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Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars

Dani Jones, January 1, 2013

It's hard to go wrong with John Green.
You would think that a book that's about teenagers with cancer would be nothing but a downer, but in this case, you would be so wrong. there is so much humor, adventure, and love in this story. Hazel and Augustus feel so real. They're not YA-lit stereotypes of hollow, unreal people. They have flaws and problems (CANCER, for goodness sake), and they grow as people through out the story. They meet in a Cancer Kids support group, but that's only the beginning. I literally could not put this book down. I read it straight through after I got it, and it was so very good. I have recommended this book to everyone I could. I've given it as a gift. I've talked about it more than any other thing I read this past year. It sticks with you. The Fault in Our Stars is truly a great piece of work. Okay? Okay.
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Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
Hark! A Vagrant

Dani Jones, August 4, 2012

In the world of web comics, Kate Beaton is a definite stand out. Her takes on history, literature, and pop culture are witty, clever, and above all else- hilarious! Her comics have the perfect mixture of smarts and silliness. She does a little bit of something for everyone. In her comics you'll find historical figures, story book characters, superheroes, fat ponies, butts, normal people, and lazy mystery solving teens! Honestly, there's a comic for every occasion. If I was still a kid, I'd say I wanted to be Kate Beaton when I grow up, but seeing as that's not the case, I'd love to be her friend. Maybe some of her sheer awesomeness would rub off on me.
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