Starting Over (Cinnamon Girl #2)

 
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Starting Over (Cinnamon Girl #2)
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12+
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October 26, 2007
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1853409162
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New term, new school - but India Jane isn't looking forward to being the new girl in Year Eleven. Everyone else already has their circle of friends and India Jane feels like she's on the outside looking in. At least she's at the same school as Joe, the boy she met on holiday in Greece, and she's hoping that they may become more than just friends.

But the paths of true love and friendship never seem to run very smoothly...

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New series from Cathy Hopkins
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Cathy hopkins has a new series out starring India Jane as a girl who has lived all over the world with her eccentric parents. She thinks they're fianlly settled in England for a while when her dad gets a new job that forces her to move to Greece for the summer. She follows her aunt and cousin there to stay at her aunt's health spa. Meanwhile, she feels leftout that her parents have up and moved her without caring about her feelings.

India soon realizes her cousin's hard partying ways aren't for her and she begins to get involved in a New Age lifestyle with an interst in meditation. All the while she's been striking out with a boy who also made the trip to greece and trying to make anotehr boy realize they're just friends.

Some of India's friends and family aren't crazy about her interest in meditation and it confuses her all the more. Just as she thinks she's beginning to find herself, it seems people don't want her to grow spiritually.

In the end, India finds a good balance between the meditation/spiritual life, and her own personality. She realizes that she didn't need to "find herslef," but that being true to herself and honest about who she was/is was the right thing all along. A must read for fans of Cathy Hopkins.
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