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It's Sydney Bristow's first mission-in Paris. Her first alias. Her first real enemy. Her first real crush. And her first big mistake. There are a lot of firsts for Sydney. But no second chances.
Alpha Kappa Chi sorority sister Jen Williams has recently died of "natural causes." Turns out that Jen was also a rookie agent for SD-6. AKX is spending spring break in Waikiki, and Jen was supposed to undertake an important mission for SD-6 there. But now Jen is dead, and it's up to Sydney to infiltrate the sorority and carry out Jen's Hawaiian mission . . . and find out what really happened to her sister spy.
Sydney's not so sure about her handler at SD-6. Wilson seemed on the level. He acted as if he really cared. But a new assignment has given her serious doubts about the man she trusts with her life. Is her boss a double agent? And if he is, what will he do if he discovers Sydney knows the truth?
The members of Eight Prime have been through a year full of ups and downs, but now summer is ending, and so is their time together...
Nicole is desperate to make the CCHS cheerleading squad and this year's competition is even tougher than last. She's got to get some help, and fast. Can Nicole swallow her pride and ask Melanie to coach her?
When a classmate is diagnosed with leukemia, the students at CCH organize a fund-raising carnival. But after they've formed teams to work the booths, the members of one group find they couldn't be more different. Soon, the carnival is over, and the surprisingly close-knit team members drift back to their regular lives. Then an unexpected tragedy strikes. Will the eight friends come together again? Or is it time to say good-bye?
Melissa Soul's ready for another routine California summer of sunny days at the beach and rainy days of misery at home . . . until her best friend Chloe introduces her to someone incredible. His name is James. He's funny. He's smart. Older too (18). Plus he's amazingly good-looking. Melissa's never met anyone like him. There's just one tiny problem. He's a ghost. And he's living in Chloe's 1920s mansion. What happens when two best friends fall hard for the same ghost? And can a love triangle ever be twisted back into a circle of friendship? From the Hardcover edition.
Turning thirteen starts off with a bang for Lily. Literally. A birthday present explodes on her porch . . . and soon after a trio of leprechauns (yes, leprechauns) appears in her bedroom. They whisk her away to a land of clover, piskies, a new friend, a cute boy, and lots of glimmering, glittering gold. A world of Green. It turns out that Lily, like her grandmother before her, is next in line to be keeper for the Clan of Green, and in charge of all their gold. That is, if she passes three tests. And she has to pass them. Because if she doesn't she may never get to go home again. She'll be stuck with the Greens. Forever. From the Hardcover edition.
After a cheerleading stunt goes terribly wrong, Melanie is rushed to the hospital. Her frightened friends are praying for her recovery. Drifting in and out of consciousness, she feels a comforting presence. Is her imagination at work, or is Melanie not as alone as she thinks? Of course Nicole's concerned about her so-called friend, but she has a modeling contest to worry about. She's still following a strict diet--she's got to be in perfect shape. Especially now that Jesse's begun to take her seriously.... Finally, Jenna has a room she can call her own! But will her new surroundings cause hurt feelings between Jenna and her closer-than-close sisters?
Everyone knows cars and alcohol don't mix. But sadly someone in Clearwater Crossing foolishly decides to get behind the wheel after a few drinks, and the results are tragic. The heart-wrenching accident changes the members of Eight Prime forever as they realize having faith is one thing, but truly believing is another.
Bonfires, pep assemblies, and football: Spirit week has kicked into high gear at Clearwater Crossing High! All Nicole can think about is getting Jesse to take her to the homecoming dance, but he's not in a partying mood. Nothing matters now that he's off the Wildcats.... Everything matters to Jenna these days. Dealing with her sisters, earning good grades, getting over Miguel...more than ever, Jenna needs a friend she can count on. She needs Peter. But has her best friend in the world found someone he likes better? Ben is on a mission--to fit in! He thought being part of Eight Prime would solve all his problems, but he's still invisible at school, and his new friends don't really seem to accept him. Then Ben hits on a plan. If everything goes right, he'll be the toast of CCHS....
From the book jacket: Peter never expected running a day camp to be like this. Jesse is sulking, Nicole's skipped out on them, and Melanie is flirting with his brother! Jenna has a cold, the kids are acting like pro wrestlers, and bumbling Counselor Ben is about to wear through Peter's last good nerve. What did he get himself into? Who would have guessed that little Elton had such a pretty sister ... or that Ben could have a chance with her? If only he can keep his rep as a geek under wraps, this could be his summer of love! Melanie and Jesse have seen their ups and downs. First she hated him, then she liked him, then she dumped him ... and then she fell in love. Their timing has always been terrible. Will they ever get things sorted out? Or is it time to walk away for good?
"The kidney! The kidney!" Rosa cried excitedly. "They've got it! Oh, Miguel... hurry!" Leaving Leah Rosenthal crying in the middle of his front walkway, he ran back into his house. He didn't think about the fact that he'd been in the middle of breaking up with her. Under the circumstances, he barely thought of her at all. The only thing on his mind was getting to his mother. He burst through the front door and found her sitting at the dinette, tears of joy sliding down her cheeks. Her gray-streaked hair was pulled back into its usual neat bun, but the wadded tissue in her shaking hands betrayed her emotions. "Oh, Miguel!" she said. "Our prayers have been answered. I'm so happy."
Every time Jenna sees Melanie, all she can think about is the kiss her friend shared with Peter. Jenna wants to believe it meant nothing, but her jealous heart tells her that's not true. Maybe she and Peter never should have turned their friendship into romance. And maybe breaking up would be the best thing for them all. . . . Miguel loves working at the hospital. He's witnessing the incredible skill of the doctors firsthand, and he's making a difference in the lives of sick kids, especially 9-year-old Zach. The nurses have warned him against having favorites, but Miguel can't help getting attached to the brave young boy who's fighting for his life. Besides, Zach's going to get well . . . isn't he?
Amid the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas, Nicole can barely find a moment to breathe. She can't wait for winter break-until her parents drop a big bombshell. . . . Melanie's last-minute holiday plan is just a teensy bit complicated. First, she needs to keep it secret from her dad, and second, the scheme involves a major-mileage road trip. Will Jesse's sleek BMW come to her rescue? Peter and Jenna have dreamed up the best gift ever: winter camp for the Junior Explorers. But the fun stops short when an Explorer disappears . . . and Eight Prime must find the child before it's too late.
Jenna must earn back Caitlin's trust. Clearwater Crossing.
From the book jacket: Miguel is having the summer of his life. Helping at the day camp, working at the hospital, and spending every spare minute with Leah or goofing off. Eight Prime is the most fun he's had in years. To top it all off, he and his family are about to move into a house of their own. Can life really be this good? Jesse can barely believe that he and Melanie are finally together. So how can he leave her? Sure, he promised to visit his mother in California, and Melanie promised to visit her aunt Gwen . . . but can't they get out of it somehow? Nicole's mom is having a baby! How could her parents do this to her? Don't they know how embarrassing this will be? More importantly, don't they realize they could all end up with another Heather on their hands?
Halloween is around the corner, and Eight Prime is putting in a lot of hours working on a spooky haunted house fund-raiser. It's the perfect opportunity for Leah and Miguel to bring their budding relationship into the open among their friends. So what is Miguel so afraid of? Jesse's off the football team--maybe forever. If he can't convince Coach Davis that he's given up drinking, he can give up his NFL dreams for good. Jesse's ready to promise the coach anything to get back on the Wildcats. But promises can be hard to keep.... Melanie would never have believed she'd be interested in a do-gooder like Peter. Yet lately he's the only thing she thinks about. Not that she's falling for him, or anything dumb like that. She and Peter would make a terrible couple. Wouldn't they?
To B or to Bee?Cassie has been second best all her life, but as Snow Queen runner-up--with a cute new boyfriend, to boot--she's determined to reach new social heights this semester. The time has come to move from Queen B to Queen Bee.But how is she supposed to fly when life keeps pinching her wings? Her lovesick brother is determined to mortify her in public. She's in charge of her school's talentless talent show, where at any moment someone could pull back the curtain and expose her (many) insecurities. The people she cares most about are mad at her. (Again.) And her nemesis, Sterling, has an evil new clone, one who's making a hobby of humiliating Cassie--and making a beeline for Kevin.Does being popular mean you have to sting like a bee? Or can a girl become queen without losing her honey? Let the buzz begin!From the Hardcover edition.
No matter how hard she tries, Cassie is always second best--in school, in life, and especially in love. And lately, Sterling Carter is always one pedicured step ahead of her. Cassie is used to it. Mostly. The problem is, right now she and Sterling both want Kevin Matthews. He's only the hottest new student ever to grace their high school halls. And for the record, Cassie saw him first. But, naturally, Sterling wants him. So Cassie might as well just give up now. Except who says Cassie can't have an equal chance too? Just because she's been in second place all her life doesn't mean things can't change. . . .
Jenna Conrad, Peter Altmann, Melanie Andrews, Jesse Jones, Nicole Brewster, Miguel del Rios, Leah Rosenthal, and Ben Pipkin form a very close group when they are brought together by tragedy. But they couldn't be more different from each other! Two devout Christians, a cheerleader, a dark, brooding type, a football player, and a nerd, not to mention the others, make up this diverse group. Join them as they grow together in friendship and in faith. Readers will delight in the first two titles in this inspirational new series: Reality Check: Clearwater Crossing #2 Now that we have gotten to know the teens at Clearwater Crossing High, things are getting complicated! Leah and Miguel have kept their budding relationship a secret, but Jenna is heartbroken when she finds out. On top of that, Jenna's 13-year-old sister is acting like a complete pest and driving her crazy! Peter's got a crush too--on Jenna! Will telling her the truth ruin the special friendship they have? And Nicole is fed up with guys. She thinks that winning a national model search would be the perfect payback to Jesse after he humiliated her at school. But she doesn't really feel right about getting revenge, or does she?
From the book jacket: Taking finals, signing yearbooks, grad night...school's almost out! A long, hot Missouri summer's just around the corner, and life at CCHS is anything but cool...Leah and Miguel have been through everything together: his mom's kidney transplant, their broken engagement, even a friend's death. Their love has been tried and has triumphed over and over again. But now they're graduating and things are changing fast. Can their love stay true? Jenna loves the idea of learning CPR and water safety with Eight Prime - except everyone keeps messing up! How can they be camp counselors if they can't even get certified? Nicole Brewster, CCHS cheerleader! So what if her arrival on the squad was a little rocky? She has the entire summer to win her fellow cheerleaders over. Not that it ought to take that long!
Book 15 in a series for teens, but one does not necessarily have to read all the preceding books. The teens in this book are all in their junior or senior year of high school. Dilemmas range from relationships, dating, the prom, dealing with death, and making decisions regarding the future after high school.
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