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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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    Torn – David Massey

    “Five a.m. I’m woken by yapping dogs and the first distant call to prayer, carried to me on a light breeze. My first morning in Afghanistan.  Private Elinor Nielson, recently qualified medic, first tour of active duty. That’s what I keep telling myself – over and over like a demented idiot – to calm my nerves. I’m just a normal nineteen year old English girl… of the kick-ass, life-saving variety that is.” Ellie is on her first tour of active service in Afghanistan. On her first Patrol she saves a new friend from an IED but before doing that she sees a girl wander right into the firing line, and…

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    Bookish and Bloggish News #6

    Harro!! Hows everyone doing on this lovely (questionable as I’ve not looked out the window out!) Saturday morning!? This week Ive got a couple of bits and bobs that I want to share with you regarding new books that are going to be hitting our shelves in the second half of the year!  *** Emma <3’s LA – Keris Station The awesome Keris posted a sneak peak of her new book on her blog a couple of days ago. I have had the pleasure of already reading the book and it is absolutely fantastic. If you love contemporary teen fiction then please go and check out the first chapter here.…

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    Torn – Cat Clarke

    “A funeral without a body is like a wedding without a bride. Or a groom. Except this isn’t officially a funeral – it’s a memorial service. Instead of a coffin there’s an easel with a huge photo. She looks pretty. Hopeful, even. “ With Alice and her best friend Cass get lumbered in a cabin with Polly the social outcast, Emo kid Rae and Tara – queen bitch – they aren’t exactly happy about it. Rae isn’t too bad, she mainly just sticks her headphones in and ignores them, Polly on the other hand is weird and follows Tara like a puppy. Then there’s Tara herself, the top rank on…