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Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space. Now: Ellory is alone, her once inseparable group of friends torn apart by secrets, deception, and a shocking incident that changed their lives forever. Then: Lazy summer days. A party. A beautiful boy. Ellory met Matthias and fell into the beginning of a spectacular, bright love.
Now: Ellory returns to Pine Brook to navigate senior year after a two-month suspension and summer away—no boyfriend, no friends. No going back. And moving on will mean sorting the truth from the lies—the lies Ellory has been telling herself. Seventeen-year-old Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. Seventeen-year-old Adam Meade never fails. He always gets what he wants…until he meets Claire, the new girl who leaves him unnerved, pissed off, and confused. Twin sisters Iris and Malina thought they knew how to reverse the ancient curse that haunts their line, the spell that destines them to use their gleams—unique forms of beauty-manipulating magic—to entice and enchant none other than Death himself.
But both sisters thought wrong. Instead of ending the wicked bargain with the power of her infinite bloom, Iris is taken to an uncanny realm between this world and the next. Left behind, Lina searches for a way to save Iris. But as Lina unearths the dark secrets that bind her family and Iris tries to outwit Death on his own terrain, a power resurfaces that even Mara, the original witch mother, fears.
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Grace is autistic and has her own way of looking at the world. Whip-smart, hilarious and unapologetically honest, The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas is a heart-warming story of one girl trying to work out where she fits in, and whether she even wants to. And then she meets George, the cute new kid at school who has insecurities of his own. As Savvy and George grow closer, they help each other discover how to live in the moment and enjoy the here and now before it disappears.
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Maisie relishes her newfound independence working alongside other lumberjacks—including the mysterious John Lindsay. And yet every time she gets close to him, John pulls away. Suddenly everything is more complicated than Maisie expected. In a world dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated home.
But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.
But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear. If Amani ever wishes to see her family again, she must play the princess to perfection…because one wrong move could lead to her death. Seventeen-year-old Frank Baker is a golfing sensation. Pressure mounts when, after reaching the final of the U. Amateur tournament, Frank wins an automatic invite to the Masters. When he was just eighteen, Eric David Dawson co-founded the non-profit Peace First based on the idea that young people can change the world for the better—not someday, but right now. Twenty-five years later, Peace First has reached millions worldwide, teaching young people how to become peacemakers and create real change.
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In the summer of , five friends discover an ancient stone box hidden deep in the woods. They seal inside of it treasured objects from their childhoods, and they make a vow:. Never come to the box alone. Never open it after dark. Never take back your sacrifice. Four years later, a series of strange and terrifying events begin to unfold: mirrors inexplicably shattering, inanimate beings coming to life, otherworldly crows thirsting for blood. Someone broke the rules of the box, and now everyone has to pay. After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas.
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Lacy desperately wants to leave the cemetery and find out how she died, but every soul is obligated to perform a job. But Lacy is in for another shock when surprising and long-buried truths begin to emerge. Two years ago, a virus hit London, killing thousands of people and driving the rest into hiding. But Leon has somehow survived, making it through two harsh winters.
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Her dream? To become a lawyer and a judge. That has been the most important lesson of my life. You have to learn to dream big dreams. Always, she believed in herself. Her determination, along with guidance from generous mentors and the unwavering love of her extended Puerto Rican family, propelled her ever forward. A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband—these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village.
Still, the girl defends her existence. As impossible as escape may seem, her life—her future—is hers to fight for. When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move back to the small town that turned its back on her, and the boy who betrayed her. With threats against her mounting, the FBI sends a rookie agent to tail her. He spoke out against the Nazi party and led a breakaway church that rebelled against racist and nationalist beliefs of the Third Reich.
Struggling with how his faith interacted with his ethics, Bonhoeffer eventually became convinced that Hitler and the Nazi Party needed to be stopped—and he was willing to sacrifice anything and everything to do so.
Morgan was born with a hole in her middle: a perfectly smooth, sealed, fist-sized chunk of nothing near her belly button. One night, after a lifetime of hiding behind lumpy sweaters and a smart mouth, she decides to bare all. At first she feels liberated. But the fallout is more than she bargained for. A few photos snowball into a media frenzy, and suddenly she is desperate to get back to her own strange version of normal. But between hospital visits, Internet celebrity, and a disintegrating relationship with her best and only friend, normal is slipping further and further away.
What happens when you meet the person who is—literally—your perfect match? She has it all mapped out, right down to the photos she will take, and the last thing she wants is a change in plans. He has to take pictures of his own if he ever hopes to pass his photography class, and his project totally slows Serena down. Just when Grace is beginning to get used to being an orphan, her estranged uncle suddenly comes forward to claim her. Grace once spent the best summers of her life in New Harbor.
Once she starts looking for it, the truth about that night is hard to find and what happens when her healing hurts the people she cares about the most? Former NFL player Wade Davis recalls his bullying of gay classmates in an attempt to hide his own sexuality. Holocaust survivor Fanny Starr tells of her harrowing time in Auschwitz, where she watched her family disappear, one by one. What made them rise up through the hate?
What made them overcome the obstacles of their childhood to achieve extraordinary success? Lily was only twelve when he left. But now, at fourteen, she feels transformed. And when her mother tells her that Luke will be staying with them for a while, in the bedroom right next to hers, her heart nearly stops. Having Luke back is better than Lily could have ever dreamed. His lingering looks set Lily on fire. Is she just imagining them? Then he kisses her again. Maybe even dangerous. But Luke would never do anything to hurt her…would he? In this powerful tale of a terrifying leap into young adulthood, readers will accompany Lily on her harrowing journey from hopelessness to hope.
But when Ariel discovers that her father might still be alive, she finds herself returning to a world—and a prince—she never imagined she would see again. A gun is sold in the classifieds after killing a spouse, bought by a teenager for needed protection. But which was it? Each has the incentive to pick up a gun, to fire it. Was it Rand or Cami, married teenagers with a young son? Was it Silas or Ashlyn, members of a white supremacist youth organization? Daniel, who fears retaliation because of his race, who possessively clings to Grace, the love of his life? Or Noelle, who lost everything after a devastating accident, and has sunk quietly into depression?
One tense week brings all six people into close contact in a town wrought with political and personal tensions. Someone will fire. And someone will die. But who? Bina has never forgotten the time she and her mother ran away from home. But before they could even leave town, Bina had a new stepfather and two new stepsisters, and a humming sense of betrayal pulling apart the bond with her mother—a bond Bina thought was unbreakable. Eight years later, after too many lies and with trouble on her heels, Bina finds herself on the side of the road again, the city of her dreams calling for her.
There, Bina is drawn to her enigmatic downstairs neighbor Monet, a girl who is equal parts intriguing and dangerous. The book opens with a personal essay and a historic look at civil disobedience and teenage activism in America. Each chapter is introduced by an original full page comic and includes a summary of key questions, interviews with movers and shakers—from celebrities to youth activists—and spotlights on progressive organizations. Queen Katharine has waited her entire life to wear the crown.
But now that she finally has it, the murmurs of dissent grow louder by the day. Though she says nothing, her rotting, bony finger pointing out to sea is clear enough: return to Fennbirn. Jules, too, is in a strange place—in disguise. This is an uprising that the mysterious Blue Queen may have more to do with than anyone could have guessed—or expected. She launches her own investigation, tracing clues that whisper of myth and legend and death, until she stumbles upon a secret.
When she was seven, her mother, who had paranoid schizophrenia, tried to kill her. And she wants answers. Did her own parents lie to her? Will she lose control of her power and hurt the ones she loves? Home, where she must learn to rise above her fears. Or be consumed. She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, blobs from outer space, and radioactive ants. All Phoebe wants is to stop running from motel to motel and start living a monster-free life in New York or Paris.
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Have they always taken place, or are they a new phenomenon? And how should we best respond to the fear of them happening again? What actions should be taken and what changes should be made? Abby Furlowe has plans. Big plans. Fame and fortune, adoration and accolades. But then she notices some spots on her skin. She writes them off as a rash, but things only get worse. Abby is sent to a facility to recover and deal with this new reality. Her many misdiagnoses mean that some permanent damage has been done, and all of her plans suddenly come tumbling down.
Cheerleading is out the window, and she might not even make it to prom. Cyrus Field had a big dream to connect North America and the United Kingdom with a telegraph line, which would enable instant communication. In the mids, no one knew if it was possible. Cyrus experienced numerous setbacks: many years of delays and failed attempts, millions of dollars lost, suspected sabotage, technological problems, and more. But Cyrus did not give up and forged ahead, ultimately realizing his dream in the summer of When his frustration finally spills into violence and his parents send him back to Monrovia to reform school, the story shifts.
One I pushed, she lost an arm. I read about her. She was a data inputter for a law firm in the City. She was suffering from RSI, she was paying through the nose for a tiny flat in Holborn. Nobody wore an expression worth the name in the tube. Nobody laughed, and there was no reason why they should. Picked out by the sun, they were anaemic, pathetic figures, so thin that I could see the flutter of their organs through transparent skin.
Some were too weak to continue their trek beyond the rim of a world they had believed they would never see again. Undernourished but muscular, their limbs deformed or stunted, they panted on all fours, too exhausted or frightened to move. They were free. They were back in the city they had once known. But every one of them was still missing. Would they ever truly return? Descending: it is not something we look forward to really, perhaps because we step nearer the place we ultimately wish to stay away from.
It is revealed that the revenant is rehearsing for a catastrophe that will herald the end of history: according to Adam, Blore is aware that a violent earthquake is about to hit London. Smaller explosions thudded around me as the ground discovered fresh levels to settle into and gas pipes ruptured and ignited. The lights went out everywhere. As they did so, a great tide of sound rose from beneath my feet, like a rush of gritty air forced through tunnels. It took me a while to realise that what I heard, but did not see, was a crowd of people cheering.
A while longer and it dawned on me that I was making the same noise. Blore is caught in a huge explosion: and the project of building a modernist utopia begins anew, but this time renovation will leave no possible space for the Unheimlich. It was decided that it should be completely sealed off and tenders sought for a new overland transportation system.
Shuttles that clung to tracks on terraced buildings would provide transport around the heart of the capital. The government pushed for people to get their bikes out. Adverts for cheap microlite aircraft began cropping up. The outcome of their last combat, in which it looks as though Adam might achieve victory, remains beyond the scope of the novel. It would seem that, while the uncanny must return after the end of history, the human imagination cannot pass beyond the extirpation of the Unheimlich.
London Revenant cannot pass beyond the elimination of the uncanny because it is precisely this uncontrollable, unknowable component in the machine that constitutes the essence of what it means to be human. But the face inside will be incapable of expression, as incapable as that of a corpse. And who will know the difference? Set in a tube-train heading south on the Bakerloo Line from Embankment Station on 11 January , the novel has two-hundred and fifty-three characters and takes place in the seven and a half minutes it takes for the tube-train to travel to the Elephant and Castle.
Outward appearance : does this seem to be someone you would like to read about? Inside information : sadly, people are not always what they seem. What they are doing or thinking : many passengers are doing or thinking interesting things. Many are not. This theme is important in a work in which most characters are observing other passengers or are being observed. A visit to Scotland Yard is said to have left him exhausted. In fact, the process of reading is an experience that resembles nothing so much as the use of other web-based data-retrieval systems, such as Wikipedia.
In his choice of form, content and medium, Ryman has come as close as possible to presenting the reader with the spectacle of that total transparency of data feared by Mumford. As Baudrillard concludes, virtual and viral go hand in hand. She overlooks the fact that someone in need of an ambulance is not very likely to want to provide feedback. Effective surveillance must fail to take the human into account —- and must thereby eliminate its very reason for being. Traces of this terrible omission assume an uncanny significance.
The story of the first passenger, Valerie Tuck, perfectly illustrates the procedure of the novel as a whole. We learn that she is writing an article on how to wear the photo-pass stylishly. This is simple, elegant, and less nerdish than clipping it to your front pocket. On exiting the tube-car Steven catches his watch in the frazzled hair of Angie Strachan and is carried on to the Elephant —- where the tube-train smashes into the barriers in a catastrophe that wipes out all but three of the thirty-eight passengers still on board.
In the space of just seven pages, each little community formed in the previous seven and a half minutes is annihilated. And though the carnage in each tube-car is dealt with in exactly two hundred and fifty-three words, the effect is not to impose order but rather to undermine the idea that numerical systems can maintain the illusion of a controlled universe. In line with the theories of Baudrillard, the catastrophe is brought about by the human component at the heart of the machine. As the tube-train is flattened, Tahsin dreams of golden letters in the ancient language of his home-land: Love, Freedom, Peace.
As in the essay of the same title by Mengham, this is a place where our belief in the power of rationality to order and control our lives, our belief in the closed system, breaks down. The terminus is literally the portal into another order of time and space. Harold Pottluck, the market-researcher, for instance, is invited to dance with an elderly lady moments before he is killed. Though he is moved by her appeal, he chooses to finish his report. Brand new Book. Jarno Herren found out the truth only to be dragged into the depths of the city catacombs by the Wizard's undead minions.
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