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Kill the Boy Band
  • Author : Goldy Moldavsky
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9780545867481
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Just know from the start that it wasn't supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near them. That's why we got a room in the hotel where they were staying. We were not planning to kidnap one of them. Especially not the most useless one. But we had him-his room key, his cell phone, and his secrets.We were not planning on what happened next. We swear.From thrilling new talent Goldy Moldavsky comes a pitch-black, hilarious take on fandom and the badass girls who have the power to make-or break-the people we call "celebrities."

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    Kill the Boy Band
  • Author : Goldy Moldavsky
  • Publisher : Macmillan Children's Books
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9781925479713
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The boldest, funniest, and most shocking YA debut of the year. Fangirls get a bad rap all the time - people say we're weird, hysterical, obsessed, certifiable. But those people don't understand. Just because we're fangirls, doesn't mean we're crazy. It's important you know that up front. Because everything I'm about to tell you is going to seem . . . well, crazy. From thrilling debut author Goldy Moldavsky comes Kill The Boy Band, a pitch-black, hilarious take on modern fandom and the badass girls who have the power to make - or break - the people we call 'celebrities'.

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    Kill the Boy Band
  • Author : Goldy Moldavsky
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781509804528
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Fangirls get a bad rap all the time - people say we're weird, hysterical, obsessed, certifiable. But those people don't understand. Just because we're fangirls, doesn't mean we're crazy. It's important you know that up front. Because everything I'm about to tell you is going to seem . . . well, crazy. From thrilling debut author Goldy Moldavsky comes Kill The Boy Band, a pitch-black, hilarious take on modern fandom and the badass girls who have the power to make - or break - the people we call 'celebrities'.

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    No Good Deed
  • Author : Goldy Moldavsky
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780545867528
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From New York Times bestselling author Goldy Moldavsky comes an uproarious take on when the best of intentions go horribly wrong. Gregor Maravilla doesn't want much. Just to feed all the starving children. That's why he goes to Camp Save the World, a summer program for teen activists who care about making a difference. What could be better?It's almost perfect. Except some of these causes are kind of...strange. Like Eat Dirt--a campaign started by up-and-coming actress Ashley Woodstone. Gregor wasn't a fan of her work before, and he's certain she's only there now because of her fame. But Gregor is determinged to not let her ruin his experience.And then the contest is announced. That's when the sabotage starts. They want to see who can do the most good. But that leads to the most bad.No good deed goes unpunished.

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    Lord of the Fly Fest
  • Author : Goldy Moldavsky
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9781250230133
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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    The Mary Shelley Club
  • Author : Goldy Moldavsky
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 9781250230119
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • New York Times-bestselling author Goldy Moldavsky delivers a deliciously twisty YA thriller that's Scream meets Karen McManus about a mysterious club with an obsession for horror. When it comes to horror movies, the rules are clear: x Avoid abandoned buildings, warehouses, and cabins at all times. x Stay together: don’t split up, not even just to “check something out.” x If there’s a murderer on the loose, do not make out with anyone. If only surviving in real life were this easy... New girl Rachel Chavez turns to horror movies for comfort, preferring stabby serial killers and homicidal dolls to the bored rich kids of Manhattan Prep...and to certain memories she’d preferred to keep buried. Then Rachel is recruited by the Mary Shelley Club, a mysterious society of students who orchestrate Fear Tests, elaborate pranks inspired by urban legends and movie tropes. At first, Rachel embraces the power that comes with reckless pranking. But as the Fear Tests escalate, the competition turns deadly, and it’s clear Rachel is playing a game she can’t afford to lose.

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    Lord of the Flies
  • Author : William Golding
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0399501487
  • Reader Reviews : 2903
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age. This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler. At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.

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    Girl Vs. Boy Band
  • Author : Harmony Jones
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9781681194400
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Talented but painfully shy eighth-grader Lark secretly writes feisty, heartfelt songs about her life-about school, crushes on boys, not getting along with her mom, and missing her dad who lives in Nashville. But that secret becomes harder to keep when Lark's mother, a music record executive at her own label, announces that British boy band Abbey Road will be coming to live with them while they make their first album! Sharing her L.A. house with three noisy, mischievous rising stars isn't as glamorous as expected, especially when things aren't going smoothly with the band members. When one of them plagiarizes one of Lark's songs and passes it off as his own, will Lark gain the courage to step into the spotlight herself?

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    The Last Girl
  • Author : Goldy Moldavsky
  • Publisher : Electric Monkey
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0755501527
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Scream meets Gossip Girl with a dash of One of Us is Lying! When it comes to horror movies, the rules are clear: - Avoid abandoned buildings, warehouses, and cabins at all times. - Stay together: don't split up, not even just to "check something out.... - If there's a murderer on the loose, do NOT make out with anyone ...

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    Our Band Could Be Your Life
  • Author : Michael Azerrad
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780316247184
  • Reader Reviews : 711
  • Genre : Music
  • The definitive chronicle of underground music in the 1980s tells the stories of Black Flag, Sonic Youth, The Replacements, and other seminal bands whose DIY revolution changed American music forever. Our Band Could Be Your Life is the never-before-told story of the musical revolution that happened right under the nose of the Reagan Eighties -- when a small but sprawling network of bands, labels, fanzines, radio stations, and other subversives re-energized American rock with punk's do-it-yourself credo and created music that was deeply personal, often brilliant, always challenging, and immensely influential. This sweeping chronicle of music, politics, drugs, fear, loathing, and faith is an indie rock classic in its own right. The bands profiled include: Sonic Youth Black Flag The Replacements Minutemen Husker Du Minor Threat Mission of Burma Butthole Surfers Big Black Fugazi Mudhoney Beat Happening Dinosaur Jr.

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    The Outsiders
  • Author : S. E. Hinton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781101642610
  • Reader Reviews : 526
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • 50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. Cover may vary. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award

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    How to Kill a Rock Star
  • Author : Tiffanie DeBartolo
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781402250392
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Funny, tender, edgy. I wanted the love story to go on forever."—Joan Johnston, bestselling author of No Longer a Stranger Written in the wonderfully honest, edgy, and hilarious voice she perfected in God-Shaped Hole, Tiffanie DeBartolo shines in a passionate new story of music, love, and sacrifice. Eliza Caelum, a young music journalist, is finally getting her footing in New York when she meets Paul Hudson, a talented songwriter and lead singer of the band Bananafish. They soon realize they share more than a reverence for rock music and plunge headlong into love. When Bananafish is signed by a big corporate label, and Paul is on his way to becoming a major rock star, Eliza's past forces her to make a heartbreaking decision that might be the key to Paul's sudden disappearance. A layered and emotional look into the world of music, this raw summer read will resonate with readers who loved Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Praise for Tiffanie DeBartolo's God-Shaped Hole: "From highs to heartbreak, DeBartolo conjures an affair to remember."—People "Honest, raw, and engaging."—Booklist "This generation's Love Story."—Kirkus Reviews

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    Boy Kills Man
  • Author : Matt Whyman
  • Publisher : Hot Key Books
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9781471403972
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Nothing is more unsettling in this world than a kid with a gun . . . On the streets of Medellín, Colombia, actions speak louder than words, and the rule of the bandidos is the only law worth listening to. Like most kids of their age, Shorty and Alberto work for their local cartel. They run cigarettes, offer protection . . . and occasionally assassinate someone. The work is tough, and dangerous, but the boys are commanding respect like they've never known, and the money's pretty good too. But then one day Alberto disappears. And Shorty realises that he is never coming back. A gangster's life is cheap, and when revenge can be bought for only a few pesos, everyone has their price . . .

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    About a Boy
  • Author : Nick Hornby
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780141924359
  • Reader Reviews : 67
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Nick Hornby's second bestselling novel is about sex, manliness and fatherhood. Will is thirty-six, comfortable and child-free. And he's discovered a brilliant new way of meeting women - through single-parent groups. Marcus is twelve and a little bitnerdish: he's got the kind of mother who made him listen to Joni Mitchell rather than Nirvana. Perhaps they can help each other out a little bit, and both can start to act their age.

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    Life as We Knew it
  • Author : Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9780152061548
  • Reader Reviews : 305
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Through journal entries, sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

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    The Catcher in the Rye
  • Author : J. D. Salinger
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780316460002
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The "brilliant, funny, meaningful novel" (The New Yorker) that established J. D. Salinger as a leading voice in American literature--and that has instilled in millions of readers around the world a lifelong love of books. "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth." The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caufield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days.

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    The Soft Machine
  • Author : William S. Burroughs
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9780802197214
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs revealed his genius. In The Soft Machine he begins an adventure that will take us even further into the dark recesses of his imagination, a region where nothing is sacred, nothing taboo. Continuing his ferocious verbal assault on hatred, hype, poverty, war, bureaucracy, and addiction in all its forms, Burroughs gives us a surreal space odyssey through the wounded galaxies in a book only he could create.

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    Ghost Boys
  • Author : Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780316262255
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions. Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.

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    Blart: The boy who didn't want to save the world
  • Author : Dominic Barker
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781408838747
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Blart is not an average boy. He lives on a pig farm with his grandfather and doesn't care about being heroic or famous or legendary, but he does know that if you want to catch a pig you have to sneak up behind it and take it by surprise. So when a great wizard visits and explains that humankind depends on Blart joining his quest, Blart says no - until the wizard threatens his pigs. Reluctantly, Blart embarks on a very epic quest stuffed with brilliant characters: a feisty princess who likes dragons, a warrior who's a big softie at heart, a disaffected dwarf, and evil Zorab, trapped in a mountain, waiting for his minions to dig him out...

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    The Dirt
  • Author : Tommy Lee,Vince Neil,Nikki Sixx,Mick Mars
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780062209818
  • Reader Reviews : 1937
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL MOVIE STARRING MACHINE GUN KELLY, DANIEL WEBBER, DOUGLAS BOOTH, AND IWAN RHEON, DIRECTED BY JEFF TREMAINE. Celebrate thirty years of the world's most notorious rock band with the deluxe collectors' edition of The Dirt—the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe. Fans have gotten glimpses into the band's crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, rollercoaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mötley Crüe books like Tommyland and The Heroin Diaries, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an open book in The Dirt. Even fans already familiar with earlier editions of the bestselling exposé will treasure this gorgeous deluxe edition. Joe Levy at Rolling Stone calls The Dirt "without a doubt . . . the most detailed account of the awesome pleasures and perils of rock & roll stardom I have ever read. It is completely compelling and utterly revolting."

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    Eat Dirt
  • Author : Goldy Moldavsky
  • Publisher : Macmillan Children's Books
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1509809333
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • From New York Times bestselling author Goldy Moldavsky comes the hilarious and heart-warming Eat Dirt.He's not asking for much. All Gregor Maravilla wants to do is feed all of the starving children on the planet. So when he's selected to join Camp Save the World, a special summer program for teenage activists from all over the country to champion their cause, Gregor's sure he's on the path to becoming Someone Great.But then a prize is announced. It will be awarded at the end of summer to the activist who shows the most promise in their campaign. Gregor's sure he has the prize in the bag, especially compared to some of the other campers' campaigns. Like Eat Dirt, a preposterous campaign started by Ashley Woodstone, a famous young actor who most likely doesn't even deserve to be at the camp. Everywhere Gregor goes, Ashley seems to show up ready to ruin things. Plus, the prize has an unforeseen side effect, turning a quiet summer into cutthroat warfare where campers stop focusing on their own campaigns and start sabotaging everyone else's.

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    To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Author : Harper Lee
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780062368683
  • Reader Reviews : 2163
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

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    The Boyband Murder Mystery
  • Author : Ava Eldred
  • Publisher : Puffin Books
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN : 024144943X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Bands (Music)
  • When frontman Frankie is arrested on suspicion of murdering his oldest friend Evan, Harri feels like her world's about to fall apart. But quickly she realises that she - and all the other Half Light superfans out there - know and understand much more about these boys than any detective ever could. Now she's rallying a fangirl army to prove Frankie's innocence - and to show the world that you should never underestimate a teenage girl with a passion...

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    The Giver
  • Author : Lois Lowry
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780544340688
  • Reader Reviews : 3978
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.

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    Devil in the Grove
  • Author : Gilbert King
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780062097712
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : History
  • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “A must-read, cannot-put-down history.” — Thomas Friedman, New York Times Arguably the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in a case that threatened to change the course of the civil rights movement and cost him his life. In 1949, Florida's orange industry was booming, and citrus barons got rich on the backs of cheap Jim Crow labor with the help of Sheriff Willis V. McCall, who ruled Lake County with murderous resolve. When a white seventeen-year-old girl cried rape, McCall pursued four young black men who dared envision a future for themselves beyond the groves. The Ku Klux Klan joined the hunt, hell-bent on lynching the men who came to be known as "the Groveland Boys." Associates thought it was suicidal for Marshall to wade into the "Florida Terror," but the young lawyer would not shrink from the fight despite continuous death threats against him. Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, including the FBI's unredacted Groveland case files, as well as unprecedented access to the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund files, Gilbert King shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader.

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    The Graveyard Book
  • Author : Neil Gaiman,Dave McKean
  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0063089688
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, an ingenious and captivating reimagining of Rudyard Kipling's adventure The Jungle Book that is a glorious meditation on love, loss, survival, sacrifice, and what it means to truly be alive―one of ten classic Gaiman works repackaged with elegant original watercolor art by acclaimed artist Henry Sene Yee Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would have been completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy--an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack--who has already killed Bod's family. . . By turns macabre, uplifting, sinister, and heartwarming, Neil Gaiman's #1 national bestseller is an ingenious reimagining of Rudyard Kipling's classic adventure The Jungle Book. Called a "novel of wonder . . . a tale of unforgettable enchantment" by the New York Times Book Review, The Graveyard Book has captivated readers of all ages with its timeless meditation on love, loss, survival, and sacrifice . . . and what it means to truly be alive.

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    They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us
  • Author : Hanif Abdurraqib
  • Publisher : Two Dollar Radio
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9781937512668
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • *2018 "12 best books to give this holiday season" —TODAY Show *Best Books of 2018 —Rolling Stone "A Best Book of 2017" —NPR, Buzzfeed, Paste Magazine, Esquire, Chicago Tribune, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, CBC, Stereogum, National Post, Entropy, Heavy, Book Riot, Chicago Review of Books, The Los Angeles Review, Michigan Daily *American Booksellers Association (ABA) 'December 2017 Indie Next List Great Reads' *Midwest Indie Bestseller In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib's is a voice that matters. Whether he's attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown's grave, or discussing public displays of affection at a Carly Rae Jepsen show, he writes with a poignancy and magnetism that resonates profoundly. In the wake of the nightclub attacks in Paris, he recalls how he sought refuge as a teenager in music, at shows, and wonders whether the next generation of young Muslims will not be afforded that opportunity now. While discussing the everyday threat to the lives of black Americans, Abdurraqib recounts the first time he was ordered to the ground by police officers: for attempting to enter his own car. In essays that have been published by the New York Times, MTV, and Pitchfork, among others—along with original, previously unreleased essays—Abdurraqib uses music and culture as a lens through which to view our world, so that we might better understand ourselves, and in so doing proves himself a bellwether for our times. "Funny, painful, precise, desperate, and loving throughout. Not a day has sounded the same since I read him." —Greil Marcus, Village Voice

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    The Book Thief
  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN : 9780307433848
  • Reader Reviews : 2620
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

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    From the Basement
  • Author : Taylor Markarian,Natasha Van Duser
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 9781642501155
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Music
  • A deep dive into the cultural, social, and psychological impact that the emo scene had on pop culture—featuring inside stories from music legends. Though music always comes from a unique time and place, its influence can be timeless and universal. In the 1990s and 2000s, an explosion of indie, emo, and punk rock carried a raw emotional that has resonated with listeners ever since. In From the Basement, music journalist Taylor Markarian examines the underground emo scene that had an indelible influence on popular culture. Markarian grew up in the emo scene. She’s been backstage with Hawthorne Heights and appeared in a Senses Fail music video. With her intimate perspective, she explores not only the music itself but its fans and creators. With extensive band interviews and an exploration of music’s relationship to culture and mental health, From the Basement demonstrates that there’s much more to emo than black eyeliner and colored Converse.

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    The Boy of the Painted Cave
  • Author : Justin Denzel
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 0698113772
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Tao is an outcast. Unlike the great hunters of his clan, Tao does not want to kill the wild bears or woolly mammoths of the hunt. Instead he wants only to paint them. But only Chosen Ones can be cave painters. What's more, Volt, the clan leader, violently despises Tao. And when the other clan members discover Tao's secret talent, they cast him out into the wilderness alone. There, he befriends a wild wolf dog named Ram, and the mysterious Graybeard, who teaches him the true secret of the hunt.

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    Bloody Rose
  • Author : Nicholas Eames
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9780316362528
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A band of fabled mercenaries tour a wild fantasy landscape, battling monsters in arenas in front of thousands of adoring fans. But, a secret and dangerous gig ushers them to the frozen north, and the band is never one to waste a shot at glory. Live fast, die young. Tam Hashford is tired of working at her local pub, slinging drinks for world-famous mercenaries and listening to the bards sing of adventure and glory in the world beyond her sleepy hometown. When the biggest mercenary band of all, led by the infamous Bloody Rose, rolls into town, Tam jumps at the chance to sign on as their bard. It's adventure she wants - and adventure she gets as the crew embark on a quest that will end in one of two ways: glory or death. It's time to take a walk on the wyld side. "Humorous twists and pulse-ratcheting action abound in Bloody Rose, but its Eames' knack for heart-wrenching poignancy that makes his warm, wonderful fantasy so harmonious." - NPR For more from Nicholas Eames, check out: Kings of the Wyld

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    Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me
  • Author : Steven Hyden
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0316259152
  • Reader Reviews : 52
  • Genre : Music
  • Grantland's chief music critic Steven Hyden explores nineteen music rivalries and what they say about life Beatles vs. Stones. Biggie vs. Tupac. Kanye vs. Taylor. Who do you choose? And what does that say about you? Actually--what do these endlessly argued-about pop music rivalries say about us? Music opinions bring out passionate debate in people, and Steven Hyden knows that firsthand. Each chapter in YOUR FAVORITE BAND IS KILLING ME focuses on a pop music rivalry, from the classic to the very recent, and draws connections to the larger forces surrounding the pairing. Through Hendrix vs. Clapton, Hyden explores burning out and fading away, while his take on Miley vs. Sinead gives readers a glimpse into the perennial battle between old and young. Funny and accessible, Hyden's writing combines cultural criticism, personal anecdotes, and music history--and just may prompt you to give your least favorite band another chance.

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    Odyssey
  • Author : Homer
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HW3IZ5
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Sinner
  • Author : J.R. Ward
  • Publisher : Gallery Books
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781501195099
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A sinner’s only hope is true love in this passionate new novel in J.R. Ward’s #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Syn has kept his side hustle as a mercenary a secret from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. When he takes another hit job, he not only crosses the path of the vampire race’s new enemy, but also that of a half-breed in danger of dying during her transition. Jo Early has no idea what her true nature is, and when a mysterious man appears out of the darkness, she is torn between their erotic connection and the sense that something is very wrong. Fate anointed Butch O’Neal as the Dhestroyer, the fulfiller of the prophecy that foresees the end of the Omega. As the war with the Lessening Society comes to a head, Butch gets an unexpected ally in Syn. But can he trust the male—or is the warrior with the bad past a deadly complication? With time running out, Jo gets swept up in the fighting and must join with Syn and the Brotherhood against true evil. In the end, will love true prevail...or was the prophecy wrong all along?

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    Things Fall Apart
  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780141393964
  • Reader Reviews : 222
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Okonkwo is the greatest warrior alive, famous throughout West Africa. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. Chinua Achebe's stark novel reshaped both African and world literature. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease.

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    In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse
  • Author : Joseph Marshall
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781613128312
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Jimmy McClean is a Lakota boy—though you wouldn’t guess it by his name: his father is part white and part Lakota, and his mother is Lakota. When he embarks on a journey with his grandfather, Nyles High Eagle, he learns more and more about his Lakota heritage—in particular, the story of Crazy Horse, one of the most important figures in Lakota and American history. Drawing references and inspiration from the oral stories of the Lakota tradition, celebrated author Joseph Marshall III juxtaposes the contemporary story of Jimmy with an insider’s perspective on the life of Tasunke Witko, better known as Crazy Horse (c. 1840–1877). The book follows the heroic deeds of the Lakota leader who took up arms against the US federal government to fight against encroachments on the territories and way of life of the Lakota people, including leading a war party to victory at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Along with Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse was the last of the Lakota to surrender his people to the US army. Through his grandfather’s tales about the famous warrior, Jimmy learns more about his Lakota heritage and, ultimately, himself. American Indian Youth Literature Award

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    The Truth About Alice
  • Author : Jennifer Mathieu
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781596439108
  • Reader Reviews : 26
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Winner of the Children's Choice Book Awards' Teen Choice Debut Author Award Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. When Healy High star quarterback, Brandon Fitzsimmons, dies in a car crash, it was because he was sexting with Alice. Ask anybody. Rumor has it Alice Franklin is a slut. It's written all over the "slut stall" in the girls' bathroom: "Alice had sex in exchange for math test answers" and "Alice got an abortion last semester." After Brandon dies, the rumors start to spiral out of control. In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students tell all they "know" about Alice--and in doing so reveal their own secrets and motivations, painting a raw look at the realities of teen life. But in this novel from Jennifer Mathieu, exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there's only one person to ask: Alice herself. This title has Common Core connections.

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    A Fierce and Subtle Poison
  • Author : Samantha Mabry
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Pages : 51
  • ISBN : 9781616206741
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • SPECIAL PREVIEW! In this stunning debut, legends collide with reality when a boy is swept into the magical, dangerous world of a girl filled with poison. Everyone knows the legends about the cursed girl--Isabel, the one the senoras whisper about. They say she has green skin and grass for hair, and she feeds on the poisonous plants that fill her family’s Caribbean island garden. Some say she can grant wishes; some say her touch can kill. Seventeen-year-old Lucas lives on the mainland most of the year but spends summers with his hotel-developer father in Puerto Rico. He’s grown up hearing stories about the cursed girl, and he wants to believe in Isabel and her magic. When letters from Isabel begin mysteriously appearing in his room the same day his new girlfriend disappears, Lucas turns to Isabel for answers--and finds himself lured into her strange and enchanted world. But time is running out for the girl filled with poison, and the more entangled Lucas becomes with Isabel, the less certain he is of escaping with his own life. A Fierce and Subtle Poison beautifully blends magical realism with a page-turning mystery and a dark, starcrossed romance--all delivered in lush, urgent prose. “A breathtaking story in which myths come to frightening life and buried wishes might actually come true. This is a hypnotic debut by a remarkable talent.” —Nova Ren Suma, author of The Walls Around Us and Imaginary Girls

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    The Stand
  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 1474
  • ISBN : 9780307743688
  • Reader Reviews : 3516
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A monumentally devastating plague leaves only a few survivors who, while experiencing dreams of a battle between good and evil, move toward an actual confrontation as they migrate to Boulder, Colorado.

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    The Right Track
  • Author : Harmony Jones
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 1643105086
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Shy eighth-grader Lark secretly writes heartfelt songs about her life. But that secret becomes harder to keep when Lark's mother, a music record executive, invites a British boy band to live with them as they make their first album. From SLJ: ''Swiftly paced. . .satisfying and easily readable.''