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Heart-shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne

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I think of all the things I could have been… a music student, in love, happy.

But then Juliet stabbed my father and shattered everything I thought I knew about myself.

She turned me into someone else, into this hard, angry, miserable girl who did the most terrible things. Things that make people take a step back when I walk into a room.

That’s what hurts… that you all think you know who I am. But the one thing Google will never tell you is who I used to be… who I might have become.

But I can tell you. So here we go – I’ll be me and you be the stranger on the bus.

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Author: K

YA writer. Voracious reader. Feminist. Home educator. Addicted to tea and Twitter.