The Girl Who Dared to Stand

Author: Bella Forrest

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947607101

Category: Families

Page: 398

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In this second installation, Liana Castell makes a shocking discovery, after stumbling upon an ancient, dusty office sealed away from the rest of the Tower. Her first instinct is to flee - until she realizes all is not what it seems. The room has been hidden for a reason. It holds secrets about the Tower's past, and answers that could be key to her people's future. But with this knowledge comes grave danger, as Liana will quickly discover.

The Girl Who Dared to Think

Author: Bella Forrest

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548651633

Category: Autonomy

Page: 408

View: 3846

Twenty-year-old Liana Castell must be careful what she thinks. Her life is defined by the number on her wristband -- a rating out of ten awarded based on her usefulness and loyalty to the Tower, and monitored by a device in her skull. A device that reports forbidden thoughts. Liana is currently a four, the lowest possible acceptable score. When her worst nightmare comes to pass and she drops to a three, desperation spurs her down a path few dare to tread.

The Girl Who Dared to Think 6

The Girl Who Dared to Endure

Author: Bella Forrest

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984090577

Category: Autonomy

Page: 406

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Penultimate adventure of Liana in The girl who dared to think series.

The Girl Who Dared to Think 5

The Girl Who Dared to Lead

Author: Bella Forrest

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981626045

Category: Families

Page: 404

View: 3845

Return to the Tower in the EPIC fifth book of The Girl Who Dared series, where the Champion has been chosen... and Liana's courage will be put to the test like never before.

The Girl Who Dared to Descend

Author: Bella Forrest

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976372605

Category: Dystopias

Page: 400

View: 6243

Return to the Tower and reunite with Liana Castell in the breath-stealing third book of The Girl Who Dared to Think series. Pre-order now! *Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that arewithout spoiler alerts*

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

Author: Kelli Estes

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492608343

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8297

A USA Today Bestseller! "The Girl Who Wrote in Silk is a beautiful story that brought me to tears more than once, and was a testament to the endurance of the human spirit and the human heart. A powerful debut that proves the threads that interweave our lives can withstand time and any tide, and bind our hearts forever."-Susanna Kearsley, New York Times bestselling author Inspired by true events, Kelli Estes's brilliant and atmospheric debut serves as a poignant tale of two women determined to do the right thing, and the power of our own stories. The smallest items can hold centuries of secrets... Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core — and force her to make an impossible choice. "A touching and tender story about discovering the past to bring peace to the present."— Duncan Jepson, author of All the Flowers in Shanghai

Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different

True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Running Press Kids

ISBN: 0762465913

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 3881

!--[if gte mso 9] 800x600 ![endif]-- New York Times bestseller Boys can be anything they want to be! This timely book joins and expands the gender-role conversation and gives middle-grade boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things. You won't find any stories of slaying dragons or saving princesses here. In Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, author Ben Brooks-with the help of Quinton Wintor's striking full-color illustrations-offers a welcome alternative narrative: one that celebrates introverts and innovators, sensitivity and resilience, individuality and expression. It's an accessible compilation of 75 famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his own way. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Ai Weiwei, Jesse Owens, and so many more-heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501157515

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4330

When a young girl finds herself lost in the woods, she tunes her Walkman to a Boston Red Sox game and imagines her hero, relief pitcher Tom Gordon, walking beside her. But a hulking beast silently and ruthlessly stalks her, waiting until she runs out of strength, determination, and hope. National radio and print ads, including "USA Today" and "The New York Times."

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

Author: Amanda Quick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 051515637X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3422

The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "'Til Death Do Us Part" trades in her usual setting of Victorian England for the California coast of the 1930s, where glamour and seduction spawn a multitude of sins.

Raising My Voice

The Extraordinary Story of the Afghan Woman who Dares to Speak Out

Author: Malalai Joya

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN: 1405039132

Category: Afghanistan

Page: 278

View: 5504

Malalai Joya has been described as the bravest woman in the world. As a teenager she worked as a woman's rights activist under the Taliban, running underground classes and clinics in her native Afghanistan that would have resulted in her torture and execution if she'd been caught. After the fall of the Taliban, Malalai was elected as one of the few women to represent her province at the first assembly to frame a new Afghan constitution.Here she dared to speak out against the crimes of the war lords, who – backed by the Americans – now ruled the country. To her their crimes were almost as bad as those of the hated Taliban, yet the West seemed content to support them as part of their Realpolitik approach to Afghanistan – my enemy's enemy is my friend. Her public denunciation resulted in several attempts to assassinate her, and for the last five years she's lived under constant threat, moving from safe house to safe house. It hasn't stopped her speaking out though, and on the back of her courage she was elected to Afghan's first parliament.She represents the voiceless, the oppressed, the victims and the innocents of Afghanistan's endless cycle of violence. She's outspoken, passionate and fearless – an extraordinary woman to emerge from decades of brutal and misogynistic repression. Her book and her voice are set to resonate around the world.

Z for Zachariah

Author: Robert C. O'Brien

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416939210

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 249

View: 2481

Believing herself to be the only survivor of a nuclear war, Ann Burden greets a wandering stranger with excitement and suspicion. An ALA Notable Book & ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.

The Boy Who Dared

Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338214314

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4945

A Newbery Honor Book author has written a powerful and gripping novel about a youth in Nazi Germany who tells the truth about Hitler.

The Girls

A Novel

Author: Emma Cline

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812998618

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8558

THE INSTANT BESTSELLER • An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Financial Times • Esquire • Newsweek • Vogue • Glamour • People • The Huffington Post • Elle • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out • BookPage • Publishers Weekly • Slate Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence. Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award • Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • The New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • Emma Cline—One of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists Praise for The Girls “Emma Cline has an unparalleled eye for the intricacies of girlhood, turning the stuff of myth into something altogether more intimate.”—Lena Dunham “Spellbinding . . . a seductive and arresting coming-of-age story.”—The New York Times Book Review “Extraordinary . . . Debut novels like this are rare, indeed.”—The Washington Post “Hypnotic.”—The Wall Street Journal “Gorgeous.”—Los Angeles Times “Savage.”—The Guardian “Astonishing.”—The Boston Globe “Superbly written.”—James Wood, The New Yorker “Intensely consuming.”—Richard Ford “A spectacular achievement.”—Lucy Atkins, The Times “Thrilling.”—Jennifer Egan “Compelling and startling.”—The Economist “Elegant and nostalgic.”—Julie Beck, The Atlantic “Masterful . . . In the cult dynamic, Cline has seen something universal—emotions, appetites, and regular human needs warped way out of proportion—and in her novel she’s converted a quintessentially ’60s story into something timeless.”—Christian Lorentzen, New York

A Tangle of Hearts

Author: Bella Forrest

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545203620

Category: Druids and druidism

Page: 326

View: 1568

Hearts will tangle, romance will ignite... Continue the journey in A Tangle of Hearts. Order now! *Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts*

Dare to Disappoint

Growing Up in Turkey

Author: Ozge Samanci

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 146689508X

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 200

View: 4902

Growing up on the Aegean Coast, Ozge loved the sea and imagined a life of adventure while her parents and society demanded predictability. Her dad expected Ozge, like her sister, to become an engineer. She tried to hear her own voice over his and the religious and militaristic tensions of Turkey and the conflicts between secularism and fundamentalism. Could she be a scuba diver like Jacques Cousteau? A stage actress? Would it be possible to please everyone including herself? In her unpredictable and funny graphic memoir, Ozge recounts her story using inventive collages, weaving together images of the sea, politics, science, and friendship.

For colored girls who have considered suicide/When the rainbow is enuf

Author: Ntozake Shange

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451624151

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

View: 5961

From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award–winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country. Passionate and fearless, Shange’s words reveal what it meant to be of color and female in the twentieth century. First published in 1975, when it was praised by The New Yorker for “encom­passing . . . every feeling and experience a woman has ever had,” for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf will be read and performed for generations to come. Here is the complete text, with stage directions, of a groundbreaking dramatic prose poem written in vivid and powerful language that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world.

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

Author: Eimear McBride

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476789029

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9879

Taking the literary world by storm, Eimear McBride’s internationally praised debut is one of the most acclaimed novels in recent years; it is “subversive, passionate, and darkly alchemical. Read it and be changed” (Eleanor Catton). Eimear McBride’s debut tells, with astonishing insight and in riveting detail, the story of a young woman’s relationship with her brother, the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour, and her harrowing sexual awakening. Not so much a stream-of-consciousness, as an unconscious railing against a life that makes little sense, and a shocking and intimate insight into the thoughts, feelings and chaotic sexuality of a vulnerable and isolated protagonist, A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing plunges inside its narrator’s head, exposing her world firsthand. This isn’t always comfortable—but it is always a revelation. Touching on everything from family violence to religion to addiction, and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma, McBride writes with singular intensity, acute sensitivity, and mordant wit. A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is moving, funny, and alarming. It is a book you will never forget.

The Divinity Bureau

Author: Tessa Clare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947015005

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 1705

Roman Irvine is a disgruntled IT Technician for the Divinity Bureau, a government agency that uses random selection to decide who lives and who dies. In a world where overpopulation has lead to pollution, a crippled economy, and a world in crisis, he's accepted the bureau's activities as a necessity... until he meets April McIntyre. April has every reason to be suspicious of Roman. He works for the Divinity Bureau, which sent her father to an early grave. But he's also sweet and loyal, and unbeknownst to her, he saved her life. As Roman and April fall deeper in love, the deeper they're thrust into the politics of deciding who lives and who dies. Someone wants April dead. And the bureau's process of random selection may not be so random after all...

You Are Awesome

Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything

Author: Matthew Syed

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1526361337

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 7614

I'm no good at sport ... I can't do maths ... I really struggle with exams ... Sound familiar? If you believe you can't do something, the chances are you won't try. But what if you really could get better at maths, or sport or exams? In fact, what if you could excel at anything you put your mind to? You Are Awesome can help you do just that, inspiring and empowering young readers to find the confidence to realise their potential. The first children's book from Times journalist, two-time Olympian and best-selling author Matthew Syed, it uses examples of successful people from Mozart to David Beckham to demonstrate that success really is earned rather than given, and that talent can be acquired. With hard work and determination, practice and self-belief, there's no reason why anyone can't achieve anything. Practical, insightful and positive, this is the book to help children build resilience, embrace their mistakes and grow into successful, happy adults.