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Sticks and Stones

This story is about a young teenage girl called Alison. She is living with her nan and mother. After her parent’s divorce, they move far away. Her mum struggles to cope with her husband’s new relationship. Follow her struggle of making new friends in a new place, while two girls try their best to hinder her happiness. Will Alison listen to her friends and stand up to the bullies? Will she accept her parent’s divorce? you will have to read to find out.

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It Wont Happen Again

MARTHA has been married to Thomas for twenty-nine years. He has been abusive since the death of his mother. Martha has always blamed herself and tried to keep the peace. Even to the detriment of her relationship, with her only child, Laura. She has been totally isolated, confined to her home and in permanent fear of imperfection – which won’t be tolerated by Thomas. Martha’s only release is her diary to which she confides her deepest secrets, her conflicting feelings, and her resentment of Thomas’s high standards. There is a deep sadness that her family is broken. Her daughter, Laura, struggles with mixed feelings about her mother’s abuse and lack of strength. She is heartbroken Martha continues to allow his control to continue.

Lillian M Finn – This is a well written, wonderfully plotted, must read story!

Cristallo – A difficult subject tackled with feeling.

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