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Shift by E.M. Bailey

February 10, 2013

shiftShift by EM Bailey. Pub. Hardie Grant Egmont. 2011.

This is a novel that explores friendship between teenage girls particularly when things go wrong and misunderstandings cloud the issue.

It is also a novel about a ruthless and mentally disturbed girl.

Olive and Katie were best of friends until Olive had an incident in her life and new girl Miranda Vaile turned up at school.

Miranda takes advantage of the falling out of Olive and Katie but there is something more sinister happening than that. Katie starts to lose weight drastically as though she was anorexic and Miranda starts to not only look like the old Katie but steals her boyfriend and assumes the top dog role in the school society.

What is going on here?

Olive has a friend called Ami but is she real?

A novel that is compulsive reading and if you have ever seen the film Single White Female then you will see parallels in this book.

A psychological drama. Definitely High school in appeal.

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