About the Book

Typically, I avoid scary novels because my imagination is already very vivid. Reading thriller novels can make it even harder to sleep than a scary movie. Why? Because in your mind, you can make anything happen. In a movie, everything is spelled out for you: you see exactly what the director wants you to see. In a book, everything is up to you. But I’m putting all of my fears aside this week and picking up a suspenseful thriller: Natalie D. Richards’s One was Lost.

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About the Book

John Green’s novels and I go way back. I first picked up Looking for Alaska as a borrowed gift from a friend in middle school. This book and all of his subsequent novels have shocked me and moved me to tears more than once, so I’m looking forward to the emotional journey that Turtles is going to take me on.

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Failure is Always an Option

Sometimes, you can do everything right and then still fail. What’s not important is the failure. What’s important is getting up and trying again.

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