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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.
In the second book of Caroline B. Cooney's bestselling Night to Remember series, five high school juniors get ready for the most important night of their lives--a dance that will bring happiness . . . or heartbreakFor Kip, Anne, Beth Rose, Emily, and Molly, it's the perfect end to their junior year. The night they've been waiting for--a night to wish upon a star.Kip just got the ultimate kiss-off: Her boyfriend, Mike, suddenly wants to be "just friends."At the start of junior year, Anne and Conrad were Westerly High's most popular couple. Now everything's different, and Anne wonders if the whole school knows her secret.Beth Rose was a perennial wallflower before she met Gary. She's crazy about him, but he's never once said the L-word.Emily's life just fell apart, and all she wants is for Matt to make the pain go away.Molly's furious that Con is taking Anne to the dance when she knows he really loves her. She's about to plot the perfect revenge . . .For five very different girls, it's a dance they'll always remember. Will it be a night of love--or loneliness? An ending--or a new beginning?
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.
Will the perfect senior prank turn out to be Emlyn's last?Emlyn is a good girl. She is the perfect studious and athletic daughter and sister. She studies hard, paints watercolors, and especially loves rowing crew. She doesn't gossip. She is every parent and teacher's dream. But Emlyn has a secret. She has an entire library in her head filled with terrifically terrible plots and schemes: jewel heists, corporate espionage, and other mischief. She successfully hides her desire to be bad from the world. That is, until Jack, Mavis, Lovell, and Donovan approach her with their idea for a senior class prank: to steal the famous mummy, Amaral-Re, from their local museum. Now Emlyn's "mental library of Bad" will come in handy. But when the harmless heist turns out to be filled with real-life danger, will Emlyn's mental bag of tricks be enough to save the mummy . . . and herself? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Nancy is shy and afraid she will never go out on dates until she meets Nick.
All Nancy ever wanted was a family--and a boyfriend; a century-old cookbook could bring her both in Caroline B. Cooney's classic tale of family, friendship, and romanceWhenever I see a good-looking boy I am impressed first and embarrassed second. . . . I start blushing as if I had written down a dozen wild fantasies about him in a diary and he had just read it . . .Sixteen-year-old Nancy Nearing lives with her mother in Virginia and daydreams about having a big family. One day, at a flea market, her mom finds a cookbook written in 1915. It turns out to be about several generations of Nearings. In the small North Carolina town of their ancestors, Nancy uncovers layer after layer of fascinating family history. But it's a heart-stoppingly handsome tour guide who catches her attention.Nick is a high school junior who lives with his father. Their single parents aren't all they have in common; Nick and Nancy spend hours exploring their mutual family genealogy. Suddenly, Nancy's life is full of relatives she never knew she had. But Nick is the one she really cares about--in fact, she might be falling in love. Can she get him to see her as more than a friend?
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.
For a group of five girls at Westerly High, the last dance of the year will be filled with magic, moonlight, and end-of-year romance--or will it?Midnight will mark the end of one era . . . and the beginning of another.Kip wishes she could turn back the clock. A few months ago, two boys were competing for her. Now she has no one--just four younger brothers who drive her crazy.One kiss, and Gary turned Beth Rose into a princess. But her Prince Charming has moved on, and Beth's date for the New Year's Eve Ball is a friend's kid brother.Moving in with Anne saved Emily when her parents separated. She may not have Anne's poise or beauty, but she has Matt, a boy who seems to truly love her.Anne isn't the same girl she was last year. And she's lost Con, the love of her life.Molly hates the other girls. And when this night is over, revenge will be sweet indeed.In the grand ballroom of a hotel, on the last Saturday night of the year, New Year's Eve will bring joy, heartbreak, one surprise proposal . . . and unexpected love.
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.
In the night class, attendance can be fatalIn a California high school, a signup sheet mysteriously appears on the bulletin board: NIGHT CLASS. No course description, no details, no clues. Four kids, each with their own individual problems and desires, write their names on the sheet. Andrew, the handsome, seemingly perfect jock, signs up first, hoping that the mysterious course will finally propel him into the life of fame he craves. Mariah's intense crush on Andrew inspires her to follow suit, for a chance that her romantic fantasy will come true. Autumn, beautiful and popular but deeply dissatisfied, adds her name to the class list in an effort to escape the claustrophobic clutches of the cool clique at school. Ned, brainy, awkward, and insecure, signs up with a desperate dream of becoming popular. These students will discover whether the night class is a place where dreams come true--or where nightmares are made real. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
From the author of the multimillion-copy bestseller The Face on the Milk Carton, this riveting new thriller, set against the backdrop of a bucolic summer town on the Connecticut River, will have readers guessing until the very last page, as a seemingly innocent sibling rivalry and newfound young love turn into something much more devastating than anyone could ever have imagined.Miranda and Lander Allerdon are sisters. Miranda is younger, a dreamer, and floating her way through life. Lander is older, focused, and determined to succeed. As the girls and their parents begin another summer at their cottage on the Connecticut River, Miranda and Lander's sibling rivalry is in high gear. Lander plans to start medical school in the fall, and Miranda feels cast in her shadow.When the Allerdons become entangled in an unimaginable tragedy, the playing field is suddenly leveled. As facts are revealed, the significance of what has happened weighs heavily on all. How can the family prepare for what the future may hold? "Jangling suspense juxtaposed with cozy details of family life keeps thriller master Cooney's latest zooming along." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review"Full of twists and turns . . . has all the elements that keep young mystery lovers coming back for more."--School Library Journal"No one writes suspense like Cooney . . . . Haunting, harrowing, and hard to put down."--Kirkus Reviews"Cleverly plotted . . . rooted in suspense . . . fully satisfying. Mystery fans will be delighted."--BooklistFrom the Hardcover edition.
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.
The most popular girl in her class has to cope with hard truths after high school graduation as she wonders, Now what?Prom queen. Captain of the cheerleading squad. Girlfriend of the most popular guy in school. Westerly High senior Helen Miranda Revness--Hallie to her friends--has it all. She just wishes everyone would stop talking about where they're going to college--and asking her why she's not applying to schools. Hallie has zero interest in four more years of teachers and term papers.After graduation and an unforgettable summer of parties and romance, everyone--including her boyfriend, Jaz--heads off to college. Hallie is no longer part of a couple or a crowd. Her family, in which she had to grow up fast, is more chaotic and scattered than ever. She tries to get a job, but discovers that a high school diploma will only take her so far. After a shattering heartbreak, she finally has to confront the reality of who she is and where she's going."This sensitive picture of a young woman coming to terms with hard truths about adulthood and growing up in the process is well populated with believable characters. An involving . . . depiction of what it means to rethink basic values." --Kirkus Reviews
It keeps one on the edge of the seat, wondering how Dove will deal with her twin sister's spirit living in her head.
An enticing new perfume has a deadly bite When fifteen-year-old Dove Daniel's friends discover the new perfume called Venom, they become infatuated. They have Obsession and Poison; now they simply must have Venom. When they discover it's available at Dry Ice, the coolest store in the local mall, they rush over after school. But to Dove, Venom seems inexplicably terrifying, as does the store that carries it. If she breathes in its potent scent, she is sure something terrible will happen. At first whiff, she senses something primitive and dark. Once she's inhaled the scent, she begins to feel something . . . different . . . and her heart beats in double time. What has Venom's bite awakened inside her? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
In Caroline B. Cooney's classic tale of friendship and first love, a teenage girl discovers that the boy who's always made her life a misery has suddenly morphed into a tall, gorgeous strangerSunny Compton lives in the third-oldest house in Sea's Edge. She loves life in this timeless New England resort town--until the summer people descend, like the Lansberrys, whose son, Tim (whose name Sunny considers an acronym for "Terrible Infuriating Monster"), exists to make everyone's life miserable. Now it's April 30, and Sunny has exactly thirty days to find a job before the monster's return.But something happened between last year and now. The scrawny, freckled kid who ran over her mother's roses with his father's car has become this completelyother person. When did Tim get so tall? Wasn't he totally uncoordinated last summer? And he's so gallant and well mannered. Worst of all, Sunny's been secretly hoping for a handsome boy to sweep her off her feet. And she's gotten . . . Tim.A book filled with the joy, wonder, and anguish of first love, The Personal Touch is about finding that special someone in a place--and a person--you never expected . . . and the thrill of those endless summer nights that will never come again.
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.
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