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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: THE TENSION OF OPPOSITES by Kristina McBride
Apr 4th, 2014 by Liza Wiemer

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6889070THE TENSION OF OPPOSITES

by Kristina McBride

Published by EgmontUSA

May 25, 2010

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From Goodreads:

When Tessa’s best friend Noelle disappears right before the start of eighth grade, Tessa’s life changes completely–she shies away from her other friends and stops eating in the cafeteria. Now, two years later, Noelle has escaped her captivity and is coming home, in one piece but not exactly intact, and definitely different. Tessa’s life is about to change again as she tries to revive the best-friendship the two girls had shared before Noelle–now Elle–was kidnapped; puts up a futile resistance to the charming new guy at school; pursues her passion for photography while trying to build the bravado to show her photos to the public; and tries to balance her desire to protect and shelter Elle with the necessity to live her own life and put herself first.

“Tense! The constant push and pull of friendship, pain, love, and jealousy is beautifully drawn. A definite must read.”—Jay Asher, New York Timesbest-selling author of Thirteen Reasons Why

[A] well-paced story with . . . emotional punches that really connect.”—Publishers Weekly

Told without explicit detail, the headline drama about sexual predators will pull teens in.”—Booklist

“There aren’t many explorations of what happens after such a crime . . . and readers will . . . sympathize with both Tess and Noelle.”—BCCB

My review written June, 2010:

This is a outstanding debut novel by Kristina McBride that I promise you will have you on the edge of your seat and examining what it means to be a true friend. When Tessa’s best friend Elle returns to Centerville two years after she was kidnapped by a pedophile, safe but deeply altered, their friendship is tested beyond what most could ever endure. I spent a tremendous amount of time thinking about this book and was thrilled to interview McBride on my site about her perceptions of what it means to be a true friend. The interview is definitely powerful! I highly recommend this book and challenge the reader to see it not just as a story about the aftermath of a kidnapping, but the power of friendship and its ability to change a person for the better.

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