Reviews by ilyjtwya
Great Book
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I'm so pleased that this was selected for the recent Ypsi/Ann Arbor Reads, I never would have discovered it otherwise. It's difficult to discuss without giving much away, so I'll just highly recommend it for adults.

I would like to note that there are some adult subjects discussed in the story, such as depression, planning suicide (as mentioned in the publisher notes) and prostitution. Parents may want to read the (entire) book to help decide if their child is ready for it, and give them the ability to discuss it.
Surprising
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I enjoyed this book. It used a direct voice, and the authors were easy to relate to. The most difficult part for me to read was about why they're vegans, but they are very self conscious of the way that vegans are commonly viewed ("preachy"), and tried to work through that. Overall, an entertaining, but not too long, book.
Great Book
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This book not only discusses how the individuals died, but a bit of their lives and the period in which they lived as well. My 10 year old found the description of Pocahontas so interesting that it was the source of a book report.
Seconded!
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I also think this may be Weird Al's best album, also for the the same reason (the CD parodied some of my favorite newly discovered popular songs). Amish Paradise Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise, Gump - Lump by The Presidents of the United States of America, Phony Calls - Waterfalls by TLC. The POTUSofA have even integrated part of Weird Al's version into their performances. Since you've been gone is a great list of awful experiences, with a funny ending.
Detailed Book
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This book was more than I was looking for. I would recommend it for individuals who are curious about specific drugs.