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Taylor Bereiter
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Parrotfish
First of all, I am glad that there was a book with a transgender character in it to choose from. Being transgender myself, it is nice to be able to see our narratives in young adult literature--an audience that really needs to see novels like these. That be...

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Brown Girl Dreaming
I thought that this novel, in particular, was very interesting to read because it was biographical (or at least written to sound like it was), yet it was written in prose/a poetic manner. Dealing with growing up during the Civil Rights movement, Brown Girl ...

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Unwind
Unwind is a very engaging, thrilling, and exciting novel to read. So far, I think that the most interesting part of Unwind is the setting it takes place in: A dystopian world where children can be retroactively aborted between the ages of 13-18 by a process...

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Feed
This is by far one of the most interesting books that we
have read this semester, as it completely invents its own slang throughout the
novel. For this reason as well, it becomes hard to read in points because of
language that the reader is not so used to. ...

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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Throughout the novel, I was supremely impressed with the writing style by Sherman Alexie. There were so many metaphors and similes that were so powerful sometimes that I had to stop and re-read the sentence because I was blown away by the writing. As far as...

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An Abundance of Katherines
Having read another John Green book, "The Fault in Our Stars", I tended to read "An Abundance of Katherines" and compare the two texts. I felt as though I liked the characters in TFiOS better, in so far as that I think they had to deal with more problems th...

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Thirteen Reasons (part 1)
There were many aspects of this text that I thought were quite original. The story is about a topic that I am happy to see getting some light shed upon it: the misogynistic way girls are silenced and condemned as being "sluts" based purely on rumors. There ...

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Between Shades of Gray
First of all, I really enjoyed how quickly the plot picked up. It was very exciting even from the very first chapter of the book. It is a very engaging story that I think captures the essence of what it meant to be arrested and captured in a time of war. Th...

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Eleanor and Park (part 1)
Eleanor and Park is a YA Lit book centering around the relationship between two teens, Eleanor and Park. The author essentially throws us into a scenario where we are clearly able to see the social status of each of these two characters. At first, Park is a...

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