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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death
Maggie O'Farrell
Progress: 185/357 minutes
Gakuen Prince 2
Jun Yuzuki
Progress: 40/178 pages
Neanderthal Seeks Human
Penny Reid
Progress: 37/319 pages
Avengers and Thunderbolts
Pierce Askegren
Progress: 178/250 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

Reading progress update: I've read 48 out of 198 pages.

Missing Abby - L.A. Weatherly

I went looking for more interesting sounding YA or Middle Grade mysteries or thrillers and came across this.


It stars a 13-year-old (?) girl named Emma. She's learned that she was likely the last person to see her former best friend Abby before her sudden disappearance on Saturday. Something soured between the two of them a year or so ago - Emma got bullied for being a "freak" who played make-believe with Abby. One of the worst bullies was a girl named Karen, and at some point Emma had enough and asked her dad to transfer her to a new school, heavily implying that the reason she wanted the change was because Abby had gotten too wild for her.


So far, while I understand Emma's desperation to fit in, she also frustrates me a little.