

wanderinglynn 🎃👻🙌🏻 10mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ a solid, beautiful illustrated non fiction title about the animal kingdom and it‘s many strange and wonderful inhabitants.

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It‘s my first #roll100. Here are my picks

Roll 1: number 4 “How to Sell a Haunted House” by Grady Hendrix
Roll 2: number 47 “ The Reading Cure: How Books Restored My Appetite” by Laura Freeman
Roll 3: number 79 “ Women Don‘t Owe You Pretty” by Florence Given

PuddleJumper Awesome! 10mo
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Wednesday's Wrath | Don Pendleton
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1. Usually from home, but a few times a year I enjoy a huge theater, the popcorn, the whole experience

2. Video games: I usually play on my Nintendo switch, but also on PS4 sometimes, also jigsaw puzzles 🧩 and crosswords

3. Dine out: I hate cooking and would hire a chef or eat out all the time if I could

#wonderouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🥳🙏🏻😊 10mo
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So, as I‘ve mentioned a few days ago, I‘m trying to get back into my reading life/ community. I saw the posts for #bookspin and thought I‘d try. I hope I‘m participating correctly. I post a list of books I‘d like to read for September and then @TheAromaofBooks randomly draws 2 and that‘s the two I read? I get overwhelmed and end up not reading anything, so this seemed like a fun way to deal with that.

Larkken Correct! @TheAromaofBooks will also draw up a bingo board each month that incorporates all the books on your list by number and adds 5 freebie spaces if you‘re into that sort of thing. Many littens are now hopelessly addicted to bingo boards ( me included) and its fun seeing what everyone is excited to maybe read in the month ahead! 😊 (edited) 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Yes!!! Your list looks great!! I do draw out two numbers on the 2nd (BookSpin & DoubleSpin) and those are your target books for the month. Like @Larkken said, if you're interested in reading more books from your list, you are welcome to also participate in the Bingo part as well!! I have more details (and pictures haha) on my blog if you're interested - https://thearomaofbooks.wordpress.com/bookspin-bookspinbingo-litsy-challenge 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Also, I added you to the tag list, so you'll get a notification when I post the numbers on Saturday!! 😁 11mo
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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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1. The Descent: A group of young women go cave exploring and get lost in the extensive underground system. The less you know about this movie going in the better. It plays on fears of the darkness and claustrophobia.

2. The strangers: home invasion movies freak me out. I‘m more creeped out by stuff that can potentially actually happen than most supernatural movies

3. Pet Semetary: honestly watched wayyy too young, Zelda‘s what really got me.

kaykay521 It took me a bit to figure out three that actually freaked me out. I love horror movies and they usually don‘t bother me and if they do I don‘t make myself sit through them 🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
dabbe I have not seen ANY of these! They're now on my list for October video watching! 🧡🖤🧡 11mo
IMASLOWREADER loved descent 11mo
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Hey book friends, long time no post ❤️. I have been in a serious reading slump for most of the year. The struggles of my job and buying my house just left me drained. The past couple days I joined some reading challenged on StoryGraph, signed up for a Halloween exchange here, and reorganized my bookshelves. I missed y‘all 📚❤️

kaykay521 Also if anyone wants to friend me on StoryGraph my username is kayrenee521 11mo
wanderinglynn Welcome back 👋🏻 Your bookshelves looks great! 11mo
LiteraryinLawrence Ugh, I‘m sorry you‘ve been struggling. Sending hugs! 11mo
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dabbe Here's to a fresh start! Your bookshelves are fabulous, your kitty is adorable, and we're glad to have you back! 🤗🤗🤗 11mo
KaylasReadingNook I‘ve gotta ask, how often does your kitty decide to explore your bookshelves? 😂 welcome back and love your bookshelves! 😄 11mo
Deblovestoread Welcome back! And I‘ll find you on Storygraph, too. 11mo
kaykay521 @KaylasReadingNook hi name buddy!! I have three kitties and so far they only seem to occasionally walk/ lounge across the top of the shelves. They know not to knock mommy‘s books 📚 down 🤣🤣 11mo
KaylasReadingNook @kaykay521 that‘s great! 😄 I‘m sure they like the high area to survey from 😂 but I‘m glad they stay away from the books. My kitten knows to stay away from them and my e-reader as well 😂 11mo
PaperbackPirate 😍 welcome back and nice to meet you! 11mo
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Five Total Strangers | Natalie D. Richards
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Mira is desperate to get home to her mother for Christmas. When her flight is canceled she accepts a ride with a group of college students. Before long the roads are dangerous and icy, people‘s personal belongings are disappearing and things get dangerous fast. Little does Mira know someone in the car is deliberately sabotaging the trip.

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Girls with Bright Futures | Tracy Dobmeier, Wendy Katzman
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The stakes are high in this book about ultra competitive families trying to get their daughters into Stanford. A good look into the lengths the elite will go to make it to the top.

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Hush Little Baby | R. H. Herron
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Good twisty thriller about a pregnant woman who has strange things start to happen around her. At first she figures it‘s just baby brain making her forgetful but it soon becomes evident that someone is trying to spook her. I enjoyed this and read it in about 2 days.

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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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Tik-Tok of Oz | L. Frank Baum
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Hey fellow book lovers, after much convincing from my husband and sister I created a tik tok. I‘ve only got one video up and it‘ll be mostly bookish content, library life, cats and jigsaw puzzles. I‘d love a follow and if you have a tik tok I‘d follow back. Happy reading 📚💗🌻

SlytherinBookLady What‘s your Tiktok handle 11mo
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There were parts of this book I loved, and other parts I‘m unsure about. I can definitely see the benefits of group therapy but I worry about the amount of attachment the group mates have to their therapist and each other. I am glad it worked for this author and it was an enjoyable read so it‘s a pick for me

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The Cousins | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Solid YA mystery about a group of cousins sent to spend the summer working at the island resort of the grandmother they‘ve never met. Had a couple twists I didn‘t anticipate, enjoyable ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Bone Witch | Rin Chupeco
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When Tea accidentally raises her solider brother from the dead she finds out she‘s a “bone witch” or “dark asha”. Mentored by a fellow dark asha she learns the ways of asha and magic welding. There was a lot of world building, which caused the story to drag at times. I am however, intrigued enough to continue on to the second book which I‘m hoping has a faster paced plot.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ Being a member of the dead moms club isn‘t easy and even though my relationship with my mom was totally different from Tyler‘s I could still relate to her grieving process. My moms deathaversary and her b day are especially hard for me. Also learned stuff about Jewish culture that I didn‘t know. Excellent read

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March 2021 reads, some good solid thrillers. I‘ll try to branch out some in April.

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February | Lisa Moore
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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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Quiet possibly my favorite fiction read this year...if barely making it into 2020 lol. What does it mean to have a life well lived?

ephemeralwaltz Oooh I‘ve been seeing nothing but good things about this one! 4y
Aims42 This was such a fantastic read!!!!! 4y
SarahBookInterrupted I belong to a bookclub podcast and we did this one last year. I loved it. If you are interested in revisiting the book, the podcast is “Book Interrupted” you‘ll have to look through for midnight library. Spotify is the probably the easiest to do that. 11mo
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22 pages into this book and I‘m already crying like a baby. Maybe this isn‘t the best thing to be reading on lunch break at work 😒.

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The Retreat | Sherri Smith
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Meh...it was entertaining, but I figured out who the “culprit” was pretty early on.

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A prickly protagonist ✅. Magic school ✅. Good world building ✅. Set up perfectly for sequel ✅. Been awhile since I read a good fantasy

Larkken I really liked this one too 😊 4y
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Ugh, I read a good amount of true crime, but this was just so incredibly heartbreaking. The sad thing is I don‘t think he‘s ever told the truth about what really happened. My heart goes out to the entire family, I have no words. It‘s a “pick” for me, just know it is hard to read 💔

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The End of Her | Shari Lapena
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Started using the Bookly app to track my reading. Must say I‘m impressed, my infographic brain is loving this. This is the first book I‘ve read using the app

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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager
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Solid creepy thriller about a young woman who supposedly fled a haunted house with her parents as a child. Now as an adult she wonders, how much of her family‘s ghost story is made up and how much is terrifyingly true?

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A decent introduction to someone with no knowledge of astrology or their birth chart. I did like how she explained sextiles, triunes, squares and all that. I‘ve seen them on my chart but never had it explained.

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This Is Halloween | James A. Moore
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Y‘all I have had a crap week. Had a car accident last Friday, spent four days in hospital, 2 of which in ICU ( oxygen dropped after abdominal surgery), now I‘m home with a fractured ankle and surgical scars from having part of my small intestines removed. I NEEDED this ❤️❤️. I was so looking forward to my goodies. Thank you so much @LibrarianRyan

Texreader Holy mackerel! I‘m so so sorry! Oh gosh! Glad you are back but please take care!!! 4y
Chrissyreadit Hope you heal quickly and with minimal discomfort! 🧡 4y
Aims42 Prayers for a speedy recovery!!! 💕💕💕 4y
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wanderinglynn Oh my! I‘m glad your at home. I can‘t imagine what you‘ve gone through. Sending healing vibes and energy to you. 💚🧡 4y
Jas16 Wishing you a speedy recovery 💐 4y
LibrarianRyan I hope you enjoy everything and that you heal quickly. 4y
rabbitprincess Oh my goodness! Wishing you a speedy recovery and good books to help the time pass. 4y
MicheleinPhilly Geez! Please take care! 4y
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Happy Halloween | Susan Kueffner
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I almost forgot to post, but the second half of my #hauntedhallowswap package came while I was recuperating in the hospital from a car wreck. I‘m so excited to open everything

MicheleinPhilly Geez, I hope you are okay. 4y
Librarianaut I hope you are ok, too!! 4y
wanderinglynn I hope your are okay! 🧡 4y
LibrarianRyan Oh my goodness. I hope your better. 4y
MicheleinPhilly And I just realized that I read you were in an accident last night. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Too much 🍷. 4y
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Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Finally got it all packaged up and ready to send out in the AM, gonna send it rush delivery. Hope my match likes all the stuff I picked out. I had so much fun ❤️ #HauntedHallowSwap

wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 4y
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Probably one of the best books on enneagram I‘ve read. Sarajane doesn‘t shame people for their behavior the way some books do. Instead she helps every type see their strengths and their weaknesses and lovingly helps them be better. After reading this book I‘m 100 positive I‘m a type 9.

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The Last Flight | Julie Clark
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Claire is desperate to leave her abusive husband, Eve is desperate to leave her life in California behind. Switching plan tickets on a whim at the airport seems the best solution. Each woman gets to disappear. Then one of the places crashes and things get scary and complicated

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The Return | Rachel Harrison
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Solid horror/thriller. Elise‘s best friend Julie disappeared 2 years ago while hiking. Everyone tells her to grieve, move on, Julie is dead. But Elise is sure she isn‘t. Then almost 2 years to the day Julie is back, with no recollection of the last 2 years. However, she‘s.....different

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Got my #hauntedhallowswap package. It‘s torture waiting til the end of October 😫❤️

LibrarianRyan Yeah. That‘s box one. Books will come soon as possible. They lost my order twice last time so I wasn‘t taking any chances. 4y
wanderinglynn Yes, some people are really on the ball! 🎃🖤🧡☠️ My advice is to put it up on a shelf in a closet. 😆 4y
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This Is Halloween | James A. Moore
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1. Fairy tale villains, vampires, Joker. 2. Nope. Prefer apple cider 3. I dressed as Belle from Beauty and the Beast last year. I work at a library. It seemed fitting 🤷🏻‍♀️. 4. Treats 5. Not really 6. Cat, owl, bat 7. Jack Skellington 8. Haunted House 9. Apple pie 10. Cemetery #hauntedhallowswap #litsyswap #halloween

katy4peas I have a Belle costume and work at a library too! ❤️ 4y
kaykay521 @Katy4peas, the kids loved it ❤️. Several little girls wanted to come up and hug me 4y
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It‘s taken me a couple weeks to get through this, but it was absolutely worth it. I tend to read a lot of nonfiction and done wrong it‘s dry, boring, droll and a pain to read. Not so here, even though Mr. Bryson packs a ton of info into this book I still found it engaging. Any fans of nonfiction, human anatomy, science or Bill Bryson should pick this up

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Darling Rose Gold | Stephanie Wrobel
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Patty Watts has spent 5 years in prison for child abuse, so when she gets out everyone in her town is surprised when her grown daughter Rose Gold agrees to take her in. What follows is a series of lies and manipulation between mother and daughter. This book was a train wreck, I sped through the pages trying to figure out which woman would come out on top.

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Bad Blood | John Carreyrou
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I know nothing about venture capitalism, tech start ups or Silicon Valley, but I‘ve been hearing about this book for a while now. Decided to try on audio, was not disappointed. It‘s amazing to me how many intelligent people Elizabeth Holmes was able to deceive. I‘m beginning to really appreciate these books highlighting well done investigative journalism.

riversong153 I enjoyed this one too and felt the same as you. I had no prior knowledge or background on the tech industry or start ups in general. 4y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. One of my favorites so far this year

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Lazy Saturday reading 💕💕

Leftcoastzen 😻 4y
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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Single mother Abi‘s life revolves around her 17 year old daughter Olivia. So when she gets a call in the night that Olivia has fallen from a bridge and is not only brain dead but pregnant, she knows she can‘t rest til she knows what happened. Told in alternative chapters from both Abi and Olivia‘s .POV, we get a picture of Olivia‘s quest to find her father, Abi‘s issues stemming from childhood abandonment and their relationship with each other.

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Made my own book bingo card after seeing all the posts. It‘s a mixture of my current library check outs and some I own but haven‘t read yet. Let‘s see how this goes 🤷🏻‍♀️❤️📚 #bookbingo #summerreading

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A solid look at the investigative journalists at the heart of the Harvey Weinstein harassment story. How long have we as women endured behavior like his? When is enough enough? Do civil suits help or hurt harassment victims? What about non disclosure agreements? These are just some of the questions tackled.

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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel | Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
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Evan is a lonely, anxious boy who feels like a burden to his overworked mother and ignored by his absent father. When he inadvertently gets mixed up in the suicide of a fellow classmate he‘s forced to evaluate some things about his own life. This book is great for anyone who‘s ever needed to really be seen. Now I wanna see the play

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