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Delve into the extraordinary abilities of the twelve-year-old mind in this thrilling start to a middle-grade series that expands the possibilities of power.No one has any confidence in twelve-year-old Christopher Lane. His teachers discount him as a liar and a thief, and his mom doesn’t have the energy to deal with him. But a mysterious visit from the Ministry of Education indicates that Chris might have some potential after all: He is invited to attend the prestigious Myers Holt Academy. When Christopher begins at his new school, he is astounded at what he can do. It seems that age twelve is a special time for the human brain, which is capable of remarkable feats—as also evidenced by Chris’s peers Ernest and Mortimer Genver, who, at the direction of their vengeful and manipulative mother, are testing the boundaries of the human mind. But all this experimentation has consequences, and Chris soon finds himself forced to face them—or his new life will be over before it can begin.
A beautifully rendered coming-of-age story from the National Book Award finalist and author of Honey, Baby, Sweetheart.I am not my illness. Girl with Anxiety, Trauma of the Week -- no. I hate stuff like that. Everyone, everyone has their issue. But the one thing my illness did make me realize is how necessary it is to ignore the dangers of living in order to live. And how much trouble you can get into if you can''t. Jade DeLuna is too young to die. She knows this, and yet she can''t quite believe it, especially when the terrifying thoughts, loss of breath, and dizzy feelings come. Since being diagnosed with Panic Disorder, she''s trying her best to stay calm, and visiting the elephants at the nearby zoo seems to help. That''s why Jade keeps the live zoo webcam on in her room, and that''s where she first sees the boy in the red jacket. A boy who stops to watch the elephants. A boy carrying a baby. His name is Sebastian, and he is raising his son alone. Jade is drawn into Sebastian''s cozy life with his son and his activist grandmother on their Seattle houseboat, and before she knows it, she''s in love. With this boy who has lived through harder times than anyone she knows. This boy with a past. Jade knows the situation is beyond complicated, but she hasn''t felt this safe in a long time. She owes it all to Sebastian, her boy with the great heart. Her boy who is hiding a terrible secret. A secret that will force Jade to decide between what is right, and what feels right. Master storyteller Deb Caletti has once again created characters so real, you will be breathless with anticipation as their riveting story unfolds.
All four books in the sexy Sea Breeze series from the New York Times bestselling author of The Vincent Boys are available in one boxed set!Set in the steamy coastal Alabama town of Sea Breeze, an interconnected group of friends hook up, break up…and much, much more. This collection of four hot-and-heavy page-turners includes Breathe, Because of Low, While It Lasts, and Just for Now.
Bestselling author Nancy Krulik delves into the mind of a twelve-year-old who is trying to survive middle school. It's the annual statewide history test challenge, and Joyce Kilmer Middle School has never had a finalist-- until now This year, there are two finalists, and they're both Jenny's friends. But one finalist isn't known for finishing at the top of the class, and The Pops figure someone must have cheated. The next day, the word is out all over the school Could it be true? Is one of Jenny's friends a cheater?
It''s the annual statewide history test challenge, and Joyce Kilmer Middle School has never had a finalist-- until now! This year, there are two finalists, and they''re both Jenny''s friends. But one finalist isn''t known for finishing at the top of the class, and The Pops figure someone must have cheated. The next day, the word is out all over the school! Could it be true? Is one of Jenny''s friends a cheater?
Eighth grader Scarlett is boy crazy -- and not just a little boy crazy. We''re talking seriously, utterly, completely, 100-percent boy crazy! So much so that her mother, in an effort to curb Scarlett''s enthusiasm, ships her off to a prestigious all-girls charter school. Scarlett thinks her life is absolutely over. But what she doesn''t know is that her life is about to get absolutely interesting, because on her desk in her dorm room she finds a letter. The letter says it contains four truths and a lie -- and Scarlett''s reputation depends on determining which is which.... Maybe an all-girls school isn''t so boring after all.
When Peter is hit by a car, he is given the ultimate do-over: go back to any point in time before that fateful moment, and alter the events leading up to his death. If he fails, he will die again--this time, for good. Now Peter''s racing against time to save his own life, but what should he change? His adoptive parents don''t understand him, the school jock is out to get him, and no one appreciates his own talents. This may be his last chance--can Peter cheat death, or will he be lost forever?
Meet ZoeyShe''s eleven. Well, almost eleven. Okay—halfway to eleven. And Zoey''s got a few problems: She has the lowest possible score on the coolability meter, a bad hair situation, and growing earlobes. What Zoey needs is a fairy godmother who can give her a very chic makeover and a seat at the primo lunch table. Will Zoey be able to pull it all off? Tune in!
In this award-winning paean to country life we find Hubbo O''Driscoll, whom we first met in Easy Avenue, now living in the lower Gatineau with his guardian aunt and uncle. When the local covered bridge -- home to a wayward ghost and her lovelorn postman -- is threatened by development, Hubbo must devise a strategy to save it.
Winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year AwardIn his first year in high school, Hubbo O''Driscoll is torn between his poor but fun friends and the shallow but rich kids.In this novel based on Great Expectations, Brian Doyle does a brilliant job of dealing with the issue of class and all its implications. Poverty, social climbing and the connotations of each are presented through the classic Doyle blend of humor and gravity.
A family car trip across Canada brings Megan and her dad face to face with how sad and happy growing up can be.
Sixth grade is hard enough for Lucy B. Parker, but it gets so much worse when her mom announces that she’s going to marry Laurel Moses’s dad. Yes, that Laurel Moses—the TV-movie-music star who makes Hannah Montana look like some random kid from the sticks. Suddenly, Lucy’s life is turned upside down and sideways. All Lucy wants to do is get through the day without totally embarrassing herself too much, but that’s hard to do when you’re the less-pretty, less-talented not-quite sister of a mega superstar.
Lucy B. Parker has finally settled into her new life in New York City, living with her new frister (friend + sister), superstar Laurel Moses. She''s got a new BFF in Beatrice, and she''s spending her summer vacation off in L.A. visiting Laurel on the set of her new movie and meeting teen heartthrobs left and right. Life is good, until Lucy develops a crush-and unlike previous crushes, this one is not on a character in a book or a movie, but on a real living breathing boy, Beatrice''s brother Blair. Unfortunately for Lucy, nothing ever seems to go as she plans. Because although Lucy dreamed that Blair would be her first kiss, it seems like someone else might beat him to it!
After nearly a year of crazy, things have finally settled down for Lucy B. Parker. But then Lucy''s mom and soon-to-be stepdad announce that they''re finally getting married--in a month--and Lucy''s life turns upside down. Wedding planning is hard enough, but when a reality TV crew ends up following the family around while it''s happening, the results are disastrous. Can Lucy save her mom''s wedding, and the family, or will everything fall apart?
For thirteen years, Ben Tomlin was an only child. But all that changes when his mother brings home Zan — an eight-day-old chimpanzee. Ben’s father, a renowned behavioral scientist, has uprooted the family to pursue his latest research project: a high-profile experiment to determine whether chimpanzees can acquire advanced language skills. Ben’s parents tell him to treat Zan like a little brother. Ben reluctantly agrees. At least now he’s not the only one his father’s going to scrutinize.It isn’t long before Ben is Zan’s favorite, and Ben starts to see Zan as more than just an experiment. His father disagrees. Soon Ben is forced to make a critical choice between what he is told to believe and what he knows to be true — between obeying his father or protecting his brother from an unimaginable fate.Half Brother isn’t just a story about a boy and a chimp. It’s about the way families are made, the way humanity is judged, the way easy choices become hard ones, and how you can’t always do right by the people and animals you love. In the hands of master storyteller Kenneth Oppel, it’s a novel you won’t soon forget.
Delve into the extraordinary abilities of the twelve-year-old mind in this “fast-paced, superhero-tinged spy novel” (Publishers Weekly), the thrilling start to a middle grade series that expands the possibilities of power.No one has any confidence in twelve-year-old Christopher Lane. His teachers discount him as a liar and a thief, and his mom doesn’t have the energy to deal with him. But a mysterious visit from the Ministry of Education indicates that Chris might have some potential after all: He is invited to attend the prestigious Myers Holt Academy. When Christopher begins at his new school, he is astounded at what he can do. It seems that age twelve is a special time for the human brain, which is capable of remarkable feats—as also evidenced by Chris’s peers Ernest and Mortimer Genver, who, at the direction of their vengeful and manipulative mother, are testing the boundaries of the human mind. But all this experimentation has consequences, and Chris soon finds himself forced to face them—or his new life will be over before it can begin.
Lucy B. Parker is running for class president! Sure, Lucy could let her frister (friend + sister), teen superstar Laurel Moses, campaign for her, but Lucy wants to win as Lucy, not as Laurel Moses'' less-pretty-less- talented stepsister. To make matters worse, Lucy''s feeling totally ignored by her dad and his girlfriend, who are preparing for their new baby. How is Lucy going to manage her famous frister, a soon-to-exist baby, and the campaign of the year all at once?
Lucy B. Parker has a problem. Specifically, everyone else''s problems. When the advice columnist for her school paper has a little meltdown, Lucy''s frister (that''s friend + sister), teen superstar Laurel Moses, suggests that Lucy become the new go-to girl for advice! Lucy''s not quite sure how that''s going to work, considering she''s usually the one asking for advice, but with the Sadie Hawkins dance coming up, it seems like everyone in her class needs some help.
In one month Jeremy Fink will turn thirteen. But does he have what it takes to be a teenager? He collects mutant candy, he won''t venture more than four blocks from his apartment if he can help it, and hedefinitelydoesn''t like surprises. On the other hand, his best friend, Lizzy, isn''t afraid of anything, even if that might get her into trouble now and then.Jeremy''s summer takes an unexpected turn when a mysterious wooden box arrives in the mail. According to the writing on the box, it holds the meaning of life! Jeremy is supposed to open it on his thirteenth birthday. The problem is, the keys are missing, and the box is made so that only the keys will open it without destroying what''s inside. Jeremy and Lizzy set off to find the keys, but when one of their efforts goes very wrong, Jeremy starts to lose hope that he''ll ever be able to open the box. But he soon discovers that when you''re meeting people named Oswald Oswald and using a private limo to deliver unusual objects to strangers all over the city, there might be other ways of finding out the meaning of life.Lively characters, surprising twists, and thought-provoking ideas make Wendy Mass''s latest novel an unforgettable read.
Nailed into a crate in the back of a truck, fifteen-year-old Maria, her older sister, Julia, their little brother, Oscar, and a boy named Tomas endure a terrifying and torturous journey across the U.S. border and then north to Chicago. There they struggle to find work-cleaning, sewing, washing dishes-always fearful of arrest and deportation back to the cruelties of El Salvador. By turns heartbreaking and hopeful, this moving story of the secret lives of immigrants is not to be missed.A gripping, lyrical portrayal of a continuing American dilemma. (Kirkus Reviews, pointer review)
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