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The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information

The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information

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“Happy Birthday to You” is the most often sung song in America. A bumblebee beats its wings about 160 times a second. Sleeping Beauty slept for one hundred years. Queen Elizabeth I had more than two thousand dresses. More presidents have been born in the state of Virginia than any other state. Sharks are the Read more

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What If It's Us

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera

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I am not a New Yorker, and I want to go home. There are so many unspoken rules when you live here, like the way you’re never supposed to stop in the middle of the sidewalk or stare dreamily up at tall buildings or pause to read graffiti. No giant folding maps, no fanny packs, Read more

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Before the Broken Star by Emily R. King

Before the Broken Star by Emily R. King

A cacophony of ticktocking resounds through the otherwise hushed clockmaker’s shop. When I first came to live with Uncle Holden, the relentless ticking drove me mad. A decade later, the chant of time is now a comfort—his handcrafted timepieces echo the cadence of my wooden clockwork heart. The bell on the front door jingles, and Read more

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One Word Kill (Impossible Times)

One Word Kill (Impossible Times)

When Dr Parsons finally ran out of alternatives and reached the word ‘cancer’, he moved past it so quickly I almost thought I’d imagined it. He told me that boys of my age reacted very well to treatment. My mother took over the conversation at that point, launching them both into a lengthy discussion of Read more

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Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley

Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley

Solomon never needed to leave the house anyway. He had food. He had water. He could see the mountains from his bedroom window, and his parents were so busy all the time that he pretty much got to be sole ruler of the house. Jason and Valerie Reed let it be this way because, eventually, Read more

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