After her crazy, overprotected mother is kidnapped during a dust storm Kansas, Callie LaRoux notices things that were hidden from her before, like her unknown father’s power that was given to her. As she releases her inherited power for the first time, she unknowingly releases a beacon giving her direct location to unnamed forces. Some of these forces, like the one who calls himself Coyote, are kind, but others wish to eliminate her.
In the future, every person is ranked by a number after they take a test that determines how smart they are. Kitty Doe is a III, one of the lowest rankings a citizen can get. So when she is offered to a VII, she accepts. But there are strings attached to her VII; she must turn herself into an exact replica of the famous and deceased Lila Hart. However, Kitty must stay in line or else her boyfriend, Benjy, will suffer the consequences. Will Kitty follow orders, or prove to the world that she’s more than a pawn?
In just one afternoon, teenage violinist Aurora Lewis finds her familiar world turned upside down when she discovers that her violin teacher has been murdered. As she struggles to make sense of the tragedy, she also begins to uncover secrets she never knew about her old teacher. With her trusty band of actor friends, Aurora searches for clues that will lead her to the killer, even if it means going against her parents' wishes. Her sleuthing leads to encounters with shady characters, a world famous violinist, and a stubborn police chief.
Kate and Marilyn are best friends. That is, they used to be. This book delves into the shaky relationship of two girls with a history together that is speeding farther into the distance each day. One minute they hate each other, the next they need their past friendship desperately. One thing is certain, they are growing apart, and neither is sure how to cope with this fact. A coming of age story that approaches the common teenage dramas that many girls growing up encounter.
Naya Adams is starting anew. After her parents deaths years before, she leaves for a fresh start in one of the most respected theater schools in New England. With her follows her abusive, controlling boyfriend, Seth. While walking into her first class she feels this pull, pulling her towards Etash, her Twin Flame. Twin Flames, they later learn, are two parts of one soul, who look for each other for eternity. They are meant to be together but there is one problem, Seth, so they constantly try to avoid one another and the pull.
A lonely obese boy everyone calls "Butter" is about to make history. He is going to eat himself to death-live on the Internet-and everyone is invited to watch. When he first makes the announcement online to his classmates, Butter expects pity, insults, and possibly sheer indifference. What he gets are morbid cheerleaders rallying around his deadly plan. Yet as their dark encouragement grows, it begins to feel a lot like popularity. And that feels good.
Ever wondered where zombies originated? Or perhaps you’ve contemplated the existence of aliens, or maybe you think Bigfoot may not exist. If you have questions like these you will want to check out this book! The book includes some informative opinions, black and white photos, and facts and truths about some of the strangest things to ever happen in the world.
All Our Pretty Songs features two best friends: beautiful, flighty Aurora and the loyal narrator who loves her more than anything. The girls are like sisters, inseparable and completely devoted to each other. When the narrator meets Jack, an enigmatic musician, she's afraid he'll leave her for Aurora. But what she doesn't realize is that Jack has introduced the fantastical into her and Aurora's world. Can she save Aurora and Jack from the mythical evil that threatens to overwhelm them?
In the first chapter the Westen family is at the funeral of the father, John Westen. Hallie the oldest was sobbing, but Grace was not, all she could think about was pie! John was married to a lady named Portia, who is Grace's stepmother. There were 3 kids overall, Hallie, the oldest, Grace, the middle child, and the baby Dash. After the funeral, Portia uprooted the family and took them to Beverly Hills, where they are forced to move into a relative's guest house. Hallie and Grace have to rebuild their lives here in Beverly Hills to fit in with the crowd.