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My Book Review of The Cleaners (Faraway collection)

The Cleaners by Ken Liu My rating: 5 of 5 stars Such Depth and Insight I read a lot and love many of the stories I’m honored to experience. However, this tale was… special and unexpected. It had brillance and insight about humanity like I’ve never imagined. Just this quote: “You never wanted to know the people you liked and

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My Book Review of The Princess Game (Faraway collection)

The Princess Game by Soman Chainani My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m floored – wow! This is such an intense story with an original twist on fairy tales. It’s dark and dramatic – very powerful. Both modern and as old as time, the struggles addressed are relevant for all ages. Callum was a wonderful character. Having the story told

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My Book Review of Hazel and Gray (Faraway collection)

Hazel and Gray by Nic Stone My rating: 5 of 5 stars Intense Modern Fairy Tale True to traditional fairy tales, there’s a grim darkness to this story as well as a lesson of caution. However, it’s a relevant and modern spin on Hansel & Gretel. In addition, it offers twists and turns that are as thrilling as they are

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My Book Review of The Prince and the Troll (Faraway collection)

The Prince and the Troll by Rainbow Rowell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow – An Enchanting Modern Fairy Tale This was a profound story. A modern fairy tale that made me laugh, filled me with sadness, and was thought-provoking. The imagery was as powerful as the connection between the characters. There was a darkness and a hope to

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My Book Review of The Hillside (Warmer collection)

The Hillside by Jane Smiley My rating: 5 of 5 stars A Different View of Humanity What a fascinating tale. I was captivated by the thought of animals dominating over humans and how they perceived what humanity had done to the earth. The hierarchy of society was intriguing, as well. What I liked was High Note’s compassion and curiosity. With

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My Book Review of At the Bottom of New Lake (Warmer collection)

At the Bottom of New Lake by Sonya Larson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Interesting View I liked Chauntao’s view of the world over the teacher’s. It gave an interesting perspective of how disaster broke down the barriers in many ways. It showed that poverty was something much greater than lacking posessions and that the accumulation of “wealth” might

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