Fat Angie's sister was captured in Iraq, she is the resident laughingstock at school, and her therapist tells her to count instead of eat, but her life changes when she meets the daring new girl, KC Romance.
More trouble at school and at home — and the discovery of a missive from her late soldier sister — send Angie and a long-ago friend on an RV road trip across Ohio. Sophomore year has just begun, and Angie is miserable. Her girlfriend, KC, has moved away; her good friend, Jake, is keeping his distance; and the resident bully has ramped up an increasingly vicious and targeted campaign to humiliate her. An over-the-top statue dedication planned for her sister, who died in Iraq, is almost too much to bear, and it doesn't help that her mother has placed a symbolic empty urn on their mantel. At the ceremony, a soldier hands Angie a final letter from her sister, including a list of places she wanted the two of them to visit when she got home from the war. With her mother threatening to send Angie to a “treatment center” and the situation at school becoming violent, Angie enlists the help of her estranged childhood friend, Jamboree. Along with a few other outsiders, they pack into an RV and head across the state on the road trip Angie's sister did not live to take. It might be just what Angie needs to find a way to let her sister go, and find herself in the process.
Dans son monde imaginaire, Grayson est une princesse. Il a de longs cheveux blonds et il porte une magnifique robe dorée. Dans la vraie vie, les cheveux longs et les robes chatoyantes, ce n'est pas pour les garçons. Grayson se cache dans des vêtements amples, évite les autres à tout prix et enfouit ses dessins au fond de ses tiroirs. Alors, Grayson fait semblant d'être ce que les autres voient, quitte à s'effacer complètement. Jusqu'au jour où il décide de postuler pour la pièce de théâtre de l'école et décroche le premier rôle : celui de la déesse grecque Perséphone. Son choix déclenche une véritable tempête autour de lui au sein de l'école mais aussi de ses proches. Pourtant, malgré les rumeurs et les humiliations auxquelles il doit faire face, c'est aussi la première fois que Grayson ose être lui-même. Sa sincérité, son audace et son charme lui valent de nouvelles amitiés qui lui font entrevoir un avenir nouveau, où il pourra enfin s'affirmer en dehors des planches. « Cela faisait longtemps qu'un livre ne m'avait pas ému aux larmes (...) Je le remercie d'exister pour tous les jeunes lecteurs en quête d'une identité et d'une voix propres face à la pression sociale. » Rick Riordan à partir de 13 ans
Agatha Crow spent ten years in The Hack for a crime she did not commit. It is time for revenge, and they will pay, those that put her behind bars. Because in jail Agatha learned the secret of hypnosis, and the children of her victims will do what she tells them, no matter what she tells them. She has planned this revenge for ten years, but as her mind slowly slips loose from the bonds of reality, there are some drastic changes to her plans. High in the mountains, at the house called Serenity, the calm will be shattered by the screams of the innocent.
A school trip goes disastrously wrong when a visit to local caves turns into something far more sinister. Five school children find themselves trapped beneath the ground. Their best chance of escape is to stay together. Then a member of the group disappears, and their hopes of leaving start to fade. Does one of the remaining four know more than they are letting on, or is there something evil lurking in the caves? The five children find themselves in a struggle for dominance as well as survival....
"You win, Alessandro." Defeat leaves a bitter taste in lawyer Chase Evans's mouth. She's worked hard to put the mistakes of her past behind her but it's not in billionaire CEO Alessandro Moretti's nature to forgive…or forget. And in this latest deal, he holds all the cards. Despite her lies, Alessandro wants the elusive Chase in his bed now more than ever, and he's not above blackmail to get her there. But his punishing regime of red-hot revenge backfires as his increasing desire for Chase threatens his legendary self-control, and still, Chase and her secrets seem just out of his reach….
From the USA Today bestselling author of While We Were Watching Downton Abbey comes a wonderfully entertaining book about what to do when life comes at you full swing. At forty-one, Vivian Armstrong Gray's life as an investigative journalist is crumbling. Humiliated after taking a bullet in her backside during an exposé, Vivi learns that she's pregnant, jobless, and very hormonal. This explains why she says 'yes' to a dreadful job covering suburban living back home in Georgia, a column she must write incognito. Down South, it's her sister's ballroom dance studio that becomes her undercover spot where she learns about the local life-and where unexpected friendships develop. As she digs up her long buried roots, she starts to wonder if life inside the picket fence is really so bad after all. Read Wendy Wax's post on the Penguin Blog.
Three misfits--Angie, an overweight girl who is befriended by an anorexic girl; Inez, a drug dealer who has disproportionately sized breasts; and Shelby, a lesbian--try to navigate the turbulent waters of high school.
During her stay at a children's hospital where she is treated for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, twelve-year-old Jenna comes to terms with her illness.
Bianca n’est peut-être pas la fille la plus jolie, ni la plus populaire du lycée mais elle a d’autres atouts : deux meilleures copines, un esprit mordant et beaucoup de second degré. Elle est aussi bien trop maligne pour tomber sous le charme du sexy Wesley, coureur de jupons invétéré et son ennemi juré depuis qu’il la surnomme la D.U.F.F (Dodue, Utile et Franchement Fade). Jusqu’au jour où elle commence à se demander si ses vraies ennemies ne seraient pas en fait ses amies si jolies, si parfaites et si populaires qui ont fait d’elle leur faire valoir : la copine un peu moche mais bien utile... leur D.U.F.F. ? Fatiguée d’être toujours reléguée au second plan, Bianca décide de sortir de l’ombre et de se débarrasser de son surnom en menant une véritable révolution contre les impitoyables règles sociales du lycée. Et en croisant sur son chemin un improbable allié...
Three women unite—and fight back—after their husbands do them wrong, in this tale of “wickedly funny female bonding” by a New York Times–bestselling author (People). Angela, half-Jewish, half-Italian, and all New Yorker, is a lawyer married to Reid, a handsome old-money WASP. Michelle adores her childhood sweetheart husband, Frank, and the dream house he’s provided for her and their two beautiful children. Jada is an African American working mom trying to maintain a happy home, despite her husband Clinton’s failing business. But then, like a bad soufflé, the lives of these three thirtysomething women collapse as they each discover the truth about their dirty, rotten mates. Uniting for solace and support, they draw on one another’s friendship to heal their wounds. Bowed but not beaten, this smart, audacious trio will concoct a brilliant recipe to take back what’s theirs and serve justice on their duplicitous men—and transform them from victims to victors . . . This is a “riotous” tale from the bestselling author of such beloved novels as The First Wives Club and Fashionably Late (USA Today). “Chances are good that you’ll like these women and love this book.” —Daily News (New York)
Presents a satiric look at the present life of Mexican-Americans in Texas
In an endless cycle of street violence and retribution, is there any escape? A powerful verse novel by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo. Fifteen-year-old Theo isn't looking for trouble, but when he and his friends witness a brutal attack on Ricky-Ricky, an innocent boy who doesn't know better than to walk right up to the most vicious gang leader around, he's in trouble for real. And in this neighborhood, everything is at stake. In a poignant, unflinching novel of survival told largely in street dialect, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo enters the lives of teenagers coming of age in the face of spiraling violence among gangs, by police, and at home.
Gaiety Theatre, Klaw & Erlanger lessees and Cohan & Harris, managers. Cohan and Harris present a new American comedy by Winchell Smith "The Fortune Hunter," with John Barrymore. Play staged by the author, scenery painted by Gates and Morange, scenery built by T.B. McDonald.
All encompassing love of a Jewish wife and mother, in Brooklyn during the years 1946-1953, welds the family together through tragedy and happier days.
Laura's peaceful life is shattered when she questions how to balance the conflicting demands of her husband and family and her love for David, a dying cancer victim