From the author of The Face on the Milk Carton comes a novel about romance and love. Sometimes there is heartbreak, but there can also be happily ever after. Teen girls will follow the complexities of dating, and the difference between falling in love, being in love, and really loving someone, portrayed in this inventive novel.When 16-year-old Kelly Williams's best friend, Faith, declares that she will stop playing games and find a real romance, Kelly watches from the sidelines and takes note. She sees Faith, as well as other friends, her brother, and even her parents attempt to play the game of love in their own unique ways. Kelly decides to create an actual game--one that captures the way people behave--and in the process it teaches them a thing or two about what can be considered winning when it comes to matters of the heart.
Anaxandra is taken from her birth island at age 6 by King Nicander to be a companion to his crippled daughter, Princess Callisto. Six years later, her new island is sacked by pirates and she is the sole survivor. Alone with only her Medusa figurine, she reinvents herself as Princess Callisto when Menelaus, great king of Sparta, lands with his men. He takes her back to Sparta with him where Helen, his beautiful wife, does not believe that the red-headed child is Princess Callisto. Although fearful of the half-mortal, half-goddess Helen, Anaxandra is able to stay out of harm's way--until the Trojan princes Paris and Aeneas arrive. Paris and Helen's fascination with each other soon turns to passion and plunges Sparta and Troy into war. Can Anaxandra find the courage to reinvent herself once again, appease the gods, and save herself? In Caroline B. Cooney's epic tale of one girl's courage and will to survive, Anaxandra learns that home is where you make it and identity goes deeper than just your name. From the Hardcover edition.
Alison has never had a boyfriend-- or even a date! She plays piano with a band and spends her weekends performing at parties and dances. She works hard, and she has no time for anything except school and work. When she meets Ted it looks like an impossible relationship. Ted is just as busy as she is. And they don't even go to the same school. Still, he asks for Alison's phone number, and Alison begins to hope that maybe--just maybe--her life is going to change. ...
Brit has had her driver's license only 11 days when her parents drop her off to stay at her grandmother's house for two weeks while they go on vacation. Little do they know Brit is headed for a three-state road trip with Nannie to pick up her college roommates, Florence, Aurelia, and Daisy, and bring them to their alma mater for their 65th--and most likely final--reunion. A reluctant recruit at first, Brit is anxious as well as annoyed when she finds herself responsible for her fragile passengers. But things change as she sits behind the wheel up front and listens to "the girls" in the backseat laugh and reminisce about their 65 years of friendship. Inspired by their lifelong loyalty, Brit is willing to do whatever it takes to get the former college roommates to their reunion safely. From bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney, a heartwarming look at friendship, both young and old. "From the Hardcover edition. "
When Kit's ex-stepmother shoves the little one into her arms and takes off, Kit's world is reversed. She must save herself and the baby from the people who want it.
Choicesdomatter and forgivenessispossible. Jack Fountain knows that what's happened to his family sounds like the most horrible soap opera anyone could ever write. But it happened--to Jack; his parents; his sisters, Smithy and Madison. And to his baby brother, Tris. What made it worse was that the media wanted to know every detail. Now it's almost Tris's third birthday, and everything's starting again. Aunt Cheryl, who's living with the Fountain children now that their parents are gone, has decided that they will heal only if they work through their pain--on camera. The very identities they've created for themselves are called into question. In less than twenty-four hours their fate will change yet again, but this time they vow to not be exploited and to discover the truth. In this gripping thriller, Caroline B. Cooney details how love, devotion, and forgiveness make resilience--and recovery--possible. From the Hardcover edition.
A high school junior finds her ideal boyfriend, only to feel stifled by their constant togetherness.
In this riveting and emotional conclusion to the thriller-romance Janie series, that started with The Face on the Milk Carton, all will be revealed as readers find out if Janie and Reeve's love has endured, and whether or not the person who brought Janie and her family so much emotional pain and suffering is brought to justice.
Six teens spending the night in a haunted house must make a chilling choice in order to gain their freedom from the vampire imprisoning them--choose the one among them who will be the vampire's next victim.
As always, the girls seemed to be at one event, and the boys seemed to be at another one altogether. There's a huge gap between the girls and the boys, later bridged with a haze of romance. Then there's nasty troublemaker and unusually heavier problems.
The day Lutie Painter takes the city bus north instead of the school bus west, cutting class for the first time ever, her aunt and uncle have no idea what she is up to. They cannot prevent her from riding into danger. That same morning, Lutie's pastor, Miss Veola, whispers as always, "This is the day that the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it." A block from Miss Veola and up a hill in Chalk, Train Greene, thin and hungry, burns with anger. He has a decision to make, and he's running out of time. A few miles away, among finer houses, Kelvin Hartley yawns and gets ready for another day at school, where he is a friend to all and makes an effort at nothing. And Doria Bell, who recently moved to the South from Connecticut, walks to the bus stop, hoping the high school kids who live nearby will say hello. All of these lives intertwine and--in surprising ways--become connected to Lutie's ancestors, who are buried in the cemetery in Chalk. Who would have dreamed that the long-dead Mabel Painter, who passed down the Laundry List songs to her great-great-granddaughter Lutie, had passed along a piece of American history that speaks to so many who feel lost and need hope. Big changes are in store for all, and things will never be the same. In this luminous novel, Caroline B. Cooney delves deeply into a Southern community. Cooney reveals the comfort, inspiration, and hope its members draw from the power of faith, the glory of music, and the meaning of family.From the Hardcover edition.
"The Morning After" continues to explore the destructive nature of hatred, the crime of indifference, and the power of accepting love and responsibility -- in the fourth book of the Chrystal Falls series.
Emlyn had a bad streak... Emlyn never get in trouble. But she's not as good as people think. And nobody would ever guess she's always wanted to commit the perfect crime. Her classmates are planning to steal a beautiful Egyptian mummy from a museum, then hang it from a bell tower on Mischief Night. They ask for Emlyn's help because they know she'll be the perfect cover.
Nancy is shy and afraid she will never go out on dates until she meets Nick.
Some teens go to New Year's Eve dance at The Hardley's tower. Some of them do things just to show how bad they are while some girls fall in love, some with the wrong guy.
Tory Travis is determined to battle the school board until they provide the same support for girl's sports as they do for boy's.
The announcement hangs in the center of a huge bulletin board. If she'd known what the class would be like, Mariah would never have signed up. Because it's a class like no other -- a class that teaches terror. Mariah wishes she could escape -- but the class is closed and she's trapped... forever.
Langan was fourteen and not big or tall for his age. His name, which had just been a name until last year, was now a terrible liability. It turned out that people (meaning other boys) thought it was gay. Dealing with the name was a nightmare but Langan said nothing to his parents. What were they supposed to do: rename him Eric?
Annie Lockwood exists; everyone admits it. Everyone has seen her. But only Strat insists that Miss Lockwood traveled one hundred years back in time to be with them in 1895. Now Strat is paying an enormous price: His father has declared him insane and had him locked away in an asylum. When Time calls Annie back to save Strat, she does not hesitate, even though her family is falling apart and desperately needs her. Can Annie save the boy she loves, or will her choice keep her a trespasser out of time?
After graduating from high school and deciding not to go on to college, a young girl struggles to figure out who she is and what she wants to do with her life.
It keeps one on the edge of the seat, wondering how Dove will deal with her twin sister's spirit living in her head.
Tod Lockwood has never wanted to be anyone's knight in shining armor. In fact, he wants to avoid having anything to do with girls, at least for the present. But that's before Devonny Stratton steps into his life out of the nineteenth century. As for sixteen-year-old Devonny, she has no plans for marriage until her father arranges to wed to the contemptuous but well-connected Lord Winden. Devonny has only one hope. Someone must rescue her. Can Tod Lockwood be Time's answer to her prayers? Life never seems simple to Devonny, but do the solutions to her problems await her in the future? Or will she only become a prisoner of a different time?
Marcy Kirk is an aspiring underachiever in a family of overachievers. To rebel, Marcy drops all of her after-school lessons and decides to become something her family regards as worthless -- a cheerleader.
Deerfield, Massachusetts is one of the most remote, and therefore dangerous, settlements in the English colonies. In 1704 an Indian tribe attacks the town, and Mercy Carter becomes separated from the rest of her family, some of whom do not survive. Mercy and hundreds of other settlers are herded together and ordered by the Indians to start walking. The grueling journey -- three hundred miles north to a Kahnawake Indian village in Canada -- takes more than 40 days. At first Mercy's only hope is that the English government in Boston will send ransom for her and the other white settlers. But days turn into months and Mercy, who has become a Kahnawake daughter, thinks less and less of ransom, of Deerfield, and even of her "English" family. She slowly discovers that the "savages" have traditions and family life that soon become her own, and Mercy begins to wonder: If ransom comes, will she take it?From the Hardcover edition.
A novel of suspense, not for those with delicate sensibilities
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