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    The Killing Woods – Lucy Christopher

    “Before  Saturday Night. August. Emily.  Something was draped across Dad’s outstretched arms. A deer? A Fawn that was injured? It was sprawled and long-legged, something that had been caught in a poacher’s trap maybe: a mistake. So this is where Dad had been all this time: in the woods and cutting this creature free. I breathed out slowly, squinted at the mist that hovered around Dad like a ghost.” When Emily’s dad brings home the dead body of a girl from her school he is arrested and admits to believing he killed her. But Emily is sure he is not the killer, despite what the police think and the Post…

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    If You Find Me – Emily Murdoch – Early Review

    “Mama says no matter how poor folks are, whether you’re a have, a have-not or break your mama’s back on the cracks in between, the world gives away the best stuff on the cheap.” Carey has spent most her life in the woods, her six year old sister, Jenessa, has spent all her life there. Their mother is a meth addict and often leaves them to fend for themselves. Carey has always been the one in charge when their mother is out of it or gone. Carey’s only priority is survival, and she expects that to be the priority for the foreseeable future. Then one day strangers arrive at their…

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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…