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Such Stuff A Story-Maker's Inspiration
Michael Morpurgo
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month July 2016 Award-winning former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo gives all those who love his books a fascinating behind-the-scenes introduction to how he came to write twenty of them. While each story and the inspiration... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Haunting of Jessop Rise
Danny Weston
September 2016 Book of the Month In a Nutshell: Historical haunting | Eerie intrigue | Sinister secrets Chilling historical novel in which an orphan becomes entangled in a web of supernatural goings-on and family secrets. It's 1853 and, following the... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Other Featured Books this Month

Reader ReviewedLydia: The Wild Girl of Pride & Prejudice
Natasha Farrant
In a nutshell: Dances | Dreams | Determination Younger sister of Lizzy and Jane, Lydia Bennet is one of literature's great catalysts. Her actions are fundamental to the story of Pride and Prejudice, but there we never learn exactly... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedWhat's a Girl Gotta Do?
Holly Bourne
August 2016 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Feminism | Friendship | Fighting back |Inspirational and insanely funny, this third and final book in the Normal trilogy is a motivating must-read manifesto for young women, not... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Thousandth Floor
Katharine McGee
September 2016 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: glamour | scandal | romance Set 100 years in the future in a world of unimaginable luxury and wealth, Katherine McGee's slick, savvy debut explores an age-old theme: money doesn't make... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/08/2016
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Shadows on the Moon
Zoe Marriott
A prize-winning reinvention of the familiar Cinderella story set in a richly created Japanese setting, this is a powerful and haunting novel shot through with romance. Suzume is a shadow-weaver; she can become whoever she wants except her true self.... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs
The movie tie-in version of the bestselling Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2015
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The London Eye Mystery
Siobhan Dowd
This was only Siobhan Dowd's second novel but it's clear her talent as a superb storyteller is beyond question. Sadly, however she died in late 2007 so whatever you do don't miss her four novels. Her first, A Swift Pure Cry, was... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Wrong Train
Jeremy De Quidt
In a Nutshell: Sinister short stories Sublimely spine-tingling, this evokes all the dread of an ominous tap-tap-tapping on your door in the dead of night. Picture this. You rush to catch your usual train but your relief at making it... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedSilence is Goldfish
Annabel Pitcher
Joanne Owen's Pick of the Year 2015 “Words scare me, the lies and the truth, so I decided to stop using them,” so declares Tess, the troubled heroine of this remarkable novel about alienation, family conflict, the often cruel dynamics... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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Barefoot on the Wind
Zoe Marriott
In a Nutshell: Brave Beauty | Menacingly magical | Feminist fairy tale A fantastical feminist reworking of Beauty and the Beast set in a fairy tale evocation of Japan, and companion to the author's Shadows on the Moon. Hana has a... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Tales of the Peculiar
Ransom Riggs
Ransom Riggs's spine-tingling fantasy novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is now a film directed by – who else? - Tim Burton, and this extremely handsome book purports to be a collection of favourite peculiar folktales. Anthologist Millard Nullings,... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2016
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Witch's Pyre
Josephine Angelini
In a Nutshell: Extreme sacrifice | Epic apex Fans left desperate for more by Firewalker's finale will be more than satisfied with this final feverish instalment of the Worldwalker trilogy in which heroine Lily is tested to the most intense... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/08/2016
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A Very Good Chance
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
In a Nutshell: Taking a chance | Choose your own path | A heart-warming tale about friendship and finding yourself, with added horse-driven adrenalin. There are two outcasts in Minty's class, Ned and Martin. Neither of them speak and they... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedLockwood & Co: The Creeping Shadow
Jonathan Stroud
In a nutshell: spooky suspenseful unputdownable Jonathan Stroud's Lockwood & Co series about a company of teenage psychics attempting to keep the streets of a nearly-but-not contemporary London clear of malevolent spirits is simply superb. Each episode offers a first-class... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Beginning Woods
Malcolm McNeill
September 2016 Debut of the Month In a Nutshell: Unfathomable mystery | Timeless fairy tale quest An elegantly atmospheric page-turner that will have readers rooting for main character, Max, and intoxicated by its exquisite style. When people start vanishing from... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
A special 10th Anniversary edition with exclusive extra behind-the-scenes material from the author. This is the story of a street of ordinary German people living in the horrors of the Nazi regime. Interestingly it is narrated by Death but the... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedTime for Jas The Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby
Natasha Farrant
In a Nutshell: Sibling shenanigans | Family frenzies | Everyday miracles Humorous, generous-hearted fourth and final novel in a heavenly series that just keeps on giving. The winds of change are whooshing through the Gadsby household. The siblings have a... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/08/2016
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Silver Skin
Joan Lennon
Shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017 The bleak but beautiful ancient village of Skara Brae on Orkney is the setting for this original and intriguing novel, and an atmosphere of otherness pervades the story. Lennon brings together the... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/06/2015
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Black Cairn Point
Claire McFall
Shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017 A haunting YA thriller unfolds on an isolated beach. Commenting on her nomination for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize Claire said: "I'm incredibly pleased that ‘Black Cairn Point' has been selected as... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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American Monsters
Derek Landy
A fantastic finale to a fantastic series but most definitely not for the faint-hearted. Other masters of the macabre for teenagers include Charlie Higson (The Enemy series), Darren Shan (Demonata series) and Michael Grant (Gone series). Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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The Fever Code
James Dashner
A must read for any fans of the cracking sci-fi post-apocalyptic Maze Runner series for 11+ year olds, The Fever Code is the electrifying prequel that holds all the answers. The world has ended: the earth is scorched, and... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 27/09/2016
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Odd and the Frost Giants
Neil Gaiman
Prize-winning Neil Gaiman tells a witty and touching story about gods and magic in Viking times. Having run away from home, Odd finds shelter in a little hut in the forest. Here, he meets a bear, a fox and an... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck
Steinbeck's classic is a regular examination set text and no wonder: the tragic story of George and Lennie struggling to get by in the California of the Great Depression, it's a masterpiece, a tale of hope and almost unbearable loss... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/08/2016
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Caged
Theresa Breslin
In a Nutshell: Fighting | Surviving | Treachery | Trust | A powerful contemporary novel set in the shady world of underground cage fighting, from a Carnegie Medal-winning author. After running away to London to escape his mum's bullying boyfriend,... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Sleeper and the Spindle
Neil Gaiman
Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. A deluxe edition of the thrillingly reimagined fairy tale by the magical partnership of award-bedecked, bestselling Neil Gaiman and Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. Award-winning Neil Gaiman shows all his story telling... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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Unboxed
Non Pratt
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 Four teenagers meet to carry out the dying wishes of another close friend in this moving short novel, discovering truths about themselves and each other in the process. Dean, Zara, Ben and narrator Alix... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/08/2016
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Counting Stars
David Almond
This new edition of a much-loved book includes a number of previously unpublished stories, and an afterword that explains and explores the roots of Almond's work. Lovereading Review to follow.. Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Railhead
Philip Reeve
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | August 2016 Book of the Month Set in a shining future world, where trains rumble not just through towns and countryside but across whole galaxies, Philip Reeve's new novel drenches its readers... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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The Last Soldier
Keith Gray
Shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017 Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 The Lost Soldier is lots of things: a genuinely creepy ghost story, and a gripping tale of loss, conflict, revenge and redemption. The ghost takes the... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/05/2015
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Spook's: The Dark Army
Joseph Delaney
Following the shocking final events of A New Darkness, fans of the Spook's series will be desperate to find out what happens next. The opening chapter is riveting as Tom...
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Reader Reviewed How Not to Disappear
Clare Furniss
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | August 2016 Book of the Month Hattie's life changes forever when she meets the great aunt she never knew she had. Gloria...
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Here I Stand
Amnesty International UK
August 2016 Book of the Month This powerful collection of stories commissioned by Amnesty International features contributions from a stellar line up of authors, including Sarah Crossan, Matt Haig, Frances...
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Reader Reviewed Wonderboy
Nicole Burstein
August 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: ways to change the world Joseph is not classic super-hero material: he's asthmatic and rubbish at sports, bullied regularly and...
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The Stars at Oktober Bend
Glenda Millard
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | August 2016 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Survival | Friendship | Power of words Heartrending and, ultimately, hopeful, this...
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All About the Hype
Paige Toon
In a Nutshell: Gigs • Glitz• Grown-up glitches Super-cool summer escapism with heaps of heat, heart and Hollywood glamour, this third Jessie Jefferson novel is the most satisfying yet....
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A Step Towards Falling
Cammie McGovern
In a Nutshell: Righting wrongs | Dispelling prejudice | Dramatic transformations An absorbing, touching tale about stepping-up, seeing people for who they really are, and finding love when you least...
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Desolation
Derek Landy
No-one writes teen horror with anything like the wit, gory panache and comic timing of Derek Landy. His Demon Road stories are definitely not for the faint-hearted: fourteen people have...
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Head Over Heels
Holly Smale
Harriet Manners is a heroine for our times: bright – she's a self-confessed geek with thousands of bizarre facts at her fingertips - a loyal friend, funny, but also constantly...
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Crongton Knights
Alex Wheatle
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016 Crongton Knights is a very funny, very moving story that shows that although life is testing, the lessons learned the hard way...
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Royal Tour
Amy Alward
The Hunger Games goes Princess Diaries in book two of this modern, magical teen adventure series!
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Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take...
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Crow Mountain
Lucy Inglis
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Fate sets two English girls, Hope and Emily, on parallel journeys more than a hundred years apart. Both find freedom and love in...
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More Featured Books

Over the Line
Tom Palmer
Interest Age 10+ Reading Age 8 Football never dies – even during the darkest days of the First World War....
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Reader Reviewed Children of Icarus
Caighlan Smith
July 2016 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: * Dystopian deception * Greek myth * Survival A labyrinthine world of brutality, deception and monstrous creatures awaits in...
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Reader Reviewed The Hawkweed Prophecy
Irena Brignull
July 2016 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Old world witches * Potent prophecy * Firm friendship Fairytale witch-magic melds with the modern world in this captivating debut....
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The Loose Ends List
Carrie Firestone
July 2016 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Trip of a lifetime • Seize the day • Perfect endings Always heartwarming, often laugh-out-loud hilarious, this is a sublime...
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Reader Reviewed One
Sarah Crossan
Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016. Joint Winner of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Awards. Award-winning Sarah Crossan tells...
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Reader Reviewed A Thousand Nights
E.K. Johnston
Set against a vividly drawn desert backdrop, this spellbinding novel about love, self-sacrifice and the power of stories shimmers as vibrantly as a queen's finely threaded robes. When cruel king...
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Reader Reviewed Concentr8
William Sutcliffe
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Set in a near-future version of London, where a drug called Concentr8 has been extensively prescribed to young people diagnosed with ADHD, this...
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The Front Room
Michelle Magorian
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 7+ There's more than one ghost in Michelle Magorian's genuinely creepy new short novel. Hannah, her mum and dad and little brother are on holiday...
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Reader Reviewed Wave
Paul Dowswell
July 2016 Book of the Month | Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 World War One didn't just affect those involved in the fighting but those left at home, and...
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Eight Rivers of Shadow
Leo Hunt
In a Nutshell: Dead gripping • Dead funny • Deadpan urban fantasy Full of fantastical thrills, supernatural spills and wail-out-loud wit, this sublimely plotted sequel to “Thirteen Days of Midnight”...
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Blame
Simon Mayo
July 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell : tense, unusual thriller Set in a not-too-distant future in which, following the collapse of the EU and a major recession...
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Reader Reviewed The Moonlight Dreamers
Siobhan Curham
July 2016 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Awesome Empowerment * Sisterly Support * Pursuing Passions This inspirational story about following dreams and the power of female friendship...
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Reader Reviewed The Otherlife
Julia Gray
July 2016 Debut of the Month Absolutely compelling. I have to admit to being rather surprised by ‘The Otherlife', I think I was expecting a rollicking fantasy adventure, instead a...
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Reader Reviewed The Witch's Kiss
Kate Corr, Elizabeth Corr
July 2016 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Witchcraft * Vengeance * Dream Boy Melding ancient witchery with modern-day dilemmas of the heart, this deliciously dark tale is a...
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Reader Reviewed Remade
Alex Scarrow
In a nutshell: coming after you The best horror stories play on our deepest fears, and Alex Scarrow works that brilliantly in this thoroughly unsettling and unputdownable thriller. Leon is...
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Cruel Heart Broken
Emma Haughton
In a Nutshell: Deceit • Decisions • Doing the right thing A gripping, emotionally-charged page-turner about guilt, regret and finding the strength to face the truth. 15-year-old Laurie has always...
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Sunny Side Up
Holly Smale
In 3 words : Harriet hits Paris A treat for the summer holidays this special Geek Girl novella sees Harriet Manners in Paris for the Haute Couture shows no less....
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Summer Shadows
Joss Stirling
In a Nutshell: Paranormal powers * High-octane action * Hunt for happy-endings Step into the shadowy world of the Savants in this sixth installment of a series that oozes intrigue,...
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Reader Reviewed And I Darken
Kiersten White
In a Nutshell: Ruthless anti-heroine * Epic alternate history * Loyalty and love Epic and intense, this rich reimagining of Vlad the Impaler as a young woman will have fans...
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Reader Reviewed The Bone Sparrow A Refugee Novel
Zana Fraillon
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016 | In a Nutshell: Refugees | Resilience | Friendship A heartfelt, harrowing insight into life as a Rohingya refugee in an Australian...
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Sky Key
James Frey
The sequel to the New York Times bestseller and international multimedia phenomenon, Endgame: The Calling.
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Girl Online: On Tour
Zoe Sugg
The things that have made Zoe Suggs's lifestyle vlog such a phenomenon with teenagers are exactly the things that will make her new novel such a hit with them. In...
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Eden Summer
Liz Flanagan
Brilliant new writer Liz Flanagan makes her debut with this stunning story about friendship, loss and finding yourself in the midst of tragedy. Jess's life is thrown into turmoil when...
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Reader Reviewed Spook's: The Dark Army
Joseph Delaney
Following the shocking final events of A New Darkness, fans of the Spook's series will be desperate to find out what happens next. The opening chapter is riveting as Tom...
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