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Pretties – Scott Westerfeld

★★★★ What happens when perfection isn't good enough? Undergoing the Pretty Transformation - aka the mandated set of operations at age 16 designed to make everyone as beautiful as possible - was all that Tally ever dreamed of.... Well, until (in typical YA fashion), she learns that her loving and kind government actually inserted lesions into the brain thus neutering the… Continue reading Pretties – Scott Westerfeld

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Buy My Book – John Edward Marszalkowski

★★★★ ½ And yet, here I am, doing whatever the hell I want because it's my book. John Marszalkowski, podcaster, musician, photographer, stay-at-home dad, has now added one more career to his name - author. The reviews of this book (if I can find anyone willing to review it) will probably be hilariously mean. Sorry John, I… Continue reading Buy My Book – John Edward Marszalkowski

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Between Worlds – Kevin Crossley-Holland

★★★ ½ The Dark Horseman "And who shall we put in the coffin?" "No need to draw lots" said the leader. "Lay Jemmy Nowlan in the coffin." Poor Jemmy Nowlan is whisked away on an unbelievable adventure...one that take his life at any moment. This one was interesting but a bit abrupt with the plot -… Continue reading Between Worlds – Kevin Crossley-Holland

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The Need – Helen Phillips

★★★★★ "You're scary, Mommy." Viv was laughing. "I mean, you're scared, Mommy." Molly, archaeologist, mother of two (Viv and Ben) and possibly insane, has just stumbled upon a mystery so dangerous that she can feel her mind breaking. It started at work. In "The Pit" - a dig site that contained dozens of vibrantly new plant species perfectly… Continue reading The Need – Helen Phillips

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Uglies – Scott Westerfeld

★★★★★ “In a world of extreme beauty, anyone normal is ugly.” In Tally Youngblood's society, everyone obtains absolute physical perfection - the perfect skin, hair, eyes, literally everything. At least, after you turn sixteen and undergo the right operations. Tally, at age 15, is an Ugly right now but after her birthday, she will get to become Pretty. She can… Continue reading Uglies – Scott Westerfeld

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The Girl in Red – Christina Henry

★★★★★ Who's the wolf in the woods now? Red, a young woman on her own, is travelling through the forest in a post-apocalyptic world. ...they had watched in horror as town after town and city after city was decimated by this sickness, this mysterious terror that had sprung up... "The Crisis" (as she calls it) has… Continue reading The Girl in Red – Christina Henry