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Eight teens are dropped off on a remote west-coast island for a week-long treatment program called INTRO (Into Nature to Renew Ourselves). The story is told by two of them: Alice, whose police-officer mother believes Alice might have a substance-abuse problem, and Caleb, who assaulted his abusive stepfather. They are joined by six other miscreants and three staff: a psychologist, a social worker and an ex-cop. On the first night, one of the girls disappears from her cabin. There is a panicked se
For Bombs over Bikini, author Connie Goldsmith researched government documents, military film footage, and other primary source documents to tell the story of the world's first nuclear disaster. You'll meet the people who planned the test operations, the Marshall Islanders who lost their homes and suffered from radiation illnesses, and those who have worked to hold the US government accountable for catastrophically poor planning. Was the new knowledge about nuclear bombs and radiation worth the
Gripping, grisly, and keeps you guessing until the shocking end Noelle Dixon takes a summer nightshift job at the infamous Boy Meets Girl Inn, even though she's well aware of the horrifying murders that happened there decades ago. That's why she hasa diaryùto write down everything she experiences in case things go bump in the night. But the inexplicable freezing drafts, the migrating rotten-flesh smell, and the misplaced personal items don't really scare her. Noelle has bigger problems: her fat
The lives of Cason Martin and Davis Channing intersect in a powerful way. Both are struggling to survive life-threatening diseases. Neither feels in control of their lives. Can they be brave enough to beat the odds?
The Built for Success series spotlights flourishing corporations and introduces the leaders who guided them to prominence. Each title surveys the featured company's complete history, examining its triumphs and failures, products and innovations, and the impact it has had on the lives of people around the globe.
The best thing to do for someone who thinks he's lost his whole life is to make him feel like it's been given back to him. That's why I can do this. Fire can fix it." William Tucker always does the right thing. He excels at high school, works at thegrocery store, passes out bulletins at his father's church, and still finds time to fight fires as the newest volunteer firefighter in Coosa Creek, Alabama. But no matter how many good deeds William does, it never seems like enough. So when his fathe
Sometimes at night, I wake up and stare at the heart for hours. I think of how I collected each piece from the beach, how I glued it all together into one big sculpture. I wonder if Connor realizes what it means, that he'll always have a piece of meno matter what happens. Each piece of glass is another piece of myself that I gave to him. It's too bad I didn't keep any pieces for myself. At the beginning of senior year, Ann was a smiling, straight-A student and track star with friends and a futu
Dekker isn't happy that he and his little sister, Riley, are stuck in Button Hill with their weird old great-aunt Primrose. When he discovers an old clock in the cellar, made entirely of bones and with a skull for a face, he doesn't think much about it. But when Riley goes missing, a strange boy named Cobb appears in Button Hill. He tells Dekker that Button Hill sits on the border between Nightside and Dayside--and that Riley is in Nightside and may never return. In order to save her, Dekker mus
In the not-so-distant future, a war is being fought for control of the human mind. A group of teens, code name BZRK, are the only ones fighting to protect the right to be human.
A mysterious summer camp hosts twenty-five teen girls, divided into five cabins. Each cabin is drawn into a version of a classic camp story: a camp rivalry story, a camp love story, a murderûinûtheûwoods story, a survival story, and a coming-of-age quest. The girls find themselves acting out someone else's predetermined storyùbut who is pulling the strings? Unless the girls can discover who's manipulating them and find a way to change how those stories end, some of them might not make it out of