Seven Ways We Lie, by Riley Redgate

Seven Ways We LieTitle: Seven Ways We Lie
Author:
Riley Redgate
Publisher:
  Amulet Books
Publication date: March 8th 2016
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1419719440
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4.5/5
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Paloma High School is ordinary by anyone’s standards. It’s got the same cliques, the same prejudices, the same suspect cafeteria food. And like every high school, every student has something to hide—whether it’s Kat, the thespian who conceals her trust issues onstage; or Valentine, the neurotic genius who’s planted the seed of a school scandal.
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This Is Where It Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp

This Is Where It EndsTitle: This Is Where It Ends
Author:
Marieke Nijkamp
Publisher:
  Sourcebooks Fire
Publication date: 5th January 2016
Pages: 292
ISBN: 149262246X
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5/5
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10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

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Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon

Everything, EverythingTitle: Everything, Everything
Author:
Nicola Yoon
Publisher:
  Corgi Childrens
Publication date: 1st September 2015
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780552574235
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 3/5
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My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

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Paperweight, by Meg Haston

PaperweightTitle: Paperweight
Author:
Meg Haston
Publisher:
 HarperTeen
Publication date: July 7th 2015
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062335746
Source: Edelweiss
Rating: 4.5/5
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Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. In her body. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert.

Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at mealtime, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she’s worked so hard to avoid.
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Liars, Inc., by Paula Stokes

Liars, Inc.Title: Liars, Inc.
Author:
Paula Stokes
Publisher:
 HarperTeen
Publication date: March 24th 2015
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0062323288
Source: Edelweiss
Rating: 4/5
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For fans of Gone Girl, I Hunt Killers, and TV’s How to Get Away with Murder.

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?
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Fractured, by Dani Atkins

FracturedTitle: Fractured
Author:
Dani Atkins
Publisher:
 Head of Zeus
Publication date: November 1st 2013
Pages: 289
ISBN: 1781857113
Source: Goodreads
Rating: 1/5
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What would you do if life gave you a second chance?

Rachel’s life was perfect. She had a handsome boyfriend, wonderful friends and a place at university. But the night of the accident changed everything. She was left badly scarred, and consumed by guilt. In a single heartbeat, her world fell apart.
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The Walls Around Us, by Nova Ren Suma

The Walls Around UsTitle: The Walls Around Us
Author:
Nova Ren Suma
Publisher:
 Algonquin Young Readers
Publication date: March 24th 2015
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1616203722
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4.5/5
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“Ori’s dead because of what happened out behind the theater, in the tunnel made out of trees. She’s dead because she got sent to that place upstate, locked up with those monsters. And she got sent there because of me.”

The Walls Around Us is a ghostly story of suspense told in two voices—one still living and one long dead. On the outside, there’s Violet, an eighteen-year-old dancer days away from the life of her dreams when something threatens to expose the shocking truth of her achievement. On the inside, within the walls of a girls’ juvenile detention center, there’s Amber, locked up for so long she can’t imagine freedom. Tying these two worlds together is Orianna, who holds the key to unlocking all the girls’ darkest mysteries.
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None of the Above, by I.W. Gregorio

None of the AboveTitle: None of the Above
Author:
I.W. Gregorio
Publisher:
 Balzer & Bray
Publication date: April 7th 2015
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062335319
Source: Edelweiss
Rating: 4/5
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A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she’s intersex . . . and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school. Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above is a thought-provoking novel that explores what it means to be a boy, a girl, or something in between.
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The Last Leaves Falling, by Sarah Benwell

The Last Leaves FallingTitle: The Last Leaves Falling
Author:
Sarah Benwell 
Publisher:
 Definitions
Publication date: January 29th 2015
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781909531222
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4.5/5
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And these are they. My final moments. They say a warrior must always be mindful of death, but I never imagined that it would find me like this . . .

Japanese teenager, Sora, is diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Lonely and isolated, Sora turns to the ancient wisdom of the samurai for guidance and comfort. But he also finds hope in the present; through the internet he finds friends that see him, not just his illness. This is a story of friendship and acceptance, and testing strength in an uncertain future.

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Gif Review: The Last Leaves Falling, by Sarah Benwell

The Last Leaves FallingTitle: The Last Leaves Falling
Author:
Sarah Benwell 
Publisher:
 Definitions
Publication date: January 29th 2015
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781909531222
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4.5/5
Buy at: BookDepository

And these are they. My final moments. They say a warrior must always be mindful of death, but I never imagined that it would find me like this . . .

Japanese teenager, Sora, is diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Lonely and isolated, Sora turns to the ancient wisdom of the samurai for guidance and comfort. But he also finds hope in the present; through the internet he finds friends that see him, not just his illness. This is a story of friendship and acceptance, and testing strength in an uncertain future.

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