Hey! My name is Audrie, I am currently a high-school student at Sturgis Public Charter School and I have been working at the beloved Eight Cousins for just under a year now. I greatly enjoy reading books that have a deep meaning or connection to the world as well as books that have me falling off the edge of my seat. I wouldn't say that I specialize in any one category or genre, but rather whatever I find myself flipping through that day. I love all ages and medias of books, from children to teen to adult, from graphic novel to memoir. This page will serve as an up-to-date collection of all my favorite reads, current or otherwise, that you can find in the store.

Currently Reading: The Hate You Give, Persepolis, and Now I Rise 

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ISBN: 9780735224292

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Published: Penguin Press - September 12th, 2017

Summary: When Pearl and Mia Warren move into Shaker Heights no one thinks anything of it other than possibly baking a casserole for their new neighbors. They rent a house from the Richardson family and Pearl and the Richardson kids become fast friends. Through a complex narrative and storyline, the author creates a whirlwind of emotion and connection that makes this book truly amazing. 

Review: I absolutely loved this book.The juxtaposition between the narator's family and the Richardon's places a heavy emphasis on the different social climes in our own worlds. The quality of writing within the book itself says enough on its own, fabulous. Don't take what I say lightly when I say that I HIGHLY recomend this book. 

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ISBN: 9780316213073
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 13th, 2015

Review: This is one of my old favorites so forgive me for not remembering the full storyline. The feel of this book is very dark and twisted surrounded by an air of magic and mystery. Entrancing is the only way to truly describe the way this book captures you and won't let you go until you have consumed every morsel of word from its pages. If you want a book to take your time with and get to know this is not that book. This is a whirlwind of emotions that grips you so tightly it seems as though no time has passed by the time you've turned the last page.  

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ISBN: 9781454926849

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Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 4th, 2018

Review: As someone who very much enjoys picture books and the fantastical things they entail, Business Pig is a step into reality through the eyes of fantasy that I appreciate greatly. Within its pages is conveyed the message that even when you are born a little bit different from everybody else, you are just as special and loved as those around you. The story follows a piglet born into a recreational world with a business state of mind. No one else on the farm really understands what he does but they all support him and pay attention to what he finds important...even his graphs. He starts to realize that he does not fit in with the rest of the animals and soon becomes desperate to move on. The rest of the tale involves him following his dreams and finding a loving home eager to talk biz with him. I have shown this book to all of my friends that come into the store and will continue to do so for all of eternity. Its fricken cute...get it.