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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, George Newbern
Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People--and Break Free
Stephanie Moulton Sarkis
Progress: 18/236 pages
Gorgeous Carat, Volume 01
You Higuri
Progress: 40/170 pages
Log Horizon, Vol. 1: The Beginning of Another World
Mamare Touno
Progress: 101/213 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
The Keeper of Lost Causes
Jussi Adler-Olsen, Lisa Hartford

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.