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Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish
by Pablo Cartaya

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I finished the book and i forgot to log some days but it was a great book. The main character, Marcus Vega, was sent on adventure all around Puerto Rico. He met many other character who ended showing him back round of the country, and many faces of their fatherhood. Marcus came to the country with no Spanish tongue, but along the way, after every changeling the adventure had to hold, the more he learned Spanish! Overall, I definitely recommend this book, it was a very good and interesting one to read. although 288 pages seems alot, it was so fun to read I got lost into the book and was sad it ended.

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.

Magic Treehouse Camelot
by Osborne Mary Pope

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I love how I learn new things with these books.

Eat A Peach
by David Chang

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Please note, I received an Advance Readers Copy via NetGalley. David Chang is gifted but his bad temper and his battle with depression are his downfalls. He's made plenty of mistakes, has royally gone beyond pissing people off, passed up excellent opportunities due to his stubbornness and ill-temper, and ... no wonder his Omma calls him "Baby King." Not because he is entitled but because he acts like a spoiled, entitled brat, but in a loving way.  That's the thing about this book is he comes clean about who he is and doesn't beat around the bush or make any excuses. He'll tell you straight up, "I'm an a$$4013." What I enjoy is how he explains why he is one and owns up his s4it. He's a massive depressant, OCD, solar visioned for his visual way, self-doubting, and not comfortable in his own skin. Word of advice to Mr. Chang: you are fine. You're not a Twinkie but a fusion. Remember how you described what fusion food is. I do love the moments where he reflects and talks about his time with Anthony Bourdain and how much he influenced and centered David Chang. They both are so similar and that scares Mr. Chang. "...How I'm still alive?" asks David Chang. It reveals now matter how successful you are, you are still never good enough in your own eyes but in the eyes of others, you are a winner.

The Giver
by Lois Lowry

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The Giver is an incredible book that offers another perspective of society in my opinion. The main protagonist of the story is a boy named Jonas who is living in an orderly strict lifestyle. This community is very protective and each day is planned a certain way which never changes. Setbacks such as losing a loved one are impossible in this world because love is not considered an emotion. As Jonas experiences what life is really like, (such as our lifestyle and society which contains emotions) he attempts to rewrite one of the wrongs which are his world. This character has the courage and he eventually learns to love others. In order to help his family unit and his friends, Jonas as well as his mentor known as The Giver, devise a strategy that involves danger and takes a great deal of strength. The author developed a story that helped me realize that as many flaws we have in the community, it is important to appreciate our society.

Nancy Drew Secret Of The Old Clock
by Carolyn Keene

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I loved the book. I would recommend it to 3rd grade and older. It involves a lot of problem solving and mystery.

Diary Of A Friendly Awesome Kid
by Jeff Kinney

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I think this is a book to read when you are bored and have nothing to do. Overall it is a fun book, it discusses about events not mentioned in the other series (Diary of a Wimpy Kid). I felt that at times it was a little repetitive, but I would still recommend this book to younger kids. I think that kids my age or older won't enjoy this book as much as younger kids.

The War I Finally Won
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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Fabulous book

Naturally Tan
by Tan France

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I was lucky because I was able hear the audio and he's like the "French Tuck" where his seems larger than life but in reality, his book is all poof and not much substance. If you are looking for how he came out or how he truly feels about the Fab 5 from Queer Eye or anything in depth about his life, you won't find it here.

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


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