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Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Helen Hamilton is a very special 16-year-old girl. I know, I know – how many stories have started out with this premise? Starcrossed doesn’t shy away from its love of tropes, but rather wholeheartedly embraces them – and that’s what makes this book such a fun read. Helen has always known she was different –… Continue reading Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

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The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

This book reminded me what it’s like to be in college. Doesn’t that sound so awful? This June marks four years since my graduation, and already I’m reminiscing about ‘what it’s like to be in college’. Although let’s be real, I started doing that two hours after I graduated, so I supposed I shouldn’t be… Continue reading The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

We don’t know much about our narrator when the story starts – not her name, nor where she lives, nor much about her background. One of the first concrete things we learn is that she is a Handmaiden, and that this defines her place in society. It dictates how she dresses, where she goes, to… Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Feather Crowns by Bobbie Ann Mason

Christie Wheeler is carrying quintuplets, only she doesn’t know it. It’s the turn of the last century and medical science isn’t exactly sophisticated enough for an ultrasound yet. All she knows is there’s something inside her – maybe a monster, or a demon, but definitely not a baby. But after she miraculously gives birth to… Continue reading Feather Crowns by Bobbie Ann Mason

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World War Z by Max Brooks

Like every good zombie story, World War Z is not about the zombies. Sure, they’re there, and they’re certainly an important plot device, but they’re not what the book is about. Instead, World War Z is a global look at the political, social, and psychological effects of reaching the breaking point. This book’s unusual format… Continue reading World War Z by Max Brooks