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All You Need Is Kill
Hiroshi Sakurazaka
The Two Towers
J.R.R. Tolkien
The Society of the Spectacle
Guy Debord, Donald Nicholson-Smith
Les Misérables
Victor Hugo, Norman MacAfee, Lee Fahnestock
Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson I found this book both engrossing and extremely terrifying. The descriptions of mental instability, the obsessiveness, the internal dialogue, were dead on and it was emotionally and psychologically difficult, and sometimes triggering, to read. Anderson's prose is lyrical and poetic, but sometimes too flowery, the metaphors overwrought, and I'm not entirely sure about all the "clever" formatting of the text. I also generally dislike it when authors use present tense but here it was very effective; it gave the narrative a sense of immediacy-- I was right there in Lia's head, I felt all her emotions, her desperation, her fears.