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What's the best book you read in February--and what made it so spectacular?
Copil: Dodger by Terry Pratchett. Set in Victorian London Dodger is up there with Railsea as a YA novel that expands what YA can be. The prose is typical of Pratchett in its wit and lyricism and his main character is a charming rogue you cheer for the whole way. I loved this book! It's not just my February pick, it's my favorite read of the year and will be tough to beat.
Jessica: The best book I've read this month was JUST ONE DAY by Gayle Forman. Paris + travel + kissing + self discovery + absolutely gorgeous writing = 5 stars from Jess.
Cambria; I read Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects and loved it! It's a dark mystery with a very flawed protagonist and a cast of characters who are so unlikable, you're instantly intrigued by them. I'm just in awe of Gillian Flynn's work!
Karen: Splintered by AG Howard. It was NOT light and fluffy Disney Wonderland, nor did it stay totally accurate to Lewis Carroll's version, but that's the fun of retelling a classic. I thought Splintered was brilliant--dark and twisted at times, but clearly that was the intention. Howard made my skin crawl and my heart break more than once.
Katy: Jess totally beat me to it, but I'm going with Gayle Forman's JUST ONE DAY as well. Such a gorgeous story of self discovery with a main character I could totally relate to. And Willem... Yes, please! (Honorable mentions to THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT by Veronica Rossi and TAKEN by ERIN BOWMAN - two stunning dystopian-esque novels I couldn't put down!)
Matt: The best book I read in February was EMPTY, by K.M. Walton. It's a terrible, tragic, heartrending story, but it's also a powerful and important read.