Love Me Never

Here’s an exciting new series by Sara Wolf with an excerpt to give you a taste!

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“That’s n-not what I meant—” Kayla starts.

“And you seem exactly like the type of girl to stay with friends she hates. They probably hate you, too. It must be easy, hiding it behind all that booze and all those name brands.”

Kayla’s tears overflow onto her cheeks. Jack sighs.

“You’re so spineless you collapse into tears the second anyone says the truth?”

My heart’s thumping in my chest. My fists squeeze so tight I can’t feel my fingers. His cruelty leaves a bitter taste in my mouth—it’s a lot like someone I used to know.

Someone who ruined my life forever.

I shove aside the red-faced boy who tries to hit on me again and launch myself through the crowd. Kayla isn’t my friend. No one here is. But she’s been four seconds of nice to me—true nice, not Avery’s sugary poison of inviting-me-to-this-weird-test-party nice. And four seconds is more than I ever thought I’d get. It’s the most I’ve had in a long time. Jack’s lip quirks up in a sneer. Say it. Say one more thing, pretty boy. I dare you to.

“You’re pathetic,” he says.

That’s the first time I punch Jack Hunter’s face.

And as my knuckles connect with his stupid high cheekbones and he staggers back with a furious blizzard brewing in his icy eyes, I somehow get the feeling it won’t be the last.

 

The Society

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Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Teen Publishing for the advanced reading copy of The Society by Jodie Andrefski! The Society is a wonderful, trying to find yourself, coming of age story. Jeremy is a great and loyal friend to Samantha (Sam). Sam needs the type of stability that Jeremy’s friendship gives her, since her family has been broken apart and she is relentlessly bullied because of acts her father has committed. Now she wants revenge. Sam lives with her Aunt Loretta, who struggles with her health and dementia. Sam and Aunt Loretta have a wonderful bond and love each other unconditionally; which they both need. While Sam is struggling with both parts excitement and guilt about her revenge, she meets a new boy, Ransom. At this time, Jeremy becomes upset at Sam for her revenge plot and doesn’t want her to become a bully also. Jeremy believes Sam is above that. I don’t want to give anything away, but I do recommend reading The Society to find out what happens with Sam, Jeremy, Ransom and the bullies. I enjoyed the angst and the dynamic relationships. This story also sheds light on unconditional love and support and also realizing our own importance and self worth.