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Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The

Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The

The tale of the relationship between two Jewish boys, American-born Sam Clay and his Czechoslovakian cousin Joe Kavalier, who meet when Joe escapes to New York during World War II and become life-long best friends and collaborators in the creation of numerous comic book characters. Their most famous creation, The Escapist, is an escape artist who battles Hitler. The book is one part fictional history of Kavalier and Clay and their circle of friends, and one part real world history, taking in Czechoslovakia, World War II, New York City, Jewish lore, Harry Houdini, and the golden age of comic books, with several real life figures, from Salvador Dali to Stan Lee, making appearances. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2001.

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This book is recommended by Meaghan, Holly, and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Choke

Choke

Victor can no longer afford to pay for his mother's nursing care, so he resorts to faking near-death at restaurants by choking on his food to gain money. The story is told mainly in the present day but flashes back to Victor's childhood in parts, where his mother teaches him to con people and talks about conspiracy theories. Often referred to as Fight Club for sex addicts.

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This book is recommended by Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Fall On Your Knees

Fall On Your Knees

The very dark story of the Piper family of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, which begins with the troubled marriage of James, a Scottish-Canadian, and Materia, a Lebanese-Canadian, and goes on to tell the tragic story of their daughter Kathleen and her sisters.

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This book is recommended by Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Fight Club

Fight Club

In an attempt to overcome dissatisfaction with his life, the unnamed protagonist of the story steps into the world of an underground fighting club which spirals out of control. Adapted into a move featuring Edward Norton as the Narrator and Brad Pitt as Tyler.

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This book is recommended by Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling's final chapter in the life of Harry Potter finds him on the search for Horcrux with Ron and Hermione. Meanwhile, the war rages on and their friends are in constant danger. Lord Voldemort is gaining power everywhere and in search of something to help him in his rise to power.

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This book is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Bonster, and Chelsea.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Invisible Monsters

Invisible Monsters

A beautiful young fashion model is horrible transfigured and is left unable to speak after an accident. During the stay in her hospital she meets Brandy Alexander who encourage her to use the tragedy to change her life.

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This book is recommended by Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

In a story told through the eyes of young Scout Finch, a black man in Depression Era Alabama is accused of raping a white girl. Scout's father Atticus becomes the accused man's attorney and faces persecution from the people in the own where they live.

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This book is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, Holly, Julie, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Twilight

Twilight

When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keeps his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his deep dark secret. What Bella doesn't realize is the closer she gets to him, the more she is putting herself and those around her at risk. And, it might be too late to turn back.

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This book is recommended by Chelsea, Bonster, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Watchmen

Watchmen

Who watches the Watchmen? In 1985, the Comedian is murdered and someone has it out for costumed heroes. Rorschach believes the attacks to be connected and seeks the help from other costumed heroes who have since retired.

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This book is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Wicked

Wicked

Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to be the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.

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This book is recommended by Holly and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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