Welcome to another ‘Happy Everybody Reads YA’ #SundayBlogShare. Last week my publisher, Solstice, organised a promotion on Amazon Books for my contemporary YA novel – Girl Friends. To my delight it reached the #1 slot in the UK and #4 in America in the ‘friendship’ category – and not far behind in ‘dating and sex’!
Here is another excerpt from Girl Friends, this time from near the beginning of the story:
The front door slams, making the whole house shake. The pair of them are back and it is not good news. Good news would be if we only heard the slight click as the latch goes down. Then they would be coming straight up to bed, giggling and mumbling and we could all relax and get a bit of sleep. A slam means a row, which is scary.
Like lightening, my twin sisters, Josie and Mel, jump out of their own bed and into mine. I groan, and pretend to be put out but, to be honest, their small warm bodies against mine are comforting. “Don’t you dare pee in my bed,” I hiss at Josie, and she shakes her head without saying a word. Both have their thumbs in their mouths and are tense and shivery. I hug them both to try and comfort them, but I feel my own body becoming tense and shivery too. We wait. We know any minute now the row will erupt again.
Nothing is working out for Courtney, and even Grace, her beautiful best friend has no time for her now she has a boyfriend who has promised to get her a modelling contract. Courtney senses something is wrong – what is Grace getting herself into? And can Courtney and her new found friends rescue Grace before it is too late?
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