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From Rachel M. Wilson, author of Don't Touch, comes an eerie and utterly compelling short story about best friends Leslie and Evy, whose friendship changes when the enigmatic Marsh brothers move to town.

Epic Reads Impulse is a digital imprint with new releases each month.

48 pages, ebook

First published October 7, 2014

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Rachel M. Wilson

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Rachel M. Wilson is the author of the contemporary YA, DON'T TOUCH, forthcoming from HarperTeen, Sep. 2, 2014.

She graduated from Northwestern University and holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Rachel grew up in Birmingham, AL, and she currently writes, acts, and teaches in Chicago, IL.

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Profile Image for Dannii Elle.
2,034 reviews1,421 followers
May 5, 2021
Leslie and Evy are best friends, despite their many differences. They form an united front against the world but all this alters when the Marsh brothers move to town and infiltrate the ranks of the tight-knit duo, proving them to be more alike but far less close than they had always thought.

This short paranormal tale was just as eerie and atmospheric as I had hoped it would be. It prompted me to feel vaguely perturbed throughout and, despite the questions which were eventually answered in the end, left me feeling the same way at the story’s close. Just like protagonist, Leslie, I mostly knew what was occurring and yet without the facts plainly presented kept looking for other answers to the mysteries that featured here. Paranormal isn’t a genre I gravitate towards often but this story kept me engaged throughout with its unsettling contents and dark tone.
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4,846 reviews294 followers
May 1, 2022

In the mood for a quick supernatural short story/novella read? Brought out by Harper Teen Impulse as part of a series provided as part of Epic Reads Impulse. I was in the mood for something quick to read and trying to clean my kindle of the older books, I decided it was finally time to give it a read. It was a fast-paced book and perfect for those teens who reach the stage of being interested in Vampires and Werewolves - so that 15-16-year-old bracket. I remember being this age and started leaning towards Vampires rather than Werewolves. In the book, the girls Leslie and Evy are best friends and the two learn that guys are either Vampires or Werewolves. They are either cold, calm and collected, and mysterious or warm, loveable, and fun guys. The girls have fun trying to guess and are close as thieves until two new boys known as The Marsh Brothers turn up and insert themselves between the girls and the girls learn that just like boys - girls can be either a Witch or a Ghost but which one is which? If you love creepy YA stories then this is the book for you that will just hit the spot.
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189 reviews9 followers
October 7, 2017
This was a very nice idea, and I enjoyed the story. That ending though, I feel slightly tricked because my showed 67%, but the rest is just a preview of another book.
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2,645 reviews12 followers
August 16, 2015
I really liked this story. Though its short i really got a sense of the characters Leslie and Evy's friendship. evy is the bright star in the relationship and Leslie orbits around her. That changes whe the Marsh boys come to their school.
First Evy begins to blow off hanging out with Evy and then a stranger transformation begins that will change both the girls lives. A nice read and an interesting ending.
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11 reviews3 followers
December 23, 2014
This was one of those stories where at the end I sat back in my recliner and stared at the ceiling for a few minutes. I enjoyed the story. It was a bit creepy (and I love creepy!)and the characters were alright. Unfortunately, they didn't leave a lasting impression on me.
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Author 2 books106 followers
March 31, 2016
I loved the voice and details in this story, as well as the premise. The characters felt well-developed, too. I wanted more of them! My wish for this story was more of an ending. It felt really abrupt, and wasn't as scary as I was expecting.
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