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I just read this book in a little over a day and I really loved it. I’ve read quite a bit of YA fiction, which only occasionally have featured a gay relationship and when they have, they’ve always been male. While I have read a few books (“The Price of Salt”, “The Hours”, etc.) that included lesbian relationships, that has never been the case in my experience with young adult fiction. Annie on My Mind was published in 1982 and was one of the first young adult books with a lesbian protagonist in a healthy relationship with a happy ending.  I really appreciated this book and thought it was well written, in addition to being extremely important and needed. I can see this book being a comforting, relatable read for teens who are queer or questioning their sexuality.

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Contributor Book Review of ‘Natural Born Charmer’

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Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Review by: Jamie Gogocha

Warning: This review contains spoilers. Read at your own risk.

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It’s safe to say that I have a bit of a bookmark obsession. You can purchase this one here.

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Who else loves the Outlander series? I’m on the fourth book, Drums of Autumn, right now.

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If you’re a bookworm and haven’t seen Gilmore Girls, you need to change that immediately. All seven seasons plus the four 90-minute revival episodes are all streaming on Netflix. Literary and pop culture references and coffee, coffee, coffee!

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A few days ago, I finished reading my first book by Kurt Vonnegut. Slaughterhouse-Five is one of those classic books that I’ve been meaning to read for quite some time but never got around to until now. A few months ago, I started reading it and was immediately thrown off and annoyed by the heavy use of “so it goes”. When I came back to it, with the intention of looking beyond that repetitive phrase, I found myself thoroughly enjoying the content and unable to put it down. Time travel, World War II, aliens, family, relationships, different dimensions, and the meaning and meaninglessness of life, death, and everything in between are all elements and ideas that will stick with me, after having finished this book. One of my favorite quotations from Slaughterhouse-Five was, “Everything is nothing, with a twist.” This excerpt sums up my takeaways from this book. I definitely plan to read more of Vonnegut’s work in the near future. What were all of your thoughts on Slaughterhouse-Five?

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Contributor Book Review of ‘Me Before You

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Review by: Noelle Simonson

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