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Why Do Abusive Teen Programs Still Exist? Three Solid Reasons by Cyndy Etler – We Can’t Be Friends #BlogTour

Why Do Abusive Teen Programs Still Exist? Three Solid Reasons by Cyndy Etler – We Can’t Be Friends #BlogTour

Cyndy Etler is the author of young adult memoirs The Dead Inside and We Can’t Be Friends (Sourcebooks Fire). Her books take readers into her sixteen months in Straight Inc., a teen treatment program the ACLU called “a concentration camp for throwaway teens,” and then back to her druggie high school, packed with dangerous jockos and cheerleaders. … Continue reading

The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan Stroud

The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan Stroud

After the dramatic events of The Creeping Shadow, the Lockwood team (plus Quill Kipps) deserve some well-earned rest. So naturally they break into the Fittes Mausoleum, on a perilous mission to discover the truth about London’s top ghost-hunting agency, and its sinister leader. What they discover will change everything. But there’s little time to ponder. … Continue reading

The Red Ribbon Blog Tour

The Red Ribbon Blog Tour

Rose, Ella, Marta and Carla. In another life we might have all been friends together. But this was Birchwood. As fourteen-year-old Ella begins her first day at work she steps into a world of silks, seams, scissors, pins, hems and trimmings. She is a dressmaker, but this is no ordinary sewing workshop. Hers are no … Continue reading

Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell

Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell

South Africa is loud. Listen. Do you hear the song and dance of it? The chorus of Khayelitsha life? Every voice is different, its pitch and tone and intonation as distinct as the words we choose and how we wrap our mouths around them. But everybody has a voice, and everybody sings… Fifteen year old … Continue reading

Notes on my Family by Emily Critchley

Notes on my Family by Emily Critchley

Enter the world of Louise Coulson through her notes on her family, school and friends. Lou is thirteen years old, a perceptive and observant outsider, somewhere on the autism spectrum. She takes notes as if she were holding a film camera silently fixed on a world that tends to ignore her. Meet her dad who … Continue reading

A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars Blog Tour

A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars Blog Tour

A powerful, haunting, contemporary debut that steps seamlessly from the horrors of people-trafficking to the magic of African folklore, by an award-winning Ghanaian-British filmmaker. Sante was a baby when she was washed ashore in a sea-chest laden with treasure. It seems she is the sole survivor of the tragic sinking of a ship carrying migrants … Continue reading