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‘Brewster’ is an Unforgettable and Sadly Poignant Read by Mark Slouka

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I can hardly wait to read the other books Mark Slouka has written to see if they are as gripping, sad and unforgettable as Brewster. Ostensibly, a novel about teenage friendship, Brewster is anything but a typical coming-of-age story. Plots develop side-by-side as they charge through the book like they’re racing. Just when you get caught up in the love triangle of Ray and Jon and Karen, you learn to be afraid of Ray’s father’s cruelty, fear for the safety of Ray’s little brother, and come to admire Karen’s unbelievably steadfast commitment. Jon is on the track team and training for a race, Ray is fighting his battles – both physical and emotional, Karen is lighting up the narrative with…

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“Olicity” Watch: Souls Once Lost, Now Found

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! Squeeeeeee!!! What a great week to be an “Olicity” shipper. Arrow brought the romance, the character/relationship development, and Felicity referred to Ray as a Cheeto. My life is complete. Without further ado, here’s our “Olicity” Watch for 4×06, Lost Souls: Recap/Review: Where do I even start? This episode was awesome. And not just for the kissing (though that didn’t hurt). Felicity has realized that Ray isn’t dead and the team sets out to rescue him, eventually learning that he’s a prisoner of Damien Darhk. They get him out, but not before Sara realizes her bloodlust is too much to handle and skips town. In the meantime, Oliver invites Felicity’s mom for a surprise visit and reveals that…

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