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Sofie grew up in a household that was a passionate about storytelling. While she didn't appreciate it much as a child, now she loves stories so much that she never leaves the house without a book. Sofie finds coming of age stories to be the most compelling. She will read across all genres but her favorite remains Magical Realism. 

The Prince and the Dressmaker, by Jen Wang

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ISBN: 9781626723634
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Published: First Second - February 13th, 2018

In the mood for a historical fairy tale featuring a cross-dressing Prince Charming, a heroine reminiscent of Haruhi Fujioka, and a sweet romance that challenges gender norms? Look no further! The Prince and the Dressmaker is the book for you!


Here We Are: Feminism For the Real World, by Kelly Jensen

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ISBN: 9781616205867
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - January 24th, 2017

Wonderful collection! I have never come across one more intersectional and inclusive as this one. Featuring the voices of women of color, LGBT+ members, disabled women and many more. This is a feminist must-read!


The Diviners, by Libba Bray

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ISBN: 9780316126106
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 3rd, 2013

A phenomenal blend of genres! Creepy, supernatural and, above all, atmospheric. Follow a rag-tag crew of teens with magical skills as they solve uncanny murders in 1920's Manhattan. Perfect for horror and mystery fans.


The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, by Hannah Tinti

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ISBN: 9780812989908
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - January 30th, 2018

A gritty and emotional read, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley is about an ex-criminal, Samuel, trying to raise his teenage daughter, Loo, in a quiet, New England town. As Loo is discovering more about her father's violent history, an old foe disrupts their lives and Samuel must learn that in order to ensure Loo's safety, he must not run away from his past anymore.


Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire

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ISBN: 9780765385505
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Published: Tor.com - April 5th, 2016

You read books about kids discovering magical worlds. Ever wondered what happens when they return home? Seanan McGuire answers this question in her Wayward Children series. Perfect for a quick, escapist read, this one is only under 200 pages.


Heart Berries, by Terese Marie Mailhot

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ISBN: 9781619023345
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - February 6th, 2018

Poetic, enthralling biography of an indigenous woman reflecting on her coming of age, being hospitalized and what happens afterward. Around 150 pages long, Terese Marie Mailhot packs an emotional punch.


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli

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ISBN: 9780062348685
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 7th, 2016

Funny and heartwarming story about a closeted gay teenage boy in his junior year of high school. Follow him on his journey of courage, love and oreos. Trust me, this book will make you smile.


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