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Download and read online Find Your Tribe and 9 Other Things I Wish I d Known in High School in PDF and EPUB Everybody knows that high school can be tough, especially when your best friend behaves like your worst enemy, the person you have a crush on fails to notice you exist, and your athletic skills come in for universal derision. Bestselling author Rebecca Sparrow explains how to get through it all with the help of Ruby Rose, Wil Anderson, and other celebrities. Together they explain how bouncing back, trusting your instincts, and finding your tribe can make all the difference. This is an indispensable guide for adolescents for surviving—and enjoying—their teen years.
Download and read online The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay in PDF and EPUB Bubble skirts. Transvision Vamp. Corkscrew perms. ‘21 Jump Street’. It's 1989 and Rachel Hill is the girl most likely to succeed. And the girl most likely to have everything under control ... that is, until her father invites the moody Nick McGowan to live with them. With the help of her best friend Zoe, Rachel battens down the hatches in preparation for Nick McGowan to move into her old bedroom and into her life. Nick immediately labels Rachel as uptight. With bad taste in music. Rachel immediately labels Nick a no-hoper. With a bad attitude. But it's a secret from Nick's past that will draw them together and make the year Nick McGowan came to stay one that Rachel will never forget. From the bestselling author of The Girl Most Likely.
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