Thursday, June 1, 2017

EXIT, Pursued by a bear

By: E.K.Johnston
30689371Location: FIC JOH
Genre: "Contemporary"- why does that "mean bad stuff that happens to youth"- because this is what this is about and they label it contemporary when it is just painful stuff. Oh it is also about cheer-leading...

"unflinching and powerful and completely necessary"

“If you think I'm going to apologize for being drugged and raped, you have another thing coming. 

“Of course, if I were dead, they could just bury me, and move on. Broken is harder to deal with.”

Hermione Winters is captain of her cheerleading team, and in tiny Palermo Heights, this doesn't mean what you think it means. At PHHS, the cheerleaders don't cheer for the sports teams; they are the sports team - the pride and joy of a tiny town. The team's summer training camp is Hermione's last and she knows this season could make her a legend. But during a camp party, someone slips something in her drink. And it all goes black.

In every class, there's a star cheerleader and a pariah pregnant girl. They're never supposed to be the same person. Hermione struggles to regain the control she's always had and faces a wrenching decision about how to move on. The assault wasn't the beginning of Hermione Winter's story and she's not going to let it be the end. She won t be anyone s cautionary tale.

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