Bronze (The Glister Journals #1)

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Bronze (The Glister Journals #1)
Publisher Name
China Blue Publishing
Age Group
14+
Published Date
June 01, 2012
ISBN Number
978-0-9828936-0-9
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"We all make assumptions every day. Some more important than others. Some more damaging than others. And things, very often, are not at all what they seem.”

Allison Anderson is a normal but not exactly average fourteen year old girl. She knows she’s a little different, but it hadn’t bothered her too much—until now. Moving away from everything she has ever known to a new house, new neighborhood, and new school is bad enough, but it’s her first year of high school too. She’s more aware of her social and physical limitations than ever before. And then there are the new people she meets: the tough-looking girl in her home room; the cute but dangerous-looking boy she first saw before school even started; the quiet, older girl who keeps to herself; the sullen-looking, seemingly isolated junior that doesn’t seem to trust or like her at all. Can they be friends? She’s been the victim of bullying in the past; can she trust them? While her peaceful new home only amplifies her doubts, she begins to learn that things are not always what they seem. Her world is turned upside-down by these and other new friends, two-legged and otherwise. Life soon becomes more complicated, and much more interesting!

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The Glister Journals: Bronze
The Glister Journals is a realistic fiction series in four volumes. Set in California, it is first and foremost a story of friendship and love. Themes include assumptions of all kinds, bullying, prejudice, coming of age choices, family relationships, high school, horses in general, equine activities, and extreme sports. Bronze is a long but easy read suitable for all reading levels, though due to mild swearing, gradually more serious issues, and intensifying situations as the series progresses, a reader age of 15 to adult is recommended.
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