Little Monsters // Book Review

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Kacey, the new girl in Broken Falls, moves in with her father and stepfamily, finding her new life eerily charming compared to her tumultuous past. She’s welcomed into a tight circle of friends, but things turn strange when her closest friends, Bailey and Jade, start acting distant. When Bailey disappears after a party, Kacey is left to navigate the town’s suspicions. Suddenly, Broken Falls isn’t so welcoming, and Kacey is at the center of the mystery.
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My Rating


Kara Thomas has a way of writing that always keeps me engaged, and this book is no exception. The story centers on a high school senior, Kacey, as she tries to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of one of her closest friends, all while grappling with her troubled past. She had a difficult childhood, and works to conceal her anger issues while living with her dad, stepmom, stepbrother, and half-sister.

What I liked most was how the story had many layers, not just the mystery. It made everything more interesting and complicated. The mystery itself moves really fast, and even though I didn’t always agree with what the main character did, it felt real. She made mistakes like any teenager would in that situation.

In the book, we mostly follow Kacey’s perspective, but we also get short chapters that are journal entries from her missing friend, Bailey. These were an unexpected, but pleasant, surprise. Furthermore, they really did enhance the story. Bailey’s chapters give us more insight into her character, and provide important details leading up to her disappearance.

“Hope is the most dangerous thing you can give someone.”

I kept changing my mind about who might be behind everything, which I loved. The author really makes you doubt everyone and throws in lots of surprises. Some twists totally caught me off guard, though I did figure out part of the ending eventually. But when everything was revealed, it was shocking and way darker than I expected—in a good way.

Overall, the writing is fantastic, and the ending is gripping. I could easily see this book being one that many readers finish in a single sitting. If you enjoy young adult mysteries, this is a must-read. Just a heads-up, though: it tackles some heavy stuff, so check for trigger warnings if you need to.

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Bunny

The Reappearance Of Rachel Price // Book Review

About The Book
Eighteen-year-old Bel has lived in the shadow of her mother Rachel’s mysterious disappearance 16 years ago, of which she has no memory. Rachel, presumed dead, resurfaces during a true crime documentary, claiming an unbelievable tale. Unsure of its truth, Bel questions Rachel’s motives and the potential danger she poses. With cameras rolling, Bel embarks on a quest to uncover why Rachel returned and the secrets she may harbor.
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My Rating


This book had me hooked from start to finish. The complex plot and unexpected twists kept me intrigued until the very end. Imagine your mom showing up after sixteen years – would you trust her? That’s the dilemma facing Bel, the main character, as she navigates who to believe and trust. It’s a gripping story that kept me on the edge of my seat.

One thing I loved about this book is how it keeps you guessing the whole time. Every chapter brings new surprises, making me wonder what’s going to happen next. I did get a bit frustrated with Bel since she always has her guard up and finds it hard to trust others, but the story is so gripping that it kept me interested with its compelling mystery.

The fact that there’s a documentary being made about Rachel’s disappearance and sudden return adds a really interesting twist to the story. It gives a whole new perspective on what’s happening, and I found it super captivating. Some might think it’s not needed, but for me, it made the mystery even more exciting.

“Making people leave her before they chose to go anyway. Same result in the end, because everybody left eventually, but it hurt less. That was what life was, choosing the way that hurt less.”

The book includes a bit of romance, but it’s mostly about Bel growing and learning to connect with someone. It’s not the main focus, so it doesn’t dominate the plot. However, it does add depth to her character and makes the story more meaningful. Personally, I enjoyed Bel’s love interest, Ash, even though he’s not the main character. Their differences made their relationship really enjoyable.

Jackson’s talent as a writer truly stands out in this book, with plenty of unexpected twists and a jaw-dropping ending that left me—and will surely leave other readers—stunned. While it might not surpass her earlier works, this book is a thrilling mystery that showcases Jackson’s knack for crafting engaging and emotionally resonant stories.

Overall, there were times when the story slowed down and the pacing wasn’t quite right, but the book ends with a deeply satisfying and intense conclusion. It has all the elements I look for in a great YA thriller – mystery, suspense, and plenty of emotionally powerful moments. If you love books that keep you captivated until the very last page, this one is definitely worth picking up.

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Bunny

2024 Mid-Year Book Freakout // Book Tag

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Each year on my book blog, I do the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag, and 2024 is no exception. I’m excited to discuss the first half of my reading year with all of you.


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Although my favorite might change, right now, it’s ‘Happy Place’ by Emily Henry. This romance novel is an emotional rollercoaster.


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I haven’t read many sequels yet, but I finished ‘Our Violent Ends’ by Chloe Gong, the second book in the ‘These Violent Delights’ duology. It was amazing! I loved the plot, characters, and ending.


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I’m really looking forward to reading ‘A Fate Inked in Blood’ by Danielle L. Jensen. It was a Book of the Month pick for me, and it sounds like an amazing fantasy. I’ve been in a romantasy mood lately, so this one is high on my TBR for the year.


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I can’t wait to read ‘Wisteria’ by Adalyn Grace, the final book in the ‘Belladonna’ series. I’m eager to see how everything wraps up, but I’ll have to wait until August 2024 for its release.


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‘Practice Makes Perfect’ by Sarah Adams was a letdown. I had high hopes because of its exchange-of-services plot, but it didn’t meet my expectations.


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‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid surprised me. In my opinion, it’s a historical fiction novel in with a documentary aspect about a 70s rock band. It’s not my usual genre, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.


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It’s hard to choose, but I’ll go with Rebecca Ross, the author of the ‘Letter Of Enchantments’ duology. Her lyrical writing style is beautiful.


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Speaking of the ‘Letters Of Enchantments’ duology, I have a huge crush on Rowan. He’s kind, intelligent, and has a way with words.


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Wendell from ‘Emily Wilde’s Encyclopedia Of Faeries’ by Heather Fawcett is my pick. He’s charming, cocky, and funny. I loved his character and his relationship with Emily.


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Aside from the previously mentioned ‘Happy Place,’ which had me sobbing throughout, ‘The Reappearance Of Rachel Price’ by Holly Jackson had me in tears by the end.


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The “Tea Dragon” graphic novel series by K. O’Neil always makes me happy. They’re cute, quick reads with lovable characters and beautiful illustrations.


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I’ve spent too much on pretty books this year, but “Five Broken Blades” by Mai Corland stands out. It has stunning, detailed edges. I hope the story inside is just as beautiful.



There are many books I’d like to read before the year ends, but two of my highest priority reads are “Two Twisted Crowns” by Rachel Gillig and “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer. I really want to finish these series.


In the comments, let me know your answers to these questions. If you’d like to listen to the audiobooks of some of these titles, you can sign up for a free trial of Everand using my link (click here). Are you a blogger? Then I challenge you to do this tag. Don’t forget to hit the follow button so you never miss a post.

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Bunny

Powerless // Book Review

About The Book
In the kingdom of Ilya, only the empowered Elites, gifted with powers by the Plague, are allowed to stay; the powerless Ordinaries are banished. Paedyn Gray, an Ordinary, survives by posing as a Psychic in the city. When she saves a prince, she is forced into the deadly Purging Trials, designed to display Elite powers. Paedyn must navigate the Trials and her feelings for the prince, all while hiding her lack of abilities.
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My Rating


This book starts off a fantasy series on a solid note with its strong plot, but it may not captivate every reader. I appreciate Roberts’ efforts in crafting the world and characters, which is typical for a fantasy series debut. However, I personally felt that the pacing fell short, and I found myself craving a faster-paced story with more excitement and action.

One of the book’s strong points is its magic system, which gives off a YA fantasy vibe reminiscent of popular series like “Divergent” or “The Hunger Games.” The main character, Paedyn, stands out as a powerful female lead, confidently strong-willed thanks to her background of survival. And then there’s Kai, the male lead, who strikes a likable balance between toughness and kindness, making for some really engaging interactions between them.

The story mainly revolves around Paedyn and Kai, so the side characters don’t really play a significant role in the plot. However, I found Kitt, Kai’s brother and the future king, to be intriguing. Even though he’s not a major character, I enjoyed the moments between him and Kai, as well as the scene with Paedyn and him. I’m looking forward to learning more about him as the series progresses.

As for Paedyn and Kai’s romance, it follows the classic rivals-to-lovers theme, and I thought it was executed quite well. Nevertheless, I can understand if some readers find it a bit slow-paced, especially if they prefer their romantic plots to move along more quickly. As someone who openly dislikes slow-burn romance, this one really got on my nerves. However, I have to give credit where it’s due—the banter between Kai and Paedyn was spot on. Still, it didn’t quite make up for the overly drawn-out slow burn.

“If I am to be her enemy, I want it to be because she loathes herself for wanting me.”

For me, the plot falls short of delivering any groundbreaking revelations, which left me feeling disconnected from the story’s twists and turns. While I wasn’t deeply attached to the characters, the ending did stir up a mix of emotions, making me curious about where the series is headed next.

The author’s writing style heavily leans into the YA genre, which isn’t something I love, as I’ve been gravitating towards more adult fantasies these days. Additionally, the book’s length feels excessive, lacking consistent engagement throughout its 400 pages. I feel that if it had been a bit shorter, I might have enjoyed the story more.

Overall, the book didn’t hold my attention from start to finish, which is something I always hope for, especially in a fantasy series. However, its solid foundation and intriguing characters still give me enough reason to keep going with the series. I’m curious to see where the characters will go from here and how the story will unfold.

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Bunny

Jo and Laurie // Book Review

About The Book
In 1869 Concord, Massachusetts, Jo’s first novel becomes a bestseller, and she’s pressured to write a sequel. Seeking inspiration, she travels to New York with Laurie, enjoying museums, operas, and a reading by Charles Dickens. Laurie proposes, but Jo, valuing her independence, declines and Laurie leaves heartbroken for college. He returns with a new girlfriend, prompting Jo to confront her true feelings or risk losing him forever.
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My Rating


This book is a retelling that transforms classic characters from Louisa May Alcott’s ‘Little Women’ from friends to lovers. The twist on the Jo and Laurie story is likely to be a favorite for many readers, even though I am personally not a Laurie fan.

I wouldn’t say that he’s a horrible character, because I actually enjoyed Laurie’s relationship with Jo and her sisters. However, I felt that he came on a bit strong in the book and didn’t want to take no for an answer. Despite my distaste for him, the author kept him pretty true to character.

But the star of this adaptation was Jo. I’m a huge Jo March fan, even though she can be a bit intense for some people. It was as if the authors plucked the character right out of the original story. They were able to capture her essence so well that even in this new story, she still felt like the Jo we know and love.

“He wanted adventure. Passion. He wanted Jo.”

The book was very well written and an easy read. That being said, I found that the writing style did not match my personal taste. The story’s slow pace and plot failed to fully engage me, but I can see how it might captivate others, especially teens, who are the target audience for the book.

The ending is tailored for those who always wished to see Jo and Laurie together. I think it brings a sense of satisfaction to their story, providing a type of closure that some people might not have gotten from the original book. Many people love a good friends-to-lovers story, but unfortunately, I never really saw Jo and Laurie as more than friends.

Overall, in my opinion, Jo and Laurie were at their best as friends, but this retelling takes them on a different romantic journey. It was interesting to see how the authors took these two characters and gave their relationship a whole new ending while still keeping their characters true to the original story. In the end, I must admit it’s a fun book, offering a fresh perspective on beloved characters.

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Bunny

With And Without You // Book Review

About The Book
High school seniors Siena and Patrick, dubbed Couple Most Likely to Marry, face a dilemma as college approaches. Siena questions whether staying together is right for their future, but before she can voice her concerns, Patrick announces his family’s move to Austin. Despite the distance, their relationship evolves during visits throughout the school year, leading Siena to rediscover her love for Patrick.
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My Rating


I adored this book and found it to be an absolutely charming young adult love story. Initially, I gave it 4 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it deserved 5 stars. This surprised me since I don’t usually rate this author duo’s books so highly.

The story follows high school student Siena, who feels defined by her long-term relationship with Patrick. She decides it’s time to end the relationship, but when Patrick reveals he’s moving, she ultimately agrees to try long distance. Siena hopes this will give her the opportunity to grow without losing Patrick.

I am team Patrick all the way! He was kind, understanding, and confident. However, Siena was probably the only downside of the book. She spent too much time debating whether to end her relationship, which became a bit annoying.

“The distance doesn’t matter. It doesn’t define our relationship, because we’ll always have this—being together—eventually. It’s more like a Temporarily Distant Relationship.”

Even so, I enjoyed the storyline. As a former long-distance relationship (LDR) girlfriend, I know how challenging they can be. It was nice to see both characters grow individually and reignite the spark in their relationship. I loved how the plot focused on the lack of communication, which is often what ends a relationship.

The ending was perfect! Honestly, there were some moments I didn’t see coming, which I loved. Normally, a young adult contemporary doesn’t have many surprises, so it was an added bonus to see the authors take the road less traveled.

Overall, I will probably continue to read this author duo’s young adult books. This is a solid contemporary that will make you laugh, cry, and smile. It is now one of my favorite young adult reads, and I will be recommending it to other YA contemporary readers. Hopefully, I will continue to find more gems like this within the genre.

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Bunny

The Eras Tour // Book Tag

Hi Friends,
I’ve been enjoying Taylor Swift’s album “The Tortured Poets Department,” which was released on April 19th. So, I’ve decided to do a Taylor Swift book tag. It’s called “The Eras Tour” Book Tag, created by Words About Words and inspired by Taylor’s awesome Eras Tour.


This was an easy pick because the only book that made me really anxious while reading was “The Do-Over” by Lynn Painter. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great YA romcom, but for some reason, it made my anxiety levels shoot up.
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I owe my love of reading to ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants‘ books by Ann Brashares. As a huge Gilmore Girls fan, when I found out that Alexis Bledel, who played Rory on the show, was starring in the movie adaptation of the first book, I decided to read the book first. The rest, as they say, is history.


Picking just one thriller is tough since I read a lot of them. But “The Family Game” by Catherine Steadman stood out for me in 2023. It’s a really intriguing thriller with a plot that keeps you hooked.
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Could Life be considered a villain? In “Foxglove” by Adlynn Grace, we encounter Life, the brother of Signa’s love interest, Death. While he isn’t malicious, he’ll stop at nothing to keep Signa away from Death for specific reasons. So, in my opinion, he played somewhat of a ‘villain’ role in the book, though he wasn’t necessarily evil.
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I think “House Of Hunger” by Alexis Henderson deserves more attention. It’s got a really interesting story and the writing is fantastic. I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did, but I’m really glad I did.
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I frequently read books with multiple points of view, particularly when it comes to romances and fantasies. One of my favorites is the Letters Of Enchantments duology. The first book, ‘Divine Rivals,’ is excellent, and ‘Ruthless Vows‘ provided a satisfying conclusion to the story.
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I’m not certain if this is my favorite mythical world, but I recently read “Emily Wilde’s Encyclopedia of Faeries,” and the world within it is fascinating. It’s a great cozy fantasy set in a world full of mystical creatures.
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After reading ‘The Love Hypothesis‘ by Ali Hazelwood, I can certainly understand why people enjoy her romance novels. It was a delightful grumpy-sunshine romance with STEM elements.


As an emotional person, many books have completely devastated me. However, one book that affected me in the worst way, and for which I wanted justice for the characters, was “Good Girl, Bad Blood” by Holly Jackson. This book broke me in ways I can’t explain.
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One of the very first books I ever binged was “P.S. I Still Love You” by Jenny Han. I remember staying up until about 2 a.m. reading this book. It is still my favorite book in the “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” trilogy.


There are so many books being released this year that I can’t wait for, but my most anticipated release is “Wisteria” by Adalyn Grace. I will definitely be reading this the minute it is released.
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Bunny

From Cover To Closet (A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder) // Toss-Up Tuesday

Hi Friends,
It’s been ages since I’ve done a fashion post, so I thought it was about time to bring them back. This time, I drew inspiration from the ‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’ trilogy. I’ve created three different looks, each inspired by one of the book covers from the main trilogy. There is a novella, but I wanted to focus this post on the main three books.


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Eclipse // Book Review

About The Book
As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?
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My Rating


This book is a bit of a rollercoaster for me, within the Twilight series. Let’s dive into the good and the bad. Starting with the downside, I have to say I wasn’t too keen on Jacob or Edward in this installment. Edward’s controlling behavior towards Bella in the first 30% of the book really put me off.

Jacob’s attempts to impose himself on Bella were just uncomfortable to watch. Their interactions lacked any romantic appeal, and I can’t fathom how anyone could root for Team Jacob. Now, if we’re discussing the movie adaptation, that’s a different tale altogether. His disregard for Bella’s boundaries, followed by apologies, felt manipulative and immature to me.

Now, onto the positives of the book. I liked that halfway through, Edward changed his behavior and gave Bella more freedom because, let’s face it, no one should be treated like property, no matter how much you love them. It was also intriguing to delve into the backstories of Rosalie and Jasper, particularly since Jasper happens to be one of my favorite characters in the series. Although the Cullens didn’t have a major role in this book, I enjoyed learning more about their pasts.

“There are no rules that can bind you when you find your other half.”

Another aspect I really enjoyed was delving deeper into the werewolves’ history. Even though they were introduced in “New Moon,” we didn’t get much backstory then. Seth is definitely a standout character for me. He brings such a fun energy, even though we haven’t fully explored his personality yet. Hopefully, in the next book, we’ll get to see more of who he is. My heart goes out to Leah a bit, because of the whole situation with Sam and her cousin Emily. It’s truly heartbreaking.

I’d say the main reason why this is my favorite, of all the books I’ve read so far, is because the plot was so fast-paced. Even though it’s longer than the first two books in the series, there wasn’t much downtime or what I like to call ‘filler’ chapters. Every chapter had something happening to push the story forward, and I really liked that the chapters were super short. I’m not a fan of long chapters. They tend to make a book feel more intimidating to me.

Overall, this is a highly bingeable paranormal romance series. Despite the writing not being the best, and most of the characters getting on my nerves, the plots lack depth, making them very easy to read. I wish I could discuss this book more individually than the series as a whole, but being the third book, it’s hard to avoid spoilers. Nonetheless, it was a solid read, and I’ll definitely continue with the series. Although I do feel like the plots have become a bit repetitive, with Bella constantly yearning to be a vampire and someone always trying to harm her.

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Cupcake // Book Review

About The Book
Cupcake isn’t the unnoticed girl waiting for a makeover. In fact, she loves herself just the way she is. But when she unexpectedly finds herself on the Homecoming Court, alongside a brooding partner named Rhys, everything changes. Rhys is mysterious and distant, and she can’t figure him out. As the spotlight shines brighter on the pair, Cupcake starts to question her feelings for Rhys. And, as the two grow closer, she realizes there’s more to both of them than meets the eye.
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My Rating


This book surprised me in the best way, since I haven’t been loving young adult contemporaries. I picked the book up on a whim because it has a plus size main character, which isn’t something you normally read in romance novels. Let alone a young adult romance. I wasn’t thinking it would be anything special, but found it to be such a quick and good read.

The plot follows Ariel, nicknamed Cupcake, who is shocked when she ends up on Homecoming court. Her partner is a popular jock, Rhys, who Cupcake thinks she has nothing in common with. But, as you could probably tell, the author follows the basic ‘opposites attract’ trope that is very common in young adult books. But, there was also an element of forced proximity to the story.

Ariel is a wonderful main character because she is very body positive. She knows that even though she’s a little bit bigger, that doesn’t make her less of a person. But, I found it to be very realistic when she did let comments about her weight affect her. It is hard to love yourself and your body 100% of the time. Unfortunately, Rhys wasn’t as fleshed out a characters, and it seemed like the author wanted him to be the brooding bad boy at times, but then made him the nice guy too.

“When I found out you’d read my favorite book series, some part of knew you were the one.”

The romance was very cute and wholesome. There was absolutely zero smut throughout the book, and not even really any talk about things more than kissing. Although, the characters are high school seniors, or possibly juniors, it leans towards the younger side of the YA genre. But, I don’t think that is a negative thing at all, since when I read young adult books, I expect there to be little or no spice.

The only issue I had was that the ending conflict was very immature, but I did have to remind myself it is a young adult book. Although, this is mainly a fluffy romance there is a brief mention of ED, which I know can be hard for some people to read about. There is also mention of mental health struggles and body shaming. The book is generally lighthearted but I did want to mention those possibly triggering topics.

Overall, this is going to be your typically young adult read, that I found to be breath of fresh air. It is a shame how underrated it is, since I could see a lot of younger people enjoying it. I had a good time reading it, and finished it fairly quick. So, if you are looking for a cutesy young adult romance, or have a teen reader in your life, I’d recommend giving this book a read.

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