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Nicole Maris has it all: looks, popularity, and Brad Selden, the hottest guy in school, at her fingertips. But then Brad decides to take someone else to the prom! Now Nicole's got a project on her hands: find an even better prom date.
Enter Chase Hammond. He's not exactly Mr. Popular, but with a makeover and some help form Nicole, he just might be prom king material.
In a gripping novel with a plot pulled from the headlines, Todd Strasser turns his attention to gang life in the inner-city projects. DeShawn is a teenager growing up in the projects. Most of his friends only see one choice: join up to a gang. DeShawn is smart enough to want to stay in school and make something more of himself, but when his family is starving while his friends have fancy bling and new sneakers, DeShawn is forced to decide--is his integrity more important than feeding his family?
The Wave is based on a true incident that occured in a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in 1969.
"A powerful novel...that is especially timely." --Booklist (starred review)
"Taut, compact, and suspenseful, the novel raises important questions about war." --Kirkus Reviews
From award-winning author Todd Strasser comes a gripping novel that explores the struggles of war, the price paid by those who fight in them, and what it really means to be a hero.
Jake Liddell is a hero.
At least, that's what everyone says he is. The military is even awarding him a Silver Star for his heroic achievements--a huge honor for the son of a military family. Now he's home, recovering from an injury, but it seems the war has followed him back. He needs pills in order to sleep, a young woman is trying to persuade him into speaking out against military recruitment tactics, and his grandfather is already urging him back onto the battlefield. He doesn't know what to do; nothing makes sense anymore.
There is only one thing that Jake knows for certain: he is no hero.
In this 20th anniversary edition of Todd Strasser's gut-wrenching and critically acclaimed Give a Boy a Gun, two boys bring guns to school in search of revenge against their classmates.
For as long as they can remember, Brendan and Gary have been mercilessly teased and harassed by the jocks who rule Middletown High. But not anymore. Stealing a small arsenal of guns from a neighbor, they take their classmates hostage at a school dance. In the panic of this desperate situation, it soon becomes clear that only one thing matters to Brendan and Gary: revenge.
This special 20th anniversary edition includes updated backmatter and statistics on school shootings--a topic that is now more relevant than ever.
This novel dramatizes an incident that took place in a
California school in 1969. A teacher creates an experimental
movement in his class to help students understand how people could
have followed Hitler. The results are astounding. The highly
disciplined group, modeled on the principles of the Hilter Youth,
has its own salute, chants, and special ways of acting as a unit
and sweeps beyond the class and throughout the school, evolving
into a society willing to give up freedom for regimentation and
blind obedience to their leader. All will learn a lesson that will
never be forgotten.
From award-winning author Todd Strasser comes a gripping new novel that explores the struggles of war, the price paid by those who fight in them, and what it really means to be a hero. Jake Liddell is a hero. At least, that's what everyone says he is. The military is even awarding him a Silver Star for his heroic achievements--a huge honor for the son of a military family. Now he's home, recovering from an injury, but it seems the war has followed him back. He needs pills to get any sleep, a young woman is trying to persuade him into speaking out against military recruitment tactics, and his grandfather is already urging him back onto the battlefield. He doesn't know what to do; nothing makes sense anymore. There is only one thing that Jake knows for certain: he is no hero.
"""A powerful and disturbing look at the downward spiral of despair
that remains too common for too many teens ("School Library
Bolita (Bo for short) and Kyle are not exactly in the same clique:
She's the shy girl working backstage at the school play, and he's
front and center as Time Zone High's star quarterback. But then
Kyle blows out his knee, quits football, and joins the school
play--and Bo decides it's time for a change.
"The Wave" is based on a true incident that occured in a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in 1969.
Four score and seven years ago, a mess this big would have been impossible! When MAx has to use his friend's computer to do a last minute President's Day assignment, he accidentally triggers a time machine that brings Abraham Lincoln into the present! Abe's a pretty cool guy. He likes pizza, and has a mean hook shot. But if he doesn't get back in time where he belongs, the entire course of history will change! Can Max and his buddies send Abe back before it's too late? Or will poor Max's last minute project bring about the last minutes of civilization?
Watch your back. Kate Blessing may have made it to senior year, but being the boss of her family has taken its toll. With the cracks in the Blessing front starting to show, their weaknesses are becoming apparent. As Kate tries to keep their enemies at bay, she's also pulled back into a love triangle that's about to come to a nasty end. The Blessings may be going down, but as long as Kate's the boss, they're not gonna go down easy.
It ain't easy being the boss.... Life's been tough for Kate Blessing. Her parents are still on the outs, the family's about to hit the mattresses, and one of their own is threatening to pull rank. Kate's also managing two guys: one whose parents don't approve of her, and one who's the son of her dad's rival. Kate may not know who to trust, but she's got to step up. If the family falls apart, it won't just be ugly...it'll be deadly.
"Everyone's been drinking. When Bobby invites Matt to drive to a
ski house, Matt refuses. A fatal accident ensues and Chris, who has
a reputation for drinking and dealing drugs, is immediately blamed.
However, Matt is convinced there is unseen aspect of the accident,
and he is determined to expose it. Strasser conveys significant
messages. His depiction of the teens and the accident is realistic
Culca longs to dive, but girls on her native take care of the men. The divers are essential to the survival of the village as the pearls and shells they gather are used for trading. All is not well, however. When Spanish ships full of gold sink in a storm, the divers are taken to recover the treasure, and Culca uses her nimble wits and unflagging bravery to save her brother's life. Female roles and Spanish Colonial exploration of land and people are the themes of this story. Culca comes through as a strong female voice.
Her street name is Maybe. She lives with a tribe of homeless teens -- runaways and throwaways, kids who have no place to go other than the cold city streets, and no family except for one another. Abused, abandoned, and forgotten, they struggle against the cold, hunger, and constant danger.
With the frigid winds of January comes a new girl: Tears, a twelve-year-old whose mother doesn't believe Tears's stepfather abuses her. As the other kids start to disappear -- victims of violence, addiction, and exposure -- Maybe tries to help Tears get off the streets...if it's not already too late.
All the brahs are in the big competition for something. Lucas has his career and his reputation on the line. If Kai wins, he might be able to stay in Sun Haven and not have to hit the road again with his sketchy dad. For everyone it's the chance to close out the summer as the champion. Stoked. Ages 14+.
When Callie Carson discovers ice queen Katherine Remington-Day sprawled on the ground one night, she bends down to help her. It's only natural ? the party's been a bit wild, after all. And it's only natural for her to pull out the fake knife she discovers, irritated at one more example of Katherine's callous disregard of other people's feelings. But the knife is real . . . and bloody. And then Callie hears the click of one cell phone, followed by another, and another. In minutes, images of her holding the bloody knife have gone viral. Now wanted for murder, Callie is on the run from the police. All the evidence points to her guilt, but she's determined to prove her innocence, which would mean . . . the real killer is still out there. Waiting.
Screamers is the spot where you can regularly get tubed. Only it's patrolled by locals who keep it to themselves. They'll only let Kai into the lineup if he competes against one of them. This is everything Kai hates about surfing - the competition, the commercialism. He's a free surfer at heart. Ages 14+.
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