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The Case Of The Bizarre Bouquets
by Nancy Springer

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A wonderfully constructed mystery. The character of of Enola Holmes is delightful and clever.

Genghis Khan And The Making Of The Modern World By Jack Weatherford
by Jack Weatherford

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The book was not my favorite due to being close if not completely nonfiction. One issue I found, was the events seemed compiled and didn't seem to follow a sense of order. Also, only half the book was about Genghis Khan. Thus I have given it two. This is not to say it shouldn't be read. It was not my cup of tea.

Thrawn Treason
by Timothy Zahn

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A great conclusion to the Thrawn series, where he trys to destroy a enemy threat that has been looming over the Chiss Ascendancy, and that could become a threat to the Empire aswell. All in all a great book.

They Both Die At The End
by Adam Silvera

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You know how it’s going to end, but that should not stop you from reading it anyway. It’s about the journey far more than the destination.

The Rithmatist
by Brandon Sanderson

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The system of magic for this world is fascinating, as the main subject. However, the world building seems cheap, and would have done better as an entirely fictional world.

The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline
by Nancy Springer

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Another excellent addition to the series. My one disappointment is that this one cannot be solved before Enola does, unlike previous books which give the reader the chance to solve it first.

Going Wild
by Lisa Mcmann

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The story is interesting and compelling, and the characters have good interactions. The writing style was a bit more tell than show, though.

Les Miserables, Fantine
by Victor Hugo

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Victor Hugo manages, in the first hour of reading, to inform the reader of absolutely nothing necessary to the plot. Once Jean Valjean appears, the story picks up and becomes much more interesting and enjoyable—save for the chapter that covers all the events which occurred in a certain time frame. I know he thinks it necessary for context, but it really isn’t.

The Accidental Guardian
by Mary Connealy

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Trace Riley is a young cowboy who finds a small wagon train in ruins after an attack from the same people who left him as the sole survivor from a similar attack years ago. Living off the wilderness since then, he'd finally made a life for himself, while serving as a guardian of the trail, driving off dangerous men. Deborah Harkness saved her younger sister and two toddlers from the attack and now relies on Trace, who offers the only shelter and protection for miles and agrees to take the four of them in until they can safely continue on their journey. This book explores the topics of trust, faith, love, and justice and I found it very moving to see Trace and the family (who were complete strangers at first) come together in times of need. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes a book with a very old, traditional, and western setting to it, as well as those who hold religious values as those were very prominent throughout the story. Overall, I really enjoyed it and I would gladly read a sequel (if there is one; I haven't checked haha)

The Running Dream
by Wendelin Van Draanen

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Running is Jessica’s life. Or it was. On a tragic day driving to a track meet, 16 year old Jessica and her track team were hit by a drunk driver, resulting in her losing a leg and another member passing away. Through this heart-wrenching story Jessica navigates her way through the hardship and loss following this accident. On the way, she met people and reconnected with old friends to find hope where there seemed to be none.