Becker, life is a competition she needs to win.
For Jackson Hart, everyone is a pawn in his own game.
They both have everything to lose.
Nell wants to succeed at everything―school, sports, life. And
victory is sweeter when it means beating Jackson Hart, the rich, privileged,
undisputed king of Cedar Woods Prep Academy. Yet no matter how hard she tries,
Jackson is somehow one step ahead. They’re a match made in hell, but opposites
do attract. Drawn to each other by their rivalry, Nell and Jackson fall
into a whirlwind romance that consumes everything in their lives. But when a
devastating secret exposes their relationship as just another game, how far
will Nell go to win? Visceral and whip-smart, Laurie Devore’s Winner Take All paints
an unflinching portrait of obsessive love, toxic competition, and the drive for
"Darker and weightier than many stories
about rivals falling in love, Devore’s second novel draws a blurry line between
honest emotions and calculated mo…
Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery.
Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters
surrounding the town.
Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of
three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into
the harbor and pulling them under.
Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the
town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter
arrives, unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.
Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The
townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding
secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the
But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save
Bo, or save herself.
novel in verse about fitting in, standing out, defining your own self-worth,
and what it takes to keep a fracturing family whole.
Virtual twins Linc and Holly were once extremely close. But while artistic,
creative Linc is her parents' daughter biologically, it's smart, popular Holly,
adopted from Ghana as a baby, who exemplifies the family's high-achieving model
of academic success.
Linc is desperate to pursue photography, to find a place of belonging, and for
her family to accept her for who she is, despite her surgeon mother's constant
disapproval and her growing distance from Holly. So when she comes up with a
plan to use her photography interests and skills to do better in school--via a
project based on Seneca Village, a long-gone village in the space that now
holds Central Park, where all inhabitants, regardless of race, lived together
harmoniously--Linc is excited and determined to prove that her differences are
assets, that she has what it takes to m…
For nearly 150 years, American women
did not have the right to vote. On August 18, 1920, they won that right, when
the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified at last. To achieve that
victory, some of the fiercest, most passionate women in history marched,
protested, and sometimes even broke the law—for more than eight decades.
From Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who founded the suffrage
movement at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, to Sojourner Truth and her famous
“Ain’t I a Woman?” speech, to Alice Paul, arrested and force-fed in prison,
this is the story of the American women’s suffrage movement and the private
lives that fueled its leaders’ dedication. Votes for Women! explores
suffragists’ often powerful, sometimes difficult relationship with the
intersecting temperance and abolition campaigns, and includes an unflinching
look at some of the uglier moments in women’s fight for the vote.
By turns illuminating, harrowing, and empowering, Votes for Women!
A young man searches for answers
after the death of his brother at the hands of police in this striking debut
novel, for readers of The Hate U Give.
When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin
decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless
fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.
The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it's up to Marvin
to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even
more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer.
Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag,
Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.
Tyler Johnson Was Here is a powerful
and moving portrait of youth and family that speaks to the serious issues of
today--from gun control to the Black Lives Matter movement.
* "This well-written, fast-paced story
eloquently addresses how to grieve, plan, and participate in the burial of a
Seven students trapped in their school after a bomb goes off must fight
to survive while also discovering who among them is the bomber.
A congressman's daughter who has to be perfect. A star quarterback with a
secret. A guy who's tired of being ignored. A clarinet player who's done trying
to fit in. An orphaned rebel who wants to teach someone a lesson. A guy
who wants people to see him, not his religion.
They couldn't be more different, but before the morning's over, they'll all be trapped
in a school that's been rocked by a bombing. When they hear that someone inside
is the bomber, they'll also be looking to one another for answers.
Told from multiple perspectives, Time Bomb will keep readers
guessing about who the bomber could be—and what motivated such drastic
keenly crafted thriller."-Kirkus review
"Featuring multiple perspectives, this riveting thriller explores the
power of prejudice and assumptions through the lens of…
What if Mulan had to travel to the Underworld? When Captain Shang is mortally wounded by Shan Yu in battle,
Mulan must travel to the Underworld, Diyu, in order to save him from certain
death. But King Yama, the ruler of Diyu, is not willing to give Shang up
easily. With the help of Shang's great lion guardian ShiShi, Mulan must
traverse Diyu to find Shang's spirit, face harrowing obstacles, and leave by
sunrise--or become King Yama's prisoner forever. Moreover, Mulan is still
disguised as the soldier called Ping, wrestling with the decision to reveal her
true identity to her closest friend. Will Mulan be able to save Shang before
it's too late? Will he ever be able to trust her again? Or will she lose
him--and be lost in the Underworld--forever? Book 4 of the Twisted series.
Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly
skills might have benefited friendlier neighbors. Guilt and fear instead led
the island’s original eight settlers to burn “the witch” out of her home.
one hundred–some years: All Nor Blackburn wants is to live an unremarkable
teenage life. She has reason to hope: First, her supernatural powers, if they
can be called that, are unexceptional. Second, her love life is nonexistent,
which means she might escape the other perverse side effect of the matriarch’s
backfiring curse, too. But then a mysterious book comes out, promising to cast
any spell for the right price. Nor senses a storm coming and is pretty sure
she’ll be smack in the eye of it. In her second novel, Leslye Walton spins a
dark, mesmerizing tale of a girl stumbling along the path toward self-acceptance
and first love, even as the Price Guide’s malevolent author — Nor’s own
mother — looms and threatens to s…
storyteller and Printz Award–winning author An Na comes a dark, intensely
moving story of a girl desperately determined to find a cure for the illness
that swept her mother away, and could possibly destroy her own life as well.
Sixteen-year-old Grace is in a race against time—and in a race for her
life—even if she doesn’t realize it yet…
She is smart, responsible, and contending with more than what most teens ever
should. Her mother struggled with schizophrenia for years until, one day, she
simply disappeared—fleeing in fear that she was going to hurt those she cared
about most. Ever since, Grace’s father has worked as a recruiter at one of the
leading labs dedicated to studying the disease, trying to lure the world’s top
scientists to the faculty to find a cure, hoping against hope it can happen in
time to help his wife if she is ever found. But this makes him distant.
Grace, in turn, does her part, interning at the lab in the gene sequencing
department daring t…
Green grass. Clear ocean water. An island paradise like the ones that existed
before the Melt.
A lucky five hundred lottery winners will be the first to
go, the first to leave their polluted, dilapidated homes behind and start a new
life. It sounds perfect. Like a dream. The only problem? Marin Carey spent her childhood on those
seas and knows there’s no island paradise out there. She’s corsario royalty, a
pirate like her father and his father before him, and she knows a con when she
sees one. So where are the First Five Hundred really going?
"Like The Handmaid's Tale, Simmons's book serves
as essential commentary on women's rights."―Cosmopolitan.com on The
Glass Arrow “Simmons excels at dystopian fiction, and her admirable
latest takes to the sea. …A breathtaking story full of high-seas adventure,
power struggles, romance, betrayal, and more... Simmons’ great-grandmother was
taken to a Japanese internment camp during WWII, and her experiences influence
is an innovative reimagining of Charles Dickens’ classic tale Oliver Twist.
Olivia Brownlow is no damsel in distress. Born in a
workhouse and raised as a boy among thieving London street gangs, she is as
tough and cunning as they come. When she is taken in by her uncle after a caper
gone wrong, her life goes from fighting and stealing on the streets to lavish
dinners and soirees as a debutante in high society. But she can’t seem to
escape her past … or forget the teeming slums where children just like her
still scrabble to survive. Jack MacCarron rose from his place in London’s East End to
become the adopted “nephew” of a society matron. Little does society know that
MacCarron is a false name for a boy once known among London gangs as the Artful
Dodger, and that he and his “aunt” are robbing them blind every chance they
get. When Jack encounters Olivia Brownlow in places he least expects, his
curiosity is piqued. Why is a society girl helping a bunch of homeless orphan
Lafferty only feels alive when she's dangling 500 feet above ground.
post-World War I wing walker, Grace is determined to get to the World Aviation
Expo, proving her team’s worth against flashier competitors and earning a
coveted Hollywood contract.
No one’s ever questioned Grace’s ambition until Henry
Patton, a mechanic with plenty of scars from the battlefield, joins her
barnstorming team. With each new death-defying trick, Henry pushes Grace to
consider her reasons for being a daredevil. Annoyed with Henry’s constant
interference, and her growing attraction to him, Grace continues to test the
powers of the sky. After one of her risky maneuvers saves a pilot’s life, a
Hollywood studio offers Grace a chance to perform at the Expo. She jumps at the
opportunity to secure her future. But when a stunt goes wrong, Grace must
decide whether Henry, and her life, are worth risking for one final trick.
“Trueblood’s action-packed first novel explores the
post-World War I époque w…
thought she and Logan would be friends forever.
your dad is a Secret Service agent and your best friend is the president's son,
sometimes life has other plans. Before she knows it, Maddie's dad is dragging
her to a cabin in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. No phone. No Internet.
And not a single word from Logan. Maddie tells herself it's okay. After all,
she's the most popular girl for twenty miles in any direction. (She’s also the
only girl for twenty miles in any direction.) She has wood to cut and weapons
to bedazzle. Her life is full. Until Logan shows up six years later . . . And
Maddie wants to kill him. But before that can happen, an assailant appears out
of nowhere, knocking Maddie off a cliff and dragging Logan to some unknown
fate. Maddie knows she could turn back- and get help. But the weather is
turning and the terrain will only get more treacherous, the animals more
deadly. Maddie still really wants to kill Logan. But she has to save h…
happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man
finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in
a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with
all evidence of the horrifying crime erased.
Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he’s not.
Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the
signs. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic and
destruction, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life.
Everything changes in an eye blink.
For the planet has a bigger problem. The Anvil, an enormous
asteroid threatening all life on Earth, leaves little room for two
troubled teens. Yet on her sixteenth birthday, as she cowers in her bedroom,
hoping not to die for the fifth time, Min has had enough. She vows to discover
what is happening in Fire Lake and uncovers a lifetime of lies: a vast
conspiracy involving …
adoptive parents by his side, Rev Fletcher has managed to keep the demons of
his past at bay. . . until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the
trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.
parents are constantly fighting, and her only escape is the computer game she
built from scratch. But when a cruel online troll's harassment escalates, she
not only loses confidence but starts to fear for her safety.
When Rev and
Emma meet, they're both longing to lift the burden of their secrets. They
connect instantly and deeply, promising to help each other no matter what. But
soon Rev and Emma's secrets threaten to crush them, and they'll need more than
a promise to find their way out.
"An absorbing, emotional roller coaster of a read.
Readers looking for a different sort of coming-of-age story or teen
protagonists grappling with complex situations will fall in love with this
romance-tinged novel." - Starred review, Booklist "Maste…
Is your worrying keeping you from reaching your goals? In Mindfulness
for Teen Worry, a clinical psychologist offers quick, easy-to-learn
mindfulness skills teens can use anytime, anywhere to stop worries from growing
and taking over.
Let’s face it—being a teen isn’t easy. And if you’re like a
lot of other teens, you probably worry about getting good grades, fitting in
with a certain crowd, or what the future will bring after high school. Sometimes
worrying isn’t helpful. In fact, it can get in the way of living your life! So,
how can you start putting worry in its place before it takes up too much head
space? Mindfulness for Teen Worry
will show you how living in the moment will dissolve worry and help you stay
grounded in the here and now. You’ll learn powerful and easy-to-use mindfulness
skills to manage the most common worry struggles teens face. You’ll discover
why you worry and the long-term destructive impacts worry can have on your
life. And most importantly, you’ll be introduce…
From debut voice A.B. Rutledge comes a quirky and completely fresh story
of young love, loss, and the drastic distances we sometimes have to travel in
order to move on. Explores gender identity and the spectrum of sexual
preference in an authentic way.
Eighteen months after Vivien, his beloved transgender girlfriend,
slipped into a coma after a suicide attempt, eighteen-year-old Miles begins
healing while photographing her empty shoes against the stark landscapes of
Iceland. Told through a series of instant messages. "A
much-needed story about rediscovering identity after loss."--Kirkus
"The protagonist’s dealing with his loss and his return to art is a
touching journey."--School Library Journal
"Quietly striking in both story and setting, Miles’s pursuit of answers
and understanding makes for a satisfying read."--Publishers Weekly
the funniest book you’ll ever read about death.
It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first
day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he’s figured it out. The answer to
the basic existential question: How is it possible to exist in a place that
sucks so bad? His strategy: remain at the periphery at all times. Keep an
insanely low profile. Make mediocre films with the one person who is even sort
of his friend, Earl.
This plan works for exactly eight
hours. Then Greg’s mom forces him to become friends with a girl who has cancer.
This brings about the destruction of Greg’s entire life.
Fiercely funny, honest,
heart-breaking—this is an unforgettable novel from a bright talent, now also a
film that critics are calling "a touchstone for its generation" and
"an instant classic."
It's 1942 in
Poland, and the world is coming to pieces.
At least that's how it seems to
Chaim and Gittel, twins whose lives feel like a fairy tale torn apart, with
evil witches, forbidden forests, and dangerous ovens looming on the horizon.
But in all darkness there is light, and the twins find it through Chaim's
poetry and the love they have for each other. Like the bright flame of a
Yahrzeit candle, his words become a beacon of memory so that the children and
grandchildren of survivors will never forget the atrocities that happened
during the Holocaust.
Filled with brutality and despair, this is also a story of poetry and strength,
in which a brother and sister lose everything but each other. Nearly thirty
years after the publication of her award-winning and bestselling The Devil's
Arithmetic and Briar Rose, Yolen once again returns to World War II
and captivates her readers with the authenticity and power of her words.
Klee’s father was the center of his life. He introduced Klee to the great
museums of New York City and the important artists on their walls, he told him
stories made of myths and magic. Until his death.
Now, forced to live in the suburbs with his mom, Klee can’t
help but feel he’s lost all the identifying parts of himself―his beloved
father, weekly trips to the MoMA, and the thrumming energy of New York City. That
is until he meets wild and free Sarah in art class, with her quick smiles and
jokes about his “brooding.” Suddenly it seems as if she’s the only thing that
makes him happy. But when an act of betrayal sends him reeling, Klee lands in
what is bitingly referred to as the “Ape Can,” a psychiatric hospital for teens
in Northhollow. While there, he undergoes intensive therapy and goes back
over the pieces of his life to find out what was real, what wasn’t, and whether
he can stand on his own feet again. Told in alternating timelines, leading up
to the event that…
sweeping multi-generational love story introduces readers to
mother-and-daughter pair Marilyn and Angie. To seventeen-year-old Angie, who is
mixed-race, Marilyn is her hardworking, devoted white single mother. But
Marilyn was once young, too.
When Marilyn was seventeen, she fell in love with Angie's
father, James, who was African-American. But Angie's never met him, and Marilyn
has always told her he died before she was born. When Angie discovers evidence
of an uncle she's never met she starts to wonder: What if her dad is still alive, too? So she sets off on a
journey to find him, hitching a ride to LA from her home in New Mexico with her
ex-boyfriend, Sam. Along the way, she uncovers some hard truths about herself,
her mother, and what truly happened to her father.
"Dellaira’s debut novel, Love Letters to the Dead,
was good; her second, which tells two connected tales set 18 years apart, is
spectacular. Readers will be left sobbing, both for the characters they’ve…
The breathless finale to the New York Times bestselling Rebel
of the Sands series will have you on the edge of your seat until the dust
from the final battle clears!
When gunslinging Amani Al'Hiza escaped her dead-end town, she never imagined
she'd join a revolution, let alone lead one. But after the bloodthirsty Sultan
of Miraji imprisoned the Rebel Prince Ahmed in the mythical city of Eremot, she
doesn't have a choice. Armed with only her revolver, her wits, and her
untameable Demdji powers, Amani must rally her skeleton crew of rebels for a
rescue mission through the unforgiving desert to a place that, according to
maps, doesn't exist. As she watches those she loves most lay their lives on the
line against ghouls and enemy soldiers, Amani questions whether she can be the
leader they need or if she is leading them all to their deaths.
The blistering sequel to the instant New York Times bestselling Nemesis
by Brendan Reichs.
Noah Livingston knows he is destined to survive.
The 64 members of Fire Lake's sophomore class are trapped in a place where
morals have no meaning and zero rules apply. But Noah's deaths have trained him
- hardened him - to lead the strongest into the future ... whatever that may
be. And at any cost.
Min Wilder knows that survival alone isn't enough.
In a violent world where brute force passes for leadership, it's tempting to
lay back and let everyone else battle it out. But Min's instincts rebel against
allowing others to decide who lives and who dies. She's ready to fight for what
she believes in. And against whomever might stand in her way.
★ "[A] heck
of a page-turner . . . Fans of The Hunger Games novels and the CW series
The 100 will discover much to enjoy here . . . A cracking good yarn and
excellent sequel."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Sands has never been particularly good at making friends. And her parents’
divorce and the move to Arizona three years ago didn’t help. Being the new girl
is hard enough without being socially awkward too.
So out of desperation and a
desire to please her worried mother, Caroline invented a whole life for
herself—using characters from Felicity, an old show she discovered
online and fell in love with.
But now it’s time for Caroline to go off to college and she wants nothing more
than to leave her old “life” behind and build something real. However,
when her mother discovers the truth about her manufactured friends, she gives
Caroline an ultimatum: Prove in this first semester that she can make friends
of the nonfictional variety and thrive in a new environment. Otherwise, it’s
back to living at home—and a lot of therapy.
Armed with nothing more than her resolve and a Felicity-inspired plan,
Caroline accepts the challenge. But she soon realizes that the real world is
rarely as s…
months ago, fifteen-year-old Roxanne Stewart was stuck in her tiny,
middle-of-nowhere hometown with no prospects of leaving. But after her
boyfriend, Joshua Blackbird, posts a performance of an original song on
YouTube, he becomes an overnight sensation, catapulting to the dizzying heights
of celebrity, and Rox joins him on the whirlwind ride of a massive national
But it's not long before the never-blinking eye of fame begins weighing them
both down--the constant hunger of managers, diehard fans who call themselves
"Birdies," record execs, paparazzi, and even family, all leeching
Then one day, Joshua Blackbird disappears. Was it a suicide? An accident? Rox
will stop at nothing to find out the truth. The Falling Between Us is a
haunting love story and a piercing look at the costs of fame.
shrewd and sympathetic narrator and multiple elements of interest--music,
celebrity, grief, mental health--this novel is a recommended first
Jr., burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the
Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton. Since then, he has performed for
sold-out audiences, sung for the Obamas at the White House, and won a Tony
Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
But before he landed the role of a
lifetime in one of the biggest musicals of all time, Odom put in years of hard
work as a singer and an actor.
With personal stories from his life, Odom asks the questions
that will help you unlock your true potential and achieve your goals even when
they seem impossible. What work did you put in today that will help you improve
tomorrow? How do you surround yourself with people who will care about your
dreams as much as you do? How do you know when to play it safe and when to risk
it all for something bigger and better? These stories will inspire you, motivate you, and empower
you for the greatness that lies ahead, whether you’re graduating from college,
starting a new job, or just…
author Mary H.K. Choi comes a compulsively readable novel that shows young love
in all its awkward glory—
For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her
grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t
actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas,
to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light
years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind.
Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a
café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room
upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will
serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this
second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are
really testing him.
When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of
unbearable awkwardness. Still, t…