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    A Midsummer’s Nightmare – Kody Keplinger

    “Hangovers are a bitch.  I’ve known this for years, since I was, like, fourteen and went to my first party, but the headache I woke up with the morning after graduation was the worst I’d ever experienced. And that says a lot. I mean, it was thrbbing. I felt like someone had beaten me over the head with a freaking baseball bat.” When Whitley Johnson wakes up next to some guy after her graduation party she feels like death and just wants to get away, go home and hide for the next 24 hours. After that she will be on her way to her dads for a summer of sun,…

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    Trouble – Non Pratt

    “So I had sex with Fletch again last night. It was all right, better than last time anyway, and Fletch is a laugh. And he’s not so bad-looking… although not so good without clothes on. We didn’t cuddle afterwards – that’s not really how it is with us. We were dressed and downstairs with our History books open by the time his mum came in, although you could tell she didn’t buy it by the way she gave me evils when Fletch’s little brother ran over to show me the crown he’d made at school. Whatever.” Hannah is smart and funny, she has it all sussed out and could do…

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    Falling Fast – Sophie McKenzie

    “I stared out of the minibus window. It was raining and the pavements were a glistening grey. The houses and sky above were a softer, paler grey.  Grey. Dull. Boring. Like me. Like my life.  Maybe today would change everything.  Maybe” When River’s school is given the opportunity to take part in a local boys school’s production of Romeo and Juliet, she jumps at the chance to be part of it. She dreams of falling into a love like the one they shared and she thinks this might be her chance. When she mets Flynn, aka Romeo, she knows he isn’t her dream guy, but there’s something about him. Flynn…

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    Confessions of An Angry Girl – Louise Rozett

    “This, dear reader, is a tale of the hell of high school. Of being dropper into a world where it seems like everyone is speaking a foreign language. Where friends become enemies and enemies become nightmares. Where life suddenly seems like a string of worse-case scenarios from health-class movies.” Rose is angry, not only has she just started high school, her best friend has suddenly become sex-obsessed and every now and then she bursts into tears. Its got something to do with her dad dying in the summer and something to do with the fact that everything seems to be moving her backwards on the social pecking order, rather than…

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    Why We Broke Up – Daniel Handler

    “Dear Ed, In a sec you’ll hear a thunk. At your front door, the one nobody uses. It’ll rattle the hinges a bit when it lands, because it’s so weighty and important, a little jangle along with the thunk, and Joan will look up from whatever she’s cooking.” Min and Ed were in love. But when they broke up it broke Min’s heart. A month later she feels its time. Time to return the stuff she collected throughout their relationship, even the stuff Ed doesn’t know about. She gathers it all together and puts it all in a box, then writes the letter. The letter about why they broke up. …

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    Forget You – Jennifer Echols

    “Every strong swimmer as a story about nearly drowning. This is mine: Late one June afternoon I was driving home from my summer job at my dad’s water park, Slide with Clyde, when my phone rang and Brandon’s name flashed on the screen. He never I never answered my phone while driving. And everybody working at Slide with Clyde today had heard that my dad had gotten Ashley, the twenty-four-year-old human resources manager, pregnant.” Three months after it comes out that Zoey’s father has knocked up his 23 year old employee, Zoey and her mother have moved out, into a small apartment, where Zoey gets home one day to find…

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    Double Clutch – Liz Reinhardt

    “My Mom waltzed into my room early on the morning of my first day of high school back in Sussex County, NJ, after a year in Denmark, and I breathed a sigh of relief that she kissed my forehead like it was my first day of kindergarten instead. “ Brenna’s back home after a year of living, and homeschooling, in Denmark, her stepfathers home country. Excited but also terrified by being back at school she breathes a sigh of relief when one of the first people she encounters is her best friend from Middle School, Kelsie. But that’s only at the local high school, and Brenna has opted for Share…