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Fever 1793
Laurie Halse Anderson
Sixteen: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday
Megan McCafferty, Sarah Dessen, Jacqueline Woodson, Carolyn Mackler, Steve Almond, M.T. Anderson, Julianna Baggott, Cat Bauer, Emma Forrest, David Levithan, Sarah Mlynowski, Sonya Sones, Zoe Trope, Ned Vizzini, Joseph Weisberg, Tanuja Desai Hidier
Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story
Adam Rex
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
Jenny Lawson
Front and Center (Dairy Queen Series #3)
Chronically Happy: Joyful Living In Spite Of Chronic Illness - Lori Hartwell It was fine: I'm glad that Ms. Hartwell is able to incorporate so many positives into living with chronic illness. There's nothing revolutionary here, which is probably why it didn't score higher - at this point, I feel like I've read it all 5x over. Stages of grieving your loss; feel your feelings instead of burying them; try to look on the bright side instead of living in the gloom. I guess it's just not the way I'm built, to find the bright side before the gloom (which isn't to say I wander around under a dark cloud all the time, but I'm a sarcastic kind of gal, and my version of happy is much less cheery than this author's seems to be). I'm all for everybody living the best life they can - chronic illness or no chronic illness - but I just didn't feel like there was anything here I hadn't already tried or all that surprising. Everybody's coming from their own place, I guess, and as much as I try to be a Tigger (an analogy from another "good, but I don't think this fits me" book), my Eeyore-ness just shines through. I'm ok with that. It works for me.