Anna Quinn
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ISBN: 9780062933621
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 4th, 2019


Sarah Dessen has always been one of my go to young adult authors, this book did not disappoint. I enjoyed this book because throughout it I got to witness the main character Emma Saylor's relatable journey as a struggling teen just trying to figure out who she is and who she wants to be. The Rest of the Story begins after the tragic death of Emma's mother from a drug overdose. Her sudden death leaves Emma with a lot of unanswered questions about her past and her family. A sudden unplanned trip to her mother's hometown of Lake North to visit the family she never knew existed leaves Emma wondering if maybe now she'll get some of the answers she has been looking for, and she may even find love along the way. I loved this book because it highlights the importance of good character, loyal friendships, and family. If you're looking for a sweet summer coming of age romance story this is the book for you.

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ISBN: 9781250170750
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 17th, 2018

I have never really been one to enjoy mystery-thriller books, however I could not put this one down. I finished it in one day.

This book takes a close look at the crumbling relationship between Suzette and her mute, violent, stubborn seven-year-old daughter Hanna. It doesn’t help that Hanna acts like a sweet, innocent, and perfect child around her father, Suzette’s husband, Alex.

This story is a terrible downward spiral that I could not look away from.

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ISBN: 9781525834233
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Published: Graydon House - April 23rd, 2019

If you are looking for a feel-good and charming summer romance, this is the book for you.

The Summer Cottage is set in Adie Lou’s old family cottage in Saugatuck, Michigan. 

After dealing with her parents passing and her failing marriage, Adie Lou realizes that she must be true to herself and follow her heart like her loving parents always wanted her to do.

Adie Lou quits her job in the city and moves to Saugatuck to turn the run-down Cozy Cottage into a B&B, which proves to be more difficult then she first thought it would be.

Anything can be done though, with some help from old friends and possible more-than-friend, Scott “Scooter” Stevens.

This book shares the message that it is never too late to pursue your dreams and find happiness. 

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ISBN: 9780142414729
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Published: Speak - May 14th, 2009

I have always loved all of Sarah Dessen's novels, Lock and Key was no exception!

This story is all about the importance of family and how much they impact and influence or lives.

After Ruby is abandoned by her mother, she is sent to live with her estranged sister and meets the boy next door, Nate Cross. As she deals with her mother's abandonment and forms new relationships, she must learn to love and trust again. I loved this romantic coming of age story and you will too!

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ISBN: 9781449474256
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 6th, 2015

If you love poems, then Milk and Honey is the book for you. One thing I love about this book, other than the inspirational and emotional sentiments inside, is the structure. There are four different parts to this book: the hurting, the loving, the breaking and the healing. The transition from one part to another is very smooth and well written. While some parts are dark and difficult to read, the other parts are lighter. The dark and the light balance each other out in the end. Rupi Kaur does an amazing job in this book writing about topics ranging from abuse, to love, to feminism. 

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By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984854278
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Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018

I picked up this Lin Manuel Miranda book because I LOVE all his work! This book was no exception. He wrote this book based on his famous inspirational “g’morning, g’night” tweets. While he wrote these tweets based on the inspiration, he needed for himself that specific day, it was uncanny how often these pep talks were exactly what I needed to hear. Maybe this book will give you the inspiration you need too.