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Running, Reading, Diversity | #YARunsa5K

I’m kicking off this Friday with a confession: I peaked at running in elementary school. But, strangely, in the past four years I have found myself friends with inspiring, dedicated people who run for fun and take part in so many types of events that involve running. So, if anything, I’ve become an official running […]

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Small Damages by Beth Kephart • Estelle Reviews

Small Damages by Beth Kephart ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: July 19, 2012 Publisher: Philomel/Penguin Books Pages: 304 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Spain, pregnancy, independence, grief Format read: Bought. Summary: Kenzie, a senior in high school, is sent to live in Spain for the duration of her unexpected pregnancy. Angry at her […]

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Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark • Estelle Reviews

Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: March 24, 2015 Publisher: Henry Holt & Co./Macmillan Pages: 224 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Format read: ARC from Publisher. (Thanks!) Summary: Two high schoolers — connected by the poor decisions of their parents — meet up at CVS and begin a […]

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Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson • Estelle Reviews

Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson ( web | tweet | facebook ) Publication Date: 3/17/2015 Publisher: Intermix Pages: 222 Target audience: New adult Keywords: Post-graduation, coming out, best friends, road trip, parents Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Last reviewed: Make It Last by Megan Erickson Summary: Lan and Justin are best friends, bound for the open […]

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Why in 5: Wins for The Winner’s Trilogy (So Far)

The Winner’s Trilogy is the best example I can think of when it comes to books I wouldn’t normally pick up but I was completely convinced by the lovely people in this community that I needed to. I’m addicted to contemporary fiction but even I couldn’t deny my intrigue when I saw all the 5-star […]

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When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill • Estelle Reviews

When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: February 24, 2015 Publisher: Ballantine Pages: 368 Target audience: If you like contemporary romance… Keywords: post-college, college friends, friends with benefits Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: Joss meets Matt during her first year at college, and after […]

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