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Bittersweet Candy Bowl

Archive

The archive is made up of 124 chapters and intermissions, collected into five volumes (so far). There are 1,783 pages.

Volume One

Mike is torn between a long-distance childhood crush and a short-distance childhood admirer — not that she’d ever admit it!

Can a prickly, conflicted loner like Lucy ever get what she wants from Mike? And can they and their friends survive high school with their hearts intact?

1. Simple Pleasures (6 pages, 11/2/09)

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It’s a hot summer’s day, so why not step outside?

2. Gaming Rivalry (4 pages, 5/5/06)

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A simple video game competition leads to an all-out brawl.

3. Merry Snow Day (4 pages, 5/8/06)

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Snowfall in the morning, but is it enough to grant Lucy a day off school?

4. Unfit for Education (4 pages, 5/12/06)

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Yashy thinks she’s old enough to go to school, but things aren’t always that easy.

5. The Burden of Parenthood (7 pages, 7/15/11)

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The students pair up to care for electronic infants, leading to some shocking results.

6. Prom Preparation (4 pages, 6/3/06)

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Daisy is put in charge of the 8th-grade dance night, while Mike takes on the role of ladies’ man.

7. Helping Hands (9 pages, 7/15/11)

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When disaster strikes a poor little bird, Paulo and Daisy are eager to help.

8. Show and Tell (4 pages, 6/12/06)

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The gang talks about their breeds while certain other misconceptions are thrown out the window.

9. Pep Rally (6 pages, 6/16/06)

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Mike’s hypersensitivity to noise and the upcoming pep rally make for a dangerous combination.

Intermission: Catty Remarks (2 pages, 6/20/06)

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It’s a catastrophe.

10. Off to the Movies (6 pages, 6/27/06)

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A cinematic adventure.

11. Puppy Love (4 pages, 6/30/06)

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A secret admirer leaves a note for Mike, amusing Lucy to no end.

12. Confrontation (30 pages, 1/15/10)

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Finding themselves lost in an unknown city, the group faces up to some troublesome characters.

13. Aftermath (4 pages, 8/1/06)

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Despite a lucky escape, mixed messages leave Mike with an awful taste in his mouth.

14. Field Day (12 pages, 8/4/06)

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Outdoor games are fun for everybody, right? Well, unless you take them a little too far…

15. Unfulfilled Fantasy (14 pages, 8/6/06)

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A letter arrives for Mike — a reminder of his childhood love.

16. Farewell, Middle School (6 pages, 8/9/06)

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Middle school finally comes to an end. After saying goodbye to teachers, summer vacation begins.

Intermission: Mike’s Birthday (1 page, 8/10/06)

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Surprise parties are overrated.

17. Blurry Memories (8 pages, 8/25/06)

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Mike’s pet bird has always seemed a little mysterious.

Intermission: Yashy’s Birthday (1 page, 9/1/06)

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She just hopes nobody forgot.

18. Hot Pursuit (14 pages, 9/6/06)

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Mike sees a familiar face on TV and embarks on a quest to find her in the city.

19. Enter High School (6 pages, 9/10/06)

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As the new year begins, a new classmate arrives.

20. A Difficult Choice (5 pages, 9/12/06)

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Plagued with mixed feelings and potential love interests, Mike struggles to make a decision.

21. A New Leaf (4 pages, 9/14/06)

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With a refreshed mind and positive outlook, Mike’s strutting around with confidence.

22. Wardrobe Malfunction (4 pages, 9/25/06)

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So why doesn’t Mike wear his blue scarf anymore?

Intermission: Daisy’s Birthday (1 page, 9/28/06)

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A gift like this wasn’t exactly what Daisy was asking for.

23. Humble Approach (4 pages, 10/7/06)

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Daisy loses heart as she realises she’s not going to get the boy she always wanted.

24. Unmerry Melodies (4 pages, 10/11/06)

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If BCB was a musical…

25. Left Behind (6 pages, 10/20/06)

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Tess asks why Lucy is so abrasive. Fortunately, Mike has enough experience to offer some answers.

26. Misunderstanding and Change (6 pages, 11/3/06)

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A truth or dare question reveals that there’s more to Lucy and Paulo’s friendship than meets the eye.

Intermission: Lucy’s Birthday (3 pages, 11/8/06)

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It’s difficult to prepare a surprise party for Lucy. Will it actually work this year?

27. Of Little Monsters and Pockets (6 pages, 10/23/06)

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What kind of Pokemon are you? How do you do the things you do?

28. Feline Festivities (16 pages, 12/29/06)

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Christmas is around the corner, and everyone is invited to Tess’ party. Tension and punch ensue.

Intermission: Do Ask, Do Tell (1 page, 1/4/07)

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Mike meets a new friend who offers some diversity to the group.

29. Mid-term Time (5 pages, 1/12/07)

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Exam time is coming, and Tess turns to Daisy for help despite the inherent embarrassment of being tutored by a freshman.

30. Troubled Waters (12 pages, 1/16/07)

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This term, Phys. Ed is all about swimming. But why isn’t Lucy involved?

Intermission: Wishful Thinking (1 page, 2/1/07)

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Paulo is delighted to get along so well with Lucy. It mightn’t last.

31. Carry On (6 pages, 2/4/07)

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Swimming brings Daisy’s lack of self-confidence to the fore, while Mike laments Lucy’s strange phobia.

Intermission: Break Time (2 pages, 2/10/07)

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Can you feel the magic?

32. Follow Me (7 pages, 2/18/07)

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Daisy is upset that her male friends only seem to care about “hot” girls like Tess. She seeks comfort from a stranger.

33. Onwards to Adventure (7 pages, 2/23/07)

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It’s David’s 14th birthday, and the sky’s the limit!

Intermission: Box of Tricks (5 pages, 3/11/07)

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Arranged into groups for a school project, Mike and Lucy are weirded out by the antics of an obsessive third wheel.

34. Bonding (5 pages, 3/3/07)

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Daisy spends more time with her newfound friend, and he reveals there’s more to Tess than meets the eye.

35. Tread Carefully (1 page, 11/16/09)

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Paulo isn’t pleased about having to go to school, but Daisy can think of an entertaining distraction.

Intermission: Hydrothunder Tantrum (2 pages, 5/5/07)

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“The VG Cats one”.

36. Under Pressure (10 pages, 3/17/07)

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Abbey reaches boiling point, Daisy flirts for attention, and Tess is haunted by her past.

37. Crash and Burn (4 pages, 3/25/07)

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Struggling to hide naughty content from her pets, Lucy finds herself at war with her computer.

Intermission: Out of the Frame (6 pages, 5/14/07)

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Upset by her apparent marginalisation, Sue protests with a group of neglected classmates.

38. A Different Side (16 pages, 7/4/07)

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Another pep rally gives Daisy her chance to shine. But past grudges find the worst times to bubble up to the surface…

Intermission: Birthday Double-Team (2 pages, 5/1/07)

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Paulo and Chirpy are celebrating their birthdays together with disastrous results.

39. Rising Temperature (14 pages, 5/27/07)

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Abbey reveals his hidden nature. Meanwhile, Daisy invites Mike to a carnival, and all seems to be going as planned…

40. Love My Way (22 pages, 6/27/07)

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Tess and Paulo go to prom while Daisy and Mike go to the carnival. Two perfect nights go horribly wrong.

41. Moving On (6 pages, 7/7/07)

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With freshman year coming to a close, everyone looks back with a sense of relief.

Intermission: Having Kittens (1 page, 6/2/07)

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Mike and Lucy explain the origin of the “Bittersweet Candy Bowl” name.

42. Invitation (20 pages, 12/7/07)

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Tess asks everyone to join her on an overseas trip. She’ll stop at nothing to get a “yes” from Mike and Lucy.

43. Arrival (30 pages, 6/8/08)

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The group arrives at Acapulco and meets an awkward new friend.

44. Search and Rescue (28 pages, 10/2/08)

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When somebody goes missing, Lucy’s dependency problem is stripped bare.

45. Intervention (24 pages, 1/10/09)

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Something is putting Mike on edge, while David confronts Paulo about his clash with Tess.

46. Return (18 pages, 1/25/09)

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It’s the final night of the Acapulco trip, and everyone has found a different experience to take away.

47. New Beginnings (13 pages, 3/16/09)

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Something has sparked between Daisy and Abbey, and Lucy is curious to know what happened.

 

Volume Two: Starting Over

What’s a guy to do when he’s surrounded by girls he can’t understand? What’s a girl to do when a long-overdue confession loses her everything?

Story Summary: Starting Over (34 pages, 9/14/12)

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Settling into school routine, Jessica and Rachel get to know the cast.

48. Pick Me Up (11 pages, 3/31/09)

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Lucy is struggling with her feelings, but Mike is sick of the whole game. Paulo picks up the pieces.

49. In the End (2 pages, 4/1/09)

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Lucy wonders if she’ll ever find happiness with another, and seems to have found a solution.

50. Wonderland (6 pages, 11/2/09)

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Lucy wakes up in a strange new world.

51. A Distance Apart (14 pages, 11/18/09)

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Sophomore year has begun. While some look forward to the new year, Lucy continues to dwell on her predicament.

52. Unrequited (12 pages, 12/21/09)

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Some secrets don’t take long to slip loose.

53. Another Shoulder (16 pages, 1/15/10)

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As her friendship with Mike crumbles, Lucy becomes desperate for comfort and support.

54. Casting Call (10 pages, 3/22/10)

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Sue orchestrates a theatre production… while getting some other details in order.

Intermission: Turning Tides (3 pages, 9/3/12)

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Paulo, you’re all washed up.

Intermission: Sensible Precautions (1 page, 6/15/11)

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David wonders about the clothing habits of his female classmates.

55. Back and Forth (33 pages, 4/16/10)

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Paulo proves to David that he still has what it takes to get any girl he wants.

56. Molly’s Adventure (24 pages, 7/2/10)

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Anxious to play saleswoman for a day, Molly’s choice to seize the moment (and a friend) proves both a blessing and a curse.

57. Up to Bat (6 pages, 8/20/12)

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Paulo and Jasmine get some practice in before the big game.

58. To The Top (11 pages, 7/7/10)

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A burgeoning career, good friends, all the stuff a girl could ever need…

59. Another Path (25 pages, 8/2/10)

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Paulo wonders whether he made the right call with Lucy.

60. Mischief Night (17 pages, 9/29/10)

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A night of scares and surprises.

Volume Three

It’s time for new relationships to blossom while Lucy faces a harsh winter.

61. Rehearsal (4 pages, 11/15/10)

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Sue’s script calls for a little more than Lucy wants to reveal. But there’s always the privacy of your own room, right?

62. Feline Filibuster (18 pages, 11/24/10)

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Academic politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.

63. Pillow Talk (61 pages, 1/5/11)

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Daisy invites the girls over for a sleepover party at her place. Pajama drama!

Intermission: Raw and Uncensored (1 page, 5/27/11)

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David surfs the internet for illicit material.

64. Call Waiting (7 pages, 6/17/11)

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Mike’s in good spirits for a change. For now.

65. Carry Me (27 pages, 7/4/11)

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Paulo is happy with his new girlfriend, but only when she has time for him.

66. On Our Own (6 pages, 9/4/11)

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The school day is over, but Augustus is stuck with a problem.

67. Fade Away (6 pages, 9/19/11)

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Tess is feeling uneasy about her upcoming graduation. Is it the usual senior chills, or is there something more?

68. December (39 pages, 10/3/11)

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Winter’s here, but there’s one more assignment before Christmas vacation.

69. At Loose Ends (48 pages, 1/2/12)

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With the help of those who love him, Abbey finds closure for his old family.

Volume Four

Mike has reunited with the girl of his dreams, but a dramatic departure is about to become the stuff of Paulo’s nightmares.

Will a booze-fueled night of intimate confessions bring the gang together or tear fragile relationships apart?

70. Piece of Cake (17 pages, 4/23/12)

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Paulo takes advantage of a convenient confection to visit Lucy.

71. Just Beautiful (33 pages, 6/1/12)

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The biggest night of Mike’s life.

72. Buddy System (1 page, 8/17/12)

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Mike comes to understand the value of an unlimited phone plan.

73. Ten Seconds to Midnight (30 pages, 12/3/12)

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Another year, another broken heart. Meanwhile, Augustus happens upon a frightening sight.

74. Curtain Call (36 pages, 2/11/13)

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Sue’s big production finally takes the stage.

75. Breaking Up (28 pages, 5/4/13)

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The gang reach out for Lucy, but there isn’t much left to grab.

76. Leaving Home (11 pages, 6/25/13)

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Seems like everyone has their own way of coping.

77. Study Buddy (20 pages, 7/10/13)

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Daisy arranges a study party. It isn’t too long before Mike’s biggest secret starts to slip.

78. Safe Boundaries (26 pages, 8/8/13)

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Abbey and Daisy take their relationship to the next level.

79. Critical Hit (22 pages, 9/12/13)

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A gallery trip provides Sue with a few intellectual challenges.

80. Happy Hour (51 pages, 10/15/13)

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Mike faces the music.

Volume Five

A hopeful prom night ends in disaster, Paulo’s clumsy fix for a friend’s relationship nearly backfires, and Augustus struggles to break a bad habit.

81. Take Heart (33 pages, 1/20/14)

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Abbey and Daisy face their first major blow-up, while Paulo becomes wary of a new man for Rachel.

Intermission: Love Note (1 page, 4/7/14)

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Paulo shares a heartfelt message to Mike.

82. Local Area (15 pages, 4/9/14)

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Stacy introduces Mike to her hidden passion. It’s a nerd thing.

83. Small Fry (17 pages, 5/14/14)

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Paulo lands his first job. Rachel hesitates to start a difficult conversation.

Intermission: Test Drive (1 page, 6/25/14)

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Kicked to the curb again.

84. Scenic Route (24 pages, 6/27/14)

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As graduation approaches, Tess takes the crew on a hiking trip.

85. Total Recall (42 pages, 8/25/14)

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Paulo’s second junior prom faces a rude interruption.

Intermission: Textual Harassment (1 page, 8/22/14)

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Emoticons run high.

86. Trapped (37 pages, 12/1/14)

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Longing for something better, Augustus recalls his twisted upbringing.

87. Boy Toy (32 pages, 2/25/15)

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Love can take many forms, Paulo.

Intermission: Casual Outing (2 pages, 6/8/15)

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Hot or not?

88. Class of 2008 (12 pages, 5/11/15)

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As we go on, we remember…

…and everything newer:

89. Guest of Honor (48 pages, 6/15/15)

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Daisy drags Paulo to a comic convention. Abbey would like a word with him.

90. Golden Hour (42 pages, 10/3/15)

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Matt invites the group out to his aunt’s beach house. Paulo struggles to find his feelings.

Intermission: Ice Block (2 pages, 1/13/16)

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Dave’s a sweet friend.

91. Dial Tone (24 pages, 1/18/16)

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The day before Junior year begins, Mike’s nightmares are back to chase him down.

92. Table for One (20 pages, 3/18/16)

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Daisy has an unexpected encounter with Augustus, while Mike’s met with an acute sense of déjà vu.

93. Clean Slate (12 pages, 5/9/16)

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This next year of environmental club isn’t quite what Jasmine imagined.

94. Model Girlfriend (46 pages, 7/4/16)

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Sandy’s finally here, and Mike’s ecstatic for their first date.

95. Love Again (50 pages, 10/26/16)

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Lucy’s back after a long absence, but her new attitude leaves the group uncertain.

Intermission: Test Dummy (2 pages, 2/27/17)

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Jordan seeks help from a new mentor.

96. Unspoken Rule (28 pages, 3/3/17)

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Daisy patches up her friendship with Paulo, while Mike gets a rejection he wasn’t prepared to hear.

Intermission: Cut Short (2 pages, 5/15/17)

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Growth, repressed.

97. After You (26 pages, 5/10/17)

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The carnival always works out okay.

Intermission: Everyday Life (32 pages, 7/17/17)

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Every day is extraordinary.

98. Moments Apart (26 pages, 9/2/17)

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It’s Daisy’s sweet sixteen.

99. PDA (6 pages, 12/4/17)

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Madison’s got a little something to say.

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