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    Beautiful Darkness – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

    **This book is the second in the Caster Chronicles. This means that the review may contain spoilers from the previous book, Beautiful Creatures.**  “This town owned us, that was the good and the bad of it. It knew every inch of us, every sin, every secret, every scab. Which was why most people never bothered to leave, and why the ones who did never came back. Before I met Lena that would have been me, five minutes after I graduated from Jackson High. Gone. Then I fell in love with a Caster girl. She showed me there was another world within the cracks of our uneven sidewalks. One that had been…

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    Just In Case – Meg Rosoff

    “The view is fine up here. I can look out across the world and see everything.  For instance I can see a fifteen-year-old boy and his brother.” The day David Case saves his baby brother from falling out of the window to what would result in the severely premature death of said child changes Davids life forever. At first his outlook changes, then his name and his clothes and soon everything is very much different from what it was to start with. Armed with his new name, Justin, every moment is taken up by what ifs and he strives to outwit fate. He leaves home and soon finds himself in…

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    Everything is Fine (and Other Lies I Tell Myself) – Cathy Brett

    “She was close to the edge, too close. A careless gust thrown up from the beach below might catch her, tip her off balance and send her staggering forward or sideways. Her feet might find a loose patch of chalk. She might slip and be carried towards the crumbling rim.” Esther Armstrong is a bit of a mess, with her brother away from home, her parents guest house becoming more like a ghost house and her mum hiding the wine bottles at the bottom of the bin as if they don’t exist she is worried about the future. As the summer holidays start she is desperate to find something to…