Appearance vs Reality

Things are not always what they seem!
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Zoe has a secret – a dark and terrible secret that she dares confess to no-one that she knows. But one day she hears of a criminal on death row who knows all about secrets. And lies. And betrayal. Desperate to confide in someone, Zoe picks up a pen, and takes a deep breath. These are the letters that she wrote.

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In Lena's safe society, all 18-year-olds undergo "the cure" - an operation that removes the emotive part of their brain. Lena's mother had the dreaded disease "deleria nervosa" because the cure didn't work on her. Now Lena fears she may inherit the disease. But when she meets Alex she begins to question all that she has known about her life so far.

At all young people undergo "the cure" to rid them of the emotive part of their brain so they can live in unemotional peace. But Lena falls in love and rejects the cure, putting herself and all those she loves in danger.

Olivia dreams of becoming a writer, so is thrilled to be selected for a college fiction seminar taught by her idol, Father Mark. But when the priest's enthusiasm for her writing develops into something more, Olivia shifts from wonder to confusion to despair.

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Seth drowns, then wakes in an empty world. Somehow he has to make sense of this world and then find out how to survive. Overwhelmed at first by confusion and thirst, Seth is also terrified to go to sleep, as he is plunged back into vivid dreams of his past life. Which is more real, his dreaming memories, or the stark barren world of his waking hours? And what is the terrifying black being that stalks him?

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Alex Hudson is a good guy. He plays water polo. He has a part-time job. He's doing okay at school. Then the thing that anchors Alex is ripped away and his life seems pointless. How can he make anyone else understand how he feels, when he doesn't even know?

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Briony lives with her twin sister and austere father. Her mother died at birth, and her stepmother, recently deceased, has protected Briony from the villagers who would hang her if she revealed her true witchy self. Briony believes she is responsible for her sister’s confused state of mind, and her stepmother’s death. When handsome Eldric arrives in the village, she longs to be just a normal girl, capable of love.

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Alex Hudson is a good guy. He plays water polo. He has a part-time job. He's doing okay at school. Then the thing that anchors Alex is ripped away and his life seems pointless. How can he make anyone else understand how he feels, when he doesn't even know?

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The year is 2140. The battle against ageing has been won and people can now live forever. But not everyone thinks that eternal life is a good thing and a resistance movement is underway.

In the year it is illegal to be young and longevity drugs are a fountain of youth. Sign the Declaration, agree not to have children and you too can live forever.

The people of Onewere have been Chosen to survive the deadly event that destroyed most of Earth. They are guided by their divine leaders, the Apostles. When Maryam, now a young woman, crosses into the Holy City to serve without question, her beliefs are shattered as she discovers the terrible truth.

The people of Onewere have been Chosen to survive the deadly event that destroyed most of Earth. They are guided by their divine leaders, the Apostles. When Maryam, now a young woman, crosses into the Holy City to serve without question, her beliefs are shattered as she discovers the terrible truth.

Lonely Abby meets a guy online who understands her problems. He’s her secret friend, their online relationship intensifies. But after they meet, Abby goes missing.

Lonely Abby meets a guy online who understands her problems. He’s her secret friend, their online relationship intensifies. But after they meet, Abby goes missing.

Mike (real name Mary Elizabeth) is gay and likes to pump iron, play softball and fix plumbing. When a glamorous new girl, Xanadu, arrives in Mike’s small Kansas town, she falls in love at first sight. Xanadu is everything that Mike is not - cool, confident, feminine, sexy and - straight!

Pretend You Love Me by Julie Anne Peters, recommended for grades 9 and up. A girl named Mike falls for the new girl who's straight.

Strange things happen when 16-year-old twins Tennyson and Brontë befriend a troubled and misunderstood outcast, Bruiser, and his little brother, Cody. An unforgettable novel about the power of unconditional friendship, the complex workings of a family, and the sacrifices we endure for the people we love.

Bruiser – Neal Shusterman Inexplicable events start to occur when sixteen-year-old twins Tennyson and Brontë befriend a troubled and misunderstood outcast, aptly nicknamed Bruiser, and his little brother, Cody.

After the accidental drowning of his friend, Alex writes poetry as a way to come to terms with what happened. His young English teacher, who he fancies, tries to reach out to him.  She is suspicious that Alex and a fellow boarding school student are try to cover up the truth.

n 1982 Buncombe County, North Carolina, sixteen-year-old Alex Stromm writes of the aftermath of the accidental drowning of a friend, as his English teacher reaches out to him while he and a fellow boarding school student try to cover things up.

Sophie becomes an outcast in her small military town when she chooses to keep a secret for her Marine boyfriend who is in Afghanistan. She kissed another boy, but she didn’t cheat. But to clear her name she would have to reveal the secret she’s vowed to keep. Now her boyfriend is MIA.

If I lie by Corrine Jackson ---- Seventeen-year-old Sophie Quinn becomes an outcast in her small military town when she chooses to keep a secret for her Marine boyfriend who is missing in action in Afghanistan.

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