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One minute Jack's in math class. The next, he's on a dark, cobblestoned street where a skinny girl wrapped in a threadbare shawl is selling matches. Jack's life has collided with one of Hans Christian Andersen's grimmest tales, and each time he is drawn into her world, she becomes stronger and more alive, until Jack realizes she wants to keep him for her very own, even if that means he will die.
Best friends Jane and Holly have jumped into the river off Swallow's Nest Bluff hundreds of times. But one day, Holly's jump goes wrong. Her body never comes up, yet something else doesùa sad creature of mud, full of confusion and sorrow. It's Holly, somehow, trapped and mixed up with the river. And if Jane can't do something to help, Holly will take everybody down with herùeven the people she loves the most. Blending Looking for Alaska's theme of lost friendship with Stephen King's sense of sma
Marijuana and heroin are experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Opioid painkillers and synthetic drugs are grabbing headlines, too. The Drug Dangers series examines what is taking place today in connection with these and other commonly abused drugs. All volumes clearly and accurately investigate their effects, whether they have addictive properties, the challenges of treatment and recovery, and efforts to prevent their use and abuse.
This series gives readers a full understanding of the use of specific, commonly abused substances. Books will discuss the scope of the problem, addiction, other consequences of drug use, prevention strategies, and the challenges of treatment and recovery. Personal accounts, comments from experts, and relevant facts add insight and interest.
The digital world offers many new career opportunities-ranging from e-commerce and social media to info tech and online gaming. Teens who have an interest in working in the digital world will find useful descriptions, essential facts, and valuable opinions and advice in this easy-to-use series. The E-Careers series introduces readers to various career options within a given field and explores what the jobs entail, educational requirements, employment prospects, and more.
Opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions. Firearm-related deaths have surged to the highest level in fifty years. Childhood trauma is now considered to be every bit as urgent as a natural disaster or outbreak of deadly disease. These are just three of the issues examined in the Emerging Issues in Public Health series. All books explore recent events and new ideas in an effort to explain what's taking place, why it matters, and what efforts are being made to address these and other publi
Through the use of concrete, real-world examples and stories, this series explores various environmental concerns and the consequences of each. Books look at what is taking place; where, how, and why; the effect(s) now; the likely future effects; and what’s being done or proposed to address these issues. All books include an appendix list titled ôMake a Difference.ö These lists offer realistic suggestions to teen readers who want to act.
More than 450 million people worldwide watch esports each year. That is more than the number of people who watch Netflix, Hulu, ESPN, and HBO combined-and the esports audience keeps growing. Esports and the New Gaming Culture examines the cultural phenomenon that is esports. The book explores the world of professional gamers and teams, the competitions, the spectators, the business of pro gaming, and even the interscholastic programs-all of which make up this exciting revolution in spectator spo
Exploring Careers introduces readers to various career options within a given field and explores what the jobs entail, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment prospects, and more. All books in the series feature a Q&A interview with someone who works in the field.