Amy by Mary Hooper

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‘It all started after I fell out with Louise and Bethany, really. It was falling out with them that made me try to find friends somewhere else, and the Internet seemed a good place to look . . .'

Amy is a level-headed sort of girl, certainly not one to get into dangerous situations. But when the new term starts she does find herself without her usual gang of friends. And so she turns to the Internet and meets a very sexy guy who calls himself Zed. It's not long before he is asking her to meet him . . . Even the level-headed Amy cannot in the end resist this invitation.

In Mary Hooper's classically accessible and unpreachy way, she tackles responsibly the potential danger of the Internet and the use of ‘date-rape' drugs.


About Mary Hooper

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Mary Hooper is a very popular writer for children and young adults. Her brilliant historical novels have a huge fan base, as do her contemporary novels for teenagers. At The Sign of the Sugared Plum was selected as part of the 2010 Booked Up scheme. Mary lives in Henley-on-Thames.
Published October 11, 2012 by Bloomsbury Childrens. 176 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The narration takes the form of a taped report given by Amy to the police after the event, and the occasional chapter heading indicating the recording time and inclusion of chat transcripts jar with the colloquial and conversational tone of the narrative itself, calling attention to the artifice ...

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Lillian will endure almost anything because nothing can be worse than what she has already survived — a pogrom in which her family was butchered: “She was an orphan, a widow and the mother of a dead child, for which there’s not even a special word, it’s such a terrible thing.” Lillian’s grim plig...

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An unexpectedly emotional change of pace after the spirited antic comedy of "Clerks" and the dismal antic comedy of "Mallrats," "Chasing Amy" sees writer-director Kevin Smith grappling with some touchy sexual and dramatic issues, material that he nonetheless shoots through with some wild, offbeat...

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