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I could NOT put this book down! Although this book is one of many dystopian books (Psst, publishing world…I want more dystopian! Don't be so quick to think something is "overdone." Fans of specific genres want more and more and more - and I am no exception.), it stands out from the masses due to its unique writing style and dedication to characterization. I cared about these characters from the onset and found myself craving more upon consumption of the final word. I will definitely purchase book 2 in the series, UNRAVEL ME, and lose myself once again in the world of Juliette, Adam, and Warner. Congratulations to Tahereh Mafi for her creation of this page-turner!
Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi, HarperCollins, 2011

 
 
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I enjoyed this book more than I expected to. When I first learned of the premise I thought, "Sounds depressing." But the reality is quite the opposite. It takes a rare talent to turn terminal cancer into an uplifting story of love, friendship, and hope, and John Green accomplished just that. I found myself laughing and crying simultaneously throughout the story and marveling at the unique way August and Hazel saw the world. This book is brimming with inspirational one liners to type up and hang on your wall to read during those inevitable trying human moments. The Fault in Our Stars lies solely in the fact that we had to wait until now for this refreshing novel.
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green, Penguin, 2012