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Our Favorite Books of the Year So Far

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Erica and Tirzah discuss the YA books they’ve read so far this year that they’ve loved.

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Books Discussed:

The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros

Enter the Body by Joy McCullough

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

The Luis Ortega Survival Club by Sonora Reyes

Invisible Son by Kim Johnson

A Long Stretch of Bad Days by Mindy McGinnis

Cat + Gamer, Vol. 1 and 2 by Wataru Nadatani

The Do-Over by Lynn Painter

Non YA book briefly mentioned: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison