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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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Teen Book Fest Author: “Where Things Come Back”

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley Cullen Witter must identify the body of Oslo, his teen cousin, who has just died of a drug overdose. The experience in the morgue leads Cullen to reflect on his life in … Continue reading

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“Shine”

Shine by Lauren Myracle “Bloody Sunday: Teen Brutally Attacked.” This is the headline from a (fictional) news article on the pages before chapter one. “Stunned residents of Black Creek, North Carolina, pray for seventeen-year-old Patrick Truman, beaten and left for … Continue reading

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