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We love to celebrate the best in children and young people's literature so each month we'll be choosing a Book of a Month to share with you!  


Our Book of the Month for January is a fantastic YA novel  

A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen


A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen is a heartfelt story covering a multitude of coming-of-age experiences, reflecting the many and varied struggles that shape our lives. Told through the eyes of Spencer and Hope, the novel charts their relationship over six years encompassing their dreams for the future, the day to day reality of being a teenager and of course, the love and friendship they have together. For a full review see here.  


Rachael Allen is YA writer by night a mad scientist by day. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, two children, and dire wolf. Find out more about Rachael on her blog. A Taxonomy of Love is published by Abrams and Chronicle.


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Book of the Month!

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