The Crown of Thorns

Author:,

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:0545418399

Total Pages:128

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With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?

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Friend Me

Author:Cathy Hopkins

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1439164134

Total Pages:528

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Lucy, Izzy, and Nesta are sassy, sparkling...and utterly smitten. In Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras, Lucy is at a turning point. She doesn't feel like she fits in with her friends Izzie and Nesta. Then Lucy sees the most wonderful boy, and things start to change -- in all areas of her life. Izzie is smitten with Mark in Mates, Dates, and Cosmic Kisses. When Izzie cancels plans just so she's available if Mark should call, Lucy and Nesta know they need to intervene. But how can they help when Izzie is convinced that she and Mark are destined to be together? Nesta meets a boy of her own in Mates, Dates, and Designer Divas. Simon is rich and his lifestyle is totally glamorous. So is his friend Cressida. But competing for Simon's affections could cost Nesta more than she anticipated.

A Vintage Friendship

Author:Cathy Hopkins

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0008295018

Total Pages:400

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Another warm and uplifting book from the author of The Kicking the Bucket List ‘Feelgood’ Good Housekeeping

Matched

Author:Ally Condie

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101558466

Total Pages:416

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Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow. Look for CROSSED, the sequel to MATCHED, in Fall 2011! Watch a Video

Where the Crawdads Sing

Author:Delia Owens

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0735219117

Total Pages:384

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON More than 6 million copies sold A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade "I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon "Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Skellig

Author:David Almond

Publisher:Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN:038572988X

Total Pages:192

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David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel celebrates its 10th anniversary! Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage. . . . What is this thing beneath the spiders' webs and dead flies? A human being, or a strange kind of beast never before seen? The only person Michael can confide in is his new friend, Mina. Together, they carry the creature out into the light, and Michael's world changes forever. . . .

We Used to Be Friends

Author:Amy Spalding

Publisher:Abrams

ISBN:1683356454

Total Pages:368

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Two best friends grow up—and grow apart—in this innovative contemporary YA novel Told in dual timelines—half of the chapters moving forward in time and half moving backward—We Used to Be Friends explores the most traumatic breakup of all: that of childhood besties. At the start of their senior year in high school, James (a girl with a boy’s name) and Kat are inseparable, but by graduation, they’re no longer friends. James prepares to head off to college as she reflects on the dissolution of her friendship with Kat while, in alternating chapters, Kat thinks about being newly in love with her first girlfriend and having a future that feels wide open. Over the course of senior year, Kat wants nothing more than James to continue to be her steady rock, as James worries that everything she believes about love and her future is a lie when her high-school sweetheart parents announce they’re getting a divorce. Funny, honest, and full of heart, We Used to Be Friends tells of the pains of growing up and growing apart.

One of Us Is Lying

Author:Karen M. McManus

Publisher:Delacorte Press

ISBN:1524714704

Total Pages:368

Viewed:1984

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FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, KAREN McMANUS “Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club” (Entertainment Weekly) in this “flat-out addictive” (RT Book Reviews) story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. And don’t miss the sequel, One of Us is Next! Praise for One of Us Is Lying An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of the Year Selection A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year Selection A Popcrush Best Young Adult Book of the Year Selection A New York Public Library's Best Book for Teens Selection A CBC Teen Choice Book Award Nominee A Bustle Best Young Adult Book of May 2017 A Goodreads Best Young Adult Book of the Year Nominee A YALSA Best Fiction Book Nominee A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers “You’ll tear through this juicy, super-fun (if murder can ever be fun?) thriller."—Bustle "A whodunit with a Breakfast Club twist...following four unique voices on a chase to find the killer, this one will keep you guessing until the very, very end."—Popcrush "Twisty plotting, breakneck pacing and intriguing characterisation add up to an exciting, single-sitting thrillerish treat."—The Guardian "This is no ordinary whodunit…surprising and relevant."—USA Today “An addictive, devour-in-one-sitting thriller.”—Kara Thomas, author of The Darkest Corners, Little Monsters, and The Cheerleaders ★"[As] McManus's intense mystery unfolds...each character becomes more complex and nuanced, adding richness and depth to the suspense." —VOYA, Starred Review

The Secret

Author:Katerina Diamond

Publisher:HarperCollins UK

ISBN:0008172226

Total Pages:416

Viewed:1153

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THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER ‘Diamond is the master of gripping literature’ EVENING STANDARD ‘The Queen of Grip-lit is back... All hail the new Queen of Crime!’ HEAT ‘A web of a plot that twists and turns and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat’ SUN

Mates, Dates, and Sequin Smiles

Author:Cathy Hopkins

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:9781439120620

Total Pages:208

Viewed:1413

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Izzie, Lucy, and T. J. crowded round and stared at me, like they were waiting for a circus freak to begin her act. I shook my head. "You're going to have to open your mouth some time," said Lucy. "Come on, put your hand down." I shook my head. "It's horrible. I look like a can opener." Nesta is devastated. She has to wear braces. She thinks that no boy will ever look at her again without thinking of the killer shark in Jaws. And practicing a smile that doesn't show her teeth isn't helping. There's only one option: to become a recluse. Lucy, Izzie, and T. J. try to help Nesta understand that her looks haven't changed, but Nesta's not convinced. Things change, however, when she meets Luke, who not only restores her confidence in her ability to attract boys, but also introduces her to a whole new side of her personality.

The Sixteen - The Sensational Story of Britain's Top Secret Military Assassination Squad

Author:John Urwin

Publisher:Kings Road Publishing

ISBN:1784183075

Total Pages:300

Viewed:1474

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'WE'VE GONE TO A LOT OF TROUBLE TO GET YOU HERE. THERE IS ONE VERY IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU MUST UNDERSTAND: NOTHING OF WHAT YOU SEE OR HEAR CAN EVER BE REPEATED. OFFICIALLY, THIS PLACE DOES NOT EXIST.'As an eighteen-year-old called up for National Service, John Urwin thought his would be an ordinary tour of duty. He had no idea that when he was posted to Cyprus he would be recruited into a top-secret unit called 'the Sixteen', whose task was to assassinate key figures throughout the Middle East.He has never spoken about this elite unit in the 40 years since it was disbanded, but now he breaks his silence to tell their full amazing story.No government has ever officially confirmed the existence of the Sixteen and nothing has ever been revealed about this mysterious group. Their training in unarmed combat and weaponry was said to have surpassed that of the SAS.His description of their four key missions is explosive and a riveting account of the turbulent 1950s in the Middle East. The Cold War was approaching its height and there was a very real fear that there might be a nuclear conflict between the superpowers. When there was a mission to be undertaken that no government could be seen to endorse, the Sixteen would do the job. They underwent unique training to ensure they had completely eliminated all fearLong after he left the Sixteen, John Urwin continued to use his skills in the unarmed combat courses he ran, but nothing compared to the heart-stopping action he saw while in active service. This is an extraordinary account - no previous depiction of a military group, in book or movie, has remotely compared to the secrecy, skills and sheer professionalism of the Sixteen.

Fragile - The true story of my lifelong battle with anorexia

Author:Nikki Grahame

Publisher:Kings Road Publishing

ISBN:1857829638

Total Pages:300

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Today, I look forward to a future where anorexia's voice will be silenced, where I can simply be Nikki Grahame and not be defined or controlled by my illness.' Say the name Nikki Grahame and most people will remember the bubbly, highly strung and hugely entertaining Big Brother 7 contestant. Since leaving the Big Brother house, she has forged a successful career for herself in presenting and writing. Yet Nikki isn't just another reality television contestant and her life story is not like any other you will ever read. From the age of eight until she was nineteen Nikki battled anorexia nervosa but few cases have been quite as extreme as hers. This compelling book tells the story of her incredible journey and has been revised to include Nikki's ongoing struggle with anorexia. Aged just eight and weighing just under three stone, Nikki was diagnosed as anorexic. For the next eight years, she was in and out of institutions - eleven in total - during which time she attempted suicide twice and had to be sedated up to four times a day so that she could be force-fed. At one point, she was sedated for fourteen days while doctors sewed a tube into her stomach, through which she was fed to get her weight out of the critical range. The lengths that she went to in order to avoid eating and find ways to exercise excessively shocked doctors who have worked in the field for years. As Nikki says, 'I've always wanted to be the best at everything I do, so I had to be the best anorexic - and I was.' With searing honesty, Nikki recounts her long and painful road to recovery, how she has had to come to terms with the long-term ramification of her illness, how she uses her new-found fame topromote awareness of eating disorders and to help those who are suffering from similar problems.

Hidden Gospels

Author:Philip Jenkins

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0199760705

Total Pages:272

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This incisive critique thoroughly and convincingly debunks the claims that recently discovered texts such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, and even the Dead Sea Scrolls undermine the historical validity of the New Testament. Jenkins places the recent controversies surrounding the hidden gospels in a broad historical context and argues that, far from being revolutionary, such attempts to find an alternative Christianity date back at least to the Enlightenment. By employing the appropriate scholarly and historical methodologies, he demonstrates that the texts purported to represent pristine Christianity were in fact composed long after the canonical gospels found in the Bible. Produced by obscure heretical movements, these texts have attracted much media attention chiefly because they seem to support radical, feminist, and post-modern positions in the modern church. Indeed, Jenkins shows how best-selling books on the "hidden gospels" have been taken up by an uncritical, drama-hungry media as the basis for a social movement that could have powerful effects on the faith and practice of contemporary Christianity.

The Road to Home

Author:Vartan Gregorian

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:9781439129111

Total Pages:368

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Vartan Gregorian's tale starts with a childhood of poverty, deprivation, and enchantment in the Armenian quarter of Tabriz, Iran. As the world reeled from depression into six years of warfare, his mother died, leaving his grandmother Voski as the loving staff of his life. Through unlettered example and instruction, he learned about the first of his many worlds: the strenuousness required for survival, the fairy tale that explained existence, the place and name of his own star in the night sky, how to maneuver as a member of a Christian minority in a benevolent Muslim kingdom, the beauty and inspiration of Armenian Church liturgy, the exciting foreign world of ten-year-old American westerns, the richness of life on the streets. He learned the magic of the innumerable worlds he could find in books -- and he wanted to visit them all. As the spell books cast on him grew more powerful, so did the constraints imposed by his father's indifference to his dreams of redirecting his life through learning. So, one day when he was fifteen years old, he presented himself at an Armenian-French lycee in Beirut, Lebanon, to start the arduous task of becoming a person of learning and consequence. This book tells not only how he reached that school but also about the many people who guided, supported, taught, and helped him on an extravagantly absorbing and varied journey from Tabriz to Beirut to Palo Alto to Tenafly to London, from Stanford University to San Francisco State University to the University of Texas at Austin to the University of Pennsylvania to the New York Public Library to Brown University and, currently, to the presidency of Carnegie Corporation of New York. With witty stories and memorable encounters, Dr. Gregorian describes his public and private lives as one education after another. He has written a love story about life.

Love and Chaos

Author:Gemma Burgess

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Griffin

ISBN:1466842016

Total Pages:336

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Wild child and secret romantic Angie wakes up in a hotel room with $3,000 and no memories of the night before. Her best friends aren't talking to her, she can't get a job in fashion, her parents are divorcing, and she's about to turn twenty-three. And life is about to get much worse. Brooklyn Girls: Love and Chaos continues the story of our five favorite grads sharing a brownstone and starting out in New York City through Angie's eyes. On a journey from private jets and yacht parties to dirty subways and hipster bars via crazy storms, flash floods, and retail jobs from hell, Angie discovers who she is, what she wants, how she's going to get it —and a crazy little thing called true love. Meanwhile, her roommates lives are imploding, too. Coco's self-medicating and self-loathing, Pia's breaking up and cracking up, Madeleine's finding her voice and Julia might—just might—have met someone she can actually date. Brooklyn Girls is the hilarious, inspiring Gemma Burgess series every twenty-something has been waiting for that tells you that whatever you do, whatever mistakes you make, everything is going to be okay. All you need is a little luck, a little work, and your best friends.

From Happy Homemaker to Desperate Housewives

Author:Rebecca Feasey

Publisher:Anthem Press

ISBN:9780857282255

Total Pages:222

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‘From Happy Homemaker to Desperate Housewives: Motherhood and Popular Television’ is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to key debates concerning the representations of motherhood, motherwork and the maternal role in contemporary television programming. The volume looks at the construction of motherhood in the ostensibly female genre of soap opera; the mother as housewife in the domestic situation comedy; deviant, desiring and delinquent motherwork in the teen drama; the single working mother in the contemporary dramedy; the fragile and failing mother of reality parenting television; the serene and selfless celebrity motherhood profile; and the new mother in reality pregnancy and childbirth television. ‘Motherhood and Popular Television’ examines the depiction of motherhood in this wide range of popular television genres in order to illustrate how the maternal role is being constructed, circulated and interrogated in contemporary factual and fictional programming, paying particular attention to the ways in which such images can be seen to challenge or conform to the ideal image of the ‘good’ mother that dominates the contemporary cultural landscape.

The Best Thing That Never Happened To Me

Author:Laura Tait,Jimmy Rice

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1473508193

Total Pages:368

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Everyone remembers their first love. Holly certainly remembers Alex. But she decided ten years ago that love wasn’t about mix tapes and seizing the moment – though she’s not exactly sure it’s about secret dates with your boss, either. But what if the feelings never really went away? Alex wants to make every moment of his new job count. It’s a fresh start in a big city, and he’s almost certain that moving to London has nothing to do with Holly. Almost. How do you know if it was meant to be... or never meant to happen at all? A brilliantly funny, feel-good story of first love, second chances and everything inbetween, perfect for fans of romantic comedies like Love Actually, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones.

Pacts & Promises

Author:Jade Alters

Publisher:Untamed Love LLC

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The enemy of my enemy is my friend. So the saying goes at least. The Gray Fiends have been unleashed, threatening to pull back the supernatural veil. If we want to preserve our way of life, the Kyrie and the Academy must declare a truce and join forces to unlock the Forbidden Shelves, secret tomes as arcane as the Fiends themselves. Therein lies our only hope to defeat them. Hoster, Darius and Rock, stay by my side through the turbulent struggle. While my passion rises for one, it dwindles towards the others. To settle a fateful decision, I must open my heart and body one last time. I know the Dalshak blood running through my veins pre-dates the Academy, but does it carry enough power to settle scores born in the Age of Legends? Pacts & Promises is the Fourth Book in The Broken Academy Series, a why choose, slow burn paranormal romance. Each book covers one year at the academy, with different perspectives and recurring characters. All of the books can be read as standalone stories however series order is recommended to fully maximize enjoyment. Author note: The romance is described as "why choose" instead of reverse harem as each central female character has her cake and gets to eat it too, with multiple concurrent love interests that ebb and fall throughout the series, however there are no steamy scenes with multi-partner action. Here's what readers are saying about Pacts & Promises: “This book was a hell of a ride that's for sure!! The characters have grown so much from the beginning and we get to be along for the adventures! I have loved every moment!! And can't wait for the next book!! Highly recommend!!” ★★★★★ “Pacts & Promises, the fourth in the Academy series by Jade Alters is an extreme adventure, full of chaos, danger, and intrigue!!!!!! It was completely riveting, mesmerizing, and a veritable TREASURE of a story!!! I LOVED IT!!!!!!!” ★★★★★

The Searching For Collection

Author:Jennifer Probst

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1501169556

Total Pages:1952

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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst brings her signature witty, sexy, heartfelt style to the romances in the wildly popular Searching For series! In Searching for Someday, Kate Seymour has a smashing success with Kinnections, the matchmaking service she owns with her two best friends. But Kate’s more than a savvy businesswoman: She’s gifted with a secret power, a jolting touch that signals when love’s magic is at work. When Slade Montgomery, the hot-tempered—and hot-bodied—divorce lawyer storms into Kinnections demands proof that playing Cupid won’t destroy his vulnerable sister, Kate’s newest client, the only way to convince this cynic that she’s no fraud is for Kate to meet his challenge: find his dream woman. Can Kate keep their relationship strictly business when her attraction nearly knocks her off her feet? Searching for Perfect tells the story of another Kinnection’s founder, Kennedy Ashe. A coach and cheerleader rolled into one sizzling package, Kennedy creates dream dates, encourages singles to shine, and never refuses a challenge—not even her new client, Nate Ellison Raymond Dunkle, nerd extraordinaire. Kennedy vows to transform this hot mess into the most wanted man on the dating scene. When she realizes she and Nate are cut from the same cloth and might be perfect together, can Kennedy learn to let her heart lead the way? In Searching for Beautiful, Genevieve MacKenzie has her life completely under control—until an escape through the church window on the day of her wedding sends her life into a tailspin and flings her right into her best friend’s arms. He whisks her away, determined to watch over her and discover the truth behind her desperate escape. But when his feelings turn more than platonic, he realizes he may risk it all in order to protect the woman he loves. It’s time for the third founder of Kinnections’ happily-ever-after in Searching for Always: she’s an expert in helping others de-stress, but Arilyn Meadows is running on fumes. Along with her job counseling singles seeking soul mates at the Kinnections agency, she’s a yoga teacher, animal shelter volunteer, and therapist. But when police officer Stone Petty—radiating masculinity and attitude—is sent to her for mandatory lessons in cooling off when the job gets too hot, Arilyn vows to ignore his seductive glances and sexy grin. But there’s no halting their sizzling flirtation—a red-hot, high-speed chase that’s breaking all the limits. In Genevieve’s sister Isabella’s story, Searching for Disaster, when she tries to move on from her disastrous past, Officer William Devine is determined to show her that love is the only way to heal. Finally, get cozy with Searching for You, where high-powered CEO Riley Fox and playboy billionaire Dylan McCrae get stranded in a snowstorm, and sparks will fly if they can make it through the night together!