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    Shut Out – Kody Keplinger

    “There is nothing more humiliating than being topless in the backseat of your boyfriend’s car when someone decides to throw an egg at the windshield.  Wait. Scratch that.  Having your boyfriend jump off you, climb out of the car and chase after the guy, completely forgetting that you’re still half-naked – that trumps it.” Lissa is sick of the rivalry that is rife between the football players and the soccer players at Hamilton High. She is sick of being forgotten by boyfriend Randy whenever theres a scheme in play between the teams and all the girlfriends want it to stop. So Lissa rallies them together and calls for a sex…

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    Tease – Amanda Maciel

    “‘Did you ever have a physical confrontation with Miss Putnam?’  ‘Did what?’  ‘Did you ever have a -‘  ‘Oh. Yeah. Um, yeah, I guess there was the one time in the locker room.’  The lawyer writes this down, even though the tape recorder is on, has been on the whole time. Also, she already knows the answer to the question. Also, the law firm’s intern is taking notes, too. I shouldn’t notice how hot he is, but he’s the only good thing to look at in here.” Emma Putnam is dead, and everyone is blaming Sara. Everyone except maybe Sara herself and her best friend Brielle. They, along with three…

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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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    Lobsters – Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison

    “Grace burst through my bedroom door with such force that she nearly fell over.  ‘Freddie isn’t in France!’ She announced triumphantly as Tilly came crashing in breathlessly behind her.  I sat up in bed, where I have been watching videos of baby sloths and tutorials on how to do eyeliner slicks all morning. ‘Are you sure?’ I asked.  ‘Yes!’ Tilly yelled, and started doing a little victory dance on the spot.  ‘But I stalked him this morning.’ I said, ‘and there’s a picture of him actually standing in front of the Eiffel Tower, holding up a baguette and pretending it’s a moustache. He literally couldn’t be more in France if…

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    Purity – Jackson Pearce

    “‘When I said it, I didn’t mean it. I just wanted to go home after another long day in the ICU. But then, I didn’t know it was really the end. ‘Promise me something,’ My mom said, her voice cracking, a whisper, over the hum of the machines that latched onto her body.'” When 10 year old Shelby agrees to the three promises her mum asks of her she doesn’t realise they will be the last words her mum ever says. 6 years on Shelby is desperately trying to stick to her mothers dying wishes but with her dad planning a father-daughter Princess Ball, during which she will pledge to…

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    Grasshopper Jungle – Andrew Smith

    “I read somewhere that human beings are genetically predisposed to record history.  We believe it will prevent us from doing stupid things in the future.  But even though we dutifully archived elaborate records of everything we’ve ever done, we also managed to keep on doing umber and dumber shit.  This is my history.  There are things in here: babies with tow heads, insects as big as refrigerators, God, the devil , limbless warriors, rocket ships, sex, diving bells, theft, wars, monsters, internal combustion engines, love, cigarettes, joy, bomb shelters, pizza and cruelty.  Just like it’s always been.” When Austin and his best friend Robby, whom he may be in love…

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    Countdown to Far From You – Tess Sharpe Review and Giveaway

    “It doesn’t start here. You’d think it would: two terrified girls in the middle of nowhere, cowering together, eyes bulging at the gun in his hand.  But it doesn’t start here.  It starts the first time I almost die.”  Sophie has almost died twice. The first time she was fourteen, driving in Mina’s brothers truck without a seatbelt on. It left her scarred and in constant pain. The second time she is with Mina again, but this time Mina doesn’t make it. Sophie was addicted to her pain meds but she kicked the habit. Now with Mina dead and her murderer having planted those same drugs on Sophie everyone thinks…

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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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    Anything to Have You – Paige Harbison

    “I heard her before I saw her. Music blasted from inside her car despite the fact that she was in a quiet neighbourhood. I climbed in, and she turned down the volume.  ‘So fucking cold outside,’ Brooke said as I buckled my seat belt.  ‘It’s winter, it’s supposed to be cold outside.’  She rolled her eyes and turned around in my driveway. ‘Im moving to, like, California or something. I can’t stand this. Okay, so,’ she said. ‘Justin continues to to notice me, despite my employment of slutty tank tops.'”  Natalie and Brooke are and have always been best friends. Senior year is meant to be the best time of…

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    Geography Club – Brent Hartinger

    “I was deep behind enemy lines, in the very heart of the opposing camp. My adversaries were all around me. For the time being, my disguise was holding, but still I felt exposed, naked, as if my secret was obvious to anyone who took the time to look. I knew that any wrong action, however slight, could expose my deception and reveal my true identity.” Russel is gay. He assumes he is the only gay person in the whole of Goodkind High School. That is until he meets another Goodkind student in an internet chat room. The other student just happens to be star baseball player Kevin and the pair…