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Takeaway: Very cool narrative style. Also, if a horse falls ill after drinking from a stream, stay away from the local water supply.
The Rape of Nanking
Takeaway: Well-documented but horrific chapter from Chinese history.
Takeaway: Keep your girl away from your handsome and charismatic brother.
The Lying Woods
Takeaway: I had no idea so much work went into harvesting pecans.
Takeaway: Definitely reconsidering the wisdom of my high school crushes and the importance of cookie cutters.
Takeaway: Revenge killing is never easy, even when the writing is beautiful.
Takeaway: It’s always good to be reminded about who’s driving the car of your life.
See All the Stars
Takeaway: Good friends are hard to find.
The Seven Torments of
Amy and Craig
Takeaway: Repeated heart-wrenching breakups were never so funny.
Takeaway: With dreams like these, you should defnitiely sleep more..
Dead to You
Takeaway: There are only two ways a story like this can go. Either he is the long lost son or he isn’t. It’s always fun to find out.
Takeaway: A lot can change in five years while you’re cryogenically frozen waiting for a new body.
Takeaway: The choice between the cute always-reliable next door neighbor or mysterious new boy who’s trying to kill you in multiple dimensions made me rethink physics.
Takeaway: Beware of classic novels that you steal from a missing teacher if the text is morphing into a different story.
Sometimes I Lie
Takeaway: Maybe don’t buy in hundred percent to what a narrator is telling you when the title is screaming at you to proceed with caution.
Takeaway: If a guy shows up on your doorstep with a french fry bouquet, say yes.
My Lady Jane
Takeaway: There’s something to be said for arranged marriages–at least when your betrothed is half horse.
Takeaway:If someone asks you to do a social experiment where you get to stare into a cute boy’s eyes for 180 seconds, maybe go ahead and do that.
Then She Was Gone
Takeaway: When an attractive stranger offers to share his carrot cake with you in a café, carefully consider whether the cream cheese frosting is worth the risk.
The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy
Takeaway: If at all possible, try to fall in love with only one of the brothers of your close family friends.
A Totally Awkward Love Story
Takeaway: When you meet a boy in a toilet at a party who immediately makes you laugh and feel comfortable, try to get his number. At the very least, don’t leave the bathroom without knowing his name.
Takeaway: If all the cheerleaders in your town die in a period of a few weeks (or any club or after school group for that matter), it’s probably not a coincidence.