Wish List (Not Wednesday) #3

The View from The Top
by Hillary Frank
(Dutton Children's Books, 13th May 2010)

Life and love stories overlap and intertwine in the telling of one transforming summer.

Eighteen-year-old Anabelle’s last few months in her coastal hometown are bittersweet. Instead of the quiet precollege summer she expects, Anabelle makes some surprising discoveries about herself as she navigates romantic entanglements and changing friendships.

Through shifting points of view in seven interconnected stories, we glimpse the limits of how well her friends really know Anabelle... and how little she grasps about the way they see her.

With wry observations and quirky humor, critically acclaimed novelist Hillary Frank gives voice and depth to six unique characters whose stories inter-twine to form a complete picture of one shared summer.

Stalker Girl
by Rosemary Graham
(5th August 2010)

How do you know when you’ve crossed the line between curiosity and obsession?

Carly never meant to become a stalker. She just wanted to find out who Brian started dating after he dumped her. But a little harmless online research turns into a quick glance, and that turns into an afternoon of watching.

Soon Carly is putting all of her energy into following Brian’s new girlfriend—all of the sadness she feels about her mom’s recent break-up, all of the anger she feels over being pushed aside by her dad while he prepares for his new wife’s new baby.

When Carly’s stalking is discovered in the worst possible way by the worst possible person, she is forced to acknowledge her problem and the underlying issues that led to it.

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