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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…

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    Being Billy – Phil Earle

    “The light in the hallway gave the game away. Eleven pm and it was still on. If they were home, they would be in bed and all the lights would be off. No, I knew this meant they were away. Even if they had gone to the pub, they’d have been back. Work tomorrow and all that.” Having spent most of his life in care, Billy is alone, the only thing that keeps him going are his brother and sister, The Twins. When separated from them for only 6 months to spend time with a foster family nearby he went totally off the rails. Hes going through a bad phase…