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    Four kids are enlisted by mysterious Mr. Benedict to go undercover at a strange school in order to prevent the world from being controlled by a sinister man. Reynie Richards is a natural leader and excellent at putting together clues and solving mysteries. Sticky (George) Washington has photographic memory and a seemingly infinite amount of knowledge in his head. Kate Wetherall may not be a genius, but she is always prepared with her supply-stocked red bucket, and her surprising agility and strength. And while it may seem like Constance Contraire's only talents are stubbornness, grumpiness, and the ability to come up with insulting poems, Mr. Benedict is certain that Constance is a vital team member as well. So the four unusual children pack their bags and start their dangerous, and possibly deadly, undercover mission, knowing that they may be the world's last hope. And just like that, the Mysterious Benedict Society is born.
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    This is the story of a girl named Hope, a girl whose mother left her with only two things: her flair for waitressing and her name, Tulip. But how her mother could ever look at a wrinkled little baby and think Tulip is beyond her. Not that any of that matters. She changed her name to Hope and is leaving with her aunt to Wisconsin, to work in a restaurant. Soon Hope gets caught up in the happenings of their small town, making friends, and realizing that good triumphs the bad. And when things get bad, people can always use a little Hope.
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    I think you should change it. It's cool to see the way that people look as an avatar.
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    I loved this book! It was heartwarming and a powerful reminder of the tragedies of the Vietnam war, and the realness of what it was like to be a Cambodian refugee in America. The story shows the struggles of Sundara, a Cambodian girl who had to flee with her uncle and aunt's family to escape the tragedies of the Vietnam war. Now living a new life in America, Sundara is trying to be a proper Cambodian girl and push away the grief of her lost family and the child that died in her arms. And one day against all odds, Sundara falls in love with an American boy, and she wonders how she will ever be able to follow the Cambodian way of waiting for an arranged marriage when she feels so powerfully drawn to him. Sundara has little hope for a happy ending, but she's willing to try and get one, even if it means going against her family's age-old customs. And even in the midst of war, there is joy and good news on the horizon.
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    I loved this book! It was heartwarming and a powerful reminder of the tragedies of the Vietnam war, and the realness of what it was like to be a Cambodian refugee in America. The story shows the struggles of Sundara, a Cambodian girl who had to flee with her uncle and aunt's family to escape the tragedies of the Vietnam war. Now living a new life in America, Sundara is trying to be a proper Cambodian girl and push away the grief of her lost family and the child that died in her arms. And one day against all odds, Sundara falls in love with an American boy, and she wonders how she will ever be able to follow the Cambodian way of waiting for an arranged marriage when she feels so powerfully drawn to him. Sundara has little hope for a happy ending, but she's willing to try and get one, even if it means going against her family's age-old customs. And even in the midst of war, there is joy and good news on the horizon.
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    From the very first day of seventh grade, Holling Hoodhood is sure of one thing: His teacher, Mrs. Baker, hates his guts. And she's out to get him. After all, she makes him read Shakespeare, and what could be worse than that? And its not like his life could get any worse, right? But between evil rats, bullies, chalky pastries, a sister who hates him, and a ridiculous costume, Shakespeare might not be so bad after all. And the more he learns to appreciate the world and people around him, the more he realizes, Mrs. Baker isn't all that bad either....
    3 months ago
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    Gilly Hopkins is going to her third foster family in a year, and before that... well, you don't want to know. But that's all fine with her, as long as she's in charge. When she wants to do well in school, she surges past everyone else in her grade, and when she wants to hand in blank sheets of paper she hands in blank sheets of paper. And Gilly is an expert at getting people to hate her- including her foster parents. But when she moves in with the strange Trotter family and starts a new school- nothing goes as she plans. And her last hope is to pull off a quick escape to her mother in California. But even that doesn't go as planned. And the Great Gilly Hopkins learns that it's okay to love other people, and life doesn't always work out the way it's supposed to- and that's okay.
    3 months ago
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