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The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta

Trigger warnings for colourism, racism and homophobia. Blurb:A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen - then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo. A bold story about the power of embracing your uniqueness. Sometimes, we need to take charge, to stand up wearing… Continue reading The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta

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Transcendent Kingdom – Yaa Gyasi

Trigger Warning for racism. Blurb:Gifty is a fifth-year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after a knee injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal… Continue reading Transcendent Kingdom – Yaa Gyasi

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Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins – Bookrush 15

Blurb:Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that… Continue reading Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins – Bookrush 15

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Iain Reid

Blurb:A man and his girlfriend are on their way to a secluded farm. When the two take an unexpected detour, she is left stranded in a deserted high school, wondering if there is any escape at all. What follows is a twisted unraveling that will haunt you long after the last page is turned. My… Continue reading I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Iain Reid

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Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevedo

Trigger warning for sexual assult, parental death, plane crash Blurb:Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people…In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called… Continue reading Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevedo

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The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins – Bookrush 12

Hi Everyone I'll be taking a break for the Christmas time so this will be my last post for about a week! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to those who don't celebrate christmas! Blurb:Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls… Continue reading The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins – Bookrush 12

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A Stranger on the Beach – Michele Campbell – Bookrush 11

Blurb:Caroline Stark's beach house was supposed to be her crowning achievement: a lavish, expensive space to showcase what she thought was her perfect family. But after a very public fight with her husband, she realizes things may not be as perfect as they seem: her husband is lying to her, the money is disappearing, and… Continue reading A Stranger on the Beach – Michele Campbell – Bookrush 11

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Nine Perfect Strangers – Liane Moriarty – Bookrush 7

Trigger warning for suicide Blurb:Nine perfect strangers, each hiding an imperfect life. A luxury retreat cut off from the outside world. Ten days that promise to change your life.But some promises - like some lives - are perfect lies . . . My ThoughtsThis book takes place in Tranquillium House, advertised as a health retreat… Continue reading Nine Perfect Strangers – Liane Moriarty – Bookrush 7

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Ketchup Clouds – Annabel Pitcher – Bookrush 6

Blurb:Fifteen-year-old Zoe has a secret - a dark and terrible secret that she can't confess to anyone she knows. But then one day she hears of a criminal, Stuart Harris, locked up on death row in Texas. Like Zoe, Stuart is no stranger to secrets. Or lies. Or murder. Full of both heartache and humour,… Continue reading Ketchup Clouds – Annabel Pitcher – Bookrush 6

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The Book of You – Claire Kendal – Bookrush 5

Trigger warning for rape, sexual violence & stalking Blurb:You left me no choice, Clarissa.I just want to take you home, Clarissa.I know your darkest secrets, Clarissa. Clarissa is becoming more and more frightened of her colleague, Rafe. He won’t leave her alone, and he refuses to take no for an answer. He is always there.… Continue reading The Book of You – Claire Kendal – Bookrush 5