When Ari’s mother died four years ago, she had two final wishes: that Ari and her older brother, Gage, would stay together always, and that Ari would go to Carter, the middle school for gifted students. So when nineteen-year-old Gage decides he can no longer live with their bossy guardian, Janna, Ari knows she has to go with him. But it’s been two months, and Gage still hasn’t found them an apartment.
Juliet Newman has it all. A perfect family; a loving boyfriend; and a foolproof life plan: ace her SATs, get accepted into Harvard, and live happily ever after. But when her dad moves out and her mom loses it, Juliet begins questioning everything. And to make matters even more complicated there's Declan, the boy who makes her feel alive --- and who's totally off-limits. Torn between the life she always thought she wanted and one she never knew was possible, Juliet begins to wonder: What if perfect isn't all it's cracked up to be?
When Elyse MacAllister’s great-aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her, becomes deathly ill, Lyse puts her comfortable life in Georgia on hold to rush back to Los Angeles. And once she returns to Echo Park, Lyse discovers her great-aunt has been keeping secrets --- extraordinary secrets --- from her.
Outlandishly wealthy Grandmother VanDemere has decided to leave her vast fortune to the family member who proves him or herself worthiest --- by solving puzzles and riddles on a whirlwind race around the globe. There will be eight competitors, three continents...and a prize worth millions. Seventeen-year-old Avery is the black sheep of the VanDemere clan who now has the chance to prove herself. Who can Avery truly trust? And is winning worth her life?
Lucas and Juliet couldn’t be more different from each other. But from the moment Lucas sees Juliet, he swears he remembers their first kiss. Their first dance. Their first fight. He even knows what’s going to happen between them --- not because he can predict the future, but because he claims to have already lived it. Juliet doesn’t know whether to be afraid for herself or for Lucas. As Lucas’s memories occur more frequently, they also grow more ominous. All Juliet wants is to keep Lucas safe with her. But how do you hold on to someone you love in the present when they’ve begun slipping away from you in the future?
When Penny Lane started The Lonely Hearts Club, the goal was simple: to show that girls didn’t need to define themselves by how guys looked at them. Penny thought she’d be an outcast for life...but then the club became far more popular than she ever imagined. But what happens when the girl who never thought she’d date a good guy suddenly finds herself dating a great one? She doesn’t need a boyfriend...but she wants it to work out with this one. Penny Lane worked hard to declare her independence. Now she needs to figure out what to do with it --- and how to balance what she wants with what everyone else wants.
Maddy Spier's been in love with the boy next door forever. As his figure skating partner she spends time in his arms every day. But she’s also seen his arms around other girls --- lots of other girls. How can she make him realize that they can be partners off the ice as well? Gabe’s relationship with Maddy is vital. He can’t imagine skating with anyone else, and together they have a real chance at gold --- maybe even making it to the Olympics! So he’s decided to think of her as a sister. Then their coach assigns a new romantic skating program, and everything changes. Will this be the big break that Maddy’s been hoping for or the big break-up that Gabe has always feared?
Since her mother's sudden death, Emma has existed in a fog of grief, unable to let go --- because her mother is being kept alive on machines for the sake of the baby growing inside her. Letting go of things that no longer seem important --- grades, crushes, college --- Emma has only her best friend. Until she meets a boy with a bad reputation who sparks something in her. Feeling her own heart beat again wakes Emma from the grief that has grayed her existence. Is there hope for life after death --- and maybe, for love?
Get ready to chuckle your way through centuries of fashion dos and don'ts! In this humorous and approachable narrative, kids will learn about outrageous, politically-perilous, funky, disgusting, regrettable and life-threatening creations people have worn throughout the course of human history, all the way up to the present day. From spats and togas to hoop skirts and hair shirts, why people wore what they did is an illuminating way to look at the social, economic, political and moral climates throughout history.