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Featured Review: Sway with Me (Syed M. Masood)

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About This Book: She’s All That goes desi in this hilarious, affecting, and sweetly romantic comedy by the author of More Than Just a Pretty Face. Arsalan has learned everything he knows from Nana, his 100-year-old great-grandfather. This includes the fact that when Nana dies, Arsalan will be completely alone in...
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Featured Review: Verntropa - The Balance (E. L. Clarke)

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About This Book: When we dream, where do we go? Olivia Merton has only ever known Earth after the shift. For fifteen years there has been no sunshine, little rain…and resources are scarce. A recurring dream provides an escape from her troubled monochrome life and leads her to a vividly coloured...
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kids review: June Bloomed Anyway (Ivy Strohmaier)

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About This Book: June is a California poppy happily living in Ms. Beansprout's garden with her poppy mother, father and brother. One day, June's father is unexpectedly replanted in the neighbor's garden and June has to learn that it is okay to cry and that feeling all of her emotions will...
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Featured Review: Battle of the Bands (Eric Smith & Lauren Gibaldi)

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About This Book: Fifteen young adult authors and one real-life rock star band together for one epic—and interconnected—take on a memorable high school rite of passage. A daughter of rock ’n’ roll royalty has a secret crush. A lonely ticket taker worries about his sister. An almost-famous songwriter nurses old wounds....
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Featured Review: Idol Gossip (Alexandra Leigh Young)

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About This Book: Delicious gossip squares off with genuine heart in this inside look at a K-pop academy. Every Friday after school, seventeen-year-old Alice Choy and her little sister, Olivia, head to Myeongdong to sing karaoke. Back in San Francisco, when she still had friends and earthly possessions, Alice took regular...
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Featured Review: The Odds Of Lightning (Jocelyn Davies)

Featured Review: The Odds Of Lightning (Jocelyn Davies)
About The Book: A bolt of lightning inspires an incredible journey in this charming, magical realism adventure that takes four teens on an all-night journey through the streets of New York City. Extraordinary things happen when we least expect them. Tiny, Lu, Will and Nathaniel used to be best friends. Then...
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