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Before There Was Mozart by Lesa Cline-Ransome
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A Castle On Viola Street by Dyanne Disalvo
Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie
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Demon Volume 2 by Jason Shiga
Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings
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Flora and the Peacocks by Molly Idle
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Happy Birthday, Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm
In the Beginning... by Arnaud Plumeri
The James: From Iron Gate to the Sea by Blair Niles
Just Us Women by Jeannette Franklin Caines
Knit Your Own Murder by Monica Ferris
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
Memory and Dream by Charles de Lint
My Secret Guide to Paris by Lisa Schroeder
No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
On Mother's Lap by Ann Herbert Scott
Peril in Paperback by Kate Carlisle
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation by Shannon Hale
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Saturdays at Sea by Jessica Day George
The Specific Ocean by Kyo Maclear
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Voltron: Legendary Defender, Volume 1 by Tim Hedrick
We Found A Hat by Jon Klassen
Zinnia: How the Corn Was Saved by Patricia Hruby Powell

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Happy Birthday, Babymouse: 03/07/17

Happy Birthday, Babymouse

Happy Birthday, Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm is the 18th in the hit or miss, yet still wildly popular, Babymouse series. It's her birthday and she's been so busy dreaming about it being her best one ever (even though she apparently has a track record of real stinkers) that she neglects to notice that Felicia Furrypaws is holding hers on the same day.

So right there, ugh. Rather than accommodating her best friends who said they would otherwise come except that they've already RSVPed, she blindly, idiotically (I suppose the nice word would be quixotically) believes they will come.

I really don't understand the bullying relationship between Felicia and Babymouse. Sure, it's a long played out cliched trope of the super rich bully deciding to pick on the middle class misfit but realistically they probably wouldn't even be in the same circle now that they're in middle school.

Basically I find the Felicia Furrypaws centered books tiresome at best. Bully driven plots get repetitive really fast. This one's a skip unless you've recently had bad luck planning a birthday party.

Two stars

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