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#DessenDays Read-A-Thon Wrap-Up

And so, with my having read six Sarah Dessen books in a row, the #DessenDays Read-A-Thon comes to a close. At least for me--if there is anyone who is still doing it, please go ahead! And tag me in your posts so I can see them 🙂 It was really fun and I definitely missed Sarah Dessen. I used to read and re-read her books all the time and I was surprised by how much I didn't remember (and how much they took me back to my high school book club days)! I know that in my original post I said I'd do a couple of mini reviews at a time, but I changed my mind so I'm going to give them all to you now and then give my overall thoughts at the end. So here they are, in the order I read them.

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Book Review: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

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Audrey can't leave the house. she can't even take off her dark glasses inside the house.
Then her brother's friend Linus stumbles into her life. With his friendly, orange-slice smile and his funny notes, he starts to entice Audrey out again - well, Starbucks is a start. And with Linus at her side, Audrey feels like she can do the things she'd thought were too scary. Suddenly, finding her way back to the real world seems achievable.

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ARC Review: Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

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Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream—and to kiss her crush. Callie Reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. But when it comes to other girls, she’s more frenemy than friend. When circumstances bring the girls together over the course of a semester, they will surprise everyone (especially themselves) by realizing they might have more in common than they ever imagined.

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Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green Published by: Dutton Books Release Date: October 10, 2017 Genre: YA Contemporary Format: Hardcover Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the… Continue reading Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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ARC Review: Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga

Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga Published by: Balzer + Bray Release Date: November 7th, 2017 Genre: YA Contemporary Format: eARC Others by Author: My Heart and Other Black Holes Despite sending him letters ever since she was thirteen, Taliah Abdallat never thought she'd ever really meet Julian Oliver. But one day, while her mother is out of… Continue reading ARC Review: Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga

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Book Review: Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman Published by: Simon Pulse Release Date: September 26th, 2017 Genre: YA Contemporary Format: Hardcover Others by Author: Summer Bird Blue (Release date TBA) Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to… Continue reading Book Review: Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman