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For English class we had to pick an author and read four of his or her books. My author is Gail Giles. The four books by Gail Giles that I read were Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters, Shattering Glass, Right Behind You, and Playing In Traffic. The book Shattering Glass is about a boy named Simon Glass. Simon Glass is the nerd in high school. Many students referred to him as a clumsy, lifeless loser at the end of the social ladder, called High School. One day Rob Haynes (a transferred student that is full of charisma, and can get away with about anything) and his gang – Bobby, Coop, and Young – decide to take a little challenge. That challenge was to help Simon Glass climb the social ladder.

I really liked this book because I enjoyed how Gail Giles described the characters’ personalities. For example, how they changed throughout the book. Simon Glass was easy to hate, but throughout this book Gail Giles shows the small steps to how Rob and his gang change Simon completely. I would recommend this book because while I was reading this book I didn’t want to put it down. It was that good! In my opinion, this was Gail Giles’ best book so far.

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Gail Giles a wonderful author, she writes many books that keep you on the edge of you seat. Some of her books I have read are Shattering Glass, What Happened to Cass McBride, and Dead Girls don’t write letters. Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters is probably the one that keeps you on your seat the most. In this story Sunny’s sister has been presumed dead for a while. But when they get a letter in the mail that says she is coming home they get hopeful. But when she arrives something feels off. Her mom doesn’t feel it because she is just overjoyed to know she is alive. But Sunny knows that this person isn’t her sister. When her dad comes over for dinner he talks to Sunny and agrees that it is not her. They decide to try and find out who she really is. This involves sneaking and a lot of research. Will they ever find out who she really is or will they just have to live with fake her for the rest of their lives? I loved this book because it kept me guessing from the first chapter. You never knew what was going to happen. The thing I didn’t like was that they could have gone into more detail on how and why the person did this. In the book they go into the history of the person. And when the whole thing started, but I want to know past that. I would recommend this book to a person who likes mysteries. This would be the perfect book for them because it involves them trying to figure out who it really is. This book is worth reading and is very interesting.

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Kyle Kirby has kidnapped the schools popular girl Cass McBride, and buried her alive. While everyone is wondering what happened to Cass, Kyle is torturing her. He wants her to feel the pain she put his brother through, the pain that pushed his brother to commit suicide. Can Cass find a way to be freed. This novel is a story of revenge. It makes people realize how words can hurt. I would recommend this book to teenagers, because they would understand the situation better. It also teaches a lesson that everyone in school should know so that what happened in the book wont happen in real life.