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    Such a Pretty Girl – Laura Wiess

    “They promised me nine years of safety but only gave me three.  Today my time has run out. I sit on the curb at the back of the parking lot near the Dumpster. The waste from the condo complex bakes in this cumbersome green kiln and the stench is shocking, heavy with rancid grease and sickly-sweet decay.” Meredith has spent the past three years trying to forget about the terrible things her father did to her. He’s in prison and she is safe. Her mother blames her, still goes to see her father at the prison and stands by him, but Meredith can’t do that. Not since he touched her,…

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    I Wanna be Your Joey Ramone – Stephanie Kuehnert

    “Altars. Saviours. Rock ‘n’ roll. I braved my fear of spiders, dust plumes as thick as L.A. smog, and the stench of dog piss that the last owner of the house had let permeate the basement to tirelessly search my father’s record collection for my next holy grail.  Emily Black was destined to be a rock star from the moment she was conceived. She had the name and grew up with the attitude, and she had music in her blood. When she was just four months old her mother left her and her father to follow the music and never returned. During Emily’s teenage years she embraced the music, going…

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    The Perks of Being A Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

    “August 25, 1991 Dear Friend, I am writing to you because she said you listen and understand and didn’t try to sleep with that person at that party even though you could have. Please don’t try to figure out who she is because then you might figure out who I am, and I really don’t want you to do that.” Charlie is a wallflower. Just about the start his first year of high school he is scared and knows he has no friends. He observes life rather than taking part in it. He is highly intelligent but very few people actually tell him that because he is so socially awkward…