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Ghosts

by Rhiannon Lassiter

The exhilarating final blast of the Hex trilogy, the laser-powered sci-fi thriller, by a talented young writer.The city is a dangerous place for Hexes. The security forces are on the alert for any sign of Hex activity-any sign of a mutant presence. The Hex gene will soon be extinct.But in the depths of the city, a powerful new force is taking shape. Led by the Hex Raven, a rabble army is planning a new future -- they're coming out of hiding. But the source of their strength, the computer system itself, harbors a devastating enemy....

Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska's WWII Invasion

by Samantha Seiple

Few know the story of the Japanese invasion of Alaska during World War II--until now. GHOSTS IN THE FOG is the first narrative nonfiction book for young adults to tell the riveting story of how the Japanese invaded and occupied the Aleutian Islands in Alaska during World War II. This fascinating little-known piece of American history is told from the point of view of the American civilians who were captured and taken prisoner, along with the American and Japanese soldiers who fought in one of the bloodiest battles of hand-to-hand combat during the war. Complete with more than 80 photographs throughout and first person accounts of this extraordinary event, GHOSTS IN THE FOG is sure to become a must-read for anyone interested in World War II and a perfect tie-in for the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Ghosts of the Great Lakes: More Than Mere Legend

by Megan Long

From the book: The Great Lakes have a colorful past that spans hundreds of years, stretches over thousands of miles... and sometimes crosses into the spirit world. Ghosts of the Great Lakes takes readers from the far eastern shores of Lake Ontario to western Lake Superior, revealing haunting and strange tales. These whispers from the other side, however, are based in history and fact. One lighthouse site hides the bones of a murdered keeper. Rapping sounds in a family home mark the beginning of the Spiritualist movement in North America. A bride has a premonition that her honeymoon ride will end in death... and soon after, the steamer she was on vanishes. Repeated sightings of ghost ships. Can these strange phenomena be attributed to the imagination? How can multiple sightings be explained away as mere tricks of light and fog? Read these, historical accounts of the Great Lakes' most fascinating ghost stories and judge for yourself. Where does fact end... and folklore begin?

The Giant, O'Brien

by Hilary Mantel

From the two-time Man Booker winner, the story of the 18th Century Irish giant, Charles O'Brien. Charles O'Brien, bard and giant. The cynical are moved by his flights of romance; the craven stirred by his tales of epic deeds. But what of his own story as he is led from Ireland to seek his fortune beyond the seas in England? The Surprising Irish Giant may be the sensation of the season but only his compatriots seem to attend to his mythic powers of invention. John Hunter, celebrated surgeon and anatomist, buys dead men from the gallows and babies' corpses by the inch. Where is a man as unique as The Giant to hide his bones when he is yet alive? The Giant, O' Brien is an unforgettable novel; lyrical, shocking and spliced with black comedy.

The Giant Rat of Sumatra (Hardy Boys Mystery Stories #143)

by Franklin W. Dixon

[From the back of the book: "The Hardy boys collaborating on a case with Sherlock Holmes? Well, almost. A new musical play based on the legendary detective is coming to Bayport. It's called The Giant Rat of Sumatra, and Joe has joined the cast. There's singing! There's dancing! and there's sabotage? Someone's determined to bring down the house before the curtain goes up. Part of the set crashes to the stage. Death threats are painted on the walls. Stage props are transformed into sinister weapons. And if Frank and Joe don't catch the villain of the piece, the climax could be crushing!" Check out Bookshare for over 200 more adventures with the Hardy boys including #137, High-Speed Showdown about a high stakes speed boat race.

Gift

by Andrea J. Buchanan

Daisy has an electrifying secret that could save her life--or kill herHigh school sophomore Daisy Jones is just trying to get by unnoticed. It doesn't help that she's the new girl at school, lives in a trailer park, and doesn't even own a cell phone. But there's a good reason for all that: Daisy has a secret, unpredictable power--one only her best friend, Danielle, knows about. Despite her "gift" (or is it a curse?), Daisy's doing a good job of fitting in, and a gorgeous senior named Kevin even seems interested in her! But when Daisy tries to help Vivi, a mysterious classmate in a crisis, she soon discovers that her new friend has a secret of her own. Now Daisy and her friends must deal with chilling dreams and messages from the beyond. Can Daisy channel the power she's always tried to hide, before it's too late? Extra features include:* A short graphic novel telling Vivi's story* Danielle's journal, revealing her deepest thoughts * Lyrics and video links for Kevin's music (songs composed by Fredrik Larsson, otherwise known as YouTube sensation FreddeGredde)

A Gift of Magic

by Lois Duncan

When the old woman died, she left each of her grandchildren something very special. For Kirby, the gift of dance. For Brendon, the gift of music. And for Nancy, the most extraordinary gift of all . . . the gift of magic.

The Gift (Witch & Wizard #2)

by James Patterson Ned Rust

When Whit & Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order. But the One has other plans in store for them: He needs Wisty, for she is "The One Who Has the Gift. " While trying to figure out what that means, Whit and Wisty's suspenseful adventures through Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion: the highly-anticipated fulfillment of the heart-pounding opening prologue of book one. . . The Execution of the Allgoods.

Girl Defective

by Henry Beer Simmone Howell

In the tradition of High Fidelity and Empire Records, this is the literary soundtrack to Skylark Martin's strange, mysterious, and extraordinary summer.This is the story of a wild girl and a ghost girl; a boy who knew nothing and a boy who thought he knew everything. It's a story about Skylark Martin, who lives with her father and brother in a vintage record shop and is trying to find her place in the world. It's about ten-year-old Super Agent Gully and his case of a lifetime. And about beautiful, reckless, sharp-as-knives Nancy. It's about tragi-hot Luke, and just-plain-tragic Mia Casey. It's about the dark underbelly of a curious neighborhood. It's about summer, and weirdness, and mystery, and music. And it's about life and death and grief and romance. All the good stuff.

The Girl from the Well

by Rin Chupeco

I am where dead children go. Okiku is a lonely soul. She has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the spirits of the murdered-dead. Once a victim herself, she now takes the lives of killers with the vengeance they're due. But releasing innocent ghosts from their ethereal tethers does not bring Okiku peace. Still she drifts on.Such is her existence, until she meets Tark. Evil writhes beneath the moody teen's skin, trapped by a series of intricate tattoos. While his neighbors fear him, Okiku knows the boy is not a monster. Tark needs to be freed from the malevolence that clings to him. There's just one problem: if the demon dies, so does its host.

The Girl from the Well

by Rin Chupeco

I am where dead children go. Okiku is a lonely soul. She has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the spirits of the murdered-dead. Once a victim herself, she now takes the lives of killers with the vengeance they're due. But releasing innocent ghosts from their ethereal tethers does not bring Okiku peace. Still she drifts on.Such is her existence, until she meets Tark. Evil writhes beneath the moody teen's skin, trapped by a series of intricate tattoos. While his neighbors fear him, Okiku knows the boy is not a monster. Tark needs to be freed from the malevolence that clings to him. There's just one problem: if the demon dies, so does its host.

Girl in the Arena

by Lise Haines

In Massachusetts, eighteen-year-old Lyn, who has grown up in the public eye as the daughter of seven gladiators, wants nothing less than to follow her mother's path, but her only way of avoiding marriage to the warrior who killed her last stepfather may be to face him in the arena.

A Girl Named Summer

by Julie Garwood

Julie Garwood's tales always sparkle with the magic that comes from falling in love. Now her talent shines brighter than ever in an unforgettable tale about young love meant especially for younger readers. Summer never meant to lie. She just wanted to keep the most perfect guy she ever met interested in her. She had been surprised when David began hanging out with her every day. . . and dizzy with happiness when he kissed her. David seemed to like her unconventional Irish family, even her eccentric Grandpa. Everything was going great -- until Ann entered the picture. She collected boys like trophies. How could Summer compete with someone like that? Before she knew it, Summer was boasting to David about her passion for long-distance running. She never dreamed he'd enter them in a six-mile race. Summer dreaded the moment when he would discover the truth: she couldn't run six blocks. And the flirtatious Ann was already working on David. Then Summer's Grandpa came up with a plan that was just crazy enough to save the day. . . .

The Girl Next Door

by Selene Castrovilla

As seventeen-year-old Sam desperately tries to help her best friend and neighbor Jesse through aggressive treatments for a rare and usually fatal form of cancer, they find themselves falling deeply in love.

Girl of Kosovo

by Alice Mead

ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD ZANA enjoys her village life in Kosovo, even though she never feels entirely safe. Her family are Kosovo- __ born Albanians who are ruled by the Serbian police and army. The Serbs want to destroy anyone who fights for an independent Kosovo. When bombs explode around Zana's village, her world fills with terror and tragedy. Still, she remembers her father's words: "Don't let them fill your heart with hate." But the words are hard to recall when those who were her friends have become her enemies.

Girl Overboard

by Justina Chen

Everybody thinks Syrah is the golden girl. After all, her father is Ethan Cheng, billionaire, and she has everything any kid could possibly desire: a waterfront mansion, jet plane, and custom-designed snowboards. But most of what glitters in her life is fool's gold. Her half-siblings hate her, her best friend's girlfriend is ruining their friendship, and her own so-called boyfriend is only after her for her father's name. When her broken heart results in a snowboarding accident that exiles her from the mountains-the one place where she feels free and accepted for who she is, not what she has-can Syrah rehab both her busted-up knee, and her broken heart? Justina Chen Headley writes with an engaging wit and a powerful, distinct voice. Her first novel, Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies) was a Border's Original Voices nominee, a Book Sense pick, and received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly: "Headley makes an impressive debut with this witty, intimate novel."

Girl Overboard

by Aimee Ferris

Marina joins a group of international teens for a semester at sea in the Caribbean, learning about marine life and resolving some issues about her relationships and her future.

Girl Power

by Hillary Carlip

"In this extraordinary book you will discover the secrets and deepest needs of girls from all across the country - the thoughts, the fears, and the dreams of girls between the ages of thirteen and nineteen. You will hear from teen mothers and beauty queens, girl rappers and farm girls, surfers and sorority sisters. Theirs are voices that have too long gone unheard and unheeded, silenced and ignored. And now in this stunning collection they dare to reveal the things that will change your preconceptions and touch your heart."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her

by Melanie Rehak

This volume reveals that the many mysteries solved by Nancy Drew, the brainchild of children story mogul Edward Stratemeyer, were written by two women who published under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. Working from correspondence, articles, and other archival materials, Rehak recreates the lives and careers of Stratemeyer, his daughter Harriet, and writer Mildred Wirt Benson, in an engaging book that grown Nancy Drew fans will enjoy. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

The Girl Who Kissed a Lie

by Skylar Dorset

"Romantic, suspenseful and witty all at once -- ALICE IN WONDERLAND meets NEVERWHERE." - Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of the Evernight series on The Girl Who Never WasDon't miss this enchanting prequel to the exciting summer debut of The Girl Who Never Was. Before the enchantment breaks, Selkie thinks she's just an average teenage girl...It's the beginning of summer vacation, and everyone at Selkie Stewart's Boston high school is excited. Except for Selkie, who sees herself standing at the edge of an abyss of Nothing To Do. Selkie doesn't want to spend her summer scouring the kitchen for gnomes with her crazy aunts or mooning over the enigmatic boy on Boston Common. So instead Selkie goes in search of a job. What she finds is a new best friend, a cute boy who might be more than he seems, and even more question about her mother and her past -- and a sense that Selkie's adventures are just beginning.

The Girl Who Never Was

by Skylar Dorset

"Romantic, suspenseful, and witty all at once--Alice in Wonderland meets Neverwhere."--Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of the Evernight series"Today is my birthday."In Selkie's family, you don't celebrate birthdays. You don't talk about birthdays. And you never, ever reveal your birth date."Until now.The instant Selkie blurts out the truth to Ben in the middle of Boston Common, her whole world shatters. Because her life has been nothing but a lie--an elaborate enchantment meant to conceal the truth: Selkie is a half-faerie princess.And her mother wants her dead.

The Girls' Book of Success: Winning Wisdom Tales of Triumph, Celebrity Advice, and More

by Catherine Dee Ali Douglass

A collection of true stories, quotations, poems, and personal advice on how to set and achieve goals, divided into such categories as self-confidence, perseverance, leadership, and a winning image.

A Girl's Guide to Fitting in Fitness

by Erin Whitehead Jennipher Walters

Whether you're the MVP of your basketball team, an occasional jogger, or a self-acknowledged couch potato,The Girl's Guide to Fitting in Fitnesshas practical advice that you can really use. The book is organized just like a typical teenager's school week, and shows how easy it is to wake up earlier and sharper (using yoga and relaxation techniques), eat healthier foods, and use the little in-between moments of your day--like the commute to school, or the time between classes--to incorporate a little bit of physical activity that will make a big difference. Additionally, the book includes: Sample workouts for the morning, the school day, and the summer and weekends Sidebars packed with special advice, information, and tips for healthier living Quotes from other teens about how they fit fitness in Illustrations for all of the workouts and advice In this fun and practical guide, the writing duo behind FitBottomedGirls. com offers a real-world teen guide that's sure to help even the most devoted TV-addict lead a fitter, healthier, and happier life--without the need for a gym or fancy exercise equipment.

Girls Like Us

by Gail Giles

A 2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner<P><P> With gentle humor and unflinching realism, Gail Giles tells the gritty, ultimately hopeful story of two special ed teenagers entering the adult world. <P> We understand stuff. We just learn it slow. And most of what we understand is that people what ain't Speddies think we too stupid to get out our own way. And that makes me mad. <P> Quincy and Biddy are both graduates of their high school's special ed program, but they couldn't be more different: suspicious Quincy faces the world with her fists up, while gentle Biddy is frightened to step outside her front door. When they're thrown together as roommates in their first "real world" apartment, it initially seems to be an uneasy fit. But as Biddy's past resurfaces and Quincy faces a harrowing experience that no one should have to go through alone, the two of them realize that they might have more in common than they thought -- and more important, that they might be able to help each other move forward.<P> Hard-hitting and compassionate, Girls Like Us is a story about growing up in a world that can be cruel, and finding the strength -- and the support -- to carry on.

Girls on Film (A-List Novel #2)

by Zoey Dean

Girls on Film is the wickedly funny sequel to the bestselling A-List that takes readers behind the scenes of the intoxicating world of Hollywood glitterati. Seventeen year-old Upper East Side blueblood Anna ('pronounced Aaaanah') Percy has moved from posh Manhattan to the even more posh Beverly Hills, California, where she's living with her estranged dad for the rest of the school year while her mother travels to Europe with a friend. Girls on Film begins with Anna's feeling empowered after telling Ben to take a hike. He, however, continues to pursue her - refusing to go back to Princeton without a reconciliation. Anna's just not sure if she buys his New Year's cover story: that he was helping out a celebrity friend who nearly drank herself to death. In the meantime, Anna wonders if she and Adam have any chemistry. Anna also bonds with Sam, and after mentioning Ben's New Year's alibi, the girls try to guess the identity of the mysterious alcoholic celebrity. The list of suspects is a veritable who's who of A-List actresses. Sam invites Anna to a desert spa weekend where, in a climactic finish, we find out whether Dee is actually pregnant with Ben's baby, how Sam resolves her romantic feelings for Anna and, most importantly, whether Ben was acting with pure intentions when he left Anna alone on his boat. The fast times of Beverly Hills most beautiful and glamorous people drive the page-turning action of this irresistible, stylishly written novel.

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