Mickey Bolitar’s year can’t get much worse. After witnessing his father’s death and sending his mom to rehab, he is forced to live with his estranged Uncle Myron and switch high schools.
A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For awhile, it seems like Mickey’s train-wreck of a life is finally improving—until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley’s trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn’t who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey’s father. Soon, Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it makes high school drama seem like a luxury — and leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew.
Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. All throughout her life, she’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing.
In this YA debut from author Diana Sharples, love, self-esteem, and trust meld in a compelling story. Still reeling from the loss of his brother in Afghanistan, Calvin Greenlee pours himself into fixing his motorcycle and spending the rest of his time with his girlfriend, Stacy, who always has the right words to say. But when Stacy starts losing weight—a lot of weight—it’s clear she has problems of her own. Calvin is determined to cure her—but could that only push Stacy further into danger?
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Chasing Shadows by Avasthi, Swati The Naturals by Barnes, Jennifer Lynn Also Known As by Benway Robin Find Me by Bernard RomilyAll the Truth That’s in Me by Berry, Juile Monsters by Bick, Llsa J. Ashes by Bick, Llsa J. Read more
The Ohio Township Public Library System would like to tell its young and aspiring students of a fantastic opportunity to improve and develop their research and writing skills with a chance to win scholarship money for collage: The 2014 John F. Kennedy ‘Profile in Courage’ Essay Contest!
It Takes Courage to Stand up for your beliefs. Some elected officials risk their careers to do right by their community and country. in Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy described eight U.S. elected officials who demonstrated political courage.
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The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. Students to write an essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956.
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