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My Dark Vanessa Book
by Kate Elizabeth Russell

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This is a story of a 42-year-old teacher and 15-year-old student who have an affair and how it impacts their lives in the coming decades.

The Searcher
by Tana French

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Once a cop, always a cop. You can't outrun who you are the last many years of Cal's life. Cal has decided to retire somewhere in Ireland where he can fix up a house he only saw on the internet. The folks around him are reasonably friendly and his neighbor tries to fix him up with a local woman, Lena. Too bad nothing is as they seem because life isn't the sleepy town as he thought it was.

You Go First
by Erin Entrada Kelly

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You Go First is about two kids named Ben and Charlotte. Many things are happening to both of them. Charlotte's dad is in the hospital, Charlotte doesn't want to be best friends with her best friend anymore, and she's skipping school because she wants to go to an art museum at Pennsylvania. Ben is running for student council president and his parents are getting divorced. Charlotte and Ben started middle school. You Go First is a realistic fiction and I would tell other readers to read it!

Tales From The Haunted Mansion Volume 2: Midnight at Madam Leota's
by Amicus Arcane

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Readers are in for a scare with this spine-chilling novel.

This Is Where It Ends
by Marieke Nijkamp

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a different perspective of what goes through ones mind when faced with a life threatening situation

The Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen

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At the very least, I usually find something redeeming or worthwhile about the books I read. Not this time. How did this dreary, meandering book about messy, unlikeable characters end up as one of Oprah's choices? Is this the worst book I've read in the past decade? No -- that "honor" goes to Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch." Do NOT waste your time with this book. Instead, go for Amor Towles' "A Gentleman in Moscow," Helen Simonson's "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand," or Wendy Swallow's "Searching for Nora." But NOT this!

Big Summer
by jennifer weiner

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I loved Jennifer Weiner's early books. Now, they seem predictable and formulaic. I guess, if you haven't read any of her previous novels, this one would be more enjoyable.

Martin Van Buren
by Ted Widmer

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For a brief, contemporary introduction to the life of the 8th president, this book works well. It focuses on Van Buren's role in organizing and transforming the Democratic Party. It also does a fairly good job of providing an initial look at the slavery conflict that would accelerate in the years following Van Buren's presidency as well as his own evolution. At times overwritten -- word choice is sometimes at the scholarly article level or that of a lengthy tome rather than as part of an accessible series covering all the presidents -- it still moves quickly and efficiently to give Van Buren his fair credit for being more consequential than we're often led to believe.

Because Of Winn Dixie
by Kate Dicamillo

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Because of Winn-Dixie is about a young girl named India Opal Buloni and a dog named Winn-Dixie. Winn-Dixie and Opal both meet at the grocery store named Winn Dixie. Opal feels lonely because she just moved to Naomi and didn't make any friends yet. When she meets Winn Dixie, she sees how dirty he is and asks her dad, the preacher, if she could keep him. He tells her she could keep Winn Dixie after he sees the dog. Opal's mother left her and her father and they both miss her very much. Opal also starts to make new friends such as Gloria Dump, Otis, Ms. Franny, and Sweetie Pie. Opal and Winn Dixie have an amazing friendship. I would suggest this book for other people to read!

Pretending Holly Bourne
by Holly Bourne

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What's in a name? After all the trauma April went through and the horrible dates, why bother? The men are nothing but horrible beasts who take what they want and beat their chest doing what they want when they want. She hates men! She hates the way they use her, not be respectful of her time, and most of all, sexually get what they want and then dump her. Simon, being the last of them, tries to have his way with her and then dumps her but wait for it, "isn't the bad guy" because he just wasn't feeling it but yet still wanted to sleep with her and then buy her breakfast. He didn't even have the decency to clean his place up for her and there are skid marks on his toilet! SO April hates all men. She will take back the power and be someone else. Someone who will take the power and dump the men after she gets what she wants, which is to have a good time. In comes Greta, her alter ego. She is a carefree, fun-loving woman who all men adore and want. She will make you fall for her only to dump you with great glee. Enter Joshua. He is sweet and kind and dang, he rushes things. It is just the man Greta's looking to devour and spit out. Double personalities are fine at first because April is in control. As the deceptions continue, April isn't sure who is truly in control, her or her alter-ego, Greta.