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5 Things That Are Cooler

Than A Godzilla Made Out Of Tempura
GODZIRRA!

Which is saying something, because this Godzilla is pretty amazing.

1.) LeUyen Pham's books

2.) Shaun Tan Winning an Academy Award

3.) This Kid

4.) The Wild Girls Book Club @ our Laurel Village store

5.) A Solid Month of Amazing Events @ Oh My Gosh Stories! Storytime

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Her Favorite Book to give as a gift: The Nutshell Library by Maurice Sendak

Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard

Out today is the debut novel from Kirsten Hubbard, LIKE MANDARIN. Set in small town Washokey, Wyoming, Like Mandarin stars Grace, an intelligent and highly introverted high schooler who's been skipped up a year, making her first year of high school her sophomore year. As if that didn't make her enough of an outsider, she's also so quiet, almost nobody notices she's there. Except, it turns out, Mandarin Ramey. Mandarin is everything Grace wishes she could be; reckless, glamourous and sexy. But as her friendship with Mandarin escalates at an alarming pace, Grace starts to learn that Mandarin is perhaps not as care-free as she likes to come across.
Hubbard's background as a travel writer is evident, as the Wyoming landscape springs to life. We see through Grace's eyes all the loneliness and desolation of Wyoming, and the absurdity of the beauty pageants Grace's mother forced both Grace and now her younger sister, Taffeta. Mandarin's impulsive actions and Grace's desire to keep up with them keeps the pages turning in this dark, honest portrayal of a tempestuous friendship.

Good for ages 14+

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