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One of Charlize Theron’s most overlooked performances has her as a Gen-Xer wallowing in her supposed glorious days trying to get what she feels is owed. From the creators of Juno but a little more acerbic in its comedy – a female anti-hero with no socially redeeming arc or life lessons.
The Old Guard
by Greg Rucka
illustrated by Leandro Fernandez
This very pulpy and bloody book has some of that flavor of The Highlander as four immortals dealing with their endless lives when a new immortal emerges. They take their warrior experience and make the world a better place through combat and camaraderie, no matter the cost.
by Deborah Wiles
A number of perspectives – student, townie, member of the National Guard – explain the incidents on the campus of Kent State in May of 1970. The at-times sparse prose is presented in a manner that will appeal to middle grade students while providing a wealth of background information for those that may want to research further.
Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots
by Michael Rex
One our selected Summer Reading recommendations, this picture book presents the differences between facts and opinions in a simple-to-understand, humorous way – it’s a subtle, albeit necessary lesson.
The Ruin of Kings
by Jenn Lyons
A fun, inventive start to a new fantasy series. This has a fully-realized world, consistent internal logic, and a great story that doesn’t overwhelm readers who might be new to fantasy.
by Emma Donoghue
A retired New York professor and widower’s life is thrown into chaos when he takes a newly-found young great-nephew to the French Riviera, in hopes of uncovering his own mother’s wartime secrets. Great characters – loved watching their burgeoning relationship, with the backdrop of a great historical fiction story.