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An idyllic California beach town is forced to reckon with a scandal when, at fancy Thornton Academy on California's coast, Nikki Graziola-a surfer's daughter there on scholarship-upends everyone by revealing a shocking secret in her valedictorian's speech. Every town has its secrets... In idyllic Alara Cove, a California beach town known for its sunny charm and chill surfer vibe, it's graduation day at the elite Thornton Academy. At Thornton, the...
"From award-winning journalist Jane Ferguson, an unflinching memoir of ambition and war-from the Troubles to the fall of Kabul. In Northern Ireland in the 1980s and '90s, war was a secret, and young Jane Ferguson wanted to know the truth. For her, war was called the Troubles, bomb threats and military checkpoints on the way to school were commonplace, and an uncle's gunshot wound in IRA crossfire was disguised as a cow kick. Jane developed a penchant...
"When home is a car, life is unpredictable. School, friends, and three meals a day aren't guaranteed. Not every town has a shelter where a family can sleep for a night or two, and places with parking lots don't welcome overnight stays. Opin, his brother Emjay, and their mother are trying to get to Los Angeles, where they hope an uncle and a new life are waiting. Emjay has taken to disappearing for days, slowing down the family's progress and adding...
"Kirsten Bramble is too famous to have friends. That's what she tells herself, anyway--but with the end of her hit reality TV show barreling toward her, Kirsten's not sure she's ready to say goodbye to her lonely life of fame. Luckily--or unluckily--Kirsten can't help being plunged headfirst into a new adventure when she's dragged on a class trip to visit the SS Great Britain. Because somehow, the ancient ship can speak to her--and she wants Kirsten...
"A story of young friendship, musical obsession, and a missing person, set in the metal scene of the late eighties and early nineties"-- Kip, Leslie, and Kira are outliers--even in the metal scene they love. In arch-conservative Gulf Coast Florida in the late 1980s, just listening to metal can get you arrested, but for the three of them the risk is well worth it, because metal is what leads them to one another. Different as they are, Kip, Leslie,...
Goosebumps Slappyworld volume 19
"Kelly Crosby is the new kid in school. So far, it's not going so well. He's already gotten lost, had trouble making friends, and annoyed the monster that lives in the school basement. That's right. This new school has a monster. Every year, at a party called Friiight Night, one (un)lucky kid is chosen to be the monster's special guest of honor. Guess whose luck is about to run out?"--
"Yayoi, a 19-year-old woman from a seemingly loving middle-class family, has lately been haunted by the feeling that she has forgotten something important from her childhood. Her premonition grows stronger day by day and, as if led by it, she decides to move in with her mysterious aunt, Yukino. No one understands her aunt's unusual lifestyle. For as long as Yayoi can remember, Yukino has lived alone in an old gloomy single-family home, quietly, almost...
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