• Book Review,  Reviews

    Amy & Matthew – Cammie McGovern

    “Amy’s email started in late July and kept coming all summer. Each one made Matthew a little more nervous: To: astheword@gmail.com From: aimhigh@comcast.net Subject: I’m Happy!  I just slipped into my mother’s office to look at the names of my new peer helpers, and I’m so happy! Your name is on the list! I thought maybe I’d scared you by coming right out and asking you to apply. I realize it’s an unusual set-up, but try not to think of it as my parents offering to pay people to be my friend. I know there’s something unsettling and prideless in that.” Amy has difficulties in school. Her adult aides and…

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    Forever – Judy Blume

    The 2011 MacMillan version of ‘Forever’ “Sybil Davison has a genius I.Q. and has been laid by at least six different guys. She told me herself, the last time she was visiting her cousin, Erica, who is my good friend. Erica says this is because of Sybil’s fat problem and her need to feel loved – the getting laid part, that is” Katherine is a senior at high school. Its New Years Eve when she meets Michael at Sybil’s party. She thinks nothing of him at the party but when he turns up the next day under the pretense of picking up his records and tells her the real reason…

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    Lottie Biggs is (Not) Tragic – Hayley Long

    “I am what I am Just when I thought I knew everything about me that there is to know, I have gone and shocked myself. I am potentially the next Lady Gaga. I’ve written my very own chart-topping smash hit pop classic, which succeeds in being both poppy and light and deep and meaningful all at the same time. When you consider I gave up music at the end of Year 9, this is actually quite incredible.” Lottie Biggs has had her fair share of adventures and interesting events. Following her slight mental disturbance in the summer and an interesting start to Year 11, Lottie is looking forward to finishing…