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    Andrea Smith

    Andrea is a 28-year-old romance novel aficionado who enjoys Netflix, sleeping, video games, and treating her dog like a human baby. She's a triple Aquarius and works to make the world a better place by signing many Change.org petitions.

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  • The Book of Joan

    The Book of Joan0

    The Book of Joan Lidia Yuknavitch HarperCollins April 18, 2017 A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Better, more eloquent people than me have reviewed Lidia Yuknavitch’s latest novel, The Book of Joan. It’s been covered by Publishers Weekly, NPR, and the New York Times. For just about

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  • My First Game: Alone in the Dark (1992)

    My First Game: Alone in the Dark (1992)0

    I was into video games before it was cool. In 1994, I was six years old, and my favourite pastime was watching my babysitter, a teenage boy named Mark, play games on our home PC. It was a huge, white, clunky thing that ran Windows 3.1 and was mostly purchased so my dad could play

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  • YA Trope Crushing: A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe

    YA Trope Crushing: A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe0

    A Mortal Song Megan Crewe Another World Press September 2016 If you’re even slightly familiar with young adult novels, you know that one of the more popular tropes found is “The Hero is The Chosen One.” With A Mortal Song, Megan Crewe flips this trope on its head and dropkicks it.

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  • Gender Fluidity in Fiction: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

    Gender Fluidity in Fiction: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin0

    Symptoms of Being Human Jeff Garvin Balzer & Bray February 2016 Jeff Garvin’s debut novel Symptoms of Being Human is a contemporary young adult novel starring Riley Cavanaugh, the only child of a prominent California congressman. The story opens on the morning of Riley’s first day at a new school, detailing the process of eating

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