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The Leavers
by Lisa Ko

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The Leavers follows Daniel as he grows into a rudderless young man, torn between wanting to pursue his own dreams and wanting to please his parents, or he's afraid they'll leave him as his mother did. It also traces Daniel's struggles to understand what happened to his mother and deciding if he should try and follow some leads that might have presented themselves to him. The book also follows Polly from her childhood in China to the day she disappeared, and outlines the difficult choices she is forced to make. Ko's storytelling is truly breathtaking, as she has created two characters who capture your heart and will stay in your memory. Neither character is 100 percent admirable, and at times their actions are frustrating, but you understand their struggles and feel for them. And while some of the other characters may make decisions that anger or frustrate, you see that they're also very complex, no matter how much time they're in the book.

Motivational Interviewing In Healthcare
by Stephen Rollnick

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Great book for encouraging patients to consider behavior change.

Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish
by Pablo Cartaya

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I read 23 pages of the book. And im on page 53 and i still have lots more pages to go but the book is rlly good so far. I logged twice today cause i did not get a chance to log yesterday.

The Giver
by Lois Lowry

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I loved reading this book! It had so much detail and the story arc was wonderful. I would suggest this book to anyone as the world in the Giver book is so fun to read! It was a page turner and I couldn't stop reading it. I really want to read other books written by this author as she is one of my favorites!

The Old Guard: Book One: Opening Fire
by Greg Rucka

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Exceptional concept where the heroine, Andromache of Scythia and her comrades in arms truly kicks @$$ and takes no prisoners. Andromache of Scythia (Andy) is the oldest, that she knows of, is a conundrum: an "Immortals" that can die. The question is when is their time up? They can get hurt after being shot, stabbed, blown up...and then regenerate and come back from the dead. They get hired by Coppley, an ex CIA who betrays them to Merrick, the pharmaceutical corporation who will slice them to death to find out how exactly they are able to be "immortal." The question is, who betrayed Andy and her crew to Merrick and Coopley? The answer is not answered in this series. It is about 160 pages only and it's a very quick read which is surprising for me since I normally do not care for graphic novels. Okay, truth be told, I never felt I understood how to read the graphic format. I think I have just changed my mind and I'm enjoying this graphic novel format. Can't wait for the second graphic novel.

The Biggest Bluff By Maria Konnikova
by Maria Konnikova

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Teaches many lessons on importance of strategy and how to psychologically handle yourself but the conclusion point seems off from the message

When Dimple Met Rishi
by Sandhya Menon

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Adorable love story where there's something everybody could relate to. There's the rich "Aberzombies" where it's the haves and the have nots can get away with things and the guys guys can eventually win. Dimple is the girl where she goes to school and is not there for any other reason other than web development. In comes Rishi, who's there to meet Dimple. He really attends MIT but he's visiting her to get to know her. He immediately falls for her and wants to adhere to the traditional Indian traditions. She want's to do her on thing which is to get an education even though mama tells her, if she goes there, she could meet a nice boy because there's so few girls in that field. There's the idea of following your dreams and compromising to achieve it. All around feel good book that leaves you smiling.

Dog Man A Tale Of Two Kitties
by Dav Pilkey

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It was great and interesting!

The Guest List
by Lucy Foley

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The beautiful couple: groom - tv personality with mega watt smile his a lot of secrets; the bride - powerful magazine publisher who is shrewder and more sharp than a carving knife. They decide to have their wedding and reception at a remote island. A place where no cell phone work. A perfect place where you can't even call for help. Feel that suspense because it's going to be a thrilling wedding. Even at the beginning, we know there has been a murder. We just aren't privy to who the victim is. The guest list from the grooms side includes his ushers and his best mate, his hard to please father who happened to be the dean of the boys school he went to with his ushers. The bride's side includes her half sister, their mother, her father, her best friend "Charlie, plus his wife, Hannah aka "The Plus One." They all have secrets. They all intertwine somehow. But would it be a secret worth killing for? Someone seems to think so. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, catch that liar by their toe... aren't we all just dying to go to a murderous wedding, now?

Stormbreaker The Graphic Novel
by Anthony Johnson

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This book about a boy Alex Rider. Who becomes a spy after his uncle Ian Rider was killed Ian Rider was also a spy but he told Alex and Jack who was Alex babysitter and house keeper that he was a banker. Alex was forced to work for the agency that ian worked for orelse they would send Jack away since her visa expired 7 years ago. So Alex joined the agency and they gave Jack a permanent visa so they sent Alex to a camp for 2 weeks then they take him out and tell him he has a mission. They gave him all types of gadgets his mission was to go under cover as a computer nerd that won a contest to try out a new computer called storm breaker. The creator of the computer was a man called Mr. Sayle. Mr. Sayle is giving the computer away to every school. Once the prime minister pushes the activation button millions of people will die. Will Alex Rider save the world? Well, you will have to read it to find out. ;-)


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