Period 8. An hour a day. You can hang out. You can eat your lunch. You can talk, listen, neither, or both. Nothing is off-limits. The only rule is that you keep it real: that you tell the truth.
Heller High senior Paul Baum (aka Paulie Bomb) tells the truth. Not the
Wow, that's an ugly sweater variety of truth, but the other kind: the truth that matters. It might be hard. It often hurts, but Paulie doesn't know how not to tell it. When he tells his girlfriend Hannah the life-altering, messed-up, awful truth, his life falls apart. The truth can get complicated, fast.
But someone in Period 8 is lying, and Paulie, Hannah, and just about everyone else who stops by the safe haven of the P-8 room daily are deceived. When a classmate goes missing and the mystery of her disappearance seeps beyond P-8 and into every hour of the day, all hell breaks loose.Discuss this item on our forum.
Sometimes Fitz would look at himself in the mirror, an expression of pathetic eagerness on his face. He was a dog in the pound, wanting to be adopted. He'd smile. What father wouldn't want this boy?
Fitz to his friends, has just learned that his father, whom he's never met, who supports him but is not a part of his life, is living nearby. Fitz begins to follow him, watch him, study him, and on an otherwise ordinary May morning, he executes a plan to force his father, at gunpoint, to be with him.
Over the course of one spring day, Fitz and his father become real to one another. Fitz learns about his father, why he's chosen to remain distant and what really happened between him and Fitz's mother. And his father learns what sort of boy his son has grown up to become.Discuss this item on our forum.
It's been over a year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.
In the time since every person over the age of fourteen disappeared from the town of Perdido Beach, countless battles have been fought: battles against hunger and lies and plague, and epic battles of good against evil. Now, the gaiaphage has been reborn as Diana's malicious mutant daughter, Gaia.
Gaia is endlessly hungry for destruction. She yearns to conquer her Nemesis, Little Pete, and then bend the entire world to her warped will. As long-standing enemies become allies, secrets are revealed and unexpected sacrifices are made. Will their attempts to save themselves and one another matter in the end, or will the kids of Perdido Beach perish in this final power struggle?Discuss this item on our forum.
A storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a vain attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught again? Of course not, because he's... Dodger.
Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London's sewers, and he knows a jewel when he sees one. He's not about to let anything happen to the unknown girl, not even if her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England.
From Dodger's encounter with the mad barber Sweeney Todd to his meetings with the great writer Charles Dickens and the calculating politician Benjamin Disraeli, history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure and mystery.
Beloved and bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett combines high comedy with deep wisdom in this tale of an unexpected coming-of-age and one remarkable boy's rise in a complex and fascinating world.Discuss this item on our forum.
When Nadia's family moves to Captive's Sound, she instantly realizes there's more to the place than meets the eye. Descended from witches, Nadia can sense that a spell has been cast over the tiny Rhode Island town, a sickness infecting everyone and everything in it.
The magic at work is darker and more powerful than anything she's come across and has sunk its claws most deeply into Mateo...her rescuer, her friend, and the guy she yearns to get closer to even as he pushes her away. Mateo has lived in Captive's Sound his entire life, shadowed by small-town gossip and his family's tormented past.
Every generation, the local legends say, one member of the family goes mad, claiming to know the future before descending into insanity. When the strange dreams Mateo has been having of rescuing a beautiful girl from a car accident actually come true, he knows he's doomed.
Despite the forces pulling them apart, Nadia and Mateo must work together to break the chains of his terrible family curse, and to prevent a coming disaster that even now threatens the entire town, including Nadia's family, her new-found friends, and her own life.Discuss this item on our forum.
Knowing the outcome doesn't always make a choice easier. As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It's the ultimate insurance plan against disaster, or so she thought.
When Addie's parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with: her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the
Norms, or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it's not.
In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school, but she never wanted to be a quarterback's girlfriend. When Addie's father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she's unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear.
With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she's willing to live through... and who she can't live without.Discuss this item on our forum.
With frizzy orange hair, a plus-sized body, sarcastic demeanor, and
unique learning profile, Danielle Levine doesn't fit in even at her alternative high school.
While navigating her doomed social life, she writes scathing, self-aware, and sometimes downright raunchy essays for English class. As a result of her unfiltered writing style, she is forced to see the school psychologist and enroll in a
social skills class. But when she meets Daniel, another social misfit who is obsessed with the cult classic film The Big Lebowski, Danielle's resolve to keep everyone at arm's length starts to crumble.
Kami Glass is in love with someone she's never met, a boy she's talked to in her head since she was born. This has made her an outsider in the sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale, but she has learned ways to turn that to her advantage. Her life seems to be in order, until disturbing events begin to occur.
There has been screaming in the woods, and the manor overlooking the town has lit up for the first time in 10 years. The Lynburn family, who ruled the town a generation ago and then all left without warning, have returned.
Now Kami can see that the town she has known and loved all her life is hiding a multitude of secrets, and a murderer. The key to it all just might be the boy in her head. The boy she thought was imaginary is real, and he's definitely and deliciously dangerous.Discuss this item on our forum.
Before you write me off as a delusional psycho, think about what it's like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone... and no one knows you.
Sadie has the perfect plan to snag some friends when she transfers to Plainfield High: pretend to have a peanut allergy. But what happens when you have to hand in that student health form your unsuspecting mom was supposed to fill out? And what if your new friends want to come over and your mom serves them snacks? (Peanut butter sandwich, anyone?) And then there's the bake sale, when your teacher thinks you ate a brownie with peanuts.Discuss this item on our forum.