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    Grasshopper Jungle – Andrew Smith

    “I read somewhere that human beings are genetically predisposed to record history.  We believe it will prevent us from doing stupid things in the future.  But even though we dutifully archived elaborate records of everything we’ve ever done, we also managed to keep on doing umber and dumber shit.  This is my history.  There are things in here: babies with tow heads, insects as big as refrigerators, God, the devil , limbless warriors, rocket ships, sex, diving bells, theft, wars, monsters, internal combustion engines, love, cigarettes, joy, bomb shelters, pizza and cruelty.  Just like it’s always been.” When Austin and his best friend Robby, whom he may be in love…

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    Vivian Versus the Apocalypse – Katie Coyle

    “Just before midnight that night, I stand barefoot in the grass in a borrowed dress, drinking champagne out of a plastic cup and looking at the stars. There’s a party going on in the abandoned mansion behind me, organized by my best friend, the indefatigable Harp, the one who loaned me the dress and secured the champagne.” Over the past three years more and more people have started to believe the Book of Frick. The claims that the world will end on March 24th are believed by many, Vivian and Harps parents included. The Church of America is one of the main reason the two of them are best friends,…