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    Devilish – Maureen Johnson

    “Prologue  So this was how it ended. The revelers had deserted, leaving plates of Spanish almonds and sushi and cupcake wrappers. Now there would be no more grand ballrooms with Assyrian kinds and pampered dogs and English pop stars and the A3. No more midnight rides through the skies of Providence. No more Calculus II with Brother Frank. No more stolen moments with 116-year-old boys or staring at the golden brick mansion across the fields.”  Jane and Ally have always been best friends, and have always only had each other. They are two odd to be cool and too cool to be odd at St Teresa’s Preparatory School for Girls,…

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    Five Flavors of Dumb – Antony John

    “For the record, I wasn’t around the day they decided to become Dumb. If I’d have been their manager back then I’s have pointed out that the name, while accurate, was not exactly smart. If just encouraged people to question the band’s intelligence, maybe even their sanity. And the way I saw it, Dumb didn’t have much of either.” Piper is deaf, having started losing her hearing at 6 she’s had the same barbie pink hearing aids for over ten years because her parents couldn’t afford new ones, especially after they moved to a nicer area of Seattle, with higher real estate prices just so she could get into a…