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Kim Reads Books About Things

I like most books, particularly children's and YA. The fact that I am 21 does not and will never hinder this, and it shouldn't. A good book is a good book is a good book. Anyway. I'll read anything I can get my hands on if the mood suits me.
June 2015
reviewed: Under a Painted Sky is One of 2015's Best Debuts
Some suspension of disbelief may be required to fully enjoy this beautifully-written western, but trust me: it's worth it. Th...
Under a Painted Sky - Stacey Covington-Lee
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June 2015
text: Fig is a Strong, Sad Portrait of Life with a Mentally Ill Parent
Comparable to last year's Nest (by Esther Ehrlich), Fig centers on a young girl's struggle with her mother's sudden onset of ...
Fig - Sarah Elizabeth Schantz
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May 2015
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text: Marbles is a Sharp, Endlessly Entertaining Look at Mental Illness
A stunning depiction of life with a mood disorder that takes apart the "tortured artist" cliche and really analyzes all of it...
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me - Ellen Forney
May 2015
reviewed: Infandous Lives Up to Its Title in a Good Way
There are books with shocking endings involved, like We Were Liars. There are books about girls with horrible secrets they ca...
Infandous - Elana K. Arnold
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April 2015
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text: My Book of Life By Angel is a Stunning Verse Novel
Sweet merciful crap. (For the record, I mean that Simpsons quote in the best way possible-- if a book leaves me saying that, ...
My Book of Life by Angel - Martine Leavitt
April 2015
reviewed: You Should Probably Read Lumberjanes Immediately
Hey, kids! Do you like comics starring five hardcore lady-types who aren't remotely stereotypical characters in any way? Do y...
Lumberjanes, Volume 1 - Grace Ellis,  Noelle Stevenson, Brooke Allen
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April 2015
reviewed: Also-read recently: We Were Liars
My review from Goodreads didn't carry over, so... here we go. I hated this book at first. It felt like Gatsby-lite, which...
We Were Liars - E. Lockhart
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