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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781524743468
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Dutton - July 30th, 2019

This is a hilarious whirlwind of a story that follows April May an co. as they fumble their way through first alien contact, deal with unwanted internet fame, and navigate so much more than they knew they were getting into. It's funny as hell, ultimately hopeful, and full of so much heart. 

Leave it to Hank Green to bringing humans living on this planet together. You won't easily forget this story.


Review by Gabi

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This Was Our Pact Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781626720534
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Published: First Second - June 11th, 2019

Everyone always says that the lanterns they set off during the annual Autumn Equinox Festival eventually turn into stars. This year a group of four boys, and an unwanted tag-along Nathaniel, make a pact to follow the lanterns down the river further than anyone has before. Only Ben and Nathaniel keep their word to "never look back" and together they set off on an enchanting adventure that is both funny and heartwarming. This Was Our Pact is a beautifully illustrated graphic novel for anyone who loves the quiet kind of magic you can typically only find in a Ghibli movie. 


Review by Gabi

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Darius the Great Is Not Okay Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525552963
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Dial Books - August 28th, 2018

Wow. This book made me feel so many tender and intense emotions. Darius' journey to Iran to meet his dying grandfather becomes a beautiful exploration of friendship, family, depression, and discovery of one's place in a sea of self-doubt. This book will warm your heart, as well as break it, and you'll be so happy it did. 


Review by Ashley