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Now and Later: Eight Young Adult Short Stories

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From a post-apocalyptic cityscape to the year's most disastrous prom, follow eight different heroines as they navigate their way through time and space and AP World History.

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The Trouble with Firsts: From roller-coaster rides to playing in a string quartet, Mattie's had trouble with first times. But with prom right around the corner, she'll risk asking Marcus out first. I
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 10th 2015 by Collins Mark Books (first published January 24th 2015)
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Jennica
Jul 15, 2018 rated it liked it
My favorite stories from this collection of eight young adult short stories are: Just a Matter of Time, The Maze, and Inside Out. I was not a huge fan of the other five stories, but I believe the collection is worth reading for the three enthralling short stories it holds. My rating is largely based on these three unforgettable reads. (3.5)
Ty Osborne
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
I didn't finish this book. I couldn't. I didn't find the stories interesting and I didn't enjoy the writing. I'm sorry. I think maybe some of my freshmen would like it, as it reminded me of the stuff they themselves write. So... ...more
Liza
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
It's a book of two halves - 4 stories mainly about teenagers wanting to go to prom and then 4 stories future based about teenagers looking forward.

I definitely preferred the last four - different lives, different worlds.
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Louise Truter
Jan 11, 2018 rated it liked it
It was quite nice. I identified withy lots of the characters and the emotional content was believable. Nothing too startling, though. It was just an enjoyable read.
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Joelle Good
Feb 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
I was hopeful regarding this collection of short stories especially since it revolved around a girl; however, this collection was lacking in inspiration. these stories ran the gamut of contemporary realistic fiction to science fiction. The first short story was enjoyable and young readers, I believe, could relate to her feelings and experiences. However, the later stories began to delve into a world of science fiction where it was difficult for the reader to understand the new world and its rule ...more
Mrs.Donahue
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Short stories about teens, romance and growing up. More girl-centric. Useful for creative writing samples, instruction. Realistic.
Bridget
Oct 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Of the eight stories, I believe they get better as you progress through the book. The first story (The Trouble With Firsts) had a predictable plot, which perhaps was accentuated by my recent watching of Ten Thing I Hate About You. It was a little lacking in details/flow, same with the second story (The Glass Slipper). Both could have used a little fleshing out. However, each story after that had me entranced. They were well written and had creative plot lines. I did receive an advance reader cop ...more
Karen
Mar 03, 2016 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this diverse collection of short stories.It's a nice little treat to enjoy when you only have a few minutes to read.My favorite is What Little Remains and I hope the author develops it into a full length book.I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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