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Lots to catch up on, so just a few thoughts on each...

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green:
Intriguing and engaging, excellent narrator, like that the protagonist is flawed, love the conceit of the book being a book within the context of the story. But that conceit was broken by the way the book ended, which was very much not where the fictional book within the story would have ended. But hey, mostly awesome and I'll very much look forward to the sequel.

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:
Immersive, very rich setting, full of gorgeous imagery, very effective portrayal of the conflict between public and private views of people, and also between love and fear of an abusive parent. Brutal and sad but beautiful.

Skate Kitchen:
Rather meandering, and a bit too keen on verisimilitude for my tastes, but an affecting story of teenage angst and the search for a place to belong.

A Star Is Born:
Excellent performances, compelling story and great music, but an unnecessarily downer ending in my view - entirely avoidable and very sad.

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