Honestly Ben

Author: Bill Konigsberg

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545858313

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4156

The companion to the award-winning Openly Straight, called "remarkable...deeply satisfying and as honest as its appealing protagonist" (Booklist). Perfect for fans of David Levithan, Andrew Smith, and John Green! Ben Carver is back to normal. He's working steadily in his classes at the Natick School. He just got elected captain of the baseball team. He's even won a full scholarship to college, if he can keep up his grades. All that foolishness with Rafe Goldberg the past semester is in the past. Except... There's Hannah, the gorgeous girl from the neighboring school, who attracts him and distracts him. There's his mother, whose quiet unhappiness Ben is noticing for the first time. School is harder, the pressure higher, the scholarship almost slipping away. And there's Rafe, funny, kind, dating someone else . . . and maybe the real normal that Ben needs.

Offen Hetero

Author: Bill Konigsberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867876827

Category:

Page: 350

View: 524

Openly, Honestly

Author: Bill Konigsberg

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338171283

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 993

Can't wait to read Honestly Ben, which Jay Asher called "hilarious" and "touching"? Dive into the world of Rafe and Ben with an all new ebook that picks up right where the award-winning Openly Straight left off! Rafe Goldberg was planning to spend winter break at home in Colorado openly mourning what he almost had with Ben. He wasn't expecting his best friend, Claire Olivia, to kidnap him. And he definitely wasn't expecting what she has planned to cheer him up... Ben Carver was honestly planning to spend winter break at home in New Hampshire not thinking about Rafe. But he wasn't expecting to run into his ex-girlfriend, who's still interested in him. And he wasn't expecting to find himself still attracted to her... Openly, Honestly tells two funny, sad, beautiful stories that were made for anyone who has longed for one person to see you, to understand you, and to love you exactly as you are.

Die wirkliche Wahrheit

Author: Dan Gemeinhart

Publisher: Königskinder

ISBN: 3646927992

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6362

Mark ist ein ganz normaler Junge. Eigentlich. Er hat einen Hund namens Beau und eine beste Freundin namens Jessie. Er fotografiert gerne und träumt davon, eines Tages einen Berg zu besteigen. Aber in einer Hinsicht ist er anders. Mark ist krank. Krankenhaus krank. So krank, dass er vielleicht nicht wieder gesund wird. Mark haut ab – Beau immer an seiner Seite. Im Gepäck seine Kamera, sein Notizbuch und einen Plan, wie der den Gipfel von Mount Rainier erreichen kann. Und wenn es das Letzte ist, was er tut. Eine Geschichte über einen Jungen, der einen Berg besteigt, über ein Mädchen, das zurückbleibt und über stillen Mut, Entschlossenheit und den treusten Hund der Welt.

One Tiny Miracle...

Author: Carol Marinelli

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459245792

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5460

The most precious gifts in life are worth risking your heart for… Dr. Ben Richardson is trying to make yet another new start, this time in the emergency department at a Melbourne hospital. It's been nearly four years since he lost his wife and unborn child—and he still hasn't let go. So it comes as quite a surprise to him when his eye is drawn to a beautiful pregnant woman on the beach. When Ben realizes Celeste is a nurse at the hospital, he wants to keep his distance. She reminds him too much of all he's lost. But Celeste is clearly facing this challenging pregnancy alone, and Ben can't help coming to her rescue. Being with her to deliver her premature baby girl finally makes him realize there's a future for him right here after all—if he's prepared to risk enough to claim it….

A Girl Like You

Author: Maria Geraci

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101581182

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 508

Every ugly duckling is a swan in waiting... Emma Frazier is smart, hardworking, and loves her job as a journalist for a Florida lifestyle magazine. Emma knows she’s no great beauty, but she’s pretty certain she has a shot with her handsome new boss, Ben Gallagher—until Emma overhears a mutual acquaintance refer to her as the “ugly friend.” In an effort to reclaim her battered self-esteem, Emma decides to impress Ben at work by promising an exclusive interview with NASCAR legend, Trip Monroe. Emma and Trip went to high school together and although it’s been fourteen years since they’ve spoken, Emma is certain she can score an interview with the elusive super star. But connecting with Trip turns out to be harder than Emma imagined. Her quest for the interview leads her back to her tiny hometown of Catfish Cove, where old secrets and a new romantic interest shake up Emma’s views on life and teach her that maybe the key to finding true love is as simple as accepting yourself for the person you were always meant to be.

Engaging with Multicultural YA Literature in the Secondary Classroom

Critical Approaches for Critical Educators

Author: Ricki Ginsberg,Wendy J. Glenn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429629559

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 3437

With a focus on fostering democratic, equitable education for young people, Ginsberg and Glenn’s engaging text showcases a wide variety of innovative, critical classroom approaches that extend beyond traditional literary theories commonly used in K-12 and higher education classrooms and provides opportunities to explore young adult (YA) texts in new and essential ways. The chapters pair YA texts with critical practices and perspectives for culturally affirming and sustaining teaching and include resources, suggested titles, and classroom strategies. Following a consistent structure, each chapter provides foundational background on a key critical approach, applies the approach to a focal YA text, and connects the approach to classroom strategies designed to encourage students to think deeply and critically about texts, themselves, and the world. Offering a wealth of innovative pedagogical tools, this comprehensive volume offers opportunities for students and their teachers to explore key and emerging topics, including culture, (dis)ability, ethnicity, gender, immigration, race, sexual orientation, and social class.

The President Is Missing

Roman (dt. Ausgabe)

Author: Bill Clinton,James Patterson

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426452502

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7565

Das Buchereignis 2018: Bill Clinton und James Pattersons »The President Is Missing« ist ein hochspannender Thriller über Ereignisse, die wirklich so eintreffen können – eine Geschichte am Puls der Zeit, die man sich auf keinen Fall entgehen lassen darf. »The President Is Missing« handelt von einer Bedrohung so gigantischen Ausmaßes, dass sie nicht nur das Weiße Haus und die Wall Street in Aufruhr versetzt, sondern ganz Amerika. Angst und Ungewissheit halten die Nation in ihrem Würgegriff. Gerüchte brodeln – über Cyberterror und Spionage und einen Verräter im Kabinett. Sogar der Präsident selbst gerät unter Verdacht und ist plötzlich von der Bildfläche verschwunden. In der packenden Schilderung dreier atemberaubend dramatischer Tage wirft »The President Is Missing« ein Schlaglicht auf die komplizierten Mechanismen, die für das reibungslose Funktionieren einer hoch entwickelten Industrienation wie Amerika sorgen, und ihre Störanfälligkeit. Gespickt mit Informationen, über die nur ein ehemaliger Oberbefehlshaber verfügt, ist dies wohl der authentischste, beklemmendste Roman jüngerer Zeit, eine Geschichte – von historischer Tragweite und zum richtigen Moment erzählt –, die noch jahrelang für Zündstoff sorgen wird.

Openly Straight

Author: Bill Konigsberg

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545509904

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 791

The award-winning novel about being out, being proud, and being ready for something else. Pre-order the companion novel Honestly Ben now (out 3/28/17)! Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer. He's won skiing prizes. He likes to write. And, oh yeah, he's gay. He's been out since 8th grade, and he isn't teased, and he goes to other high schools and talks about tolerance and stuff. And while that's important, all Rafe really wants is to just be a regular guy. Not that GAY guy. To have it be a part of who he is, but not the headline, every single time. So when he transfers to an all-boys' boarding school in New England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret -- not so much going back in the closet as starting over with a clean slate. But then he sees a classmate breaking down. He meets a teacher who challenges him to write his story. And most of all, he falls in love with Ben... who doesn't even know that love is possible.

Die vergessene Legion

Roman

Author: Ben Kane

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732514803

Category: Fiction

Page: 751

View: 8581

IHR KAMPF FÜR FREIHEIT, EHRE UND VERGELTUNG BEGINNT Rom, 56 v. Chr. Die Zwillinge Romulus und Fabiola sind Sklaven. Als 13-Jährige werden sie getrennt: Fabiola wird an ein Bordell verkauft, Romulus an eine Gladiatorenschule. Dort freundet der junge Sklave sich mit Brennus an, dem besten Gladiator Roms. Als Romulus beschuldigt wird, einen Patrizier ermordet zu haben, flüchten die beiden Freunde gemeinsam. Sie schließen sich Auxiliartruppen an, die weit nach Osten ziehen. Noch ahnen Romulus und Brennus nicht, was sie am Ende der Reise erwartet: ein Platz in der Vergessenen Legion, dem größten Mysterium der römischen Antike. Auftakt einer historischen Abenteuerserie von Bestsellerautor Ben Kane

Gefährliche Freundinnen

Roman

Author: Cat Clarke

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104906319

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3857

Die 17-jährige Harper ist glücklich, als sie nach dem Tod ihrer Schwester in das exklusive Mädcheninternat Duncraggan Castle aufgenommen wird und direkt Anschluss an eine nette Vierer-Clique findet. Als ein neues Mädchen ins Internat kommt, freundet sich Harper mit ihr an. Kirsty, die auch eine Schwester verlorenen hat, scheint sie mehr als jede andere zu verstehen. Aber ihr Verhalten ist auch sonderbar. Warum ist Kirstys Leben das perfekte Spiegelbild von Harpers? Als ihre Verbindung zu Kirsty die Freundschaft zu den anderen Mädchen zu bedrohen beginnt, fängt Harper schließlich an, Fragen zu stellen. Eine lebensnahe packende Geschichte über Wahrheit, Freundschaft und das Erwachsenwerden im Schatten der Trauer.

Bully

Author: Penelope Douglas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698180879

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

View: 2850

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Penelope Douglas delivers an unforgettable New Adult romance that toes the fine line between love and hate…. My name is Tate. He doesn’t call me that, though. He would never refer to me by a friendly nickname. No, he’ll barely even speak to me. But he still won’t leave me alone. We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I was humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got worse as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to stay out of his way. I even went away for a year just to avoid him. But I’m done hiding from him now, and there’s no way I’ll allow him to ruin another year. He might not have changed, but I have. It’s time to fight back.

House of Secrets. Der Fluch des Denver Kristoff

Author: Chris Columbus,Ned Vizzini

Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3401801783

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1273

Als die Geschwister Eleanor, Brendan und Cordelia Walker erkennen, in was für ein großartiges und zugleich gruseliges Haus sie gezogen sind, ist es bereits zu spät: Die alte Nachbarin hat sie in einen fiesen Plan verwickelt. Ihre Eltern sind spurlos verschwunden, stattdessen streunen blutrünstige Krieger durch dschungelartige Wälder und übermenschliche Piraten bevölkern die Meere. Was haben die fantastischen Romane des ehemaligen Hausbesitzers und Autors Denver Kristoff damit zu tun und warum hat er die Familie Walker in sein dunkles Spiel verstrickt? Schnell merken die drei, dass nicht nur sie, sondern die ganze Welt in großer Gefahr schwebt. house-of-secrets.de Das Buchereignis des Jahres aus der Feder von Multitalent Chris Columbus (Regisseur von "Harry Potter" und "Percy Jackson", Drehbuchautor von "Gremlins. Kleine Monster") und Kultautor Ned Vizzini ("Eine echt verrückte Story")!

Sweetness from Ashes

Author: Marlyn Horsdal

Publisher: Brindle and Glass

ISBN: 192697218X

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 878

Set partially in Vancouver, partially on a farm in rural Ontario and partially in West Africa, Sweetness from Ashes is a novel about family in its various forms. When Sheila, Jenny and Chris decide to respect a deceased relative’s wishes, and return the ashes to the family farm, the three begin a journey that takes them from their present-day lives in Vancouver to a deeper discovery of their roots and the family’s past. In Ontario, they meet their cousins and start to reconcile with a buried history. Mixed into the story is a book that Jenny is editing, a memoir of an Englishman living in the colonial Gold Coast in the 1950s. The link goes beyond the manuscript and interweaves with the Ontario family farm, and the new generation of people who have come home. Sweetness from Ashes is a vibrant novel with a voice and perspective that is contemporary but gives a nod to the past.

Because of you

Roman

Author: Sarah Dessen

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423411260

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5555

Ziellos läuft Auden jede Nacht durch Colby, eine Kleinstadt am Meer, wo sie ihren Vater und seine neue Frau besucht. Sie schläft nicht mehr, seit sie als Kind wach blieb, um die Streitereien ihrer Eltern zu verhindern. Bei ihren Streifzügen trifft sie auf Eli, Einzelgänger und Nachtwanderer wie sie. Mit ihm holt sie ihre verpasste Kindheit nach, aber auch Elis Seele ist verwundet ...

Du bist mein Geheimnis

Roman

Author: Julie Anne Peters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423782005

Category:

Page: 318

View: 1411

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 3665

Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

Schloss aus Glas

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455810519

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 6148

Jeannette Walls ist ein glückliches Kind: Sie hat einen Vater, der mit ihr auf Dämonenjagd geht, ihr die Physik erklärt und die Sterne vom Himmel holt. Da nimmt sie gerne in Kauf, immer mal wieder mit leerem Bauch ins Bett zu gehen, ihre egomanische Künstlermutter zu ertragen oder in Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktionen den Wohnort zu wechseln. Mit den Jahren allerdings werden die sozialen Verhältnisse schlimmer, die Sprüche des Vaters schaler und das Lügengebäude der Eltern so zerbrechlich wie das Schloss aus Glas, das der Vater jahrelang zu bauen versprochen hatte.

The Third Hill North of Town

Author: Noah Bly

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758290780

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 1012

Three people take a road trip to Missouri in the early 1960s in “an eerie, haunting, beautifully realized novel populated by charming misfits and eccentrics” (Joseph Olshan, author of Cloudland). When fifty-four-year-old Julianna Dapper slips out of a mental hospital in Bangor, Maine, on a June day in 1962, it’s with one purpose in mind. Julianna knows she must go back to the tiny farming community in northern Missouri where she was born and raised. It’s the place where she and her best friend, Ben Taylor, roamed as children, and where her life’s course shifted irrevocably one night long ago. Embarking on her journey, Julianna meets Elijah Hunter, a shy teenage African American boy, and Jon Tate, a young hitchhiker on the run from the law. The three become traveling companions, bound together by quirks of happenstance. And even as the emerging truth about Julianna’s past steers them inexorably toward tragedy, their surprising bond may be the means to transform fear and heartache into the strength that finally guides Julianna home. “With fresh language and uniquely imperfect characters, Noah Bly weaves a story of a cross-country trek that is both improbable and believable. This fresh, engrossing novel left me convinced of the power of memory, even as it arises from a disturbed mind, and taught me—as Bly promises—the wisdom of faith in the ridiculous.” —Anna Jean Mayhew, author of The Dry Grass of August “A glorious, madcap American road novel in the picaresque tradition . . . Think On the Road written by Flannery O’Connor.” —Stephen Lovely, author of Irreplaceable

The Sin-Eater's Confession

Author: Ilsa J. Bick

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1467731714

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 296

View: 4065

People in Merit, Wisconsin, always said Jimmy was . . . you know. But people said all sorts of stupid stuff. Nobody really knew anything. Nobody really knew Jimmy. I guess you could say I knew Jimmy as well as anyone (which was not very well). I knew what scared him. And I knew he had dreams—even if I didn't understand them. Even if he nearly ruined my life to pursue them. Jimmy's dead now, and I definitely know that better than anyone. I know about blood and bone and how bodies decompose. I know about shadows and stones and hatchets. I know what a last cry for help sounds like. I know what blood looks like on my own hands. What I don't know is if I can trust my own eyes. I don't know who threw the stone. Who swung the hatchet? Who are the shadows? What do the living owe the dead?