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Drug Abuse “In Ecstasy”

  In Ecstasy by Kate McCaffrey Fifteen-year-old Sophie and Mia are longtime best friends, who, as the novel opens, are getting ready for a big party. Sophie is more outgoing. Mia is socially awkward and just hopes to get through … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: “Lucky”

Lucky by Alice Sebold I’m guessing that you already know that “lucky” is a relative term. Alice Sebold’s memoir could easily have been titled Unlucky. When she was eighteen years old and a college freshman at Syracuse University, Sebold was … Continue reading

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“Ask the Passengers”

Ask the Passengers by A. S. King  Astrid Jones isn’t sure that her love is acceptable to anyone. She has a lot of it to give, but to whom? While she’s deciding—and deciding takes many months—she spends her odd free … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi: “Ship Breaker”

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi  In the aftermath of environmental apocalypse, in the world of ship breaking on the Gulf Coast, Nailer survives by pulling copper wire from grounded oil tankers. He, like everyone else he knows, is looking for … Continue reading

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