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Zoey broke up with Jake after she fell in love with Lucas. Claire used to go out with Lucas, but now she's with Jake. Are Zoey's feelings for Jake really gone? Is Lucas totally over Claire? Their hidden desires are about to explode, all because of . . . What Zoey Saw. They've all grown up together on a tiny island. They think they know everything about one another . . . but they're only just beginning to find out the truth. Zoey used to think her life was perfect, that her parents were really in love. What she saw changed all that. And it's making Zoey think about love in a whole different way. She's outraged at her mother and wants to protect her father but she may just be making everything worse! Catch up on the first 5 books in the Making Out Series in the Bookshare collection. They are: #1 ZOEY FOOLS AROUND, #2 JAKE FINDS OUT, #3 NINA WON'T TELL, #4 BEN'S IN LOVE, and # 5 Claire Gets Caught. Then check out: #7 LUCAS GETS HURT, #8 AISHA GOES WILD, #9 ZOEY PLAYS GAMES, #10 NINA SHAPES UP, and #11 BEN TAKES A CHANCE, with more to come!
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? A Fast, Clear and Fun Explanation of the Economics You Need for Success in Your Career, Business and Investmentsby Richard J. Maybury
Written as short letters to a teen, this book is part of the Uncle Eric series. Using stories and examples, he gives interesting and clear explanations of topics that are generally thought to be too difficult for anyone but experts.
Lacey: "I know my mom -- my real mom -- cares about me. So what if she never writes or calls? She's probably really busy. But it will be so cool having her visit. We can go shopping and talk and ... I don't know ... bond or something. Right?"
A look at food in the United States from colonial times to the present, describing what we have eaten, where it came from, and how it has reflected events in American history.
Everything preteen and teen boys need to know about their changing bodies and feelings. Written by an experienced educator and her daughter in a reassuring and down-to earth style, The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Boys gives sensitive straight talk on: the body's changing size and shape; diet and exercise; the growth spurt; the reproductive organs; body hair; voice changes; romantic and sexual feelings; and puberty in the opposite sex. It also includes information on steroid abuse, acne treatment, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and birth control. Featuring detailed illustrations and real-life stories throughout, plus an introduction for parents and a helpful resource section, this bestselling growing-up guide is an essential puberty education and health book for all boys ages 10 and up.
Everything preteen and teen girls need to know about their changing bodies and feelings Written by an experienced educator and her daughter in a reassuring and down-to-earth style, The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Girls gives sensitive straight talk on: the body's changing size and shape; the growth spurt; breast development; the reproductive organs; the menstrual cycle; body hair; diet and exercise; romantic and sexual feelings; and puberty in the opposite sex. It also includes information on anorexia and bulimia, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and birth control. Featuring detailed illustrations and real-life stories throughout, plus an introduction for parents and a helpful resource section, this bestselling growing-up guide is an essential puberty education and health book for all girls ages 10 and up. Selected as a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association.
As Holly spends the summer working at the local country club, she keeps focusing on her coworker, Paul. Soon, sparks are flying. But when Holly's best friend Ainslee tells her that she wants to ask out Paul, it sends Holly into a tailspin.
There's something brewing in the town of Scrub Harbor and it's not just about changing the name from Scrub Harbor to Folly Bay.O'Neill has a secret. Adam is starting over. Christine has a crush. Gretchen has a cause. You'll get an earful getting to know them!
In England in 1627, newly orphaned Pen Downing leaves her country village for London, where she is abducted and sent to Virginia to work as an indentured servant.
After a car accident severs her spinal cord, eighteen-year-old Sally faces a long and painful adjustment to life as a quadriplegic.
There is this kid named DoubleD and he lives by the streets. He doesn't like to work normal jobs. His job is to drive a tow truck and pick up broken down luxury cars. The company he works for takes the car parts and sells them in Mr. Dietrch's shops. One of DoubleD's friends Vesey was with DoubleD when he went to pick up a car that was broken down on the side of the highway. When they went to pick up the car a cop drove by and stopped to ask if they needed any help. DoubleD and Vesey went back to the shop to show Mr. Dietrch the car. When he saw Vesey in the truck he got mad. They told Vesey that if he were to tell anyone about this he would kill him. Vesey and Arradhene went to help DoubleD before it was to late. They did help their friend.
Elizabeth, the lovely young eastern schoolteacher, has braved the western frontier and spent a year teaching in a one-room schoolhouse. Now she and Wynn, her Royal Canadian Mountie, are planning their wedding and their new life together at his outpost in the far north. Will their love for each other sustain them through a harsh winter, loneliness and the rigors of life without any of the conveniences they have been accustomed to?
When Elephants Fight: The Lives of Children in Conflict in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Uganda (Orca Books)by Eric Walters Adrian Bradbury
Based on the eyewitness accounts of five children experiencing wars around the world, each chapter in this powerful volume tells one victim's personal story in detail, followed by a long discussion of the history and politics of the conflict. The narratives are in the third person, accompanied by occasional moving photos of the child before the war, of his or her home under fire, and a brief final "follow-up" note about where the child is now. Some young people are direct targets in cases of genocide, with child soldiers trained to dehumanize others. Some children bear the brunt of an attack, as so-called collateral damage, and suffer starvation, disease, and loss of shelter. They also lose out when there are no resources for health and education. Some are in refugee camps and army barracks. A few lucky ones are immigrants who escaped. One, Toma in Chad, remains an ongoing victim of war. The harrowing individual accounts humanize today's news reports and statistics.
Hope describes the realities of life in Pennsylvania as she is caught up in the midst of the Revolutionary War. Though the emerging nation's future is still uncertain, Hope remains optimistic and brave.
If you are a robot trying to grow up and understand people your only option may be to become God.
It is September 1895 in New York City. Six years have passed since Tony Petrosino, a 14-year-old Italian immigrant, seized the opportunity to become a photographer. Now, his sister Angelina is 14. She would like more education, but Papa has insisted she work full-time.
Sophie Merdinger is convinced that she's a wretched daughter, a nonexistent girlfriend, and a sister who can't remember one tiny thing about her brother. Two years ago her little brother, Erhart, died of leukemia, and Sophie finds her memories of him fading. And she can't seem to forgive her father for having an affair while Erhart was dying. Added to all of this, Sophie is trying to handle the normal pains and confusions of adolescence. Enter Francis. With a dead mother, a teardrop tattooed on his face, and a curiosity that is almost nosy, he has a lot to teach Sophie about losing someone and saving memories. But things get confusing when Sophie realizes that Francis wants to be more than friends. Is she finally ready to let go of the past? In this memorable novel, Garret Freymann-Weyr presents us with the unique story of one girls attempt to understand life, death, and the time that passes in between.
The award-winning companion to Volume One of WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE--now in paperback "Tell me a story of when you were little," children everywhere love to ask. In this acclaimed collection, ten award-winning, well-known writers comply by reaching across their own childhoods to those of their readers. Whether telling of growing up in Japan or upstate New York or the California coast, recalling The Great Depression or World War II or the 1950s, describing children's victories or heartaches, the writers of these stories make it clear that despite the difference between one childhood and another, all children share a complex humanity and a deep capacity for joy.
For seventeen-year-old Delk Sinclair, studying abroad in Ireland means one thing: escape. Delk is tired of hearing about her friends' debutante parties, watching her pregnant stepmother redecorate her mother's house, and having to smile sweetly even though she doesn't think she'll ever get over losing her mother. Ireland is Delk's chance to be happy. With the stunning green landscape as backdrop, Delk revels in all things Irish, from living in a real Irish castle, to celebrating St. Paddy's Day in Galway, to enjoying Irish music and dance, to studying Yeats and shearing a sheep! So when Delk begins to fall for a very handsome Irishman, she wonders if there's more to the Emerald Isle than it first seemed. It is fun, to be sure, but will those smiling Irish eyes really be able to heal her broken heart?
Shannon suffers in the shadow of her wild and uncontrollable younger sister Caitlin, who seems ready to tear their Christian family apart, and finds herself developing an eating disorder.
High school seniors Sara and Tobey attempt to figure out what is important in life as they try to balance their preparations for their futures with their enjoyment of the present.
Kidnapped from a roadside rest stop by a man named Ray, 16-year-old Jeff has spent the past two and a half years locked in a dark basement. He was whipped, mentally abused and forced to have sex with his captor if he wanted to eat. Now his kidnapper has brought Jeff home. The first half of this tautly written debut reads like a thriller: Jeff, the narrator, relates his gruesome history in bits and pieces; initially, he's wrapped up in twisted loyalty to Ray, who begins to stalk his family. The author builds the tension to an almost unbearable peak in scene after scene, such as when Ray leaves the clothes in which the teen was kidnapped on Jeff's front steps or when Ray chats with Jeff's father in public while the threatened teen chooses not identify him. Jeff is in deep denial about his repeated rape; looking at mug shots and rap sheets for the FBI, he cries out, "Why is every man in there some kind of sick rapist pervert?... I told you Ray isn't like that." About halfway through the novel, Ray is caught, and the breakdown of Jeff's denial makes up the rest of the book. Jeff's recovery is sensitively and dramatically handled, but the tension eases up as he no longer seems threatened and as the mystery of what really happened to him is revealed to match everyone's initial assumptions. Although it doesn't quite deliver on its promise of suspense the whole way through, this chilling story will put readers through an emotional wringer. Ages 12-up.
Shayla Dubois lives in Bottom, where life is never easy. She wants to become a writer and to have a nice, peaceful home. Instead, her life has been turned upside down. Shayla's mama kicked her sister, Tia, out of the house for messing around with an older guy. And Shayla's father has been spending a lot of time at the house with mama. And there's her strange new neighbor, Kambia Elaine, who tells the most fantastic stories. Then Shayla begins to suspect that something is wrong.
The end of romance. The Wakefield twins' older brother Steven, is heartbroken. His girlfriend, Tricia Martin, no longer seems interested in him. She breaks their dates and doesn't return his calls.
Two intertwined stories about Lizzie and her mom. Sometimes Lizzie's mother drives her crazy, but other times she is kind of cool. In one story, Lizzie's mom goes on a camping trip with her daughter's class. In the other story, Lizzie and her best friend, Miranda, want to buy bras at the mall, but Lizzie's mom insists on coming along! From the Back Cover My mom just highfived my best friend. And the worst part is she actually thinks she's being cool. Lizzie McGuire is psyched for her class camping trip... until she finds out that the new chaperon is her mom! To make matters worse, it's boys against girls in a big camping contest. And if Mrs. McGuire can't rally the girls to victory, they'll all end up digging in the dirt to refill the class worm farm. Gross! All Lizzie has to do is help her mom win over the other girls. There's only one problem-her mom is driving her crazy! Can Lizzie make peace with her mom... before she dies of embarrassment?