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Miss Meteor – Tehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemore

Blurb:There hasn’t been a winner of the Miss Meteor beauty pageant who looks like Lita Perez or Chicky Quintanilla in all its history. But that’s not the only reason Lita wants to enter the contest, or why her ex-best friend Chicky wants to help her. The road to becoming Miss Meteor isn’t about being perfect;… Continue reading Miss Meteor – Tehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemore

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The Sun Down Motel – Simone St. James

Blurb:The secrets lurking in a rundown roadside motel ensnare a young woman, just as they did her aunt thirty-five years before, in this new atmospheric suspense novel from the national bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.Upstate NY, 1982. Every small town like Fell, New York, has a place like the Sun Down Motel.… Continue reading The Sun Down Motel – Simone St. James

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The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Blurb:Young, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby is the bright star of the Jazz Age, but as writer Nick Carraway is drawn into the decadent orbit of his Long Island mansion, where the party never seems to end, he finds himself faced by the mystery of Gatsby's origins and desires. Beneath the shimmering surface of… Continue reading The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Death by Dumpling – Vivien Chien

Blurb:Welcome to the Ho-Lee Noodle House, where the Chinese food is to die for. . .The last place Lana Lee thought she would ever end up is back at her family’s restaurant. But after a brutal break-up and a dramatic workplace walk-out, she figures that a return to the Cleveland area to help wait tables… Continue reading Death by Dumpling – Vivien Chien

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Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

Trigger warning: Shooting, death, death of a parent **Spoiler alert** Blurb:A cannon. A strap.A piece. A biscuit.A burner. A heater.A chopper. A gat.A hammerA toolfor RULEOr, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows… Continue reading Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

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The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Blurb:This novel is narrated in the all-knowing, matter-of-fact voice of Death, who witnesses the story of the citizens of Molching.When nine-year-old Liesel arrives outside the boxlike house of her new foster parents at 33 Himmel Street, she refuses to get out of the car. Liesel has been separated from her parents, "Kommunists", forever, and at… Continue reading The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

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Amari and the Night Brothers – B.B. Alston

Blurb:Quinton Peters was the golden boy of the Rosewood low-income housing projects, receiving full scholarship offers to two different Ivy League schools. When he mysteriously goes missing, his little sister, 13-year-old Amari Peters, can’t understand why it’s not a bigger deal. Why isn’t his story all over the news? And why do the police automatically… Continue reading Amari and the Night Brothers – B.B. Alston

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The Secret History – Donna Tartt

Trigger warning for homophobic remarks. Blurb:Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their… Continue reading The Secret History – Donna Tartt

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She Lies in Wait – Gytha Lodge – Bookrush 9

Trigger warning for rape, underage drug use and grooming. Blurb:Six friends. One killer. Whom do you trust?  On a hot July night in 1983, six school friends go camping in the forest. Bright and brilliant, they are destined for great things, and young Aurora Jackson is dazzled to be allowed to tag along.  Thirty years… Continue reading She Lies in Wait – Gytha Lodge – Bookrush 9

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The Girl With The Louding Voice – Abi Dare – #20booksofsummer

I listened to this as an audiobook but I'm still counting it as my 6th book of the 10BooksofSummerChallenge. Blurb:Mama say: "Your schooling is your voice, child. It will be speaking for you even if you didn't open your mouth to talk. It will be speaking till the day God is calling you come." That… Continue reading The Girl With The Louding Voice – Abi Dare – #20booksofsummer