But when Abby begins investigating the death, she find that you can't trust anyone, not even the people you think you know. The Afterlife by Gary Soto "A senior at East Fresno High School lives on as a ghost after his brutal murder in the restroom of a club where he had gone to dance. Discover the stories behind their Legendary Tricks and learn how to do the tricks yourself.
Skin : The Bare Facts by Lori Bergamotto "Presents an overview on skin types, methods for treating common problems, and tips for skin care and makeup application. But their words did.
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Each diary reveals one voice, one teenager coping with the impossible. These stark accounts of how five young people faced the worst of human evil are a testament, and an inspiration, to the best of the human soul. Do Not Open by John Farndon "Presents a collection of unusual facts, secrets, and unsolved mysteries from around the world, from Paris' hidden tunnels, to the mystery of the the Roswell crash site in New Mexico, and to secret documents contained in the Vatican library.
What every story has in common is that each was written about the author's own life, and that each is the exact same length: six words. No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row by Susan Kuklin "In their own voices--raw and uncensored--inmates sentenced to death as teenagers talk about their lives in prison, and share their thoughts and feelings about how they ended up there.
Susan Kuklin also gets inside the system, exploring capital punishment itself and the intricacies and inequities of criminal justice in the United States. Teen Cuisine by Matthew Locricchio "Presents more than fifty recipes for teenagers who want to cook, with detailed instructions and advice on ingredients, kitchen equipment, and cooking techniques. Chinese Cinderella : The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah "When her mother dies giving birth to her, Adeline is considered bad luck by her family, thus when her father's new wife begins to treat her poorly while spoiling the others, Adeline can turn to no one for comfort and must endure the difficult times on her own, in a dramatic true story of bravery and triumph over adversity.
My Secret: a PostSecret Book by Frank Warren "A collection of artfully decorated postcards with secrets anonymously written on them by people from all over the world and sent to the founder of PostSecret, a community art project that evolved into a website.
Ghosts Caught on Film : Photographs of the Paranormal by Melvyn Willin "Accompanied by explanatory text, a collection of photographs from the archives of the Society for Psychical Research offers images of paranormal happenings and includes all of the most famous, and most arguable, ghost photographs.
Hugo Fitzstephen, returning home to England from the Crusades with saddlebags of jewels, has money, and lots of it. What could be simpler than to kidnap him and hold him for ransom? Well, for starters, Finnula could make the terrible mistake of falling in love with her hostage. Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti "In the summer of her junior year, sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen and her mother, both nursing broken hearts, set out on a journey to reunite an elderly woman with her long-lost love and in the process learn many things about 'the real ties that bind' people to one another.
But then Em lost his number and, with it, all hope of finding a real boyfriend before the end of senior year. All she knows about Ethan is his first name, that he has a supercute smile, and that he's going to a prom this month. Which high school? That's anyone's guess. A Novel Idea by Aimee Friedman "Excited about the new book club she has organized, Norah is pleased with the diverse group that shows up and suddenly falls for one of the guys in the mix, but having no idea how to show him that she is interested in him, Norah decides to use their mutual interest in literature to get the romance rolling in the right direction.
Cupidity by Caroline Goode "When the gods of Mount Olympus send Cupid to an Ohio high school to help make the dreams of seventeen-year-old Laura Sweeney come true, things get a bit out of control when the old matchmaking tricks go awry.
Puppy Love by Nancy Krulik "Alana, a senior in high school, whose relationship with her boyfriend seems to be changing now that he is a freshman in college, wonders if the handyman she met while on her dog-walking job might be a better match for her. Love Off-Limits by Whitney Lyles "Natalie, who writes a romantic advice column in the school newspaper, becomes attracted to her editor, Matt, who is also her boyfriend Jeremy's best friend.
The Boy of my Dreams by Dyan Sheldon "Mike and her best friend Hope breathlessly await meeting the guys of their dreams and falling in love, but after Mike thinks that she has found the perfect boy there seems to be some question of whether he is her destiny.
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Candor by Pam Bachorz "For a fee, 'model teen' Oscar Banks has been secretly--and selectively-- sabotaging the subliminal messages that program the behavior of the residents of Candor, Florida, until his attraction to a rebellious new girl threatens to expose his subterfuge. Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill "On the planet Mars, sixteen-year-old Durango and his crew of mercenaries are hired by the settlers of a mining community to protect their most valuable resource from a feral band of marauders.
Moore at her estate close to The Line, an invisible border of the Unified States, but then Rachel finds a mysterious recorded message that can only have come from the other side. The voice is asking for help. Who sent the message?
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Stuck on Earth by David Klass "On a secret mission to evaluate whether the human race should be annihilated, a space alien inhabits the body of a bullied fourteen-year-old boy. The Unidentified by Rae Mariz "In a futuristic alternative school set in a shopping mall where video game-playing students are observed and used by corporate sponsors for market research, Katey "Kid" Dade struggles to figure out where she fits in and whether she even wants to. Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien "In a future world baked dry by the sun and divided into those who live inside the wall and those who live outside it, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone is forced into a difficult choice when her parents are arrested and taken into the city.
Epitaph Road by David Patneaude "In , men are a small and controlled minority in a utopian world ruled by women, and fourteen-year-old Kellen must fight to save his father from an outbreak of the virus that killed ninety-seven percent of the male population thirty years earlier. Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve "Foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer although females in the future London, England, are not believed capable of rational thought, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present.
Virals by Kathy Reichs "Tory Brennan is the leader of a band of teenage 'sci-philes' who live on an island off the coast of South Carolina and when the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.
Places I never Meant to be: Original Stories by Censored Writers edited by Judy Blume "A collection of short stories accompanied by short essays on censorship by twelve authors whose works have been challenged in the past. Carter "A collection of stories about high school students from one end of the social spectrum to the other.
In this collection of thirteen fabulously chilling stories from thirteen true masters of suspense. Nothing is what it seems. From cannibalistic children, to an unwitting date with a vampire, to a crush on a boy who just might be a werewolf, no scary stone is left unturned.
What they Found : Love on th Street by Walter Dean Myers "Fifteen interrelated stories explore different aspects of love, such as a dying father's determination to help start a family business--a beauty salon--and the relationship of two teens who plan to remain celibate until they marry.
Zombies vs. Unicorns "Twelve short stories by a variety of authors seek to answer the question of whether zombies are better than unicorns. Tangerine by Edward Bloor "Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight. Payback Time by Carl Deuker "Overweight, somewhat timid Mitch reluctantly agrees to be the sports reporter for the Lincoln High newspaper because he is determined to be a writer, but he senses a real story in Angel, a talented football player who refuses to stand out on the field--or to discuss his past.
Pop by Gordon Korman "Lonely after a midsummer move to a new town, sixteen-year-old high-school quarterback Marcus Jordan becomes friends with a retired professional linebacker who is great at training him, but whose childish behavior keeps Marcus in hot water. The Big Field by Mike Lupica "When fourteen-year-old baseball player Hutch feels threatened by the arrival of a new teammate named Darryl, he tries to work through his insecurities about both Darryl and his remote and silent father, who was once a great ballplayer too.
Million-Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica "Eighth-grade star quarterback Nate Brodie's family is feeling the stress of the troubled economy, and Nate is frantic because his best friend Abby is going blind, so when he gets a chance to win a million dollars if he can complete a pass during the halftime of a New England Patriot's game, he is nearly overwhelmed by the pressure to succeed.
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Boost by Kathy Mackel "Thirteen-year-old Savvy's dreams of starting for her elite basketball team are in danger when she is accused of taking steroids. The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen "When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.
Chime by Franny Billingsley "In the early twentieth century in Swampsea, seventeen-year-old Briony, who can see the spirits that haunt the marshes around their town, feels responsible for her twin sister's horrible injury until a young man enters their lives and exposes secrets that even Briony does not know about. Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman "In the aftermath of the accident that killed his foster father, high school student Jacob Fielding discovers that he has acquired the power of indestructibility, and the more he learns about it the more he realizes that it is a heavy burden, if not a curse.
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain "Grace Divine, almost seventeen, learns a dark secret when her childhood friend--practically a brother--returns, upsetting her pastor-father and the rest of her family, around the time strange things are happening in and near their small Minnesota town. If you're not friends with Amanda, you're nobody.
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But one morning gorgeous, popular Amanda looks in the mirror and sees a very different face staring back at her. The Queen Bee is about to get a taste of life in someone else's shoes. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride "Sam LaCroix, a Seattle fast-food worker and college dropout, discovers that he is a necromancer, part of a world of harbingers, werewolves, satyrs, and one particular necromancer who sees Sam as a threat to his lucrative business of raising the dead.
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce "After a Fenris, or werewolf, killed their grandmother and almost killed them, sisters Scarlett and Rosie March devote themselves to hunting and killing the beasts that prey on teenaged girls, learning how to lure them with red cloaks and occasionally using the help of their old friend, Silas, the woodsman's son. Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin "Phoebe befriends Mallory, an awkward new girl at school, and the two become very close, but Phoebe is unaware that Mallory is a faerie, sent to trap her into fulfilling a promise made by her ancestor to the queen of the faeries.
Pretty Dead by Francesca Lia Block "Beautiful vampire Charlotte finds herself slowly changing back into a human after the mysterious death of her best friend. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey "Seventeen-year-old Jessica, adopted and raised in Pennsylvania, learns that she is descended from a royal line of Romanian vampires and that she is betrothed to a vampire prince, who poses as a foreign exchange student while courting her. Night Road by A. Jenkins "Battling his own memories and fears, Cole, an extraordinarily conscientious vampire, and Sandor, a more impulsive acquaintance, spend a few months on the road, trying to train a young man who recently joined their ranks.
The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks "Fifteen-year-old vampire Nina has been stuck for fifty-one years in a boring support group for vampires, and nothing exciting has ever happened to them--until one of them is murdered and the others must try to solve the crime. Blood Ninja by Nick Lake "After his father is murdered and a ninja saves his life, Taro discovers the connection between ninjas and vampires and finds himself being dragged into a bitter conflict between the rival lords ruling Japan.
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