MyLifeNextDoor_AlwaysReidingI heard about this book via YA Reads or maybe even the SBTB site and thought it looked pretty awesome. I mean, the cover alone makes me so excited, it isn’t funny. But I kept waiting for the price to go down–it didn’t. Finally, after months of waiting, I bit the bullet.

Samantha has spent her whole life in her large home, trying to be the opposite of her older sister and be the perfect daughter for her politician mother.

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It’s no secret that I am in love with fairy tales. When there is a well-written retelling, I have a hard time staying away. I waited so long to read Cress (the 3rd in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series) that I was worried I might not like it once I got my hands on it, but my fears were ridiculous.

Cress lives in a satellite, watching security feeds and coding all sorts of things in the name of Queen Levana.

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Every so often, I will stumble across hard copies of some reviews of books I have read that I have yet to post! What?!? Yes, this happens, far more than I would like.

So, I’ve decided to introduce ‘Retro Reviews.’ This is a place where I can add reviews from the past to my site. Yay!

I picked up Populazzi at my local library, in their extensive collection of YA books that I decided I must check out (pardon the pun).

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Most parents find being responsible for a new life upon a child’s birth to be daunting—but imagine if you had to make a decision that would change your child’s future forever—before you even have the opportunity to get to know the child.

Alex was born. Stuck in between the male/female gender assignment. While at first, assigned as a girl, Alex was eventually gender-fied as a boy. Of course,

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Growing up, it is hard to fit in. Your mind is harder on yourself than it really should be, but what if you don’t have the trappings most teens have? What if, in fact, you aren’t in school? What if almost all you know is what you have learned from limited schooling, approved by Father Ezekiel, prophet of the Righteous Path? What if you are told anything that interests you is sinful and will lead you to Hell without the sanction of the Righteous path?

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