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50) My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison (YA Fantasy, 320 pages)
This was a very fun book by Rallison. It was smart, unique, and avoided the lure of many YA cliches. I liked the twist in the beginning where you think the main character is someone else. Savannah, through the story, learns the frustrations of being known as less-than-smart, and proves that she is smarter than people think. I was amused by the cameo appearances by some of fairy tales' most famous. The resolution is completely satisfying. 4/5

51) Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street by Michael Davis (Non-Fiction, 384 pages)
Like many in my generation, I grew up with Sesame Street. It was an integral part of my childhood, so as an adult I was thrilled to find a book about the show's conception and history. I found this book absolutely fascinating. The sheer vision behind the show was astounding, as was the dedication of all involved. I actually teared up when Davis was writing about Jim Henson's funeral. Davis did a fantastic job detailing Sesame Street's predecessors, its creation, and it's evolution over the years. 4.5/5

52) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (Young Adult, 288 pages)
This is a book I wish had been available when I was a teenager because I know I would have deeply connected with it. Extremely well-written, engaging, and suspenseful. 4/5

53) Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (Science Fiction, 454 pages)
A very unique premise that added a level of suspense to the narrative. I loved it. 4/5
Tags: fantasy, non-fiction, sci-fi, television, young adult

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