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The Pianist

Author: Wladyslaw Szpilman

Rating: 5/5

The Pianist is a memoir of Wladyslaw Szpilman’s experiences during Germany’s occupation of Warsaw. I can’t say anything else. Just read the book.

Spoilers ahead.

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Inside Out & Back Again

Author: Thanhha Lai

Rating: 5/5

When the Vietnam War reaches her home, Hà and her family flee to the States in search of a better life.

Spoilers ahead.

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The Goblin Emperor

Author: Katherine Addison

Rating: 2/5

Maia is not ready to be Emperor. All his life, he has lived in exile with an abusive uncle while his father, the late Emperor, pretended he didn’t exist. All this changes when Maia’s father and half-brothers are killed in an airship crash. Maia must rise up and take the helm of the kingdom.

Spoilers ahead.

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Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2)

Author: Neal Shusterman

Rating: 5/5

Rowan has become a renegade, Citra has become an honourable scythe, and the scythedom is on the brink of ruin. Also, things get a lot more political.

Spoilers ahead.

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Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1)

Author: Neal Shusterman

Rating: 5/5

When Citra and Rowan are offered an apprenticeship by a Scythe, they are less than ecstatic. Sure, their families will get immunity for a year if they ever become Scythes but who would want a lonely life filled with gleaning people?

Spoilers ahead.

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Mosquitoland

Author: David Arnold

Rating: 2/5

Mim Malone is dragged to Mississippi to live with her father’s new family. When she hears that her mother is sick, Mim runs away from home, heading for Cleveland. Along the way, her life takes some detours, not all unwelcome, and Mim realises that perhaps there’s more to life than meets the eye.

Spoilers ahead.

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Good Enough

Author: Paula Yoo

Rating: 5/5

Patti Yoon is a perfect Korean daughter (or at least she strives to be)–perfect As, a music prodigy and bound for Harvard, Yale and Princeton. But as her senior year draws to an end, Patti questions all the decisions she has made. Is success synonymous to happiness?

Spoilers ahead.

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