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High school sophomore Kisrie Kelley has always been a misfit, a fact her nemesis Wendy, who’s bullied her since elementary school, won’t let her forget. Kisrie longs to fit in and feel normal, but is that even possible when color guard and photography are her only talents? Her Reese’s Peanut Butter cup addiction and a pestering “prodigy” little sister who thinks she’s a bush baby don’t help, and some days Kisrie contemplates moving to a different planet. Will she ever please her perfectionist mother and get to be just a normal teen?
But Wendy has troubles and secrets of her own. Her beauty pageant dreams are her only hope of escaping her poverty and her mother’s questionable lifestyle. Everything spins out of control, and cyberbullying takes things to a whole new level when Kisrie overhears Wendy plotting to spread vicious rumors about her English-teacher uncle. Kisrie must decide whether to snitch and risk Wendy’s wrath or shut up and watch her uncle’s career crumble.
Only the truth can set them all free, but will Kisrie be too late? Hilarious, heartbreaking, and honest, Spin is a novel you won’t soon forget.
From childhood to adulthood, pets touch our hearts and impact our lives. The dog who waits by the door for his special person, the cat who sits on a lap purring her contentment, the guide dog who leads its sightless human, the therapy cat in the nursing home who stretches out next to a bedridden person -- animals impact lives daily. This collection of short stories about Gayle's own pets tugs at the heartstrings of pet lovers. Meet Sage, the blind springer spaniel who couldn't see with her eyes, but saw with her heart; Sam, the brave cocker spaniel who thought buffalo weren't too big to tackle; Murphy and Bailey, sister-cats whose antics brought laughter into the home; and Precious, who even touched the heart of a dad that didn't like cats. Filled with heart and humor, these true pet stories will remind readers animals enrich our lives, perhaps bringing back sweet memories of their own pets or encouraging the adoption of a special furry friend.