Rave-Worthy Recommendations (4)

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The holiday season tends to bring with it a hoard of giftcards.  Personally, I find it challenging to save up these giftcards and often spend them throughout the month of January.  If you seem to have made a similar habit of disposing of your giftcards quickly, hopefully this guide can provide you with a few recommendations for those bookstore giftcards you’ve amassed over the past several weeks.

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Discussion: Unpopular Bookish Opinions

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Discussion

I’m sure that every reader can attest to feeling absolutely alone with respect to his or her love or hatred of a particular book.  I’ve decided to share a few of the books that I’ve disliked despite their recent popularity in the YA community with the hopes that some of you can relate!

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Review: If I Stay

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6990472Title: If I Stay

Author: Gayle Forman

Series: If I Stay Series

Publisher: Speak

Publish Date: April 6th, 2010

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Romance

On a day that started like any other, Mia had everything: a loving family, a gorgeous, admiring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music and full of choices. In an instant, almost all of that is taken from her. Caught between life and death, between a happy past and an unknowable future, Mia spends one critical day contemplating the only decision she has left. It is the most important decision she’ll ever make.

Simultaneously tragic and hopeful, this is a romantic, riveting, and ultimately uplifting story about memory, music, living, dying, loving.

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Waiting on Wednesday- I Was Here

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imageTitle: I Was Here

Author: Gayle Forman

Series: none

Publisher: Viking Juvenile

Publish Date: January 27, 2015

Genres: YA Contemporary

Synopsis: When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.

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Review: Where She Went

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8492825Title: Where She Went

Author: Gayle Forman

Series: If I Stay Series

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

Publish Date: April 5, 2011

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary

It’s been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard’s rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia’s home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future – and each other.

Told from Adam’s point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I StayWhere She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

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