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    Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan

    “When I was little, my dad used to tell me, “Will, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.” This seemed like a reasonably astute observation to me when I was eight, but it turns out to be incorrect on a few levels. To begin with, you cannot possibly pick your friends, or else I never would have ended up with Tony Cooper.”  Will Grayson’s best friend Tony Cooper is an easy character to hide behind, both literally and figuratively. He ends up dragging Will along into the craziest of situations and Will often wonders how he ended up there.…

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    The Fault in our Stars – John Green

    “Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time thinking about death.” Hazel Grace is 17 and suffering from cancer. Things can’t get much worse but throw in parents who think she is wiling her life away and a support group that fades into the backdrop of her life she can’t really get excited about much anymore. She is terminal, always has been and always will be. But one day that…

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    Let it Snow – Maureen Johnson, John Green & Lauren Myracle

    “It was the night before Christmas.  Well to be more precise, it was the afternoon before Christmas. But before I take you into the beating heart of the action, let’s get one thing out of the way. I know from experience that if it comes up later, it will distract you so much that you won’t be able to concentrate on anything else I tell you.  My name is Jubilee Dougal. Take a moment and let it sink in.  See, when you get it up front, its not that bad. Now imagine I was halfway through some long story (like I’m about to be), and I dropped that one on…

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    Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd – Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci

    In this fantastic collection of stories Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci have collaborated with other YA authors such as John Green, Libba Bray, David Levithan, Garth Nix and others, to help celebrate all things geeky. From a Jedi/Klingon love affair to a Quiet Knight who comes across his fair lady in the strangest of circumstances, from a class joke on the geeky guys to a star gazing marathon, all these stories will settle in your heart and make you appreciate live for how you are living it.  *** I really, really enjoyed a lot of these stories. I wasn’t sure after the very first one that I would as it…