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With keen insight into teenage life, Ellen Wittlinger delivers a story of adolescence that is fierce and funny -- and ultimately transforming -- even as it explores the pain of growing up.Since his parents' divorce, John's mother hasn't touched him, her new fiancÉ wants them to move away, and his father would rather be anywhere than at Friday night dinner with his son. It's no wonder John writes articles like "Interview with the Stepfather" and "Memoirs from Hell." The only release he finds is in homemade zines like the amazing Escape Velocity by Marisol, a self-proclaimed "Puerto Rican Cuban Yankee Lesbian." Haning around the Boston Tower Records for the new issue of Escape Velocity, John meets Marisol and a hard love is born. While at first their friendship is based on zines, dysfuntional families, and dreams of escape, soon both John and Marisol begin to shed their protective shells. Unfortunately, John mistakes this growing intimacy for love, and a disastrous date to his junior prom leaves that friendship in ruins. Desperately hoping to fix things, John convinces Marisol to come with him to a zine conference on Cape Cod. On the sandy beaches by the Bluefish Wharf Inn, John realizes just how hard love can be.
It's time to party, and everyone on campus is playing games. What's with Emmet, anyway? Eileen just can't seem to figure the guy out. Great-looking, fun to be with, but just when the going is good, he's sure to say or do something guaranteed to kill the mood. And talking about awkward, the only thing Stephanie likes about her job is her manager, and she likes him a lot! Problem is, he may be running a major scam on the side. Maybe Nancy can get to the bottom of it... if she can find the time. She's got her hands full, running a scam of her own -- on Jake! One of his articles has been picked up by the Chicago Daily Herald and Nancy's planning a celebration. It'll involve secrecy, deception, maybe even a bit of melodrama, but if it works, it'll be a night Jake will never forget.
Retired FBI Special Agent William F. Flynn provides young would-be detectives with tips on how to investigate cases just like the Hardy Boys. Includes information on crime solving techniques and how investigations are conducted.
A young boy spends his tenth summer on his aunt and uncle's farm, where he is constantly involved in crazy escapades with his cousin Harris. "On the Larson farm, readers will experience hearts as large as farmers' appetites, humor as broad as the country landscape and adventures as wild as boyhood imaginations. All this adds up to a hearty helping of old-fashioned, rip-roaring entertainment."--Publishers Weekly
Second in the Harry Potter series, this book sees Harry and his friends hear a rumour about a chamber of secrets, holding unknown horrors to wizards of Muggle parentage.
Sequel to Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone. Harry, Ron and Hermione have returned to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their second year. Soon the threesome are immersed in the daily round of potions, herbology, charms, defence against the dark arts and quid ditch But then horrible things start happening. Harry hears evil voices. Sinister messages appear on the wall. But nothing can prepare the three friends for what happens next.
Harry hears rumors that Voldemort is gathering an army, that he himself could be attacked but strangely his friends are keeping him in the dark.Later when he is rescued by wizard bodyguards, he discovers that Dumbledore is regrouping the Order of the Phoenix -- a secret society first formed years ago to fight Voldemort.
This fantasy novel is about a boy who discovers that he is a wizard and subsequently his magical legacy.In his new wizard school, Harry meets new friends and learns about the wizard lifestyle; its rules and regulations.
Harry Potter is a very unusual boy. He cant wait to get back to school after the summer holidays! But that's not the only unusual thing about Harry; Harry's school is Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and Harry is a wizard!<P><P> When Harry, along with his best friends Ron and Hermione, go back for their third year at Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose, and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school... A brilliant new story featuring Harry and his friends, sequel to the award-winning Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Sabrina would just love to zap Libby Chessler clear to the next galaxy... but then, what else is new? After all the work Sabrina has put into planning the Harvest Moon dance, Libby is trying to step in and take over. So what if a hip TV station is doing a news feature starring Libby? And so what if she's gotten the station to donate funds for the dance? Does that give her the right to run the whole show? Just about everyone seems to thinks so. Even Harvey is bewitched by Libby, the TV star! But Sabrina isn't giving up yet. After all, she's got Magic on her side. What could possibly go wrong?
Years ago, Clara survived a vicious bear attack. She's used to getting sympathetic looks around town, but meeting strangers is a different story. Yet her dreams go far beyond Knik, Alaska, and now she's got a secret that's both thrilling and terrifying--an acceptance letter from Columbia University. But it turns out her scars aren't as fixable as she hoped, and when her boyfriend begins to press for a forever commitment, she has second thoughts about New York. Then Rhodes, a student teacher in her English class, forces her to acknowledge her writing talent, and everything becomes even more confusing--especially with the feelings she's starting to have about him. Now all Clara wants to do is hide from the tough choices she has to make. When her world comes crashing down around her, Clara has to confront her problems and find her way to a decision. Will she choose the life of her dreams or the life that someone she loves has chosen? Which choice is scarier?
This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared--and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor.<p><p> Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present--and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent's divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair--it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.
Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets.Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.
Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle's homesteading claim.<P><P> For years, sixteen-year-old Hattie's been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle's homestead claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought and blizzards. Despite many hardships, Hattie forges ahead, sharing her adventures with her friends--especially Charlie, fighting in France--through letters and articles for her hometown paper.<P> Her backbreaking quest for a home is lightened by her neighbors, the Muellers. But she feels threatened by pressure to be a "Loyal" American, forbidding friendships with folks of German descent. Despite everything, Hattie's determined to stay until a tragedy causes her to discover the true meaning of home.<P> Newbery Honor book
Chet's uncle recruits Chet and the Hardys to look into the theft of some paintings from the art school where he works. It turns out the paintings stolen were all made by the same painter. Legend says that a clue to a secret treasure hidden at the nearby fort is concealed within one of the paintings. Can Frank and Joe find the clue in the right painting before it too goes missing?
REALITY? I'd give it a C-. That's what fifteen year old Judith Ellis thinks, anyway. Reality is her former best friend not talking to her this year. Reality is her dad living three thousand miles away. Reality is what happened outside 158 West Seventy-first Street, New York City. To Judith, fantasy rules. Particularly in the Game, which she plays online with a bunch of strangers she knows only as the Witch, the Drunken Warrior, and Irgan the Head Case. In the gaming world it's strictly alternative i...
Taylor is calm, cool, collected, and ferocious on the basketball court. A total all-star. Not so much in real life. She may be tall, gorgeous, and an incredible catch, but just try telling her that! And lately, Taylor doesn't know which way to turn: The summer showcase game is almost here. Her BFF Hannah roped her into a fashion show (eek!). And she can't decide between Zach-the super-popular, super-tall, super-off-limits basketball dynamo-and Matt-the sweet boy from her math class (who may just be dating her BFF's older sister). It's enough to make any girl's head spin! Can Taylor strike a pose, land the boy of her dreams, and win the game?
Snobby Bruce Patman has always considered himself number one and has a Black Porsche and ego to match. He meets and falls in love with a hearing impaired girl named Regina Morrow. She's shy, and loves Bruce too. Regina is thinking of going to Switzerland to restore her hearing, and meets another post-hearing impaired student named Donald.
This book is a comprehensive health guide containing a lot of learning materials on topics covering Mental and Emotional Health, Family and Social Health, Growth and Development, Nutrition, Personal Health and Physical Activity, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Communicable and Chronic Diseases, Consumer and Community Health and Environmental Health, Injury Prevention and Safety.
In this book you get to learn about the health skills, types of health, growth & development, nutrition, personal safety and much more.
Develops the skills your students will need for a career in health care! Glencoe's Health Care Science Technology: Career Foundations is written to address the National Health Care Skills Standards. It covers general skills such as teamwork and communication, as well as skills required for specific jobs with the career pathways. This text helps your students build a solid foundation for success, no matter which health care career they choose!
Provide your junior-high (Health Level I) or senior high (Health Level II) with an understanding of the basic needs of the human body. Help him learn to promote his health physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially, includes the additional notes and activities required to teach Level II Health. The student text covers a variety of topics including nutrition, exercise, personal hygiene, safety, and disease.
Making Life Choices is What Good Health is All About! Health: Making Life Choicesgives students the important decision-making skills and information they need to promote their own good health. It teaches the self-responsibility and skills needed to allow students to make wise lifestyle choices--the key to living a long and happy life. Topics include: Family Life, Dealing with Conflicts, Alternative Therapies, The Environment and Your Health, Teenagers and Violence, and Refusal Skills.
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