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Plain Bad Heroines

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By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator)
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062942852
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Published: William Morrow - October 20th, 2020

Plain Bad Heroines was not just up my alley, but had packed a bag and moved into my bedroom. A short list of things you’ll find in this novel; curses, lesbians, gilded-age society scandals, yellow jackets, a heaping dose of snark, multiple narratives that weave together beautifully, footnotes, historic queer icons, and the nagging sense that the line between what’s real and what isn’t has been blurred.This is the sort of New England Gothic that I can never get enough of. It’s the perfect autumn read for you and your best friend that you’re secretly in love with, trust me.  


Katherine


Paper Girls Volume 1

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781632156747
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Published: Image Comics - April 5th, 2016

Even if you didn’t live through the 80s, Paper Girls exudes a peculiar mix of nostalgia and foreboding that perfectly encapsulates existing in the world today. Especially as a young person. Though the story centers around four twelve-year-old girls, I’d say a myriad of ages could enjoy it, from teens to adults. I’ve never really considered myself a “sci-fi person” but I’m already on volume 5 of this series and I’m hooked. So even if a sci-fi graphic novel is not your go-to genre, give it a shot!

Janaea


The Death of Vivek Oji

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ISBN: 9780525541608
Published: Riverhead Books - August 4th, 2020

The way these characters and this family unfold around you is both exhilarating and tender. There's a feeling of both incredible momentum and a peaceful stillness that should be at odds with each other in one book, yet they dovetail together to celebrate the mingled beauty and terror of life and mortality, in particular one life: that of the unique and wonderful and tragic Vivek Oji.

Leila


The Boy in the Field

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$26.99
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ISBN: 9780062946393
Published: Harper - August 11th, 2020

Once again Margot Livesey (Mercury, The Flight of Gemma Hardy) soars with her latest novel, The Boy in the Field. Lyrically written with her usual elegant prose, this book, ostensibly a mystery, is far more than that; it’s literary fiction at its best with subtle twists and turns of plot and characters who strive to understand the ways of the world.


Action Park

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780143134510
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Published: Penguin Books - June 30th, 2020

Long ago, back when theme parks were open, back when crowds would fill them up, there was a park so wild and so dangerous people wore the scars it inflicted like badges of honor. This is the story of someone who worked there over the summers.

John


The House in the Cerulean Sea

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ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

Utterly charming. Featuring outcast weirdo children that will win your heart and a deeply satisfying romance, with a side of rising up against injustice. This book feels as familiar in tone as putting on an old favorite sweater while still managing to bring something new and special. A great comfort read!

Shana


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