Life or Death The clock has run out for thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill. As head of the most powerful family the world has ever known, he and his older sister, Amy, have been in the crosshairs for too long. Dan and Amy have always managed to stay a step ahead of their enemies, but it was only a matter of time until luck failed them. Now Dan is hopelessly trapped and nothing can save him. Nothing except unleashing an evil into the world even worse than the enemies closing in. As Dan hovers between life and death, Amy has a terrifying decision to make. Just how far is she willing to go to save her little brother?
Elle Woods is in love with the star of her school's basketball team Hunter Perry. She falls for Hunter when he addresses the school at the pep rally, calling for more school spirit. Elle heeds the call and decides it is time for a change for her and Beverly Hills High. She hatches a plan to revive the cheerleaders and the basketball team and then even has time to make herself over. But Elle's transformation is not all about good highlights and new stylish clothes; she has to learn what it really means to be blonde at heart.
Hunter's been busy at college, and when Elle hears a rumor that he's been seen around campus with another girl, she's heartbroken. Can she get Hunter back in time for a happy Valentine's Day?
A new breathtaking novel from Natalie Standiford about love and trust during the Cold War. Laura Reid goes to Leningrad for a semester abroad as Cold War paranoia is peaking in 1982. She meets a young Russian artist named Alexei and soon, with Alexei as her guide, Laura immerses herself in the real Russia--a crazy world of wild parties, black-market books and music, and smuggled letters to dissidents. She must keep the relationship secret; associating with Americans is dangerous for Alexei, and if caught, Laura could be sent home and Alexei put under surveillance or worse. At the same time, she's been warned that Soviets often latch onto Americans in hopes of marrying them and thus escaping to the United States. But she knows Alexei loves her. Right? As June approaches--when Laura must return to the United States--Alexei asks Laura to marry him. She's only nineteen and doesn't think she's ready to settle down. But what if Alexei is the love of her life? How can she leave him behind? If she has a chance to change his life, to rescue him from misery, shouldn't she take it?
It is one of the worst storms ever - the snow has not stopped for days and it is 30 degrees below zero. But somehow Balto must get through. He is the lead dog of his sled team. And he is carrying medicine to sick children miles away in Nome, Alaska. He is their only hope. Can Balto find his way through the terrible storm? Find out in this exciting true story!From the Trade Paperback edition.
Recounts the life of Balto, the sled dog who braved a snowstorm to deliver medicine to Nome, Alaska, during a 1925 diphtheria epidemic.
Meet sophomores Madison, Holly and Lina. When the Dating Game Web site that they create for a class becomes a campus hit, as a matchmaking service and a forum for students' views on love, sex, and dating, the three friends hope it will help them take control of their love lives, too. In book 2, Holly wonders whether Rob is really her "It Guy," and decides to break up with him. Lina's crush on a high school teacher leads her to more madcap adventures -- and an unexpected friendship. Meanwhile, Mads tries to make herself into a "woman of the world" to attract the brooding 11th-grade artist she's fallen for. In the end, the three put friendship before hormones and help each other to a feel-good ending.
From the author of HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT, the story of a fractured family and three sisters' secrets The Sullivan sisters have a big problem. On Christmas Day their rich and imperious grandmother gathers the family and announces that she will soon die . . .and has cut the entire family out of her will. Since she is the source of almost all their income, this means they will soon be penniless. Someone in the family has offended her deeply. If that person comes forward with a confession of her (or his) crime, submitted in writing to her lawyer by New Year's Day, she will reinstate the family in her will. Or at least consider it. And so the confessions begin....
Meet sophomores Madison, Holly and Lina. When the Dating Game website that they create forclass becomes a campus hit, they become the match-making masters of their school and, they hope, their lives.Will Madison ever learn how to kiss correctly? Is it okay for Lina to share how far she's gone with her guy with her girlfriends? And how many dates will it take Holly to tell if he's really 'the one'?
The third installment of the series that began with The Dating Game, Can True Love Survive High School? by Natalie Standiford, continues to focus on Holly, Madison and Lina and their matchmaking Web site, as the friends wonder if love can "last all the way to graduation, and beyond." The book again features silly flourishes-the girl's horoscopes, some quizzes from their site and a new feature: Mad's online diary.
As sophomores Madison, Holly, and Lina continue to learn about dating and boys and record their findings on their weblog, another student begins to make up unflattering stories about the trio to post to her own web page.
Revisits the lives of high-schoolers Holly, Lina, and Mads as they wonder about slowing down their searches for the right boys, and as Holly's boyfriend Sean offers her friend Mads more than the driving lessons he promised.
Best friends, Madison, Lina, and Holly created The Dating Game as a way to get credit for their Interpersonal Human Dynamics course (a fancy name for Sex Ed). Now they've become sought-after online matchmakers for their whole school!
From bestselling author Natalie Standiford, an amazing, touching story of two friends navigating the dark waters of their senior year. New to town, Beatrice is expecting her new best friend to be one of the girls she meets on the first day. But instead, the alphabet conspires to seat her next to Jonah, aka Ghost Boy, a quiet loner who hasn't made a new friend since third grade. Something about him, though, gets to Bea, and soon they form an unexpected friendship. It's not romance, exactly - but it's definitely love. Still, Bea can't quite dispel Jonah's gloom and doom - and as she finds out his family history, she understands why. Can Bea help Jonah? Or is he destined to vanish?
She's the only one who knows what it's like to be the only one. When Claire's best friend, Bess, moves away, she becomes the only girl left in her entire school. At first, she thinks she'll be able to deal with this -- after all, the girls' bathroom is now completely hers, so she can turn it into her own private headquarters and draw on the walls. When it comes to soccer games or sailing races, she can face off against any boy. The problem is that her other best friend, Henry, has begun to ignore her. And Webby, a super-annoying bully, won't leave her alone. And Yucky Gilbert, the boy who has a crush on her, also won't leave her alone. It's never easy being the only one -- and over the course of a wacky school year, Claire is going to have to make it through challenges big and small. The boys may think they rule the school, but when it comes to thinking on your feet, Claire's got them outnumbered.
Space Dog, who is really an alien from the planet Queekrg, has a hard time pretending to be a watchdog when Roy's father goes away on a business trip.
What if your birthday wish turned you into someone else? Lavender and Scarlet are nothing alike. Scarlet is tall, pretty, and popular -- the star of the soccer team and the queen of the school. Lavender is . . . well, none of these things. Her friends aren't considered cool, her hair is considered less than uncool, and her performance at the recent talent show is something nobody will ever forget -- even though she really, really wants it to be forgotten. There's only one thing Lavender and Scarlet know for sure they have in common: the same birthday. They've never had parties together. They've never swapped presents. But this year, because of two wishes that turned all too true, they are about to swap something much bigger than presents. Because the morning after their birthdays, Lavender is going to wake up in Scarlet's body . . . and Scarlet is going to make up in Lavender's. But in order to change back, they're going to have to figure out how to be someone completely opposite of who they ordinarily are . . .
When the smartest boy in school runs for student-body president on a platform of abolishing all dances, Elle has no choice but to run against him.
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