A collection of short stories for young adult readers. A mixed bag, really. **For older teens** More
A collection of short stories for young adult readers. A mixed bag, really. **For older teens**
Jude is just your normal high school girl - she's got friends and a little brother who'll soon start in school, himself; she worries about looking good, getting good grades, and staying fit - until something happens that turns her world upside-down.
Feeling lonely, Irene decides to take a walk outside, instead of just trudging round the house in her socks and avoiding doing her homework all day.
Riding on Buses:
When Toruna's sister goes missing suddenly, she has to come to terms with the possibility that she may never see her again.
Micky at the Cemetery:
Micky's father used to have a gift - he used to be able to help people, people like fourteen-year-old Caleb, from the TV - but ever since her mother died, he hasn't been feeling so great, and he hasn't been helping anyone. Most days, he can't even help himself...
You told me Kontar means 'only child', though your mother presumably always meant to have more children. You are an only child, but you'd rather have been one of many. You'd have felt better loved, then. My own name, Ayaah, means 'fly swiftly' or 'colourful bird', but I'm not: my hair is a plain, dull brown, and I have such bad balance that I am always falling to one side, almost going down, before I catch myself on the nearest object at hand.