About the Book

Last week, I terrified myself with Natalie D. Richard’s One Was Lost. After that, I’d love a palate cleanser of a novel I can read at night without worrying about nightmares. That’s why this week, I’ll be reading Jeff Garvin’s exploration of what gender is and isn’t in Symptoms of Being Human.

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What’s with the Turtles, Anyway?

Poetry and prose combine beautifully in this story to tell a tale of almost star-crossed almost lovers who want nothing but to be the best of themselves for themselves and for each other. It’s about learning what happens when you lose a parent, and what happens when maybe the parent that you do have is so distant that it’s basically the same as not having one at all. And about not pushing what you do have left away.

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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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