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Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does-or does not-say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
This is the eleventh book in Cover2Cover’s Harmony High Series, which centres around the lives and real life choices facing a group of teens at Harmony High, a fictional township high school.
Playing with Fire: Koliwe's life is turned upside down when her father dies and she is sent to Limpopo to live with the mother she thought was dead. She is determined to make her mother pay for abandoning her as a baby.
Her new friend Siwela encourages her destructive plan, but will Koliwe get burnt when the fire she starts gets out of control?
The Maze Runner - James Dashner
The Iron Trial - Holly Black & Cassandra Clare
Northern Lights - Philip Pullman
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness
Arena 13 - Joseph Delaney
Solitaire - Alice Oseman
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 . . .
Mamello and her parents paint a pretty picture of household harmony for their community but their household is far from perfect. Mamello’s parents mistreat her.and don’t allow her to go to school. All Mamello desires is to go to school and one day study towards becoming a human rights lawyer. Mamello is a South African Cinderella story of a young woman’s courage and perseverance to achieve her dream.
Amber is onseker van haar voorkoms. Is sy mooi? Sy maak 'n anonieme youtube-video waarin sy mense vra om haar voorkoms te beoordeel, maar dit beland per ongeluk op haar facebookblad. Tim is gewild, maar sy meisie het hom sopas afgesÍ vir een van die rugby-ouens. 'n Toevallige ontmoeting tussen Tim en Amber lei tot 'n ongewone vriendskap, maar sal Amber die moed hÍ om haar spoke te konfronteer? En sal Tim haar ware skoonheid raaksien?
Sebastian of Basjan beskou homself as ’n ‘verloorder’ en die boelies in sy nuwe skool dink ook dat hy een is. Hy sukkel om by die stadslewe aan te pas nadat sy pa gesterf het. Hillbrow lyk skrikwekkend en vol misdaad nŠ ’n sorgvrye grootword op ’n plaas.
Sy voorkoms is ongewoon – blonde hare, blou oŽ, blas vel – en die boelies by sy nuwe skool gee hom die bynaam Blasjan. Hy pas nie by sy swart, wit of selfs bruin klasmaats in nie. Sy jong lewensverhaal volg ’n pad van verdrukking en beproewing en ’n stryd teen boelies en dwelmafhanklikes. Hy vind vertroosting in musiek deur kitaar te speel, ’n band te begin, en aan ’n talentkompetisie deel te neem. Hy ontdek selfs sy eerste liefde.
Uiteindelik styg Blasjan bo alles uit en hy word sterker, voel gelukkiger en kry heelwat meer selfvertroue.
Hierdie stil, maar stemmingsvolle coming-of-age roman, beskryf die onwaarskynlike vriendskap tussen twee seuns soos hulle die oorgang na volwassenheid betree tydens die somervakansie aan die einde van hulle laaste skooljaar. Saam eksperimenteer hulle met hul nuutgevonde vryheid - met meisies, drank, en selfs vandalisme. Maar daar is ook besluite om te maak oor die toekoms. En beide van hulle word teruggehou deur moeilike gesinsverhoudinge.
Movie tie-in edition of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller and Waterstones Children's Book Prize winner.
Now a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox, starring Amandla Stenberg
No. 1 New York Times bestseller
"A classic in the making." The Times
"Places a spotlight on Black Lives Matter." Stylist
"Passionate and uncompromising." The Observer
"A must-read." The Pool
"Outstanding." The Guardian
Read the book that inspired the movie! Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping novel about one girl's struggle for justice.
Lucy, a 16-year-old girl from New York, is recovering from a recent traumatic experience. She joins her father at the fictional Barclay Bay, on South Africa's west coast, where she slowly makes sense of her ordeal. But Lucy cannot help but also be affected by the characters around her, including that of Hap, an early ancestor who lived in the area, and whose experiences Lucy, in a state of heightened emotion and perception, seems to sense.
A novel for all ages about a young girl losing her sight, inspired by the author's own life story. For fans of Wonder, The Little Prince and The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly
Mafalda is a nine-year-old girl who knows one thing: some time in the next six months her sight will fail completely. Can Mafalda find a way through a seemingly dark future and still go to school, play football and look after her beloved cat? With the help of her family, and her friends, Mafalda needs to discover the things that will be important to her when her sight has failed. A moving, empowering tale of courage and determination that will inspire young and old.
Peet Rautenbach is Algoa HoŽr se hoofseun: hoogs intelligent en met baie talent in musiek, kuns en redenaars. Daar word sewe A's van hom verwag. Daarby is Peet 'n toegewyde, voorbeeldige seun in die oŽ van sy pastoor-ouers. Maar Peet het 'n swakte: sy obsessie met die blonde onderwyseres Scarlett Rose Reynolds. Dit maak die deur oop vir talle aanslae op hom, en wat hom uiteindelik amper sy lewe kan kos.
On stage, Fin is Thor. Angry and invincible. Yet for all his potential, people always leave him. Kayla is the only girl he's ever met whoís worth loving. The only one he's ever wanted to be worth something for. Kayla knows she's weird and unlovable. But she wants to believe there is no reason to be sad anymore. In each other Fin and Kayla find the only place they've ever belonged. Until the ghosts from the past come to break them apart.
Na die ongeluk drie jaar gelede val die oŽnskynlik gelukkige Vorster-gesin se lewens uitmekaar. Carin Krahtz sny met presisie deur die lewens van elk van die gesinslede met skerpsinnige dialoog en temper die verhaal met humor. Hierdie is nie 'n wroegroman nie, maar 'n nugtere kyk na die lewens van 'n gesin wat verbrokkel en verswelg word deur voorstedelike angs en ander bagasie.
Sy is Helena Bosman van ’n piepklein dorpie doer ver in die Noord-Kaap, maar Oupa en Oumie noem haar sommer Vaselinetjie. Sy is hulle veldbosengeltjie, hulle hart se punt. Tot Vaselinetjie tien jaar oud is en die Welsyn haar laat wegstuur na die kosskool in Gauteng – die weeshuis waar Madiba se weggooikinders bly.
Dis ’n vreemde, harde, gevaarlike wÍreld van skomgatkinders, kwaai huistannies en ’n hardvogtige, onregverdige koshuisvader; van entjies rook, hare laat afskeer en planne maak om te whallap. Waar niemand oor jou traak nie, en waar jy ook leer om oor niemand te traak nie.
Maar soos die maande jare word, kruis een naam telkens Vaselinetjie se pad: Texan Kirby. En daardie naam loop reguit na haar hart.
**Film weergawe van boek in teaters 22 September 2017
This is a riveting story of love, betrayal, jealousy, cyber bullying and growing up in the social media era. Imibala Yothando (The Colours of Love) explores love in all of its shades, ranging from lightness and purity to the darker shades of jealousy. Sinenhlanhla, the daughter of a famous Maskandi musician, is navigating being the new girl in school.
Sinenhlanhla is ambitious, excels at Maths and swimming. She has no time for all the admirers she has attracted at her new school. Among the many admirers are Mzekezeke, who has been chosen to represent the school at the Maths Olympiad in Cape Town with her and is too shy to declare his feelings, and Bhejasi, the school bad boy and skhothane.
After being spurned by Sinenhlanhla, Bhajasi manages to get hold of private photos of her that he spreads on social media in an effort to humiliate her. Will this destroy Sinenhlanhla's life or is she strong enough to overcome something so terrible?
Dewald se ouers stuur hom na 'n nuwe skool na sy lewe omvergegooi is. Elke skool het nuwe uitdagings en elke skool het sy boelies, en dis nie maklik om 'n tiener te wees met 'n skielike hakkelprobleem nie. Dewald probeer weer sy balans vind, om sin te maak van hoekom sy beste vriendin hom nooit ingesluit het in haar grootste besluit nie. Dit terwyl een van die grootste boelies in die skool sy lewe hel maak. En hy besluit: genoeg is genoeg. 'n Hartroerende verhaal oor relevante tienerkwessies.
Zinzi's school marks are dropping and her mother insists she stops training and does extra lessons with creepy Mr Mase, but she's terrified that she'll be dropped from from the soccer team.
There's something else wrong too. . . she keeping a terrible secret from her family and friends.
A darkly hilarious contemporary realistic young adult novel about growing up and finding your place in the world, perfect for fans of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Running With Scissors.
DARIO HEYWARD KNOWS ONE THING: He’s never going back to Moldavia Studios, the iconic castle that served as the set, studio, and home to the cast and crew of dozens of cult classic B-horror movies. It’s been three years since Dario’s even seen the place, after getting legally emancipated from his father, the infamous director of Moldavia’s creature features.
But then Dario’s brother invites him home to a mysterious ceremony involving his father and a tribute to his first film—The Curse of the Mummy’s Tongue. Dario swears his homecoming will be a one-time visit. A way for him to get closure on his past—and reunite with Hayley, his first love and costar of Zombie Children of the Harvest Sun, a production fraught with real-life tragedy—and say good-bye for good. But the unthinkable happens—Dario gets sucked back into the twisted world of Moldavia and the horrors, both real and imagined, he’s left there.
With only months to rescue the sinking studio and everyone who has built their lives there, Dario must confront the demons of his past—and the uncertainties of his future. But can he escape the place that’s haunted him his whole life?
The astonishing, beautiful new story for all readers of 10 and over from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER.
There are stories about people who want to live forever.
This is not one of those stories.
This is a story about someone who wants to stop…
Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy – except he’s 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England.
Obviously no one believes him.
So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live…
… which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die.
In this sequel to the acclaimed Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda--soon to be a major motion picture, Love, Simon--we follow Simon's BFF Leah as she grapples with changing friendships, first love, and senior year angst.
When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat--but real life isn't always so rhythmic.
She's an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she's bisexual, she hasn't mustered the courage to tell her friends--not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.
So Leah really doesn't know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high.
It's hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting--especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.
Klein Elvis se grootste begeerte is om in iemand se arms toegevou te word. Maar helaas - niemand wil vir die stekelrige klein krimpvarkie 'n drukkie gee nie! Elvis dwaal deur die stad, die park en die hospitaal op soek na 'n drukkie. Hy is byna moedeloos toe hy iemand hoor se: "Wil niemand vir my 'n soentjie gee nie?" Dalk is hierdie nuwe vriend die antwoord op Elvis se eie wens: "Gee my 'n drukkie, asseblief".
An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother.
A cannon. A strap.
A piece. A biscuit.
A burner. A heater.
A chopper. A gat.
Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That’s where Will’s now heading, with that gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, the gun that was his brother’s gun. He gets on the elevator, seventh floor, stoked. He knows who he’s after. Or does he? As the elevator stops on the sixth floor, on comes Buck. Buck, Will finds out, is who gave Shawn the gun before Will took the gun. Buck tells Will to check that the gun is even loaded. And that’s when Will sees that one bullet is missing. And the only one who could have fired Shawn’s gun was Shawn. Huh. Will didn’t know that Shawn had ever actually USED his gun. Bigger huh. BUCK IS DEAD. But Buck’s in the elevator? Just as Will’s trying to think this through, the door to the next floor opens. A teenage girl gets on, waves away the smoke from Dead Buck’s cigarette. Will doesn’t know her, but she knew him. Knew. When they were eight. And stray bullets had cut through the playground, and Will had tried to cover her, but she was hit anyway, and so what she wants to know, on that fifth floor elevator stop, is, what if Will, Will with the gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, MISSES.
And so it goes, the whole long way down, as the elevator stops on each floor, and at each stop someone connected to his brother gets on to give Will a piece to a bigger story than the one he thinks he knows. A story that might never know an END…if WILL gets off that elevator.
Told in short, fierce staccato narrative verse, Long Way Down is a fast and furious, dazzlingly brilliant look at teenage gun violence, as could only be told by Jason Reynolds.
If I got to be God for one day, I'd like to say I'd end world hunger and create world peace. But I wouldn't. Because if God could fix the big stuff, he'd have done it already.
Malin knows she can't fix the big stuff in her life. Instead she watches from the sidelines, as her dad yells, her brother lies and her mum falls apart. At least after she meets Hanna she has a friend to help her. Because being Malin is complicated - learning how to kiss, what to wear to prom, and what to do when you upset the prettiest, meanest girl in school.
It's tough fitting in when you're different. But what if it's the world that's weird, not you?
A beautiful, funny and honest coming-of-age story that never pretends life is perfect.
Now a major motion picture starring ChloŽ Grace Moretz * Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner
"LGBTQ cinema is out in force at Sundance Film Festival," proclaimed USA Today. "The acerbic coming-of-age movie is adapted from Emily M. Danforth's novel, and stars ChloŽ Grace Moretz as a lesbian teen who is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after she gets caught having sex with her friend on prom night."
The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and provocative literary debut that was named to numerous best of the year lists.
When Cameron Post's parents die suddenly in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief. Relief they'll never know that, hours earlier, she had been kissing a girl.
But that relief doesn't last, and Cam is forced to move in with her conservative aunt Ruth and her well-intentioned but hopelessly old-fashioned grandmother. She knows that from this point on, her life will forever be different. Survival in Miles City, Montana, means blending in and leaving well enough alone, and Cam becomes an expert at both.
Then Coley Talor moves to town. Beautiful, pickup-driving Coley is a perfect cowgirl with the perfect boyfriend to match. She and Cam forge an unexpected and intense friendship, one that seems to leave room for something more to emerge. But just as that starts to seem like a real possibility, Aunt Ruth takes drastic action to "fix" her niece, bringing Cam face-to-face with the cost of denying her true self--even if she's not quite sure who that is.
Don't miss this raw and powerful own voices debut, the basis for the award-winning film starring ChloŽ Grace Moretz.
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