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by Chloe Rattray (Goodreads Author)
Sebastian has one summer left until his life begins. The only solid plan he has is to put off any kind of planning for his future. That is, until a girl, a circus, and a blue truck crash into his life. Could it be that beautiful acrobats aren't the only thing that Sebastian finds him chasing? As he strikes up an unlikely friendship with the dangerous Kamil, the search for ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published November 30th 2011 by CreateSpace
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I got a free copy of this book through the author's blog after seeing some excerpts. It's not perfect - some of the minor characters are underutilized or forgotten halfway through, the same going for some of the main characters' interests and quirks - but it is a short, enjoyable read. Coming in at just over 200 pages, it's good for a quiet day. The plot is slow moving and sweet, following 17 year old Sebastian Sparrow and his friends through a summer as they discover things about themselves ...more
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