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The Humiliations of Pipi McGee – Beth Vrabel

★★★ ½ "What could go wrong?" "Don't you say that. Don't you ever say that to me." Pipi McGee has had a rather...miserable...time of elementary and middle school so far. Every year, you start off like an innocent little lamb thinking this time, everything's going to be so new and grand. Every year, I've got… Continue reading The Humiliations of Pipi McGee – Beth Vrabel

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The Shamer’s Daughter – Lene Kaaberbøl

★★★ ½ But no. Not me. Not the Shamer's daughter. In Dina's world, there are Shamers. She is one of them, and so is her mother. Just by looking you in the eyes, a Shamer has the power to elicit dark confessions and make you feel crippling guilt. (Though Dina, aged 11, must also use words rather than… Continue reading The Shamer’s Daughter – Lene Kaaberbøl