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Boy Novak thinks she is marrying into the average family until she has her own daughter whose skin is darker than to be expected. A great book on the perception of beauty and the instability of social constructs, Boy, finds out a few people in her life are not who she thought they would be. Using elements of magical realism, Oyeyemi writes an awesome story about how seeing isn’t always believing.

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ISBN: 9781594633409
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2015

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This story follows the adult life of Jude St. Francis as he deals with the aftermath of having a traumatic childhood. His journey includes a great cast of friends who support him along the way. Know for its interesting and thought-provoking commentary on male friendships, this book is sure to leave you reflecting on what it means to give and receive friendship. Also dealing with trauma, loss, and the ability to move forward, A Little Life is a story that leaves every reader with a lasting impression.

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ISBN: 9780804172707
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Published: Anchor - January 26th, 2016

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Kaur’s collection of poetry reflects her personal struggle with learning what love is and what it isn’t. Kaur starts the collection revealing the relationships she saw around her and how that affected her own views on romance. Revolving around her twenty-first year, her poems and illustrations describes what happens when a young woman loses her first love but in the end learns to love herself. A great read for those who not only love poetry but stories of self-love and growth.

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ISBN: 9781449474256
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 6th, 2015