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Miriam

Favorite Genres: 
Dystopia
Fantasy
Fiction
Literary Fiction
Science Fiction
Young Adult
Book Recommendations: 
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East of Eden Cover Image
By John Steinbeck, David Wyatt (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780140186390
Availability: In Stock In Store
Published: Penguin Classics - October 1992

Set in the early 20th century, Steinbeck takes a simple story of families and their following generations and weaves a masterpiece. Focusing on characters that are nuanced and complex and their interactions with their communities as a whole, Steinbeck evolved the tale of Adam and Eve into a neoclassical tale of love, loss, and hardships. --Miriam


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1984 Cover Image
By George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451524935
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Published: Signet -

One of my favorite books of all time, this classic follows Winston and his monotonous life. As drab days continue Winston, little by little, rebels, discovering another life hidden away by big brother. Orwell in a short time addresses a multitude of issues in a concise and prompt way, leaving an impact for all ages and generations to enjoy. --Miriam


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Cirque Du Freak #1: A Living Nightmare: Book 1 in the Saga of Darren Shan Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780316605106
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 2002

This series kept me up at night in both fear and excitement. Darren, a young boy, is caught in a world of vampires; forced to leave his family and guided by a mysterious mentor, Darren discovers what it means to be human or a vampire. Scary, fun, and always keeping you on your toes, this series is outstanding in creating a hidden world of ghouls and goblins that could grab you in any second. --Miriam


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Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quintet #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780312853259
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Published: Tor Books - August 15th, 1992

While Ender's Game has reached critical acclaim, as the series progresses, a once easy-to-understand youth book grows substantially in depth. As Ender continues grasping the idea of colonization and genocide, Card expresses philosophical ideas that are relevant today while weaving an enjoyable true science fiction read. --Miriam


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Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442472433
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 28th, 2017

This YA novel follows two teens, Citra, and Rowan in their journey toward becoming a grim reapers in a utopian society. As their journey continues, there are obstacles along the way forcing them to reconsider both what it means to be human and the finality of death. Shusterman creates a wonderful universe in which philosophical ideas can be easily understood, while also leaving plenty of room for analysis and discussion. --Miriam