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Winter Town

Stephen Emond

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Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

Winter Town follows two childhood best friends who learn that growing up means growing apart. This is written from both points of viewsEvery winter, Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent's divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she's changed. The 'girl next door' has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud and a scowl. But even though Lucy's changed, Evan and Lucy connect again. And this time, Evan falls in love. Lucy has secrets. She doesn't tell Evan about her mother's new abusive boyfriend, her own violent boyfriend and the fights that got her kicked out of her house. She feels guilty and starts to resent Evan's picture perfect (boring) life. She knows Evan won't change and Lucy knows she must break his heart and move on.The next winter, after transferring to an art college against his father's wishes, Evan sees Lucy again. And this time, they know the timing is right.This unique story features gorgeous black-and-white illustrations throughout (comic strips, spot art, chapter heads, etc.).

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