Counting Back From Nine by Valerie Sherrard

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“There are rules for what I’ve done.  Specific punishments for crimes against friendship.” Laren Olivier knows the rules, but her attraction to a friend’s ex-boyfriend is strong.  She tells herself that if she and Scott can keep their new romance a secret, no one will get hurt.  But Laren is not the only one with something to hide. Thus begins a year-long journey through secrets, lies, exposures and betrayals.  Somehow, Laren must find a way to reconcile who she is with what she’s done.  And when tragedy strikes, she finds herself struggling with a discovery so shocking it rocks the very foundation of her world.  A novel in free verse by award-winning author Valerie Sherrard.


About Valerie Sherrard

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Valerie Sherrard is a Canadian author of books for children and young adults including the award-winning novel The Glory Wind and Tumbleweed Skies. She lives in New Brunswick.
Published November 30, 2012 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. 216 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult. Fiction

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Gr 6–10—Laren finds her friend status on Facebook gone from "Best Friend to Unfriend./Discarded in a single click" when she falls for her best friend's boyfriend. Scott is emotionally unresponsive; his interests are hockey and the next girlfriend, while Laren's father is her safety net. When he h...

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