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Whip It (Derby Girl)

by Shauna Cross

Skirts, Skates, & Scrapes! All the old school skills with a new punk rock attitude. Come see The Lone Star Derby Girls. Austin's All-Girl Roller Derby League The Holy Rollers vs. The Fight Crew Halftime Concert by the Chimney Sweeps. This ain't no cheerleading clinic, y'all! Meet Bliss Cavendar, an indie-rock-loving misfit stuck in the tiny town of Bodeen, Texas. Her pageant-addicted mother expects her to compete for the coveted Miss Bluebonnet crown, but Bliss would rather feast on roaches than be subjected to such rhinestone tyranny. Bliss's escape? Roller Derby. When she discovers a league in nearby Austin, Bliss embarks on an epic journey full of hilarity with tattooed girls, delicious boys in bands, and a few not-so-awesome realities even the most hard-core derby chick has to learn.

The Whipping Boy

by Sid Fleischman

This Newbery winning book is about an orphan named Jemmy. As the whipping boy Jemmy must take the whippings for the royal heir, Prince Brat. Jemmy plans to run away from the castle. Unfortunately Prince Brat beats him to it, and takes Jemmy along. Jemmy then hears he's charged with the Prince's abduction. Will Jemmy escape or be hanged for this crime?

Whippoorwill

by Joseph Monninger

Two New Hampshire teenagers fall into an unlikely relationship as they come together to save a mistreated dog. Whippoorwill is a deeply poignant story about the virulent nature of abuse and the power of human empathy.

Whirl

by Elisa Pardini Emma Raveling

Magia. Segreti. Destino. Kendra Irisavie ha sempre fatto di testa sua. È un'ondina, una creatura elementale dell'acqua con il dono della potente magia dell'Empatia, addestrata a essere una guerriera. Coinvolte in un'antica guerra contro i demoni Aquidi, lei e sua madre sono Solitarie e si nascondono tra gli umani per non diventare le ennesime vittime. Tutto cambia quando, al diciassettesimo compleanno di Kendra, si scatena la violenza. Un oscuro sconosciuto compare, promettendo di darle risposte sul suo misterioso passato e risvegliando sentimenti inaspettati nel suo cuore apparentemente inespugnabile. Ma quando Kendra scopre la verità sulla sua famiglia e sul suo futuro, si rende conto di quanto profonde siano le bugie e gli inganni attorno a lei. Adesso, nonostante le mille difficoltà, avrà bisogno di tutta la sua intelligenza, delle sue capacità e della sua magia per compiere una straordinaria profezia. Primo volume di una travolgente saga fantasy contemporanea, Whirl è l'inizio dell'emozionante viaggio di una giovane donna alla ricerca dell'amore e della speranza mentre combatte per il suo posto in un mondo cui non appartiene. Una guerra impossibile. Una magia esplosiva. Un destino inesorabile. WHIRL: Libro primo della Saga delle Ondine

Whirligig

by Paul Fleischman

New to town, Brent Bishop longs to stroll around school with the popular Brianna on his arm. But when Brianna begs him at a party full of schoolmates to stop hounding her, Brent's hopes are shattered. Trying to escape his humiliation, he attempts to destroy himself in a car crash -- and ends up killing Lea, an innocent teen unfortunate enough to cross his path. Lea's mother asks one thing of Brent: that he create four whirligigs from a picture of Lea and set them up at the four corners of the United States. Lea's mother believes that by spreading the joy that whirligigs gave Lea as a child, Brent will keep Lea's spirit alive. And so Brent goes off with an unlimited bus ticket and the tools he needs to memorialize Lea. On his journey, he rediscovers his own love of life, and he begins to realize how -- like the pieces that form the intricate whirligigs -- people come together to affect each other in surprising ways.

Whirlwind

by Alison Hart

Here is the much-begged-for sequel toShadow Horse. With a feisty female protagonist, a little romance, a lot of mystery, and a barnful of animals just waiting to be loved, this young adult horse mystery novel will have young girls galloping to the bookstore to grab their copy. When thirteen-year-old Jas Schuler found her beloved mare Whirlwind dead in her padlock, she thought her heart would break. But now Jas knows the truth: Whirlwind is alive! Wealthy horse breeder Hugh Robicheaux faked the mare's death, collected insurance money, then sold her to an unsuspecting buyer. And he's going to get away with his crime, too-unless someone can find Whirlwind. And that's exactly what Jas plans to do. But hunting for Whirlwind is dangerous. Hugh has threatened to destroy everything Jas holds dear unless she stops her search. As she struggles with her desire to find Whirlwind without endangering the people she loves, Jas must ask herself: Should she risk so much for a horse she may never find? This heartfelt YA novel by a highly regarded equestrian author will have young readers chomping at the bit for more.

Whirlwind: The Dreamhouse Kings Series, Book 5 (Dreamhouse Kings #5)

by Robert Liparulo

They've been to three worlds in less than a day. Time isn't just running out...it's running wild. David King is reeling from his travels through history-and the evil he's found there. The last thing he needs is his great-great-uncle Jesse's hospital-bed instructions: You can't simply do nothing. You must fix things. David and his brother Xander's search for their abducted mother has repeatedly led them on strange and terrifying journeys as they've stepped through the portals of the creepy old house and into some of history's most turbulant moments...and confronted an unimaginably bleak vision of the future. Now Jesse's words saddle them with an obligation to not only visit the past, but the need to rewrite it. Fulfilling their purpose will take everything they have, both mentally and physically. But they have no choice...because everything in the past-and the future-is on the line.

Whirlwind (Dreamhouse Kings #5)

by Robert Liparulo

David, Xander, and Toria King never know where the mysterious portals in their house will take them: past, present, or future. They've still got to find a way to bring their mother back and keep Taskidian from getting them out of the house.

The Whirlwind (Orca Books)

by Carol Matas

Ben flees Nazi Germany only to find himself in a battle for his life and his soul.

A Whirlwind Vacation

by Nancy Krulik

Katie can't wait to go on a European vacation with her family! She's so excited to see new things and learn how people in other countries live. But she realizes that traveling abroad is harder than she thought, especially when you don't speak another language! And to make matters worse, the magic wind appears four times--turning her into a Buckingham Palace guard, a flamenco dancer in Spain, a gondola driver in Venice, and an artist in Paris! Will Katie be able to handle this vacation chaos?! .

The Whisper (The\roar Ser. #2)

by Emma Clayton

Listen -- can you hear it? The explosive sequel to THE ROAR! From a whisper...to a scream! Telepathic twins Mika and Ellie at last are reunited. But if they're ever to free the brainwashed, microchipped child soldiers, they must pretend to play along with the tyrant Mal Gorman's maniacal plan, even as they mind-read his every evil thought. Members of an elite squadron of mutants, the brother and sister have specialized skills that will enable them to steal the top-secret formula for an age-reversing drug developed by rebel scientists on the wild side of The Wall. Juiced by these potent pills, the cadaver-like Gorman foresees a future in which he'll be forever young - released from the machinery that now supports him. Unless, that is, Ellie and Mika have a master plan of their own: to bring the all-powerful Gorman to his knees, and face-to-face with his greatest fear.

Whisper

by Fran Dobbie

WHISPER is a collection of stories about a very special friendship: between an Aboriginal girl called Edie, and a non-Aboriginal girl, Maggie. Edie lives with her grandmother, though she has been taught to call her 'Aunty Gwen'. There is no bitterness in Edie when she talks about her mother having left her: just a matter-of-fact 'Mum couldn?t cope'. While world of the stolen generation and adults is in the background for the girls, it's friendship that's important. Funny, sometimes sad, moving and uplifting, WHISPER, with its stories of Maggie, farm chores, mischief and the life of the imagination and of the spirit, will touch the hearts of all who read it.

Whisper

by Phoebe Kitanidis

I'd love a cup of coffee. . . . I wish she didn't hide how pretty she is. . . . I hope she didn't find out what Ben said about her. . . . I wish I knew how many calories were in a bite of muffin. . . . Joy is used to Hearing Whispers. She's used to walking down the street and instantly knowing people's deepest, darkest desires. She uses this talent for good-to make people happy and give them what they want. But for her older sister, Jessica, the family gift is a curse, and she uses it to make people's lives-especially Joy's-miserable. Still, when Joy Hears Jessica Whisper I want to kill my Hearing dead, and kill me too if that's what it takes, she knows she has to save her sister, even if it means deserting her friends, stealing a car, and running away with a boy she barely knows-a boy who may have a dark secret of his own. Whisper is an exhilarating debut novel from talented newcomer Phoebe Kitanidis.

Whisper

by Lynette Noni

For two and a half years, Subject 684 --- "Jane Doe" --- has been locked underground in a secret government facility, enduring tests and torture. In that time, she hasn't uttered a single word. Not even her real name. <p><p> Jane chooses to remain silent rather than risk losing control over the power within her. She alone knows what havoc her words can cause. <p> Then the authorities put her in the care of the mysterious Landon Ward, and Jane is surprised when he treats her like a person rather than a prisoner. Ward's protective nature causes her resolve to crack in spite of her best efforts to resist. <p> Just as Jane begins to trust him, though, a freak accident reveals the dangerous power she has concealed for years. <p> It also reveals that the government has been keeping secrets of its own. Now Jane's ability is at the heart of a sinister plot for vengeance, and she has to decide whom she will trust ... and whom she will help. <p> Well-known throughout her native Australia, Lynette Noni creates compelling stories that appeal to devoted fantasy fans and general-interest readers alike. This novel's extended metaphor about finding --- and controlling --- one's voice and power will resonate with teens attempting to do just that. The slow-simmering romance, richly imagined world and unexpected plot twists will hook readers from the very first page.

The Whisper (Riverman #2)

by Aaron Starmer

Twelve-year-old Alistair Cleary has washed up on shore. But where? It seems to be Aquavania, the magical realm where children create entire worlds from their imagination. There's something wrong, though. The creators have disappeared and the worlds are falling apart. All Alistair wants is to find his friend Fiona Loomis and go home. Easier said than done. Animals made of starlight, a megalomaniacal boy king, and astronauts who peddle riddles are hard enough to outwit, but they're only the beginning. To find Fiona, Alistair must travel from world to world. He must confront the mistakes of his past. And he must face countless monsters, including the soul-stealing stalker that some people call the Riverman, the merciless but misunderstood servant of Aquavania who refers to himself as the Whisper.

The Whisper

by Pamela Zagarenski

Step inside the pages of a little girl's magical book as she discovers the profound and inspiring notion that we each bring something different to the same story. Two-time Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski debuts as an author in this tender picture book about the joy of reading.

Whisper in the Dark

by Joseph Bruchac

Every monster can be overcome if you know the right way to go about it. Maddy has always loved scary stories, especially the spooky legends of her Native American ancestors. But that was before she heard about the Whisperer in the Dark, the most frightening legend of all. Now there's an icy voice at the other end of the phone and a chilling message left on Maddy's door. Suddenly this ancient tale is becoming just a bit too real. Once, twice, three times he's called out to her. Where will she be when he finally calls her name?

Whisper in the Dark

by Joseph Bruchac Sally Wern Comport

<P>Every monster can be overcome if you know the right way to go about it. <P>Maddy has always loved scary stories, especially the spooky legends of her Native American ancestors. <P>But that was before she heard about the Whisperer in the Dark, the most frightening legend of all. Now there's an icy voice at the other end of the phone and a chilling message left on Maddy's door. <P> Suddenly this ancient tale is becoming just a bit too real. Once, twice, three times he's called out to her. Where will she be when he finally calls her name?

Whisper of Death

by Christopher Pike

Five teenagers find themselves the only ones left in the world. Betty Sue, a girl who committed suicide, had written stories about each of them. Who was she? What was she?

A Whisper of Horses

by Zillah Bethell

Will she find the last horses on earth? Serendipity lives inside a walled city. Before her mother died, she gave Seren an old figurine of a horse. Horses no longer exist in Serendipity’s world, but when she discovers a map that may lead her to real horses, she starts on a journey that will take her far from everything she knows. Traveling with an orphan boy, Tab, and his beloved dog, she's soon on the run from a powerful and dangerous man who will do anything to make sure Serendipity never leaves the walled city again.Zillah Bethell’s middle-grade fiction debut A Whisper of Horses is original, breathtaking, adventurous, and moving. It is a story of friendship, perseverance, and resilience that readers won’t soon forget.

Whisper of Souls

by Michelle Zink

Before Prophecy of the Sisters, before Alice and Lia became pawns in the curse that turned sister against sister, the burden of the prophecy belonged to their mother, Adelaide. This is her story.Adelaide Milthorpe is losing her grip on sanity. She is a Gate-a human portal to the Otherworlds, destined to bring forth Samael, the most powerful demon of all time, and his Lost Souls. Prowling the halls of Birchwood Manor, Adelaide is haunted by the whispers of the otherworldly Souls, who seek to use her for entry into the real world, where they would wreak havoc and rule beside their leader, Samael, in chaos. Their pleas plague her, torture her, tempt her. Samael calls to her, his promise of peace in the Otherworlds increasingly difficult to resist. And the stakes are high, for if Adelaide gives in to his urgings, her two daughters will inherit the same curse, forcing them to make the same impossible choice as they, too, are cast in the roles of Guardian and Gate. In this novella that delves further into the Prophecy, Adelaide's struggle to reconcile her two worlds as she descends into madness will captivate fans of the Prophecy of the Sisters series and new readers alike.

A Whisper of Time

by Paula Downing King

She was found alone, lost in the stately ruins of an alien city. And when they hunted for the child's people, and found no clue that would lead them to the truth, they adopted her as humanity's first alien. Medoret grows up with the archaeologist who discovered her in her alien city, but dreams of her early years plague her, and as her curiosity grows, she begins to study the glyphs that were once carved into the stones of the alien ruins. Many mysteries of the alien land were waiting to be solved, and Medoret was determined to unravel every last one.

The Whisper Witch: The Secret Witch, The Whisper Witch, And The Bone Witch (The Witches of London Trilogy #2)

by Alyxandra Harvey

“Harvey keeps the romance and action flowing” in the second young adult fantasy romance about three young women whose witchcraft may save all of London (Kirkus Reviews). In Regency England, cousins Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope are all dealing with what it means to be a Lovegrove—part of a long line of witches who wield great magic, but who must also face great danger. As a Whisperer, Gretchen constantly hears the murmurs of other witches’ spells. And while this does help her to know when one of her own spells is going wrong, the assault on her magical senses makes it difficult to use her own gifts—especially when she’s additionally distracted by the cool-as-ice and devastatingly handsome Tobias Lawless. But while Gretchen tries to hide the truth and resolve her feelings for Tobias, London falls under an evil shadow. Only Gretchen and her cousins can stop a terrible sacrifice from unleashing an unspeakable darkness . . . With “a well-developed romance and a cliffhanger ending,” Alyxandra Harvey continues to cast a spell over anyone who loves a brilliant romantic fantasy (School Library Journal). The Whisper Witch is the 2nd book in the Witches of London Trilogy, which also includes The Secret Witch and The Bone Witch.

The Whisperer: A Nightmare Hall Thriller (Nightmare Hall #12)

by Diane Hoh

A mysterious blackmailer puts pressure on a cheating studentEveryone on campus hates Doctor Stark, the severe woman who seems to take sadistic pleasure from doling out D's and F's on her infamous chemistry exams. Never before has Shea had so much trouble in school, and never before has she considered something so awful as cheating, but this time she has no choice. Her scholarship is riding on the class, and losing the scholarship would ruin her. Shea sneaks into Stark's classroom and, terrified, makes a copy of tomorrow's exam. She thinks she's gotten away with it until the phone rings. The voice on the other end knows her secret, and promises to keep quiet if Shea follows certain instructions. As her lies overwhelm her, Shea learns that there is a much worse fate than getting a D. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Diane Hoh including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.

The Whisperer

by Fiona Mcintosh

In this adventurous retelling of The Prince and the Pauper, the lives of a runaway royal and a carnival worker become intertwined as each is compelled to fight for his life and family. Fans of The Sixty-Eight Rooms and Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy won't want to miss this. Lute is a prince, next in line to the throne. Griff is a poor carnival worker who does the heavy lifting while the malevolent ringmaster orders him about. But there's something special about Griff: he can hear the thoughts of everyone around him. And one day, he begins to connect with Lute's mind, even though they've never met and are miles apart. When Lute must run for his very life, Griff may be the only one who can help him. In a journey over land and sea, these heroes battle deadly foes and make unlikely allies, including a host of magical creatures and their caretaker, a bitter old dwarf, and a mysterious lady pirate. When the boys finally come together, they will learn they are connected in ways they could never have imagined, ways that may save them--or cost them both their lives.From the Hardcover edition.

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