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Outside In

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  91 ratings  ·  12 reviews
The cool group at school is not as luminous as it seems. Sure they appear to have it all, but there are problems lurking just below the surface.Beautiful Jordan is struggling to cope because of her newly divorced parents, Meredith covers her past by playing the clown, Cecilia hides her feelings and a shameful secret, Sam is growing up, and Jack is caught off-guard when he ...more
Paperback, 183 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Hardie Grant Egmont (first published August 2009)
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Rebecca Sparkes
I absolutely loved outside in. I got through my copy (sent and personalised by Chrissie Keighery) in less than three hours. It was so amasing and helped me understand some things.
It taught me that your not the only one with problems and the world isn't the same for everybody. It's made me open my eyes to the problems my friends have.
The world looks so different now. I now pay attention to my friends and family's every tick and twitch. Make sure I pay attention to the small details and think of e
Triv S.
I really tried to like this but it was slow and didn't really hit home hard enough. Also, the kids were meant to be 16 (around this, as It was implied or how I thought it was implied) but then they were dealing with 11-12 year old issues, in the most part. And if they WERE meant to be 11-12, well then, they really needed to all get over themselves. Dealing with 'love' as a middle school freshman? Yeah, sure.

I just didn't find it realistic enough and the impact wasn't felt. I think the author doe
Good Golly Miss Holly
I made myself push through to the first 100 pages but I just really wasn't feeling it for this book. It's basically about a group of schools friends who look perfect from the outside but when you take a closer look, ie Outside In, you'll see that they are all struggling through major teen issues.

I'm not even really sure what it was that I disliked about this book, but I just found myself zoning out and not really paying attention to the story line or the characters. I guess it wasn't captivatin
Steph Bowe
Outside In is a series of interrelated short stories centring on a group of friends, though it reads as a novel. Each chapter is about a different person in the group, and the things which they’re dealing with as well as how they feel about each other. It reflects well how different the way in which people see you is to the way you see yourself, as well as being a teenager and finding out who you are.

Outside In was a quick and easy read, but it was also written really well – beautiful in its si
I really wanted to love it. I had seen some raving reviews and it sounded like the kind of book I could really appreciate.

However it didn't quite turn out like I wanted it to.

The beginning of the story seemed promising, predictable and cliched, but easy and pleasant.
Its written from multiple perspectives, which can be brilliant when done well. Although in the case of "Outside In" in my opinion it jumped between characters so fast it didn't seem to have enough time to build upon the characters a
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Outside In is a short and beautiful novella about finding where you belong in the tumultuous, confusing complexity that is teenage life. I read it in one sitting and was stunned by the truth that emanated from this powerful story.

This story describes the friendship dynamics between the "luminous" group at the narrator's school. The narrator is a new girl at the school, never identified until the end, who feels like she is always on the outside, the fringes of society, lookin
Kai (Amaterasu Reads)
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"From the outside looking in."

I think at one point in our lives that short sentence applies to us. I move a lot, and more often than not I find myself starting over and over again to find new friends and just try to be part of a group, which is never easy. Chrissie Keighery's novel discusses that and more, because more often than not, people like to see what's on the outside, but how about what happens on the inside? Now we get to know it all through the eyes of
Oct 31, 2010 Larissa rated it 5 of 5 stars
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From the shadows she watches them from the outside looking in. She watches without being watched, they are popular and good looking and to them she is invisible. From this view, from the outside looking in they all seem perfect, their lives are perfect.

From the inside the view is different. On the inside everyone is dealing with their own personal problems and while some are more serious then others everyone suffers the same. Everyone is hiding on the inside, afraid of being hurt, afraid of bein
Loved this book!
I enjoyed the way it was written and the simplicity of it.
It was able to convey emotions without going to far into them, which is what i live it a book!
It is a little fast paced, but i like fast paced novels.
Fantastic book! Awesome about going into the world and such ! Read it heaps of times and never get bored!!
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Basically this is about a bunch of high school kids who seem extremely put together on the outside however on the inside it is a completely different story. This is a novel about the issues that are plaguing a lot of youth in our society and while it is fantastic that these issues are being brought into the light through a few different characters perspectives, this particular novel isn't as captivating as it should be to really capture my attention. The problem I found was that I didn’t really ...more
On the verge of scoring a 4 star review. It's just a shame that there wasn't very much OoMPH in it (a.k.a. Options of More Plot Height).

liked the book. remembered teen days...
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