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Soulless: The Manga Vol. 2 (The Parasol Protectorate Manga #2)
Gail Carriger
Asymmetry (Twelve Planets)
Thoraiya Dyer
Mullumbimby Madness #1: Never Trust a Book with a Colour Cover
Neil Dobbs
The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
Charlie Adlard, Robert Kirkman
Sunburnt Country
Fiona Palmer
Bark at the Moon: Bert Rokey's Letters from the South Pacific, 1942-1945: How a Soldier and Sabetha, His Kansas Farm Community, Survived World War II
Cleta Gresham Rokey
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain
Girl Defective
Simmone Howell
Midnight Blue-Light Special
Seanan McGuire
My Policeman
Bethan Roberts

Paper Towns

Paper Towns - John Green I liked so much about this, and parts really hit my narrative kinks - a 'treasure' hunt with clues, poetry, copyright traps, abandoned places! I'm getting a touch bored with high school caste war, but at least in this book the parts that emphasised that were over quickly.With the riotous road trip the book regained the momentum that it had had during the very first part. Then it finished at what was, for me, an appropriate place - satisfying, without being overly predictable or neat. This book would definitely be pushing five stars for me, except that I kept getting jarred out of it with "lame"s and "retard"s. (A recurring experience in YA, unfortunately.) With the rest of the writing having such clarity and flow and impetus, this kept shattering my absorption. But it's still a 3.As an aside: I keep having an experience recently where I'm keen to hear the story from another character's voice, and I think a companion book from Margo's POV could be amazing. Break down the Enigmatic Object of Affection stereotype.