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Summer of Consequences Giveaway!

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by The Riveted Team

So far, for our Riveted Summer, we’ve had The Summer of Love and The Summer of Deception, and what we’ve learned is that whether you’re falling in love or deceiving someone…. That’s why our latest summer theme is The Summer of Consequences! We’re featuring six books that are full of questionable decisions and dire consequences. Our […]

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Blake Nelson on the Origins of Boy

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by Blake Nelson

I have a friend I was especially close to in college and in my early twenties. I was in a band when we first met, the only band on our college campus who dared to write their own songs and be part of the Punk/New Wave movement of that time. We were terrible of course, […]

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Like The Outsiders? Try This!

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by Danielle Finnegan

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton was hands down the best book I was forced to read in school. School districts have a tendency to pick perpetually boring books but The Outsiders is INTENSE. I distinctly remember reading it in 8th grade. Since it was 8th grade, English was only 40 minutes long and we would […]

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Reasons to Read

6 Reasons to Read Dangerous Girls

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by Sam Benson

I first read Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas when it was first released in 2013 and the story has stuck with me since then. It might be in part because I have a minor fear of being accused for a crime I didn’t commit (ok, no seriously this is a major fear of mine), but […]

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9 Haunting & Mysterious Disappearances

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by Julie Jarema

In A Void the Size of the World, Abby runs away into the woods behind her house and disappears. I’ve never been worried about going missing, but this book definitely left new thoughts and fears lingering on in my mind. In an effort to deal with this continuing paranoia, I fell down an internet rabbit […]

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5 Reasons To Read One Cut

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by Casey Nugent

On May 22nd, 1995, sixteen-year-old Jimmy Farris and seventeen-year-old Mike McLoren were hanging out outside Mike’s backyard fort, when four boys hopped a fence and approached them. Within minutes a fight broke out — during which both Jimmy and Mike were stabbed, with Jimmy eventually dying of his wounds. The four boys who hopped the […]

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Riveted Summer Reads: Summer of Consequences

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by The Riveted Team

Happy Monday! As our Riveted Summer rolls along, we hope YOU’RE having a great summer! We just wrapped up The Summer of Deception and what else could possibly follow up all that deception than consequences! Justice always prevails, the good guys win in the end, and for every action, there is an equal and opposite […]

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Don’t Mess with The Timeline!

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by Sam Benson

Time can be a tricky thing. So often we see characters traveling through time and creating alternate realities only for it to end poorly. Take Jonathan in In a World Just Right by Jen Brooks: Sometimes high school senior Jonathan Aubrey wishes he could just disappear. And as luck—or fate—would have it, he can. Ever […]

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40 Thoughts I Had While Watching “Younger”

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by Keri Horan

I just need to take a minute to make sure we’re all on the same page about something. Younger is the #1 guilty pleasure show on TV, right? Season 3 just came out, and I’ll admit that I’m a little behind. But I’m on the bandwagon now and that’s what counts! If you aren’t already […]

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