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Sparkling water fanatic. Lover of random crap. Goodreads member curious to see if the grass really is greener on the other side.

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Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Laini Taylor
Still Life with Strings
L.H. Cosway
Rated YA-MA : Adults Who Read Young Adult Fiction
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A group for adult lovers of Young Adult fiction. We feature a different type of book for each mon...

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Vampire Academy Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
Start date: September 1, 2013

Eve and Adam Eve and Adam
by Michael Grant
Start date: August 1, 2013

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Skin - Donna Jo Napoli 2.5 stars. This book was weird and awkward and I don't know how to go about reviewing the darn thing. Sep was a girl who faced all of the same problems in life which any other teen girl would face - only with the added problem of having random parts of her skin turning white in patches, from out of nowhere. Being a teenager is hard enough on its own, without having to add something like this on top of it. However, the book's awkwardness had nothing to do with Sep's condition. Something about the characters' reactions to life in general felt strange. Between the boy who was carrying handkerchiefs (for masturbating on the go, apparently?), the brother who constantly called his sister slut, the friendship that was compromised from a lack of communication, and the random mentions of burping, farting and tampons...there was something about the main focus of the story which got lost in translation.We go through an entire book about a girl living her life in transition, leading up to the point in the story where she learns to love herself. There were a few laughs along the way, and a few moments of relationship discoveries (plus a few un-sexy sexual encounters). And then it all sort of just wrapped up.I finished the book and took a minute to think about what I felt. When I realized that I didn't care enough about the story to want to ponder much about it, it seemed like a let down. In all honesty, I felt nothing. There was no joy, no sadness, or even a sense of realization that I'd learned anything new. This was an okay story with a good message, but I'll forget about it by tomorrow. This book provided from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.