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The Tension of Opposites

Kristina Mcbride


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"Tense The constant push and pull of friendship, pain, love, and jealousy is beautifully drawn. A definite must read." Jay Asher, "New York Times" best-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"

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.

EgmontUSA, 9781606840856, 288pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2010

About the Author

Kristina McBride, a former high-school English teacher and yearbook advisor, wrote "The Tension of Opposites" in response to the safe return of a child who was kidnapped while riding his bike to a friend s house. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two young children. This is her first novel. Visit her online at"