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Reader Survey by Pew Research Center

"The highest percentage of readers by age was 88 percent, among the 18-24 age group, followed by 86 percent in the 16-17 range.

Tessa's nonfiction book review: Rabid: a cultural history of the world's most diabolical virus by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy

    Jacket coverOne of the new science titles, Rabid, out is a good study of the horrible disease, rabies. Rare in some parts of the world, this disease continues to ravage poorer areas in particular.

Tessa's book review: Dark star by Bethany Frenette

Jacket Cover    Dark Star is another young adult coming of age and into superpowers book with predictable romance. Fortunately, no vampires, just monsters they call demons. (But they still use their teeth.) Logically, her world has a few thin spots, lacking something in the visuals and the feel of it all, as well as in the makeup of the Beneath.

Tessa's book review: Ironskin by Tina Conolly

jacket coverIronskin by Tina Conolly takes Jane Eyre and turns it on its head.  Or face.  Yes, it's a mashup.  A pretty good one, but still another mashup.  I enjoyed it, though.  The characterization was pretty good, and the plot made sense, if a little confused towards the end.  In this Jane tale, Jane Elliot was wounded in the Gre

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