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n this book, we follow the three friends Tessa, Sara & Kati. Everyone has their own problems to deal with, although Tess’s problems are the most serious. When the three friends come back to school after the summer holidays, the so-called ‘slut song’ circulates. This song is written about Tess, who had a great summer with Lars. Suddenly everyone at school has an opinion about Tess and she is called a ‘slut’.
Our main character Frank Li calls himself a Limbo, his term for all the Korean-American kids who feel trapped between their parents’ traditional expectations and their Southern California environment. This internal conflict can be found in this one rule Frank’s parents have made up: date a Korean. Which proves to be impossible when Frank Li falls for Brit Means, his beautiful and smart and white classmate. Fortunately, Joy Song – a fellow Limbo – struggles with the same, and the two of them come up with the perfect plan to cover their interracial romances.
Reveal Me is part 5.5 in the Touching-Juliette series. This novella is written from Kenji’s perspective and begins with the end of Defy Me. In this book, Kenji is having a really hard time. He has to recover from all of the intense situations, but he does not get much rest.
You won’t recognise the America that is introduced in this story. Christian values are taken out of context and embedded in the law, completely oppressing and silencing all women. Women can no longer hold jobs, girls are no longer taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice …
Defy Me is the fifth part of the Touching-Juliette series. The story starts with the last scene of the previous book Restore Me, but you read it from Kenji’s perspective. iette has been kidnapped and is very far from Sector 45. Juliette must try to sort out her memories. She is torn with grief and the darkness that is still lurking in her threatens to take over.
When Tiffy leaves her ex once again, she promises herself it’s for good this time. In need of a place to stay that is not her friend’s place, she reaches out to an ad which has been written by Leon. Leon really needs the money and has convinced his girlfriend Kay that nothing will ever happen. With Leon working nightshifts and Tiffy working her 9-5 job as a publisher, the two of them would never even meet.
Shadow Me is part 4.5 of the Touching Juliette series. This book is written from Kenji’s perspective and coincides with the end of Restore me.
Meet Louise Le Blanc, a rebellious witch with a mysterious past. She maintains herself through stealing and swindling, making herself notorious among the Chausseurs, who have not found out about the witch-part, luckily. They’d definitely come after her. So when one Chausseur, Reid Diggory, does decide that Lou looks rather suspicious, there’s only one chance, one way, to avoid being burned alive. Marriage.