Holes Sachar, Louis, 1954-
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Everything changes Hale, Samantha (Children's fiction writer), author.
"Seventeen-year-old Raven Walker has never had a boyfriend. She's never really been interested in boys. But she was always too afraid to examine what that might mean. Until she meets Morgan O'Shea and finds herself inexplicably drawn to her. As their friendship develops, Raven is forced to face the possibility that her interest in Morgan might actually be attraction and that she might be gay. Acknowledging the possibility opens Raven's world to the excitement of her first romance, but it also leaves her struggling to come to terms with her sexuality and the impact it will have on her relationships with her family and friends"--Page  of cover.
Agatha H. and the voice of the castle Foglio, Phil, author.
In the third installment of the Girl Genius novels, Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle begins as Agatha Heterodyne returns to her ancestral home, the warped little town of Mechanicsburg. There she must claim her inheritance by convincing the artificial intelligence that animates her family's castle that she is, in fact, the new Heterodyne. But this apparently simple task is made complicated in several ways: An imposter claiming to be the legitimate heir appears. The Empire is convinced that Agatha is the person responsible for the Long War (and to be fair, they are not entirely incorrect). And, worst of all, the Castle itself is insane. From the Hugo Award-winning Girl Genius online comics comes this third book in the Agatha H. trilogy, and just like the first two, Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle will grab you from the first page and not let go!
Top ten clues you're clueless Czukas, Liz, author.
The day before Christmas, money goes missing from a donation box at GoodFoods Market and Chloe and five of her teenage coworkers--held in the break room until the police arrive--try to identify the real thief.
Vicious Shepard, Sara, 1977- author.
In Rosewood, Pennsylvania, reporters are lined up outside the historic courthouse, typing furiously at their iPhones with freshly manicured nails. Because the trial of the century is happening right here in Rosewood: the four pretty little liars have been accused of killing Alison DiLaurentis. Only Aria, Spencer, Hanna, and Emily know that they've been framed. Ali is still out there, laughing as she watches the girls go down for her murder. But when your nickname includes the word "liar," no one believes you're telling the truth... Aria tries to run away from it all but finds that life on the lam is even harder than life as a liar. Spencer gets in touch with someone who can help her disappear. But when a guy from her past reemerges, Spencer no longer knows what she wants. Hanna decides that she'll hear wedding bells chime before she serves time. And in the face of prison, Emily does something truly drastic -- something that will change her friends' lives forever. As the trial goes on and the outcome looks grim, the girls are in their darkest hour yet. But maybe they can finally figure out how to beat Ali at her own game. Because once upon a time, she was just a pretty little liar too.
For real Cherry, Alison, author.
When shy, intelligent, eighteen-year-old Claire convinces her beautiful, popular sister Miranda to team up and compete against Miranda's cheating ex-boyfriend on a reality television show, Claire's the one to capture a fellow contestant's attention.
Now that you're here Nichols, Amy K.
In a parallel universe, the classic bad boy falls for the class science geek.
Color song : a daring tale of intrigue and artistic passion in glorious 15th century Venice Strauss, Victoria, author.
Artistically brilliant, Giulia is blessed--or cursed--with a spirit's gift: she can hear the mysterious singing of the colors as she creates them in the convent workshop of Maestra Humilità. It's here that Giulia, forced into the convent against her will, has found unexpected happiness and rekindled her passion to become a painter--an impossible dream for any woman in fifteenth-century Italy. But when a dying Humilità bequeaths Giulia her most prized possession--the secret formula for the luminously beautiful paint called Passion blue--Giulia realizes she's in danger from those who have long coveted the famous color. Faced with the prospect of a life in the convent barred from painting as punishment for keeping Humilità's secret, Giulia is struck by a desperate idea: What if she disguises herself as a boy? Could she make her way to Venice and find work as an artist's apprentice? Along with the truth of who she is, Giulia carries more dangerous secrets: the exquisite voices of her paint colors and the formula for Humilità's Passion blue. And Venice, she discovers, with its gilded palazzos and masked balls, has secrets of its own. Trapped in her false identity in this dream-like place where reality and reflection are easily confused, and where art and ambition, love and deception hover like dense fog, can Giulia find her way?
The boy with the hidden name Dorset, Skylar.
"Selkie Stewart has just saved her quasi-boyfriend, Ben, from a fairy prison run by the Seelie Court. Along with Ben and the rest of their ragtag group of allies, Selkie is ready to embrace her destiny and bring the Court down. Until she hears the rest of her prophecy: Benedict le Fay will betray you, and then he will die"--
Gathering darkness Rhodes, Morgan, author.
Prince Magnus must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica by tracking down an ancient, storied magic known as the Kindred.
Princess of thorns Jay, Stacey, author.
After ten years of exile among fairies who teach her to use her magically-enhanced strength and courage, Sleeping Beauty's daughter Aurora enlists the help of Niklaas, eleventh son of King Eldorio, in the fight to reclaim her throne.
King Dork, approximately Portman, Frank, author.
With stitches in his head and after-effects from surgery, Tom Henderson finds some of his most deeply-held beliefs shattered, but, somehow, makes out with at least two girls by the end of tenth grade.
Little white lies Dale, Katie.
"The first time Lou meets mysterious Christian, she knows he is The One. But when Christian's secret is unveiled in front of the whole world, it seems everything he's ever told Lou is a lie, and Lou finds herself ensnared in a web of deceit"--
Zodiac Russell, Romina, author.
When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens, Rhoma Grace, a sixteen-year-old student from House Cancer, must convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac against Ophiuchus, the exiled thirteenth Guardian of Zodiac legend, who has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy.
Suspicion Monir, Alexandra, author.
Seventeen-year-old Imogene Rockford turned away from her family and their English country manor after her parents' death, but assumes her duty as the new Duchess of Wickersham despite threats and strange occurrences.
Inhuman. [Vol. 1], [Genesis] Soule, Charles, author.
When the Terrigen Mist spread across the world, it triggered the latent genes of regular people and transformed them into Inhumans with amazing powers. As the mysterious Lash takes an unwanted interest in the new Inhumans and the newly transformed Flint sees his world fall apart, Queen Medusa finds herself fighting side-by-side with Captain America. When the deposed Inhuman king returns, determined to regain his throne, he quickly takes the royal family captive and conquers Medusa's new island nation. Now, it is up to Flint and his fellow NuHumans to step up and embrace their destiny.
The Amazing Spider-Man. [Vol. 1.1], Learning to crawl Slott, Dan, author.
He sought revenge... and found responsibility. From that night on, a new life began. Join Peter Parker as he takes his first steps towards finding his way in the world as Spider-Man. A chapter you never knew about the story you know by heart.
Finding God in tough times Holl, Kristi, author.
With guidance from God's word and trusted Faithgirlz author, Kristi Holl, this 90-day devotional will help girls ages 8-12 turn to God and trust him during challenging situations. By finding God in the tough times at a younger age, girls will be ready and able to call on God during future trials as well. --Publisher's description.
Misfits of Avalon. 1, The queen of air and delinquency McDonald, Kel, author, artist.
Four modern-day misfit teens are reluctant recruits to save the mystical isle of Avalon. Magically empowered (and chained to the task) by a set of rings, and directed in their mission by a tight-lipped talking dog, they must stop the rise of King Arthur. But as they struggle to get used to their powers and each other, they're faced with an even greater challenge: the discovery that they may not be the good guys in this story. But does that really matter, anyway?
Manga Dogs. Vol. 1 Tōyama, Ema, 1981- author.
Kanna Tezuka is a serious 15-year-old manga artist, already being published as a pro. So when she finds out her high school is starting a manga drawing course, even she gets excited. But it's a fiasco! The teacher is useless, and the only other students-- three pretty-boy artist wannabes-- quickly adopt Kanna as their (unwilling) sensei. But they all have ridiculous delusions about being an artist, and if Kanna can't bring them back down to Earth, she'll never get any work done!
No place to fall Brown, Jaye Robin, author.
Sixteen-year-old Amber Vaughn dreams of attending the North Carolina School of the Arts to gain confidence in using her amazing singing voice, but her family's falling apart and she's torn between two boys.
Revolution Black, Jenna, author.
With Dorothy now in charge of Paxco, Nate and Nadia, marked for death as the only ones who know the truth about the false ruler, are forced to hide in the lawless slums known as "the Basement."
All those broken angels Salomon, Peter Adam, 1967- author.
Both haunted and inspired by the shadow of his best friend, Melanie, since her disappearance and presumed death when they were six, Richard, now sixteen, is completely unprepared when a new classmate, Melanie, arrives at Savannah Arts Academy High School claiming to be that same friend.
Boundary Terrell, Heather, author.
On her first Archon expedition, Eva uncovers the Genesis, the legendary ship that brought the Founders to the New North, and the truth concealed within threatens to destroy their entire civilization unless Eva, as Archon and Angaqquk, can prevent a devastating battle.
Captive Carter, Aimée, 1986- author.
While being forced by the Blackcoats to impersonate Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, Kitty Doe finds herself imprisoned in Elsewhere, an inescapable detention area for criminals.
The tree of water Haydon, Elizabeth, author.
Ven, Char, and the merrow Amariel explore the world beneath the sea, where beauty is more than matched by dangers, and soon they realize that in order to save thousands of innocent lives, they may have to sacrifice their own.
Changing Michael Schilling, Jeff.
"Matthew knows how things work. He's pretty much an expert. For example: friends. Friendship requires both give and take, and Matthew strongly prefers taking. The solution is close acquaintances-people who think you're their friend because you nod and act interested about whatever the hell they're talking about. School? Perfectly pleasant as long as you don't pay attention. Mom? Award yourself a point for each hands on hips or young man. Wear her down until you can get what you want. The general rule: The less anyone knows about you, the better. But even someone as clever as Matthew needs practice. That's where Michael comes in. See, Michael doesn't get it. He's the kind of kid who comes up with the answer before the teacher. He's the kind of kid who asks questions. He's the kind of kid who still has the ratty old backpack he should have thrown in someone's dumpster years ago. Consequently, he's the kind of kid who gets the crap beaten out of him on a regular basis. So one day, Matthew, seemingly out of the kindness of his heart, decides to help Michael out. Turn his life around. Teach him how to make his life as great as Matthew's. Before long, Matthew is helping Michael mess with his NASCAR-loving stepfather. He's spreading rumors to convince the population of Alexander High School that Michael is a serious badass. He weaves his way into the lives of Michael's estranged dad, and even Chrissy, the half-sister Michael never even knew he had. But what if Michael isn't grateful for all of Matthew's hard work? What if he actually likes who he is? Why the hell would he? And for that matter, why should Matthew even care? Changing Michael is an absorbing exploration into the head of one of the most fascinating high school characters since Holden Caulfield. A story of coolness, mischief, and the struggle for identity in an unpredictable world, Jeff Schilling's remarkably insightful debut presents a story and a narrative voice readers will remember for a very long time to come."-- Book cover.
The Movement. Volume 2, Fighting for the future Simone, Gail, author.
"Its the corrupt cops and politicians of Coral City vs a rag-tag group of young super powered vigilantes known as the Movement. But after The Movement has been taken down, only the powerless Vengeance Moth is left to protect the streets from the Graveyard Faction! Critically acclaimed writer Gail Simone concludes her run on this fascinating new series. Collects THE MOVEMENT #7-12"--
Honey blood. 2 Mitsuki, Miko, author, artist.
A girl at school is attacked by what appears to be a vampire, and Hinata Sorazono wonders if her new neighbor, Junya Tokinaga, the author of a popular vampire romance novel series and someone she's drawn to, might be the culprit.
School integration : Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Klein, Rebecca T., author.
The vo-tech track to success in law, public safety, corrections, and security Orr, Tamra.
Top STEM careers in technology La Bella, Laura.
Nazi concentration camps : a policy of genocide Meyer, Susan, author.
Discusses the events leading up to the creation of concentration camps under German policy during World War II, before examining life in the camps, the discovery of the camps, and what happened following their liberation.
Top STEM careers in science Suen, Anastasia, author.
Examines some cutting-edge careers in science, from biofuel engineers to hydrologists, and explains the education and experience necessary for each.
Top STEM careers in engineering Hagler, Gina.
Alan Paton's Cry, the beloved country
Examines different aspects of Paton's novel about race relations in South Africa, with a biographical sketch of the author and critical essays on this work.