Or the time the house next door caught on fire. Or the time her brother, father, and uncle were all killed in a car crash—and Maguire walked away with barely a scratch. But then she meets Jordy, an aspiring tennis star who wants to help her break her unlucky streak. Maguire knows that the best thing she can do for him is to stay away, but it turns out staying away might be harder than she thought.
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Charlotte Davis is in pieces. The broken glass washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. Your best friend, who is gone forever. Or your mother, who has nothing left to give you. It hurts enough to not care anymore, which is sometimes what has to happen before you can find your way back from the edge. Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic.
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Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.
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And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed. With the help of her best friend Lorena, and her first kiss, first love, first everything boyfriend Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? And either way, how can Julia even attempt to live up to a seemingly impossible ideal? Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act—suicide. And Conner, outwardly, has the perfect life.
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When it came to my turn, he wrote Sad. Not the occasional morning, but every single day? Millions of people are going through similar things. It takes aim at ending the shame of mental illness. Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally her little sister , Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college.
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He makes her feel almost normal. He makes her feel like she could fall in love again. But Bea knows a lot about him. She spends a lot of time watching him. She has a journal full of notes. She is smart, responsible, and contending with more than what most teens ever have to. Her mother struggled with schizophrenia for years until, one day, she simply disappeared—fleeing in fear that she was going to hurt herself or those she cared about.
But this makes him distant. Grace, in turn, does her part, interning at the lab in the gene sequencing department in hopes that one day they might make a breakthrough…and one day they do. Grace stumbles upon a string of code that could be the key. But something inside of Grace has started to unravel. Could her discovery just be a cruel side effect of the schizophrenia finally taking hold?
But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor. But keeping quiet might be worse. Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. With the aid of a not-so-secret admirer as well as a growing sense of self-confidence, she faces the challenges of caring for herself and her ball-of-charm younger brother, all while attempting to lead the life of a normal pre-teen.
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Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was killed in a bathroom stall during the mass shooting. I know because I was with her when she died. Until the morning he wakes up on a random front lawn, and he meets Aimee. Aimee is a social disaster. So when she receives an invitation from her childhood friend to leave her small town and tour art schools on the west coast, Kiko jumps at the opportunity in spite of the anxieties and fears that attempt to hold her back.
And now that she is finally free to be her own person outside the constricting walls of her home life, Kiko learns life-changing truths about herself, her past, and how to be brave. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. And when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium.
Can Mel bring herself to risk everything to find out? Mike Welles had everything under control. But that was before. To figure out who he is again. If only Mike will listen. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin.
Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. As we watch Nic plunge into the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture for us of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. Accept Grams is gone. Learn to forgive Dad.
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Actually, she meant to do something right. But her kind act inadvertently played a role in a deadly tragedy. In order to move on, Morgan must learn to forgive—first someone who did something that might be unforgivable, and then herself. Unable to see her friends. Unable to go to school. Evan reminds her of the salty ocean air and the rush she used to get from swimming.
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I'm a bit fed up of reading reviews for books then in return buying the books only to find dissatisfaction. It's fiction I know this but in real life police work would a ds in charge of people be allowed to investigate their own family in a murder I don't believe so. Admitted the family are step family even so surely it would be a no no someone else would have the job.
Poorly written and boring. Having had numerous recommendations for Mel Sherratt and her brand of crime fiction it has taken me over ten books and her first publishing deal to get there with Hush Hush. Poorly drawn characters who behave contradictorily, vacuous dialogue and the hollow words of a gullible newly promoted Detective Sergeant Grace Allendale, who is played for a fool by colleagues and suspects alike, complete the picture. Hush Hush is full of stock characters, hackneyed set-ups and a lead protagonist who does not have the wherewithal or nous to be a credible or commanding team leader.
The novel introduces a new female detective protagonist with the arrival of the recently promoted DS Grace Allendale returning to her birthplace of Stoke-on-Trent after losing her husband and mother in quick succession left her craving a new goal and a desire to move on from her pain.
After originally fleeing the city with her mother at the age of twelve when they escaped her drunken bully and crime lord of a father, George Steele, his murder the previous year, still unresolved, has allowed her to return. Given that her fathers second family from whom she is estranged still rule the criminal underworld of the city and are more than a little hostile towards her I was somewhat perturbed as to why she was so keen to return!
Filling the shoes of the popular and long-standing DS Allie Shenton she is neither particularly resolute with her seniors or those she supervises and I was unconvinced that there was much genuine belief behind her words which often came across as merely ticking the social conscience box, all meaning that she never quite emerges from the page. Radiating hostility, her menacing half-brothers, Eddie and Leon, and two-faced half-sister, Jade, are not honest with each other let alone Grace.
As the body count rises there is no real evidence of cross-referencing the lives of the victims or Grace gravitating to a working theory that is the mainstay of a police procedural novel. Together with being a love letter to Stoke and filled with tedious detail on the city such as when a certain factory closed, changes to the town structure , the story crawls along without any meaningful colour on the people or the location. The prose throughout is uninspiring with so many simple occurrences unnecessarily explained that it hampers the pace and is probably the reason that the novel occupies nearly pages.
Written in the third-person and showcasing multiple points-of-view meaning the reader is often privy to information before the police. I felt little suspense and would have preferred for the focus to be on the police inquiry and reduced to just one or two points of view and giving a convincing portrayal of the characters conflicting motivations.
Hush Hush was insanely gripping.
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