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Raymie Nightingale

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780763681173
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Published: Candlewick - April 12th, 2016

"Tell me, why does the world exist?" Funny, touching, and flawlessly executed, Kate DiCamillo's latest novel of friendship and adventure will be a classic in no time. Raymie Nightingale follows the story of three girls who meet at a backyard baton-twirling class, determined to compete in a local pageant in order to heal their families and homes. Full of unforgettable heart, they grow together as a team as they learn the difficult reasons why each girl wants to win. ~Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


Armada

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780804137270
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 12th, 2016

Armada is a fast-paced, nerdy thriller that will no doubt entertain gamers and geeks with its endless sci-fi references. Employing themes from numerous sci-fi films, Armada questions not only if those films might be based on real life but also why such films have cemented themselves in American pop culture at all. If you liked the tech from Ready Player One, the playfulness of John Scalzi's Redshirts, or pretty much any flight simulator, you will probably devour this book. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


Mosquitoland

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ISBN: 9780147513656
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Published: Speak - March 1st, 2016

Honest and exhilirating, Mosquitoland is a gorgeous debut novel possessive of the style, voice, and memorability reminiscent of Where Things Come Back and I'll Give You The Sun. Traveling cross-country by Greyhound bus, 16-year old Mim is determined to figure out what's wrong with her biological mother after discovering that her stepmom has been hiding her letters from her--letters that make Mim believe that her mom is sick--even dying. Yet as she meets her fellow busmates (good and bad alike), the journey ends up raising more questions than answers...illuminating Mim's own struggle with mental illness and her family's past. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals

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ISBN: 9781481448895
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2016

What happens when a hungry lion finds himself surrounded by an adorable assortment of animals? It might be what you think--or perhaps not! A fun-to-read tale with just enough repetition and an amazing little turtle. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


Delicious Foods: A Novel

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780316284936
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 19th, 2016

A false promise leads a widow and her young son to "become employees" at produce-harvesting giant, Delicious Foods. Brilliantly told, their story is at once a meditation on modern-day slavery, the ties between class and drugs, and the unbreakable bond between parent and child. Unforgettable and unputdownable. ~Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


The Vegetarian

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$21.00
ISBN: 9780553448184
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Published: Hogarth - February 2nd, 2016

A breathtaking and deeply disturbing novel about the ways in which desire (and lack thereof) transforms, torments, and comes to define one woman's life. Although a turn to vegetarianism may seem inconsequential, Yeong-hye's seizure of her own agency plunges her family into a chaotic spiral even more bizarre than her own detachment from reality. A must-read. ~Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


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