A soldier returns home from Iraq forever changed in this poignant and pivotal novel from award-winning authors-one a veteran.Ben lives a charmed life--effortlessly landing the lead in the high school musical, dating the prettiest girl in school. When he decides to enlist in the army, no one thinks he'll be in real danger. But his decision has devastating consequences: His convoy gets caught in an explosion, and Ben ends up in a coma for two months. When he wakes up, he doesn't know where he is--or remember anything about his old life. His family and friends mourn what they see as a loss, but Ben perseveres. And as he triumphs, readers will relate to this timely novel that pairs the action and adventure of the best war stories with the emotional elements of struggle and transformation.As an underage soldier in WWII, Henry Mazer has firsthand experience of what it means to be a young man in the military.
To Adam, the thought of spending spring break with his family makes "school" sound like a vacation! Can he escape from his family--the scariest tourist trap of all--long enough to have a good time?
Everybody made fun of the strange Ghiek kids at first. But that was before they offered to grant wishes to their classmates at Hopnoodle Junior High. And soon, teachers are refereeing skateboard races in the hall, kids are taking classes in video and Frisbee, and the principal's on Rollerblades. Who ARE these kids, and where are they from? Is all this craziness just plain fun, or will it mean the end of Hopnoodle -- and everyone in it?
ATTENTION! Amy and Dan Cahill have been located once again, this time in the company of the notoriously unreliable Alistair Oh. Could they have been foolish enough to make an alliance? Spies report that Amy and Dan seem to be tracking the life of one of the most powerful fighters the world has ever known. If this fearsome warrior was a Cahill, his secrets are sure to be well-guarded...and the price to uncover them just might be lethal.
For the spring production, the Drama Club decides to do something different, something meatier. So they convince Mr. Levin to let them do an independent production of a serious play-- a play with issues and raw language and some controversy.
Andrew and Evie have found Mom at last. But she had to come out of hiding to get to the twins, and now the Company is on to her aliases. There's only one solution: Mom has to go underground again, and this time, she's bringing Andrew and Evie with her. The twins are used to moving to new places, so at first taking on new identities doesn't seem like that big a deal. It's kind of fun, actually. But soon Andrew and Evie realize they're not just leaving behind another town -- they're leaving behind themselves, their personalities. And there's one more thing, too... Pop.
Shaken by recent events, Amy and Dan flee to a distant land and trace the footsteps of their most formidable ancestor yet: a military leader of mythic proportions. Yet just as the siblings begin to master the art of ancient warfare, they confront a dangerous enemy that can't be felled with a sword: the truth. With the stakes higher than ever, Amy and Dan uncover something so devastating it changes everything--the secret of their family branch.
A teenage history buff finds himself trapped in the Civil WarJake Branford has always felt that he was born 150 years too late. A fourteen-year-old Civil War nut, he's happiest when he's reading soldiers' letters, exploring old battlegrounds, or trying on an ancestor's tattered Union Army cap. Lucky for him, a mysterious film director is in town, working on a Civil War epic, and Jake stumbles onto the secret set. The film set is like nothing he has ever seen. The musket-fire, explosions, and uniforms are all perfectly accurate. Jake is in heaven--until it all gets a little too real. He's always wanted to fight for the Union--and today he's going to get his chance. War was selected by the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council as a 2000 Children's Choice. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Lerangis including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
13-year-old Jake Branford is crazy about war--especially the Civil War. When a film crew comes to town to shoot a bloody war epic, Jake stumbles on their secret set and becomes a part of the action. It is great at first, but he soon realizes war isn't so cool after all--especially when you're in the middle of it.
The amusement park Crump's Playworld seems to be in trouble - the wheel doesn't spin, the coin machine doesn't function. It might close down. The Abracadabra Club tries to help to bring it back to action.
ONE PLAN, TWO PARTIES, SIX PLAYERS: Jimmy: the driver Cam: the connect Byron: the know-it-all Waits: the supplier Reina: the conscience MC: the crasher ONE FRIDAY NIGHT these six will test their limits to the extreme. Some are driven by lust, others by greed. One just wants to have fun, and another desires to be free. If everything goes as planned, they all get what they want. But within twenty-four hours, bones will break, bodies will touch, hearts will race, guns will be drawn, and everything will go oh so very wrong....
Someone at Winchester High thought it would be fun to make up creepy poems about certain seniors and get them printed in the yearbook. Everyone figures it's a joke . . . until the selected seniors start turning up dead.
A high school yearbook editor stumbles on a body--and his school's evil secretAccording to his IQ test, David Kallas is a genius, even if his teachers think he's a slacker. His sole extracurricular activity is the yearbook, and he only became editor as an excuse to get close to Ariana Maas. On his way to the printer's to check on the book, he takes a shortcut to spy on Ariana and her boyfriend--the impossibly perfect Stephen Taylor--and ends up finding something even nastier than two students making out: a butchered corpse floating in the creek. The body leads David to a disturbing secret about his school's past. When members of the senior class start dying, David is determined to solve the mystery and save the school--even if he has to destroy himself to do it. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Lerangis including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
When Quincy opens the Abracadabra Club's fabulous new magic chest, he unwraps a strange-looking statue with one glowing red eye. The statue rattles when it's shaken. Turns out, this treasure hides its own secret inside.