The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride

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When Tessa's best friend Noelle disappears right before the start of eighth grade, Tessa's life changes completely--she shies away from her other friends and stops eating in the cafeteria. Now, two years later, Noelle has escaped her captivity and is coming home, in one piece but not exactly intact, and definitely different. Tessa's life is about to change again as she tries to revive the best-friendship the two girls had shared before Noelle--now Elle--was kidnapped; puts up a futile resistance to the charming new guy at school; pursues her passion for photography while trying to build the bravado to show her photos to the public; and tries to balance her desire to protect and shelter Elle with the necessity to live her own life and put herself first.

“Tense! The constant push and pull of friendship, pain, love, and jealousy is beautifully drawn. A definite must read.”
– Jay Asher

About Kristina McBride

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Kristina McBride is a former English teacher and yearbook advisor. She's published one previous novel, The Tension of Opposites, which the Deseret News called "engrossing and fascinating, painful and hopeful." She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children. Visit her online at
Published December 28, 2010 by EgmontUSA. 288 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Two years after the abduction of her best friend Noelle, sophomore Tessa has changed her entire life, isolating herself from friends and avoiding dating. So when Noelle miraculously returns, having fo

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