Although she could have done it without breaking a sweat, ironically, this time she's innocent."Hunger Games (book 1), Catching Fire (book 2), & Mockingjay (book 3) by Suzanne Collins In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.by Sarah Dessen"When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora's new life, what makes a family, how to allow people to help her when she needs it, and that she too has something to offer others."by Catherine Fisher"To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape."Chronicles of Nick Series: (book 1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon"Streetwise, tough, and savvy, Nick and his quick sarcasm are the stuff of legend...
On my way to interview Amanda Seyfried, two hours north of Manhattan and two worlds away, there's a quiet hamlet in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains called Stone Ridge. I had an MRI, and the neurologist referred me to a psychiatrist. Then we got four more chickens, and the other ones started laying again. You almost begin to think that if she were to marry and the officiant asked, “Do you take this man?
The names of the country roads—Sawkill, Cottekill, Shivertown—seem to be lifted right out of a Washington Irving story. Tomatoes aren’t out yet.”A long conversation about pickling ensues with the waitress, and Seyfried listens intently, studiously, as if there will be a quiz. A kinder person might say she resembles a Margaret Keane portrait or a Japanese anime character. A mental illness is a thing that people cast in a different category [from other illnesses], but I don’t think it is. You don’t see the mental illness: It’s not a mass; it’s not a cyst. As I get older, the compulsive thoughts and fears have diminished a lot. I think they’re threatened.”Since it’s pie season on the farm and she is known to be a baker, I ask if she’s still honing her craft. ” she would respond, “Fuck yeah.” She may soon get the chance to test that theory: Seyfried recently became engaged to actor Thomas Sadoski.
With his fellow students turning into flesh-eating zombies, how can he stop them... "by Kody Keplinger"Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper starts sleeping with Wesley Rush, a notorious womanizer who disgusts her, in order to distract her from her personal problems, and to her surprise, the two of them find they have a lot in common and are able to help each other find more productive ways to deal with their difficulties."by Justine Larbalestier"Micah freely admits that she's a compulsive liar.
And that may be the one honest thing she'll ever tell you.
A table on the porch outside is a bit more private and quiet, though the rural peace and birdsong are regularly overwhelmed by the roar of big rigs, tanker trucks, and all manner of farm equipment thundering over Route 209 and down the valley. Which is just a controlling thing.”Q: Is this related to OCD?
Seyfried drives up on the dot in a black Toyota SUV.
When they bring eligible Muslim women to dinner, he feigns interest — in fact he’s already in love, with an American girl named Emily Gordon (Zoe Kazan).
The story is all over the place, and is way too messy to be anything but true.
by Paolo Bacigalupi"In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl."by Ally Carter"A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop's father, himself an international art thief, from a vengeful collector."by Jonathan Friesen"A pariah in his town and home for the results of his risk-taking behavior, eighteen-year-old Jake seeks adrenaline rushes to clear his dark thoughts, but when Salome, the girl he loves, gets caught up in taking chances, too, the consequences are devastating."by David Gilman"When fifteen-year-old Max Gordon's environmentalist-adventurer father goes missing while working in Namibia and Max becomes the target of a would-be assassin at his school in England, he decides he must follow his father to Africa and find him before they both are killed."(book 3) by Jack Higgins with Justin Richards"Resentful of having to go and live with their estranged father after the death of their mother, fifteen-year-old twins, Rich and Jade, soon find they have more complicated problems when their father is kidnapped and their attempts to rescue him involve them in a dangerous international plot to control the world's oil." Young James Bond Adventure Series: (book 9) by Anthony Horowitz"After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6."by Katy Moran"While traveling through early seventh-century Britain trying to stop an impending war, Essa, who bears the blood of native British tribes and of the invading Anglish, discovers that his mother is alive and he, himself, is a prince of the northern kingdom, but he has loyalties and loved ones in the south to whom he is compelled to return."by Jean-Claude Mourlevat"Fleeing across icy mountains from a pack of terrifying dog-men sent to hunt them down, four teenagers escape from their prison-like boarding schools to take up the fight against the tyrannical government that murdered their parents fifteen years earlier." (book 6) by James Patterson"After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the 'birdkids,' who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose."by Tamora Pierce"Researching strange happenings on the island of Starns, young stone mage Evvy learns about the dangers facing the islanders hidden in a dormant volcano and so must work to save those who live there using the skills she developed from her mentor Rosethorn."by Scott Westerfeld"Hunter Braque, a New York City teenager who is paid by corporations to spot what is 'cool,' combines his analytical skills with girlfriend Jen's creative talents to find a missing person and thwart a conspiracy directed at the heart of consumer culture."by Paul Zindel"While helping a beautiful Aboriginal girl search for her people's missing treasure near the Great Barrier Reef, seventeen-year-old PC finds himself fighting an evil scientist and a deadly underwater monster."by Laurie Halse Anderson"After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts."Tby John Boyne"Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence."by Libba Bray"Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure."by Ally Carter"Since she can remember, Katarina's relatives have been grooming her for the family business, thieving.
But when Kat tries to go straight and leave that life for a normal one, she's promptly kicked out of her new school for stealing the headmaster's car and mounting it on the school fountain.
Another example: Kumail’s older and more dutiful brother (Adeel Akhtar) wants to know — in a way that seems right and reasonable — when Kumail is going to follow his example as a devout son and white-collar success story who can make the family proud.