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40 Short Stories, part of the highly successful Bedford/St. Martin's portable series of anthologies and guides, continues to offer a balanced mix of classic and contemporary short fiction for a low price. Editorial features -- such as instruction on how to write about fiction and a glossary of literary terms -- are located in the back of the book so the focus can remain on the stories. The stories themselves are arranged chronologically to help students trace the evolution of the short story genre. This book's small size, low price, and versatility make it the perfect anthology for a variety of classes, including introduction to fiction, composition, creative writing, or introduction to literature.
In his first book for young adults, bestselling author Walter Mosley weaves historical and speculative fiction into a powerful narrative about the nature of freedom. 47 is a young slave boy living under the watchful eye of a brutal slave master. His life seems doomed until he meets a mysterious runaway slave, Tall John. 47 soon finds himself swept up in an otherworldly battle and a personal struggle for his own liberation.
"50 Essays: A Portable Anthology" directly addresses students' and instructors' concerns that composition readers are too expensive and too large. "50 Essays" meets the needs of a wide variety of classrooms. The carefully chosen table of contents presents enough familiarity to reassure instructors, enough novelty to keep things interesting, and enough variety to accommodate many different teaching needs. The editorial apparatus has been designed to support that variety of needs without being intrusive.
The Infinite Sea is the hugely anticipated follow-up to the phenomenal - and bestselling - The 5th Wave by Carnegie-shortlisted Rick Yancey and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2014. 'Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances . . . JUST READ IT' Entertainment WeeklyTHE 1st WAVETook out half a million people. THE 2nd WAVEPut that number to shame. THE 3rd WAVELasted a little longer. Twelve weeks . . . Four billion dead. IN THE 4th WAVE,You can't trust that people are still people. AND THE 5th WAVE?No one knows. But it's coming. For Cassie Sullivan and the rest of Earth's remaining human survivors, the situation was already desperate when the 5th Wave hit. It's about to get worse. No one yet knows the depths to which Earth's conquerors - the Others - will sink in order to rid the Earth of the human infestation, nor have they guessed the heights to which the human spirit can reach. Characters introduced in Book One will come to the fore - and others will face the ultimate test. www. The5thWaveIsComing. com Praise for The 5th Wave:'WILDLY ENTERTAINING. . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough' Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review'The next HIT' Daily Mail'Nothing short of AMAZING' Kirkus (starred review)'CHILLING' Sun'The pace is RELENTLESS' Heat'A modern sci-fi MASTERPIECE. . . ' USA Today'ACTION-PACKED' MTV. com'This book's SCARY!' Teen Now (5 starred review)'This is DAMN and WOW territory. Quite simply, one of the best books I've read in years. ' Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author. '. . . a twisty survival story that borrows elements from romance, horror and dystopian fiction' Wall Street Journal'Breathtakingly fast-paced and original, The 5th Wave is a reading tsunami that grabs hold and won't let go. ' Melissa De La Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series. 'An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting' Bookseller'Heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises . . . a sure thing for reviewers and readers alike. ' Booklist (starred review)'A gripping SF trilogy about an Earth decimated by an alien invasion. . . the question of what it means to be human is at the forefront' Publishers WeeklyAbout the author:Rick Yancey (www. rickyancey. com) is the author of several adult novels and the memoir Confessions of a Tax Collector. His first young-adult novel, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal. In 2010, his novel, The Monstrumologist, received Michael L. Printz Honor, and the sequel, The Curse of the Wendigo, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."--Entertainment Weekly (Grade A) The Passage meets Ender's Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother--or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. "Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."--Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review "A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . . should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires."--USAToday.com
The phenomenal bestselling author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" provides in-depth guidance and practical solutions to six major challenges every teenager faces.
Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens will engage teenagers unlike any other book.An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, grandparents, and any adult who influences young people, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is destined to become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond.
College is about way more than just frats and finals: It's also a time when students can learn new skills, encounter different cultures, test out potential careers, and take a stab at something new just because it sounds cool. And in order to leave college a better, smarter, and more interesting person than you were when you started out, all you need is an open mind, a willing spirit, and (of course) this book! The 77 entries included here cover everything from negotiating the terms of an apartment rental to attending a school-sponsored lecture event to hosting a movie marathon - and supplemental sidebars provide bonus tips for doing everything cheaply and well. (Oh, but remember: The most important thing to do? Graduate!)
Written by best-selling author and instructor Jean Andrews, this edition maps fully to CompTIA's new 2006 A+ Exam objectives. This full-color guide is designed to be the most complete, step-by-step book available for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware and software. Video clips are available on the accompanying CD so readers can watch the author bring concepts and technical topics to life via live demonstrations.
Written by best-selling PC repair author and educator Jean Andrews, the seventh edition of A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC maps fully to CompTIA's 2009 A+ Exam objectives. This full-color guide is the most complete, step-by-step book available for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware and software. At the same time, it prepares readers to successfully pass the A+ 220-701 and 220-702 exams. The new edition is formatted to support any teaching or learning style and course format, featuring an essentials-to-practical organization within each chapter and inclusion of tabs distinguishing exam content. Further content and live demonstrations with Jean Andrews are available on the accompanying CD, making this new edition a total solution for PC repair.
This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ GUIDE TO MANAGING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PC closely integrates the CompTIAA+ Exam objectives to prepare you for the 220-801 and 220-802 certification exams. The new Eighth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage you to learn by doing. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning--including innovative tools, interactive exercises and activities, and online study guides--this proven text offers an ideal way to prepare you for success as a professional PC repair technician.
Sam Sharpe, Cammie Sheppard and Anna Percy were the most glamorous faces of Young Hollywood. But times change, people move on, and Hollywood is fickle. Yesterday's star is today's extra, and it's a whole new year at Beverly Hills High--and there's a fresh cast of A-Listers ready to become the toast of Tinseltown. A-List: Hollywood Royalty is the newest guilty pleasure in the witty and risque series that takes readers behind the scenes of the Hollywood glitterati. The A-List and its New York Times bestselling sequels are full of unforgettable stories about the fast times of Beverly Hills' most beautiful and glamorous people. Welcome to the new generation of A-List class.
Starlet Amelie Adams's new movie is being shot on location--at Beverly Hills High. But the drama on-screen is nothing compared to what's happening off-screen. Lights, camera, deception!
Flor enjoyed her two-week trip to Mexico, though she's glad to be back at school. But when she tries to pull her homework out of her backpack, she's shocked to feel a cold hand clutching hers.
Aaron lets go and gets into a fight with Lucas at Ben's party because he's so desperate to win Claire's love again but the wrong person gets punched out. Everything had been perfect until his mistake of spending Valentine's night with Kate. But now Claire has made her decision not to forgive him and it looks as if nothing will change her mind. Nina is flirting with Jake, eating junk food and ordering exercise equipment from TV because Ben, who is still brooding after his surgery didn't restore his sight, has broken up with her. Lara, has become Ben's new reader and he finds he likes spending time with her. Jake, struggling not to drink any more, is without a girlfriend. David is irritating Aisha so much she can't concentrate on studying to win the science scholarship. For the teens on Chatham Island, finding and keeping the right girlfriend or boyfriend is next to impossible! Read all of the 28 books in the Making Out Series available From Bookshare, including: #1 Zoey Fools Around, #2 Jake Finds Out, #3 Nina Won't Tell, #4 Ben's In Love, #5 Claire Gets Caught, #6 What Zoey Saw, #7 Lucas Gets Hurt, #8 Aisha Goes Wild, #9 Zoey Plays Games, #10 Nina Shapes Up, #11 Ben Takes A Chance, #12 Claire Can't Lose, #13 Don't tell Zoey, #15 Who Loves Kate?, #16 Lara Gets Even, #17 Two Timing Aisha, #18 Zoey Speaks Out, #19 Kate Finds Love, #20 Never Trust Lara, #21 Trouble with Aaron, #22 Always Loving Zoey, #24 Now Zoey's Alone, #25 Don't Forget Lara, #26 Zoey's Broken Heart, #27 Falling for Claire, and last, #28 Zoey Comes Home.
Jennie McGrady barely has time to do her homework, much less read the school newspaper. But when an article announces that her classmate Annie Phillips was a trash-can baby, Jennie takes notice. Who would publish such horrible news? And in the wake of the recent murders of vocal pro-life advocates, Jennie wonders if there could be a connection. Annie Phillips didn't even know she was adopted, so learning she'd been abandoned in a trash bin sends her reeling. Unable to face her family and friends, and unsure of who she is anymore, Annie disappears. Everyone believes she's run away, but Jennie knows that Annie suspects she was being followed ... Debra Noble is the first television reporter on the scene when Annie disappears. Her motives seem to go beyond those of a journalist, though, and Jennie suspects Debra knows something of Annie's past. Does she know where Annie is? A tangled web surrounds a baby's birth ... Abandoned
This book is a service project of the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling. Its chapters draw on the collective knowledge, experience and expertise of admission and guidance professionals who have helped thousands of high school students make a successful transition to college.
Parker Stanhope has played soccer practically since she could walk. And now that she's a high school junior, everything she's worked for is finally coming together. She's paid her dues on the field, and as an upperclassman, she's a shoo-in for the varsity team. But that's not what happens. This year, Coach Hartley moved up every JV player but two--and one of those two was Parker. Now, she's stuck with the freshmen, her friends are cutting her loose, and her love of the game is seriously beginning to fail. But Parker is determined to get her life back. She has to get on the varsity team, and she has the perfect plan. All she needs now is the right kind of coach. Tina Ferraro lives in southern California. You can visit her online at www. tinaferraro. com. From the Trade Paperback edition.
While growing in confidence as a photographer, 18-year-old Jessie Ann Gaebele's personal life is at a crossroads. But even a job she loves can't keep painful memories from seeping into her heart when the shadows of a forbidden love threaten to darken the portrait of her life.
Maybe (short for Maybelline, her mother's favorite mascara brand) wears oversize men's T-shirts, uses lots of black eye makeup, and rejects everything girly--which is probably a reaction to her mother's charm school and impending seventh marriage. This latest husband-to-be is the worst yet, and when he attempts to rape Maybe (in a scene that is realistic but not explicit), she and her friend Ted decide to join their buddy Hollywood when he moves to California for film school. Maybe's stated goal is finding her biological father, but as she runs out of money and hope, that goal changes to finding herself. Despite the heavy topics, this is a breezy read populated with friendly characters and sunny serendipity: Maybe is welcomed into the home of an ex-stepdad, Ted, finds work as an assistant to a movie star, and Hollywood aces his first film. When your starving protagonist spends her only five dollars on eyeliner, the intended audience is obvious; for those readers, Maybe's ugly duckling-type transformation will be predictable but pleasing. Grades 7-10.
Grade 6-9-Sixteen-year-old Steven relishes square dancing, drools over his male health teacher's musculature, and keeps a stash of International Male catalogs underneath his bed, but is determined that he is absolutely, positively not gay. In an eager crack to prove his heterosexuality, he futilely attempts to buy a Playboy magazine, tries mingling with the meathead jocks at lunch, and embarks on a series of disastrous dates with girls from his class. From the outset, it's obvious that Larochelle's first novel is mostly lighthearted laughs as Steven tries to rid himself of deviant sexual behavior (as explained in an ancient teen sexuality book he borrowed from the library). When he finally does own up to his shortcomings as a heterosexual, he decides to out himself to his best friend, Rachel, who is relieved that he has finally told her and blabs the news to her entire family while urging him to form a gay-straight alliance in his high school the following day. Even though the good-natured humor does cloud the book's overall sense of reality at times, Larochelle's eye-opening and accurate portrayal of Steven's coming out will ring optimistically true for many teens and their friends who are struggling with sexuality issues. And it's the delivery of his outing, coated in a healthy dose of hilarity, that makes Absolutely, Positively Not a fast-paced, funny, and frivolously frank read
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