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Crazy Rich Asians
by Kevin Kwan

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Thank goodness that's over with. If you're into constant boasting, bragging, brand-dropping, and base drama, you will love this story. If you like flat characters and forced plot, you'll dig this novel. If you prefer when an author tells instead of shows, this is the perfect book for you! At first, I really liked Crazy Rich Asians for its mindless fluffiness. I found it jovial, light, a nice break from what I usually enjoy. Once I realized (around 30% in) that every character is identical and that the majority of the text was wordy descriptions of couture clothing and lavish locales, I got bored. And okay, yeah, this vicarious shopping spree is a huge selling point of the story. I know that. But I couldn't care less about these stuck-up rich people and their petty whining. Furthermore, this story is majorly predictable. I rarely read this genre and I could usually predict what would happen next. After reading half of this book, picking it up again began to feel like a chore. I leave my review at two stars because there was something about this book that I did like, though I can't manage to articulate what that is. Overall, I am left severely underwhelmed. Not to be that person, but I bet the movie is better.

Ice
by Linda Howard

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Good easy read.

Pete The Cat I Love My White Shoes
by James Dean

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They really loved the book, it teaches them their colors, but not only that, but in a fun way.

The Lions Of Little Rock
by Kristin Levine

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Amazing book !!

The Stranger
by Albert Camus

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Rather 2.75 stars, but for simplicity, I’ll call it 3. The Stranger is the story of a nihilistic man who ends up in the center of a serious crime and then questions what the meaning of life and freedom really is. Personally I found the narrative to be stuffy and bland. The philosophical musings bored me. Maybe I’ve read this perspective too many times before to truly appreciate Monsieur Meursault’s plight. Maybe it’s because I’m a nihilist myself and already know the truth of Meursault’s eventual conclusions. Maybe I just didn’t understand the real meaning of the text... In any case, I can at least come across as smart for having read a Nobel Prize-winning novel, even though I can’t say I was affected by it.

The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid Of Anything
by Linda Williams

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Good book

Escape
by Linda Howard

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Okay read.

Ghosts
by Raina Telgemeier Books

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Very good.

Smile Book
by Raina Telgemeier Books

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My favorite book.

The Hidden Summer
by Gin Phillips

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This is a good book about friends Nell and Lydia who decide to lie to their mothers and spend the summer at an abandoned golf course. I think this will be a popular book in my classroom library!


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