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About the book:
All she needs is one night to be anyone she wants.
Julie is desperate for a change. So she heads to New Orleans with her youth group to rebuild houses and pretend her life isn’t a total mess. But between her super-clingy team leader and her way-too-chipper companions, Julie feels more trapped than ever.
In a moment of daring, she ditches her work clothes for DIY fairy wings and heads straight into the heart of Mid-Summer Mardi Gras, where she locks eyes with Miles, an utterly irresistible guy with a complicated story of his own. And for once, Julie isn’t looking back. She jumps at the chance to see the real New Orleans, and in one surreal night, they dance under the stars, share their most shameful secrets, and fall in love.
But their adventure takes an unexpected turn when an oncoming hurricane changes course. As the storm gains power and Julie is pulled back into chaos she finds pretending everything is fine is no longer an option.
"Autoridade" de Jeff Vandermeer:
Após 30 anos, os únicos traços humanos detetados na Área X - uma estranha zona contaminada cercada de uma fronteira invisível e sem traços de civilização - são os que foram deixados por expedições sucessivas sob autoridade de uma agência tão secreta que quase foi esquecida. Face à tumultuosa 12.ª expedição narrada em Aniquilação, a agência tem um novo diretor nomeado, John Rodrigues, também conhecido por Control.
A braços com uma equipa desesperada e frustrada por uma série de incidentes e vídeos perturbantes, Control começa a desvendar lentamente os segredos da Área X e dos mistérios narrados no primeiro volume, mas a cada descoberta que faz, é forçado a confrontar verdades sobre ele próprio e a agência que jurou servir.
"Developing Minds" by Jonathan LaPoma
Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story follows a group of recent college graduates who struggle with feelings of alienation and their addictions as they try to survive a year of teaching at two dysfunctional Miami public schools.
A poetic and insightful coming-of-age novel, Developing Minds is centered on 24-year-old Luke Entelechy, an aspiring writer who sees his creative output suffer when he begins teaching at one of Miami’s most challenging middle schools. As the year progresses, however, Luke begins to relate to the neglect and abuse his students suffer, and is faced with a “haunting” decision: continue to let his dark past destroy him, or rise above the struggle to realize his potential as an artist and a "real" human being.
Equal parts disturbing and humorous, Developing Minds offers a brutally honest look at the American public school system and the extreme measures many teachers take to cope with working in it.