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1. Lord & Lady Bunny: Almost Royalty: Review Haiku

Celebrate Shakespeare's
birthday in dramatic bunny
fashion. Pop-Tarts!

Lord & Lady Bunny: Almost Royalty! by Polly Horvath, illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Schwartz & Wade, 2014, 304 pages.

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2. Just One Year: Review Haiku

Oh, Willem -- you're like
a Manic Pixie Dream Boy
in five languages.

Just One Year by Gayle Forman. Dutton, 2014, 352 pages.

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3. The Imaginary Veterinary: Review Haiku

Coolest internship
ever. But watch out for those
Welcome Wagon-eers!

The Imaginary Veterinary #1: The Sasquatch Escape and The Imaginary Veterinary #2: The Lonely Lake Monster by Suzanne Selfors, illustrated by Dan Santat. Little Brown, 2013, 240 pages.

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4. Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy: Review Haiku

A few obvious
plot points, perhaps, but still,
a marvelous story.

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee. Knopf, 2014, 240 pages.

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5. We Were Liars: Review Haiku

ZOMGWTFBBQ--
yes, it's just as
good as you hoped.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Delacorte, 2014, 240 pages.

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6. TEN: Birthday Haiku

How in heck can I
have a double-digit child?
THAT'S UNPOSSIBLE.

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7. Wanderville: Review Haiku

Sweetly old-fashioned,
like a Mickey Rooney/
Judy Garland movie.

Wanderville by Wendy McClure. Razorbill, 2014, 211 pages.

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8. Operation Bunny: Review Haiku

It doesn't always
make sense, but you'll still enjoy
the ride. (Love Fidget!)

Operation Bunny (Wings & Co. Book #1) by Sally Gardner, illustrated by David Roberts. Square Fish, 2014, 192 pages.

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9. Five, Six, Seven, Nate!: Review Haiku

Dammit, I should LOVE
these books, but I just . . . well . . .
kinda . . . don't. Merrily!

Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle. S&S, 2014, 304 pages.

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10. Bad Houses: Review Haiku

Love among the ruins:
estate sales and hoarding,
graphically told.

Bad Houses by Sara Ryan, illustrated by Carla Speed McNeill. Dark Horse Comics, 2013, 160 pages.

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11. City of God: Review Haiku

Four weeks late to post,
but a warm and challenging
look at Ash Wednesday.

City of God: Faith in the Streets by Sara Miles. Jericho Books, 2014, 224 pages.

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12. The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing: Review Haiku

They would've gotten
away with it if it weren't
for those meddling kids.

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage. Dawson/Putnam, 2014, 368 pages.

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13. Benjamin Franklin: Review Haiku

Yeah, yeah, yeah, Founding
Father, but Franklin was really
a scientist.

Benjamin Franklin (Giants of Science series) by Kathleen Krull. Viking, 2013, 121 pages.

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14. Good Riddance: Review Haiku

Sad, honest, yet
ultimately hopeful: share this
with your best girl friend.

Good Riddance: An Illustrated Memoir of Divorce by Cynthia Copeland. Abrams, 2013, 222 pages.

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15. Binny for Short: Review Haiku

Yes, another quirky
family, but wrapped up
into so much more.

Binny for Short by Hilary McKay. McElderry/S&S, 2013, 304 pages.

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16. VIolet Mackerel series: Review Haiku


Seriously, you
haven't met Violet Mackerel yet?
Shame on you.



All titles by Anna Branford, with illustrations by Elanna Allen. Atheneum/S&S.

Violet Mackerel's Personal Space, 2013, 128 pages.
Violet Mackerel's Remarkable Recovery, 2013, 128 pages.
Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot, 2012, 112 pages.

See also http://www.emilyreads.com/2013/10/violet-mackerels-natural-habitat-review.html.

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17. I Don't Know: Review Haiku

Why we fake it, and
what we're afraid of, in a
pretty blue package.

I Don't Know: In Praise of Admitting Ignorance (Except When You Shouldn't) by Leah Hager Cohen. Riverhead, 2013, 128 pages.

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18. Starling: Review Haiku

Superhero juggles
work/life balance, romance,
and jerkwad colleague.

Starling by Sage Stossel. InkLit/Penguin, 2013, 208 pages.

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19. The Long Way Home: Review Haiku

Dana leaves behind
her hard-luck Mainer life for
bright lights, big city.

The Long Way Home (Family Tree #2) by Ann M. Martin. Scholastic, 2013, 240 pages.

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20. The Impossible Knife of Memory: Review Haiku

Halse Anderson
does it again: takes my heart and
rips it wide open.

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson. Viking, 2014, 304 pages.

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21. Best American Comics 2013: Review Haiku

Sign I'm more GN-literate:
I've read loads of
these picks already.

The Best American Comics 2013, edited by Jeff Smith. HMH, 2013, 400 pages.

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22. Roomies: Review Haiku

First impressions can
be tough, especially from
across the country.

Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando. Little Brown, 2013, 288 pages.

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23. Nine Inches: Review Haiku

Lonely hearts, fallen
heroes, and sad sacks get prime
Perrotta treatment.

Nine Inches: Stories by Tom Perrotta. St. Martin's Press, 2013, 256 pages.

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24. The Adventures of Superhero Girl: Review Haiku

Why am I just now
discovering the awesomeness
that is S.G.?

The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks. Dark Horse Comics, 2013, 112 pages.

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25. The Happy Atheist: Review Haiku

I tried, I did. But
this is just mean and
surprisingly ignorant.

The Happy Atheist by PZ Myers. Pantheon, 2013, 208 pages.

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