Maggie and Nash are outsiders. The best of friends, they have seen each other through thick and thin, but when Tom moves to town at the start of the school year, they have something unexpected in common: feelings for the same guy. This warm, witty novel --- with a clear, true voice and a clever soundtrack of musical references --- sings a song of love and forgiveness.
PAPERWEIGHT follows Stevie's journey as she struggles not only with this life-threatening eating disorder, but with the question of whether she can ever find absolution for the mistakes of her past…and whether she truly deserves to.
When Carolina and Trevor meet on their first day of school, something draws them to each other. They gradually share first kisses, first touches, first sexual experiences. When they're together, nothing else matters. Told in Carolina and Trevor's alternating voices, this is an up-close-and-personal story of two teenagers falling in love for the first time, and discovering it might not last forever.
Some girls will always have your back, and some girls can't help but stab you in it.In a debut novel that is raw, honest, hilarious and thought-provoking, Lauren Saft masterfully conveys what goes on in the mind of a teenage girl and how often even the closest of friends walk the thin line between love and hate.
So began the ceremony that was to make young Phaedrus, ex-slave and gladiator, Horse Lord of the Dalriadain. Phaedrus had come a long way since the fight in the arena that gained him his freedom. First published in 1965 but long out of print, THE MARK OF THE HORSE LORD has been acclaimed by many readers as the finest of Rosemary Sutcliff’s many novels.
Stella's life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because that cute boy she met at Starbucks is Oliver Perry --- lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver --- dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band --- when her sister could be dying of cancer?
Fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez has just blown her last chance with a foster family. It’s a group home next --- unless she agrees to leave East Los Angeles for a farm trainee program in Northern California. Despite being a fish out of water in this rural setting, Ana eventually comes to love Garber Farm. But when she inadvertently stirs up trouble in town, Ana is afraid she might have ruined her last chance at finding a place to belong.
Sarah --- Bean to her friends and family --- is an aspiring astronomer and champion mathlete. For as long as she can remember, she's also lived in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Scarlett. But after a traumatic end to the school year, Sarah goes to Cape Cod for the summer with her family, determined to grow up. It's there that she meets gorgeous, older college boy Andrew. He sees her as the girl she wants to be. He thinks she's older too. For Sarah, it's a summer of firsts. But by the end of August, she might have to choose between falling in love and finding herself.
Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. But then her grandfather becomes sick and he starts apologizing repeatedly. And when the murals in her neighborhood begin to weep real tears…Well, something more sinister than the usual Brooklyn ruckus is going on. With the help of a fellow artist named Robbie, Sierra discovers shadowshaping. But someone is killing the shadowshapers one by one --- and the killer believes Sierra is hiding their greatest secret. Now she must unravel her family's past, take down the killer in the present and save the future of shadowshaping for generations to come.
Pagan's old agent shows up with a mysterious studio executive, Devin Black, and an offer. Pagan will be released from juvenile detention if she accepts a juicy role in a comedy directed by award-winning director Bennie Wexler. The shoot starts in West Berlin in just three days. The offer's too good to be true, Berlin's in turmoil and Devin Black knows way too much about her --- there's definitely something fishy going on.