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A Book a Day, Je suis désolé – Contest Day 5

Today’s books are YA books, in honor of today being my daughter’s last day of high school (cue sombre music segueing to happy dance music). I have ARCs of Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick, by Joe Schreiber and Daughter of Smoke & Bone, by Laini Taylor. The first involves a prom, a trained assassin, teen angst and a beautiful girl. The second involves forbidden love, winged strangers, human teeth, teen angst and an epic battle. Theme today: angst.

My computer dictionary says that angst means: a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general. Angst is the ocean in which I swim. It is the wind beneath my tattered wings. It salts my soup and butters my bread. In this regard I fear I will be forever 17. I usually register as an 11 on the angstometer.

How about you? Are you like me? Do you worry about the future of our species, whether we have souls or are just thinking meat machines, if it matters about the polar ice caps? What do you dread?

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