Six teenagers, each tormented by what seems to be an exaggerated adolescent affliction, come together to try to stop the "beasts" that threaten to destroy them and the world.
Six teens struggle to discover the source of their strange and horrific abilities in this first book of The Star Shards Chronicles.Dillon has the terrifying power to create massive amounts of destruction with the slightest tweak of his will. Deanna is so consumed by fear, it has become like a black hole, drawing to her the very things that terrify her. Then, when the glare of a supernova sixteen light-years away illuminates the night sky, they have a vision: There are six of them out there, all teenagers, and all suffering from supernatural afflictions that disfigure their bodies and souls. Only by finding one another will the six ever be strong enough to defeat these mysterious forces that, bit by bit, are devouring their souls from the inside out. Acclaimed author Neal Shusterman "combines personal quest, horror, and science fiction into an absorbing exploration of good and evil, guilt, forgiveness and personal responsibility" (VOYA) in this thrilling start to a riveting trilogy. Originally published by Tor Fantasy in 1995.
The "number ones" always get the glory. They win the races and take the gold medals, leaving the second-place kids behind in the dust. For Jared and Cheryl, nothing is worse than being second best, hidden behind someone else's shadow. Their idea to form a club of second-best kids seems harmless enough at first - they just want to air their bad feelings about their archrivals. But when that isn't enough to keep everyone interested, Jared suggests that the Shadow Club members play anonymous practical jokes on each other's enemies. Little does the Shadow Club know, however, that Tyson McGaw, the school reject, is eavesdropping . . . and little do they know how dangerous pranks can get. . . . If you've ever lost a race by a fraction of an inch; if you've ever suffered the agony of defeat; if you've ever been second best at anything. Then you've already won your membership in the Shadow Club, and you're bound to become wrapped up in this chilling page-turner.
The Shadow Club doesn't exist anymore. The group of second-best kids used to play anonymous practical jokes on their rivals, until things spiraled out of control. Now Jared and the ex-Shadow Club members are having a hard time shaking their reputation. And when the new golden boy at school is the victim of a series of nasty pranks, everyone's convinced Jared is to blame. Determined to prove his innocence, Jared soon becomes wrapped up in a nightmare worse than anything the Shadow Club ever caused.
In this conclusion to The Star Shards Chronicles, powerful and terrifying invaders have arrived from a parallel dimension, and only the Star Shards can prevent the destruction of the human race.Six children were conceived at the exact moment that the star Mentaras-H went supernova, and the explosion transformed their souls into living star fragments. Now the Star Shards face the ultimate battle--and the true purpose of their gifts be revealed, for it is no accident they have these powers. Once despised for their "deformities," the Star Shards are now worshiped and feared as gods. Their power is unlimited, as is the temptation to abuse it. But a new and terrifying force has torn a wound in the universe, infecting it like a deadly, intelligent virus. Only one power exists that could conceivably prevent the extermination of the human race: the Star Shards. But only if they can put aside their titanic egos and join forces one final time. Acclaimed author Neal Shusterman's "talent for depicting superhuman characters with human strengths and weaknesses lends depth and immediacy to a tale of cosmic proportions" (School Library Journal) in this stunning conclusion to a visionary trilogy. Originally published by Tor Fantasy in 2002.
After Nick Herrera saved a little girl from being hit by a New York City subway car, things have been different.... He has been different. Now it seems as if accidents are falling at his feet and he's destined to play the role of the hero. But more importantly, Linda Lanko, one of the richest girls in the city, has noticed him -- a below-average student from a poor family. But is Nick's invincibility just good luck, or is something else responsible?
A group of monumentally powerful teens must face an ancient, soul-eating foe in this second book of The Star Shards Chronicles.A cataclysmic explosion has given earthly teens astronomical powers--when the star Mentarsus-H went supernova at their conceptions, the teens absorbed the shattered soul of the star and inherited unimaginable abilities. Now the Star Shards have become like gods, drunk on their own power--and ripe for manipulation by The Bringer, a creature who would turn them against one another and transform the planet into his own personal feeding ground. But who is more dangerous: The Bringer or the Star Shards? Acclaimed author Neal Shusterman presents "a story which is grippingly unexpected" (The Bookwatch) that sets the stage for the riveting conclusion to The Star Shards trilogy. Originally published by Tor Fantasy in 1999.
The story that began with "Unwind" continues. Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the Graveyard, the last safe haven for AWOL Unwinds. But for the first time, they're not just running away from something. This time, they're running toward answers, in the form of a woman Proactive Citizenry has tried to erase from history itself. If they can find her, and learn why the shadowy figures behind unwinding are so afraid of her, they may discover the key to bringing down unwinding forever. Cam, the rewound boy, is plotting to take down the organization that created him. Because he knows that if he can bring Proactive Citizenry to its knees, it will show Risa how he truly feels about her. And without Risa, Cam is having trouble remembering what it feels like to be human. With the Juvenile Authority and vindictive parts pirates hunting them, the paths of Connor, Lev, Cam, and Risa will converge explosively--and everyone will be changed. Neal Shusterman continues the adventure that "VOYA "called "poignant, compelling, and ultimately terrifying. "
In this new ebook original short story, author Neal Shusterman opens a window on Lev's adventures between the time he left CyFi and when he showed up at the Graveyard.
It's finally here. The long-awaited sequel to the bestsellingUnwind, whichPublishers Weeklycalled a "gripping, brilliantly imagined futuristic thriller. " Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa--and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp--people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simltaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand to the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished. Cam is a product of unwinding; made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds, he is a teen who does not technically exist. A futuristic Frankenstein, Cam struggles with a search for identity and meaning and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul. And when the actions of a sadistic bounty hunter cause Cam's fate to become inextricably bound with the fates of Connor, Risa, and Lev, he'll have to question humanity itself. Rife with action and suspense, this riveting companion to the perennially popularUnwindchallenges assumptions about where life begins and ends--and what it means to live.
In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed -- but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away. In Unwind, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award winner Neal Shusterman challenges readers' ideas about life -- not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive.
Get caught up in the world of Unwind with this eBook collection of Unwind; its sequel, UnWholly; and a bonus companion story.In the world of Unwind, to be a teenager is to risk being unwound--having your body dismantled and all the parts distributed for transplant. This eBook collection includes Unwind; UnStrung: an Unwind story; and UnWholly. In Unwind, follow the breathtaking adventures of three teens on the run: Connor, a rebel whose parents have ordered his unwinding; Risa, a ward of the state who is to be unwound due to cost-cutting; and Lev, his parents' tenth child, whose unwinding has been planned since birth as a religious tithing. Between the end of Unwind and the beginning of its sequel, UnWholly, there is UnStrung--an exclusive short story that provides an unprecedented look at how Lev becomes someone willing to do the unthinkable. And in UnWholly, Connor, Lev, and Risa meet Cam--a futuristic Frankenstein made entirely out of the parts of other Unwinds--and question humanity itself in the process.
Just One Big Happy Family... That's the way Preston Scott would have described his all-American family. His parents seemed to have everything, including the ideal marriage. Then Mr. and Mrs. Scott began to. fight - vicious, hurtful, drawn-out battles that went on day after day. Finally one day Mrs. Scott moved out. And that's when Preston's nightmare began... Preston is no closer to coming to terms with his feelings about him. Because how can you forgive your father for killing someone... when that someone was your mother?
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