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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Autokind Vs. Mankind by Kenneth R. Schneider
Bat and Rat by Patrick Jennings
Blue Pills: A Positive Love Story by Frederik Peeters
Bohemians edited by Paul Buhle
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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
Clean Sweep! Frank Zamboni's Ice Machine by Monica Kulling
Cupcake Cousins by Kate Hannigan
Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home by Catherynne M. Valente
Good-Bye, Chunky Rice by Craig Thompson
Hamster Princess: Of Mice and Magic by Ursula Vernon
Hunters of Chaos by Crystal Velasquez
I See Kitty by Yasmine Surovec
Little Robot by Ben Hatke
Locke & Key, Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill
The Long Utopia by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #3: Rarity by Katie Cook
One Book in the Grave by Kate Carlisle
The Outside Circle: A Graphic Novel by Patti Laboucane-Benson
Sherlock Bones 1 by Yuma Ando
Summer Showers by Kate Hannigan
Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman
Trailer Park Fae by Lilith Saintcrow
Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety by Marjorie Garber
Wandering Son: Volume 2 by Shimura Takako

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Good-Bye, Chunky Rice: 04/09/16

Good-Bye, Chunky Rice by Craig Thompson

Good-Bye, Chunky Rice by Craig Thompson is a darker, edgier version of the same tale told in Ollie and Claire by Tiffany Strelitz Haber. It's the age old tale of best friends, one who is a homebody and one who has wanderlust. Their relationship is put to the ultimate test when the restless one decides to leave.

Here the one with wanderlust is a turtle named Chunky Rice. The homebody is a mouse named Dandel. Sometimes, though, the friend who stays behind comes to second guess the decision and wishes he'd gone along in the first place. So much of this story is the near misses as Dandel tries repeatedly to find Chunky Rice, while Chunky Rice tries to come to terms with his new life on the sea.

There are other characters and plots too, all themed around second guessing BIG decisions. Though it appears to be a simplistic book at first glance because of the cartoonish drawings, it really isn't. There's a lot going on and there's plenty to think about.

Four stars

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