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Someone Like You And That Summer
by Sarah Dessen

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Scarlet Thomas and I are best friends. Her boyfriend Michael died while I was at summer camp I came home to help her figure out her life and mine while waiting for her baby.

Little Men
by Louisa May Alcott

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After reading Little Women, I discovered that there were multiple sequels, including Little Men. I immediately started reading Little Men because I loved Little Women and had high expectations for the sequels as well. It did not disappoint. I liked how readers were able to see the futures of the main characters of Little Women and how the lessons that they learned in the past were then passed on to the new characters. These new characters including the sons and daughters of the main characters (Jo, Laurie, Amy, Meg), and other young children. As much as I enjoyed reading this book, I felt that it was hard to remember who some of the new characters were since there were a lot of them, and it was sometimes difficult to keep track of what happened to specific characters because of the chapter structure. Overall, I liked reading this sequel, but it wasn't as captivating as Little Women was.

Bad Kitty Does Not Like Dogs
by Nick Bruel

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This is a fiction book. It is about a cat who is tired and wants to take a nap but the dog wants her to play all sports with her. She tries to trick puppy into playing the “sleep” game to see who can sleep the longest. She wins and gets her sleep.

Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley

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This was a really interesting book that takes you to a "perfect" world. This perfect world is created by wiping out everything that scares people and doesn't keep them calm. This includes god and even aging. They create babies as robots and whenever people are scared they just drink alcohol to keep themselves calm. This book challenges a futuristic world with a world we have today. It was portrayed really well by the author as it convinces many how good this new futuristic world is even if it sounds ridiculous on paper. I would recommend this book to many as it helps give you a different perspective of our society. This book was slightly hard to read due to the time period it was written, though you would still be able to understand the novel.

by George Orwell

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1984 by George Orwell, is a dystopian novel taking place in the nation of Oceania. 1984 follows Winston Smith who works in the Ministry of Truth, a place where historical records that do not please Big Brother or The Party are altered. The Party controls the people and all of Oceania with Big Brother as the overseer which they prevent free thinking. Throughout the book Winston encounters certain people and an organization which allows him to begin to free himself from the controlling aspects of The Party until his new found reality comes crashing down. I had first read this book in school but after reading it again on my own I actually enjoyed the book very well. The entire premise of Winston of isolating his rebellious thoughts and slowly acting upon it, going against Big Brother was extremely well-written as in fact it was The Party's plan of him doing this. The fact that Oceania's government can be closely compared to the current day real-world governments are amazing as this book was written in 1948, long before certain governments came to power. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book when giving it a second chance.

The Earls Pregnant Bride
by Christine Rimmer

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Geneva Bravo-Calabretti always knew she would live at Hartmore. Rafael Devaleny the Earl of Hartmore marries Genevira because she is carrying his child. By being together they realize they loved each other since she was 5 and he 13.

Keeper Of The Lost Cities Book 7
by Shannon Messenger

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This was a really great book from one of my favorite series. I really liked the way they developed tension and also the chemistry between some of my favorite characters

The Blue Bistro
by Elin Hilderbrand

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Adrienne came to Nantucket Island for a job. She has always worked in hotels but here she is going to work in a restaurant which will close in August. She greets the customers. Thatcher Smith and Fiona Kemp own it. Fiona has cystic fibrosis and is the chef.She falls in love with Thatcher who loves Fiona and helps her through her illness.

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
by Jk Rowlings

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This was perfect to start off the joyful series. Harry's journey to Hogwarts and away from the Dursley's was a great way to introduce the character to readers and get knowledge about where this book is going with. Harry finding out about his powers at the zoo added on to getting to know Harry and what is in store to come. His first qudditch match, relationship with Snape, friendship made with Ron and Hermione were all points in the story which added on to make the story a more enjoyable one. The suspense came when Harry was attacked in the forest by Voldemort and when he finds out about the stone which is guarded by the big dog. Harry's hero self shows when at the ends he goes to get the stone with his friends and does a lot to get closer and closer to it. He meets up with Voldemort who is in Quirrell's body and is able to keep it away from Voldemort stealing it. Gryffindor eventually winning the cup capped off this story beautifully, as the book was an enjoyable rollercoaster of Harry's first year just showcasing that a lot more is to come and that Voldemort is not finished. I would recommend this story to anyone who has not read it because it is just an amazing packed story with a lot happening.

The Bane Chronicles
by Cassandra Clare

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The Bane Chronicles consists of a series of novellas about a character from The Mortal Instruments, which is one of my favorite series. I was expecting a lot from this book because of the content that Clare has consistently brought in her previous books. To my surprise, it definitely disappointed me a little. Although some of the novellas intrigued me, many others failed to keep me reading. The idea of creating a book about a mysterious character from the series was a great idea, but I felt like the a majority of the stories provided left me unsatisfied or uninterested. Despite my mild dislike for this book, I continue to love Clare's series as a whole.

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