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    The Chronicles of Narmo – Caitlin Moran

    “The day after boxing day.  Lots of sales start.  Lots of sales end.  The broken Supero-Constructo-Set fragments are thrown away. The only crackers left in the cracker tin are those horrid water biscuits.  Morag Narmo shuffled downstairs in the tatty red dressing gown that had possession of her body most of the time, and started rifling through the rest of her family’s Bumper-Festive-Choco-Sick-Packs for Curly Wurlys.” When Morag Narmo suggests to her mum on one boring Christmas break afternoon that her and the other four Narmo children would rather stick their head down a waste disposal unit than ‘do the academical’ she never expected her mum to agree. Two weeks…

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    Pretty Twisted – Gina Blaxill

    “Sunday 26 October, 10.45AM  We were shown into the police-station waiting room. MUm and Dad sat down, but I stayed on my feet. Apart from being worried, I was angry – at myself. Freya had been missing since Saturday 18th – a whole eight days, yet stupid me had delayed reporting it for a week, thinking I could play detective.”  When Jono and his girlfriend have a fight things are said that maybe were best let unsaid. He was the last one to talk to her properly and now she’s missing, he’s the first one on the suspect list. Jono enlists the help of Ros, an internet friend, to help…