"Teen scientist Jack Andraka chronicles his development of an inexpensive early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer, and recounts his own personal story of overcoming depression and homophobic bullying. Includes hands-on science experiments"--From publisher description.
Having won his clash against Cyan Pile--aka Takumu--Haruyuki, along with Kuroyukihime and the reformed Takumu, begins to fight as a member of the newly formed Black Legion, Nega Nebulus. As Kuroyukihime's injuries gradually heal, Haruyuki and Takumu train hard in tag battles so they can support her when she gets out of the hospital. But when Haruyuki gets enough points to go up to Level 2, he makes a grave error and finds himself on the verge of losing all his points forever?! Will he be able to stay in the game? And what about the baptism by Red Storm Princess that awaits him on the other side?! Haruyuki's new fight begins now!!
"Just as Kenji is getting used to being in the Game Development Club, he discovers that there's a member of the club he's never even met! Shio Hachi is a rich pretty boy who gets whatever he wants--and he wants Roka! Hachi immediately pegs Kenji as a rival for Roka's love and challenges him to a game. But Roka's not going to just sit around and watch, especially when her most prized possession is up for grabs as the prize. What starts out as a simple challenge soon becomes a full-blown tournament! Will Kenji survive and make it to the final round?" --
Lois Lane is the new girl at East Metropolis High, and her instinct to ask questions brings her and her online friend, Smallville Guy, into conflict with some bullying video gamers called the Warheads, who are being used in a dangerous virtual reality experiment.
To negate the threat of Cyan Pile, the mysterious enemy attacking Kuroyukihime, Haruyuki--now the Burst Linker Silver Crow--stands up to fight as her knight. But Kuroyukihime's suspicions about the true identity of her foe are placed squarely on a certain person Haruyuki knows well! Suddenly, Haruyuki is at odds with his princess, and this strain in their relationship sends everything careening off in the absolute worst direction! The inevitable clash between Silver Crow and Cyan Pile begins!!
"Fifteen-year-old Zona Lowell is finally comfortable in high school when her father tells her that they're moving to Greece for the second half of her sophomore year, and she will be forced to meet her mother's large extended family there against her will"--
Following the startling events of Original Sin and the revelations as to what the Illuminati have been up to all this time, this cataclysmic saga jumps forward to the day of the Final Incursion. See what awaits our heroes in the future as the table is set for the astonishing climax of Jonathan Hickman's acclaimed runs on Avengers and New Avengers.
"When Kenji joined the Game Development Club, he didn't realize what he was signing up for! The girls in the club are totally comfortable with threatening, blackmailing, and doing whatever it takes to compel Kenji to take part in their latest crazy scheme. While Kenji has pretty much resigned himself to his own fate, everything changes when the club tries to recruit his little sister Noe into its ranks. Can Kenji keep his innocent sister out of the fray? The hijinks get faster and furiouser!!" --
Liv Silver, fifteen, has lived in six countries in eight years and she and her sister yearn for a real home and normalcy, but soon after moving in with her mother's boyfriend in London, Liv's dreams turn bizarre, filled with talking stone statues, mysterious corridors, and strange rituals conducted by four boys who happen to be her new classmates.
"As seventeen-year-old Carr 'the Raptor' Luka rises to fame in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, he learns a devastating secret that jeopardizes not only his future in the sport, but interplanetary relations"--
"High-schooler Jason, who lives with a drunk, abusive father at home, hopes to earn enough money to escape with his younger sister, Janie, by being tough at school, but the stakes grow ever more dangerous and soon even his fists and ability to think on his feet are not enough to keep his head above water."--
"Turn-of-the-century Paris is in turmoil, with demons prowling the streets, unless the Waverly sisters and their gargoyle protectors can stop them. Except there is an otherworldly power rising up that could mean the end"--
Jack Grammar, average American senior, has no date for the prom until his so-called best friends post an ad in the school newspaper and assemble a list of eager girls, giving him just seven days to meet and date them all before asking one special girl to the prom.
Laura is thrown out of her house when her mother discovers she is a lesbian, but after trying to change her heart and hide from the truth, Laura finally comes to terms with who she is and learns to love and respect herself.
Explains the laws of cyberspace and identifies typical civil and criminal offenses committed on the Web, while providing an overview of what can be expected in the event of an arrest for an Internet crime.
"This book covers all the major weather phenomena that exist across the world. Accompanied by useful maps and interesting facts, the narrative describes various weather instruments, forecasting, clouds, types of precipitation, and major storms. The finalchapter addresses how climate change is affecting the atmosphere, sea level, and life on Earth"--Provided by publisher.
Provides information about sexually transmitted diseases and offers advice to teenagers on abstinence and other means of avoiding them and on how to deal with the problems they may cause while getting on with everyday life.
Explains what constitutes the illegal use of different types and classes of drugs, advises on legal options to pursue when charged with a drug offense, and identifies typical punishments for teenage offenders.
When the orphanage they live in is closed, Pax and a younger boy, Kai, are forced to live on the streets. Desperate to make enough money to send Kai to school, Pax does jobs for a shady character known only as Mister. When Pax is given a "special mission"--to deliver a heavy box to a certain location--Pax winds up charged with terrorism and plunged into a brutal prison environment where his captors will do anything to make him talk.
"BRAIN DRAIN! In this pulse-pounding climax to the Daihasei Festival Arc, Misaka's allies split up to fight their own battles. Friend and foe and even mild acquaintances team up to save the only thing they all share in common-Academy City. With the giant brain Exterior thrown into the mix, this fight is a real puzzler! In the meantime, the doomsday clock has started ticking...and Misaka's time is almost up!" --
Aiming for an autumn calligraphy exhibition, handsome young calligrapher Seishuu Handa sets out to get in touch with his creative side. Meanwhile, a man whose appearance screams "yakuza," landing him well out of place on the peaceful island, puts in a "request" to have Handa write the name on his boat...?! Kick back like a local and enjoy the fourth volume of this heartwarming island comedy!!
Just as sixteen-year-old Andreo is about to compete in a death-defying, multi-sport race in rugged Bolivia, he and his friend Raul (another Bolivian adoptee) learn that their adoptive parents may have acquired them illegally. Their epic journey to pursue the truth gets then entangled with a gang of baby traffickers, endangering their very lives.
After losing her father, Emma Bennett moves to her aunt's small town of Westport to finish out her senior year of high school. Emma wants to forget the pain and loss of the past few weeks, finding relief in the company of Ben Parker--a local boy for whom she has an instant attraction and uncanny connection with. When Ben seems a little too preoccupied with other responsibilities and has no time for her, Emma turns to the town's hottest flirt--Lucas Crandon--for affection. Unfortunately, she realizes a little too late that, sometimes, bad boys really can be bad for you. Life as an undercover agent for the Afterworld's Bureau of Investigation isn't an easy job. When Ben Parker finds his soul mate, Emma Bennett, in a small town, he finds himself forced to choose between doing his job or rekindling a relationship with the love of his existence. After Ben is notified that a notorious immortal is loose somewhere near Westport, he realizes that his love life will just have to wait. There is a criminal to apprehend before he can have his girl. When lives are at stake and immortals are on the loose, can two soul mates find their happy ever after?
"Kazama Kenji thinks he's a delinquent. He's got the look, the style and the 'tude to match--he even has a second-rate entourage. Deep down, however, Kazama is a good-hearted kid who finds himself and his loyal gang in over their heads when they stumble upon the Game Development Club. The club's formidable members are four girls who he might actually be attracted to if they weren't so freakin' weird. The girls claim to have otherworldly powers which they use to defeat Kazama's gang and force him to join their offbeat club. Can Kazama resist the girls' bizarre charms and return to some semblance of a normal, everyday life...or is it "game over" for our hapless hero?" --
"No matter how much the times change, bullied kids aren't going anywhere. And fat junior high school student Haruyuki is one of them. But one day, Haruyuki encounters Kuroyukihime, the most beautiful and elegant girl at school, who gives him a mysterious program: "Brain Burst"...and the secret of the "Accelerated World." He may be at the bottom of the food chain at school, but Haruyuki and his destiny begin to "accelerate" with incredible speed in the virtual realm as he aims for the top!!" --
"When schoolgirl Takiko Okuda attempts to destroy her father's translation of The Universe of the Four Gods, she is instead sucked into the story, becoming the Priestess of Genbu in an epic journey to find the seven Celestial Warriors! The time has come for Takiko to assume the powers of the priestess and summon Genbu. As war and disaster break out around her, she must choose the three wishes that will save the Universe of the Four Gods. But according to prophecy, to summon a god the priestess must die..."--
"Dimension-hopping is something of an X-Men rite of passage, and it's about time the All-New X-Men took the plunge. You don't always have to travel Miles away to visit a new place, but will the tangled Web in which these young time-displaced X-Men find themselves Ultimately bring about their end?"--Page 4 of cover.
"A fascinating account for teen readers that captures the history, science, and economic and cultural implications of the harvesting of cacao and creation of chocolate. Readers of Chew On This and The Omnivore's Dilemma will savor this rich exposé."--
"In 2008, America went through a terrible financial crisis, and we are still suffering the consequences. Families lost their homes, had to give up their pets, and struggled to pay for food and medicine. Businesses didn't have money to buy equipment or hire and pay workers. Millions of people lost their jobs and their life savings. More than 100,000 businesses went bankrupt ... [Former FDIC chairman Bair] describes the many ways in which a broken system led families into financial trouble, and also explains the decisions being made at the time by the most powerful people in the country--from CEOs of multinational banks, to heads of government regulatory committees--that led to the recession" --Amazon.com.
Eighteen-year-old Blake Dawkins competes against girls across the country for a spot on a reality television show through the Pretty App, but difficulties at home and a desire to be more than just her high school's "mean girl" lead her to transform herself into the person she really wants to be.
Anticipating an epic first rock concert that he will attend unsupervised, Jeremy plans to dedicate his expected night of debauchery to his friend Tim, who is donating bone marrow to his cancer patient mother on the same night.
"Rick Dial is faced with an impossible choice: save the life of his best friend Molly, or save the free world. Rick Dial's career as a superstar quarterback ended when a car accident left him unable to walk. But his uncanny gaming ability caught the attention of a secret government organization trying to stop a high tech terrorist attack on America. He's been to the fantastical cyber world called the MindWar Realm and returned to Real Life victorious. But the stakes have just gone up. Another attack is imminent and Rick is the only one who can stop it. How can he, though, when terrorists have kidnapped his best friend Molly and are threatening to kill her if Rick returns to the Realm? As Molly uses every resource of mind and body to outwit her brutal captors, Rick races against time inside a nightmare video game where a fate worse than death may be waiting for him. Hundreds of miles apart, both will have to test the power of their faith and the strength of their spirits. They are being forced to a moment of sacrifice, one that could cost them everything"--
Jessica's life is one big question mark. She doesn't remember a thing about the accident that put her in a coma. She doesn't recognize her family and friends. Her moods range from sadness to full-on rage. Would she be better off running away and starting a new life? Or should she stay where she is and accept that she may never remember her past?
The year is 1972. Fifteen-year-old Haunani "Nani" Grace Nuuhiwa is transplanted from her home in Hawaii to Santa Monica, California after her father's fatal heart attack. Now the proverbial fish-out-of-water, Nani struggles to adjust to her new life with her alcoholic white (haole) mother and the lineup of mean girls who rule State Beach.
When fourteen-year-old Staggerlee, the daughter of a racially mixed marriage, spends a summer with her cousin Trout, she begins to question her sexuality to Trout and catches a glimpse of her possible future self. Staggerlee used to be Evangeline but she took on a fiercer name. She's always been different--set apart by the tragic deaths of her grandparents in an anti-civil rights bombing, by her parents' interracial marriage, and by her family's retreat from the world. This summer she has a new reason to feel set apart--her confused longing for her friend, Hazel. When cousin Trout comes to stay, she gives Staggerlee a first glimpse of her possible future selves and the world beyond childhood.
Tomboy to the core, Toni Valentine understands guys. She'll take horror movies, monster hunts and burping contests over manicures. So Toni is horrified when she's sent to the Winston Academy for Girls, where she has to wear a skirt and learn to be a "lady" while the guys move on without her. Then Toni meets Emma Elizabeth, a girl at school with boy troubles, and she volunteers one of her friends as a pretend date. Word spreads of Toni's connections with boys, and she discovers that her new wealthy female classmates will pay big money for fake dates. Looking for a way to connect her old best friends with her new life at school, Toni and Emma start up Toni Valentine's Rent-A-Gent Service. But the business meets a scandal when Toni falls for one of her friends--the same guy who happens to be the most sought-after date. With everything she's built on the line, Toni has to decide if she wants to save the business and her old life, or let go of being one of the guys for a chance at love.
Moving to my stepfather's English country mansion sounded so promising. But the Arnaud Manor is neglected and unwelcoming, and I get the feeling it isn't exactly uninhabited. Something wants to hurt us--especially my little sister, Tabby. Okay, so I might be a little sensitive lately. My parents act oblivious to me, my old life is far away in San Francisco, and the gorgeous guy I just met tells me terrible stories about the infamous Madame Arnaud who lived here long ago, and about missing children and vengeful spirits. The kind of stories that are impossible to believe--until you're living in one of them, fighting to protect everyone you love...
Siena Hamilton reigns over Temperley High, despite the unfortunate and horrible events that ended the last year, but Romy, a former Starlet, is back from a term away in France and nobody is happy about her return, despite her efforts to blend in and keep the clique's secret safe.
Lady Merry Ellison, seventeen, will go to any lengths to protect "The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest," a band of orphans from her former village who hijacked ill-gotten gold meant for the king, capturing the attention of Timothy Grey, the ninth child of a baron, who longs to perform a legendary feat and earn a title of his own.
Looks at the events of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident in the Ukraine, describing how scientists are monitoring the effects of radiation on the wildlife that continue to live there and what this means for the human population surrounding the area.
As a project for her "creative non-fiction module" at a school for the arts, Normandy Pale chronicles the work of the Truth Commission, through which she and her two best friends ask classmates and faculty about various open secrets, while Norm's famous sister reveals some very unsettling truths of her own.
Fifteen-year-old Patty Ho, half Taiwanese and half white, feels she never fits in, but when her overly-strict mother ships her off to math camp at Stanford, instead of being miserable, Patty starts to become comfortable with her true self.
"Near future thriller about a teen forced to become an indentured assassin who has only three days to complete her hit list--with the added complication of her sole ally's brother being the final assignment"--
In 1994, Fig looks back on her life and relates her experiences, from age six to nineteen, as she desperately tries to save her mother from schizophrenia while her own mental health and relationships deteriorate.
Nadia Cara is in Florence, Italy with her family because her professor father is researching the 1966 flood, but Nadia herself is in trouble--she has turned into a kleptomaniac and she feels detached from everything, except for an elusive Italian boy whom no one but herself has seen.
"Meg has searched the globe for answers about why her parents were killed; where her grandfather disappeared to; and above all the identity of the man with the clockwork mask behind all of this treachery. At last, she has clues that will lead her to the shocking truth"--
Clara discovers that her sister is becoming a mermaid, and realizes that no mermaid can survive on land. Desperate to save her, she and her friend load the girl in a gypsy wagon and begin a journey to the sea. But no road is straight, and the trio encounters trouble around every bend. And always, Clara wonders if she herself will become a mermaid.