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Myth Debunked: MG Edition

So my day hasn’t been too extravagant. But I did sign up for UPS: My Choice, which is great for those needing to stalk track your packages/bookmail/whatever, and I've been listening to someone other than Jhene Aiko for once (i.e. Nick Jonas/Tove Lo's new jam / Lauryn Hill), so obviously that has to be groundbreaking.

Thus, we embark upon the second edition of “Myth Debunked.” Sound the trumpets, crumpets. This time, we’re going MG. I haven’t read too much MG to know, but here we go.

THE STORY: Bees. Bees. Bzz. Bzz.

TRUTH REVEALED. Bees. Bees. Bzz. Bzz. Also: familial heartbreak.
THE STORY: Esperanza has risen. Literally, straight out of the ground. No one has ever seen anything like her. She may or may not be a myth. The world may never know.

TRUTH REVEALED: More familial heartbreak.
THE STORY: There is a certain kind of happiness. The bluest, darkest days are the deepest and the darkest. It is simply indescribable, the people say. Is it a thriller or a sci-fi?

TRUTH REVEALED: A land called Everwood. The days are blue. The boys are the Baileys and they occasionally masquerade as pirates, and Queen Finley Hart overrules them.
THE STORY: Don’t let autocorrect confuse you: it’s Once Was A Time.

TRUTH REVEALED: One of the kindest, bestest friends ever. A few other unappreciated friends, the future cast of Mean Girls, and a sad library shutdown.

THE STORY: Technically, not MG.

TRUTH REVEALED: Still, technically, not MG. There are, however, gingerbread lattes and badass feminist heroines, and cute love interests featured, so yeah.


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