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    ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

    MARCH 1, 2012

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

by Jesse Andrews

Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2012), it stands on its own... Full review >

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    HEROIC MEASURES

    JUNE 30, 2009

FICTION

HEROIC MEASURES

by Jill Ciment

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FICTION

A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND

by Mitch Cullin

A talented writer’s bold step forward. Let’s hope Cullin isn’t finished with Sherlock Holmes. Full review >

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    MAY 5, 2009

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

DARK PLACES

by Gillian Flynn

For most of the wild story’s running time, however, every sentence crackles with enough baleful energy to fuel a whole town... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    PAPER TOWNS

    OCT. 1, 2008

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

PAPER TOWNS

by John Green

Lighter than Looking for Alaska (2005), deeper than An Abundance of Katherines (2006) and reminiscent of Gregory Galloway’s... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    ALTHOUGH OF COURSE YOU END UP BECOMING YOURSELF

    APRIL 13, 2010

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

ALTHOUGH OF COURSE YOU END UP BECOMING YOURSELF

by David Lipsky

Still, a nicely gossipy inside view of a writer’s world and a beautiful yet anguished mind. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    BLACK MASS

    JUNE 1, 2000

NONFICTION

BLACK MASS

by Dick Lehr & Gerard O’Neill

With enough unanswered questions for two sequels, the authors offer a pile of evidence that (in South Boston at least)... Full review >

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