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A super sweet easy travel read that kept me hooked!
Rich in detail, this story is told from three different points of view. Sometimes heart wrenching and always hopeful, it is a story about unusual people and unusual friendships.
The Girls is a debut novel by Emma Cline based on the story of Charles Manson and his followers. It follows Evie, a lonely teenager who becomes entranced with girls she sees at the park, but what she doesn’t realize are the secrets the girls are keeping. I’m glad I picked up this book because it made me feel like I traveled back to 1969 and lived through all of Evie's terrifying memories. Crossing the genres of mystery, thriller, suspense, and historical fiction, this book is in every way a worthwhile read.
The beginning of a wonderfully transformative series in its own right, this companion to the hit Disney musical franchise hits all the right notes with strong women and the creation of empowering friendships in the face of adversity.
Nikita Gill's raw emotion and brilliant metaphors make Wild Embers, a story of rebirth, growth, and empowerment, a stunning and thought-provoking read.
A quirky novel about the employees of a thrift shop with awkward characters reminiscent of the characters in the movie Amélie.
Trevor Noah’s memoir is encapsulating, inspirational, and absolutely hilarious. Recounting his childhood being mixed race in post-apartheid South Africa, Noah’s book is surprising, funny, and uplifting. From his relationship with his supportive mother to relatable anecdotes about awkward prepubescent crushes, Noah’s book will keep you sucked in. I highly suggest this book for memoir newbies and frequent flyers. This book moved me in a way that so few memoirs can, please go read this book.
Ilyassa Shabazz immerses readers in 1940’s Detroit in this novel based on her mother’s early adolescence. 11-year-old Betty moves north to live with her mother after her grandmother’s death. While Betty’s relationship with her mother frays, she finds support in her church community and develops her activist spirit through growing involvement with the Housewive’s League.