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Zipped (Readers Circle) by Laura McNeal
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Zipped (Readers Circle)

by Laura McNeal

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This book is more of a slice of life in the main character's life then the mystery the back cover describes. Mick finds out that his stepmother is cheating on his father. In addition he falls in love, spends time with the high schools former home coming queen and gets a job. The book was interesting and the main characters were very likable. There were some unexpected plot twists. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
This book is more of a slice of life in the main character's life then the mystery the back cover describes. Mick finds out that his stepmother is cheating on his father. In addition he falls in love, spends time with the high schools former home coming queen and gets a job. The book was interesting and the main characters were very likable. There were some unexpected plot twists. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
This book is more of a slice of life in the main character's life then the mystery the back cover describes. Mick finds out that his stepmother is cheating on his father. In addition he falls in love, spends time with the high schools former home coming queen and gets a job. The book was interesting and the main characters were very likable. There were some unexpected plot twists. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Interesting YA novel. Lots of betrayal and misunderstandings. A little dark but mostly light romance. I'll be looking for another of their novels, "Crooked". ( )
  joeydag | Jul 23, 2015 |
I keep reading the McNeal's books. I like them, but I realize they have a formula: Good Girl, her Girlfriend who is good but susceptible to a Bad Boy, the Bad Boy who has a Quirky Way of Speaking, and a Sweet but Troubled Boy.

It's not a bad thing, though. When I was a kid I ate books like this up like they were soft pretzels with cheese dip. They're warm and filling and tasty.

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  periwinklejane | Mar 30, 2013 |
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It wasn't a normal Thursday, but all day long it had seemed like one, so when the final bell rang, Mick Nichols did what he normally did.
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The first 50 pages of Zipped by Laura McNeal consist of a 15 year old boy, Mick Nichols and the people who surround him. Mick's father is married to a woman by the name of Nora Mercer-Nichols, which Mick enjoys being around. He has little communication with his mother since she lives in San Francisco, so he shares his interests with Nora. One of Mick's interests is playing the piano, and because of this, Nora refers to Mick as Maestro. Another, more personal, interest of Mick's is Lisa Doyle. Lisa Doyle is a red-haired Mormon girl that plays field-hockey at Melville Junior High and applies for the same job as Mick. |

Although Mick has hardly crossed a word with Lisa, he seems to have specific feelings for her that he can't quite explain; according to Nora, Mick is "smitten." Mick and Nora's connection turns tables when Mick mischievously goes through her e-mails and discovers her well-kept secret. Nora is having a dalliance with a man whose name is Alexander Selkirk. After making this discovery, Mick's image of Nora changes and he becomes bothered by plenty of Nora's usual habits. He begins to feel irritated by her and his thoughts become absorbed in the dalliance as he becomes more and more curious about who Nora's paramour may be.
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WHEN 15-YEAR-OLD MICK Nichols opens the wrong e-mail, he learns a terrible secret: His stepmother is having an affair with a man named Alexander Selkirk. Mick is stunned. Should he tell his father, confront his stepmother, or keep it all to himself? And who, exactly, is Alexander Selkirk? Mick becomes obsessed with the infidelity, in spite of some serious distractions. Distractions like Lisa Doyle, the religious field-hockey player with the coppery red hair. Like the surprising (but appreciated) affections of Myra Vidal, a famously gorgeous college freshman with a secret of her own. And at the moment Mick discovers Selkirk’s true identity, he realizes his problems are all zipped up together—and that he may have to go to drastic lengths to untangle them.

“The McNeals spin a wonderfully rich story.”—Kirkus Reviews

“A well-honed novel. . . . Readers will be sucked in.”—Publishers Weekly


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At the end of their sophomore year in high school, the lives of four teenagers are woven together as they start a tough new job, face family problems, deal with changing friendships, and find love.

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