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Tradition
Tradition | Brendan Kiely
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From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Brendan Kiely, a stunning new novel that explores the insidious nature of tradition at a prestigious boarding school. Prestigious. Powerful. Privileged. This is Fullbrook Academy, an elite prep school where history looms in the leafy branches over its brick walkways. But some traditions upheld in its hallowed halls are profoundly dangerous. Jules Devereux just wants to keep her head down, avoid distractions, and get into the right college, so she can leave Fullbrook and its old-boy social codes behind. She wants freedom, but ex-boyfriends and ex-best friends are determined to keep her in place. Jamie Baxter feels like an imposter at Fullbrook, but the hockey scholarship that got him in has given him a chance to escape his past and fulfill the dreams of his parents and coaches, whose mantra rings in his ears: Dont disappoint us. When Jamie and Jules meet, they recognize in each other a similar instinct for survival, but at a school where girls in the student handbook are rated by their looks, athletes stack hockey pucks in dorm room windows like notches on a bedpost, and school-sponsored dances push first year girls out into the night with senior boys, the stakes for safe sex, real love, and true friendship couldnt be higher. As Jules and Jamies lives intertwine, and the pressures to play by the rules and remain silent about the schools secrets intensify, they see Fullbrook for what it really is. That tradition, a word Fullbrook hides behind, can be ugly, even violent. Ultimately, Jules and Jamie are faced with the difficult question: can they stand together against classmatesand an institutionwho believe they can do no wrong?
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SeaToSkyes
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Two traditional Christmas things I do every year are hang up lights in my cubical at work and go looking at Christmas lights! #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

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SusanLee
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Eggs ❤️📚🖤 2mo
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Eggs
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OriginalCyn620 I‘m intrigued! 1y
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OriginalCyn620
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My New Year‘s Eve tradition for the last few years and for the foreseeable future...champagne and the movie New Year‘s Eve! #sharedholidaytradition #wintergames #teamnutcracker 21pts

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OriginalCyn620
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One tradition when we celebrate with my parents is for my daughters to find the pickle ornaments. Of course, when they do, they each get a prize! #sharedholidaytradition #teamnutcracker #wintergames 21pts

TheAromaofBooks We also hunt the pickle!!! 2y
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MsRadioSilence
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My parents distributing pj gifts! My sister and I got rudolph onesies and the youngest got a camo wolf onesie. There are other pictures we took with our dog and his sweater that I may post later!

#wintergames #teamfestivus #christmastradition

wanderinglynn Love it! 😂❤️🎄💚 2y
MidnightBookGirl Oh, thank you for this! I can't wait to tease my brother!!! 2y
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MsRadioSilence
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I‘ll post pics later, but in my house, the tradition is that me and my sisters open a single gift on Christmas Eve. It‘s always pajamas that we change into and then take pictures with our dog (dogs in the past) and hanging up our stockings. Then, me and my two sisters have a sleepover in my room.

#wintergames #teamfestivus #christmastradition

wanderinglynn That‘s so awesome! ❤️💚❤️💚 2y
ozma.of.oz That‘s lovely! ❤️ 2y
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Julsmarshall
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My Christmas tradition is new jammies and opening one present on Christmas Eve. #holidayread #wintergames #elfies @Bookwormjillk @Clwojick @StayCurious

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Karisa
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I've got a sweet helper today as we make our family's traditional butter cookies. We'll take them to Grammy's house tomorrow for all the grandkids to decorate on Xmas Eve. They'll be lucky to last through Xmas day! #WinterGames #TMSkellington @Crimson613 @StayCurious @Clwojick #FestiveTradition

coffees 21pts!! 12-23 Yum :D 2y
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EadieB
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Day 20 - #Tradition #QuotsyDec19 #WinterGames #JingleBallers

Going to grandma‘s house is a #SharedHolidayTradition
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FantasyChick I always loved going to my grandmother's for Christmas. So many great memories made! 21pts 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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Getting my Angel Tree donation ready to drop off. I‘ll get a couple of toys on my way to add to it. Giving to a local Angel is a #holidaytradition!
#wintergames #teamnutcracker 21pts

MallenNC Great! I like to buy a book or two from the Angel Tree at Quail Ridge Books. I usually pick requests from teenagers. 2y
OriginalCyn620 @MallenNC I didn‘t know QRB did that! Do you know if it‘s too late to contribute? 2y
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Eggs
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Just because “it‘s always been done this way” doesn‘t make it right to exploit others

#tradition
#namastenovember
@Eggs

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Eggs
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The Librarian by Caresa Clemont

#tradition
#poetrymatters
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Lovely! 😍 2y
Eggs @TheSpineView 💗💗 2y
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DebbieGrillo
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I love how expertly Kiely writes from both protagonist's perspectives. This YA novel has a setting rooted deeply in the patriarchal society of an elite bording school. The story challenges that at every turn, highlighting the injustices of white, male, hetero privileged. An easy one to recommend.

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Itchyfeetreader
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We have swapped out stockings this year in favour of trying the Icelandic tradition ... four adults all munching chocolate and reading with classic fm carols quietly playing in the background. Perfection!

TrishB Sounds lovely 💕 3y
wanderinglynn Great tradition! 🎄❤️💚 3y
CouronneDhiver Yes please! 3y
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Itchyfeetreader @TrishB @wanderinglynn @CouronneDhiver I can see this being one that sticks! Merry Christmas x 3y
Bibliogeekery Dreamy! 3y
CarolynM Merry Christmas to you and yours 🎄❤️ 3y
Redwritinghood Merry Christmas!🎄 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz That's bliss!!!❤️❤️ 3y
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Sharanya
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Oof, this is a heavy read. Kiely tackles sexism, classism, & the importance of creating a culture of consent. He doesn‘t shy away from confronting the “norms” that create a harmful environment for marginalized people & especially women. The characters were engaging, especially Bax, a teddy bear you just want to hug. Jules‘s struggles were described believably, without over-emphasis or romanticization. A strong rendering of an important issue. ★★★½

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Sharanya
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#currentlyreading | girl I guess? Don‘t normally do this sort of book so we‘ll see!

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OutsmartYourShelf
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I found this book a mixed bag. The topic of young rich white men getting away with sexual assault is timely and well handled. The male characters were believable but I felt the female characters hit the wrong notes at times. Still a good read though. Rating: 4 🌟

Thanks to NetGalley and publishers, Penguin Random House UK, Children‘s, for the opportunity to review an ARC.

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ashley_o13
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Book 55 of the year 💕📚

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Rather.Be.Reading.17
Tradition | Brendan Kiely
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I wanted to love this so badly but the writing was awful and unclear, the characters were so cliche it made me want to vomit, and it was soooo un realistic. I only made it 125 pages when I finally gave up.

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Christine11
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This is a compelling young adult novel that looks at rape culture, the power of privilege and misogyny. It focusses on two students at a posh private school where their traditions benefit a select few and damage many others. It‘s well written and an important topic. Full review is up on my blog now! I would be so happy if you felt like reading it. 😊
⭐️⭐️⭐️✨
https://lifewithallthebooks.com/2018/06/03/tradition-by-brendan-kiely-review/

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EJG31
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Currently reading..

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Kelly
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Next read for the long weekend.

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ReviewsMayVary
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My #RocTBF2018 book haul. I was one of BK‘s author assistants. He‘s a great guy! Looking forward to reading Tradition.

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Clare_Riley
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I really struggled with this book. I felt that I couldn‘t empathise with any of the characters at all. I know it‘s an important subject, and also that I may not be the target audience, but still, I just didn‘t connect at all. This doesn‘t happen often to me!!

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ladyonequestion
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#Pigeonhole

I don't usually read YA and I admit I was sceptical, but this was a sensitively written page turner which explores some difficult issues without becoming preachy or unsuitable for its audience. The character of Jules was a bit grating at times (although true to life) but the male perspective, Bax, who tries always to do the right thing was a great character. A fantastic delivery of a crucial message.

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ladyonequestion
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On #Pigeonhole just starting this live read. Apparently, this is going to explore rape culture. So far the fpn is kind of reminding me a bit too much of Twilight (no offense intended, I am just not a big lover of mopey fpn teenage novels).