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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
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Bad Machinery 2: The Case of the Good Boy by John Allison
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The Croc Ate My Homework: A Pearls Before Swine Collection by Stephan Pastis
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Fullmetal Alchemist 27 by Hiromu Arakawa
The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks
Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist by Tim Federle
Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse by Torben Kuhlmann
Lord and Lady Bunny—Almost Royalty! by Polly Horvath
Meeting Cezanne by Michael Morpurgo
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The Printmaker's Daughter by Katherine Govier
Quest by Aaron Becker
Red Eye, Black Eye by K. Thor Jensen
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The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures by Dave Stevens
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett
Shackleton's Journey by William Grill
The Swallow: A Ghost Story by Charis Cotter
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Fullmetal Alchemist 27: 09/04/15

Fullmetal Alchemist 27 by Hiromu Arakawa: This is the quiet ending to an excellent manga series.

Fullmetal Alchemist 27 by Hiromu Arakawa marks the end of the series. The book has three parts: the final battle, the immediate aftermath of the war and a glimpse of Amestris in the future. Despite all the hardships and the losses of life (and limb), there is a happy ending.

There is also a chance for redemption for Ed and Al, Lin, and to my surprise, Selim. Those who survived even with fighting on the front lines, have come out of the war changed people. Arakawa decides, though, to focus her last chapters on the positive ways her characters have grown through their experiences.

Do Ed and Al get their bodies back? Mostly, but they are happy with what they have. Does Mustang become king? Briefly. Do any of the homunculi survive? Yes.

After all those volumes of near endless battle scenes, Volume 27 has a very quiet, unassuming ending. It was a nice way to wrap everything up and say a final goodbye to the characters.

Five stars

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