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LisaS has commented on (3) products.

The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley
The Carnival at Bray

LisaS, February 23, 2015

I REALLY enjoyed this book. I went into it not knowing much, and I think, in a way, it's better that way. So I don't want to give any spoilers. But let me just say if you love travel, if you love the 90s, if you love Nirvana, if you love stories about families and about first love, this book is a must-read. Beautifully written and imagined, it is excellent, and I'm so glad it was awarded a Printz honor.
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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Me Before You

LisaS, October 21, 2014

This book made me laugh and it made me cry - my favorite kind of book! Jojo Moyes has quickly become a new favorite author, telling stories that keep you engaged with details that make you feel as if you are right there with the characters. This is a different kind of love story, and you will be swept away by Will and Lou's story. Lou is, in a word, hilarious, and that humor is what keeps the book from getting too dark and sad. Such a great book - read it!
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Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
Something Like Normal

LisaS, August 7, 2012

Travis has returned home for a leave from his tour in Afghanistan. While being at home for four weeks should be a happy affair, things aren't exactly as he expected them to be. His brother is now dating his girlfriend and his relationship with his parents is strained. Even worse, he's haunted by events that happened in Afghanistan.

There are so many emotions we experience through Travis - guilt, anger, sadness, and more. Trish Doller does an excellent job putting us inside the head of a soldier in today's world, and we feel everything Travis feels. It's one of the best YA contemporary novels I've read this year. All of the relationships and the feelings Travis feels in regards to those relationships are so authentic. A fantastic read. I highly recommend.
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