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Around the World by Matt Phelan
A Boy & a Girl by Jamie S. Rich
Clementine and the Spring Trip by Sara Pennypacker
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Down Under Donovan by Edgar Wallace
The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley
Expiration Date by Duane Swierczynski
Explorer 2: The Lost Islands edited by Kazu Kibuishi
Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig
The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Mud-Slinging Moles by Maxwell Eaton III
Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse by George Selden
Hildafolk by Luke Pearson
How to Make Friends with Demons by Graham Joyce
I Was the Cat by Paul Tobin
The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan
Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis by Jon Chad
Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
The Martian by Andy Weir
Marx by Corrine Maier
Rust: Death of the Rocket Boy by Royden Lepp
The Sea, the Storm, and the Mangrove Tangle by Lynne Cherry
The Sixth Gun, Volume 1 by Cullen Bunn
Sock Monkey Goes To Hollywood: A Star Is Bathed by Cece Bell
The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth by Ian Lendler
The Summer of Love by Debbie Drechsler
The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
The 26-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
Tune: Still Life by Derek Kirk Kim
Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham

Miscellaneous
The Gallifreyan Roundabout or Circular thinking and navigation
Genuine antiquitee, yes sir-ee

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



A Boy & a Girl: 08/14/15

A Boy & a Girl by Jamie S. Rich: Travis meets Charley on her last day in town and he desperately wants to get to know her better before she ships out.

A Boy & a Girl by Jamie S. Rich is about a chance meeting and infatuation at first sight. Travis meets Charley on her last day in town and he desperately wants to get to know her better before she ships out.

But this isn't just any boy meets girl, boy loses girl type comedy. No. This one is set in a future where artificial intelligence has gotten good enough that androids are becoming commonplace. There are even those, its rumored, who can pass as human, even to themselves.

Two panels from the book

A Boy & a Girl is the graphic novel thematic missing link between Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (1968) and Ridley Scott's Bladerunner (1982). Anyone familiar with either the book or the film will figure out what's really going on pretty quickly, but it's still a delightful and satisfying read.

Four stars

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