Hello and welcome to another ‘Everybody Reads YA’ #SundayBlogShare. Today I’m sharing an excerpt from the contemporary YA novel And Alex Still has Acne.
I hope you like the excerpt and want to read more. If so, you’re in for a small reward, because And Alex is FREE to download from #AmazonBooks on December the 6th and 7th.
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?
And Alex Still has Acne – myBook.to/AndAlexStillHasAcne
I also have a Christmas story in an anthology – Festive Treats – that is currently free to download, and several other short stories and novels from 99p /99c each. There is more information on them on the Published Work page of this blog, and on my Amazon author pages: