AGE 15 “The Hate U Give” BY ANGIE THOMAS

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I went into this book not knowing what it was about. I knew that there had been a movie made, but I hadn’t seen it.

I was not expecting the story at all. It was an important message told in a clear and interesting way. I feel that it was toned down a bit to reach a larger audience, though. I felt that reaching the larger audience was important, so it being toned down a bit didn’t bother me as much as it normally would have.

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OH. MY. GODS. BY TERA LYNN CHILDS

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Oh. My. Gods.

Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I ran into this book as part of a mythology list. I loved the book! I guessed at the ending early on, but I still loved it. The characters were well rounded and the story was great. I finished it hoping that there was a sequel. There is! I will be working on it soon. I hope the sequel is just as good.

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These Witches Don’t Burn, by Isabel Sterling

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These Witches Don't BurnThese Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! It was well written and kept me interested from the moment I started it. It showed up on a list of LGBT books during pride month. The LGBT aspect was important, but the story didn’t dwell on it. It was just mentioned as it needed to come up. Just like real life.

I loved that it was a mystery and I didn’t figure it out too early. I suspected all the wrong people, so it felt like a fun challenge. I needed to know who was responsible, so I kept going back to it. It didn’t feel like the reader was being lead in the wrong direction and then hit with an absurd answer to the mystery. It made sense.

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The Funny Thing Is… by Ellen DeGeneres

The Funny Thing Is… by Ellen DeGeneres

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this after I read the third book. I enjoyed the third book, “Seriously… I’m Kidding” more than this one. I don’t know if it’s that the newer book covers more up-to-date topics, or if I could relate to it better, but I felt like I was comparing the two books.

This was still funny, though, and I enjoyed it. I should go back and read the first book, though?

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