Asher Machnik is a teenage boy cursed with a beautiful androgynous face. Guys punch him, girls slag him and by high school he's developed an intense fear of being touched. Art remains his only escape from an otherwise emotionally empty life. Eulalie Mason is the lonely, tough-talking dyke from school who befriends Ash. The only one to see and accept all of his sides as a loner, a fellow artist and a best friend, she's starting to wonder if ash is ever going to see all of her
On the night of Skye’s 17th birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites --- like fire and ice --- Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye’s life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move --- only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past.
In this promising first novel by Dana Reinhardt, Simone's typical teen concerns are put in perspective when her birth mother contacts her, seemingly out of the blue. Simone discovers love, heartbreak, and a family history she never could have imagined.
Scotty compares herself to tofu: no flavor unless you add something. And it’s true that Scotty’s friends, Misha and Falcone, and her brother, Keone, make life delicious. But when a terrible accident occurs, Scotty feels responsible for the loss of someone she hardly knew, and the world goes wrong.
This is the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother. Dave had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive --- dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.
A terrifying tale about good and evil and the meaning of human freedom, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE became an instant classic when it was first published in 1962 and has remained so ever since. Brilliantly told in harsh, invented slang by the novel's main character and merciless droog, Alex, Anthony Burgess takes us on a journey to a nightmarish future where sociopathic criminals rule the night.
Khemri believes that being a privileged Prince in a vast intergalactic Empire isn’t as great as it sounds. Constantly in danger from other Princes, he discovers mysteries within the hidden workings of the Empire and meets a young woman named Raine, who will challenge his view of the Empire, of Princes, and of himself.
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.
When Cally Fisher says she sees her dead mother, no one believes her. Cally stops talking --- what's the point if no one is listening? --- how will she convince anyone that her mom is still with them or persuade her dad that the huge silver-gray dog is their last link with her?
When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two by bricks and sandbags, threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina's parents don't return from a visit to the other half of the city, and the bombing grows ever closer, the neighbors in her apartment house create a world indoors for Zeina and her brother, where they can share cooking lessons and games and gossip.
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.
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