Happy ‘Everybody Reads YA’ Sunday! Today I’m sharing an excerpt from my contemporary, adventure novel for teen boys and girls – And Alex Still Has Acne.
Both Alex and his friend Sam seem to come from ‘normal’ (whatever that is) homes, but Alex is worried about his friend and his adopted sister, both of whom are starting to act strangely. And none of the parents are much help …
Alex sat silently for several minutes. He had never knowingly broken the law before, apart from cycling on the pavement – but then his mother preferred him to do that than run risks on the road. He didn’t like the idea at all. But Sam was his friend, and he didn’t like to abandon him either. Moreover, despite himself, he felt a tingling of excitement at what Sam was proposing. Anyway, he could never knowingly give up an opportunity for more food these days.
“Where?” Sam knew his friend was not enquiring where his house was, and felt a glow of pleasure that Alex was in on this with him. He too felt a tingle of excitement, plus a mixture of guilt and fear – but not enough of either to stop him.
Life for fourteen year old Alex is OK most of the time. He enjoys school, has a best friend Sam, and a pretty and only mildly irritating younger sister, Nicky. But then Sam starts acting strangely, and so does Nicky – and both insist on sharing secrets with him and making him promise not to tell anyone. Then Nicky goes missing and only Alex feels he knows where to find her. But is Sam anywhere around to help?
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And Alex Still Has Acne
And Alex Still Has Acne is available as a paperback and as an e-book.