Lexington Larrabee has never had to work a day in her life. Which is why, on Lexi’s 18th birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund.
This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life. Elliot is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle was found dead. As Madeleine and Elliot unravel their mysteries, they begin to exchange messages across worlds --- through an accidental gap that hasn't appeared in centuries. But even greater mysteries are unfolding on both sides of the gap.
Farrah "Digit" Higgins may be going to MIT in the fall, but this L.A. high school genius has left her geek self behind in another school district so she can blend in with the popular crowd at Santa Monica High and actually enjoy her senior year. But when Farrah unknowingly cracks a terrorist group's number sequence, her laid-back senior year gets a lot more interesting.
On Day 56 of the pandemic called BluStar, sixteen-year-old Nadia's mother dies, leaving her responsible for her younger brother Rabbit. They secretly received antivirus vaccines from their uncle, but most people weren't as lucky. Their deceased father taught them to adapt and survive whatever comes their way. That's their plan as they trek from Seattle to their grandfather's survivalist compound in West Virginia. But what if no one is there to meet them?
It's been three months since Amy was unplugged. There may be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of Godspeed, the spaceship where they’re trapped. But when he discovers a shocking secret, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed.
Tariq. Anupreet. Margaret. As different as their Muslim, Sikh, and British names. But in one moment, their futures become entirely dependent on one another's. Against the backdrop of the nearly forgotten history of the partition of India, Jennifer Bradbury, as if with strands of silk, weaves together the heart-pounding tale of three teenagers on wildly different paths, on the verge of changing each other’s lives forever.
Through it is often categorized as a coming-of-age novel, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN is much more than that. Its richly-plotted narrative of three generations in a poor but proud American family offers a detailed and unsentimental portrait of urban life at the beginning of the century.
A summer of firsts; A summer of good-byes; A summer of impossible choice. Sixteen-year-old Eliza miller has never made a phone call, or tried on a pair of jeans. She's never even talked to someone her age who isn't Amish, like her. When she leaves her close-knit family to spend the summer as a nanny, she finds surprises and temptations of a way of life so different from her own. And at the end of the summer, she must choose where she belongs.
The fight for independent thought becomes a matter of life or death in this sizzling and intense conclusion to the Possession trilogy. Vi has made her choice between Jag and Zenn, and the resistance may have suffered for it. But with the Thinkers as strong as ever, the rebels still have a job to do. Vi knows better than anyone that there’s more at stake than a few broken hearts.
When Seth starts talking to Skye at the last beach party of the summer, it's obvious to both of them that this is something real. But when Seth leaves for college before they exchange contact info, Skye wonders if he felt the same way she did --- and if she will ever see him again.
In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for 16-year-old Anya Balanchine, daughter of a dead crime boss, life is fairly routine --- until she finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight.
Haven Moore would like to believe that Adam Rosier and his sinister Ouroboros Society are a distant memory. But then her best friend, Beau Decker, disappears, and a cabal of women known as the Horae claim that Adam is responsible. The Horae have spent centuries scheming to destroy Adam. They tell Haven that she alone holds the clue to Beau's disappearance --- and they'll help her only if she promises to lure Adam into their clutches.
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. They seem to have nothing in common, but as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
Liam MacGregor is cursed. Haunted by the wails of fantastical Bean Sidhes and labeled a demon by the villagers of Dòchas, Liam has accepted that things will never get better for him---until a wealthy heiress named Annabel Leighton arrives on the island and Liam's fate is changed forever.
It’s been three months since Alexis helplessly witnessed Lydia Small’s violent death, and it seems that Lydia’s angry ghost wants revenge. When a girl from school disappears one night, it becomes clear that several of Alexis’s friends are in danger, and she is the only person who can save them.
After a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City, Batman begins to realize that perhaps these crimes go far deeper than appearances suggest. As the Caped Crusader begins to unravel this deadly mystery, he discovers a conspiracy going back to his youth and beyond to the origins of the city he's sworn to protect.
Ethan and Lena’s hometown of Gatlin is plagued with even more strange events than before, and Ethan is being haunted in his dreams again --- this time, by something that follows him into his everyday life.
The movie adaptation of Judy Blume's TIGER EYES, directed by her son, is out June 7th for a limited time in select theaters but is also on iTunes and other online outlets. And following up The Great Gatsby, a modern adaptation of Much Ado About Nothinghits theaters this month, keeping English teachers happy and perhaps helping you clarify exactly what Shakespeare is saying.
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