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The Popularity of Rebellion

The Popularity of Rebellion

If we burn, you burn with us!” Katniss Everdeen shouts at a camera in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Her message to their oppressive government in the Capitol -- and a motto for her rebellion to adopt. Stories about rebellions and revolutions [...]

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REVIEW: Grasshopper Jungle

REVIEW: Grasshopper Jungle

Grasshopper Jungle is so weird. I can't really think of a better way to describe Andrew Smith's latest YA novel, but in addition to being weird, it's also funny, endearing, creepy, and just plain entertaining. For example, here's the end [...]

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On Our List: January 2015

On Our List: January 2015

"I am very picky about my audiobooks; I almost exclusively listen to memoirs read by the author, especially comedians. That's how I knew that Yes Please! by Amy Poehler would be a perfect fit for me, and I was so [...]

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REVIEW: Asura Girl by Otaro Maijo

REVIEW: Asura Girl by Otaro Maijo

Aiko is a high school girl whose world is, quite frankly, kind of shitty.  She has casual sex because she doesn't understand what love is supposed to feel like.  She's surrounded by casual violence, made worse by an Internet forum [...]

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REVIEW: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

REVIEW: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

From the publisher: DAI, trying to escape a haunting past, traffics drugs for the most ruthless kingpin in the Walled City. But in order to find the key to his freedom, he needs help from someone with the power to be [...]

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REVIEW: Hellhole by Gina Damico

REVIEW: Hellhole by Gina Damico

I don’t remember how or why CROAK, Gina Damico’s debut novel, ended up on my bookshelf, but my best friend plucked it off and read it before I got the chance. She returned it and told me, “You HAVE to [...]

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