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The Summer I Wasn't Me by Jessica Verdi

Despite the fact that the American Psychiatric Association put forth a resolution in 2009 stating that “there is insufficient evidence that sexual orientation change efforts work,” there are still numerous facilities and therapists that claim they can “cure” homosexuality.  314 more words

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Fault Line by C. Desir

The most obvious audience for this book is people who have been directly affected by sexual assault.  I think this book could help both victims and the people close to them with processing their feelings and seeing that they are not alone — especially friends and family members of rape victims, since there aren’t many books about the guilt, shame, and helplessness they often experience.  364 more words

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Monument 14 [series] by Emmy Laybourne

Sorry I never posted a review last week.  I had every intention of finding a few minutes to post a review  but… well…  I was on vacation and I was just having too much fun with my family!   298 more words

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The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan

This is another one of those books that I just cannot imagine reading from an actual book because it worked *so* well as an audiobook.  Although the plot is not even remotely the same, this audiobook actually reminded me of… 222 more words

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Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Sometimes I read books because the covers look cool.  Other times, it’s because they come highly recommended by friends, colleagues, and/or reviewers.  Every now and again, though, I think fate reaches out to me.   338 more words

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Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw

I was shocked to see that this book was a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist.  Not because I didn’t think it was deserving, though, but because I was shocked it didn’t actually win!  208 more words

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100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Ever the sucker for a cool book cover, it only took one glance at this book for me to decide I *had* to read it.  The fact that I loved… 391 more words

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