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RFLX Reads: The Casual Vacany by J.K. Rowling

 

TheCasualVacancyPagford is a small, ordinary English town, with ordinary people, who do ordinary things, in ordinary time.  That’s what it seems, at least.  When town council member, Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly , the true nature of this sleepy little town is revealed. Wars of passion, greed, and defiance rage between these seemingly ordinary people and the town council seat, left empty by Mr. Fairbrother, soon becomes the fixation for the towns seemingly ordinary conquerors. Lies, secrets, and revelations color J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel with dark comedy and all the drama she so famously coined in her Harry Potter series.  Her fans will not be disappointed. (Look out for the BBC television adaptation in 2014!)

 

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RFLX Reads: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

It’s 1991 and Charlie’s not the most popular kid in school, but he’s not at the bottom of the high school food chain, either. In his first novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower,  Stephen Chbosky intimately peers into the mind and heart of 15-year-old Charlie as he braves the dark turmoil of adolescence, in spite of his persisting depression and possibly as the result of an even darker secret, with the help of two older friends, Samantha and Patrick. Written in a series of witty, sensitive letters to an unidentified recipient, this novel is the voice of every generation. It’s relatable as it is humorous and, in turn, gives its readers a chance to burden a fictional character with their own troubles.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a modern classic. Remember: You are infinite.