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In a blinding blizzard a school bus overturns and a young teacher, her seven pupils, and the driver--a mere boy--are stranded in the open country, miles and miles from the nearest ranch-house. Thus Mari Sandoz introduces a situation that will stretch the limits of human endurance. The exposed little group is armed with no more than the lunches they started out with and only the clothing required for a normal winter's day. As a killer storm takes hold and the mercury plunges below zero they become desperate. How each character faces the terrifying prospect of freezing to death is a story that has become a small classic. And because it is based upon fact--the author's niece experienced much the same ordeal in the paralyzing Midwestern blizzard of January 1949--it has the ring of undisputed truth. Winter Thunder has been named by the Reader's Digest as one of the ten best American short novels.
Every winter, straight-laced, Ivy League bound Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent's divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she's changed. The former "girl next door" now has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a scowl. But Evan knows that somewhere beneath the Goth, "Old Lucy" still exists, and he's determined to find her... even if it means pissing her off. Garden State meets Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist in this funny and poignant illustrated novel about opposites who fall in love.roughout (comic strips, spot art, chapter heads, etc.).
Isabelle Scott and Mirabelle Monroe are still reeling from the revelation that they share more than just the roof over their heads. The media has pounced on their story and the girls are caught up in a flurry of talk-show appearances and newspaper interviews. They've put on a happy public face, but someone is leaking their true feelings to the press, and while it seems like the world is watching their every move, at least they have each other. But with cotillion season right around the corner, Izzie and Mira have barely had time to process their newfound sisterhood. Mira has dreamed of making her debut in a gorgeous white gown forever-now, if only she could find an escort. Izzie, meanwhile, is still struggling to find her place in Emerald Cove and it's seeming ever more impossible with EC mean-girls, young and old, doing their best to keep her down. As cotillion preparations heat up, though, there are dance steps to learn, manners to perfect... and secret initiations to complete? As if sophomore year wasn't hard enough! It's time for the gowns to go on and the gloves to come off.
Six years after Cassie and Lia resolved to become the skinniest girls in their school, Cassie dies. Unable to bear the sadness and guilt following Cassie's death, Lia spirals deeper into her own eating disorder. Elijah, the last person to see Cassie alive, helps Lia find the strength to face her own demons and enter recovery.
In a gripping dystopian novel, four teenagers risk impossible odds to fight against tyranny in a world of dangerous choices -- and reemerging hope. Escape. Milena, Bartolomeo, Helen, and Milos have left their prison-like boarding schools far behind, but their futures remain in peril. Fleeing across icy mountains from a terrifying pack of dog-men sent to hunt them down, they are determined to take up the fight against the despotic government that murdered their parents years before. Only three will make it safely to the secret headquarters of the resistance movement. The fourth is captured and forced to participate in a barbaric game for the amusement of the masses -- further proof of the government's horrible brutality. Will the power of one voice be enough to rouse a people against a generation of cruelty? Translated from the French, this suspenseful story of courage, individualism, and freedom has resonated with young readers across the globe.
Back when I was fearless, it went like this: Gaia meets boy. Gaia falls in love with boy. Boy gets hurt. Now that I feel fear, it goes like this: Gaia meets boy. Gaia falls in love with boy. Boy gets hurt. Some things never change.
WELCOME TO 2175! Meet the Astrokids --Mir, Buzz, Miko, DeeBee, and Tag --five friends learning biblical truth through out-of-this-world adventures aboard space station CLEO-7. "Nyet, my jokes aren't always a hit. Still, who knew they'd land me in so much trouble? Especially when I was trying to be serious!" "Please understand, I felt guilty about spying on my friends. It all started with a Galaxian trader--and our dog, Zero-G. Sure, Zero-G can talk, thanks to the Mind-2-Voice collar DeeBee made him. But why was the Galaxian so interested in our space mutt? This guy had to be hiding something. But would the other AstroKids believe me?"
If you could have anything, what would you wish for? For broken-hearted Olivia Larsen, nothing can change the fact that her twin sister, Violet, is gone... until a mysterious, beautiful gown arrives on her doorstep. The dress doesn't just look magical; it is magical. It has the power to grant her one wish, and the only thing Olivia wants is her sister back. With Violet again by her side, both girls get a second chance at life. And as the sisters soon discover, they have two more dresses-and two more wishes left. But magic can't solve everything, and Olivia is forced to confront her ghosts to learn how to laugh, love, and live again.
When granted her wish to be the most popular girl in school, Wilma, an eighth grader, forgets that she will graduate in three weeks and her popularity will vanish.
Meg Finn is in trouble. Cast out of her home by her stepfather after her mom's death, Meg is a wanderer, a troublemaker. But after her latest stunt, finding a place to sleep is the least of her worries. Belch, Meg's partner in crime, has gotten her involved in the attempted robbery of an elderly man, Lowrie McCall. But things go horribly wrong, After an accidental explosion, Meg's spirit is flung into limbo, and a race begins between the demonic and the divine to win Meg's soul. Meg's really not a bad kid, but she hasn't exactly been an angel either, so the tally of her good and evil deeds is dead even. Her only chance of tipping the scales to salvation is to go back to Earth and do good-specifically, to help Lowrie McCall. He's got many regrets in his life to set right-a "wish list"-and not much time left to do it. But even if Meg can persuade Lowrie to get mixed up with her, she's going to have to deal with an even scarier, undead Belch-who's now definitely on the side of the Devil. A wild journey to the unexpected hereafter, The Wish List is a heartwarming tale of a young girl's last chance, and the love she will need to-quite literally-redeem herself.
High on a hillside overlooking Salem University, hidden in shadows and shrouded in silence, sits Nightingale Hall. Nightmare Hall, the students call it. Because that's where the terror began. Alex is the first to notice the strange little booth at the back of the campus pizza place. Wishes granted, fortunes told says the sign on the glass. Inside sits The Wizard-an eerie wooden figure with sinister blue eyes. Alex's friends make wishes. And one by one, they come true-in terrifying, twisted ways. Is The Wizard behind the horror? Or is someone else to blame, someone with a deadly wish all his-or her-own....
It's Animal Week at school in this Mary-Kate and Ashley story, perfect for younger fans. Join Kate as she starts working at Starbright Stables - her dream job! But she's not with her perfect partner... Courtney, hardly ever shows up when she's supposed to. Kate is stuck doing all the work herself and the girls are being graded as a team. Can Kate get Courtney to help, or will they both fail the assignment?
Madison, a senior at a suburban New York high school, tries to uncover who is responsible for the disappearance of her friends, popular students mentioned in the posts of an anonymous blogger, while she, herself is being stalked online and in-person.
The book club says bon voyage to Concord and bonjour to France! It's a dream come true for Megan, who's jet-setting to Paris for Fashion Week with Gigi. Meanwhile, back in Concord, Mrs. Wong decides to run for mayor, so Emma and Stewart team up to make her campaign a success. Jess and Cassidy are also hoping for victories, Jess in the a cappella finals with the MadriGals and Cassidy in the national hockey championships with her teammates. In the midst of it all, the girls--along with their Wyoming pen pals, who drop in for a visit over Spring Break--dive into Charlotte Bronte's classic Jane Eyre. Some real life romance follows, as Becca may have found a Mr. Rochester of her own. And then there's the matter of a certain wedding. The book club girls, their families, the British Berkeley brothers, and even Stinkerbelle will be attending the ceremony, which means there might be some bumps before the bride waltzes down the aisle....
Athletic, quiet Sarah loves Camp Lakeview and is psyched to be back for another summer in the sun. She gets along with everyone and never makes waves.
After a fourteen-year-old orphan named Aminah comes to possess a magic lamp, the wishes granted her by the genie inside allow her to alter her life by choosing prosperity, purpose, and romance.
When Miley turns down a date with Jesse McCartney because she has to finish a science project, she wishes on a shooting star that she could be Hannah Montana all the time. The next morning, Miley wakes up to a world where she's waited on hand and foot, doesn't have to worry about school, and is dating Jesse! But not only has Miley's world changed, so have her family and friends. She has a new step-mom, Jackson is never around, and Lilly and Oliver don't even know her beyond her celebrity billboard. Can things ever go back to the way they were? Plus, Hannah Montana heads to the White House to sing for the President!
In the premier book of the "Cheetah Girls" series, the girls meet at Fashion Industries High School and become fast friends. To earn some extra money, they form a singing group.
"Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise"; "Love your Neighbor; yet don't pull down your Hedge"; "He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas" and many more.
Julia has extraordinary powers. She can know things that are occurring in far off places when she looks at water with sunlight on it. But she's never to look at water with moonlight on it.
After her parents are killed, Holly Cathers is sent to live with her cousins, Amanda and Nicole. Soon the three girls embark into a dark legacy of witches, secrets, and alliances. The first two books in the popular "Witches" series are now together in a single volume.
The year is 1659, a time of fear and lies. For Mary Newbury, it is a time of desperation. While she watches, unable to intervene, her wise and beloved grandmother is falsely condemned, tortured, and hanged as a witch. Soon the relentless crowd may turn upon Mary. When a mysterious stranger offers her a way out -- safe passage to America -- she knows she must go. But she doesn't know that the turbulent voyage will bring her to yet another society where differences are feared and defiance is deadly.
Sixteen-year-old Nyssa uses her ability to sec into people's dreams to discover who murdered her parents six years ago.
It's Halloween, and everyone's going to Danielle Atron's Monster Movie Matinee. Annie thinks it's a trap; Alex is determined to see the movie and go to the Halloween party at the plant. But Vince and Dave are waiting, armed with witch-hunting devices certain to expose Alex! And eleven-year-old Bobby Barnswell is convinced Alex is a real witch, and determined to prove it. At first, the girls think they've escaped...until Alex is faced with a dilemma. Will she be forced to use her secret powers in public and risk everything?
7-year-old Jessica's class went on a field trip to a pumpkin patch! Everyone had fun except herself and her twin sister, Elizabeth. They thought they saw a witch! Is the Sweet Valley pumpkin patch haunted?
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