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Enter apathy. Travis is back from college for the summer, and he's just starting to settle in to the usual pattern at home: drinking, drugging, watching porn, and hooking up. But Travis isn't settling in like he used to; something isn't right. Maybe it's that deadly debauch in Hawaii, the memories of which Travis can't quite shake. Maybe it's Laura, Travis's ex, who reappears on the scene after a messy breakup and seems to want to get together -- or not. Or maybe it's his suddenly sensing how empty and messed up his life is, and wanting out. But once you're at the party, it's tough to leave. . .
Logan always takes the easy way out. After a night of drinking and driving he wakes up to find he has been involved in a senseless car accident and is dead. With the help of his guide, Wade, and the spirit of his grandmother, he realizes he has taken the wrong exit --he wasn't meant to die. His life had a purpose -- to save his sister -- but he took the easy way out and he failed. Now, before he can rest in peace, he has to try and save his sister from a future no child should face. He will only get one chance and he cannot afford to fail this time -- for Amy's sake and for his own.
Veronica Mars meets William Shakespeare in E.K. Johnston's latest brave and unforgettable heroine. Hermione Winters is captain of her cheerleading team, and in tiny Palermo Heights, this doesn't mean what you think it means. At PHHS, the cheerleaders don't cheer for the sports teams; they are the sports team--the pride and joy of a tiny town. The team's summer training camp is Hermione's last and marks the beginning of the end of...she's not sure what. She does know this season could make her a legend. But during a camp party, someone slips something in her drink. And it all goes black.In every class, there's a star cheerleader and a pariah pregnant girl. They're never supposed to be the same person. Hermione struggles to regain the control she's always had and faces a wrenching decision about how to move on. The assault wasn't the beginning of Hermione Winter's story and she's not going to let it be the end. She won't be anyone's cautionary tale. "Johnston's clever--but never precious--update of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale is unflinching but not at all graphic in its treatment of sexual violence.... Middle and high school readers will pass this powerful, engaging story around and around."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Fierce and gorgeously drawn, this is a rape story that doesn't focus on victimhood."--Booklist, starred review "A beautifully written portrait of a young woman facing the unthinkable, this is a must-buy for high school collections."--SLJ, starred reviewFrom the Hardcover edition.
In this funny and sweet digital-original novel perfect for fans of Fame, Casey works to find a new passion after her dreams of becoming a Broadway star are ruined.Casey Fitzgerald has always been an actress. She's known it was her destiny ever since she snagged the role of "apple" in her kindergarten's production of The Food Pyramid. But when she doesn't get the lead in her performing arts high school's production of The Sound of Music, she begins to question everything. Not getting the lead means no recommendations, and no recommendations means she can kiss good-bye any chance of getting a scholarship to the prestigious New York College of Performing Arts.After some soul searching and some wise words from her friend Harrison, Casey decides to totally reinvent herself. She's already ditched her on-again off-again boyfriend Trevor and is interested in the new boy at school, so why not start fresh with everything? But every new destiny she tries doesn't seem quite right. And when her best friend, Amanda, who did get the lead, starts hanging out with Trevor, Casey's not sure if she'll ever be able to leave the drama behind.Epic Reads Impulse is a digital imprint with new releases each month.
Zach, his friend Tank, and Tank's twin sister Sarah, are desperate to leave their depressing hometown of Blaine, Michigan, after next year's graduation, but plans go away when Zach uncovers a steroid scandal and falls in love with Sarah.
An internationally acclaimed bestseller, vividly and terrifyingly topical, is finally available to American audiences. Less than a hundred years from now, the world as we know it no longer exists. Cities have disappeared beneath the sea, technology no longer functions, and human civilization has reverted to a much more primitive state. On an isolated northern island, the people of Wing are trying to hold onto their way of life--even as the sea continues to claim precious acres and threatens to claim their very lives. Only fifteen-year-old Mara has the vision and the will to lead her people in search of a new beginning in this harsh, unfamiliar world. This compelling and powerful story set in the near future will hit home with teens, especially those who are ever more aware of the increasingly controversial climate crisis we face in our world today.
She just wants a home, a hottie, and some kickin' boots. Does she really have to fight the devil to get them? After the creep who's married to her friend Kiki tries to assault her, Emme Vaughn finds herself in an all-night Walgreens at 3 a.m. with a quarter in her pocket and a rumble in her stomach. She sure does wish she'd gotten to eat her french fries before she had to kick and run. But God has his plan, and apparently tonight he means for her to whip some serious demon butt. Ever since her mom went crazy, Emme's been wary of the gift they share for seeing demons, but she's not about to let one get to her. So when an ugly beast lurks into Walgreens behind a dude who's clearly up to no good, Emme tells it exactly where it can go. Problem is, the beautiful guy beside her at the magazine rack just helped her conquer the nasty duo, and now he wants her to join a group of demon-fighters led by an aging exorcist bombarded by requests to deliver people from evil. Shoot, and all she really hoped for was some breakfast.
Getting your period, flirting with boys, learning about pregnancy, coping with a moody, PMSing sister.... Twelve-year-old River is quickly discovering that growing up -- and going through puberty -- just isn't easy at all. From Newbery Honor-winner Mavis Jukes, author of "It's A Girl Thing", comes a heartwarming and hilarious novel about a spirited girl, an enlightening sex-ed class, and a startling realization.
FROM THE BLOG OF CAM WALKER My friends and I call ourselves the Outriders. It's not like a club of anything, we just all hate the idea of ever being BORED, and when we set our minds on something, we don't ask anyone's permission, we just DO IT. There's this place called Blue Cave, which glows blue ONCE EVERY SEVEN YEARS (phosphorescent plankton!). So obviously, we had to get there. But first we had to do three HUGE things:1. ENACT THE "FREE SHELBY" PLAN 2. "SCAVENGE" (NOT STEAL, THERE'S A DIFFERENCE) THE GEAR WE NEED TO CROSS TWELVE MILES OF OPEN OCEAN 3. BE HOME BY 7:00 P. M. My plan wasn't great, since it relied on a lot of luck. But everything worked perfectly-- except that Shelby's sister got kidnapped. But that's a longer story.
Cam Walker and friends (aka The Outriders) live on Surf Island, on the wrong side of the tracks. They're a varied group, to say the least, but they have a few key things in common: first, they HATE the idea of being bored. Second, when they set their minds to something, they DO it. What they've set their minds on now is Expedition Blue Cave. The cave in question only glows blue once every seven years, and they're determined to see it while they can. But to carry out the expedition, they've got to 1)...
Kit, Zander, and M. K. West are settling into their new lives as students at the Academy for the Exploratory Sciences when Kit finds another mysterious map left for him by their father, the brilliant, famous -- and presumed dead -- explorer Alexander West. Why did Alexander leave the maps behind, and why are government agents so determined to seize them? What is really going on in a mysterious and unknown stretch of the Caribbean, famous for its violent storms and shipwrecks? And what is the huge contraption M. K. is building in her workshop? As two world powers come to the brink of war, Kit must find a deadly hidden island and unlock its secrets, hoping he has the courage to follow the trail of maps, wherever it may lead.
Computers have failed, electricity is extinct, and the race to discover new lands is underway! Brilliant explorer Alexander West has just died under mysterious circumstances, but not before smuggling half of a strange map to his intrepid children-Kit the brain, M. K. the tinkerer, and Zander the brave. Why are so many government agents trying to steal the half-map? (And where is the other half?) It's up to Alexander's children-the Expeditioners-to get to the bottom of these questions, and fast.
Computers have failed, electricity is extinct, and the race to discover new lands is underway! Brilliant explorer Alexander West has just died under mysterious circumstances, but not before smuggling half of a strange map to his intrepid children-Kit the brain, M.K. the tinkerer, and Zander the brave. Why are so many government agents trying to steal the half-map? (And where is the other half?) It's up to Alexander's children-the Expeditioners-to get to the bottom of these questions, and fast.
All hell breaks loose when PJ is discovered alive by her friends after she faked her own suicide. Alex, Jay, Olivia, and Zack all vow to protect her and keep her hidden in Paris, but one by one she turns their lives into a nightmare. Despite her angelic looks, destruction follows PJ everywhere. Then Alex uncovers a scandal that could rock the Lycée to its core?if told. But with each characters? personal journey resolved at the end of a wild year abroad, what?s most important is that they got through it together. .
Experiencing Choral Music is a four-level series designed to build music literacy and promote vocal development for all students and voice categories in grades 6 - 12. The series is a multi-textbook program supported with print materials and audio recordings that enables students to develop music skills and conceptual understanding, while providing teachers with a flexible, integrated program. Available in 4 levels: Beginning, Intermediate, Proficient, and Advanced. Written for Treble, Mixed, or Tenor/Bass voices. Twenty-four graded choral selections per book covering a variety of styles, cultures, and historical periods. Every song is recorded in 3 ways: voices and accompaniment, accompaniment only, and part dominant CDs. Each of the 4 levels is accompanied by a Sight-Singing book.
Nightmare Hall, the students call it. Because that's where the terror began. Professor Maximillian DeLure. Award- winning poet, scientist, and professor at Salem University. Dark, sexy, attractive ... dangerous. Caryl Amberly is excited to be one of the few students specially selected for his new seminar. Until she finds out what his previous students think of him. Everyone says he's a real killer. And they're not talking about his exams ... .
On a dark and scary Halloween night, Sheldon the short-order pig is out looking for work when his car breaks down. Gathering up his courage, he approaches an ominous-looking mansion and enters the twisted world of Dr. Edmund Vermin! Will poor Sheldon escape or be forever trapped in Dr. Vermin's laboratory? Things aren't what they seem in Tim Egan's latest zany tale of ravishing wolves, giant pigs and . . . horseradish!
A wasp lays its eggs under a caterpillar's skin so that its young can eat the caterpillar's guts as they grow. A young head louse makes its home on a human hair and feasts on human blood. Frogs use their eyeballs to help swallow their food. From small worms that live in a dog's nose mucus to exploding ants to regurgitating mother gulls, this book tells of the unusual ways animals find food, shelter, and safety in the natural world. If animals all ate the same things and lived in the same places, it would be impossible for all of them to survive. So they specialize. Some animals eat the bits that others leave behind, such as skin and mucus. They find all kinds of unusual places to shelter, including the cracks and holes in another creature's skin or its internal organs. They use their own bodies to protect themselves from predators by imitating unsavory items such as bird droppings and even by blowing up. These habits that may seem disgusting to us are wonderful adaptations that make it possible for a great variety of creatures to live and thrive on Earth. Read about them and marvel at the amazing ways animals adapt to the natural world.
Exploits of a Reluctant (But Extremely Good Looking) Hero is a novel of adventure, intrigue, Ukrainian dance lessons, disruptive horseplay, inappropriate ogling and some truly heroic consumption of junk food.
Thousands of miles from home, one soldier leads an army to safety The war with Sparta is over, and Athens is at peace for the first time in thirty years. Their Greek enemies subdued, the generals of Athens turn their eyes to the East, where the Persian Empire stretches to the edge of the known world. Never before have Greek soldiers marched into Persia. Xenophon will be among the first. A warrior whose bravery is matched only by his intelligence, Xenophon is a natural leader. When his army of ten thousand men is stranded far from home, it is up to him to lead them back to Greece without sacrificing the principles of democracy that they hold so dear. A retelling of Xenophon's classic Anabasis, this is a thrilling tale of bravery and survival, in which the mind is as valuable a weapon as the sword.
"Explorations in Literature" is divided into six units that contain a broad range of literature in a variety of genres and from varying periods. Each unit reflects a different theme: courage, nature and man, generosity, our land, humility, and family. Christian textbook.
This book presents the adventures of a real hero, greater than those created by fiction.
When Mike Longridge gets himself in trouble yet again, he is given a choice: juvenile detention or an outdoor program called Explore. He opts for Explore, but soon finds himself wondering how he is going to survive ten months with the hippies and keeners in the program. He's never felt so out of place and is certain he will never get the hang of the outdoor activities. Will Mike go back to his old trouble-making ways or will he finally find a place to belong?
This history textbook tells the story of the development of the United States from 1607 to the Civil War.
This history textbook tells the story of the development of the United States from 1607 to the Civil War.
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