In May, 1943, following a near-fatal plane crash, Louis “Louie” Zamperini, a former Olympic distance runner, and his fellow crewmen survive for 47 days in the shark-infested waters of the Pacific Ocean. They battle dehydration and starvation, only to be rescued by the Japanese navy. Louie is sent to a POW camp for the rest of World War II and suffers under a brutal and sadistic guard known as “the Bird”. Read this true life, gripping tale of resilience and redemption and learn how Louie used his grit, humor and a good measure of rebellion to survive.
The aliens came in four waves, each one a more deadly attack that killed more humans until the dawn of the fifth wave. Cassie’s family survived the first and second wave. Her mother died from the plague that the aliens release killing most of humanity, including her mother. After the fourth wave, her dad was killed and her five year old brother was taken to an alien death camp. Now toting an M-16 and a few essential supplies, Cassie is trying to find her brother and the only one who can help hers a half alien boy and Cassie isn't sure she can trust him..
It is 1943. A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its occupants are two best friends, a spy whose code name is Verity and her pilot, Maddie. Verity is able to escape the crash, but she is arrested by the German Gestapo. Her captors give her a simple choice, reveal her secrets or face a brutal end. Verity starts to tell her story one piece at a time in hopes of being freed or escaping but how much of her story is true? And will it be enough to save her from the enemy?
Blue was born into a family of psychics, and even though her mere presence enhances the psychic abilities of others, she doesn't have any abilities of her own. When she meets Gansey, a mysterious boy from a local private school, she is inexplicably drawn to him. She has her first psychic vision and it is of Gansey’s death at some point in the coming year. Every psychic she has ever met has told her that if she were to kiss her true love, he would die. Gansey and his friends rope Blue into helping them with a dangerous magical quest and all of them might be in danger.
It started as one of the worst days of Hadley Sullivan’s life. She was supposed to get on a plane to go to England to be the bridesmaid in her father’s second marriage to the woman who broke up his first marriage to Hadley’s mother. Then she misses her plane by only four minutes. After finding another flight, she meets the perfect guy named Oliver, a British student who is returning home and who sits next her on the plane.. They talk nonstop on the plane, but after a kiss in the London airport, she has only a few minutes to get to her father’s wedding. She only has a day so she may never see Oliver again.
Ryan Dean West is a fourteen year old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. His roommate is the biggest bully on the rugby team and the older girl he has a crush on thinks of him as a little boy. Ryan Dean’s adventures are funny, crass and awkward, but when tragedy strikes, he has to figure how to deal with the unthinkable.
Juliet’s genteel life in London crumbles when rumors of unethical experimentation on animals lead to her scientist-father’s banishment. Juliet has rebuilt her life when she learns her father has reappeared on a remote tropical island. Determined to learn if the rumors are true, Juliet, along with Montgomery, her father’s former assistant, and Edward, a castaway, travel to the tropics and discover that her father’s experiments have continued and succeeded. Caught be-tween her feelings of horror and her scientific curiosity, how will Juliet respond?
It’s 1950 in New Orleans and Josie Moraine is seventeen years old. She works two jobs, one in a bookstore and the other cleaning rooms in the brothel where her mom works as a prostitute. Josie dreams of going to college out East. When a prominent politician mysteriously dies and Josie’s mom is implicated, Josie is drawn into the sinister under-world of the Big Easy. Will she end up with a life like her mother, making the “easy” money in the French Quarter or will she resist its pull and struggle for her college dream?
Although Ezra Faulkner has it all - junior class president, captain of the tennis team, shoo-in for next year’s Home-coming King - he really longs for a more extraordinary life. He believes great lives are born from tragedy. At the end of his junior year, a tragic car accident changes Ezra’s comfortable life forever. Ezra’s leg is shattered along with his tennis career. When he returns to school, Ezra joins the debate team, reconnects with his old friend Toby, meets Cassidy Thorpe, a new student with secrets of her own, and tries to build a great life on his own terms, away from his jock friends. Will he find the life he longs for? Or, did he have a great life all along?
Eleanor is fifteen and the new girl in town. Her home life is miserable and there is little money for things beyond the necessities. At school, she is teased for being overweight and for her unconventional and flashy style.. Although Park, who is one-half Korean, has lived his entire life in one place, he feels like an outsider. By chance, they sit next to one another on the school bus and slowly discover they both like comics and 1980s alternative music. Gradually, they be-come friends. But, Park’s parents do not fully approve of Eleanor. Will Eleanor and Park’s friendship survive despite her unhappy home life and his parents’ disapproval?
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