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Cracked Up to Beby Courtney Summers
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A gritty, atmospheric coming of age tale set in 1980s New York City
Seventeen-year-old Cat is living every teenager’s dream—she has her own apartment on the Lower East Side and at night she’s club kid royalty, guarding the velvet rope at some of the hottest clubs in the city. The night with its crazy, frenetic, high-inducing energy—the pulsing beat of the music, the radiant, joyful people and those seductive white lines that can ease all pain—is when Cat truly lives. But her daytime, when real life occurs, is more nightmare than dream.
Having spent years suffering her mother’s emotional and physical abuse, and abandoned by her father, Cat is terrified and alone—unable to connect to anyone or anything. But when someone comes along who makes her want to truly live, she’ll need to summon the courage to confront her demons and take control of a life already spinning dangerously out of control.
Both poignant and raw, White Lines is a gripping tale and the reader won’t want to look away.
Parker Fadley has quit the cheerleading squad, she's dumped her perfect boyfriend, and she's failing school. Her parents are on a constant suicide watch and her counselors think she's playing games. What they don't know is the real reason behind Parker's change in behavior.
Perfect Parker Fadley isnt so perfect anymore. Shes quit the cheerleading squad, shes dumped her perfect boyfriend, and shes failing school. Her parents are on a constant suicide watch and her counselors think shes playing games…but what they dont know, the real reason for this whole mess, isnt something she can say out loud. It isnt even something she can say to herself. A horrible thing has happened and it just might be her fault. If she can just remove herself from everybody--be totally alone--then everything will be okay...The problem is, nobody will let her.
About the Author
Courtney Summers lives and writes in Canada, where she divides most of her time between a camera, a piano and a word processing program.
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