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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.
Life is great for Marnie MacDonald--until her parents announce they're moving, taking her away from everything she knows and lovesPopular high school sophomore Marnie MacDonald loves her life. Then her parents break the news: They're moving to North Carolina! And that's not even the worst part. The MacDonalds are moving with their best friends, the Petersons--including their son, Lucas, a boy Marnie can't stand.In the blink of an eye, her world is uprooted. She has to leave school, her friends--all the things that matter most. And how's she supposed to get along without her boyfriend, Joel, the super-cool jock who would have taken her to his senior prom?Suddenly, Marnie's milking goats and picking apples on a farm with no telephones, no TV, and no after-school activities.But something starts to happen after she leaves the city and "goes back to the land." She discovers a world she never knew existed--a whole new way of life. And the biggest shock of all? The boy she thought she hated is growing more and more appealing. Too bad Lucas doesn't have a clue how Marnie feels. Or does he?
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.
Althea's dreams are about to become her nightmaresAlthea has always been a sweet, kind girl. In middle school, she had a group of friends to hang out with. She was on the softball team, took gymnastics, and won ribbons for horseback riding. But high school is horrible for Althea. She doesn't make the cheerleading squad. Her group of friends splits apart to form new cliques, and Althea is left to sit alone at lunch. That is, until she discovers a vampire living in the attic tower of her family home. A vampire who can make her dreams come true: a spot on the cheerleading squad; popularity; a boyfriend. All the vampire wants in return is a small sacrifice, and Althea is in too deep to back out now. The first book in Caroline B. Cooney's Vampire's Promise trilogy reveals the danger behind the door of the Shuttered Room . . . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
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.
In Caroline B. Cooney's powerful novel about love, independence, and responsibility, a prodigal daughter returns--and a high school senior and her family must cope with the falloutThings are starting to come together for seventeen-year-old Susan Hall. She has great friends and a major crush on handsome, privileged Anthony Fielding, who has finally begun to show some interest. And she was just asked to be music editor of the yearbook.Suddenly, her older sister comes home. Ashley ran away at sixteen to join a rock band. For an impossibly short time, her star burned bright. She had a hit song. Now she's back, filled with bitterness and anger. She hates her parents. She hates her younger sister. But most of all, she hates herself.As Ashley's self-destructive behavior starts tearing the family apart, Susan's life changes in unexpected ways. It becomes harder to maintain her equilibrium, both at school and at home. She still loves her sister, but she's starting to see things--and people, like Whit, an outcast rock musician--in a different light.With charity, grace, and a generous heart, Caroline B. Cooney gives us an immensely moving story about what it means to be a 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.
College freshmen Seth and Diana volunteer in an emergency room to learn how to save lives--and along the way, they learn to live Seth volunteers at City Hospital to get first-hand experience with emergency medicine--and get comfortable with blood and trauma before attending medical school, so he'll have an edge over the competition. Diana volunteers in the inner-city ER to save the world, one patient at a time. If she gets to show up arrogant Seth too, so much the better. The one thing these two college freshmen share is a desire to be a part of the ER's action. Tonight, hour by hour and minute by minute, they will get their wish as they confront a student with a gunshot wound, the victim of a gruesome motorcycle accident, and a kidnapping gone horribly awry. Their adrenaline-fueled night will alter the course of Seth and Diana's lives--and the lives of everyone in the emergency room--forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
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 just wants to be beautiful--but is she willing to pay the price?Devnee is so excited about having a bedroom in an attic tower. A tower sounds so romantic, like living in a private castle. Devnee hopes her new room will make her romantic--beautiful, popular, and even happy. But the tower feels inexplicably creepy, especially because its windows are tightly shuttered. On Devnee's very first night in her new room, weird things start to happen. A disembodied hand appears outside her window, with long silver fingernails that Devnee can't help but long to touch. Devnee's shadow detaches from her body and starts wandering the edges of her new room by itself. On her first day at her new high school, Devnee finds herself intensely wishing her life were different. And when someone--something--arrives in her tower room to make that wish come true, Devnee's best intentions at starting a new life take a dark turn. In the second book in Caroline B. Cooney's Vampire's Promise trilogy, evil finds another vulnerable girl . . . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
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.
Trapped by a vampire in an attic tower, six friends are forced to make a fatal choiceThere is a creepy, shuttered attic tower in the town's run-down, old, abandoned mansion, and it's the perfect place to have a spooky party. At least, that's what Randy thinks when he invites his five friends for a night of scary fun. But the night gets more terrifying than anyone anticipated when Roxanne feels a long sharp fingernail brushing her bare neck, with no one near enough to touch her. Then Randy sees a shadow gathering--a cape without a person inside. Lacey immediately senses the presence of a vampire in the tower. She doesn't understand how, but she knows it in her bones, in her soul, as if from another life in an ancient time: Vampire. In the chilling finale to Caroline B. Cooney's Vampire's Promise trilogy, six friends are trapped in a nightmare, and are forced to make a terrible choice. Only five may leave--and one must stay behind to face the vampire alone. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
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. . . .
Is Rose's diary hiding the clues to a grisly unsolved murder?Fifteen-year-old Rose Lymond swears to the police that her crimson leather-bound diary doesn't contain any information about the terrible murder at the Loffts' lake house that fateful weekend four years ago. The diary is her private, personal property. When Rose's diary is confiscated by police, she steals it back and destroys some pages, no matter the consequences. Is this simply a case of teenage vanity gone awry? Does the diary contain embarrassing seventh-grade gossip and crushes? Or is Rose hiding something vastly more sinister? As Rose attempts to protect her secrets, she is drawn back to a murder she may not even know she holds the key to solving. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
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