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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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    Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock – Matthew Quick

    “The P-38 WWII Nazi handgun looks comical lying on the breakfast table next to a bowl of oatmeal. It’s like some weird steampunk utensil anachronism. But if you look very closely just above the handle you can see the tiny stamped swastika and the eagle perched on top, which is real as hell.  Leonard Peacock has reached his eighteenth birthday and now he knows exactly what he will do, he will say goodbye.  Not to his mother who will probably not notice he’s not around for a few days or weeks Not to his father who he hasn’t seen in years. Not to his former best friend who has been…

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    Kite Spirit – Sita Brahmachari

    “Dawn’s never late. I check the time again: 8.51. I think I know what’s happened now. She must have turned up early, all stressed out, and I had the radio cranked up so loud I didn’t hear her knocking. I bet she’s already gone and she’ll b livid with me late for cutting it so fine. I knock one last time but it’s quiet in her flat.” When Kite’s best friend doesn’t turn up at her door on the morning of their first GCSE exam, she knows something is wrong. Half way through the school get the news that Dawn has taken her won life and Kite knowns instantly. Kite…

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    Undone – Cat Clarke

    “The boy next door. Its a terrible cliche, isnt it? The one you eventually realise is The One after having your heart pulverised by an assortment of bad boys. We’ve all been there. Things were a little different for her though. She realised he was The One before she’d even met any bad boy, let alone had her heart pulverised bt one. And in her case The One happened to be very much gay. That pretty much blows the cliche out of the water, don’t you think? When Jem first caught sight of Kai he was lying on his back watching the sky. They were eight years old and from…

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    Hold On – Alan Gibbons

    “I know what I have to do. Now I’m home I mean to get justice for John. I just need to work out how to do it, how to make his killers pay. It may come as something of a surprise, but this is no whodunit, I know exactly who’s to blame for his death. I know their names. I know where to find them.” Annie and John knew each other before Annie moved to Canada for a year, not very well, but they each knew who the other was. So when chance puts their families in Florida at the same time and the two families bond its no wonder…

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    Saving June – Hannah Harrington

    “According the the puppy-of-the-month calendar hanging next to the phone in the kitchen, my sister June died on a Thursday, exactly nine days before her high school graduation. May’s breed is the golden retriever – pictured is a whole litter of the, nestled side by side in a red wagon amid a blooming spring garden.” Harpers sister had just killed herself, Harper was the one who found her body. And now harpers recently divorced parents are considering splitting the ashes into two urns and sharing them. Harper’s not impressed by this idea but she’s also having difficulty understanding why her pretty, perfect, popular sister did it. June was always the…

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    Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

    “’Sir?’ she repeats ‘How soon do you want it to get there?’ I run two fingers, hard, over my left eyebrow. The throbbing has become intense. ‘It doesn’t matter’ I say. The clerk takes the package. The same shoebox that sat on my porch less than twenty-four hours ago; rewrapped in a brown paper bag, sealed with clear packaging tape, exactly as I had received it. But now addressed with a new name. The next name on Hannah Baker’s list.” When Clay Jensen picks up a package that’s been left on his porch, he doesn’t know what it contains, he doesn’t know its going to change his life, he doesn’t…