Summary: His loneliness will soon turn to fear ... When Chris Buckley moves to Solitary,....+
His loneliness will soon turn to fear ... When Chris Buckley moves to Solitary, North Carolina, he faces the reality of his parents’ divorce, a school full of nameless faces—and Jocelyn Evans. Jocelyn is beautiful and mysterious enough to leave Chris speechless. But the more Jocelyn resists him, the more the two are drawn together. Chris soon learns that Jocelyn has secrets as deep as the town itself, secrets more terrifying than the bullies he faces in the locker room or his mother’s unexplained nightmares. He slowly begins to understand the horrific answers. The question is whether he can save Jocelyn in time. This first audiobook in the Solitary Tales series will take you from the cold halls of high school to the dark rooms of an abandoned cabin—and remind you what it means to believe in what you cannot see.
Summary: His fear will soon turn to anger ... At first, Chris Buckley was simply warned.....+
His fear will soon turn to anger ... At first, Chris Buckley was simply warned. And watched. But as Chris unravels the haunting riddles of the town of Solitary, he finds that much more than the life of a town is at stake. Whether facing a pastor with a house full of skeletons or a cousin he never knew existed, Chris is forced to choose between light and darkness, life and nightmarish death. Every choice he makes reminds him that the unthinkable has already happened—and if he trusts the wrong person, it may happen again. This second audiobook in the Solitary Tales continues Chris’s journey toward finding out who he is and what his own role is in the darkness suffocating his tiny new hometown. Filled with shocking twists, Gravestone is a tale of a teenager thrown into a battle over a town, a secret—and ultimately his own soul.
Summary: His fear will soon turn to rebellion ... Chris Buckley no longer wonders what....+
His fear will soon turn to rebellion ... Chris Buckley no longer wonders what kind of town he’s living in. He no longer tries to pierce its darkness. He no longer questions his role in its mysteries. He makes a new choice: he runs. What he doesn’t realize is that he’s running the wrong way - and is very close to being beyond any choices at all. As a reluctant student at Harrington High’s summer school, Chris meets a fun-loving senior girl who offers a welcome diversion from the darkness of his past. Chris soon decides life can be enjoyable after all. But when the new school year starts, he must deal with the consequences of turning from the truth. The third audiobook in the Solitary Tales, Temptation follows the soul-wrenching twists of Chris’s journey as he heads straight into a darkness that threatens all he loves.
Summary: His rebellion will soon turn to hope ... When Chris Buckley first encountered....+
His rebellion will soon turn to hope ... When Chris Buckley first encountered the mysteries of creepy Solitary, North Carolina, he had little idea how far he would fall into the town’s shadows. After losing the love of his life, Chris tried to do things his way. He hunted for answers. And then he gave up trying to find them. But now Chris comes back to Solitary, knowing there’s a purpose for his being there. As he watches his place in a twisted and evil bloodline become clear, Chris waits for the last battle — and wonders who will be left when he finally makes his stand. The fourth and final audiobook in The Solitary Tales series shines light into deep darkness as Chris’s journey to Solitary comes to a dramatic close.
Summary: Part Friday Night Lights by H. G. Bissinger, part Outsiders by S. E. Hinton,....+
Part Friday Night Lights by H. G. Bissinger, part Outsiders by S. E. Hinton, this debut YA novel tells the incredibly powerful story of bullying and how--taken to the extreme--it can wreak havoc on the lives of teenagers. Kurt is a talented but emotionally damaged football player. Danny is a rising star on the gymnastics team, an outsider in a school where the football team rules. But the two form an unlikely friendship, and when one of the gym team is viciously assaulted by the quarterback and his cronies, Kurt rises to his defense and challenges the entrenched stereotypes of high school sports. Reminiscent of the early work of Markus Zusak, this is that rare book that authentically captures the voices, fierce loyalties, and harsh justice of teenage boys.
Summary: An intensely powerful account of a teen, bullied for her port-wine stain, who....+
An intensely powerful account of a teen, bullied for her port-wine stain, who must summon her personal strength to survive abduction and horrific abuse at the hands of a deranged killer. Sixteen-year-old Sarah Meadows longs for “normal.” Born with a port wine-stain covering half her face, she has been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust all her life. But when she’s abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had, become a hero rather than a victim, and learn to look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside. It’s that--or succumb to a killer.
Summary: Young Mason Stark and seventeen fellow cadets from the Academy for Earth Space....+
Young Mason Stark and seventeen fellow cadets from the Academy for Earth Space Command (ESC) boarded the SS Egypt for a routine voyage to log their required space hours when they are attacked by the Tremist, an alien race at war with humanity. With the captain and crew dead, injured, or taken prisoner, Mason and the cadets are all that’s left to warn the ESC. Soon they find out the reason the Tremist chose to attack: the Egypt is carrying a weapon that could change the war forever. Mason will have to lead the cadets in a daring assault to take back the ship, rescue the survivors, and recover the weapon--before there isn’t a war left to fight.
Summary: The Anti-Tiger Mom Book. Do you cringe when your kids fight in public because....+
The Anti-Tiger Mom Book. Do you cringe when your kids fight in public because it makes you look bad? Do you find yourself helping too much with homework because you want the teacher to be impressed? Do you secretly take credit for your child's soccer win? You might be in danger of vanity parenting. Vanity parenting happens when our culture's obsession with performance lead us to form expectations for our kids based on the world's standards. As a result, our children try to meet our emotional needs instead of growing into the calling God has for them. Trophy Child will help you create a home where your children find success in following their heavenly father - and you know the joy of seeing your children embrace their full potential as children of God.
Summary: Do you know this person? • He eats cereal out of a large mixing bowl. •....+
Do you know this person? • He eats cereal out of a large mixing bowl. • Her bedroom looks like a garbage dump . . . on a good day. • If there were an Academy Award for eye-rolling, he’d win. • She changes outfits three times before breakfast... Congratulations! You have a teenager in your home. Life will never quite be the same again (of course, you already know that). But it can be better than you’ve ever dreamed. In fact, you’re just five days away from your teenager asking, “What can I do to help?” Guaranteed! With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, internationally recognized family expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman will help you: • gain respect--even admiration--from your teenager • establish healthy boundaries and workable guidelines • communicate with the “whatever” generation • turn selfish behavior around • navigate the critical years with confidence • pack your teenager’s bags with what he or she needs for life now and in the future • become the major difference-maker in your teenager’s life. With Dr. Leman’s instinct and insight, plus an index with gutsy advice on 75 hot-button issues that keep parents up at night, Have a New Teenager by Friday will help you get real results--real fast.
Summary: This audiobook contains 3 books and 3 AR Quizzes: Dr. Shivers’ Carnival (4.0....+
This audiobook contains 3 books and 3 AR Quizzes: Dr. Shivers’ Carnival (4.0 BL, 4.0 Pts, #42222), Attack of the Killer House (4.0 BL, 3.0 Pts, #42209), and Birthday Cake and I Scream (4.6 BL, 3.0 Pts, #42212). Ready for a good scare? Eerie encounters and strange phenomenon have the kids in these three SpineChillers Mysteries™ wondering when the chaos will end. These faith-based stories show that in the end, it’s all good fun and the characters discover that things aren’t always what they seem ... but not before they are all chilled to the bone. Dr. Shivers’ Carnival: A bizarre carnival mysteriously appears in a field overnight, and Kyle Conlon and three of his friends set out to investigate. When the carnival owner, Dr. Shivers, invites them to try all the amusements for free, they quickly realize that there’s nothing amusing about the games and rides at THIS carnival, and they just want out alive. Attack of the Killer House: Anna Greger thinks her brother Jonny is playing a joke when his robot science project attacks her. But she knows something is terribly wrong when her hairdryer flies across the room and Jonny’s remote-control trucks chase them around the house. But a house can’t attack people. OR CAN IT? Birthday Cake and I Scream: It’s MacKenzie’s twelfth birthday and his mom books the party at Creepy the Clown’s Pizza Palace. He and his friends enjoy playing their favorite video game ... that is, until Creepy shows up with some games of his own. Soon, all MacKenzie and his friends want to win is a ticket out of there!