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Book Review: Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

Prudence does not like Quint at all. And as fate would have it, they’re partners in science class where Prudence basically does all the work, ensuring they’ll get an A. So when the grades come back and a C mars her otherwise perfect record, she loses it. Her teacher agrees to let them have a do-over but only if they work together. Quint wants no part of it, but after Prudence reluctantly agrees to volunteer […]

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Book Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Eleanor is the new girl in town, which automatically means she’s lumped in with the unpopular crowd. And that would be OK if she could just blend in with the rest of the kids at school, but it’s kind of hard to miss someone with bright red hair and a kitschy sense of style. Park has lived in Omaha his whole life. But as a half-Asian, comic book nerd, […]

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Book Review: The Selection, by Kiera Cass

What happens when you cross The Bachelor with The Hunger Games and throw in a little Princess Diaries? You get The Selection, by Kiera Cass. Set in the former United States of America, now called Illea, society is ruled by a king and people are divided into eight different social classes with pre-determined roles in society. Moving up in the caste system is rare, but once every few generations a prince chooses a wife in a unusual way. […]

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Young Adult Dystopian Fiction: Coming to a Big and Small Screen Near You

Dystopian fiction is nothing new, but has seen a huge rise in popularity over the past few years with the success of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling YA series, The Hunger Games. And just like what the Twilight phenomenon did for the surging popularity of vampires and werewolves,  The Hunger Games is doing for dystopian fiction. Many dystopian series are equally as popular with both the young adult and adult crowd and fill the shelves at your […]

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