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  •  Swiftly Tilting Planet, for me. (2+ / 0-)

    I ended up with Wrinkle, Door, Planet, and Many Waters off a book order in middle school.

    I tried to read through her other books in high school and unfortunately my first pick had an unwarned plot of a grandparent dying of leukemia... right after one of my classmates had died from the same. Why the school didn't temporarily put it behind the counter or stick a post-it on the cover I do not know.

    Sex scenes in the high school library, THINK OF THE CHILDREN. Triggery passages that basically describe how one of the students just died in very explicit and gory (literally gory) detail, leave it on the shelf.

    Still haven't quite forgiven the librarians for that one.

    Planet is interesting because it's a very short book that covers a lot of different time periods. I later found an adult duology on the Madoc legend that Planet uses as an initial jumping-off point and practically squeed in the store.

    Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

    by Cassandra Waites on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 10:10:06 AM PST

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