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Fast Track to a 5: Preparing for the AP* United States Government & Politics Examination: To Accompany American Government: Institutions and Policies, 12th and 13th Editionsby Karen K. Waples David G. Benson
The Fat Boy Chronicles brings to life the pain and isolation felt by many overweight teenagers as they try to find their way in a world obsessed with outward beauty.
Fourteen-year-old Jimmy Kelly is Fat Boy Fat, the largest kid in his Scottish community, who's made to feel useless at everything. Only his family knows he's a whiz in the kitchen, and Jimmy is determined to keep it that way.
"I'm fully capable of taking my own dignity. But no one else is going to take it."Gabe is having a tough week. Normally the funny kid at the lunch table, he's on edge from trying to kick his soda addiction and ditch his long-standing nickname, "Chunk." So when news breaks that his beloved marching band camp has been cancelled due to lack of funding, he's furious. What makes him even madder? The school's vending machine money--which had previous been collected by the band--is now sponsoring the new cheer squad.The war is ON. And Gabe is leading the charge. No one will be safe from the Geekers' odd brand of wrath: not the principal, the band teacher, the local newspaper, and certainly not the cheerleaders and their jock boyfriends. Like the saying goes, it isn't over until the fat boy sings...
It's the summer of drinking and driving, disco and diets, fake IDs and geology, and fat 17-year-old Char is wondering if she is animal, vegetable, or mineral. What does it mean when your best friend French-braids your hair, kisses you on the lips, and leaves town? Char gets a summer job in a nursing home, and meets people with bodies and abilities as various as the textures of the rocks her friend Felice collects. Fat Girl Dances with Rocks is a novel about the many shapes of beauty: the fold of a belly, the green swelling of seedlings, the sharp edges of granite, obsidian, and flint. Fat Girl Dances with Rocks is a coming of age story. It is a coming out story, and for Char, it is a story of coming into her own body - all the way to the edges of her skin.
Trapped by a vampire in an attic tower, six friends are forced to make a fatal choiceThere is a creepy, shuttered attic tower in the town's run-down, old, abandoned mansion, and it's the perfect place to have a spooky party. At least, that's what Randy thinks when he invites his five friends for a night of scary fun. But the night gets more terrifying than anyone anticipated when Roxanne feels a long sharp fingernail brushing her bare neck, with no one near enough to touch her. Then Randy sees a shadow gathering--a cape without a person inside. Lacey immediately senses the presence of a vampire in the tower. She doesn't understand how, but she knows it in her bones, in her soul, as if from another life in an ancient time: Vampire. In the chilling finale to Caroline B. Cooney's Vampire's Promise trilogy, six friends are trapped in a nightmare, and are forced to make a terrible choice. Only five may leave--and one must stay behind to face the vampire alone. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Public health care is one of the most important issues in America today. Now Robin Cook, the bestselling master of medical suspense, confronts this controversial subject with an all-too-possible scenario as powerful--and terrifying--as his groundbreaking blockbuster, Coma...With its state-of-the-art facility and peaceful Vermont setting, the Bartlet Community Hospital seemed like a dream come true. It offered doctors David and Angela Wilson new career opportunities, a chance to work within an enlightened system of "Managed care" --and a perfect place to raise their daughter, who suffered from cystic fibrosis. But then, one by one, their dreams turned to nightmares. And day by day, their patients began to die...
In the early 1900s, when typhoid fever was killing tens of thousands of Americans each year, Mary Mallon was employed as a cook by several well-to-do New York families. When some members of these households developed the disease, suspicion turned to Mary. Did she have anything to do with the spread of the deadly bacteria? Here is the gripping, true story of Typhoid Mary; the epidemiologist who discovered her trail of infection; and the health department that decided her fate. Fatal Fever will keep readers on the edges of their seats as they wonder what will happen next. Award-winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow brings her expertise to this engrossing medical mystery. Extensive back matter includes a glossary, a timeline, and a list of well-known typhoid sufferers and victims.
Nancy is asked to investigate the kidnapping of Hal Colson, teen heir to a huge fortune. His handsome young uncle, Lance Colson, is sure the unsavory types Hal hangs out with are holding him captive. Lance's girlfriend feels Hal doesn't deserve the near half-million dollar ransom demanded by the kidnappers. Things really heat up when Nancy asks her friend George to keep tabs on Hal's punk pals. First someone tries to blow up Lane's Maserati -- with Nancy in it. Then Nancy and her friends are grabbed. How big a price will the kidnappers put on their lives? A list of 52 books in this series is included.
Is Rose's diary hiding the clues to a grisly unsolved murder? Fifteen-year-old Rose Lymond swears to the police that her crimson leather-bound diary doesn't contain any information about the terrible murder at the Loffts' lake house that fateful weekend four years ago. The diary is her private, personal property. When Rose's diary is confiscated by police, she steals it back and destroys some pages, no matter the consequences. Is this simply a case of teenage vanity gone awry? Does the diary contain embarrassing seventh-grade gossip and crushes? Or is Rose hiding something vastly more sinister? As Rose attempts to protect her secrets, she is drawn back to a murder she may not even know she holds the key to solving. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Lo doesn't know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost entirely a mermaid -- a term too pretty for the soulless monster she's becoming. Then Lo meets Celia when they work together to rescue a handsome boy named Jude from drowning. Unlike Lo's ocean sisters, Celia has the ability to help Lo remember her human past. The two form a friendship but soon find themselves competing for Jude's affection. Lo wants more than love, though. According to ocean lore, there's only one way for Lo to earn back her humanity. She must persuade a mortal to love her . . . and steal his soul.Jackson Pearce has created a chilling, modern retelling of "The Little Mermaid" in this engrossing tale of forbidden romance and forgotten memories.
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.<P><P> Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.<P> Young Readers Choice Award Winner, 2015
Every tenth grade student in Florida must pass the FCAT... Are you ready for the FCAT Reading and Writing Exams? REA's FCAT Reading and Writing test prep with bonus online tests helps you sharpen your skills and pass these exams! This second edition of our popular test prep provides the up-to-date instruction and practice that tenth grade students need to improve their reading and writing skills and pass these two state-required exams. The comprehensive review features student-friendly, easy-to-follow lessons and examples that reinforce the key concepts tested on the FCAT Reading and Writing exams, including: * Vocabulary * Literary analysis * Drafting * Revising Focused lessons explain reading and writing principles in easy-to-understand language that's suitable for tenth grade students at any learning level. Our tutorials and targeted drills increase comprehension while enhancing your skills. Color icons and graphics throughout the book highlight must-know concepts. Test-taking tips and strategies in each chapter give you an added boost of confidence so you can do your best on the exam. Six practice exams help you prepare for the FCAT! The book contains four full-length practice exams (two reading and two writing) that allow you to test your knowledge while reinforcing what you have learned. Two additional reading practice tests not found in the book are available online - for a total of six exams! Each practice test comes complete with detailed explanations of answers, allowing you to focus on areas in need of further study. Whether used in a classroom, for home or self study, or with a tutor, this test prep gets students ready for the FCAT Reading and Writing exams, set to take on new challenges, and helps them go forward in their studies! This book is a "must-have" prep for anyone taking the FCAT.
This book will give you a basic understanding of the American system of government. First you'll learn about the roots of American government. You'll discover that the system reflects some principles of government that are thousands of years old.
This book is for people who want to create their own great careers--careers that are just right for them. Fearon's Careers will introduce you to a career-planning process. As you work through this process, you'll discover important things about the world and about yourself. You will also learn and practice skills to prepare you for finding work that is right for you. Once you learn these skills, you will be able to practice them again and again throughout your life as you and the world change.
By reading this book you will have some idea of how the world came to be the way it is today. Chapter by chapter you will learn about the rise and fall of many nations, the ideas of the great thinkers, and the incredible richness of many cultures. You will be able to name important people in history and the times in which they lived. You will learn how geography has affected the history of nations and how scientific discovery has affected the history of the whole world.
In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans have learned to live in relative peace. Still, students like Claire Danvers know that after dark, studying can take a backseat to staying alive. But the tenuous good-neighbor policy is really turned on its head with the arrival of Mr. Bishop. Bad to the bone, the ancient old-school vampire cares nothing about harmony. Staying at the top of the food chain isn't enough. What he wants from the town's living and dead is unthinkably sinister. It's only at a formal ball attended by vampires and their human dates that Claire realizes Bishop's plan--and the elaborately evil trap he's set for the warm-blooded souls of Morganville.
Benson Fisher escaped from Maxfield Academy's deadly rules and brutal gangs. He thought that the worst was over. But now Benson is trapped in a different kind of prison--a town filled with familiar faces. Classmates from Maxfield who Benson had seen die. Friends he was afraid he had killed. They are all pawns in the school's twisted experiment, held captive and controlled by an unseen force. And while Benson struggles to figure out who, if anyone, can be trusted, he discovers that Maxfield Academy's plans are darker than anything he imagined--and they may be impossible to stop.
In this dark, thrilling fairy tale, it is the wolf who saves the girl. Fell, the dark-furred twin brother of Larka, the heroine of The Sight, must face life without his sister or the rest of his loving pack. He's a lone wolf now, a "kerl," an outcast from his kind who shares his sister's fatal gift for seeing the future and the thoughts of others. This gift leads him to befriend a young girl, also an outcast from her people. They have a shared destiny: to free the land from a tyrannical ruler who would enslave man and animal alike. The prequel to this book, David Clement-Davies's bestselling animal fantasy The Sight, is set among the wolves of Transylvania. This dark epic thrilled readers and critics alike, who said, "This sprawling, ambitious novel has it all: action, adventure, apocalyptic battles" (Children's Literature), and called it "rich, complex, and credible" (VOYA) and "full bodied [and] lyrically told" (Booklist, starred review).
FETCH: The apparition, double, or wraith of a living person.In the attic, in an old sea chest, secreted away, are a mysterious journal and a set of runes: 24 stones that will change Sky's life forever.When Sky and his cousin Kristin find their Norwegian grandfather's runes, Sky feels like the wait is over, like he can now release the breath he wasn't even aware he'd been holding. But when he lays out the stones in a runecast they find in Sigurd's journal, he is catapulted into a world filled with more possibilities and more danger than he ever imagined. This first entry in the Runestone Saga is an utterly unique blend of horror, supernatural possibility, and historical truth that will leave readers wrung out from tension and clamoring for more. (From the Hardcover edition.)
The second book in The Chemical Garden Trilogy reveals a world as captivating--and as dangerous--as the one Rhine left behind in Wither.Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but they're still in danger. Outside, they find a world even more disquieting than the one they left behind. Determined to get to Manhattan and find Rhine's twin brother, Rowan, the two press forward, amid threats of being captured again...or worse. The road they are on is long and perilous--and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and men die at age twenty-five, time is precious. In this sequel to Lauren DeStefano's harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price--now that she has more to lose than ever.he stage for an explosive conclusion!
From the Newbery Award-winning author of THE WESTING GAME, more clever riddles and wordplay, clues to be found, and mysteries to be solved!<P><P> The Amazing Dancing Figgs!<P> While Mona hates all the attention her eccentric relatives bring to her in town, there is one Figg family member she likes: her Uncle Florence, the book dealer. But Uncle Florence keeps hinting that he's going to find his way to Capri, the Figg family heaven. And that means leaving Mona behind. Can Mona find Capri before it's too late, or will she learn that things are seldom what they seem when books are involved?<P> A Newbery Honor book
Can Steven save Sweet Valley from burning to the ground? The fiery conclusion to this scorching miniseries. Jessica Wakefield cannot believe that her big brother, Steven, has fallen for her best friend, Lila Fowler. It's disgusting! Even Jessica's twin sister, Elizabeth, thinks Steven is making a big mistake. So the twins devise a perfect plan to snuff out the sparks between Steven and Lila. But when their scheme backfires, it could lead to a fiery death for someone they love! Lila's been told not to leave town until the arsonist who burned her home has been caught--because she's still the main suspect. Then Steven discovers the real firebug...who holds a grudge against Lila and all the students at SVH. Worst of all, the arsonist is preparing to strike again...
Be smart, keep your head down and look out for number one. These are the rules Jay has lived by for the past two years. The rules of surviving life on the streets. But when Em comes bursting into his life, in all of her disastrous glory, the rules go right out the window. Survive. Flee what's been left behind And never look back. Em's plan was simple. Though, it was easier said than done. The city streets are dangerous and unforgiving to a new arrival. Especially, a seventeen year old girl who's never known anything but life in the suburbs. Sometimes, however, what's lurking behind those white picket fences can be more frightening than any dark alley. Both of them made the same decision when life got overwhelming-to run from their demons. Brought together by fate or circumstance, Em and Jay find the kind of love neither of them ever expected. But when those demons come back to haunt them and their love is on the line, which instincts will they choose to follow this time . . . Fight or Flight?
From the back of the book: Studio sleuths When Frank and Joe visit a local movie and TV studio they stumble across a real-life drama-someone has murdered screenwriter Bennett Fairburn. To track the killer the brother detectives go undercover as gofers at the studio. From the start it's clear the Hardys have been cast as victims in a sinister plot. A series of deadly "accidents stalk the brother team, and while shooting a TV series Frank and Joe find themselves on the wrong end of some lethal stunts. The clues they need are buried in the script, but unless they uncover the villain fast, the brothers Hardy will be show biz history. ================ From inside the book: DEATH SCENE Trish went to the dressing room door and turned the knob. The door wouldn't budge. "What's going on with-" She stopped talking suddenly as she began to cough. Harsh fumes were beginning to fill the trailer, and Frank and Joe were coughing now, too. Frank went to the door and pushed it, but nothing happened. He kicked at it beside the knob, but it didn't budge. The heavy gas was quickly flooding the room. Joe gasped, "We're suffocating!" Someone had turned the trailer into a huge, comfortably furnished gas chamber!
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