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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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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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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3 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Hogarth Press, Literary Fiction, Review, Sally Rooney

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

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Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Published by Hogarth Press on July 11th, 2017

Genres: Contemporary, Literary Fiction

Pages: 310

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“But the acclaim also felt like part of the performance itself, the best part, and the most pure expression of what I was trying to do, which was to make myself into this kind of person, someone worthy of praise, worthy of love.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, LGBTQIA, Literary Fiction, Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, Review

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

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On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Published by Penguin Press on June 4th, 2019

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Pages: 246

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“Because the sunset, like survival, exists only on the verge of its own disappearing. To be gorgeous, you must first be seen, but to be seen allows you to be hunted.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Gretchen McCulloch, Language, Non-Fiction, Review, Riverhead Books

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch

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Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch

Published by Riverhead Books on July 23rd, 2019

Genres: Language, Non-Fiction

Pages: 336

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“Like the big collaborative projects of the internet, such as Wikipedia and Firefox, like the decentralized network of websites and machines that make up the internet itself, language is a network, a web. Language is the ultimate participatory democracy. To put it in technological terms, language is humanity’s most spectacular open source project.”


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3 Bubble Teas, Flatiron Books, Gary Janetti, Humour, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review

Do You Mind If I Cancel? (Things That Still Annoy Me) by Gary Janetti

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Do You Mind If I Cancel? (Things That Still Annoy Me) by Gary Janetti

Published by Flatiron Books on October 22nd, 2019

Genres: Humour, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 159

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“Let’s see, what else? Don’t go into debt over clothes. Hug your dogs while you have them. Know that you can skip most anything. You will fall in love eventually. Remember that. Also, the things you like aren’t weird. Don’t worry about being normal. It’s an awful thing to aspire to.”


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3 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Flatiron Books, Leigh Bardugo, Paranormal, Review

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Published by Flatiron Books on October 8th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal

Pages: 458

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“There were always excuses for why girls died.”


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3 Bubble Teas, Historical Fiction, Philomel Books, Review, Ruta Sepetys, Young Adult

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

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The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

Published by Philomel Books on October 1st, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Pages: 512

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“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Grand Central Publishing, Horror, Mystery, Review, Stephen Chbosky

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

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Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Published by Grand Central Publishing on October 1st, 2019

Genres: Horror, Mystery

Pages: 720

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A nightmare is nothing but a dream gone sick.”


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