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    The Mermaid by Christina Henry

    Saccharine and simple, The Mermaid is a lovely summer read. Song Pairing: “Bullet” by Ann Marr Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist We all know this fairly predictable mermaid myth. A sea maiden is caught by a sailor, falls in…

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    The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith

    Please note that this book has a trigger warning for anyone sensitive to rape, incest, abuse, substance abuse, and violence. In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles…

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    Saving Ben by Ashley Farley

    Feels Like: Regina George finally lost her mind completely and went total Swim Fan. Sounds Like: You Found Me – The Fray/ I’ll Be – Edwin McCain Let me begin this review by stating that I read this in a…

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    Otherworld by Jason Segel/Kirsten Miller

    Feels like: Dave Eggers’ The Circle meets World of Warcraft, narrated by that friend of yours who’s really into Second Life. Sounds like: “Arisen My Senses” by Bjork “And that’s the true test, I realize–the one that reveals who’s human and who’s…

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    Fractured by Catherine McKenzie

    Feels like: Passing notes back and forth to your friend in high school about how much you hate that “one girl.” Song Pairing: “I Still Wait For You” by XYLO Nobody really likes Julie Prentice. At least that’s what it seems…

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    History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

    Feels like: Walking alone through a shaded wood for hours, no end in sight, without smiling. Song pairing: “Wolves” by Phosphorescence “Instead I stood under scalding water in the shower for one magnificent minute, letting needles of water pluck open some feeling…

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    The Girls by Emma Cline

    Feels like: That summer you spent with your girlfriends, walking the streets at sunset without supervision or anywhere to go. Song Pairing: “Bellyache” by Billie Eilish “I waited to be told what was good about me. All that time I had…