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Erin Lange

Erin is the author of highly topical, edge-of-your-seat contemporary YA fiction. Her four novels include Butter, a darkly humorous story about fitting in and the effects of bullying and The Chaos of Now which exposes the true power of social media and revenge.

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Butter

I can’t take another year in this fat suit, but I can end this year with a bang. If you can stomach it, you’re invited to watch . . . as I eat myself to death.
-Butter

Prepare to gasp, laugh and cry at one boy’s journey from lonely outcast to toast of the school as he nears his dreadful deadline . . .

Dead Ends

Dane Washington and Billy D couldn’t be more different. Dane is clever and popular, but he’s also a violent rebel. Billy D has Down’s Syndrome, plays by the rules and hangs out with teachers in his lunch break.

But Dane and Billy have more in common than they think – both their fathers are missing. Maybe they’ll just have to suck up their differences and get on with helping each other find some answers.

Powerful, funny, moving – the ultimate coming-of-age novel.

Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah

The truth is that jail is a place where you can still hold on to hope – hope you’ll be bailed out, hope you’ll be found innocent, hope you’ll get a second chance.

Four teenagers, never destined to be friends – one rebel, one bully, one geek and one pariah, find themselves on the run from corrupt police officers in a stolen police car. How can you prove your innocence when the people who are supposed to protect you are the ones out to get you?

A beautiful, thrilling story of rebellion, and of friendship triumphing against all odds.

The Chaos of Now

When Jordan Bishop set himself on fire at Haver High school as a result of internet bullying, it triggered a nationwide crackdown. New laws empower teachers to become cyber snoops in case of abuse on social media.

For teen hacker, Eli Bennett, the laws put fundamental freedoms at risk. And he’s not alone in thinking this. Approached by two mysterious hackers, Eli is recruited into a group that wants justice for Jordan the way Jordan would’ve wanted it.

But what starts as a bit of fun to rile the cyber snoops soon spirals out of control. Revenge on Jordan’s bullies could be classed as bullying itself . . .

At best, Eli’s school career is in jeopardy, at worst, once more lives are at risk.

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