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""Morals create a labyrinth of rules geared toward blaming the victim." Have you ever looked back on the classic fairy tales we were told as children and think, "was it always this messed up?" If no, then you're about to! HOW TO BE EATEN takes place in modern-day New York City and centers around a group of women, their trauma support group, and the reasons they have all found themselves there in the first place. Hilarious, moving, and empowering all wrapped up into one!" - Melissa
"This was one of the most unique and enjoyable fairytale retellings I've read! I particularly enjoyed the focus on the trauma experienced by the central women. So often, retellings just put a new spin on the original story (which is fun!), but this book focused less on changing the stories and more on how the events in them affected the women for years to come. Each woman had a unique voice and take on her experience, and it was fascinating to watch them help each other heal from their different - and yet still very similar - traumas." - Jeanette
"This book cut so effortlessly to the heart of not just its characters, but to their physical surroundings and all those they came in contact with. There are characters that were only on-page for a fraction of the book that I still found myself hoping to see again just to hear more of their stories, too. Nina LaCour has crafted two gorgeous stories here that are equal parts distinct and fatefully intertwined and I adore her for it." - Mariah
"I've loved Nina LaCour since her YA days and I can't wait for the adult fiction community to fall in love with her too. There's something about the way she writes female characters, complex and effortlessly cool and so real you can almost touch them through the page. YERBA BUENA is no different, and I love that we spend more than half the book following the two leads on their individual journeys before they even get together. You'll want to live in LaCour's prose, bathe in her lush LA backdrop, and befriend all her characters -- trust me, I finished this book in just two short sittings." - Michelle
"Nina Lacour's writing wraps you up in a warm hug. It felt effortless to connect to the characters. This book spans years, but you never miss a beat. It was a pleasure to watch Emilie and Sara grow, apart and with each other, through loss and through love. This book reads like a grown-up found family story, and I absolutely loved it." - Mallory
"In many ways, this novel felt like The Joy Luck Club for a new generation but it really does create a distinct and compelling identity of its own. The complex and different relationships the three protagonists forge between their religious views and their social lives (and how that affects their relationships with each other) was dramatic but relatable through its nuance. By the end of the book, the main characters will feel like your own lifelong friends and you'll be sad to part from them." - Zareef
(This book cannot be returned.)