Working on a friend's computer, Max accidentally triggers a time machine that brings Abe Lincoln to his school for Presidents' Day.
When Bobby invites Matt to drive to a ski house, Matt refuses. A fatal accident ensues and Chris, who has a reputation for drinking and dealing drugs, is immediately blamed. However, Matt is convinced there is unseen aspect of the accident, and he is determined to expose it.
Callie is at an October keg party in the woods, when she notices that her friend Katherine has gone missing. The kids spread out to look for her and Callie finds her, lying on a path, with a big, bloody fake knife in her. She reaches for the knife and raises it, only to discover, to her horror, that it is real. At that moment, another of the search party stumbles on them, and takes a photo of Callie holding the bloody knife. Now she is the suspect in a grisly murder. How can she prove her innocence - and find the true murderer?
In the middle of the night Garrett is taken from his home to Harmony Lake, a boot camp for troubled teens. Maybe some kids deserve to be sent there, but Garrett knows he doesn't. Subjected to brutal physical and psychological abuse, he tries to fight back, but the battle is futile. He won't be allowed to leave until he's admitted his "mistakes" and conformed to Harmony Lake's standards of behavior. And there's no way to fake it. Beaten, humiliated, and stripped of his pride, Garrett's spirit is slowly ebbing away. Then he hears whispers of an escape plot. It's incredibly risky -- if he's caught, the consequences will be unthinkable -- but it may be his only way out. In this tense, riveting novel, award-winning YA author Todd Strasser reveals what really goes on in highly secretive -- and notoriously dangerous -- boot camps, a stealth prison system where any teenager under the age of eighteen can be imprisoned at his parents' whim.
Henry Tompkins and his younger brother Paul are passengers in the battered old van driven by Luke Hilliard with his sister, Amber. Nineteen-year-old Luke seems so sure of himself-- until he drives the van off the road and crashes.
Her street name is Maybe She lives with a tribe of homeless teens -- runaways and throwaways, kids who have no place to go other than the cold city streets, and no family except for one another. Abused, abandoned, and forgotten, they struggle against the cold, hunger, and constant danger. With the frigid winds of January comes a new girl: Tears, a twelve-year-old whose mother doesn't believe her stepfather abuses her. As the other kids start to disappear -- victims of violence, addiction, and exposure -- Maybe tries to help Tears get off the streets...if it's not already too late. Todd Strasser, author of the powerful and disturbing Give a Boy a Gun, again focuses on an important social issue as he tells a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching story of young lives lost to the streets, and of a society that has forgotten how to care.
In order to save Camp Run-a-Muck from being turned into a golf resort by heartless camp leader Bob "The Blob" Kirby, assistant cooks Lucas and Justin prepare a stomach-churning culinary surprise.
IMAPCT ZONE The most dangerous part of the wave You gotta beat it...or you'll eat it. The summer is hot, and so is action out on the line-up. There's a big competition coming up, with some serious burrito money attached. All the brahs are in it for something. Lucas has his career and his reputation on the line. If Kai wins, he might be able to stay in Sun Haven and not have to hit the road again with his sketchy dad. For everyone it's a chance to close out the summer as a champion. Stoked.
Lauren would love to be part of the popular crowd at school, and when an attractive new girl seems to befriend her and offers a chance at popularity, Lauren does not recognize how she is being manipulated.
Watch your back. Kate Blessing may have made it to senior year, but being the boss of her family has taken its toll. With the cracks in the Blessing front starting to show, their weaknesses are becoming apparent.
Impact Zone: The most dangerous part of the wave You gotta beat it...or you'll eat it. Ever since he went up against the locals and broke into the lineup, Kai has had his own crew. Spazzy is a summer kid with a lot of fancy gear. He looks like a total shubee. But on the board he's good, really good -- despite everything going against him. The Spazz wants to be in the local competition, but he can't do it without Kai. Kai knows there's no way Spazzy can win against Lucas, the local hero. But Kai would never let a brah down....
When Heavenly Litebody, the Rand family's magical Nanny, tries to solve 14-year-old Kit's romantic problems by attending the school dance, she turns everything topsy-turvy instead.
Three fiendishly clever middle-school boys wreak havoc and humor but never, ever get caught! Kyle is a little rebellious and always eager to test the rules. Wilson, pudgy wiseguy, is his sidekick. And Dusty is their impulsive, hyper friend -- always the most gung-ho about their pranks, but also the most likely to land them in trouble.
LIP LOCKERS! WILSON: invents stuff - and trouble DUSTY: can talk his way out of anything KYLE: the nice guy no one ever suspects Together they bend every rule in school but they never get caught! There's a rumor that the girls keep a Kissing Book in their locker room. The girls write about guys in it. How they kiss and stuff. Kyle and his friends find out that the girls have trash-talked them in the book. So they decide to steal it...
One of the many unfair rules at the Hard Marks school is No Soda Allowed. Of course this rule does not apply to the teachers. They have a soda machine in their lounge and the sodas are cheap! One day, Kyle, Dusty, and Wilson sneak into the teachers room and get some cold sodas. It's so easy, they can't resist going back for more. Then Kyle and the guys get caught by some kids. Now they have to get those kids sodas, too. Then more kids find out and they want sodas too!
BE-TRAY-ED! WILSON: invents stuff - and trouble DUSTY: can talk his way out of anything KYLE: the nice guy no one ever suspects Together they bend every rule in school-- but they never get caught! Food fights in the cafeteria are raging out of control. So Principal Chump hires some psycho lunch monitors to bust up the trouble. Armed with dishrags, hairnets, and a hidden camera, Kyle and his friends are about to strike back.
All Jamie Gordon wants to do is to take pictures of celebrities...and maybe to become famous herself. She's only fourteen, but already her work is sought after by fanzines and websites, and she's invited to all the best parties. And now she has the chance of a lifetime: She has been invited to spend a week with Willow Twine, taking pictures of the teen superstar's new chaste life. But when Jamie gets her hands on some sensational shots of Willow, she's suddenly in over her head. The pictures could make her career--and destroy Willow's. It seems like everyone's eager to get their hands on the photos, and Jamie has to decide what she really wants...and what she's willing to pay to get it.
An offer she can't refuse. Kate Blessing is not your typical high school junior. She's a good student who's into guys and the latest designer jeans...and she's also part of the mob. Her father, Bobby Blessing, is the head of the family, and her mom, Amanda, is the brains behind the operation. Kate may not partake in the "family business," but she knows what goes down. She's proud of her family -- and of course, there are plenty of perks: her indoor pool, Caribbean vacations, expensive haircuts... But when Amanda gets fed up with Bobby's cheating and moves out, someone needs to make decisions, give orders, and keep things running. Kate has no choice but to step into her mother's shoes and prop her dad up. Bobby may be the face of the mob, but it's not long before the princess is running the show.
When their plane crashes in the Everglades, Justin, his mom Sara, Bill and his daughter Rachel must stick together or they won't survive the dangers of a swamp filled with alligators, mosquitoes, quicksand, and worse.
Todd Strasser's acclaimed account of school violence that Kirkus Reviews calls "vivid, distressing, and all too real."For as long as they can remember, Brendan and Gary have been mercilessly teased and harassed by the jocks who rule Middletown High. But not anymore. Stealing a small arsenal of guns from a neighbor, they take their classmates hostage at a school dance. In the panic of this desperate situation, it soon becomes clear that only one thing matters to Bendan and Gary: revenge.
Todd Strasser's new series is a summer camp reading gross out! Lucas and Justin have snagged jobs as cooks at a camp that's crawling with weirdos. To get revenge on "The Blob", the camp leader, they grind up some roadkill burgers for a meal he'll never forget!
Tyler runs away from home to find his reclusive Uncle Frank in Alaska. A prospector deep in the Alaskan woods, Frank has two orphaned Indian wards, Richard and Doris.
Jake swaps bodies with movie star Erie Lake, thinking it should be great fun. But is it?
Jake and his friends have landed ringside seats for Wrestle Insanity! Andy foolishly switches bodies with Brainiac Bloom just before the match begins, and it's up to Jake to save him from Neutron Newman, the Human Bomb.
"Don't hate Jake because he's beautiful! Leggy supermodel Lanny Shanks is coming to town for a photo shoot. And Burp It Up Middle School is abuzz -- especially Principal Blanco, who has a major crush on the lovely Lanny. Then Jake gets the chance to be Lanny's personal assistant. It's not his dream job. But it's better than being a model! When Jake switches bodies with Lanny, he's starving all the time. Suddenly he has killer legs and long blonde hair. And worst of all, he must ward off Principal Blanco! What's a boy-turned-supermodel to do?"