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Summer Read-A-Thon Day #25: VALLEY GIRLS

I really wanted to love VALLEY GIRLS, because of how much I enjoyed DONE DIRT CHEAP, Sarah Nicole Lemon's previous novel. This one had moments that I loved, and that was really what kept me going. The descriptions of the climbing scenes were so hard to follow that I ended up skipping over most of them, and the ending really let me down as I felt like I had no idea how anything really wrapped up. This one really just feels like a missed opportunity. 
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Summer Read-A-Thon Day #24: BRIGHT WE BURN

My heart has been shattered into a million little pieces, but in the best possible way. Did I cry? You BET I DID! Kiersten White has constructed one of the very best series in all of YA. But more than that, she stayed TRUE to the series that she set out to write, and I really think that Lada and Radu got the endings that they both would've wanted. I love, love, loved Lada and Radu and their journeys, and will miss them both dearly. 
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---Hannah

Summer Read-A-Thon Day #23: SCYTHE

I really liked this one! It was super interesting and complex; I loved the characters the premise of it all and how Shusterman wrote it. Really a fascinating read, and I'm super excited to continue with the series. 
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--Hannah

Summer Read-A-Thon Day #22: GIRL MADE OF STARS

There really are not words for how magnificent and beautiful and heart-wrenching GIRL MADE OF STARS is. Ashley Herring Blake handles a bevy of difficult topics with an enormous amount of nuance and grace. I think the thing that struck me the most was how real Mara was--her journey, her emotions, her experiences. This is a must-read for anyone and everyone who can handle the subject matter; one of the most important and impactful books I've ever read.

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---Hannah

Summer Read-A-Thon Day #21: BROKEN THINGS

Lauren Oliver has a knack for writing creepy, fascinating stories--PANIC, VANISHING GIRLS--and her latest novel, BROKEN THINGS, follows suit. BROKEN THINGS follows three girls, Brynn, Mia, and Summer--except Summer is dead, and everyone in their small town believes that Brynn and Mia murdered her five years ago. Banding together with some new and old friends, Brynn and Mia set out to find the truth of what happened to Summer all those years ago. I raced through this all in one sitting, and I loved every dark, twisty minute of it.
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--Hannah

Summer Read-A-Thon Day #20: LITTLE & LION

I was a huge fan of Brandy Colbert’s first novel, POINTE, and I loved LITTLE & LION just as much. The novel touches beautifully on so many different things—sexuality, mental health, race, family—and I enjoyed every moment of it.

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---Hannah

Summer Read-A-Thon Day #19: CONTAGION

After knocking it out of the park in the dystopian and western genres, Erin Bowman returns to the YA scene with her latest novel, CONTAGION, a sci-fi thriller that is one of her best works to date. Bowman weaves a thrilling, scary, and heart-pounding story perfectly with an astounding cast of multi-layered and morally grey characters. The novel kept me guessing at every corner as I raced through it, completely enraptured by Bowman’s storytelling. I loved every single second of CONTAGION, and can’t recommend it enough! 
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---Hannah