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OLDER FICTION
Aguirre, Ann

The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things

(4) YA Sage's positive attitude masks a horrific secret in her past. She recognizes a fellow wounded soul in hot new kid Shane, and the two embark on a romance with soap opera–worthy ups and downs. Uneven pacing and a lack of suspense weigh down this character-driven romantic story about recovering from the past and intentionally pursuing happiness.

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