Small Circles

Small Circles

by Megan Duke


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Small Circles is the story of four friends over four years of their young adult lives in Tennessee. Starting in their sophomore year at a boarding school and continuing through their freshman year at different universities, the friends face the same trials most teenagers face today, as well as a few other things. This inspiring story touches base with the struggles of defining oneself in spite of homosexuality, drug addiction, suicide, and heartbreak. Most of all it sends one message: it's okay to be happy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480133211
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Megan Duke was born in 1992 and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She currently resides there with her fiance, Trent. Megan has spent most of her young adult life writing. She attended fashion school at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Nashville for one year, but after realizing her true passion, she left school and pursued a writing career.
Megan is best known for the coming of age novel, Small Circles. Before releasing that particular story, or its companion: Three Sixty, she began writing a futuristic sci/fi trilogy called The Mind Breaker Accounts. Since then, she has planned to write two more companions to the coming of age novel, as well as finish the Mind Breakers trilogy with the final book planned for release in 2015.
For Megan, telling a story is more than just writing words. To her, it's about sharing something that could possibly make a difference. Whether that be through futuristic fiction driven by the power of mind control, or a simple contemporary novel about friendship and happiness, it's the impact that matters, so read on!
She continues to write every day.

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Small Circles 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my all time absolute favorite book! As teenagers, we all go through struggles in life and problems and i just want to thank Megan Duke for really giving me a book that i felt was so relatable to my life!!!!! This is a great contemporary read! And YA. Megan duke is a author to watch out for because sooner or later you will see her as a Newyork's Best-selling author Oh Gosh, now this book......This book got me bad and hard. I just finished this book today and i cannot complain at all. This is my all time favorite #1 Book ever! I never in my life read a book that i felt so related to the main characters. My favorite character in the story was Larson of course! Me and Larson are so much alike! And its so unbelievable that you can just pick up a book one day and just feel like its the story of your life. Im not trying to sound so cliché but I'm serious. This book had a lot of foreshadowing causing it to be a bit predictable but still! I loved this and The Characters! The Development was great/fantastic throughout the story, and it really touched me in a place that will always be there for "Small Circles". This Book was mind-blowing and i still can't believe that this book hasn't been picked up and sold to millions as best-sellers! As I kept reading this novel, I compared myself and my life to these characters mostly Larson. I too have had the same exact almost completely 100% happen to me with Larson and Owens relationship, the only thing was is that the friend wasn't willing to accept them self and we have just been torn apart by ourselves and our decision that we made in doing this,cause this to happen which led to the end of a great friendship. I loved how the years progressed into Highschool to College! It was just a fantastic read. But Megan.....Why did you have to leave it off with a horrific ending..? I don't think I have cried so bad reading a book, and I'm a cryer when reading sad contemporary .....This book really hit me hard.... Megan Duke, I love much, to be honest. I would love if you signed my book with your autograph because it would be just love ); from my heart needed to be healed. p.s  I finished the fault and our stars and went right into this........NEVER AGAIN! ( I will be posting a video review on my youtube channel about this novel soon so yay )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter received this book for free in exchange for an honest review and read the synopsis to me. I was immediately intrigued and decided to purchase it for myself to read alongside her. We were both able to finish this book in one setting, simply because we could not put it down. It tells the story of four friends coping with the trials that accompany teenage life and coming to realize that "It's okay to be happy." It was easy to relate to the struggles Jade, Owen, Larson, and Paxton face because they are so common in today's harsh society. I found myself getting angry for them, laughing with them, and ultimately crying with them. This book was truly inspirational and is one that I will definitely recommend to others. Kudos to the author for writing such an amazing story. I can't wait to read more from Megan Duke.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite Small Circles by Megan Duke is the story of four friends – Jade Walbridge, Owen Spencer, Larson Ashby, and Paxton Graham – over four years of their young adult lives in Tennessee. We follow their life journey, starting from their years at the boarding school of Foster and Allan Academy and continuing through college. Touching on issues such as sexuality, drugs, heartbreaks, suicide and - most important of all -defining oneself, this novel leaves a deep impact regarding challenges that young people have to face. The novel’s characters are well developed. Megan Duke introduces readers to the characters at the start of their sophomore year. Larson is a type A person. Being gay, he deals with discrimination but nothing seems to derail him from enjoying his life as it is. His best friend since kindergarten, Paxton, struggles with his father’s suicide and thus lacks motivation on everyday life. However, his devil-may-care attitude does not overcome his loyalty to his friends. Owen is also a loyal friend like Paxton and the beautiful Jade, who just transferred to the school, completes their circle of friendship. Of course things change and their relationship is tested as time goes by. The plot seems simple at first, before Duke laid out the emotional roller-coaster ride that draws readers closer to the characters. Small Circles ends up telling a story that feels very familiar and real. In the relationships between the protagonists, perhaps we see ourselves, the ups and downs that we have to go through as well as the way we relate to the things we hold dear. This novel boldly reminds us, “it’s okay to be happy”, a message that is more than worthy for everyone to contemplate. This is a solid, well-crafted read that will satisfy not just YA fans but all avid readers.