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Cylin Busby
The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir

  John Busby's VW beetle was infamous because of all the bullet holes it was riddled with after a life-changing incident. An off-duty copy, John was ambushed and shot in the face while in his car. The harrowing story of one family trying to hold it together, and seeking justice is told in alternating viewpoints. 

  John tells his story of recovery, and wanting revenge, while Cylin gives her persepcitve of a 9 year old on the situation. Fearing for their safety, we get a sense of a... More

Reviewed by Michelle
Kate Karyus Quinn

Lennie’s dad is an infamous robber who left her in a Chuck Cheese 11 years ago and then mysteriously disappeared. Now at 17, Lennie is dealing with the untimely death of her best friend. Throw in a couple of uncles who make a magic-wish-granting moonshine and a return from the dead of Lennie’s best friend and you have an interesting story. At first Lennie does not realize how special the moonshine is, so she makes a big “oops!” by supplying it at Michaela Gordon’s party of the year.... More

Reviewed by Michelle

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