In this fast-paced novel about the bonds of friendship, Jenny, Emily, and Hillary, known as the Awesome Threesome, thought they'd be a threesome forever. But with Jennie's relentless ambition, Emily's jealousy, and Hillary's building resentment, it seems the Awesome Threesome is destined to be a thing of the past. Assigned to write in diaries for English class, the three girls, along with three other classmates, find themselves admitting things so terrible that even they are shocked. All are left wondering: What price does a person have to pay for being successful? The pursuit of the truth is compellingly chronicled and the resolution satisfies.
Teenage Annie Lockwood, wishing she could have lived a hundred years ago in a more romantic time, finds herself in the 1890s and it is indeed romantic--and very painful.
Fifteen-year-old Macey Clare loves her Connecticut hometown, where her mother grew up and her grandparents still live, and she likes visiting her grandparents even more now that their neighbors' handsome grandson, Austin, has moved in. But when Macey decides to research the history of a burned-out barn across the street from her grandparents' home for a school report, she gets a shock about what happened. Nobody can change the past, but is Macey ready to take the responsibility for the present and in the process reveal dark secrets about her town and the people she loves?
Marissa loves the amity of summer camp. Violet signs on as a counselor hoping to meet guys. She proves strangely skillful at handling the emotional crises of her young charges, while Marissa finds the opposite sex intriguing.
Alicia and Charles plan a wedding; Vi and Marissa anticipate seeing each other while Claudia flees to the reunion hoping to feel right. Heath is trailed by the media regarding his father's trial. The campers talk about the people they have become since summer.
Cheerleaders are beautiful, popular and exciting - girls Althea longs to be. But she's a nobody. Then one day she meets him, a vampire who offers to make her a cheerleader in return for a simple deal.
Walking around New York City was what Mitty Blake did best. He loved the city, and even after 9/11, he always felt safe. Mitty was a carefree guy-he didn't worry about terrorists or blackouts or grades or anything, which is why he was late getting started on his Advanced Bio report.Mitty does feel a little pressure to hand something in-if he doesn't, he'll be switched out of Advanced Bio, which would be unfortunate since Olivia's in Advanced Bio. So he considers it good luck when he finds some old medical books in his family's weekend house that focus on something he could write about. But when he discovers an old envelope with two scabs in one of the books, the report is no longer about the grade-it's about life and death. His own.This edge-of-your-seat thriller will leave you breathless.From the Hardcover edition.
A vampire tells lonely Althea that all she has to do to be popular is to agree to a simple deal -- so simple a promise, but so evil.
A powerful novel about the difficulty of doing what is right. Through their love for people, yet ignorance of the unknown, the Finch Family has joined alongside their church and opened their home to an African refugee family who are moving to Connecticut. The Amabo family of four- Andre, Celestine, Mattu, and Alake: father, mother, and teenage son and daughter- arrive in great hope as they have escaped the tyranny of Africa. What the Finch Family doesn't know is that there are not just four refugees in this Amabo family, but five. As the Amabo family, who have suffered unimaginable horrors, begin to adjust to a life of plenty in the Finches' suburban Connecticut home, and the Finches are learning new lessons of "The Golden Rule". The life adjustment for all seems flawless. But the fifth refugee does not believe in good will. This lawless rebel has managed to enter America undetected. And the Amabo family has something of his--something that they agreed to carry into the country for him. When Jared, the oldest Finch son, realizes that the good guys are not always innocent, he must make a decision that could change the fates of both the Finches and the Amabos. In this uncommonly penetrating story, Caroline B. Cooney presents a fresh perspective on how doing what is right can be most difficult. From the Hardcover edition.
Seventeen-year-old Susan looks forward eagerly to her senior year in high school but finds her comfortable assumptions and optimistic expectations of life and people shattered by the return home of her older sister, a failed rock singer with a bitter grudge against the family.
The universal experience for most high school students is learning to drive and getting their driver's license. Add breathlessly plotted romance and an accident and you have a poignant and realistic novel. Remy Martin prays to the God of Driver's Education that she will get to drive today. She doesn't know where she's going, but she knows one thing . . . she is going to get there fast. Morgan Campbell had been standing on the threshold of 16 and getting his driver's license ever since he could remember. But deep into the first crush of his life, thinking of nothing but girls, Morgan forgot what driving was all about. This poignant novel about responsibility and consequences is as convincing as it is irresistible.
Set in the heart of a city hospital, this is the fast-paced story of two young volunteers in the center of gut-wrenching drama, suspense and excitement.
Lady Mary is a ward of Lord and Lady Macbeth whose life is forever changed when her father, Lord Cawdor, betrays the Scottish King -- and is hanged as a traitor. In an instant, Mary has lost both her father and future. Now she's trapped in a castle with a power-hungry couple who will do anything to get what they want -- and are willing to crush anyone in their way. Including Mary. As the murderous events of Shakespeare's play unfold around her, Mary must struggle to survive -- and do what she can to prevent more deaths. But can a lone girl save lives when a legion of Scottish lords cannot?
Devnee's family has just moved into a new house--a house with a vampire in it. He can grant Devnee's wish for personal beauty, but there's a price.
No one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on the milk cartons. But as Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl with her hair in tight pigtails, wearing a dress with a narrow white collar--a three-year-old who had been kidnapped twelve years before from a shopping mall in New Jersey--she felt overcome with shock. She recognized that little girl--it was she. How could it possibly be true? Janie can't believe that her loving parents kidnapped her, but as she begins to piece things together, nothing makes sense. Something is terribly wrong. Are Mr. and Mrs. Johnson really Janie's parents? And if not, who is Janie Johnson, and what really happened?
When the invitation to the Preffyn family reunion arrives interrupting a perfectly decent summer vacation, 15-year-old Shelley Wollcott is anything but enthusiastic. It's not that Shelley has anything against her relatives, she just can't stand it when they give her that "what a pity" look. It's not her fault that her real mother walked out on the family or that her father has remarried yet again. With Dad away on business and her older sister visiting their mother in Paris, Shelley must face the "perfect" Preffyns' reunion with only her prankster younger brother and her insecure new stepmother at her side. It's an opportunity to uncover the family's secrets, but Shelley isn't sure whether, when she discovers the truth, she'll laugh or cry. In this funny and poignant novel by Caroline B. Cooney, Shelley learns to appreciate all the members of her unusual family--including herself!--in ways she never anticipated. And she discovers things are often not as perfect as they seem.
When Lacey and her friends spend the night in a creepy old house, the resident vampire demands that one of them will have to stay.
Everyone has a secret . . . The weekend Angelica Lofft asked Rose Lymond to spend at her magnificent summer home should have been incredible, beautiful house, horses, impressive cars and a pool. It was any young girl's dream to have the opportunity to live like a princess, if only for a weekend. But the weekend didn't turn out quite as Rose had expected. And someone turned up dead. It's been years since Rose was at the summer home, but the case has been reopened. And the police have Rose's diary. The one she kept her entire seventh-grade year. The diary she wrote in the weekend IT happened. And now she has to get it back. Before a second secret is discovered. . . .
Christina knows the Shevvingtons have left a trail of hollowed-out, lost girls in mental hospitals across the country, and she has seen the secret files that prove it. But the Shevvingtons are determined to destroy the evidence -- and Christina. This time, they'll use fire. They stuff her pocketbook full of matchbooks, scribble flames over her class notes -- anything they can do to make it look like Christina is obsessed with fire and a danger to herself and others. With summer vacation and safety just weeks away, Christina must make one last desperate attempt to keep her sanity -- and her life.
On a Wednesday afternoon, 15-year-old Danna Press's life turns into a nightmare as a huge orange fireball emerges from the top of the canyon. So begins her long, terrifying, and life-altering road to safety.
Saturday, 5:10 P.M. Sixteen-year-old Heidi Landseth is alone in her isolated home near New York City. 5:15 P.M. Across town, seventeen-year-old Patrick Farquhar, a volunteer rescue worker, longs to prove himself in a real emergency. 5:41 P.M. A deafening roar fills the air and the sky glows red. Flight #116, a jumbo jet en route to New York, has crashed in the woods behind Heidi's house. Mustering strength and courage she never knew she had, Heidi-alone at first, and then with Patrick and hundreds of others-works to help the suffering and dying victims. It is a night that will change her life.
You can get lost in the fog. In the fog things can happen that no one sees. Mr. Shevvington, the handsome principal. Mrs. Shevvington, the dedicated teacher. Who better for Christina and Anya to board with while attending school on the mainland? But something evil is happening at the Shevvington's house. Anya is slowly losing her mind, and Christina knows that the Shevvingtons are behind it. Now they are turning their attention to her. "You don't know yourself, Christina", they tell her. "You cannot admit that you are a very disturbed child".
Annie Lockwood is testing Time. She's traveled through it before, but always at Time's bidding. Now she is asking Time to take her to the year 1899, when Strat is in Cairo. But Time doesn't like to be tested. In what feels like a cruel joke, Annie is transported to ancient Egypt, thousands of years before Strat was born -- to a world far removed from the one she knows. Meanwhile, in 1899, Strat is photographing the same pyramids that Annie walks among. But while Strat eagerly awaits Annie's arrival, another visitor arrives: his father, Hiram Stratton, Sr. , has come to Egypt to collect his son. Powerless, Annie and Strat both look to Time. Can its force, which brought them together once, help them find each other again? From the Hardcover edition.
When Meghan and West first played Freeze Tag with Lannie, it was no ordinary game. Because when Lannie tagged someone, they really froze. Now Meghan, West, and Lannie are in high school, and Meghan and West are in love, the perfect couple. But Lannie is determined to have West for her very own... And if she doesn't get her way, she'll freeze Meghan... to death.
After rescuing her younger brother abandoned at a busy airport by their divorced father, fifteen-year-old Lily finds her faith in God sorely tested as she struggles to rescue herself from the bitterness and anger she feels.
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