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    Hate – Alan Gibbons

    “Saturday, 10 August, 2013 The last time I saw Rosie, she was getting on the bus with Paul. It was August and the air was thick with dust and petrol fumes on the Manchester road. Off to our left, on the far side of the housing estate, sun and shadow were playing tag on the hills. Some of the people at the stop noticed the young couple next to them. Rosie and Paul didn’t seem to notice. They were used to the attention.” When Eve gets the news that her sister is in hospital after a vicious attack and may not ever fully recover she thinks things can’t get any…

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    Geek Girl – Cindy C Bennett

    “’Think I could turn that boy bad?’ My two best friends – my only two friends really – Ella ad Beth follow my gaze and laugh. We’re sitting on the outskirts of the cafeteria, outcasts physically and socially. We’re proud of this. We strive for this. ‘Trevor Hoffman?’ Beth scoffs. ‘No way, Jen.’” When Jen makes a bet with her friends that she can turn geeky boy Trevor into a bad boy, the goth girl thinks it’ll be an easy task which should complete just around the time she wants to get kicked out of her current foster home. The winnings will see her best friends pay for her new…