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We Are All So Good at Smiling

Amber McBride elevates everything that made her first book successful in this novel in verse that blends magic and emotion, fantasy and reality.

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Review of ‘We Are All So Good at Smiling’

In her second novel in verse, National Book Award finalist Amber McBride blurs the lines between fantasy and reality.

Eighteen-year-old Whimsy has been hospitalized for the 11th time in 10 years. Although her grandmother taught the young conjurer that “Fairy Tales are real, / magic is…

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