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jthinks has commented on (13) products.

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
The Things They Carried

jthinks, July 24, 2011

This book shows how humans act in a world stripped of its usual references. What was inconsequential becomes endowed with meaning, what was important disappears entirely. The writing is beautiful, as O'Brien lets events speak for themselves. Probably a good book for anyone whose country is at war.
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Moonlight in Odessa by Janet Skeslien Charles
Moonlight in Odessa

jthinks, September 1, 2010

Super chick lit. It's amusing and cross-cultural, and includes an awesome ethnic grandmother, gangsters, and a mail-order bride racket. The snappy heroine and lots of references to Odessa made me want to visit that city. Fun read.
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The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
The Chosen One

jthinks, August 22, 2010

YA at its best. I had to forcibly stop myself from skipping to the end to see how it turned out. Williams does a great job of describing the no-win situation of her characters, while providing a protagonist who will not be dominated by the leaders of her community or the mute fear of her family.
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I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier
I Am the Cheese

jthinks, August 12, 2010

Fantastic. One of those books that definitely holds up - I read the 30th anniversary edition. Beautifully written, leaves you with lots of questions but is still very satisfying. I love books about people who are or think they are crazy.
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I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier
I Am the Cheese

jthinks, August 12, 2010

Fantastic. One of those books that definitely holds up - I read the 30th anniversary edition. Beautifully written, leaves you with lots of questions but is still very satisfying. I love books about people who are or think they are crazy.
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