4 Bubble Teas, Dystopian, Neal Shusterman, Review, Science Fiction, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Young Adult

The Toll by Neal Shusterman

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The Toll by Neal Shusterman

Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on November 5th, 2019

Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Pages: 640

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“You can’t expose a lie without first shattering the will to believe it. That is why leading people to truth is so much more effective than merely telling them.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Elizabeth Acevedo, HarperTeen, Poetry, Review, Young Adult

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Published by HarperTeen on May 5th, 2020

Genres: Contemporary, Poetry, Young Adult

Pages: 432

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“Fight until you can’t breathe, & if you have to forfeit, you forfeit smiling, make them think you let them win.”


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2.5 Bubble Teas, Ian McEwan, Knopf Canada, Review, Science Fiction

Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

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Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

Published by Knopf Canada on April 23rd, 2019

Genre: Science Fiction

Pages: 352

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Three days before, she had asked a mysterious question. We were mid-embrace, in the conventional position. She drew my face towards hers. Her look was serious.
She whispered, “Tell me something. Are you real?”
I didn’t reply.”


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Alfred A. Knopf, Contemporary, Fiction, Review, Yaa Gyasi

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Published by Alfred A. Knopf on September 1st, 2020

Genres: Contemporary, Fiction

Pages: 288

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“But the memory lingered, the lesson I have never quite been able to shake: that I would always have something to prove and that nothing but blazing brilliance would be enough to prove it.”


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Albert Whitman & Company, Fantasy, Joan He, Review, Young Adult

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

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Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Published by Albert Whitman & Company on April 9th, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Pages: 416

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“What is truth? Scholars seek it. Poets write it. Good kings pay gold to hear it. But in trying times, truth is the first thing we betray.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Fiction, Mystery, Nancy Jooyoun Kim, Park Row, Review

The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

Published by Park Row on September 1st, 2020

Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Mystery

Pages: 231

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“But she and her mother were now both free yet forever woven into each other. They could be both—separate and inseparable. They were not a rotten net but something more deliberate like threads of color, variations of blue, plaited, one after the other.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Bernardine Evaristo, Feminism, Fiction, Grove Press, LGBTQIA, Race, Review

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Published by Grove Press on May 2nd, 2019

Genres: Feminism, Fiction, LGBTQIA, Race

Pages: 464

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“life is an adventure to be embraced with an open mind and loving heart”


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5 Bubble Teas, Cathy Park Hong, Essays, Memoir, Non-Fiction, One World, Race, Review

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Published by One World on February 25th, 2020

Genres: Essays, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Race

Pages: 209

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“The most damaging legacy of the West has been its power to decide who our enemies are, turning us not only against our own people, like North and South Korea, but turning me against myself.”


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3.5 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Fiction, Hogarth Press, Review, Romance, Sally Rooney

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Published by Hogarth Press on August 28th, 2018

Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

Pages: 273

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“It was culture as class performance, literature fetishised for its ability to take educated people on false emotional journeys, so that they might afterwards feel superior to the uneducated people whose emotional journeys they liked to read about.”


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