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Letters To My Mother by Rebecca Heath

Kate is a college junior, a gifted student who skipped two grades in school, a naval officer’s daughter who’s lived in more places than she can remember. Shy and bookish, she’s never had a boyfriend, let alone been kissed or gone on a date. Kate thinks falling in love is something that only happens to other girls. David is . . .

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Corvus by L. Lee Lowe

In an alternate present the minds of teen offenders are uploaded into computers for rehabilitation—a form of virtual wilderness therapy. Zach is a homo cognoscens, one of the new humans who can navigate the Fulgrid. Though still a high school student, he is indentured to the Fulgur Corporation as a counsellor. Laura is a homo sapiens. Their story is part . . .

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Rocinante by Wes Boyd

Vagabonding in the seventies! The only thing that kept Mark going in Vietnam was his plan to spend some time wandering the country by air, like barnstormers did 50 years before. In the last days before leaving, he acquires a partner—a tall, morose girl named Jackie. They spend months on their aerial oddessy, falling in love along the way while . . .

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The Next Generation by Wes Boyd

All she ever wanted was to be normal! Her mother considered Judith to be a hopeless invalid that would have to be cared for all her life—but then she finds a boyfriend that doesn’t see her that way. With his help, she learns to be a farmer’s wife and a much stronger person than anyone had ever thought she could . . .

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Pivotal Moments by musesinspire

Life can change in an instant. Without warning, there will be that point in time when everything you were and all that you knew will be changed beyond recognition. You, others and all that is around will be affected as well. What is this? It is known as a Pivotal Moment. Aislinn Munroe is average. Average grades, . . .

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Runner’s Moon by Wes Boyd

Two kids, a dream, and acres of dogs . . . Josh and Tiffany want to become dogsled racers. They just have to grow up first—and learn about what they’re doing along the way. A follow-on to Busted Axle Road, focusing on Josh and Tiffany’s adventures. . . .

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LETTERS TO MY MOTHER

A 1950’s College Affair, with Sailing

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Jan 2, 2013: Despite the title, this short novel is mainly in first person narrative (as a memoir), rather than letter form. It will transport you to the University of Washington campus in the 1950’s, complete with the culture and mores of the day: Co-eds are required to sign in and out of their dorm and return to their rooms by 11pm; a male student warns Kate "You’ll become used goods!" However, she has her passionate affair with a married professor anyway. The story is told with so much sensitivity, yearning, and realism [more . . .]

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PIVOTAL MOMENTS

Pretty normal teen romance begging to be read

By Sten Düring, author of Frays in the Weave

Jul 7, 2015: Walking through the list of ‘abandoned’ stories has been an interesting experience thus far.

This time I ran into a pretty average teen romance novel with more pros than cons.

Given the labels here you can drop the ‘coming of age’ one. Any real growth is only hinted at very late in the story. The same goes for the bad-boy label on the publishing-site—the love-interest is sweet, considerate and very keen on [more . . .]

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