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The Devil's Intern by Donna Hosie (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on October 17, 2014 tagged paranormalscience fiction
    Mitchell, an intern in Hell’s vast bureaucracy, steals a time machine and tries to save his friends.

I'll Have What She's Having My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting by Rebecca Harrington (2015)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on October 17, 2014 tagged cookbookhistory
    Rebecca Harrington tries out the diets of historic figures and movie stars.

Fu-go The Curious History of Japan's Balloon Bomb Attack on America by Ross Coen (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on October 10, 2014 tagged history
    During WWII, the Japanese army launched over 9,000 balloons across the Pacific to drop bombs on the U.S.

People I Want to Punch in the Throat Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges by Jen Mann (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on October 10, 2014 tagged essayshumor
    Wife and mother Jen Mann shares her experiences and rants about the suburban housewives that surround her.

Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy A Memoir by Andrew Lohse (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on October 3, 2014 tagged biographycoming of age
    Lohse’s memoir of the out of control, mean-spirited, depraved hazing required to get into a frat at Dartmouth.

As You Wish Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes, Joe Layden (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on October 3, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    A behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Princess Bride, including lots of Andre the Giant anecdotes.

A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on September 26, 2014 tagged coming of agehistorical fiction
    Cleo volunteers for the Red Cross during the Spanish Influenza epidemic. She’s helped by a dashing medical student.

The Dirty Version On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard by Buddha Monk, Mickey Hess (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on September 19, 2014 tagged biography
    An in-depth biography of the Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard by his friend Buddha Monk.

Facing the Music by Jennifer Knapp (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on September 19, 2014 tagged biography
    Christian music star Jennifer Knapp stayed off the grid for 7 years before announcing her same-sex relationship.

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on September 12, 2014 tagged coming of ageparanormal
    Mara is apprenticed to the Messenger, a supernatural being who punishes wickedness.

Naked and Marooned by Ed Stafford (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on September 12, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    To test himself, adventurer Ed Stafford spent 60 days naked and alone on a deserted island.

The Contract by Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on September 5, 2014 tagged biographychapter book
    Young Derek Jeter writes a paper about his dream of becoming a NY Yankee. His teacher says it’s too unrealistic.

Deep Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves by James Nestor (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on September 5, 2014 tagged nonfictionscience
    An exploration of the origins, rules, and dangers of freediving.

All The Truth Is Out The Week Politics Went Tabloid by Matt Bai (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 29, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    The truth about the Gary Hart / Donna Rice scandal that erupted during the 1988 Presidential race.

Never Mind The Bullocks One Girl's 10,000 km Adventure around India in the World's Cheapest Car by Vanessa Able (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 29, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    A travel writer’s adventures driving the world’s cheapest car around India by herself.

Flash Boys A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 15, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    How the NYSE and other exchanges are rigged against smaller traders.

Enduring Courage Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed by John F. Ross (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 15, 2014 tagged biographynonfiction
    Eddie Rickenbacker was a mechanic, race driver, WWI ace, automobile manufacturer, and president of Eastern Airlines.

The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 8, 2014 tagged coming of age
    After her father’s assassination, Laila and her family flee from the Middle East to the U.S.

The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 8, 2014 tagged coming of agescience fiction
    10-year-old Melanie is rescued from life as an experimental subject and spirited into a world that is falling apart.

Inside the Vault The True Story of a Master Bank Burglar by Amil Dinsio (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 1, 2014 tagged mysterynonfiction
    The story of two brothers who planned and executed an epic bank robbery after a tip from Jimmy Hoffa.

Moonshine A Cultural History of America's Infamous Liquor by Jaime Joyce (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 1, 2014 tagged history
    A history of homemade liquor focused on the contentious decades after Prohibition.

Diamond Boy by Michael Williams (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on July 25, 2014 tagged coming of age
    Patson relocates to the diamond fields of Marange, Zimbabwe, with his family, but it’s very dangerous.

The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on July 25, 2014 tagged coming of age
    Rose tries to keep her popularity up so that she can spend the year on the reality TV show shot at her high school.

How the World Was A California Childhood by Emmanuel Guibert (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on July 18, 2014 tagged biographycoming of agegraphic novel
    Emmanuel Guibert’s graphic novel based on his friend Alan Cope’s tales of his California childhood.

Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on July 11, 2014 tagged literary
    Thomas kidnaps and shackles his friend in an abandoned military base so they can talk.

U2 The Definitive Biography by John Jobling (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on July 11, 2014 tagged biography
    A definitive, behind-the-scenes look at the band U2.

Gaysia Adventures in the Queer East by Benjamin Law (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on July 4, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    A gay Australian travels around Asia to see how gays are viewed and treated in different countries.

You Might Remember Me The Life and Times of Phil Hartman by Mike Thomas (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on July 4, 2014 tagged biography
    A biography of comedian, voice actor, and Saturday Night Live frontman Phil Hartman.

Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on June 27, 2014 tagged coming of age
    Two sick teens, a boy with a positive attitude and a combative, secretive girl, strike up a relationship.

The Hippest Trip in America Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style by Nelson George (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on June 27, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    The history of the influential TV show Soul Train and its influence on American culture.

See How Much You Love Me by Amber Hunt (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on June 20, 2014 tagged coming of agemysterynonfiction
    Teen Tyler Hadley invited his friends to a party at his house. Then he killed his mother and father with a hammer.

Half My Facebook Friends Are Ferrets The Diary of a Wannabe Metalhead...and a Ferret by J.A. Buckle (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on June 6, 2014 tagged coming of age
    Josh decides that his life must change before he turns sixteen, whether his strict mother approves or not.

Threatened by Eliot Schrefer (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on May 30, 2014 tagged coming of age
    Luc accompanies the Professor into the wild to study chimps, and also to rob him.

Console Wars Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on May 30, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    How Sega took on Nintendo in the early 1990s.

Shackleton Antarctic Odyssey by Nick Bertozzi (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on May 23, 2014 tagged biographygraphic novelhistory
    The story of explorer Ernest Shackleton and his failed, heroic attempt to cross Antarctica.

Invasion of the Overworld a Minecraft Novel by Mark Cheverton (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on May 16, 2014 tagged coming of agescience fiction
    Gameknight999, who likes to make Minecraft difficult for others, suddenly finds himself in the game.

The Hiltons The True Story of An American Dynasty by J. Randy Taraborrelli (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on May 9, 2014 tagged biographyhistory
    The story of hotel mogul Conrad Hilton and his (sometimes) out-of-control family.

Working Stiff Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner by Judy Melinek, T.J. Mitchell (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on May 9, 2014 tagged biographyscience
    A medical examiner explains the limits of forensic science, and tells of interesting dead bodies she’s seen.

The Boom How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World by Russell Gold (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on May 2, 2014 tagged nonfictionscience
    A detailed look at the benefits and consequences of the rapid growth of hydraulic fracking.

Caged Warrior by Alan Lawrence Sitomer (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on April 25, 2014 tagged coming of age
    A teen fights in underground MMA matches to finance his father’s love of women and drugs.

The Hit by Melvin Burgess (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on April 25, 2014 tagged coming of age
    Adam takes Death, a drug that will give him a weeklong, euphoric high before killing him.

Helheim Book 1: The Witch War by Cullen Bunn, Joelle Jones, Nick Filardi (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on April 18, 2014 tagged fantasygraphic novelhorror
    After Rikard is beheaded, his woman, Bera, reanimates him as a draugr and sends him to kill a rival witch.

Blood Song (Raven's Shadow Book 1) by Anthony Ryan (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on April 18, 2014 tagged coming of agefantasy
    After his mother’s death, Vaelin’s father gives him to the Sixth Order to make him into a weapon of the Faith.

Growing Up Amish The Rumspringa Years (Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies) by Richard A. Stevick (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on April 11, 2014 tagged coming of agenonfiction
    Amish teens are turned loose in the outside world so they can later decide if they want to commit to the church.

The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill by Megan Frazer Blakemore (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on April 11, 2014 tagged chapter bookmystery
    Hazel invites the new kid at school to help her investigate a suspicious new gravedigger at her family’s cemetery.

Backward Compatible A Geek Love Story by Sarah Daltry, Pete Clark (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on April 4, 2014 tagged fantasyromancescience fiction
    George and Katie’s geeky romance starts at a midnight video game release party.

Art and Architecture of Insects by David M. Phillips (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on April 4, 2014 tagged coffee table booknonfictionscience
    Black and white micrographs taken with a scanning electron microscope show the art and architecture of insects.

The 1929 Bunion Derby Johnny Salo and the Great Footrace Across America by Charles Kastner (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on March 28, 2014 tagged history
    Charley Pyle organized and promoted an insane, 3,554 mile footrace across the U.S. Not many men finished it.

The Price of Silence by William D. Cohan (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on March 28, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    When three Duke lacrosse players were accused of raping an exotic dancer, the media jumped on the story.

Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel (2010)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on March 21, 2014 tagged coming of agegraphic novelparanormal
    After accidentally sending a young boy to the afterlife, Frank asks his dead ex-girlfriend for help.

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