Sixteen-year-old Alison wakes up in a mental institution. As she pieces her memory back together, she realizes she's confessed to murdering Tori Beaugrand, the most perfect girl at school. But the case is a mystery. Tori's body has not been found, and Alison can't explain what happened. One minute she was fighting with Tori. The next moment Tori disintegrated--into nothing. For years Alison has tried to keep her weird sensory abilities a secret. No one ever understood--until a mysterious visiting scientist takes an interest in Alison's case.
Summer knows that kouun means “good luck” in Japanese, and this year her family has none of it. Just when she thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an emergency whisks her parents away to Japan—right before harvest season. Summer and her little brother, Jaz, are left in the care of their grandparents, who come out of retirement in order to harvest wheat and help pay the bills. Lots of humor, too!
London Lane remembers her future but nor her past. Every day she wakes up not remembering what happened the day, week, month or years before, only what will happen tomorrow, next week, next month, years ahead. If you remember something bad from the future, what would you do and what could you do to change it?
Amber Appleton lives in a bus. Ever since her mom's boyfriend kicked them out, Amber, her mom, and her totally loyal dog, Bobby Big Boy (aka Thrice B), have been camped out in the back of Hello Yellow (the school bus her mom drives). Still, Amber, the self- proclaimed princess of hope and girl of unyielding optimism, refuses to sweat the bad stuff. But when a fatal tragedy threatens Amber's optimism-and her way of life-can Amber continue to be the rock star of hope?
This engaging book captures the wild and brilliant energy of one of the first queens of rock music. Readers will follow Janis Joplin’s rise from obscurity – in a high school where she never quite fit in – to her superstardom and continued impact on the musicians of today. Numerous photos accompany the text.
This fast paced book was written by a former high school teacher with Frederick County Public Schools! The main character, Nora Henderson, is a small town girl from South Carolina who has grown up in her father’s BBQ joint. She has been selected to compete on a reality TV cooking competition and win a trip to Paris. Lots of twists, turns and deceit entails.
Sixteen-year-old Gwyneth discovers her family’s time-travel gene when she mysteriously lands in the last century. Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!
Finished reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians and longing for more? The Lost Hero is the first of the Heroes of Olympus series, bringing back adventure with a new group of teen demigods. When Jason wakes up at a school with amnesia, he has no idea who is he, what’s happening, or the dangers soon to come.
In the wake of a tragedy at her high school, Kana Goldberg, a half-Japanese half-Jewish American teen, travels to Japan to stay with family she has never met and to help tend their orange groves. While trying to make sense of what happened at school and her role in it, she navigates through an unfamiliar culture, which she can nonetheless claim as her own. This novel-in-verse is a quick read but a meaningful one.
This is a book about friendship, ghosts, and growing up. Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.