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True love--and world war--is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy, a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy. Charlie, otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania, has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler. She's done admirable work to restore Ludania's broken communications systems with other Queendoms, and she's mastered the art of ignoring Sabara, the evil former queen whose Essence is alive within Charlie. Or so she thinks. When the negotiation of a peace agreement with the Queendom of Astonia goes awry, Charlie receives a brutal message that threatens Ludania, and it seems her only option is to sacrifice herself in exchange for Ludanian freedom. But things aren't always as they seem. Charlie is walking into a trap--one set by Sabara, who is determined to reclaim the Queendoms at any cost.
The Office: Procedures and Technology is a comprehensive, higher-level Office Procedures text for high school students that focuses on the necessary skills for office workers. Skills range from using e-mail and the Internet to the use of integrated applications and office suites. The text has three types of feature boxes in each chapter: Professional Growth and Resources, providing information on professional organizations such as ARMA; Workplace Connections, comments from fictional business employees related to material presented in the chapter; and Focus On offering information on current topics that need special attention.
THE OFFICE is a comprehensive text for courses in the high school office technology curriculum. The course name can be Office Procedures, Administrative Procedures, Business and Computer Technology, etc. The target market is high school student preparing for entry-level position in an office setting. The text focuses on the necessary skills that range from using email and the Internet to the use of integrated application and office suites. It covers the soft skills including customer satisfaction ethics, and telephone manners along with information systems and the global marketplace.
Oggi in Italia is a successful, market-leading introductory Italian program featuring a balanced four-skills approach to language learning and varied perspectives of Italian culture, ranging from its rich, historical legacy to current changes affecting the country and culture. Students practice the basics of the language and develop oral communication skills in a variety of contexts, while learning about contemporary Italian life and culture.
In Wisconsin, Vicki Byrne and the others try to keep Cheryl Tifanne calm until a doctor arrives. Will her baby survive? After an accident on the way back to Wisconsin, Judd Thompson rushes for medical help. Lionel Washington is forced to make a life threatening decision as the Global Community closes in. In New Babylon, Chang Wong notices strange reports and wonders how this coming disaster will affect the Young Tribulation Force. Join Judd, Lionel, Vicki, and the others as they struggle to survive the most chaotic days the earth has ever seen.
After the shocking revelations made in the Private prequel, The Book of Spells, Noelle and Reed know they are descendants of the original Billings Girls and their legacy includes a mysterious coven of witches. But it's nothing compared to what happens next. One by one, Billings Girls go missing from campus. The entire community bands together to find the lost girls, hoping they are still alive. Reed can't believe tragedy has struck Easton again, and she begins to wonder if the Billings Girls are cursed. But when the first body shows up containing a message just for her, she fears her friends are worse than cursed: they're doomed. The penultimate book in the suspenseful Private series!
The New York Times bestseller that's changing America's diet is now perfect for younger readers. "What's for dinner?" seemed like a simple question--until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers' adaptation of Pollan's famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices. In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter, The Omnivore's Dilemma serves up a bold message to the generation that needs it most: It's time to take charge of our national eating habits--and it starts with you.
The choices I had made led to the moment when fate took over. I would learn a lesson I wasn't prepared for. And Death would be my willing teacher.Five years ago, Abbey Chandler cheated Death. She survived a horrific car accident, but her "lucky" break came at the expense of her mother's life and changed everything. After she crossed paths with Death-by taking the hand of an ethereal boy made of clouds and sky-she would never be normal again.Now she's the target of Death's ravens and an innocent boy's life is on the line. When Nate Holden-Abbey's secret crush-starts to climb Alaska's Denali, the Angel of Death stalks him because of her.And Abbey finds out the hard way that Death never forgets.
Nancy's breaking the story... and it's sure to break some hearts. Life at Wilder University is proving to be full of surprises and scandals. Bess is beginning to think that Brian Daglian is different from all the guys she's gone out with before... and she's about to find out why. And George has been asked out by the most popular guy around -- quarterback Scooter Berenson -- only to end up the most hated person on campus! Nancy, meanwhile, has signed on with Wilder Times, the university paper, and she may soon break a story about Scooter that could leave him in disgrace or even in danger. But first she must deal with Ned, who's coming up for the weekend. And the way she's feeling about her new life, his visit could mark the biggest break of all.
Kobe Bryant started out as one of the youngest basketball players in the NBA. He is now one of the most talented and well known athletes that basketball has ever seen. This sports biography covers Bryant's childhood and the events that brought him to become the basketball player he is today.
Shaquille O'Neale began his rookie year in basketball playing center for the Orlando Magic. He swiftly caught the attention of the LA Lakers and he is now one of the most talented and well known athletes that basketball has ever seen. This sports biography covers O'Neal's childhood and the events that brought him to become the champion basketball player he is today.
This sports biography details the dual careers of the famous tennis playing sisters Venus and Serena Williams. in 2002, Serena won the Wimbledon singles title by defeating her sister. As partners, Venus and Serena won the 2002 doubles championship. This biography details the ways in which the sisters have succeeded as competitive athletes, but have also remained true to each other.
High school can be a war zone of popularity and persecution, where no one really looks at the kids on the fringe. In this powerful and timely collection, some of today's most acclaimed authors bring to life eleven stories of outsiders facing the constant struggle of hate and acceptance.
Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are spending their summer as au pairs--for a royal family! When Jessica sees the beautiful European chateau where they'll be staying for the summer, she feels like she's living in a fantasy world--complete with a prince, a royal ball, and a guarded castle. Is there an evil stepmother too? Elizabeth adores her young charges at Chateau d'Amour Inconnu. The only problem child is Pierre, a 6-year-old who loves to hide from her. While trying to find Pierre one day, Elizabeth gets lost in a vast topiary maze on the castle grounds. What she discovers at the maze's end just might turn her wildest fantasies into reality!
Samara Taylor used to believe in miracles. She used to believe in a lot of things. When your father's a pastor, it's hard not to buy in to the idea of the perfect family, a loving God, and amazing grace. But lately, Sam has a lot of reasons to doubt. Her mother lands in rehab after a DUI and her father seems more interested in his congregation than his family. When a young girl in her small town is kidnapped, the local tragedy overlaps with Sam's personal one, and the already worn thread of faith holding her together begins to unravel. In her third novel, acclaimed author Sara Zarr examines the coexistence of affliction and hope, and what happens when everything you thought you believed--about God, your family, and yourself--is transformed.
Ned knows he is forbidden to touch the rifle but he shoots at a dark shadow anyway. Then a one-eyed cat arrives - did Ned shoot it?
When Ruby's mother dies, she's dragged three thousand miles away from her gorgeous boyfriend, Ray, to live in LA with her father, who she's only ever seen in movies. He's a mega-famous actor who divorced her mom before Ruby was even born, and while the rest of the world may love him, Ruby definitely does not. But as time passes and pages turn, Ruby comes to understand that circumstances are far more complicated than they seem, and sometimes forgiveness is found where you least expect it. This award-winning and bestselling novel in verse weaves a gripping narrative that is accessible as it is compelling.
They're all just one shot away It's senior year and the last season for Diggy, Jimmy, and Trevor on the Molly Pitcher High School varsity wrestling team. And they all want the same thing: to win. But Diggy's got to compete with his older brother's legacy, and now he's in danger of losing his spot to the newcomer, Trevor. Not to mention he's got girl problems. Jimmy's got the cops on his tail and a girlfriend who looks down on him. Then Diggy does the unthinkable--he betrays a teammate. Can the team forgive him? And can he forgive himself? With the pressure building and loyalties splintering, Diggy, Jimmy, and Trevor have got one shot to make weight and get onto the mat. Because pinning your opponent is about more than just winning.
Will Simmons messed up. Big time. And he knows he should just let her go. He should let Jessica be happy with her new boyfriend. But he can't stop thinking about her. He knows he could make her happy -- if she would only let him try.
NICKY TAG! NICKY TAG! All his life, crowds have been cheering for Nick Taglio. He's been skating since he could walk, scoring goals since he picked up a hockey stick. He's only a sophomore but he rules the ice, because Nicky Tag's a fighter. Which means you have to take some hits; concussions come with the territory. When he gets another head injury, his doctor, his parents, and his coach tell him he can never play again. Too dangerous, they say. He can't risk his future. But they don't understand that without hockey, Nick has no future. It's not a game, it's his life. And nobody can stop him from playing. From the Hardcover edition.
There is something strange about Sentinel House. From the first night they moved in, Graham and his sister Matty sense they are not alone in the house. With his father busy designing a top-secret weapons system, Graham is told to let his suspicions lie. But when the weird phenomena begin -- the voices, the mysterious writing appearing on a foggy window -- Graham decides to investigate. When his father is charged with a crime he did not commit, Graham's life turns upside down and his close-knit family is threatening to tear apart. Will Graham's family and life ever be the same? And just who is living in the Sentinel House? Part ghost story, part story of a family struggling to stay together, Operating Codes invites readers to consider the operating codes that influence the society in which they live.
In this follow-up to "The Oracle of Dating," Kayla is devastated when Jared tells her they need a break after three months of dating. The Oracle certainly never predicted that. Though upset, Kayla is determined to figure out what the next steps should be.
Es ésta la novela más popular de Jane Austen (1775-1817), considerada por la mayor parte de los críticos como una obra maestra. En ella, todos los elementos del equilibrado y sobrio arte de la escritora alcanzan su mejor expresión. La obra debe gran parte de su popularidad al brío y a la agudeza con que son creados algunos personajes cómicos, como el amenísimo pastor Collins, uno de los figurones más célebres de la literatura inglesa. Con unos pocos y sencillos rasgos, Jane Austen traza unas figuras tan eficaces, que alcanzan un relieve que las hace inolvidables. ¿Por qué Jane Austen vuelve una y otra vez a través del tiempo, como si nunca hubiera dejado de escribir? Quienes han estudiado su obra aseguran que sus novelas están repletas de observaciones incisivas y detalles meticulosos, y que en todas está presente un tema característico: el alcance de la madurez a través de la pérdida de ilusiones. Sus personajes son provincianos de clase media, cuya máxima preocupación es conseguir un buen pasar económico y, su mayor ambición, el matrimonio. Y la perennidad de Austen quizá sugiera la confirmación de que las cosas no han cambiado tanto como parece desde el siglo XVIII. La presión de las convenciones, el rígido sistema de castas, el protagonismo del dinero como motor social no harán sino alimentar dramáticamente un romance conflictivo, que está destinado a consumarse, pero no sin antes haber atravesado esa ajustada red de tabúes culturales que rodean a la pareja cenral.
A riveting new story from Cat Patrick, author of Forgotten and Revived. 17-year-olds Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey Best grew up as identical triplets... until they discovered a shocking family secret. They're actually closer than sisters, they're clones. Hiding from a government agency that would expose them, the Best family appears to consist of a single mother with one daughter named Elizabeth. Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey take turns going to school, attending social engagements, and a group mindset has always been a de facto part of life... Then Lizzie meets Sean Kelly, a guy who seems to see into her very soul. As their relationship develops, Lizzie realizes that she's not a carbon copy of her sisters; she's an individual with unique dreams and desires, and digging deeper into her background, Lizzie begins to dismantle the delicate balance of an unusual family that only science could have created.
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