Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The Radiance of Tomorrow - Realistic Fiction

The Radiance of Tomorrow

by Ishmael Beah


At the center of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they're beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town's water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they're forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike. 

The Best Lies - Mystery Fiction

The Best Lies

by Sarah Lyu


Remy Tsai used to know how her story would turn out. But now, she doesn’t even know what tomorrow will look like.


She was happy once. Remy had her boyfriend Jack, and Elise, her best friend—her soulmate—who understood her better than anyone else in the world.

But now Jack is dead, shot through the chest…

And it was Elise who pulled the trigger.

Was it self-defense? Or something darker than anything Remy could imagine? As the police investigate, Remy does the same, sifting through her own memories, looking for a scrap of truth that could save the friendship that means everything to her.

Told in alternating timelines, this twisted psychological thriller explores the dark side of obsessive friendship.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Mindfulness for Teens in 10 Minutes a Day- Non Fiction

 Mindfulness for Teens in 10 Minutes a Day

by Jennie Marie Battistin



Stop stressing and start being your best self―master mindfulness for teens in no time.

Homework, relationships, social media, life planning…you’ve got a lot going on, but you don’t have to feel overwhelmed by it. In fact, you could actually enjoy life more while getting more done. Mindfulness for Teens in 10 Minutes a Day shows you how to take control of stress and become the boss of your feelings―and boost your focus while you’re at it.

Start feeling better with mindfulness, the practice of being fully present and cultivating calm, one moment at a time. Mindfulness for Teens in 10 Minutes a Day features simple and effective exercises―that fit perfectly into your daily routine―making it easy to keep yourself in the here and now, tackle challenges one at a time, and make the most of every minute.

Mindfulness for Teens in 10 Minutes a Day includes:

  • Practice peace―Learn to manage whatever life throws at you and bring focus, calm, and joy back to your day with mindfulness for teens.
  • 60 guided exercises―Practice helpful exercises and develop essential mindfulness strategies sure to help you through high school and beyond.
  • Mindfulness now―Discover how you can rock your homework, connect to others, chill out, and sleep better using mindfulness―it only takes 10 minutes a day.


Words on Bathroom Walls- Realistic Fiction

Words on Bathroom Walls

by Julia Walton








Now a Major Motion Picture starring Charlie Plummer, AnnaSophia Robb, and Taylor Russell!


Fans of More Happy Than Not and The Perks of Being a Wallflower will cheer for Adam in this uplifting and surprisingly funny story of a boy living with schizophrenia.

When you can't trust your mind, trust your heart.

Adam is a pretty regular teen, except he's navigating high school life while living with paranoid schizophrenia. His hallucinations include a cast of characters that range from the good (beautiful Rebecca) to the bad (angry Mob Boss) to the just plain weird (polite naked guy).
An experimental drug promises to help him hide his illness from the world. When Adam meets Maya, a fiercely intelligent girl, he desperately wants to be the normal, great guy that she thinks he is. But as the miracle drug begins to fail, how long can he keep this secret from the girl of his dreams?

"Echoing the premise and structure of Flowers for Algernon, this [is a] frank and inspiring novel." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Alive ( #1 in The Generations Trilogy) -Adventure Dystopian Fiction

Alive 
(Book 1 in The Generations Trilogy)

by Scott Sigler



“I open my eyes to darkness. Total darkness. I hear my own breathing, but nothing else. I lift my head . . . it thumps against something solid and unmoving. There is a board right in front of my face. No, not a board . . . a lid.”
 
A teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin. She has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief—she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust, but no people . . . and no answers.
 
She knows only one thing about herself—her name, M. Savage, which was engraved on the foot of her coffin—yet she finds herself in charge. She is not the biggest among them, or the boldest, but for some reason the others trust her. Now, if they’re to have any chance, she must get them to trust one another.
 
Whatever the truth is, she is determined to find it and confront it. If she has to lead, she will make sure they survive. Maybe there’s a way out, a rational explanation, and a fighting chance against the dangers to come. Or maybe a reality they cannot comprehend lies just beyond the next turn.


Friday, October 2, 2020

The Enemy Series by Charlie Higson

The Enemy (Book 1, The Enemy Series)

by Charlie Higson


In the wake of a devastating disease, everyone sixteen and older is either dead or a decomposing, brainless creature with a ravenous appetite for flesh. Teens have barricaded themselves in buildings throughout London and venture outside only when they need to scavenge for food. The group of kids living a Waitrose supermarket is beginning to run out of options. When a mysterious traveler arrives and offers them safe haven at Buckingham Palace, they begin a harrowing journey across London. But their fight is far from over-the threat from within the palace is as real as the one outside it.

Full of unexpected twists and quick-thinking heroes, The Enemy is a fast-paced, white-knuckle tale of survival in the face of unimaginable horror.


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