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Fifteen-year-old Laurence Roach just wants a normal life, but it's far from easy with his little brother who acts like a dog and their depressed alcoholic mother. If Laurence can win the luxury vacation in a local radio contest, he's certain his mumwill finally be happy again. Then one night she doesn't come home from work, and Laurence must face the reality that she might not come back at all. Terrified that child services will separate him from his brother, Laurence does whatever he can to ke
When her boyfriend Derek disappears, Jordie looks like a suspect. What does she know about that night?
For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. She's been a Reckoner trainer-in-training ever since she could walk, raising the giant, genetically engineered beasts to defend ships as they cross the pirate-infested NeoPacific. But when the pirate queen Santa Elena swoops in on Cas's first solo mission and snatches her from the bloodstained decks, Cas's dream of being a full-time trainer seems dead in the water. Waiting for her on the pirate ship is an unhatched Rec
Professional football is by nearly every measure the most popular, important, and successful sports league in American history. The numbers are staggering, with more than 120 million people watching a Super Bowl, and more than $10 billion in annual revenue, pro football dominates the sports landscape. Books in this series were written by veteran journalists who have both covered and worked for the National Football League, as well by writers from Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and Newsweek.
It's the middle of the twenty-first century and the elite children of New Middletown are lined up to receive a treatment that turns them into obedient, well-mannered citizens. Maxwell Connors, a fifteen-year-old prankster, misfit and graffiti artist, observes the changes with growing concern, especially when his younger sister, Ally, is targeted. Max and his best friend, Dallas, escape the treatment, but must pretend to be "zombies" while they watch their freedoms and hopes decay. When Max's fam
Richard Harrison was the last person to see his friend Melanie alive. She vanished when they were six, and while the police never found her, a part of her remainedùa living shadow that became Richard's closest friend. For ten years, Richard has never questioned the shadow that keeps him company . . . until a new girl moves to town, claiming to be Melanie. All Those Broken Angels is a story of buried bones and shadowy secrets and the freedom that can only come from a journey through darkness.
Allegra thinks being at a performing-arts high school will change her life and make her a better dancer. But high school is still high school, complete with cliques, competition and cruelty. Allegra's refuge comes in the form of a class she doesn't want to take—music theory, taught by a very young, very attractive male teacher. Soon all Allegra can think about is music composition—and Mr. Rochelli. But has she misunderstood his attention, or is he really her soul mate?
With over 500 species, sharks live varied lives. Some sharks give birth to their young like mammals, others lay eggs, hiding them from other predators. They live in fresh water, deep water, the open ocean, and eat a variety of fish and plankton. Some sharks are nocturnal (meaning they only hunt at night), while other sharks eat at every opportunity. They sense fish?s distress from far away, and they?ll travel thousands of kilometers to breed at the same place their ancestors have bred for thousa
Major American Artists is a celebration of history, culture, populism, and diversity in the fine arts, detailing the lives of America?s great creators. Great American art does all of this and makes you feel something too! Read about America?s great creators and how their work was influential to their times. Learn of their greatest known works that make them the fabric of American culture. Each title is filled with vibrant photos and detailed history of the artist?s legacy. These engaging books w