Down the TBR Hole #14

It's Down the TBR Hole again! Original TBR/Current TBR: 478/298

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Beneath the Surface by Rebecca Langham

★★★☆☆ (3.5) After seeking refuge on planet Earth, the Outsiders are housed beneath the city, with humanity deeming this as the safest and most humane of options.  It is in this human-governed community that Lydia takes a job as a teacher. Lydia has spent her life living in the shadow of her father, one of Earth's governors, but now she will meet Alessia and discover not everything humanity understands about the Outsiders is true.

Kids Like Us by Hilary Reyl

★★★★☆ (3.5) Martin is an American teen on the autism spectrum who is obsessed with literary masterpiece In Search of Lost Time and has just moved to the French countryside with his mother and sister, Elisabeth.  When Martin falls for a French girl he mistakes for the fictional character Gilberte he must come to the realization that she is, in fact, an entirely different girl, named Alice, and navigate his thoughts and emotions in a way that is unfamiliar to many.