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    This Northern Sky – Julia Green

    “I’m thinking about this photograph Sam showed me. We were round at his Nan’s after school. I’d been worrying about stuff – my parents, as usual. All their arguing, and the silences, which were worse. Sam used to listen, kind of, while I went on about it.” Kate’s parents are arguing, a lot. Though there’s also ridiculously long silent moments too. They used to be so happy but she has no idea what went wrong. As a one last attempt to rekindle their relationship they are spending four weeks on a Hebridean Island, with Kate. Kate doesn’t want to go but after her relationship with her ex-boyfriend ended so badly…

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    Bringing the Summer – Julia Green

    “It’s the end of August, my last day on the island of St Ailla. ‘I’m just going out,’ I call to Evie as I slip out of the back door, on my way to the shed to pick up my wetsuit. ‘One final swim!’ ‘Keep an eye on the time, Freya,’ she calls back from the kitchen. ‘The ferry leaves at eleven.’ It’s the end of another summer and Freya is leaving St Ailla once again. After spending so many summers there she is determined to leave this year and make a new start. College is approaching and she wants to make more friends, experience more of life and have…