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“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews    There really is a dying girl in this novel, so to say that most of it is a lot of fun seems weird. But it is fun. You should … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “The Harder They Come”

The Harder They Come by T. C. Boyle    A cruise to Central America and a stop in Costa Rica sound like a vacation dream for a middle class retired couple. After all, Costa Rica is supposed to be a … Continue reading

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“Hyperbole and a Half”

Hyperbole and a Half:  Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things that Happened  by Allie Brosh This fun and sometimes poignant book of wacky comics and weird life lessons is taken from the author’s blog. I’d never seen the … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “Colorless Tsukuri Tazaki”

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami   Sometimes I love a book so much, it’s hard to know what to say about it without the effusion seeming insincere. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki is one of those books. … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “The Silver Linings Playbook”

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick  Pat Peoples seems like the sweetest man on earth, but for some reason he’s coming home from a mental institution to live with his parents—in his mid-thirties—and he completely loses it when he … Continue reading

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“An Egg on Three Sticks”

  An Egg on Three Sticks by Jackie Fischer “I’m pretty sure Mom is having a nervous breakdown. “Which I tried to look it up and it’s not in the dictionary but I think I know what it is. It’s … Continue reading

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