The Clique Chapters 1 to 4 – Why Would You Ever Write About 12 Year Olds?

I'm so hyped for this Gossip Girls knockoff trash. For those of you who were not preteen girls in the mid 2000s, let me give a brief overview of what the Clique series was. The first book, The Clique was published in 2004, and the last in 2011. And by then most of its readership had …

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Ah, it feels good to be back after an unintentionally extended hiatus. I apologize for the wait, I really do. I got caught up in a lot of things these past couple of weeks, including the Thanksgiving holiday, but I should have kept everyone better updated. Unfortunately, like a very smart person, I did not …

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Let’s Read 1st to Die FINALE – Twist and Shout

Hooooooo boy do we have a mess to get through. Let's just hop right in. We start in Jenks' point of view because why not. He's being transported in a police van just moments before the fateful, sex-worthy earthquake. He figured the steely-eyed officer was someone above reproach, whose commitment to his duty was unquestioned. …

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Let’s Read 1st to Die Chapters 101 to 110 – Same as it Ever Was

WARNING: Contains discussion of rape and domestic abuse I don't know about you guys but I'm writing this after a Halloween/Stranger Things withdrawal, so there better be something good going on right now. Sometime that evening, I found myself starting to cry. I had made spaghetti carbarona.... Chris put a cello concerto by Dvorák on …

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Let’s Read 1st to Die Chapters 91 to 100 – Shark Jumping Ahoy

WARNING: Contains mention of self-harm Lindsay continues where we last left off: on her victory train. Next stop, Claire's lab. "Charlie told me what he came up with," she said. "The champagne. Matching pantalones. You got him, Lindsay." "Match these" -- I held out the plastic bag [with the hairs] -- "we put him in …

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Let’s Read 1st to Die, Chapters 80 to 90 – [Not] Getting Away with Murder

It's kinda hard to tell from the chapter numbers, but we're kinda in the home stretch here. It's the last 150 pages! Of which half will be filler I won't have to talk about so that's kinda less than a hundred! Hooray! Where were we? Ah, yes. Turns out Jenksy had detailed all of his …

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