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Books are wild things You can t tame them People are wild things You can t tame them, either Put those two together and you can t know what s going to happenSuggested Reading by Dave connis is a wonderful story about the power and magic of books It s truly a love letter to book lovers and feels so right My heart is so happy and full after reading this and I just can t help but be grateful to the warm and fuzzy feelings I get from this books After a list of over 50 booksBooks are wild things You can t tame them People are wild things You can t tame them, either Put those two together and you can t know what s going to happenSuggested Reading by Dave connis is a wonderful story about the power and magic of books It s truly a love letter to book lovers and feels so right My heart is so happy and full after reading this and I just can t help but be grateful to the warm and fuzzy feelings I get from this books After a list of over 50 books are mysteriously and covertly added her private school s prohibited media list, volunteer librarian and avid booklover Clara Evans is determined to keep these books in circulation in an underground library run out of her locker Suggested Reading is a story about the power of books, what they mean to us and how they shape us It really focuses of how we internalize books in different ways and can take completely different lessons from the same story because of our own personal views It s a story of friendship and celebration that really looks at how different media impacts us, adn we in turn impact those around us I loved every second of it and I can t suggest it enough I received a copy of the book from the publisher in excahnge for an honest review. This is a wonderful, thought provoking book in which a voracious reader and high school senior fights back when the principal bansthan 50 books, among them such modern classics as Speak, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Flowers for Algernon Bibliophile Clara Evans starts running an underground library, or Unlib, out of her locker It s an inspiring tale that s a celebration of the power of books and friendship I loved the characters, the story, the humor, and the quotations from th This is a wonderful, thought provoking book in which a voracious reader and high school senior fights back when the principal bansthan 50 books, among them such modern classics as Speak, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Flowers for Algernon Bibliophile Clara Evans starts running an underground library, or Unlib, out of her locker It s an inspiring tale that s a celebration of the power of books and friendship I loved the characters, the story, the humor, and the quotations from the various banned books I m adding this one to my Favorites shelf Many thanks to HarperTeen for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewBooks are a light A light that melts ignorance and hate Wow Wow Just wow I was absolutely blown away by this book So, what s this book about Clara Evans is horrified when she discovers her principal s prohibited media hit list The iconic books on the list have been pulled from the library and aren t allowed anywhere on the school s premises Students caught with the contraband will be ster Many thanks to HarperTeen for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewBooks are a light A light that melts ignorance and hate Wow Wow Just wow I was absolutely blown away by this book So, what s this book about Clara Evans is horrified when she discovers her principal s prohibited media hit list The iconic books on the list have been pulled from the library and aren t allowed anywhere on the school s premises Students caught with the contraband will be sternly punished.Many of these stories have changed Clara s life, so she s not going to sit back and watch while her draconian principal abuses his power She s going to strike back.So Clara starts an underground library in her locker, doing a shady trade in titles like Speak and The Chocolate War But when one of the books she loves most is connected to a tragedy she never saw coming, Clara s forced to face her role in it.Will she be able to make peace with her conflicting feelings, or is fighting for this noble cause too tough for her to bear I just It s like someone followed me around for a month and then wrote a dramatic version of my life I absolutely loved the book because books and bookworms What s not to love But, unlike most books that feature book lovers, this book actually went deep into what it really means to be a reader What books do for us and why It questioned things we ve all thought It was passionate and ensnaring Overall, this book was unexpectedly lovely Bottom Line4 starsAge Rating PG Content Screening Mild Spoilers Positive Messages 5 5 Sacrafice for the greater good, Questioning the norm, Perserverance Violence 2 5 Mild violence Sex 0 0 Language 0 0 Drinking Drugs 1 5 Mention of underage drinking Content and Trigger Warnings Racism, Classism, Homophobia, SuicidePublication Date September 17th, 2019Publisher HarperTeen an imprint of HarperCollins Genre YA Contemporary 4.5 stars Absolutely brilliant Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram I was given an ARC from Harper Collins Canada in exchange for an honest review When I first heard about this book at the HCCFRENZY event, I was so disappointed when I didn t receive it in my goodie bag but like always, Harper comes in clutch and gave me a copy for a review and I can t thank them enough Suggest Reading easily made it to the top books I have read in 2019 with its addictive story about Clara who loves readingthan you and I Her passion for books, literature, and words will I was given an ARC from Harper Collins Canada in exchange for an honest review When I first heard about this book at the HCCFRENZY event, I was so disappointed when I didn t receive it in my goodie bag but like always, Harper comes in clutch and gave me a copy for a review and I can t thank them enough Suggest Reading easily made it to the top books I have read in 2019 with its addictive story about Clara who loves readingthan you and I Her passion for books, literature, and words will make you feel inadequate and aspire to be exactly like her after this book So when Clara realizes that some of her favourite books are being mysteriously pulled off the shelf but still labelled as in circulation, her worst fears are confirmed when an email confirms that the school is in the process of banning certain titles Clara, who believes books are not dangerous and silly to have banned books, starts an underground library Using an empty locker to store the books, and a library check out app on her phone, she begins to run the underground library that makes non readers, read, and those who do not feel accepted in society to feel connected The only reason why I didn t give it a perfect score was because there really was no plot aside from Clara starting an underground library Clara, was quite boring She liked reading but she didn t have any issues and lived a privileged life where she went to a private high school and was on track to go to big colleges after graduation I started reading this book on my way to work and let me tell you how I could not put it down, no matter how hard I tried Dave Connis is a wonderful writer His words pull you into the story, not letting go until you finish the very last page If you re stuck in a reading rut and you need to be reminded why you love reading, this book is for you Put your current read down and pick this one up ( EPUB ) ♭ Suggested Reading ⚔ In this standalone, a bookworm finds a way to fight back when her school bans dozens of classic and meaningful booksClara Evans is horrified when she discovers her principal s prohibited media hit list The iconic books on the list have been pulled from the library and aren t allowed anywhere on the school s premises Students caught with the contraband will be sternly punishedMany of these stories have changed Clara s life, so she s not going to sit back and watch while her draconian principal abuses his power She s going to strike backSo Clara starts an underground library in her locker, doing a shady trade in titles like Speak and The Chocolate War But when one of the books she loves most is connected to a tragedy she never saw coming, Clara s forced to face her role in itWill she be able to make peace with her conflicting feelings, or is fighting for this noble cause too tough for her to bear 2.49 2.5 if goodreads would get their act together n give us half stars starsgreat ideas, poor execution Rating 4.5 StarsClara lived and breathed books She had this unbridled passion for the written word and the power it possessed Therefore, when she inadvertently learned that many of her favorite books were being placed on a prohibited media list, she decided to fight back, and created an underground library However, as word of the Unlib spread, Clara found herself wondering if the rewards outweighed the risks.This was a book about a rabid reader, which celebrated the power of books How c Rating 4.5 StarsClara lived and breathed books She had this unbridled passion for the written word and the power it possessed Therefore, when she inadvertently learned that many of her favorite books were being placed on a prohibited media list, she decided to fight back, and created an underground library However, as word of the Unlib spread, Clara found herself wondering if the rewards outweighed the risks.This was a book about a rabid reader, which celebrated the power of books How could I not love it Connis created one of my favorite bibliophiles to date Clara She oozed book joy, and I just about hung on her every word, when she waxed poetic about her favorites The opening chapter, immediately embedded her in my heart, and I held her there until the very last page.The basis of this story was the banning of books, and Connis featured many amazing examples of challenged works, but he also used that a springboard to show the different ways we connect to books, and how they can connect us to each other.Though, the author was clearly on the side of not banning books, he did allow Clara to see both sides of the issue There was one point in particular that comes to mind, where Clara shared a book that made her feel many positive things, but was rather damaging to another reader It clearly depicted how powerful a story can be, but also how differently it could impact someone else.This story was not just about books, it was also about the readers, and how their lives were changed from this assault on their freedom The whole experience of running a renegade library allowed Clara to interact with peers she never imagined spending time with, and that in turn allowed her to grow quite a bit She had spent many years automatically discounting the star stars , those wealthy students, who were descendants of the academy s founders, by interacting with them on a different level, she realized there wasto them than their socioeconomic status.I was actually a big fan of the cast of characters Connis assembled From Clara s bestie, LiQui, to king of the star stars, Jack, each character was well developed No matter how big or small their role, they each played a meaningful part in this tale, and I really enjoyed getting to meet each and every one of them.Between the fantastic book quotes, the humor, and the raw passion for books displayed throughout, I couldn t help but love this book An absolutely entertaining and thought provoking read ARC provided in exchange for an honest review BLOG INSTAGRAM TWITTER BLOGLOVIN FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS Books illuminate something different for all of us Books change lives because they re matches TW homophobia, abuse, attempted suicideThis was a pleasant and enjoyable read with a touch of darkness I did not see coming I gotta be honest, my expectations weren t high for this book I just wanted to enjoy it, have a somewhat light read And that was precisely what Suggested Reading offered, and then it also offered someI thought this book particularly appropriate to read during the Ban Books illuminate something different for all of us Books change lives because they re matches TW homophobia, abuse, attempted suicideThis was a pleasant and enjoyable read with a touch of darkness I did not see coming I gotta be honest, my expectations weren t high for this book I just wanted to enjoy it, have a somewhat light read And that was precisely what Suggested Reading offered, and then it also offered someI thought this book particularly appropriate to read during the Banned Books Week as it was, you know, a book about the act of banning books Indeed, what Peter Hauntman affirms is the truthYes, books are dangerous They should be dangerous they contain ideas.And that is precisely what Suggested Reading highlighted and emphasised It was a story about the power of the written word, the power of books How they can change and help us, how they can shape us in various different and individual ways How impactful their influence is How unique and personal the connection between book and reader is But it was also a story about friendship and support Yup, you ve read that right there is no prominent romance plot line in this book Which felt like a breeze of the purest freshest air Friendship and books were the beating heart of Suggested Reading The plot was centered around books and specifically the banning of some of them how book lovers and book worms got together to fight this and the shenanigans, repercussions and changes that took place because of all this It was a love letter to books, their weight and their importance Clara was a bookworm down to her core She was incredibly relatable and being in her head and listening to her thought was enjoyable and fun She was compassionate, funny and witty Her doubts about protesting and fighting for what was good right, her love for books and her insecurities made her incredibly relatable Seeing her grow and develop and mature was a good and lovely character arc.But, truth be told, she was also nothing special I loved how passionate she was about books and her absolute adoration towards them, but otherwise she was a rather bland and vanilla character I liked her, but she s not gonna be a favorite of mine I won t remember her And the other characters weren t much different They all had their problems and stories, but all were rather superficial and not fully developed Jack s problems were barely mentioned even if they were an important part of the plot We know close to nothing about Ashton, unfortunately We know absolutely nothing about Resi We also know very little about Clara s best friend, LiQui Clara herself was kinda like an empty shell Apart from her love for books and the things she s doing and thinking because of this banning of books, we know nothing about her and her personal situation for example we know nothing about her family, even if her parents were present I was not particularly a fan of the ending nobody s surprised here I thought it was too sappy and too similar to a happy ending There were no repercussions, and I thought that was rather underwhelming Wrapped ups too nicely There was nothing bad about this book It was, as I said, enjoyable and fun It was a light and it wonderfully centered around books, with a relatable book worm as protagonist But it was also nothing to write home about, if I have to be honest It was a lovely average read If you want a light, fast, enjoyable read full to the brim of love for books, this one is the one I ve listened to this one in a day, and I d say that it was the perfect book to read during the Banned Books Week Books are wild things You can t tame them People are wild things You can t tame them, either You can find the full review and all the fancy and or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5 Ah, who doesn t love a book about books, right Right This was pretty enjoyable, so let s get to it What I Liked Books are basically the hero of the story Sure, Clara and others have a role in ensuring that they get into the hands of those who need them, but they re just the vessel Books are making the true difference here Clara isn t always likable Wait, what You can find the full review and all the fancy and or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5 Ah, who doesn t love a book about books, right Right This was pretty enjoyable, so let s get to it What I Liked Books are basically the hero of the story Sure, Clara and others have a role in ensuring that they get into the hands of those who need them, but they re just the vessel Books are making the true difference here Clara isn t always likable Wait, what you ask How is this a good thing Glad to tell you So she s judgy as all get out, and she can be awfully self absorbed, but the good news is, she goes through a ton of growth as a character and tries to do better And really, isn t that kind of the best Plus she s pretty funny and witty, so that is a bonus too Gosh, the book within a book was fabulous It s called Don t Tread on Me and I really feel like I need it to be an actual thing It s Clara s latest book obsession, and I think it really speaks to the quality of the writing that I was able to love a non existent book There were some pretty solid messages in this book Like I said, Clara learns a lot through the course of the book It s done mostly through her friendships and relationships with her peers, her teachers, the school staff, and her parents What I Didn t There was a bit of a Problematic Moment It serves to make Clara wonder if books can be harmful, but I think it was a little too self absorbed, for one, and not the best way to show it, for another view spoiler Jack, who is gay and has parents who are not supportive, tries to kill himself Clara blames herself for providing him with a copy of Catcher in the Rye All of this is just yikes hide spoiler The resolution was just a bit too easy I mean, I knew it would probably end a certain way, which is fine But I just needed it do so in a somewhatbelievable way Bottom Line Suggested Reading truly is a love letter to books, and who among us wouldn t appreciate that Heartfelt and sincere I liked a lot about this The cover and premise drew me in right away The main character, Clara, was smart, loved books, and had a fun personality Her friends were also quite likable, and I enjoyed their storylines There were times I was emotionally drawn to them and the events occurring I loved the quotes at the beginning of the chapters and appreciated the references.But, even with some of the subject matter, I thought it was soft and not as edgy as I expected hoped Heartfelt and sincere I liked a lot about this The cover and premise drew me in right away The main character, Clara, was smart, loved books, and had a fun personality Her friends were also quite likable, and I enjoyed their storylines There were times I was emotionally drawn to them and the events occurring I loved the quotes at the beginning of the chapters and appreciated the references.But, even with some of the subject matter, I thought it was soft and not as edgy as I expected hoped from a YA novel Without a couple key factors, this felt very middle grade to me The novels referenced throughout were a better representation of what I thought the meat of this should have been They havegut to them And Clara s parents did they have a clue about much of anything even as parents of a teenager Good story dealing with issues important to be recognized, just missed the mark a little for me