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Sucker Literary Volume 3

(Sucker Literary #3)

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Bullied and alone, Ainsley seeks refuge in the arms of a strange boy. Time is slipping away for overachieving Sadie Lin, but reigniting an old flame might help. Scarred by a pressuring ex, Alexandra finally faces the rain. “Pasty and chubby” Charlotte makes a public play for the “Tan and Smooth” king. The beautiful girl in the black, lacy push-up bra says that it’s time fo ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by G+G Books (first published April 13th 2014)
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Sydney Rain
May 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Each story seems to connect with a different part of the teenage mind. Anxiety, self consciousness, inner hurting, stress, and finally, relief is expressed in the book from each author. The stories vary from edgy and slightly unnerving like Her Tree Boy Blaze by Lena Branter to poetic and smooth like How to Fall by Kacey Vanderkarr, but all are beautiful in their own way. All great stories and authors!
christina
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I’ll be reviewing the stories one by one, as they’re all so different, and in the order in which they appeared in my review copy.

“Her Tree Boy Blaze” by Lina Branter

This was, in a word, haunting. The mix of fantasy and reality was perfectly jarring, and the third-person present tense narration did wonders for that blend. No doubt everyone’s familiar with my high standards for writing style, but Branter hit the spot with her talent for infusing mundane descriptions with mystery and power. While d
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Steph
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I hadn't read any of the previous volumes prior to reading this one, but now I feel the need to. I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this, as the stories focus around teenagers and I am 34. But I am very happy to report that I thoroughly enjoyed each and every story. I noticed that as I was reading each one, I could imagine myself in the main character's body. I could see and feel exactly what they were experiencing. There wasn't a bad story at all in this volume. Most of them to ...more
Nicole M. Hewitt
4.5/5 Stars

This review and many others can be found on my blog - Feed Your Fiction Addiction

When I accepted this book for review, I wasn't sure how I would feel about a book of short stories, to be honest. I was afraid that I would be left at the end of each story wanting more ... something. More character development, more plot, more emotional connection ... just more. Well, I'm happy to say that, overall, that was NOT the case. I was pleasantly surprised to find that these authors packed quite
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Sheilah
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
It took me a little effort to get through the first couple stories, there being 11 in all. But once I broke through I really began to enjoy them. Some of my favorites included: the ballerina that struggles with a complicated relationship with her mother, the daughter who locks her mother up in the house due to a strange illness, and another where a young girl struggles with her sexual orientation. All the stories in the anthology were from the perspective of a teenage girl dealing with rejection ...more
Shannon
Apr 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
In junior high, one of my friends read exclusively Danielle Steel romances about heaving bosoms and another friend devoured books about babysitters and horses. What a snoozefest. I was so over books about good girls doing normal boring good girl things and becoming good wives and ladies.

Once the book I was reading in class was stolen by another student and parts were read aloud. That book was then banned for being too racy for the classroom. It was The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, where troubl
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Abbie Kalahar
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. I was able to connect with most, if not all, of the stories it contained. A couple that really stood out to me were Valentine’s Day by Claudia Snow Classon, How to Fall by Kacey Vanderkarr, and The Chemistry of You and Me by Evelyn Ehrlich. Valentine’s Day was a favorite of mine because it shows that you never truly know what somebody is going through, despite their attitude and appearance. The nerd in me loved reading The Chemistry of You and Me because of ho ...more
Natalie
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
The entire anthology is really relatable, and even sometimes uncomfortable. Some of the stories were painfully truthful, and some of the stories were beautifully written. It also lives up to the genre of Young Adult lit really well.

Some of the stories in the anthology are poetic enough, but they make little sense. The editor's goal was to make the reader feel, and all of the stories were definitely emotional. Some of the stories were really hard to follow; it was like the individual writers wer
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Chrissy
May 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Deceptively smart stories, all looking at suckers in one form or another. Short stories masterfully written, leaving you wanting more and thinking hard long after you've finished them. I'm a sucker for a story where the guy gets the girl, but I also know that if all stories were written that way, they wouldn't touch us the way they often do. I commend Hannah Goodman for compiling such a varied and powerful anthology in that it's been a week, almost two that I've finished this book and I'm still ...more
Erin
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
This is a really interesting collection of short stories for young adults. There's a great mix of topics and styles, from the humorous to the somewhat disturbing - not surprising, as we follow the lives, romances and adventures mostly of misfits or confused/broken individuals. A few of the stories required a bit more effort on my part to get through, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed the anthology.
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Often referred to as “the teenage whisperer”, Hannah R. Goodman’s twenty-year career working with teenagers includes the titles teacher, tutor, coach, and, more recently, mental health counselor. Though she has previously earned the title author with her first three books, the last was released in 2009 and all were self-published. This time around, indie publisher Black Rose Writing is releasing T ...more

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