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The Devil's Mixtape by Mary Borsellino
The Devil's Mixtape

Sofia, August 5, 2012

This book was utterly surprising, complex and fascinating -- I couldn't put it down. The author weaves together the stories of several different people -- from a highschool girl guilty of engineering a school shooting writing letters to her sister from hell, to a reporter following a controversial and groundbreaking rock band on tour, to someone who isn't quite a girl making her way hitch-hiking in the Australian outback -- and all of these stories and more connect beautifully, delicately, all the while making the reader reflect on life and on all the big questions -- love, good and evil, forgiveness... Just fantastic.
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Sofia, January 2, 2012

This was the best book I read in 2011, because it stuck with me. While I was reading it, I was completely caught up -- the protagonist is just so disarmingly honest and screwed up and sweet. His story, his coming of age -- it is touching and fantastic. And, to quote from it, reading this book made me feel "infinite."
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At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'Neill
At Swim, Two Boys

Sofia, November 20, 2011

This book is stunning. It's deep and thoughtful and heartbreaking -- a Bildungsroman mixed with Irish history and sexual and sexual orientation awakening... O'Neill's prose is delicate and his characters are charming and unforgettable. Truly not to be missed.
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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Sofia, October 14, 2011

"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974." - this is the first sentence of 'Middlesex', and it was enough to ensure I couldn't put this book down until I finished it. This is a novel that manages to be epic in scope and tremendously intimate at the same time, tracing the history of the Stephanides family - a history fraught with war and love and half-realized dreams - until the birth of Cal, raised as Calliope. Euginides' writing is beautiful and evocative, and this book is perfectly crafted, tremendously touching. A true masterpiece.
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