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"I'm the lawyer, and you're the client. My advice to you is to bury this and not tell a soul. Never. Got it?"
Theodore Boone, courtroom hero and the only kid lawyer in town, is facing a tough week at school with his exams. But things take a turn for the worse when a huge scandal is revealed - by none other than his best friend, April. And when April makes a decision that Theodore advises against, the scandal suddenly blows up and is all over the news. Their futures are on the line and April's running scared.
Can Theodore find a way to reverse the damage and save several lives from ruin?
Late summer on Whidbey Island. After nine weeks of no rain the fire season has arrived ...along with a fire starter who soon begins tormenting the residents of this peaceful Pacific Northwest idyll with fires that escalate in intensity. Becca King and her friends Jenn and Derric are with her at the county fair when the third fire starts in a shed housing animals. The shed is destroyed, some of the animals are killed, and Becca hears from the nearby forest the 'whispers' of the fire starter who has remained to watch the havoc. More fires ensue and the situation escalates until someone dies. Becca thinks she knows who's behind it all, but only with the help of her friends and the development of her own incipient psychic talents can the perpetrator be brought to justice.
Cecelia Ahern's Flawed meets Never Let Me Go in the pulse-pounding YA thriller from the Top Ten Sunday Times bestselling author of The Escape. "You have to help me. We're not being reformed. We're being brainwashed." All sixteen year old Drew Finch wants is to be left alone. She's not interested in spending time with her mum and stepdad and when her disruptive fifteen year old brother Mason is expelled from school for the third time and sent to a residential reform academy she's almost relieved. Everything changes when she's followed home from school by the mysterious Dr Cobey, who claims to have a message from Mason. There is something sinister about the `treatment' he is undergoing. The school is changing people. Determined to help her brother, Drew must infiltrate the Academy and unearth its deepest, darkest secrets. Before it's too late.
He was supposed to be having fun with his friends, not playing detective and stalking a serial killer.Theodore Boone - teenage lawyer and courtroom hero - is on a class trip seeing the sights of the capital city. But he hadn't counted on seeing the most wanted man in the history of his home town, Strattenberg.Suddenly Theo is caught in the hunt for an accused murderer, alongside the FBI. Theo knows he's getting in deep - and things could become even more dangerous. Because if this case goes back to court, it will be down to him. Will justice finally be done...or will the killer's criminal allies be out for revenge?
Ella Black seems to live the life most other seventeen-year-olds would kill for. Until one day, telling her nothing, her parents whisk her off to Rio de Janeiro.
Determined to find out why, Ella takes her chance and searches through their things. And realises her life has been a lie. Her mother and father aren't hers at all. Unable to comprehend the truth, Ella runs away, to the one place they'll never think to look - the favelas.
But there she learns a terrible secret - the truth about her real parents and their past. And the truth about a mother, desperate for a daughter taken from her seventeen years ago . . .
Die dorp word bedreig. Vreemde goed gebeur in die middel van die nag. Kinders sit slapenstyd ’n tand vir die tandfeetjie onder hulle kussing, en soggens word hulle wakker en kry … ’n dooie slak, ’n lewendige spinnekop, honderde oorkruipers wat onder hulle kussings kriewel en krioel.
Daar is bose magte aan die werk. Maar wie of wat sit daaragter?
Scarlet and Ivy's school trip takes a turn for the worse as another mystery begins to unfold... The fourth book in the SCARLET AND IVY series is perfect for fans of MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE. It's summer and as a special treat after the horrors of last term Mrs Knight announces a school trip to Shady Pines Hotel on the shores of Lake Seren. Scarlet and Ivy are thrilled to get away from Rookwood for a break! But the old hotel and the waters of the lake reservoir are covering up dark secrets. And when mysterious things start happening to hotel guests it seems that a malicious new threat is haunting the girls. Locals say that at night you can hear the ringing of the church bells and see lights under the lake, that troubled souls buried in the flooded graveyard no longer rest...
Reality is in the eye of the beholder…
Even among the many unusual members of the travelling circus that has always been her home sixteen-yea-old Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years.
This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all of their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival's Freak Show.
But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that―illusions, and not truly real.
Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered.
Now she must unravel the horrifying truth before all her loved ones disappear.
Scarlet and Ivy return to creepy Rookwood School for a third mystery adventure! Perfect for fans of MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE. With their evil headmaster, Mr Bartholomew, safely out of the picture and kindly Mrs Knight in charge, it looks like life at Rookwood School is looking up. There's a ballet recital Scarlet is desperate to star in, and more clues to uncover about the twins' mother. But after their beloved ballet teacher Miss Finch suddenly disappears and strange Madame Zelda takes her place, freakish things start happening. Poison letters are circulating the school, and 'accidents' are plaguing the students. It seems that the girls are in danger once more... Is someone out for the ultimate revenge?
Meet RORY BRANAGAN – he eats bad guys for breakfast. Well, not ACTUALLY. But he IS the best detective in town. First in a hilarious seven-book, comedy-crime series for readers of 8+
Hello. I am Rory Branagan. I am actually a detective.
People always say, ‘How do you become a detective?’
And I say, ‘Ahhhh… you don’t just FIND YOURSELF suddenly sneaking up on baddies, or diving out of the way as they shoot, or hurtling from an open plane towards the ground! You have to want it.’
And what made ME want it? I needed to find out what happened to my dad…
There are seven books in the RORY BRANGAN (DETECTIVE) series and this is the first, in which you meet Rory and his accomplice Cassidy as they investigate the poisoning of Rory’s next door neighbour. Rory’s adventures are all highly illustrated so you can see everything he gets up to in glorious black and white.
Scarlet and Ivy return to Rookwood School - in their second spine-tingling mystery adventure! Perfect for fans of MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE. The twins have been reunited, but are definitely not out of danger...Evil Miss Fox may have fled the scene, but headmaster Mr Bartholomew is back, imposing a reign of terror with his threats of epic punishments should any of the pupils step out of line.When possessions and food start going missing, and the finger of suspicion is pointed firmly at troublemaking Scarlet, she knows she must uncover the truth to clear her name. The twins' investigations through the school in the dead of night reveal a secret hidden deep within the walls, a terrible crime committed many years past, and a very real threat to their present...
The last thing hot new model Axelle expects to find at a photo shoot is a top stylist dead on set. But as a high-heeled, runway-ready secret sleuth, she's just the girl to solve the mystery of who poisoned Elisabeta. With gorgeous Sebastian by her side, Axelle plunges into a world of dirty rumours, sparkling jewels and high-speed chases to track a ruthless killer. Could this be Axelle's most dangerous investigation yet?
Hannes Joubert en sy Melkbosmaats word betrek by 'n permeloenstroopsindikaat op hulle dorp. Hannes en Zander lei 'n sorgelose longboard-lewe van surf en elke Vrydag milkshakes drink by Goofies, waar hulle vriendin Luna na skool waitress. Zander en Hannes merk een middag 'n paneelwa sonder nommerplate op. Hannes se speurinstink skop in en hulle volg die kar tot by die see, waar verdagte mans uitklim met staalmesse en nette. Die volgende oomblik is hulle vasgebind agterin die paneelwa!
Wanneer Eddie twee mans hoor praat oor ’n rooftog jare gelede tydens die Boendoesbaai Derby, is hy vasberade om die geheim te ontrafel. Kon so iets skokkends ooit in hulle klein kusdorpie gebeur? Maryna Cloete, pal met haar neus in ander se sake, meng natuurlik dadelik in met sy planne. Hulle pad kruis ook met die Von Dempter-neefs, Hein en Roelof, wat in die woonwapark kamp vir die vakansie. En gou word dit duidelik dat vraagtekens soos coat hangers die dorp vol hang.
"When the world breaks you into pieces, sometimes you find what’s left scattered among other people’s broken parts.”
Ellie Frias has never wanted to be popular, she just wants to blend in, to be accepted. But then Caleb Breward, tells her she’s beautiful and makes her believe it.
Ellie loves Caleb, but sometimes she’s not sure she likes him that much – his awkward smile, the possessive way he touches her, his harsh tone, how he ignores her one minute and can't get enough the next. And then, on one black night, Ellie discovers the monster her boyfriend really is.
Ellie wasn’t the first girl Caleb raped. But she was the first he murdered.
Now, trapped, unable to move on, she witnesses him shatter the lives of other girls again and again. Powerless and alone, Ellie tries to keep hold of happier memories, always waiting – hoping - that someone will find her.
But no one searches for a girl they never noticed in the first place.
The Lovely Bones meets Asking For It - this is the searing, heartbreaking story of a lost teenager, and the town she leaves behind.
Darkus and his friends continue their unforgettable adventure in this final instalment of the Beetle trilogy. Arch-villainess Lucretia Cutter has a secret Biome hidden in the Amazon rainforest: can Darkus and his friends, human and beetle alike, find it before it's too late? If they can't stop Lucretia, she will release her hoard of giant Frankenstein beetles, and the planet will never be the same again ...
Geluide in geheimsinnige donker gange, monsters, mummies, moordenaar-onderwysers en vreemde wesens... skoolgaan is beslis nie vir bangbroeke nie. En wie sal tog omgee oor kwaai onnies en huiswerk as hulle nog met toordokters, spoke en reusagtige spinnekoppe ook moet rekening hou? Hierdie 20 grillekker stories sal jou nekhare laat regop staan en jou laat wens dat die skoolklok vir huis-toe-gaan-tyd wil lui ...
Katarina Bishop's family might be thieves, but her boyfriend Hale comes from a wealthy high society family. Can Kat convince him that there's a problem with his family's company? And is it worth saving her boyfriend's fortune, if it means losing his love? With a feisty heroine, gripping romance and thrilling adventure ...who says crime doesn't pay?! From the internationally bestselling author of Gallagher Girls and Embassy Row, a thrilling series full of intrigue, danger and romance. 'Ally Carter is an author that you simply can't miss' Gripped into Books
A suspenseful psychological mystery about one girl's search to uncover the truth behind her ex-boyfriend's death. Perfect for fans of We Were Liars and 13 Reasons Why.
Jessa Whitworth knew she didn't belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb's room. But she couldn't deny that she was everywhere - in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the dragonfly necklace in his jeans pocket . . . the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day.
His mother asked her to pack up his things - even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together.
But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb's life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all.
Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb's accident. What really happened on the night he died?
Sarah has played many roles - but now she faces her most challenging of all. Because there's only one way for a Jewish orphan spy to survive at a school for the Nazi elite. And that's to become a monster like them. They think she is just a little girl. But she is the weapon they never saw coming... with a mission to destroy them all.
Whatever you've heard about Darius Drake... it's wrong. Some of the stories are lies, some are mistakes, and the rest were invented by Darius to fool his enemies. And I do mean ENEMIES. Not school bullies or mean kids. I'm talking about real, grown-up enemies who would stop at nothing to find the legendary Dunbar diamonds before Darius and I did. So whatever you've heard - forget it. Because THIS is what really happened.
Die Jasper-jeugreeks is die eerste keer uitgegee in 1959 en daar was verskeie herdrukke van die gewilde reeks. Hierdie is die vierde titel in die Jasper-reeks. Vir enige kind sal dit ure se genot verskaf, want dit is 'n boek om te lees en te herlees. Saam met die Viermanskap is die leser bly oor die sukses wat behaal word en saam met die vriende word daar getreur oor die brandende sitvlakke! Leliesvlei se boere word deur skaapdiewe geteiken en die polisie sukkel om die skuldiges vas te trek. Jasper besluit dis die ideale geleentheid om sy speursin op die proef te stel – hy wou tog nog altyd ’n bobaasspeurder word. Kan hy die nodige inligting vir die polisie in die hande kry? En kan hy die speurder-sersant en sy vrou uit die kloue van die boewe red? Kom deel in die avonture van Jasper!
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