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Jeff Browning is a talented debater who stands a solid chance of winning a scholarship to the college of his dreams. When Christy, his girlfriend, announces that she is pregnant and plans to keep the baby, Jeff is forced to accept that he must face the consequences of his actions. Ready or not, Jeff is going to be a father and his life is being changed forever. This story of a reluctant teenage father was unanimously selected by ALA for 1995 Best Books for Young Adults list.
When she is diagnosed with leukemia, 13-year-old Jill Marino does not want to hear the truth. Her doctor and parents urge her to co-operate, but she finds ways to resist her treatment - secretly hiding some of her pills, and slipping away when it is time to go back to the hospital. Jill's resistance heightens the tension in the family. Finally her little sister Crysti, ignored in all the turmoil, decides to run away.
Melissa has always worked hard to make things go her way. As the school year begins, her grades are up and she's even landed a coveted spot on the high school Brain Bowl team. She and Jory are determined to have the best junior year ever.
What happened to Benny Imura and his friends after they reached Sanctuary--and discovered that it was far from the miracle they had thought it would be? Jonathan Maberry shares a glimpse into a formative moment in an exclusive e-short story that also features Joe Ledger (Patient Zero, Extinction Machine) and Iron Mike Sweeney (The Pine Deep Trilogy).
Fifth-grader Anthony Madison, a.k.a. Tony Baloney, can't get enough of the Late Show with David Letterman. He loves the jokes, the silly routines, and most of all the top ten lists Dave features night after night; and Tony will stop at nothing to get himself on the program. He's even devising his own repertoire of Stupid Human Tricks and top ten lists (such as "The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of 5th Grade, #1: Get your foot stuck in a toilet in the boys' rest room and have to be rescued by the 911 guys") sure to put him next in line as Dave's replacement. But to get all the way from Kansas to the big time in New York City, he will have to pull out all the stops. With his own brand of top ten lists, and stunts that range from photocopying his hinder to taking to the field in a bear suit at a professional football game, Tony Baloney takes his friends. family, and readers on an uproarious and wild ride to remember. From The Top 10 Ways to Ruin Day of 5th "We shouldn't be doing this," Mo said. "It's the first day of school." "You worry too much," said Tony. He faced the wall, climbed up on a toilet, and stood on the edge of the open bowl with his feet spread apart. Then he pulled a jump rope out of his back pocket. "What are you going to do with that?" asked Mo. "I'm going to flush and jump," Tony proudly said. "Nobody's ever jumped rope on an open flushing toilet before!" "That's stupid," said Mo. "Exactly," said Tony. . . . "Stupid human tricks. . . . You know. Like on the Late Show with David Letterman. . . ." Tony flushed the toilet and then swung the rope over his head. His first jump was perfect. His feet landed squarely on the seat of the toilet. Jumps two and three were pretty good. Jump number four was not. . . . His right foot missed the seat and plunged into the toilet. . . . Tony dropped the jump rope. . . . "My foot is stuck. . . . Mr. Gore is going to kill us. . . ." Tony flushed and Mo pulled. . . . Nothing happened-except that water filled the toilet and spilled onto the floor. "We're dead now," said Mo.
Alpha Academy: Where betas get booted.Eccentric billionaire Shira Brazille founded the super-exclusive Alpha Academy on exotic Alpha Island to nurture the next generation of exceptional dancers, writes, musicians, and inventors. It' s a dream come true for one hundred lucky girls, but those not measuring up can be sent home at any time, for any reason. The one left standing will win worldwide fame. Who will it be?Skye HamiltonIs stepping up her game as Shira sheds Alpha Academy girls faster than skin from a will-pumiced foot. There's just one thing standing in her way: island bad boy Taz Brazille. Can Skye keep a dancer's poise, or will Taz throw her off the music once and for all?Allie A. AbbottFinally knows who she really is, and nothing is going to bring her down. Not even AJ, who just can't let go of the past. But she can Bring. It. On. Allie's come too far to be sent home without a fight.Charlie DeeryAfter bouncing like a dashboard hula doll between Allie and Darwin, Charlie finally has her BFF and Brazille beau by her side. But as the competition on Alpha Island reaches its boiling point, will her drive to win make her lose what matters most?If at first you don't succeed, you're not an alpha.
Three men in a boat cast a single shadow as they paddled toward another dark freckle on the light green skin of the marsh, a distant islet covered with palmettos. When they reached it, the paddler in the bow stepped ashore with a gun in his hand. He was greeted by a low grunt from the palmettos. "Careful, Gar," said the paddler in the stern. The man called Gar nodded and moved toward the sound.
Sophomore year, Nicolette Antonovich was dumped two days before prom by the hottest guy at school. As a result, she became the proud owner of one unworn, perfectly magical pink vintage dress. But Nic is determined to put that night behind her for good. She's a junior now-- older, wiser, and completely overwhelmed by a new set of problems: (1) The bank's ready to foreclose on her childhood home. (2) Her father's too busy with his "replacement" daughter to care. (3) Her best friend's brother is an eternal thorn in her side. (4) Her best friend isn't exactly the rose attached to that thorn. (5) Rumors are flying around school that could get her kicked off the volleyball team, which would (6) ruin all chances of a college scholarship. (7) She still likes the boy who dumped her in the first place. (8) And what in the world do you do with an unworn prom dress, anyway? Strangely, it's getting to the bottom of this last dilemma that just might hold the answer to all Nic's problems. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Feeling like she is the only virgin on the planet, a high school junior wrestles with questions about love and sex before ultimately choosing to give herself to God instead of her boyfriend.
In order to save her parents from going to jail for possession of marijuana, sixteen-year-old Ellie must help the FBI uncover the intentions of a radical environmental group by going undercover.
Hell on earth.That's what it's like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel.It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts--immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students: Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans.At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn't told her everything. He's hiding something--something dangerous.What if Daniel's version of the past isn't actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else? The second novel in the addictive FALLEN series . . . where love never dies.From the Hardcover edition.
Still reeling from their experiences in Roanoke in 1600, Jonah and Katherine arrive in 1611 only moments before a mutiny on Henry Hudson's ship in the icy waters of James Bay. But things are messed up: They've lost the real John Hudson, and they find what seems to be the fabled Northwest Passage--even though they are pretty sure that route doesn't actually exist. Will this new version of history replace everything they've ever known? Is this the end of time as we know it? With more at stake than ever before, Jonah and Katherine struggle to unravel the mysteries of 1611 and the Hudson Passage...before everything they know is lost.
Wendy, a changeling troll princess, returns to her rightful home, a frightening, beautiful world where she discovers her new powers, fights enemies who want to use her abilities for evil, and struggles with romantic decisions.
When Gabi and Lia finally learn to surf the river of time, they realize they must make hard choices about life and love in Torrent, the third and final book in the River of Time series. Gabi and Lia Betarrini have learned to control their time travel, and they return from medieval Italy to save their father from his tragic death in modern times. But love calls across the centuries, and the girls are determined to return forever--even though they know the Black Plague is advancing across Europe, claiming the lives of one-third of the population. In the suspenseful conclusion of the River of Time series, every decision is about life . . . and death.
This book helps teenagers to find answers to many questions like, What does the purpose of our newfound faith in Jesus Christ actually mean?
All Hamlet Kennedy wants is to be a normal eighth grader. But with parents like hers - Shakespearean scholars who actually dress in Elizabethan regalia . . . in public! - it's not that easy. As if they weren't strange enough, her genius seven-year-old sister will be attending her middle school, and is named the new math tutor. Then, when the Shakespeare Project is announced, Hamlet reveals herself to be an amazing actress. Even though she wants to be average, Hamlet can no longer hide from the fact that she- like her family - is anything but ordinary.
Textbook for teens on health, nutrition, relationships, pregnancy, old age, body image, physical activity, drugs, cancer, health care, pollution, first aid, and more.
Someone has a crush on Lizzie -- Larry Tudgeman, the biggest geek in the universe. When he asks her out, Lizzie says no automatically, and she doesn't feel bad about it. Okay, maybe she does feel about it! But if she goes out with him, she'll be branded a nerd for life. Then again, if she doesn't go out with him, she might be missing out on something special... Plus, Lizzie gets assigned to do a school project with her mortal enemy, Kate Sanders. Can the two ex-best friends put aside their differences and complete the assignment?
Games and activities for kids and canines. Here's a great way to teach a dog some new tricks. With the super ideas and activities in this book, there's no end to the fun you'll have playing with your favorite four-legged friend. From shooting hoops to jumping through hoops, from taking a photo to taking a shower, Totally Fun Things to Do with Your Dog has an amazing array of activities you can share. Discover new variations on playing catch and fetch, or teach your dog to play hide and seek. You can even throw a special party for your special pooch-pal. Basic training tips are also included along with fascinating facts about dogs.
Nine true ghost stories that have happened to real teens.
Laura Duffy has been through some tough stuff--moving to a new state, starting her junior year in a new school, fights, kidnapping attempts, accusations, even explosions; but she's always had her friends to fall back on--at least until now.
An exquisite second novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES! TOUCH BLUE, sure as certain, will touch your heart. The state of Maine plans to shut down her island's schoolhouse, which would force Tess's family to move to the mainland--and Tess to leave the only home she has ever known. Fortunately, the islanders have a plan too: increase the numbers of students by having several families take in foster children. So now Tess and her family are taking a chance on Aaron, a thirteen-year-old trumpet player who has been bounced from home to home. And Tess needs a plan of her own--and all the luck she can muster. Will Tess's wish come true or will her luck run out? Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord offers a warm-hearted, humorous, and thoughtful look at what it means to belong--and how lucky we feel when we do. Touch Blue, sure as certain, will touch your heart.
Eden didn't expect Az. Not his saunter down the beach toward her. Not his unbelievable pick-up line. Not the instant, undeniable connection. And not his wings. Yeah. So long, happily-ever-after. Now trapped between life and death, cursed to spread chaos with her every touch, Eden could be the key in the eternal struggle between heaven and hell. All because she gave her heart to one of the Fallen, an angel cast out of heaven. She may lose everything she ever had. She may be betrayed by those she loves most. But Eden will not be a pawn in anyone else's game. Her heart is her own. And that's only the beginning of the end.
In the process of learning to go beyond himself and to reach out to others, high school star football player Chip Hilton uncovers an act of sabotage at the local pottery.
Touching Darkness is a 440 page modern magics novel written by the award-winning author Scott Westerfeld and first published in 2004. This work was among the finalists for the Andre Norton Award for the year 2005. It is the second book in a series by Westerfeld known as Midnighters. The summary by Eos read as follows: Bixby, Oklahoma, is full of secrets. some come out at midnight. some should stay hidden. As the Midnighters search for the truth about the secret hour, they uncover terrifying mysteries woven into the very fabric of Bixby's history, and a conspiracy that touches the world of daylight. This time Jessica Day is not the only Midnighter in mortal danger, and if the group can't find a way to come together, they could lose one of their own ... forever.
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