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Cinder

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder, by Marissa Meyer, is a science fiction, futuristic retelling of the classic Cinderella story. In this world, Cinder is a cyborg due to an accident that occurred when she was 11, when she had to have her hand and leg replaced. Now she’s dealing with all manner of wires and mechanical parts, but there are some benefits. She can download information to fill in the blanks when she doesn’t know something, which gives her an uncanny ability to fix machines.

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Welcome to Night Vale

Welcome to Night Vale

There are two women. Not dissimilar to any pair of women you’ve seen walking down the street, thoughts filled with love, hate, ignorance to the cameras and surveyors watching their every move. Yet completely different. Utterly and totally different. You’ve never seen these women before. You’ve never imagined them. (Well now you have. Good job.) You don’t know these women. And they don’t know you. They don’t know a lot of things.

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Click Here: To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade

Click Here: To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade

Anyone who ever experienced bullying in school is bound to appreciate this novel. My mom gave me this book when I was going into 7th grade – appropriately, of course – and although I enjoyed it then, a re-read has reminded me of just how great it was. Click Here, by Denise Vega, tells the story of a girl named Erin Swift, who is separated from her best friend.

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The Nature of Denial

The Nature of Denial

The Nature of Denial is about a woman, Anna Montagna, that runs from her loved ones and her successful life because of her mental illness. Anna escapes to a residential community, Mikamaw, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to spare her family from the creature that she has gotten to be. While Anna tries her best to escape from her past, it keeps on frequenting her. When her life is at stake, she notices that she needs to choose whether to go up against the past or continue running.

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The Night Circus

The Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, has received a large number of rave reviews. It tells the story of two children, Celia and Marco, who are trained for the majority of their lives in magic. This training, they learn very early, is meant to prepare them for a challenge in which they will face off with an unknown opponent. Full of mystery, romance and magic, this dark and hauntingly beautiful fantasy is unlike anything I’ve read before.

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Windswept

Windswept is a romance set in early twentieth-century England. It recounts the tale of a beautiful, young lady named Magdalena who, because of her mother’s actions, has turned into a slave in her own family unit. She perseveres through both physical and psychological mistreatment on account of her dead father’s wife, Amelia. Her life is only hopelessness until the day she meets James, a young gentleman from a well-off family living close-by.

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Evanthia’s Gift (The Gift Saga #1)

Evanthia's Gift (The Gift Saga #1)

Evanthia’s Gift is a one-of-a-kind story. It all starts with Anastacia Fotopoulos, in 1956, when her world turns upside down. Deceived and heartbroken, Anastacia faces indescribable challenges such as single motherhood. After finally finding herself and healed from the past, Anastacia lets herself be happy.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

I finally read one of the most iconic novels of all time as known as To Kill a Mockingbird. This novel shows the point of view a white Southern girl living in the 1930s, Scout Finch. Scout lives with her sibling, Jem, and their solitary father, Atticus, in the languid Southern town of Maycomb. In To Kill a Mockingbird, we see three important years of Scout’s life; we see childhood innocence transform to corrupted adulthood.

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House with a Blue Door

House with a Blue Door

House with a Blue Door is about a social worker, Charles, who begins working at a geriatric house called Jarvis House. Readers see what Charles does every day, mainly every shift during his stay. While we’re reading about Charles’s routine, we meet characters that are preferred and all the more energizing over him. We meet mentally disabled characters such as Julia, Kate, Dan, Carter, and Lisa. We see what they do on a daily basis, for example, taking pills, and that is basically it.

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No.6 Beyond

No.6 Beyond

Being a huge fan of anime, I watched No.6 because I heard it was a remarkable show. No.6 is about a utopian city, No.6, and the impact it has on two teenagers, Shion and Nezumi. For Shion, life is painstakingly choreographed. He goes to school every day, studies after school, and talks to his companion and colleague Safu. On a rainy day, Shion opens his window and starts screaming out of nowhere. Little did Shion know that because of that irrational act he would meet Nezumi, the skillful convict.

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