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romance

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Author: Jane Feather

You won't be able to put it down!

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Author: Edmond Rostand

SPOILERS: First, I have to say that I indeed read this play for school, but it was really wonderful, so just deal with it. Ha, ha. It's about this guy, Cyrano. Cyrano has a big nose, a huge nose, and he believes that no one will ever love him because he isn't gorgeous and through his whole life he believes this. He is in love with his cousin and he thinks that maybe she could love him if she looked past his looks, so he teams up with her soon to be and then is her husband. Christian uses Cyrano's words to make Roxane fall in love with him, but eventually she tells Christian she is only in love with his words, so then Christian tells Cyrano that he can go ahead and tell Roxane it was him all along. That would've been okay, but then Christian dies and Cyrano doesn't feel right about telling Roxane, so she doesn't find out until Cyrano is about to die. It's really tradgic, romantic, and funny. I really love the baker, he's a hoot! I gave this play 5/5 stars and you probably don't even have to read the play, because I've just explained the whole thing.. I think you should still read it anyway.

Easy Read

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Author: Sarah Dessen

The book Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen is about a girl who lost her father and is now trying to find herself and who she really is. She starts out to be meticulous and careful in life but by the end lives life with more of a free spirit. The book was well written. The story was smooth and easy to follow along; the organization was on point. However, for someone looking for a plot twist or something surprising to happen, this is not the book for you. Although I thought that it was a nice, relaxing read, I found myself guessing at what was going to happen next and to my dissapointment, was right. In other words, it was predictable. Overall, it was well written but a bit predictable.

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Title: Betrayed
Author: P.C., Kristin Cast

After reading the second book of the House of Night series, I was a little dissapointed. It had so much foreshadowing that the book became somewhat predictable. Also, I noticed that there were multiple spelling errors. The book overall was average and okay to read, but did not leave the reader wanting more. However, it did deliver in creativity and people who are into vampire books may enjoy this book. It just didn't do it for me and I would not recommend reading it. I enjoyed the vampire series Vampire Academy a lot more and was hooked right away.

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Title: Matched
Author: Ally Condie

This dystopian society has taken control to a new level.  Our main character is more than willing to let the government guide her life from her meal regimine to whom she is expected to marry and even knows that she will die at 80, because no one in this society lives past that age.  With interference from an unknown source we follow a story that leads to emerging free though and an unusual teenage love triangle twist.  I am cheering for the main character to step out of her role the government has set up for her, as she presses into a word of free thinking and free choice.  I can't wait to read the second book in the series.

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Author: Kiera Cass

Many girls dream about marrying a prince, but sixteen-year-old America Singer is not happy about her chance to do so. She lives in a futuristic America, now named Illea, that has become caste-divided after the United States was destroyed by war and is now headed by a royal family. She loves Aspen, who is a caste below her, but now she is part of the Selection--a Bachelor-style competition of thirty-five girls to see who can win the heart of Prince Maxon. America enters as a way to help her family and soon finds herself among friendly and spiteful girls in a fierce competition that is often interrupted by violent rebel attacks on the castle.

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Author: Lisa Schroeder

"Ava can't see or touch him, unless she's dreaming. She can't hear his voice, except for the faint whispers in her mind. Most would think she's crazy, but she knows he's here. Jackson. The boy Ava thought she'd spend the rest of her life with. He's back from the dead, as proof that love truly knows no bounds"
5/5 Stars. My 2nd favorite book!!!

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Title: The Host
Author: Stephenie Meyer

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

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Author: Rachel Coker

After reading two reviews on the book blog I decided to check this one out. So glad I did. Around the third chapter I was beginning to worry. I was hooked on , Allie, the main character on the first page although I didn't like her that much. She was cold, stony, and couldn't seem to love anyone but her Mom. She really is devoted to her mom as her mom battles brain cancer and goes crazy. Would I/you be as devoted as her? Allie was very athiestic because of her Mom and when her Mom dies I was afraid this book was going to be very depressing. Her mom was a loveable character even though she was losing it.

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Author: Linda Gerber

This is a fabulous read! It was amazing and very fast! Once you pick it up you can't put it DOWN!
This book is a thrilling mystery! In this book the plot just keeps getting thicker and thicker till the bok is over! A must read!
Aphra Behn Connolly (the main character) has the type of life most teenage girls envy. She lives on a remote tropical island and spends most of her time eavesdropping on the rich and famous. The problem is that her family's resort allows few opportunities for her to make friends, much less to meet cute boys. So when a smoldering Seth Mulo (the cute boy next door)arrives with his parents, she's immediately drawn to him. Sure, he's a little bit guarded, and sure his parents are rather cold, and okay he won't say a word about his past, but their chemistry is undeniable. Then a famous rock star's girlfriend turns up dead on the beach, strangled by her own bikini top, and alarm bells sound. Is it too great a coincidence that Seth's family turned up just one day before a murder? As the plot thickens, Aphra finds that danger lurks behind even the most unexpected of faces. . . .