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Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble. He's got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by more women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents. Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing. She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Up until now. Jude's everything she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future. Staying away, she's about to find out, is the only thing she's incapable of. For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love's about to become the thing that tears them apart.
If what you see is what you get, Jules is in serious trouble. The suspenseful first of four books from the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy.Jules lives with her family above their restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. It's not a recipe for popularity, but she can handle that. What she can't handle is the recurring vision that haunts her. Over and over, Jules sees a careening truck hit a building and explode...and nine body bags in the snow. The vision is everywhere--on billboards, television screens, windows--and she's the only one who sees it. And the more she sees it, the more she sees. The vision is giving her clues, and soon Jules knows what she has to do. Because now she can see the face in one of the body bags, and it's someone she knows. Someone she has been in love with for as long as she can remember. In this riveting start to a gripping series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann, Jules has to act--and act fast--to keep her vision from becoming reality.
When both her father and mother pass away within a few months of each other, Clem Wright suddenly finds herself all alone in the world without a real friend to turn to. She takes a job, becoming personal assistant to the brilliant osteopath, Charles Maddison - and soon her troubles are forgotten as she finds herself swept away in a fountain of bliss. For three wonderful months she is wined and dined by her charming superior, and nothing seems impossible; so the news, when she hears it, is just too much. Charles is getting married - to a beautiful model girl he met while holidaying abroad. It seems like the end of everything for poor Clem: can life really be so cruel? A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1966 and now available for the first time in eBook.
In this first book in the New York Times bestselling Crash trilogy, the world is introduced to this generation's Romeo and Juliet: Jude Ryder and Lucy Larson--Explosive. Sizzling. Tragic.A steamy summer encounter with bad boy Jude means trouble for Lucy. Her sights are set on becoming a ballerina, and she won't let anything get in her way . . . except Jude.He's got a rap sheet, dangerous mood swings, and a name that's been sighed, shouted, and cursed by who knows how many girls.Jude's a cancer, the kind of guy who's fated to ruin the lives of girls like Lucy--and he tells her so.But as rumors run rampant and reputations are destroyed, Lucy's not listening to Jude's warning. Is tragedy waiting in the wings? This racy romance is hot, hot, hot!
On April 21, 2008, Steven "Crash" Crashinsky saved more than a thousand people when he stopped his classmate David Burnett from taking their high school hostage armed with assault weapons and high-powered explosives. You likely already know what came after for Crash: the nationwide notoriety, the college recruitment, and, of course, the book deal. What you might not know is what came before: a story of two teens whose lives have been inextricably linked since grade school, who were destined, some say, to meet that day in the teachers' lounge of Meadows High. And what you definitely don't know are the words that Burn whispered to Crash right as the siege was ending, a secret that Crash has never revealed. Until now. Michael Hassan's shattering novel is a tale of first love and first hate, the story of two high school seniors and the morning that changed their lives forever. It's a portrait of the modern American teenage male, in all his brash, disillusioned, oversexed, schizophrenic, drunk, nihilistic, hopeful, ADHD-diagnosed glory. And it's a powerful meditation on how normal it is to be screwed up, and how screwed up it is to be normal.
"My name is Nicky Frank. Except, most likely, it isn't. "<P><P> Nicole Frank shouldn't have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero.<P> "I'm looking for a little girl. I have to save her. Except, most likely, she doesn't exist. "<P> Sergeant Wyatt Foster is frustrated when even the search dogs can't find any trace of the mysterious missing child. Until Nicky's husband, Thomas, arrives with a host of shattering revelations: Nicole Frank suffers from a rare brain injury and the police shouldn't trust anything she says.<P> "My husband claims he'll do anything to save me. Except, most likely, he can't."<P> Who is Nicky Frank, and what happened the night her car sailed off the road? Was it a random accident or something more sinister given the woman's lack of family and no close friends? The deeper Wyatt digs, the more concerned he becomes. Because it turns out, in the past few months, Nicky has suffered from more than one close accident. . . . In fact, it would appear someone very much wants her dead.<P> "This is my life. Except, most likely, it's not. Now watch me crash and burn."
The #1 New York Times bestselling author's latest stand-alone thriller, with a cameo by her fan-favorite character, Boston Detective D.D. WarrenMy name is Nicky Frank. Except, most likely, it isn't. Nicole Frank shouldn't have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero.I'm looking for a little girl. I have to save her. Except, most likely, she doesn't exist. Sergeant Wyatt Foster is frustrated when even the search dogs can't find any trace of the mysterious missing child. Until Nicky's husband, Thomas, arrives with a host of shattering revelations: Nicole Frank suffers from a rare brain injury and the police shouldn't trust anything she says.My husband claims he'll do anything to save me. Except, most likely, he can't.Who is Nicky Frank, and what happened the night her car sailed off the road? Was it a random accident or something more sinister given the woman's lack of family and no close friends? The deeper Wyatt digs, the more concerned he becomes. Because it turns out, in the past few months, Nicky has suffered from more than one close accident. . . . In fact, it would appear someone very much wants her dead.This is my life. Except, most likely, it's not. Now watch me crash and burn.
Artists, writers, and filmmakers from Andy Warhol and J. G. Ballard to Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu and Ousmane Sembne have repeatedly used representations of immobilized and crashed cars to wrestle with the conundrums of modernity. In Crash, Karen Beckman argues that representations of the crash parallel the encounter of film with other media, and that these collisions between media offer useful ways to think about alterity, politics, and desire. Examining the significance of automobile collisions in film genres including the "cinema of attractions," slapstick comedies, and industrial-safety movies, Beckman reveals how the car crash gives visual form to fantasies and anxieties regarding speed and stasis, risk and safety, immunity and contamination, and impermeability and penetration. Her reflections on the crash as the traumatic, uncertain moment of inertia that comes in the wake of speed and confidence challenge the tendency in cinema studies to privilege movement above film's other qualities. Ultimately, Beckman suggests that film studies is a hybrid field that cannot apprehend its object of study without acknowledging the ways that cinema's technology binds it to capitalism's industrial systems and other media, technologies, and disciplines.
The next twenty years will be completely unlike the last twenty years.The world is in economic crisis, and there are no easy fixes to our predicament. Unsustainable trends in the economy, energy, and the environment have finally caught up with us and are converging on a very narrow window of time--the "Twenty-Teens." The Crash Course presents our predicament and illuminates the path ahead, so you can face the coming disruptions and thrive--without fearing the future or retreating into denial. In this book you will find solid facts and grounded reasoning presented in a calm, positive, non-partisan manner.Our money system places impossible demands upon a finite world. Exponentially rising levels of debt, based on assumptions of future economic growth to fund repayment, will shudder to a halt and then reverse. Unfortunately, our financial system does not operate in reverse. The consequences of massive deleveraging will be severe.Oil is essential for economic growth. The reality of dwindling oil supplies is now internationally recognized, yet virtually no developed nations have a Plan B. The economic risks to individuals, companies, and countries are varied and enormous. Best-case, living standards will drop steadily worldwide. Worst-case, systemic financial crises will toss the world into jarring chaos.This book is written for those who are motivated to learn about the root causes of our predicaments, protect themselves and their families, mitigate risks as much as possible, and control what effects they can. With challenge comes opportunity, and The Crash Course offers a positive vision for how to reshape our lives to be more balanced, resilient, and sustainable.
With an updated Afterword by the author. This is the epic saga of the American automobile industry's rise and demise, a compelling story of hubris, missed opportunities, and self-inflicted wounds that culminates with the president of the United States ushering two of Detroit's Big Three car companies--once proud symbols of prosperity--through bankruptcy. With unprecedented access, Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Ingrassia takes us from factory floors to small-town dealerships to Detroit's boardrooms to the White House. Ingrassia answers the big questions: Was Detroit's self-destruction inevitable? What were the key turning points? Why did Japanese automakers manage American workers better than the American companies themselves did? Complete with a new Afterword providing fresh insights into the continuing upheaval in the auto industry--the travails of Toyota, the revolving-door management and IPO at General Motors, the unexpected progress at Chrysler, and the Obama administration's stake in Detroit's recovery--Crash Course addresses a critical question: America bailed out GM, but who will bail out America?
Your Last-Minute Guide to a High ACT Score!This eBook edition has been specially formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.If the big test is looming and you haven't opened a book yet, then here's your last-minute reprieve. Crash Course for the ACT details the most critical tools and rules you need to help you get a high score with limited prep time. By following the 10 simple steps in this book, you'll be on the way to your best score. Everything You Need to Help You Achieve a High Score--Condensed. · Concise, expert reviews of all question types you'll see on the test· Up-to-date information on the ACT· Essential, targeted strategies and exercises for each section of the exam Practice Your Way to Excellence.· Dozens of practice questions with detailed explanations· In-depth instructions to help you write a high-scoring essay· Guided practice in every chapter
Your Last-Minute Guide to a High GMAT Score!This eBook edition is formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.If the big test is looming and you haven't opened a book yet, then here's your last-minute reprieve: a GMAT book designed for the student who's running out of time. Crash Course for the GMAT, 4th Edition, details the most critical tools and rules you need to help you get a high score with limited prep time. By following the 10 simple steps in this book, you'll be on the way to your best score. Everything You Need to Help Achieve a High Score--Condensed. · 10 simple steps for acing the exam· Concise, expert reviews of all question types you'll see on the test· Up-to-date information on the GMAT· Essential, targeted strategies and exercises for each section of the exam Practice Your Way to Perfection.· Math and Verbal drills with detailed answer explanations· In-depth instructions for writing a high-scoring Analysis of an Argument essay· Quick practice questions in every chapter
Your Last-Minute Guide to a High GRE Score!This eBook edition is formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.If the big test is looming and you haven't opened a book yet, then here's your last-minute reprieve: a GRE book designed for the student who's running out of time. Crash Course for the GRE details the most critical tools and rules you need to help you get a high score with limited prep time. By following the 10 simple steps in this book, you'll be on the way to your best score. Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score--Condensed. · Concise, expert reviews of all question types you'll see on the test· Up-to-date information on the GRE · Essential, targeted strategies and exercises for each section of the exam Practice Your Way to Perfection.· Math and verbal drills with detailed answer explanations· In-depth instructions for writing high-scoring essays· Quick practice questions in every chapter
Nearly 1.9 million viewers have tuned in for each episode of VH1 Tough Love, the hit show that takes a group of single women and puts them through a rigorous relationship boot camp where they must follow host Steve Ward's dating rules. Now, for the first time, master matchmaker Steve Ward and his mother, JoAnn, share all of their straightforward, no-nonsense dating and relationship lessons in this handy guide to love. Just as they dish out their tough love on the show, the authors explain how to flirt with a purpose, set up a date, turn a spark into a lasting connection, manage relationship fears, bounce back from rejection, and much more. From trying to find Mr. Right to keeping him around once he's been snagged, the fresh and innovative advice in Crash Course in Love will transform love lives everywhere.
This quick, simple, and user-friendly introduction to SPSS for Windows has now been updated so that it can be used with Versions 14 to 16 of the software. For this edition, a section has been added on partial correlation, together with new material on sorting, classifying, and coding data, inserting variables and cases, and paneling charts and graphs, and the chapter on charts and graphs has been completely rewritten in line with changes to the SPSS Chart Builder. The supporting website allows data sets used in the book to be downloaded from the Internet and provides additional examples from various social science disciplines.The fourth edition retains all of the features that have made the text so attractive to students and teachers:The material is concise and focused, enabling most users to learn the basics comfortably within 10 hours.All the most widely used statistical techniques and graphic facilities in SPSS for Windows are clearly described.Every statistical procedure is explained with the help of a step-by-step analysis of a numerical example taken from real data in published research.The authors have chosen small data sets so that readers do not waste unnecessary time inputting data.Screenshots on the page make it easy for students to cross between the text and the screen.Online support material to accompany the text is available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/crashcourse/
<p>Tells prospective/new entrepreneurs what they must know, in simple terms, to start a business. Planning, finance, legal issues, brand, logos, marketing, the web, pitfalls to avoid.</p>
The inspiring true story of a teacher's experiences with her students and the life lessons she learned that can help others find joy and success.<P> Crash Course chronicles the life lessons that Kim Bearden has learned during an award-winning career in education that has spanned three decades. Kim has taught more than 2,000 students, and each has shown her something about the world and the abundant capacity for love, resilience, and appreciation that we all possess. By sharing her students' stories, she teaches their inspiring lessons to us all.<P> Throughout the ups and downs of her professional and personal life, Kim found that her students were the light that illuminated her path; they were her sanctuary in the storm. From her challenges as a first year teacher, to her triumphs as the cofounder of the highly acclaimed Ron Clark Academy, Kim shares how children can teach each of us the importance of building relationships, abandoning fear, embracing one's unique gifts, and living with passion.<P> Full of honesty, humor, heartbreak, and humanity, Kim's experiences show how children can help any one of us, despite life's obstacles, find the joy and significance in both our personal and professional lives.
Are you a small business owner seeking to get a better grasp on your business financials? Led by small business expert David H. Bangs, take this crash course and learn how to read and understand your financial statements and discover the answers to necessary questions like: Am I really profitable? Am I going to continue to be profitable? How can I get my business under control? Where can things go wrong? How can I secure financing? Supported by worksheets, templates, and visual tools, you'll learn how to interpret your income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow, uncovering your business's financial story and allowing you to spot and avoid trouble, set financial goals, forecast for the future and more. Take this crash course and put your financial statements to work for you!
"Negroni is a talented aviation journalist who clearly understands the critically important part the human factor plays in aviation safety." --Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, pilot of US Airways 1549, the Miracle on the HudsonOne of The Wall Street Journal's 3 Books Every Geek Should Read This FallA fascinating exploration of how humans and machines fail--leading to air disasters from Amelia Earhart to MH370--and how the lessons learned from these accidents have made flying safer. In The Crash Detectives, veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes us inside crash investigations from the early days of the jet age to the present, including the search for answers about what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. As Negroni dissects what happened and why, she explores their common themes and, most important, what has been learned from them to make planes safer. Indeed, as Negroni shows, virtually every aspect of modern pilot training, airline operation, and airplane design has been shaped by lessons learned from disaster. Along the way, she also details some miraculous saves, when quick-thinking pilots averted catastrophe and kept hundreds of people alive. Tying in aviation science, performance psychology, and extensive interviews with pilots, engineers, human factors specialists, crash survivors, and others involved in accidents all over the world, The Crash Detectives is an alternately terrifying and inspiring book that might just cure your fear of flying, and will definitely make you a more informed passenger."Christine Negroni combines her investigative reporting skills with an understanding of the complexities of air accident investigations to bring to life some of history's most intriguing and heartbreaking cases." --Bob Woodruff, ABC News From the Trade Paperback edition.
Commercial deep-sea diver Ben Gannon has been assigned to retrieve the bodies from a helicopter crash in the Gulf of Mexico. Instead he discovers the bullet-ridden bodies of the "crash" victims, among them a senator who championed American oil independence. The helicopter was returning from a highly-advanced oil rig, where Gannon suddenly finds himself assigned to work. But when the rig is seized by Middle Eastern terrorists, he decides to take matters into his own hands ...
These traditional reads are brimming with spirited characters and positive values--but with a little extra excitement and bite, so hold on to your hats! Written expressly for the middle grade struggling reader, the series does not contain strong language, edgy themes, or dysfunctional families. In fact, family is the main theme of these titles. And one particular Latino family is the focus with their uncanny knack for finding humor, hope, and colorful personalities--even in unusual circumstances. Written at the lowest reading levels, the 50-page story structure is straightforward and moves the reader through the text quickly and efficiently. Lightning lit the sky. The thunder was loud. The light went out. The plane went dark. Then the plane fell.
In this heart-stopping novel, a debut author delivers a romantic thriller featuring one too-tough female agent, one too-hot male suspect, and a head-on erotic collision. Original.
Owen, Frank, Audrey, and Jin-Ae have one thing in common: they all want to die. When they meet online after each attempts suicide and fails, the four teens make a deadly pact: they will escape together on a summer road trip to visit the graves of celebrity suicides . . . and at their final destination, they will each end their lives. As they drive cross-country, bonding over their dark impulses, sharing their deepest secrets and desires, living it up, hooking up, and becoming true friends, each must decide whether life is worth living--or if there's no turning back.
From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a good girl with a reckless streak, a street-smart guy with nothing to lose, and a romance forged in the fast lane The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that's who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers...and she's just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can't get him out of her mind. Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look. But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they'll go to save each other.
"With her debut erotic romance CRASH INTO YOU, Roni Loren has penned a sexy, sizzling tale that is sure to have readers begging for more!" -Jo Davis, author of I Spy a Dark Obsession Brynn LeBreck has dedicated herself to helping women in crisis, but she never imagined how personal her work would get, or where it would take her. Her younger sister is missing, suspected to be hiding from cops and criminals alike at a highly secretive BDSM retreat-a place where the elite escape to play out their most extreme sexual fantasies. To find her, Brynn must go undercover as a sexual submissive. Unfortunately, The Ranch is invitation only. And the one master who can get her in is from the darkest corner of Brynn's past.Brynn knows what attorney Reid Jamison is like once stripped of his conservative suit and tie. Years ago she left herself vulnerable only to have him crush her heart. Now she needs him again. Back on top. And he's all too willing to engage. But as their primal desires and old wounds are exposed, the sexual games escalate-and so does the danger. Their hearts aren't the only things at risk. Someone else is watching, playing by his own rules. And his game could be murder.
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