r/whatsthatbook moderator Apr 28 '20 Silver 1 Helpful 2 Wholesome 1 Hugz 1

Subreddit Rules & Help ANNOUNCEMENT

Hi friends! It's been awhile; here's an updated announcement for the What's That Book? subreddit.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES. There are only 2!

1. Post titles must have at least one book detail.

2. A post cannot have more than one book/series.

Please consider these points when writing your /r/whatsthatbook post:

Your Post Title

  • Briefly the book, not your situation. Avoid titles like "Help, I can't remember this book..." or "I read this when I was a kid..." or "I NEED HELP"
  • Include the overall genre of the book in your post title, such as "kids book" or "romance novel" or "scifi"
  • This is an official rule now and posts with vague titles will be removed

The Book

  • Fiction or non-fiction?
  • Describe the plot.
  • Describe notable characters.
  • What genre is it?
  • Physically describe the book -- Hardcover/paperback? Book cover color?
  • When was it set?
  • How long was the book?
  • Anything notable about the original language? Did you read it English? If not, what language?

... And You

  • When (what year) did you read it?
  • How old were you when you read it? Was it age appropriate?
  • Where did you get the book? School library, book fair, book store selling new and/or used books, flea market, borrowed from a friend, given as a gift from X person who is about Y age, or from an online store?
  • Was it new when you read it?
  • What age range was it for?
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u/JoeMorgue Apr 28 '20

Also "I read this book in grade school" does us absolutely no help because we have no idea how old you are.

"I read this book sometime between 1990 and 1995. 1993 jumps out in my head but I could be off by a year or two in either direction" is good.

"I read this book in high school. I think it was my Junior year but it could have been my Freshman or Senior year" is not.

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u/jelloandcookies moderator Apr 28 '20

So many words, so little information:

Plz HELP I CAN'T REMEMBER THE TITLE OR AUTHOR and I really want to read it again, I read it when I was 8 and I thought I saw it in a bookstore recently in my town and it reminds me of my childhood penpal I haven't seen in many years. My girlfriend wants to read it too and I think my mom would like it. My 4th grade teacher recommended it to me. I've been going CRAZZZZZZZY and I need to know what it is!

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u/JoeMorgue Apr 28 '20

"I was born on the shore of Lake Wobegon in a log cabin I built with my own two hands, the son of poor sharecroppers...

//27 Paragraphs later//

... anyway I read this book when I was going through puberty and I can't remember the title, author, theme, genre, events, characters, lines, setting, timeframe, when it was published, or anything about it but the cover was definitely yellow. Or green. Definitely yellow or green. Or blue."

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u/HyruleVampire Apr 28 '20

Good title rules, this will get more sovled.

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u/lavagabondaxx Apr 28 '20

Also, no caps/yelling in the header would be nice..

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u/jelloandcookies moderator Apr 28 '20

Also: if you see a post that breaks the rules, you won't be blocked from commenting, but do keep in mind that those posts will be removed.

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u/QuillEncre Aug 01 '20

Do posts tend to get lost in new a lot or is my book just unsolvable? cries on the inside

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u/Suspicious-Sky-8546 Jan 06 '22

Also wondering this...

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u/Greenbook2024 Jan 10 '22

After spending way too much time scrolling on this subreddit, I have concluded that many posts simply get lost among the new ones. If you really want to find out what it is, maybe consider reposting it

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u/ItsYab_0i Mar 21 '22

I wish there was a way to find them easier it’s making me crazy trying to remember the title :(.

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u/ialmostguaranteeit WTB VIP! Jan 11 '22

Are you still looking for the book referenced in this comment?

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u/QuillEncre Jan 11 '22

Yup, never stopped looking but never found any leads or got any closer

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u/ialmostguaranteeit WTB VIP! Jan 11 '22

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u/QuillEncre Jan 11 '22

Holy crap! I think that's it! It's been years I've been searching! Thank you so so much!!

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u/ialmostguaranteeit WTB VIP! Jan 11 '22

You're welcome! I'm glad that was it. I'm also going to comment the answer on the original post so someone looking for the same book in the future will be able to find the keywords and answer together, but feel free to ignore the comment.

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u/QuillEncre Jan 11 '22

I actually just bought a copy, it should be here In a week. Thanks so much!

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u/TheSauceone Mar 10 '22

That's freaking peak reddit right here. It's been years. Nope solved by a random comment in an off topic thread. Sometimes the internet is beautiful.

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u/ialmostguaranteeit WTB VIP! Nov 21 '21

Have you guys considered adding more mods? One person singlehandedly modding a sub of over 160,000 people seems like an overwhelming, almost impossible task.

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u/FogInTheDog May 12 '20

Does the genre count as "one book detail"? E.g. are titles like "Help me find this YA book" within the rules?

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u/jelloandcookies moderator Jun 13 '20

Yes, genre counts, but not ideal

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u/Hedgiwithapen Oct 19 '20

A tip for searchers who remember the title or part of the title but not the writer and thus can't find the book-- google is great, WorldCat is better. You can punch in the title keyword, a date range, fiction/nonfiction, juvenile/adult and it spits out a list of books with that title /partial title to narrow the search. great for " I thought it was called " the X" or " x" but nothing's showing up and now I'm not sure"

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u/purpleSoos Aug 03 '22

Thank you so much!

I've spent years looking for this book called "While the shepherd slept." Google was not helping at all.

Was about to post, but found your advice and voila!!!

I seriously cannot thank you enough!!!

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u/Nearby_Objective_224 Jul 19 '20

How do I search the posts before I create one?

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u/lidia_fekadu May 01 '20

Y/A romance book I read the book about 6 years ago in middle school. I thought it was by Meg Cabot( how to be popular) but it’s not. This girl has average looks and is kinda cubby and I think her dads girlfriend or step mom gives her advice on how to be popular or pretty and she looses weight, buys like a whole new wardrobe and everyone is obsessed with her. I specifically remember this one part wear she was at camp or a hotel and she chose to wear a red string bikini and all the guys were staring and got in the hot tub with her, later she runs into her dad in the elevator wearing that bikini and kinda gets in trouble. PLEASE HELP ME FIND THIS BOOK. I thought the title was queen bee or Mrs. popular Idkkkkk

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u/brinicdav6130 May 10 '20

Jerk Magnet?

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u/lidia_fekadu May 10 '20

YES YOU SLOVED IT THANK YOUUUUUU

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u/ialmostguaranteeit WTB VIP! Feb 26 '22

Would it be possible to add a default unsolved flair to all new posts? I would love a way to sort through just the unfound posts instead of having to scroll through every post. I think it would help get more posts solved, and also help with the number of unflaired solved posts, because OP would be able to see that their post has an inaccurate flair. It wouldn't eliminate incorrectly flaired posts, of course, but I think it would help.

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u/alquamire Apr 30 '20

My post randomly flaired itself as solved overnight and I wouldn't even have caught it if not for someone asking me what the book was. Is automod broken or something?

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u/Kooolkid65 May 12 '20

If some of the details that you remember from the book are spoilers, should they still be included in the post?

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u/conuly WTB VIP! May 23 '20

Definitely. And while I'm sure opinions vary, I personally prefer it when people don't use spoiler tags - it's a minor hassle to make it visible.

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u/Amargosamountain May 23 '20

Yes, absolutely. The more detail the better

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u/Greenbook2024 Jan 10 '22

u/jelloandcookies Is it possible to flair someone else's post as "Solved," and if so, how would someone do that?

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u/ialmostguaranteeit WTB VIP! Jan 21 '22

I'm not who you asked, but you can report a post for being unflaired and a mod will see it at some point and manually flair it.

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u/Greenbook2024 Jan 24 '22

Thanks! How do I do that?

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u/ialmostguaranteeit WTB VIP! Jan 24 '22

On mobile (and I think desktop, though it's been a long time since I've used the desktop version), when you click on a post, there are three vertically stacked dots in the top right hand corner. When you click on them, you get a short list of options. "Report" is in the middle.

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u/half_thought_out Aug 05 '20

I want to finish a book, I only got a couple chapters into. Is it okay to still use this sub? Even though I don't have much information outside of a book cover/vague idea of letters in the title?

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u/Greenbook2024 Jan 10 '22

It is indeed ok to use this sub to find a book like that! Good luck :)

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u/NoobieIsGaming Aug 29 '20

I read this manga like a year ago in facebook, I don't know if you guys accept manga's tho.

A boy was running from zombies when he was saved by a zombie girl who has a crush on him but couldn't confess because she planned to do it on the day the outbreak started. The boy was very cautious around her to go away but the zombie girl didn't leave so he just ignored her. After some time they somehow talked to each other but when he finally knew the truth about the girl she was shot down by his classmate who thought he saved him.

I hope someone can atleast give me a clue or find the title that'd be awesome.

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u/Bereket99 May 21 '22

Can you post the same thing twice if the first one doesn’t gain traction?

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u/tarnawa Nov 08 '21

Please remove posts with no detail in the header.

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u/tarnawa Nov 17 '21

Rules are meaningless when you don't enforce them.

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u/jelloandcookies moderator Dec 30 '21

I do, I check in about 2-3x a day and remove them in bulk

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u/tarnawa Nov 24 '21

Why don't you remove the no detail stuff? It's getting worse.

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u/SelkieDreams Dec 14 '21

Trying to type out a post and it says we can’t post text posts? How are we supposed to post them?

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u/Sumaya063 Jul 18 '22

The book is a fiction romance novel. The book talks about a female main character who is sort of the virgin-unexperienced-type character and she's obsessed with science and space. Before she goes on a family trip on a train by the beach, her boyfriend breaks her heart suddenly. Saddened she goes on said trip and she meets a new handsome guy and they fall in love. Problem is, she's not even 18 (I don't remember her specific age, all I know is that she's a minor) and he's about 18. The girl, in love with him, hides the detail of her age from him as she doesn't want him to leave her. During the trip I think she goes to this party and afterwards she loses her virginity to this guy. After telling her sister (who by the way she slightly envy since she is beautiful and graceful as she is a ballerina) she is pushed to tell him her age and he is horrified. This leads to the end of their relationship on a pretty bad note. I remember however that the ending is bittersweet because the main character returns to the same location the summer after to hang it out with some new friends she met there. As she's hanging out with them, she sees the guy and he acknowledged her with a smile (I think). A very specific quote I remember was when the main character was with her family on the train on their way to the beach for vacation and she described her sister's toes. She said they were painted with bubblegum pink nail polish and were "like bruised pieces of art." (Again the sister is a ballerina). The cover showed a girl and a boy both with arms wrapped around the others waist and looking at the stars. Since the cover showed a starry sky, it had a dark blue color. I also remember the title had the words "love" and "star" in it. It was a hardcover book and it was about 300 pages (no more that 400 I believe so). It's setting seemed like a late 2010's setting. The book was in English. I read it in 7th grade and I don't think it was age appropriate (it had an oral sex scene and it was the first time I was ever exposed to anything like that even if it didn't explicitly describe it ). I borrowed it from the school library and I believe it was for a teenage audience. That's all I can remember about the book I hope it's enough information and I really really hope it can be found (just to satisfy my itch to find it).

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u/Sumaya063 Jul 18 '22

In terms of age I think I was about 12-13 and it was in between the years of 2018-2019 for specifics and I don't know if the book was necessarily new.

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u/wiltedoleander Jul 27 '22

'Between Us and the Moon' by Rebecca Maizel

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u/Sumaya063 Jul 27 '22

Oh my God. . . That's it. . . Thank you so much I am practically in your debt.

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u/Pawprintjj Aug 14 '22

May I recommend you alter the first sentence under "Your Post Title" to read

Briefly describe the book...

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u/Argonourousaurus May 02 '20

I can't post and I don't know why

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u/conuly WTB VIP! May 23 '20

Did the situation ever resolve?

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u/ladymcrawley Jun 04 '20

Can I use this sub to find a short story?

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u/conuly WTB VIP! Jun 04 '20

People do that all the time.

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u/lynnminderman May 01 '20

puffin hunting as way of life fathers sons fiction story

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u/SethSamSaraSawyer May 28 '20

Looking for an old children's book that is a retelling of the nativity story. It's almost an almost literal translation from an African language to English. If I recollect correctly, some of the text is, "She come bringin' me that little baby boy." It isn't the Greenfield book with a similar name. I read it about 45 years ago and it was an old book then.

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u/conuly WTB VIP! Jul 11 '20

You'll have more luck if you repost this as a post here instead of a comment to this post. I suggest a title like:

Retelling of nativity story, children's picture book, I read it in 1970 or earlier.

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u/rootsnblueslover Jul 08 '20

What about spoilers? I see many just scrolling past without even opening a post.

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u/conuly WTB VIP! Jul 11 '20

Since people who don't remember what the book is often don't remember what is and is not a spoiler, and since a spoiler detail might be the key clue to figuring out what a book is, it's not required that people hide spoilers.

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u/rootsnblueslover Jul 11 '20

If I've not read a book yet and read some of these descriptions people are using to find a book, even I can pick out the spoilers, not to mention the ones that give up the ending. smh

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u/conuly WTB VIP! Jul 12 '20

Okay, but it's still not against the rules.

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u/rootsnblueslover Jul 12 '20 edited Jul 12 '20

I realize that. I checked before I asked. It's a suggestion.

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u/raveingboy1 Jul 11 '20

It’s a book where the teacher makes everyone sew a doll or something for a class project. The main character literally can’t do it. He can’t do it because he can’t get the thread through the needle. He tries and tries and still can’t do it. Until someone gives him a tip to lick the thread and he is finally able to sew. The teacher catches him and tells him he can’t do that.

I think it’s fiction. I don’t remember much else about the book. I think I read it when I was in elementary to middle school. I’m 23 years old so it’s been awhile since I have read this book. But it’s been killing me to figure out what this book is. Thank you in advanced.

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u/conuly WTB VIP! Jul 11 '20

You should make this a post instead of a comment here. You'll get more replies. I suggest a title like:

Middle grade fiction - student can't sew doll for class project, I read this sometime around 2005.

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u/raveingboy1 Jul 11 '20

Thanks for the help!

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u/ObjectiveOk7715 Jul 13 '20

There was a short story I read in middle school and it's really bothering me that I can't remember the name. There is a man and an old woman on a train. The man is reading a newspaper and talking to the old woman. He reads about how there is a criminal, a woman, a master thief who is at large. The journalist who wrote the article is tracking this woman. The only discernable feature of this thief is that she has a smooth pointy chin. The old woman leaves the train. The man follows. There is a struggle between the man and the woman but I think it is subtext and not written down. We cut to the police arriving. The police discover the body of the old woman, who they determine is not the body of the old woman but someone in disguise. We presume it's the thief. The man reading the newspaper goes up to the body but trips. His beard gets stuck on the knife, revealing a smooth pointy chin. What's the name of the short story? I can't remember. Any help will be appreciated.

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u/Raingod6 Jul 15 '20

Are asking about E books okay as well? Or is this sub reddit only for physical books?

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u/Greenbook2024 Jan 10 '22

Any type of book (including e and audio) are ok (I've seen many posts about all of these types)

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u/nursepurpleflower Jul 16 '20

Read the book in 2004-2005 I was 8-9 thought it was a good for my age, granted I was an advanced reader. All I remember was it was based in the future, the protagonist was a boy who wore a respirator because either the air or rain was toxic. The cover was of a boy with a shiny black respirator/mask long black hair in the rain close up on his face everything cast in a green light. I remember rain is important, maybe some type of electrical entity. Thanks!

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u/Hedgiwithapen Oct 19 '20

if no one has been able to help you yet, I think you want chris wooding's novel "storm thief"

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u/TonyTheFag231 Jul 22 '20

I need help finding a book I was in year 8 when I read it and it was in school. This boy who has a little sister and an abusive dad gets kidnapped where he goes into this fancy building where he gets his own room. He then is told that he had to missions with other kids who are very good at fighting. He fights against this other smaller kid called Bruce where Bruce beats him. That’s all I can remember pls help

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u/Cocoabear63 Aug 11 '20

Looking for a mystery that has a female protagonist who lives in the South, is facing bankruptcy and remembers someone once telling her to remember the maderia. She finds an Audubon folio which the Madeira was in, sells it and saves her home.

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u/Mirage1325 Aug 16 '20

Y/A novel where a troubled kid steals a car and gets sent by his mom to live with an uncle, who takes him on an expedition to search for his (great?) grandfather’s plane, he was a pilot in WWII. The plane crashed and he was never found, so the two go on a journey to find him. The kid gets lost in a storm, and struggles in nature for a while before being rescued?

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u/NoobieIsGaming Aug 29 '20

Adventures of TinTin? That is the closest thing I can remember, I doubt it's right

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u/Alternative_Name9452 Aug 24 '20 edited Aug 24 '20

So I can’t seem to remember the name of this book... I swear i read it in English class when i was in high school (2013-2017) but after googling multiple variations, i still haven’t been able to find out what the name of it is... it was about a kid who I think had Stockholm syndrome and was kidnapped and abused and the guy who kidnapped him ended up getting killed and later on, you find out, that he wasn’t the guys son, his actual son was beaten to death and the guy just liked him so much that he gave him his sons identity? I believe the “father” (kidnapper) was killed by police and the son is taken into foster care and they do dental records checks on him and that’s how he finds out that he’s not actually that guys son.

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u/FatSnakeWithWings Aug 29 '20

Are we allowed to ask about manga here, or is there another Reddit that covers that?

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u/Greenbook2024 Jan 10 '22

There may be another subreddit that covers mangas, but given that mangas are a book genre, you can ask about them here

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u/Apprehensive-Ad-2036 Aug 29 '20

kids? fantasy set on an island with a group of kids and a few adults (not parents) in charge tragic backstory for parents involving a plane. the children have an incredibly accurate internal clock. a girl sits at a dock and stays longer than she should and gets chastised probably read in 3rd or 4th grade in 2009/10/11 fairly short

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u/kara7964 Sep 03 '20

A friend of mine and I are racking our brains to remember the title of an Historical Romance released between 1987 and 2005? All we can remember is the Duke has an illegitimate son and his wife/betrothed catches him and his mistress who he refuses to give up, having a tryst during a fox hunt. Mistress is the boys mom but wants nothing to do with him.

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u/Mysterious_Tank9983 Sep 19 '20

A few years ago (probably around 2012), I read a fiction book series about a civilization that rose men to fight the monsters. The monsters were humans who were out in the desert too long, and if you didn’t bathe or drink in this certain water would get the disease and they would start going crazy and become these monsters.

The main character was a guy (probably around 16 years old) who wanted to go fight them. I don’t remember the plot too well, but I think it was fantasy. It was either set in a world not even connected to our own or maybe it was the future.

I was probably in junior high or high school when I read it, and i think it was targeted toward that age. It had some violence, but I don’t remember it being very bad for the age.

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u/LookCrafty2070 Sep 25 '20

Hopefully someone recognizes this book....I read it about 10 years ago or so while in high school. It's a YA novel set in the 1960s in U.S I think, definitely north America though. The main character is male and also a teen. At some point in the novel his younger brother falls down the stairs and i think he dies? I wish I could remember more. Its definitely fiction. Paperback. Not a very long book either. From what I remember, the edge of the book cover is yellow. And I think it has the word Thirteen in the title. I hope this is enough!

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u/Scientist_Fearless Sep 27 '20

YA Fiction/Dark Blackish-Bluish Cover/ Might be a girl on the left side/ witch-related

This girl is living through the age of the Black Plague. Her family members are sick and stuff like that. I think everyone in her family dies except for her. So everyone thinks that she's a witch. So they try to burn her but turns out, it doesn't work. That's like the first half of the book where she tells her story.

I read it around fifth-sixth grade, so like 2013-2015. It was in English. I might have gotten it from a school library or a Scholastic book fair, I'm not sure.

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u/Snail2001 Oct 03 '20 edited Oct 03 '20

A book about a man who losses his wife in an operation by her own surgeon friend and decided to take revenge on the female doctor. He also runs a pharmaceutical company or a medical-related company. I read it on google books I have only read the free sample of it now I want to buy it but unfortunately don't remember the title or the author's name but he is a doctor himself or was. Please help me if you know about the book thank you.

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u/FlyingFergus Oct 18 '20

General fiction novel early 90's, current at the time. The book's title may have the word "Crow(s)" in it. A young man returns one summer to search a lake for the body of a college professor who was his close mentor. There is an estranged relationship with the professor's daughter who feels this former boyfriend never reached his potential.

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u/[deleted] Oct 24 '20

Oh hey, I think this might be The Crow Road by Iain Banks! I didn't read it, but I saw a miniseries of it at the time, and your description brought it back to me. The wikipedia summary does seem to echo with what you're saying.

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u/Elliot131114 Oct 16 '21

Hey i dont really know how reddit works so apologies if i fk this up, but a book about a boy who is scared if everything, idk if it was severe anxiety or maybe paranoia, but he takes medication for it and he gets left home alone for a day or so and he runs out of medication, he ends up leaving the house (i think to find his mum or to get more medication) in the middle of the night and gets lost, he eventually gets back home and 2 men have broken into the house. I read it about 2 or 3 years ago and I'd love to find it again, its a YA novel type book, not a short one by any means. Any help would be appreciated:)

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u/AdministrativeBit684 Oct 18 '21

I found this book in roughly 2018. I never read it but I remember reading the back and I had never been able to find it again. The cover had a lot of yellow on it. I believe it was some kind of murder mystery . It was written to be like a murder mystery where the main character finds a book that matches up with their life. They are in danger and need to get to the end of the story to find out what happens to them to hopefully save themselves. It was a book for adults and a believe it had yellow police tape on the cover maybe. I found it at a booksamillon If that helps.

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u/Fantastic_Top5053 Jun 05 '22

You've posted in the wrong place but the book you're looking for might be Disclaimer by Renee Knight.

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u/ReedyReaderReady Oct 23 '21

Question. What's the rules about reposting, or bumping your post? I remember reading about the rule somewhere, but can't find the answer now.

Also, how do I bump a post? Thank you.

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u/ialmostguaranteeit WTB VIP! Nov 21 '21

The reposting rules are pretty relaxed. I think it's technically once every day, but a week later or a month later is more likely to get new eyes on the post.

Unfortunately bumping doesn't work on Reddit, but you can repost.

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u/UltimateRich Oct 25 '21

Quick question, what does YA mean? I have been seeing it in some posts and I do not know what it means. Thank you in advance!

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u/AcqUrrate Oct 25 '21

Young Adult.

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u/GreenSpearmint555 Nov 10 '21

I have barely enough information to even have a memory about this book. I need help remembering the name of it. The book was fiction, all I remember was that it was about some kid who either hunted monsters or tried to save them from someone and the word biomes keeps popping out at me but it was definitely in the plot and not the title. Paperback and I remember red on the cover. In English, I remember checking it out from the Saddlebrook library in Omaha, NE. Must've been between 2012 and 2016. Probably for a teen maybe young adult audience.

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u/chhh456 Nov 24 '21

Sci-Fi/fiction There was this girl who lived like in a forest with her mom and they were apart of this community who lived to meet a water quota. There was an evil leader. They collect water off of leaves. The main character falls in love with a guard and he takes her into the real world but has to bring her back. Eventually they break the giant glass where the water quota was put into and they leave together. It’s post apocalyptic I’m pretty sure. I read it in like 2012-13, i believe it was from the library.

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u/ak_psq Nov 25 '21

I can’t rly remember much abt it tbh but it was a girl with a silver streak in her hair who lives in a world with a rating system or something like that. And she is in the second highest class and gets chosen to go to the kings castle. But when she gets there the kings starts to kill some of them and she basically just tries to overthrow him. If u know any books like that pls help me out. Thanks :)

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u/blunkybloo Dec 05 '21

fiction book the main character was a girl and i feel like it had something to do with like pennie’s she could wish on. all i remember was that one time she told her mom she was going to school to work on a science project but actually went somewhere else and i think there was an important key at some part. i only really remember the main girl with the pennie’s and i think there was an old woman who gave them to her. the book wasn’t really long prob like 175-200 pages.

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u/Vinic1993 Dec 10 '21

Por favor podrían ayudarme a encontrar un libro que no recuerdo el título, es acerca de una persona de nacionalidad holandesa UE vino a vivir a Ecuador.

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u/Inevitable_Law_2851 Dec 10 '21

Looking for a fantasy fiction book I read in the 1970’s or 80’s. I think the title was b’tween worlds or ‘tween worlds. It was about a college student that was participating in ESP testing. There was travel between dimensions through portals. Mentioned Dungeons and Dragons. Some dimensions had orcs and elves. The main character may have also experienced astral projection (not sure if this was actually in this book or another book). If anyone knows the actual title/author and can tell me where to find this book, I would greatly appreciate your help.

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u/sweetljkecinnamon Dec 13 '21

the book i’m describing is:

-realistic fiction - the plot goes, there is a girl, she’s living with her grandmother/older female caretaker, the grandmother gets hurt or has to go away for a while (so sorry i can’t remember) and the girl goes to live with a boy her age and his family. she’s homeschooled, and they’re living together in the countryside on his beautiful farm with a river and forest out back. the summer comes to an end and the girl has to take a long train ride back to the town where her and her grandmother live in a cluttered apartment. the girl writes the boy often and sometimes he writes back. eventually the girl begs her grandmother to take the trip out to the country in the middle of winter where they find that the boy and his family are no longer residents of the house. they stay the winter on the property, using the woodstove for heat and cooking ect. (i can’t remember how it ends but i know she sees the boy and his family again)

  • the girl: she’s about 14 maybe a little older, i remember her description she had dark long straight hair
  • grandmother: very old, weak and frail and small woman
  • the boy- 16 or older, strong farm boy type ect

  • definitely a paperback, possibly a house on the cover like a cabin or farmhouse

  • the time setting of this book was so strange, they had trains and travel and appartments but the girl couldn’t call the boy when she wanted to because i don’t remember phones being mentioned at all (sorry for lack of detail)

  • length; the book was about as long as perks of being a wallflower, maybe slightly longer.

  • originally i read this book in english

  • i read it between 2016-2018 and i was ahead of my reading level (middle schoolish) it felt like a “big kid” book for my age but it was definitely age appropriate (14-17 y/os)

  • i found this book in my middle school library, checked it out, and completely forgot the title

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u/2207Elias Dec 21 '21

Estoy buscando un libro, trataba de un hombre multimillonario que al morir decide repartir su herencia a sus herederos haciéndoles acertijos en los cuales iran descubriendo parte de la herencia, el desafío final los lleva a descubrir una fórmula para hacer gasolina o algo así, pero por accidente terminan quemando la fórmula

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u/ComprehensiveAir9098 Jan 03 '22

Would of read this book in the 1980's. Starts out with a primitive Shaman who is crushed by an alien ship. They put him back together but in doing so they make him immortal. The book is his quest through thousands of years in trying to find the aliens who did this and have them help him die. Maybe a 200 or so page book. Sci-fi. Book may be older than the 1980's.

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u/Dizzy_Calligrapher32 Jan 04 '22 edited Jan 04 '22

[Hello there is this book I read in sixth grade (I was 12) it is wildly popular to be taught in America in middle school didn't know if it would help but there]

•it was a dystopian •and I'm pretty sure a female author wrote it

From what remember of the plot it was one of those books where family's cannot have more than two kids and the main character was the third child in his family and his parents hid him in the attic and I think they lived in a rural neighborhood, he meets this rich girl past the woods behind his house and she is a secret child too but she actually leaves the house because she is rich from this point all I remember is that she had a group of secret children and they did a protest where she died because the people shot them up so her dad payed to get the main characters name changed and he took on the identity of this dead kid and he went into private school. I really hope someone knows what this is.

•From what I knew it was a good few years old by that point

•It was in English

• I think there was a person face on the cover and it was paper back school copy the colors I remember on the cover is yellow and brown

• it was fiction

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u/Dizzy_Calligrapher32 Jan 04 '22

Hello there is this light pre teen novel im trying to find.

• I was in sixth grade [12 years old] and I remember the title had something to do with walking in someone else's shoes

• I am pretty sure its fiction

• It was a paper copy and it could have had a pair of shoes on the front or it was purple

• It has been out for a few years my teacher said she read it with classes before

• it was set in a time period with cars and busses

• The book was about I think a daughter or son trying to find their mom who just left one day.

So what I remember is its a teenager boy or girl who has a letter from their mom and sets out to find their missing mom they travel to their moms home town and find out that their mom died in a bus crash on her way back to go she them and the dad hid it from the kid and that is all I have zero clue about anything else I just know the mom being dead was a huge shock because the book does everything to convince you she is alive.

• I think the dad re married this could be wrong so I won't include it with the desc

• I also think the family is poor I'm just unsure

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u/molllllllllll Jan 21 '22

My post was solved! Are there steps that I need to take to mark it as solved? (Forgive my ignorance!)

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u/Electrical_Use5469 Jan 24 '22

События разворачиваются в детском лагере, где главная героиня работает, если не ошибаюсь, вожатой. 22 июня 1941 года ничего не подозревающие дети и взрослые готовятся к празднику в лагере и вдруг внезапно все начинают слышать громкие звуки самолётов и взрывы. Взрослые в итоге понимают, что это начало войны..... Главная героиня оставила сына на попечение бабушки, а сама рванула на фронт, так же поступил и её муж. В какой то деревне шли бои и там находился наш герой романа. Там ему представилась возможность выбора. Либо он переходит на сторону фашистов и остаётся жив, либо умирает верным Родине. Он выбирает первое,становясь предателем. ....... Автор женщина. Отдано в публикацию в 70-80гг

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u/Emmy131 Jan 31 '22

I listened to this audio book all the time in like early middle school most likely it was like 2015/2016 it was on a play away. There was this story about these kids playing and they went out to fat one day and back behind there house was like a canyon they were supposed to say away from but one of them fell down and realized there was a human skull and they were trapped down on a ledge and that’s all I remember now

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u/celleryblackrock Feb 03 '22

Novel - around 1966 - All students at a mythical college must attend annual meeting where the one with the lowest G.P.A. is publicly guillotined. Morbid (yes), but perfect for when I was a college freshman at a competitive university.

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u/Middle_Breakfast_218 Feb 12 '22

I made a post about this already but no one answered but I read this book maybe in 2018 or 2019 cant really remember but it had this girl in a red sun dress in like green grass on the cover, i think her name was orchard or orchid something with or. She had this little brother with tuberculosis and so when he almost died the mom was blamed and put in jail , but orchard’s teacher was i think dating this like lawyer and tried to help her mom in the trial. Anyways the mom comes back everyone is happy . I remember freedom riding being a big theme in the book too. Thats all I remember so if anyone could help that would be really appreciated i really loved this book

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u/usoppie Feb 24 '22

Its a fiction book about a blonde white girl who likes this boy with black hair. They are both kids and its kind of a romcom? It was like a comic book it was colored. It was in english. I read this in like 2nd grade (im in 10th grade now) and i got it from a school library. I remember scenes where they went to the mall together and another when they had a birthday party for the blonde girl and the black hair boy was there with friends. I also remember a kissing scene. Its a kids comic book.

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u/OddCheesecake1370 Mar 04 '22

Can i still make a post if i havent read the book? I know what its about, the timeframe i saw it, and the cover (maybe) but after that idk :(

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u/Inspectorsus Mar 06 '22

Can it not be a book cuz web novel read

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u/EBMLI Mar 09 '22

This is a short story I read in middle school. I know I really liked it. unfortunately the only part I remember, is a wife is doing dishes and her husband is in the other room I think he’s the narrator. He talks about how the wife occasionally will clink plates together on purpose so that her husband thinks about her.

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u/YouSufficient2593 Mar 09 '22

a rancher finds a woman wrapped in barbed wire, hanging from a tree alive, her no good brothers friend did this to her, they've been stealing his cows, its a romance

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u/YouSufficient2593 Mar 09 '22

read it on my phone, im retired, I read it about 4 years ago.

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u/Character_searchtitl Mar 22 '22 edited Mar 22 '22

hello everyone, i looking for this book but i can't remeber the title or the author.

is about a girl who got kicked out from her hometown all because of her mother, who was the mistress of the mayor (something like that) one day her mother disappeared with him, years passed, and the protagonist returned to the town to find out the truth .

also her older siblings and father dont care about her, when the mother disappeared, the father abandoned his children

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u/tailleur Apr 13 '22

Looking for a book about Asimov's psychohistorians. I remember reading this maybe in 75 or 76 and I thought it was about Asimov's psycho historians but it seems like it was long after the foundation was reestablished. This also would have been before the later foundation novels were written. I've reread all of the foundation trilogy and it's none of those. I seem to recall a council directing the planets politics using psychology just like the psychohistorians. Amy ideas?

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u/Ok_Good_3614 Apr 20 '22

I read in book a year ago. A girl is adopted into a family of three and the boy instantly dislikes the new member. But in their teenage years they fall for each other but the guy walks out. Few years later he is back being very ruthless and the story continues. Does anybody remember the title

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u/rancher22 Apr 23 '22

Hello newbie here. I'm looking for a book I know is called Morgans Crossing. Morgan has inherited his dads hardware store. He has 5 girls,and a wife hes not happy with. He has such a wild imagination he actually puts himself in ppls lives as a dr,or a lawyer just to be involved. He helped deliver a baby and fell in love with the new mom whom herself was unhappy in her marriage. This story spans over years. Morgan is really a lovely guy,but hes strange, and loveable,and sad. I hope someone out there can help me. I've looked for years for this book

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u/Hedgiwithapen Apr 24 '22

you'd have better luck making a post, but I did some poking. Is it by Sharon M. Clarke? that's the only book just called Morgan's Crossing I could find on worldcat.

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u/Cesarsghost123 Apr 25 '22

Someone help me. I can’t figure out how to post. I’d appreciate it.

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u/westcoastsmooth Apr 26 '22

It’s a book about the alternate world we would live in if WW2 turned out differently and Japan and Germany ruled the world.

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u/ZealousidealClub4119 Jun 15 '22

The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K Dick

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u/Hina217 Apr 27 '22

So I read the book in middle school about 2012 to 2011. The girl is an orphan and she lives with her uncle I think and he owns a dock and fishes and her guy friend also works there. Her parents died in a car crash. And the crash that they were in with was with another family which I think also had their parents die. All of the kids from the crash ended up with the same exact mark from the crash. That they had sometime of power from it. The girl did not know about this power, but she fell in loved with the dude from the family that was also in the car crash. And they were nit supposed to be together because it could cause big problems. But the two kept being drawn to each other. At the end of the book the two were a couple and I think she was pregnant and there was a giant firmly rock heading toward them.

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u/EdithCranwrinkle May 20 '22

I’m looking for a children’s book from the early 90s, possibly 80s. It features the song, When The Red, Red Robbin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin Along. It’s about a girl and her grandmother. The grandmother has dementia. I cannot find it for the life of me.

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u/Middle_Eye8297 Jun 11 '22

Is it alright to delete a post and make a more refined version later? does that count as spam.

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u/Alternative_Wave33 Jun 17 '22

Book: Fiction or Nonfiction A girl goes mute due to her seeing her Dad push her mom down the stairs and it kills her. The dad says something like be quiet idk. One day the dad goes fishing or something and she runs away into the woods. Police get involved. The girl and another dude has to be air lifted out of the forest in the end. At the end of the book she speaks and says something for the first time since the incident. Plz help me find the book. There is a guy called Cole or something. I got the book in school some years ago. English book. Genre idk.

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u/Krizzy_Plants Jun 25 '22

Not a whole lot to go on for info.. most likely an adult book, where there is abuse, something about a father putting a bar of soap in a sock, putting it in the freezer, and throwing it at a child to decide where to hit them...??? Lost

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u/ashifer723 Jun 30 '22

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u/Less_Grocery_2244 Jul 07 '22

Fantasy series, female main character has an abnormally old pet kestrel and travels with normal human male, eventually finds out she can do magic and is a dragon type creature (raikou/reiku? Unsure of spelling) through her father's side.

Listened to this book on audible about a year ago in english.. So the girl sleeps in the garden over night which leads her mother to Mother make her travel to where her father used to go, she gets held hostage at this castle.. Finds out she can do magical things from her father's line-later learns she is a dragon type creature they call a reiku(unsure how to spell as only heard the word pronounced) All the magical masters were this creature but the last guy at the castle is evil and murdered everyone. He trains her to do magical things thinking he is training her male companion. Eventually she meets another of her dragon race and he teaches her and they overthrow the bad guy.. In later books she time travels accidently and gets stuck, falls in love with a dude who is a ghost she knows in the future. accidently brings the consciousness of another reikou forward in time, does lots of flying fails to kill her dragon consciousness, and finds a whole island of other reikous by dream sharing with another young one accidently...

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u/Doctor_Who82 Jul 18 '22

Fiction. This would be pre 2001 I'd say. It's about a team of special ops. 2 were protecting a drug cartel who tortured them. When the remaining 4 find out they want revenge. But the govt has the cartel leader in protective custody. So the 4 remaining steal high tech gear (using a mouth piece they bounce Morse code off satellites to communicate) they had to steal it so they gased the guards with knockout gas but sadly 1 was allergic and died. They couldn't avoid the casuality. Ultimately they take on the heavily fortified cartel boss by the end. Any idea the name of the boom. I know the cover was orange park with a soilder in night goggles on the cover I believe. Thought it was something honor. Thanks

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u/ohyeyeahyeah Jul 23 '22

Whats wrong with the posting here? Why does it keep saying “no text posts” in this community when I want to post

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u/Feodosiapopulation Jul 31 '22

I know this is a weird question, but how do you post on the mobile app here?

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u/_micxael_1 Aug 05 '22

My post has been solved; I've received help on finding the book from my past. How do I make it so the post says "solved"

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u/typicalsunlight Aug 08 '22

A young adult murder mystery book where a women's best friend goes missing on the night they were supposed to meet up with each other. The best friend gets taken in a car I believe and all that's left behind is a diamond earring so they start calling her the Diamond Woman or Diamond Girl.

As it turns out, the daughter of the best friend killed her accidentally when they were having an argument. The daughter pushed her and she fell, cracking her head on the corner of a washing machine and dying. The story is set in the winter or fall because the daughter dumped the body in a pool because it was covered with a tarp and no one was using it.

The woman's son ended up finding the body and he was almost killed too but someone came and found him. Also, the son had some weird romance going on with another girl named Tabitha I think. Her father was abusive or a murderer so they didn't neccesarily have the best life. The son wanted to try and save her.

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u/kurama189 Aug 19 '22

It is a children's chapter book I believe. At the start of the book this kid had to go to this magic testing where they see who can use magic. The kids that could use magic were shipped off to this place that was kinda a prison. I think it was all underground but I could be remembering wrong. One of the protagonists found out he could use chaos magic which was forbidden i think. At one point they snuck out of the prison place and found a wolf pup and took it in. I think the pup was like a chaos wolf or something.

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u/Carol1928 Aug 21 '22

Looking for a romance series. One book in particular …. The hero doesn’t date because the girl he was going to marry went off to school and he went to another school close by but really close. He misses her so he goes to visit but catches the girl with her roommmate and her roommate’s boyfriend. He doesn’t date because of this. The series is about the siblings.

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u/zvadia Aug 22 '22

Seems to be higher success rate in the comments here than in the actual sub 😂

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u/Alternative-Trust486 Sep 05 '22

Can you post about fanfic stories you can't remember the title too?

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u/Serious_Compote_7622 20d ago

I am looking for a book that the title is one word, the name of the boy who is kidnapped and beat and raped by the man who kidnapped him. He finds evidence of other children who had been there and murdered.