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We the Animals

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A semi-autobiographical work of fiction, We the Animals tells the history of a family and the Boy Who Left.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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While I appreciate a dystopian universe as much as the next Hunger Games aficionado, I’ve been bothered by the recent trend of violence in young adult fiction.

An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine

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While there are plenty of nonfiction books that explore the history of drug addiction, and many specifically on cocaine, Markel explores the addictive drug through the lives of two of its most famous victims: Sigmund Freud and William Halsted.

A Good and Happy Child

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There’s a lot to be said for books that play on the fears of having a child: who hasn’t wondered if their child, instead of being “good and happy” would end up evil?

Mr. Chartwell

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How one feels about depression being personified by a large black dog that plagues Winston Churchill is likely dependent on how one feels about depression, dogs and the famous Prime Minister.

Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan

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Commencement Commencement (Vintage Contemporaries) is an enjoyable jaunt through life in a women’s college and the years afterwards, until it goes completely off the rails.

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