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Janie Johnson by Caroline B. Cooney

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I first read the Janie Johnson books in seventh grade. Well, only the first two books. I don't know why I didn't continue reading. But any who, this was a partial second read for me. I was so excited to read them again. I loved them so much the first time. It was a thriller and kept me on edge. I had to know what happened to Janie? This time was a bit different.

The Face on the Milk Carton (3/10)

Janie Johnson has the best life she could ask for. She has parents who love her, she's about to get her licenses, she's got an amazing group of friends, and the boy next door is no longer just the boy next door. But then one day at lunch, she looks at her friends milk carton and sees a little girl in a black and white checked dress with her hair in braids down each side of her head and suddenly, Janie realizes that it's her. But how can that be her? Because that would mean that her loving and devoted parents kidnapped her. That would mean that her life as she knows it is a…

Notes from the Upside Down: An Unofficial Guide to Stranger Things by Guy Adams

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I don't know about you, but I love Stranger Things. If you haven't watched it, stop right now and go watch it. Not because there are spoilers below (there are), but because it's literally that good. I'll wait.

Okay, now that you've watched it and fallen in love, and not just with Steve Harrington, but the entire cast and premise, you can read the review.

Notes from the Upside Down is a collection of all of the nerdy things related to Stranger Things. Now, I would never write a companion novel for a TV series, I'm more of a closet nerd, I'm very grateful for Guy Adams writing this, because now I can go watch all movies and TV shows, listen to all of the music, and read all of the books that are referenced and inspired the Duffer Brothers.

The book goes through each episode of season one (it's only about the first season, I don't know if there will be more for season two and future seasons). It gives you a little recap of the episode and then it starts…

The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes

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I hate saying this. You all know I hate saying this. But I don't know how good my review will be. It's been two months since I finished The Arsonist and am just now getting to the review. I'd like to blame the holidays or new job or finishing my degree, but those would all be excuses and those don't do anyone any good.

Ava Dreyman lives in East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall. She's tough, she's determined, and she wants a life better than the one she's been dealt. Molly Mavity's mother killed herself three years ago, but Molly doesn't believe it. Her father is about to be executed for his crimes. Molly's world is imploding on her. Pepper Al-Yusef is a Kuwaiti immigrant who spilled too much to a girl, has a seizure dog who's always finding new ways to embarrass him, and unless he can write some really good essays, he won't graduate high school. How are all of their lives connected? The Arsonist; a diary written by Ava, sent t…