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The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel
Rachel Joyce
Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans' Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter
Ellen J. Prager
Does My Head Look Big In This? - Randa Abdel-Fattah Ugh well I just wrote a five paragraph review of this book to have my keyboard wig out or something and now it's gone.

My main point was that it looked and sounded awesome but was not able to hold my interest. And it's YA fiction. I've quit reading books partway through maybe 4 times in my life. It wasn't that it was bad, I just didn't care. I didn't like the main character, she was kind of self-absorbed and frivolous.

Another reviewer had it right: "I think the problem was that this author was very conscious of the fact that she was Writing for Teenagers. It makes the tone condescending, patronising, and a strange mixture of self-conscious frivolity and ponderous sermonizing."