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The Collected Regrets of Clover by Mikki Brammer

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hopeful inspiring sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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Play to Win by Jodie Slaughter

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funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

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challenging emotional funny hopeful slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

this book is me coded, i won’t go into further details. if i did i would need to go to therapy. 

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Ripe by Sarah Rose Etter

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dark emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

Ripe is definitely a captivating and thought-provoking read that manages to depict Cassie's deep sense of emptiness. The author's engaging and bold prose truly brings the story to life, showcasing the unique format of the book that skillfully alternates between Cassie's present and past experiences. However, what truly adds to the poignancy of the narrative is how the ever-present black hole consistently mirrors Cassie's emotions in every passing moment. It's a hauntingly beautiful, yet undeniably sad and somewhat discomforting journey.

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Curlfriends: New in Town (a Graphic Novel) by Sharee Miller

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funny inspiring lighthearted reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

I enjoyed reading this fantastic graphic novel! It reminded me of Wash Day Diaries but with a more middle-grade feel. The characters in the story are adorable, and I loved how they dealt with the anxieties of starting at a new school. Charlie's transformation from a shy new kid to a confident young girl who embraces her true self is truly inspiring. I could relate to Charlie's experiences because I was once in the same position, afraid to reveal my true self to others. It would have been amazing to have a book like this when I was younger, reminding me to be authentic and not worry about what others think. The real ones will love you for who you are. 
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa

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emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes

4.0


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Ghost Music by An Yu

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mysterious reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

this weird little book ended up meaning more to me than I ever could have imagined.

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The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

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dark tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25

sometimes it’s okay to read books for the vibe and not now what the fuck is going on.

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Belle of the Ball by Mari Costa

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funny lighthearted reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25


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