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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • ISBN Code: : 1442408944
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021) This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship. Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

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  • Pdf File: the-delightful-dinner.pdf

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A clean and wholesome small-town short story (15 pages, 4300 words). Holly is beyond excited about her first date with Dave, who she met at The Falling Festival. They share a love for their beloved small mountain resort town in Montana, plus she’s never felt such excitement over a guy before. But when her mom warns her to proceed with caution so she won’t get disappointed, Holly pulls back—until an unexpected moment entices her to risk her heart completely. From a New York Times bestselling author, learn how a leap of faith can lead you to the perfect moment in THE DELIGHTFUL DINNER. “A wonderful and perfect release to a stressful or crazy day.” — Cafè of Dreams Book Reviews re The Friendliest Festival (Montana Dreams, 1) “It totally made me smile.” — Getting Your Read On re The Friendliest Festival (Montana Dreams, 1) “Susan has a knack for light hearted dialogue and describing the zing in the connection between Holly and Dave....Be on the look out for this delightful morsel.” — Tifferz Book Review re The Friendliest Festival (Montana Dreams, 1)

The Gift

By Edith Eva Eger
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982143118
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 752
  • Pdf File: the-gift.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“I will be forever changed by Edith Eger’s story.” —Oprah A practical and inspirational guide to stopping destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find freedom and joy in life—now updated to address the challenges of the pandemic and a world in crisis. World renowned psychologist and internationally bestselling author, Edith Eger’s, powerful New York Times bestselling book The Choice told the story of her survival in the concentration camps, her escape, healing, and journey to freedom. Readers around the world wrote to tell her how The Choice moved them and inspired them to confront their own past and try to heal their pain. They asked her to write another, more prescriptive book. Eger’s second book, The Gift, expands on her message of healing and provides a hands-on guide that gently encourages readers to change the thoughts and behaviors that may be keeping them imprisoned in the past. Eger explains that the worst prison she experienced is not the prison that Nazis put her in but the one she created for herself: the prison within her own mind. She describes the most pervasive imprisoning beliefs she has known—including fear, grief, anger, secrets, stress, guilt, shame, and avoidance—and the tools she has discovered to deal with these universal challenges. These lessons are offered through riveting and inspiring stories from her life and the lives of her patients. This new, revised edition of The Gift contains two new chapters that examine the invaluable insights and lessons Edie learned during the Covid-19 pandemic; a time she used to rediscover freedom even in lockdown and to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, including preparing and sharing meals with the ones we love. Edie includes recipes for some of her favorite dishes which have been updated and tested by her daughter Marianne Engle and explains how food can be a deep expression of love and connection. As readers seek to find joy and some peace in these challenging times, Eger’s wisdom and heartfelt advice is as timely, and timeless, as ever and certain to resonate with Eger’s devoted readers and those who have not yet found her transformational wisdom. Filled with empathy, insight, and humor, The Gift captures the vulnerability and common challenges we all face and provides encouragement and advice for breaking out of our personal prisons to find healing and greater joy in life.

The Lucky Escape

By Laura Jane Williams
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008365466
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 368
  • Pdf File: the-lucky-escape.pdf

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‘It whisked me away on a much-needed holiday’ Beth O’Leary ‘I can’t remember the last time a book made me forget I had a phone’ Stacey Halls ‘What an absolute delight!’ Emily Henry

The Boyfriend App

By Katie Sise
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 006219528X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 329
  • Pdf File: the-boyfriend-app.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For fans of smart romantic comedies, this is a clever Cinderella story with a tech twist. When Public Corporation, a giant tech company, announces a contest for the best app developed by a high school student—with $200,000 in prize money—computer whiz Audrey McCarthy is all in. Audrey's been searching for her one ticket out of town ever since her dad died and her best friend, perfect and popular Blake Dawkins, turned into her worst nightmare—and this scholarship may be it. Audrey comes up with an idea so simple, yet so brilliant, she can't believe it hasn't been done before: the Boyfriend App. With a simple touch of the screen, romance blooms among the unlikeliest couples at school—and people start to take notice. But it's not quite enough. To beat out the competition, Audrey will have to dig deeper—right into a scandal that would rock Public to its core. Launched into unexpected fame and passionately kissed by the hottest guys in school, Audrey finds that her invention has thrown her life into complete chaos . . . but can it bring her true love?

We Are Lost and Found

By Helene Dunbar
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1492681059
  • Total of Pages : 193
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 892
  • Pdf File: we-are-lost-and-found.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From "the queen of heartbreaking prose" (Paste) Helene Dunbar, We Are Lost and Found is a young adult realistic fiction novel in the vein of The Perks of Being a Wallflower about three friends coming-of-age against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis in the early 1980s. Michael is content to live in the shadow of his best friends, James and Becky. Plus, his brother, Connor, has already been kicked out of the house for being gay and laying low seems to be Michael's only chance at avoiding the same fate. To pass the time before graduation, Michael hangs out at The Echo where he can dance and forget about his father's angry words, the pressures of school, and the looming threat of AIDS, a disease that everyone is talking about, but no one understands. Then he meets Gabriel, a boy who actually sees him. A boy who, unlike seemingly everyone else in New York City, is interested in him and not James. And Michael has to decide what he's willing to risk to be himself. This book is perfect for: Readers who want stories centering gay boys coming of age Parents and educators looking for realistic historical fiction for teens Fans of Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, and Stephen Chbosky Praise for We Are Lost and Found: "Dunbar painstakingly populates the narrative with 1980s references—particularly to music—creating a vivid historical setting... A painful but ultimately empowering queer history lesson."—Kirkus Reviews "It's a certain type of magic that Helene Dunbar managed with this story... A hauntingly beautiful, yet scarring story that captures the struggles of figuring out who you are while facing the uncertainties of the world, a story that should be mandatory reading for all."—The Nerd Daily "We Are Lost and Found absolutely sparkles... she so perfectly, so evocatively captures the angst, uncertainty, and shaky self-confidence of adolescence that it might make you wince."—Echo Magazine Optioned for a major motion picture adaptation by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's production company, Ill Kippers!

Catch Me When You Fall

By Eileen Merriman
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  • Publisher : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • Book Code : 0143770942
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 926
  • Pdf File: catch-me-when-you-fall.pdf

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A moving novel about learning to find happiness in the face of uncertainty and discovering a love that transcends the boundary between life and death. Seventeen-year-old Alex Byrd is about to have the worst day of her life, and the best. A routine blood test that will reveal her leukaemia has returned, but she also meets Jamie Orange. Some people believe in love at first sight, and some don’t. I believe in love in four days. I believe in falling. Both teenagers have big dreams, but also big obstacles to overcome. ‘Promise me you won’t try to die,’ I said. ‘Ever.’ ‘Promise me you won’t either,’ he countered. ‘It’s not really something I can control.’

Golden Boys

By Sonya Hartnett
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Book Code : 1743484623
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 209
  • Pdf File: golden-boys.pdf

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With their father, there's always a catch . . . Colt Jenson and his younger brother Bastian have moved to a new, working-class suburb. The Jensons are different. Their father, Rex, showers them with gifts – toys, bikes, all that glitters most – and makes them the envy of the neighbourhood. To Freya Kiley and the other local kids, the Jensons are a family from a magazine, and Rex a hero – successful, attentive, attractive, always there to lend a hand. But to Colt he's an impossible figure in a different way: unbearable, suffocating. Has Colt got Rex wrong, or has he seen something in his father that will destroy their fragile new lives? Sonya Hartnett's novel for adults is an unflinching and utterly compelling work from one Australia's finest writers. 'Golden Boys has a line-by line brilliance that is startling ... [Hartnett] is one of Australia's most penetrating analysts of the travail and turmoil of families, especially as witnessed and suffered by the young.' Weekend Australian 'Sonya Hartnett is that rarest and most precious of writers: a reverse Peter Pan.' Saturday Paper 'A web in which it is a pleasure to become entangled.' Saturday Paper 'Succinct and vivid.' The Age 'A fine portrait of the charming predator.' West Australian 'An absorbing, fiercely elegant and tangibly believable novel that raises questions about our responsibility to bear witness – and details the complex obstacles to doing so.' Australian Book Review

The Tree Climber’s Guide

By Jack Cooke
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0008153922
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 626
  • Pdf File: the-tree-climber-s-guide.pdf

Book Short Summary:

‘After I finished this book I alarmed my family by going into the garden and climbing the apple tree.’ – Damian Whitworth, The Times

It's Not Like It's a Secret

By Misa Sugiura
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062473433
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 154
  • Pdf File: it-s-not-like-it-s-a-secret.pdf

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Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature * 2018 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults * 2018 Rainbow Book List * A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017 "Well-paced, brimming with drama, and utterly vital."—Kirkus (starred review) This charming and bittersweet coming-of-age story featuring two girls of color falling in love is part To All the Boys I've Loved Before and part Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small, like how it bothers her when her friends don’t invite her to parties. Some are big, like the fact that her father may be having an affair. And then there’s the one that she can barely even admit to herself—the one about how she might have a crush on her best friend. When Sana and her family move to California, she begins to wonder if it’s finally time for some honesty, especially after she meets Jamie Ramirez. Jamie is beautiful and smart and unlike anyone Sana’s ever known. There are just a few problems: Sana's new friends don't trust Jamie's crowd; Jamie's friends clearly don't want her around anyway; and a sweet guy named Caleb seems to have more-than-friendly feelings for her. Meanwhile, her dad’s affair is becoming too obvious to ignore. Sana always figured that the hardest thing would be to tell people that she wants to date a girl, but as she quickly learns, telling the truth is easy…what comes after it, though, is a whole lot more complicated.

Affect, Emotion, and Children’s Literature

By Kristine Moruzi,Michelle J. Smith,Elizabeth Bullen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351971646
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 916
  • Pdf File: affect-emotion-and-children-s-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume explores the relationship between representation, affect, and emotion in texts for children and young adults. It demonstrates how texts for young people function as tools for emotional socialisation, enculturation, and political persuasion. The collection provides an introduction to this emerging field and engages with the representation of emotions, ranging from shame, grief, and anguish to compassion and happiness, as psychological and embodied states and cultural constructs with ideological significance. It also explores the role of narrative empathy in relation to emotional socialisation and to the ethics of representation in relation to politics, social justice, and identity categories including gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexuality. Addressing a range of genres, including advice literature, novels, picture books, and film, this collection examines contemporary, historical, and canonical children’s and young adult literature to highlight the variety of approaches to emotion and affect in these texts and to consider the ways in which these approaches offer new perspectives on these texts. The individual chapters apply a variety of theoretical approaches and perspectives, including cognitive poetics, narratology, and poststructuralism, to the analysis of affect and emotion in children’s and young adult literature.

Queer Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the English Language Arts Curriculum

By Paula Greathouse,Brooke Eisenbach,Joan F. Kaywell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1475842406
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 865
  • Pdf File: queer-adolescent-literature-as-a-complement-to-the-english-language-arts-curriculum.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This text offers 6th - 12th grade ELA educators guided instructional approaches for including queer-themed young adult (YA) literature in the English language arts classroom.