Recensie: Since you’ve been gone

18189606Auteur: Morgan Matson
Titel: Since you’ve been gone
Genre: Contemporary YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2014
ISBN:9781442435001
Aantal pagina’s
: 449
Gelezen: Februari 2020
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Omslagtekst:
It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.

On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger? Um…

Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go skinny-dipping? Wait…what?
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Recensie: Anne of Green Gables

16127220. sx318 Auteur: L.M. Montgomery
Titel: Anne of Green Gables
Genre: Jeugdliteratuur classics
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1908
ISBN: 9780099582649
Aantal pagina’s:
468
Gelezen: Januari 2020
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My dislikes: Being an orphan, having red hair, people twitting about my red hair, being called “carrots” by Gilbert Blythe. My likes: Living at the Green Gables with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, my bosom-friend Diana, dresses with puff sleeves, renaming Barry’s pond the Lake of Shining Waters, coming top of the class. My regrets: Dyeing my hair green. Smashing a slate over Gilbert Blythe’s head. My dream: To tame my temper. To be good (this is an uphill struggle). To grow up to have auburn hair!
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Recensie: Black Eyed Susans

42774094Auteur: Julia Heaberlin
Titel: Black Eyed Susans
Genre: Thriller
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781405941129
Aantal pagina’s
: 416
Gelezen: Maart 2020
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Omslagtekst:
Seventeen-year-old Tessa, dubbed a ‘Black-Eyed Susan’ by the media, became famous for being the only victim to survive the vicious attack of a serial killer. Her testimony helped to put a dangerous criminal behind bars – or so she thought.

Now, decades later the black-eyed susans planted outside Tessa’s bedroom window seem to be a message from a killer who should be safely in prison . . .
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Recensie: Babe, you got this

35506591Auteur: Emilie Sobels, Martje Haverkamp
Titel: Babe, you got this
Genre: Non-fictie
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9789000355617
Aantal pagina’s: 191
Gelezen: Maart 2020
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Omslagtekst:
Van meisje met dromen naar vrouw met succes.

Steeds meer vrouwen zijn op jonge leeftijd al heel succesvol. Ze hebben een eigen bedrijf, een droombaan, een geweldige partner en een druk sociaal leven. Al die successen worden continu met de hele wereld gedeeld via social media. Je vraagt je vaak genoeg af: wanneer ga ík al die successen bereiken: die dijk van een carrière en een fantastisch privéleven?

In Babe, you got this. begrijpen Emilie Sobels (29, oprichter van Hashtag Workmode) en Martje Haverkamp (23, aan het begin van haar carrière) je vragen. Zij hebben voor dit boek meer dan twintig inspirerende, succesvolle, vrouwelijke ondernemers en zakenwonders om advies gevraagd. Hoe wisten zij waar hun kracht lag en hoe hebben zij hun doelen bereikt? Welke misstappen maakten ze en hoe blijven ze trouw aan zichzelf en hun idealen? Hoe verkoop je jezelf of jouw ideeën aan anderen? Hoe bouw je een ultiem netwerk op? En bovenal: hoe combineer je al je ambities met je sociale leven zonder knettergek te worden?
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Recensie: Tilly and the bookwanderers

32946432. sx318 Auteur: Anna James
Titel: Tilly and the bookwanderers
Serie: Pages & Co (deel 1)
Genre: Jeugd, boeken over boeken
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9780008229863
Aantal pagina’s: 400
Gelezen: Maart 2020
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Omslagtekst:
A magical adventure to delight the imagination. A curl-up-on-the-sofa debut from a uniquely talented author.

Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents’ bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape into the pages of her favourite stories.

One day Tilly realises that classic children’s characters are appearing in the shop through the magic of `book wandering’ – crossing over from the page into real life.

With the help of Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland. Tilly is determined to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago, so she bravely steps into the unknown, unsure of what adventure lies ahead and what dangers she may face.
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Recensie: The love letters of Abelard and Lily

33413929. sy475 Auteur: Laura Creedle
Titel: The love letters of Abelard and Lily
Genre: Young Adult contemporary
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780544932050
Aantal pagina’s
: 339
Gelezen: Februari 2020
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Omslagtekst:
When Lily Michaels-Ryan ditches her ADHD meds and lands in detention with Abelard, who has Asperger’s, she’s intrigued—Abelard seems thirty seconds behind, while she feels thirty seconds ahead. It doesn’t hurt that he’s brilliant and beautiful.

When Abelard posts a quote from The Letters of Abelard and Heloise online, their mutual affinity for ancient love letters connects them. The two fall for each other. Hard. But is it enough to bridge their differences in person?

This hilarious, heartbreaking story of human connection between two neurodivergent teens creates characters that will stay with you long after you finish reading.

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Recensie: The Night Circus

13611052Auteur: Erin Morgenstern
Titel: The Night Circus
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2011
ISBN: 9780099554790
Aantal pagina’s: 502
Gelezen: Februari 2020
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Omslagtekst:
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love – a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
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