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In her years as a Bunning Elementary student, Ruby has been asked whether or not she liked a particular book seventy-four times, although she could not tell you this number exactly. What she could tell you is that if you said you liked this part or that part, people would fill in the rest. If they liked the book, they would think you did too. And if they didn’t, that you didn’t either, and they’d think the one part you mentioned was the only part you liked. Most of the time, Ruby figured, people just wanted you to agree with them. And most of the time she found a way to do so.

The Center of Everything, by Linda Urban.

Oh shit, this eleven-year-old has already figured out the main secret of being a librarian and/or bookseller!

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