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The first time that Molly sees Malcolm is in Oudtshoorn, South Africa in 1978, when he jumps from the back of an army truck to challenge her through the school yard fence. Little did she know then, when she boldly gave him the middle finger, how their lives would become intertwined.

Surviving the secret horrors of an industrial school, juvenile delinquent Molly van Aswegen
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Paperback, 318 pages
Published February 24th 2014 by Mélange Books
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Wanda Hartzenberg
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Second Best by Charmaine Pauls

A gritty raw story about Molly and Her troubled past. The story begins where Molly meets a raw army recruit. She behind the gates of a reform school, he free and young and on his way to a new adventure.

Four years later the war in Angola has changed him. Haunting him day and night and Molly is harder than ever, vowing never to care for anything or anybody again....

Words in the form of letters exchanged between them while he was in basic training and she still in sch
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Kayte
Nov 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Not my usual fare, but an interesting story. I liked the characters, even though they were tragically flawed. The back and forth between past and present was sometimes confusing, but only because the present was linear and in third person, and the past jumped around a bit more. Overall, I liked the story and the character growth. Molly was a great anti hero.
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Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.

After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she ful
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