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The Marbury Lens
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781429941914
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A 16-year-old boy who escapes a kidnapper thinks he can forget his trauma, but instead, he loses his grip on reality and believes he's part of an alternate world called Marbury. Sixteen-year-old Jack gets drunk and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is kidnapped. He escapes, narrowly. The only person he tells is his best friend, Conner. When they arrive in London as planned for summer break, a stranger hands Jack a pair of glasses. Through the lenses, he sees another world called Marbury. There is war in Marbury. It is a desolate and murderous place where Jack is responsible for the survival of two younger boys. Conner is there, too. But he's trying to kill them. Meanwhile, Jack is falling in love with an English girl, and afraid he's losing his mind. Andrew Smith has written his most beautiful and personal novel yet, as he explores the nightmarish outer limits of what trauma can do to our bodies and our minds. “An engrossing horror/fantasy hybrid...Nightmarish imagery is chillingly effective, and the pacing superbly builds suspense.” -- Kirkus Reviews

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    The Marbury Lens
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Square Fish
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1250010276
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Sixteen-year-old Jack gets drunk and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is kidnapped. He escapes, narrowly. The only person he tells is his best friend, Conner. When they arrive in London as planned for summer break, a stranger hands Jack a pair of glasses. Through the lenses, he sees another world called Marbury. There is war in Marbury. It is a desolate and murderous place where Jack is responsible for the survival of two younger boys. Conner is there, too. But he's trying to kill them. Meanwhile, Jack is falling in love with an English girl, and afraid he's losing his mind. Conner tells Jack it's going to be okay. But it's not. Andrew Smith has written his most beautiful and personal novel yet, as he explores the nightmarish outer limits of what trauma can do to our bodies and our minds.

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    Passenger
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781466827585
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Best friends Jack and Conner can't stay away from Marbury. It's partly because of their obsession with this alternate world and the unresolved war that still wages there. But it's also because forces in Marbury—including the darkest of the dark, who were not revealed in The Marbury Lens—are beckoning the boys back in order to save their friends . . . and themselves. The boys try to destroy the lens that transports them to Marbury. But that dark world is not so easily reckoned with. Reality and fantasy, good and evil—Andrew Smith's masterpiece closes the loop that began with The Marbury Lens. But is it really closed? Can it ever be?

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    Winger
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781442444942
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A teen at boarding school grapples with life, love, and rugby in this unforgettable novel that is “alternately hilarious and painful, awkward and enlightening” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s madly in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy. Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications with the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics. But when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart. Filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and told in a pitch-perfect voice, this realistic depiction of a teen’s experience strikes an exceptional balance of hilarious and heartbreaking.

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    Ghost Medicine
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1429918047
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The summer before Troy Stotts turns seventeen, his mother dies. Troy and his father barely speak, communicating instead by writing notes on a legal pad by the phone. Troy spends most of his time with his closest friends: Tom Buller, brash and fearless, the son of a drunk; Gabe Benavidez, smart enough to know he'll never take over the family ranch; and Gabe's sister, Luz, whose family overprotects her, and who Troy has loved since they were children. Troy and his friends don't want trouble. They want this to be the summer of what Troy calls "ghost medicine," when time seems to stop, so they won't have to face the past or the future. But before the summer is over, their paths will cross in dangerous and fateful ways with people who will change their lives: Rose, a damaged derelict who lives with a flock of wild horses and goats; and Chase Rutledge, the arrogant sheriff's son. Troy and his friends want to disappear. Instead, they will become what they least expect —brothers, lovers, heroes, and ghosts.

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    Grasshopper Jungle
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781101590065
  • Reader Reviews : 39
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Winner of the 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction "Raunchy, bizarre, smart and compelling." --Rolling Stone “Grasshopper Jungle is simultaneously creepy and hilarious. Reminds me of Kurt Vonnegut’s in “Slaughterhouse Five,” in the best sense.” --New York Times Book Review In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend, Robby, have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things. This is the truth. This is history. It’s the end of the world. And nobody knows anything about it. You know what I mean. Funny, intense, complex, and brave, Grasshopper Jungle brilliantly weaves together everything from testicle-dissolving genetically modified corn to the struggles of recession-era, small-town America in this groundbreaking coming-of-age stunner.

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    King of Marbury
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781466831322
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Marbury is another world, a dark world that best friends Jack Whitmore and Conner Kirk have fallen into before. A stranger had given Jack a pair of glasses – it's through the lenses that the boys get to Marbury. Told through Conner's point of view, THE KING OF MARBURY asks whether Marbury is only in Jack and Conner's minds, or if it might actually be real. You decide. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    100 Sideways Miles
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781442444959
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Finn Easton, sixteen and epileptic, struggles to feel like more than just a character in his father's cult-classic novels with the help of his best friend, Cade Hernandez, and first love, Julia, until Julia moves away.

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    In the Path of Falling Objects
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781429954839
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Two brothers leave home looking for their father, and find themselves hitching a ride with a violent killer – here is a road trip from hell. Jonah and his younger brother, Simon, are on their own. They set out to find what's left of their family, carrying between them ten dollars, a backpack full of dirty clothes, a notebook, and a stack of letters from their brother, who is serving a tour in Vietnam. And soon into their journey, they have a ride. With a man and a beautiful girl who may be in love with Jonah. Or Simon. Or both of them. The man is crazy. The girl is desperate. This violent ride is only just beginning. And it will leave the brothers taking cover from hard truths about loyalty, love, and survival that crash into their lives. One more thing: The brothers have a gun. They're going to need it.

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    Passenger
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN : 9781250004871
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Jack and Conner are drawn back to Marbury to rescue other friends and attempt to destroy the lens that transports them to the alternate world.

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    Rabbit & Robot
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781534422216
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • “This provocative jaunt…dissects society, technology, othering, and what makes humanity human.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “An unpredictable, gross, and prescient rumination on modernity, media consumption, and machine-aided communication.” —Booklist (starred review) Told with Andrew Smith’s signature dark humor, Rabbit & Robot tells the story of Cager Messer, a boy who’s stranded on the Tennessee—his father’s lunar-cruise utopia—with insane robots. To help him shake his Woz addiction, Billy and Rowan transport Cager Messer up to the Tennessee, a giant lunar-cruise ship orbiting the moon. Meanwhile, Earth, in the midst of thirty simultaneous wars, burns to ash beneath them. And as the robots on board become increasingly insane and cannibalistic, and the Earth becomes a toxic wasteland, the boys have to wonder if they’ll be stranded alone in space forever. In Rabbit & Robot, Andrew Smith, Printz Honor author of Grasshopper Jungle, makes you laugh, cry, and consider what it really means to be human.

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    Stick
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781429995375
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Fourteen-year-old Stark McClellan (nicknamed Stick because he's tall and thin) is bullied for being "deformed" – he was born with only one ear. His older brother Bosten is always there to defend Stick. But the boys can't defend one another from their abusive parents. When Stick realizes Bosten is gay, he knows that to survive his father's anger, Bosten must leave home. Stick has to find his brother, or he will never feel whole again. In his search, he will encounter good people, bad people, and people who are simply indifferent to kids from the wrong side of the tracks. But he never loses hope of finding love – and his brother.

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    The Alex Crow
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780698145832
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • “Andrew Smith is the Kurt Vonnegut of YA . . . [Smith’s novels] are the freshest, richest, and weirdest books to hit the YA world in years.” —Entertainment Weekly Skillfully blending multiple story strands that transcend time and place, award-winning Grasshopper Jungle author Andrew Smith chronicles the story of Ariel, a refugee who is the sole survivor of an attack on his small village. Now living with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, Ariel's story is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber and the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century . . . and a depressed, bionic reincarnated crow.

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    Stand-Off
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781481418294
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Now a senior at Pine Mountain Academy, fifteen-year-old Ryan Dean West becomes captain of the rugby team, shares his dormitory room with a twelve-year-old prodigy, Sam Abernathy, and through the course of the year learns to appreciate things he has triedto resist, including change.

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    Sex & Violence
  • Author : Carrie Mesrobian
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ™
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 9781467716192
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Sex has always come without consequences for Evan--until the night when all the consequences land at once, leaving him scarred inside and out"--

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    Grasshopper Jungle
  • Author : Andrew Anselmo Smith
  • Publisher : Dutton Books
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9780142425008
  • Reader Reviews : 37
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Austin Szerba narrates the end of humanity as he and his best friend Robby accidentally unleash an army of giant, unstoppable bugs and uncover the secrets of a decades-old experiment gone terribly wrong"--

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    Racism and Everyday Life
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : 9781137493569
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Social Science
  • What does it mean to talk about everyday racism, and why should we do so? Racism and Everyday Life brings together the sociologies of racism and everyday life in a new way in order to reflect on these questions. Smith argues that racism and everyday life are not just 'act' and 'context' respectively, but rather they are part of the making of each other. Using a variety of historical and contemporary examples, this book draws on the pioneering insights of W.E.B. Du Bois and other writers in order to explore the interwoven relationship between racism and the everyday.

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    Breath
  • Author : Jackie Morse Kessler
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN : 9780547970431
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "In the fourth and final volume of the Riders of Apocalypse series, high school senior Xander Atwood has a secret. Death, the Pale Rider, has lost his way. What happens when the two meet will change the fate of the world"--

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    The Size of the Truth
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781534419551
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A boy who spent three days trapped in a well tries to overcome his PTSD and claustrophobia so he can fulfill his dream of becoming a famous chef in Andrew Smith’s first middle grade novel. When he was four years old, Sam Abernathy was trapped at the bottom of a well for three days, where he was teased by a smart-aleck armadillo named Bartleby. Since then, his parents plan every move he makes. But Sam doesn’t like their plans. He doesn’t want to go to MIT. And he doesn’t want to skip two grades, being stuck in the eighth grade as an eleven-year-old with James Jenkins, the boy he’s sure pushed him into the well in the first place. He wants to be a chef. And he’s going to start by entering the first annual Blue Creek Days Colonel Jenkins Macaroni and Cheese Cook-Off. That is, if he can survive eighth grade, and figure out the size of the truth that has slipped Sam’s memory for seven years.

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    Burning
  • Author : Elana K. Arnold
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 9780449810767
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • From National Book Award finalist, Elana K. Arnold, comes a sizzling love story set during the Burning Man festival that’s told in alternating first-person points of view. Having just graduated from high school, Ben is set to leave Gypsum, Nevada. The timing is perfect since the gypsum mine that is the lifeblood of the area is closing and along with it:the entire town. Ben’slucky as he's headed to San Diego to the University of California on a track scholarship. But his best friends, Pete and Hog Boy, don't have college to look forward to, so to make them happy, Ben goes with them to check out the hot chick parked on the side of Highway 447. Lala and her Gypsy family earn money by telling fortunes. Some customers choose Tarot cards; others have their palms read. The thousands of people attending the nearby Burning Man festival spend lots of cash—especially as Lala gives uncanny readings. But lately Lala's been questioning whether there might be more to life than her upcoming arranged marriage. And the day she reads Ben's cards is the day that everything changes for her … and for him. A spellbinding summer page-turner about self-determination. "Lyrical and inspirational."—Kirkus Reviews "Readers looking for a romantic coming-of-age novel won’t be disappointed."—SLJ "The stirrings of an unconventional first love and the new freedoms that lie in wait for Lala and Ben provide readers ample reason to keep turning pages"—Publishers Weekly

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    The Last Shot
  • Author : Darcy Frey
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0618446710
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Dreaming of a college scholarship and escape from the neighborhood, the talented Abraham Lincoln High School Railsplitters see basketball as their only hope, but the reality of SATS, the NCAA, and college recruitment are tough to overcome.

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    The Secret Sea
  • Author : Barry Lyga
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN : 9781250086808
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Twelve-year-old Zak Killian is hearing a voice. Could it be a guardian angel? A ghost? No, that's crazy. But sometimes the voice is so real. . . . It warns him of danger. One day Zak is standing on the subway platform when the tunnel starts to fill with water. He sees it before anyone else. The voice warns him to run. His friends Moira and Khalid believe this is more than a premonition, and soon all three find themselves in an alternate universe that is both familiar and seriously strange. As Zak unravels the mystery behind the voice, he faces decisions that may mean the end of their world at home—if they can even get home! In his most propulsive and heartfelt book yet, acclaimed author Barry Lyga explores the depths of friendship, the bonds of family, and the nature of the universe itself. "Hold onto your seats. We've got adventure and high-stakes horror here that takes us from our world to another. You did it, Barry. This is the novel you were meant to write." --R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps and Fear Street

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    Loch
  • Author : Paul Zindel
  • Publisher : Graymalkin Media
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781935169635
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Loch and his sister join their father on a scientific expedition to a quiet lake in Vermont. Suddenly, on a routine exploration, a hideous water beast explodes out of the water, and an eager photographer is ruthlessly devoured alive in front of them. The plesiosaurs proceed to reign terror and destruction down on the secluded lake community. But when Loch encounters a baby plesiosaur he believes the monsters only attack when threatened. So he risks his life, and the lives of his family, to save these prehistoric creatures from destruction, but is it already too late? 1995 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (ALA) 1995 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)

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    The Monstrumologist: The Terror Beneath
  • Author : Rick Yancey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780857070241
  • Reader Reviews : 79
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Will Henryis anassistant to a doctor with a most unusual speciality: monster hunting!In the short time he has lived with the doctor, Will has grown usedto late night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was feeding on her, Will's world changes forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagi- a headless monster that feeds through the mouthfuls of teeth in its chest - and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi.Now, Will and the doctor must face the horror threatening to consume our world and find the rest of the monsters before it is too late...

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    Bye-bye, Blue Creek
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781534419605
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Sam Abernathy prepares to leave home for the first time in this charming follow-up to award-winning author Andrew Smith’s The Size of Truth. Vampires have just moved in to the haunted house next door. All twelve-year-old Sam Abernathy wanted to do was make the most of his last few weeks in Blue Creek before he has to say goodbye. Goodbye to the well he fell in eight years ago; goodbye to cooking at Lily Putt’s snack bar; goodbye to his overdramatic best friend, Karim; goodbye to unsweetened iced tea at Colonel Jenkins’s Diner every Saturday with Bahar (who he does not have a crush on); goodbye to his old life. But the arrival of the Monster People throws a wrench into his plans. Things only get worse when the new family hires Bahar to babysit their child, Boris, who is almost certainly a cannibal. And then—scariest of all—they employ Sam’s catering services. He can’t possibly say no. If he doesn’t survive the summer, Sam might not have to say bye-bye to Blue Creek at all.

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    The Three Branches
  • Author : Christoph Moellers
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9780191651601
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  • Genre : Law
  • The idea of the separation of powers is still popular in much political and constitutional discourse, though its meaning for the modern state remains unclear and contested. This book develops a new, comprehensive, and systematic account of the principle. It then applies this new concept to legal problems of different national constitutional orders, the law of the European Union, and international institutional law. It connects an argument from normative political theory with phenomena taken from comparative constitutional law. The book argues that the conflict between individual liberty and democratic self-determination that is characteristic of modern constitutionalism is proceduralized through the establishment of different governmental branches. A close analysis of the relation between individual and collective autonomy on the one hand and the ways lawmaking through public institutions can be established on the other hand helps us identify criteria for determining how legislative, administrative, and judicial lawmaking can be distinguished and should be organized. These criteria define a common ground in the confusing variety of western constitutional traditions and their diverse use of the notion of separated powers. They also enable us to establish a normative framework that throws a fresh perspective on problems of constitutional law in different constitutional systems: constitutional judicial review of legislation, limits of legislative delegation, parliamentary control of the executive, and standing. Linking arguments from comparative constitutional law and international law, the book then uses this framework to offer a new perspective on the debate on constitutionalism beyond the state. The concept permits certain institutional insights of the constitutional experiences within states to be applied at the international level without falling into any form of methodological nationalism.

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    Monday, Wednesday, and Every Other Weekend
  • Author : Karen Stanton
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9781466865402
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Henry Cooper and his dog Pomegranate have two houses. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and every other weekend, they live with Mama in her new apartment, but on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other weekend, they live with Papa in his new house. Henry and Pomegranate are happy as they dance with Mama and sing with Papa, but Henry knows that sometimes Pomegranate gets confused and just wants to go . . . home. This gentle and accessible story about dealing with the many changes that come with divorce is beautifully brought to life by author Karen Stanton's vivid and memorable illustrations.

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    A Thief in the Night
  • Author : Ernest William Hornung
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924013627181
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book A Thief in the Night

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    Exile from Eden
  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781534422230
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • From New York Times bestselling author Andrew Smith comes the stunning, long-awaited sequel to the groundbreaking Printz Honor Book Grasshopper Jungle. It’s been sixteen years since an army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises forced Arek’s family underground and into the hole where he was born; it’s the only home he’s ever known. But now, post-end-of-the-world, the army of horny, hungry praying mantises might finally be dying out, and Arek’s ready to leave the hole for good. All he has are mysterious letters from Breakfast, a naked, wild boy traveling the countryside with his silent companion, Olive. Together, Arek and his best friend Mel, who stowed away in his van, navigate their way through the ravaged remains of the outside world. This long-awaited sequel to the irreverent, groundbreaking Printz Honor Book Grasshopper Jungle is stunning, compelling, and even more hilarious and beautifully bizarre than its predecessor.

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    The Twelve-fingered Boy
  • Author : John Hornor Jacobs
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9780761390077
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Fifteen-year-old fast-talking Shreve is thriving in juvenile detention until he is assigned a strangely silent and vulnerable new cellmate, Jack, who just might have superpowers and who attracts the attention both of the cellblock bullies and sinister Mr. Quincrux.

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    Scowler
  • Author : Daniel Kraus
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780307980878
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Equal parts haunting and horrifying, this literary horror novel gives readers insight into the mind of a controlling homicidal man and the son who must stop him. "Marvin Burke is one of the great monsters of literature, a figure of immense, credible terror and savagery."--Cory Doctorow, author of Little Children and coeditor of Boing Boing Imagine your father is a monster. Would that mean there are monsters inside you, too? Nineteen-year-old Ry Burke, his mother, and little sister eke out a living on their dying family farm. Ry wishes for anything to distract him from the grim memories of his father’s physical and emotional abuse. Then a meteorite falls from the sky, bringing with it not only a fragment from another world but also the arrival of a ruthless man intent on destroying the entire family. Soon Ry is forced to defend himself by resurrecting a trio of imaginary childhood protectors: kindly Mr. Furrington, wise Jesus, and the bloodthirsty Scowler.

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    Messenger of Fear
  • Author : Michael Grant
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780062207425
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Michael Grant's Messenger of Fear is a haunting narrative that examines the nature of good and evil in every human. Fans of Michelle Hodkin's Mara Dyer trilogy and Stephen King will love this satisfyingly twisted series. Mara Todd wakes in a field of dead grass, a heavy mist pressing down on her. She is terrified, afraid that she is dead. She can't remember who she is or anything about her past. Is it because of the boy who appears? He calls himself the Messenger of Fear. If the world does not bring justice to those who do evil, the Messenger will. He offers the wicked a game. If they win, they go free. If they lose, they will live their greatest fear. Either way, their sanity will be challenged. It is a world of fair but harsh justice. Of retribution and redemption. And mystery. Why was Mara chosen to be the Messenger's apprentice? What has she done to deserve this terrible fate? She won't find out until three of the wicked receive justice. And when she does, she will be shattered.

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    The Language of Statutes
  • Author : Lawrence Solan
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9780226767963
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • We are capable of writing crisp yet flexible laws, but Solan explains that difficult cases result when the ways in which our cognitive and linguistic faculties are structured fail to produce a single, clear interpretation. Though we are predisposed to absorb new situations into categories we have previously formed, our conceptualization is not always as crisp as the legislative and judicial realms demand. In such cases, Solan contends that other values, most importantly legislative intent, must come into play. The Language of Statutes provides an excellent introduction to statutory interpretation, rejecting the extreme arguments that judges have either too much or too little leeway, and explaining how and why a certain number of interpretive problems are simply inevitable. --Book Jacket.

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    John Marshall
  • Author : Harlow Giles Unger
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780306822216
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A soul-stirring biography of John Marshall, the young republic's great chief justice, who led the Supreme Court to power and brought law and order to the nation

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    The Compound
  • Author : S. A. Bodeen
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781429983839
  • Reader Reviews : 77
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • S.A. Bodeen's The Compound is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. Eli and his family have lived in the Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone. Eli's father built the Compound to keep them safe. Now, they can't get out. He won't let them.

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    The Scar Boys
  • Author : Len Vlahos
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ®
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781606844403
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A severely burned teenager. A guitar. Punk rock. The chords of a rock 'n' roll road trip in a coming-of-age novel that is a must-read story about finding your place in the world . . . even if you carry scars inside and out. In attempting to describe himself in his college application essay—to "help us to become acquainted with you beyond your courses, grades, and test scores"—Harbinger (Harry) Jones goes way beyond the 250-word limit and gives a full account of his life. The first defining moment: the day the neighborhood goons tied him to a tree during a lightning storm when he was 8 years old, and the tree was struck and caught fire. Harry was badly burned and has had to live with the physical and emotional scars, reactions from strangers, bullying, and loneliness that instantly became his everyday reality. The second defining moment: the day in eighth grade when the handsome, charismatic Johnny rescued him from the bullies and then made the startling suggestion that they start a band together. Harry discovered that playing music transported him out of his nightmare of a world, and he finally had something that compelled people to look beyond his physical appearance. Harry's description of his life in his essay is both humorous and heart-wrenching. He had a steeper road to climb than the average kid, but he ends up learning something about personal power, friendship, first love, and how to fit in the world. While he's looking back at the moments that have shaped his life, most of this story takes place while Harry is in high school and the summer after he graduates.

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    Don't Breathe a Word
  • Author : Jennifer McMahon
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780062079459
  • Reader Reviews : 53
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Don’t Breathe a Word is a haunting page-turner that kept me up, spine shivering and enthralled, way past my bedtime.” —Joshilyn Jackson, author of Never Have I Ever On a soft summer night in Vermont, twelve-year-old Lisa went into the woods behind her house and never came out again. Before she disappeared, she told her little brother, Sam, about a door that led to a magical place where she would meet the King of the Fairies and become his queen. Fifteen years later, Phoebe is in love with Sam, a practical, sensible man who doesn't fear the dark and doesn't have bad dreams—who, in fact, helps Phoebe ignore her own. But suddenly the couple is faced with a series of eerie, unexplained occurrences that challenge Sam's hardheaded, realistic view of the world. As they question their reality, a terrible promise Sam made years ago is revealed—a promise that could destroy them all. “Jennifer McMahon never flinches and never fails to surprise…as [she] weaves a young couple into a perverse fairyland where Rosemary’s Baby could be at home.” —Randy Susan Meyers, author of The Murderer’s Daughters

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    Fml
  • Author : Shaun David Hutchinson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9781442483187
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • At a party near the end of senior year, seventeen-year-old Simon Cross imagines his life with and without Cassie, the girl he has yearned for since they were freshman, and begins to discover the unpredictable wonders of life his best friends, Ben and Coop, have urged him to explore.

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    Debt
  • Author : Nina G. Jones
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 1503354903
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • I don't know what I was thinking when I hired someone to attack me. Maybe I was bored, or lonely, or there was a void so deep inside of me that I needed something explosive to fill it. It was supposed to be safe. A thrill. A way to break through the monotony of everyday life. It was an illusion of danger that I could walk away from as soon as it was over. Except that it wasn't. Because I had been in danger long before I ever invited it into my life. ———————My mission is almost complete. The bubbling boil of vengeance that heats my blood might finally simmer. She is the last piece of the puzzle. Once I destroy her, everyone who ever hurt me will have paid their debt. It was supposed to be quick and easy, but as soon as I met her it got complicated. Very complicated.

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    The Master's Indwelling
  • Author : Andrew Murray
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : UVA:X002140494
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Christian life
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