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    Swings & Roundabouts – Bethany Ruth Anderson

    “Ruby red or disco pink? This decision is beyond me. Ruby red or disco pink? What does each colour really say? Red: I am an assertive, intelligent woman who knows what she wants and gets it. Pink: a flirty and vivacious female who just loves having a great time. Who will I be tonight?”  Sarah and Matt. Body dysmorphic and manic depressive. Unknown to one another until they meet at a party. Then the world becomes one for the two of them. Its just them, them and no one else, no drugs, no counsellors, no therapy, no family members. They are all that matter and they will help themselves through…

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    Who Framed Klaris Cliff – Nikki Sheehan

    “We were talking about the old days, and I remembered the weirdest things. Like people calling them ‘friends’. And how they said they were good for your brain. Some families even laid a place for them at dinner.  Then I thought about the day it changed. The day Shorefield happened.  It was on TV. A newsflash cut through the kids’ programmes. We saw the victims being rolled out on trolleys, their faces covered over. A camera zoomed in on a small hand dangling from underneath a sheet.” Joseph had never been good at imagining things, he was good at Maths and Science, not creative things like Art and English. Which…

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    The Sky is Everywhere – Jandy Nelson: review

    “Gram is worried about me. It’s not just because my sister Bailey died four weeks ago, or because my mother hasn’t contacted me in sixteen years, or even because suddenly all I think about sex. She is worried about me because one of her houseplants has spots.”  Lennie is seventeen; her mother hasn’t been around since she was one. Being brought up with her Gram and her uncle Big, Lennie and her sister has lived happily knowing that life is good because her big sister Bailey will never leave her. So when Bailey dies from a fatal arrhythmia and leaves Lennie behind her world comes crashing down around her. Lennie…