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The Difference Between You and Me

Jesse cuts her own hair with a Swiss Army knife. She wears big green fisherman’s boots. She’s the founding (and only) member of NOLAW, the National Organization to Liberate All Weirdos. Emily wears sweaters with faux pearl buttons. She’s vice president of the student council. She has a boyfriend.

These two girls have nothing in common, except the passionate “private time” they share every Tuesday afternoon. Jesse wishes their relationship could be out in the open, but Emily feels she has too much to lose. When they find themselves on opposite sides of a heated school conflict, they each have to decide what’s more important: what you believe in, or the one you love?

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Reading Challenge

Anyone remember this post I reblogged? Yeah, me neither. I’ve gone through it and although I’ve read more books than I’ve reviewed, quite a lot of them fall under the same category (a book set in high school? A book set in a different country?). Will I still be able to make the list? Probably not but I’m going to update you on my progress anyway.

[x]A book with more than 500 pages – Prince of Fools
[ ]A classic romance
[ ]A book that became a movie
[x]A book published this year – 2015 Guide to Self-Publishing
[ ]A book a number in the title
[ ]A book written by someone under 30
[ ]A book with nonhuman characters
[ ]A funny book
[x]A book by a female author – Sister Mischief
[ ]A mystery or thriller
[x]A book with a one-word title – Adaptation
[x]A book of short stories – Essex Fairy Tales
[x]A book set in a different country – Roving Pack
[x]A nonfiction book – Story Engineering
[ ]A popular author’s first book
[x]A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet – Huntress
[ ]A book a friend recommended
[ ]A Pulitzer Prize-winning book
[ ]A book based on a true story
[ ]A book your mum loves
[ ]A book that scares you
[ ]A book more than 100 years old
[x]A book based entirely on its cover – Beauty Queens
[ ]A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t
[ ]A memoir
[x]A book you can finish in a day – Wool
[ ]A book with antonyms in the title
[ ]A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit
[ ]A book that came out the year you were born
[ ]A book with bad reviews
[ ]A trilogy
[ ]A book from your childhood
[ ]A book with a love triangle
[ ]A book set in the future
[x]A book set in high school – The difference between you and me
[ ]A book with a colour in the title
[ ]A book that made you cry
[x]A book with magic – The Woodcutter
[x]A graphic novel – Black Butler
[x]A book by an author you’ve never read before – Quantum Coin
[x]A book you own but have never read – Alfie the Doorstep Cat
[ ]A book that takes place in your hometown
[x]A book that originally written in a different language – Last Train to Istanbul 
[ ]A book set during Christmas
[ ]A book written by an author with your same initials
[ ]A play
[ ]A banned book
[ ]A book based on or turned into a TV show
[ ]A book you started but never finished

I’m going to try and see how many I can do before 31st December and in 2016, I’m going to find a challenge in January and actually remember to do it.

Books

Alfie the Doorstep Cat

For all fans of A Street Cat Named Bob, this is the only book to find in your stocking this Christmas. Can a pet really change your life? Alfie is homeless, abandoned after his elderly owner passes away. But when he stumbles on to Edgar Road, Alfie knows he’s found his new home. However, the street’s residents don’t agree – the last thing they need is another stray cat, and he is shooed away from many doorsteps. But as life throws its worst at the residents of Edgar Road, they soon realise how much they all need Alfie – a cat who brings hope to the darkest times, and who will always be a friend to those in need. Summary from Goodreads, Amazon

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