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The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Memory is a slippery thing and something you don’t think too much about until it flexes its darker power to haunt you with things you would rather forget. When loss has been a major part of your life, is memory

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A Smarty-pants Guide to Summer Reading Let me just start by saying that there is nothing wrong with reading fluff in the summertime. Fluff is delicious and fun, but in this season, I also like to sink into something more

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Lexington Author Sarah Combs Serves Up Some Good Stuff

   Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs For some, those “carefree” days of high school are not so carefree or blissful. Not everyone fits into      those tightly defined categories that seem to rule the social structures of just about every

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Sex and Violence Review

Sex and Violence by Carrie Mesrobian AT FIRST YOU DON’T SEE THE CONNECTION. Sex has always come without consequences for seventeen-year-old Evan Carter. He has a strategy–knows the profile of The Girl Who Would Say Yes. In each new town, each new

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: The best YA book of 2013 according to Mary Lou.

“Quit reading that crap and pick up a book for heaven’s sake!” said I to my fanfic reading daughter at least a thousand times.   But after reading Fangirl by the practically perfect Rainbow Rowell, I say: No More!  This book

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