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Laura Knapp - Bookseller in Manchester

“You should never read just for "enjoyment." Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends' insane behavior, or better yet, your own. Pick "hard books." Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for god's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, "I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth. Fiction is the truth, fool!" ~ John Waters, Role Models

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 28th, 2017

The Hate U Give is an incredibly honest, moving, and relevant debut novel about police brutality and injustice towards the black community. The main character, Starr, will inspire readers to use their voice to speak up for others who devastatingly no longer have one. I would highly recommend this to any mature teenager or adult who wants to make a positive change in the world. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


Rookie on Love by Tavi Gevinson - Book Review

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$14.95
ISBN: 9780448493992
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Published: Razorbill - January 2nd, 2018

I wish I had this book as a teenager! It’s perfect for when you’re feeling confused or overwhelmed about the meaning of platonic and romantic relationships. Through poems, illustrations, & heartfelt pieces by women of all ages “Rookie on Love” gives readers the courage & confidence to get them through their adolescence. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


Waiting by Ha Jin - Book Review

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By Ha Jin
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375706417
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Published: Vintage - September 19th, 2000

A beautiful & patient book about a man who hopes to one day be with the woman of his dreams. However, his family had already chosen a different woman to be his wife when he was young. Chinese law at the time forbids him from divorcing his wife, so alas, he must wait many years for an odd divorce loophole. A relaxing yet melancholy read about love, compassion, disappointment, and most importantly.... waiting. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein - Book Review

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780399184765
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 25th, 2016

An enticing debut memoir from Brownstein about her life as a musician during the feminist riot grrrl movement of the 90s until present day. If you aren't familiar with her bands Wild Flag or Sleater-Kinney, you will still get pulled into her life story & how she has dealt with her own mental health over the years. You won't be able to put this book down! ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


Anna and Froga: Completely Bubu by Drawn & Quarterly Firm - Book Review

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781770462922
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - September 26th, 2017

This graphic novel revolves around an unusual group of cutely drawn friends who get into all kinds of shenanigans together. Pranks, mischief, and sarcasm rule these short nonconsecutive comics. I think any sassy person age 8 & above would love this odd but charming book. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


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