Why We Broke Up

Author: Daniel Handler
Editor: Egmont UK
ISBN: 1780311524
Size: 17,78 MB
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An absolutely stunning book for young adults from Daniel Handler, the man who created Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. This is the box, Ed. Inside is everything: two bottle caps, a movie ticket from Greta in the Wild, a note from you, a box of matches, your protractor, Joan’s book, the stolen sugar, a toy truck, those ugly earrings, a comb from the motel, and the rest of it. This is it, Ed. The whole story of why we broke up. In Why We Broke Up Daniel Handler has created a bittersweet book for young adults with wit and heart and warmth.

Gender Ed Identities

Author: Tricia Clasen
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317430700
Size: 15,18 MB
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This volume brings together diverse, cross-disciplinary scholarly voices to examine gender construction in children's and young adult literature. It complements and updates the scholarship in the field by creating a rich, cohesive examination of core questions around gender and sexuality in classic and contemporary texts. By providing an expansive treatment of gender and sexuality across genres, eras, and national literature, the collection explores how readers encounter unorthodox as well as traditional notions of gender. It begins with essays exploring how children's and YA literature construct communities formed by gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and in face-to-face and virtual spaces. Section II's central focus is how gendered identities are formed, unpacking how texts for young readers ranging from Amish youth periodicals to the blockbuster Divergent series trace, reproduce, and shape gendered identity socialization. In section III, the essential literary function of translating trauma into narrative is addressed in classics like Anne of Green Gables and Pollyanna, as well as more recent works. Section IV's focus on sexuality and romance encompasses fiction and nonfiction works, examining how children's and young adult literature can serve as a regressive, progressive, and transgressive site for construction meaning about sex and romance. Last, Section IV offers new readings of paratextual features in literature for children -- from the classic tale of Cinderella to contemporary illustrated novels. The key achievement of this volume is providing an updated range of multidisciplinary and methodologically diverse analyses of critically and commercially successful texts, contributing to the scholarship on children's and YA literature; gender, sexuality, and women's studies; and a range of other disciplines.

Waging Heavy Peace

Author: Neil Young
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 024196217X
Size: 16,31 MB
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Waging Heavy Peace is the remarkable memoir of rock icon Neil Young Neil Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture in the last four decades, inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Reflective, insightful and disarmingly honest, Waging Heavy Peace is his long-awaited memoir. From his youth in Canada to his crazy journey out to California, through Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash, to his massively successful solo career and his re-emergence as the patron saint of grunge on to his role today as one of the last uncompromised and uncompromising survivors of rock 'n' roll - this is Neil's story told in his own words. Young presents a kaleidoscopic view of personal life and musical creativity; it's a journey that spans the snows of Ontario to the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today. Along the way he writes about the music, the victims, the girls and the drugs; about his happy family life but also about the health problems he and his children have experienced; about guitars, cars and sound systems; about Canada and California and Hawaii. Candid, witty and revealing, this book takes its place beside the classic memoirs of Bob Dylan and Keith Richards. 'Wryly funny, deeply moving, painfully honest' Guardian 'He's talking to you, not at you, unravelling himself as well, and you don't want it to end . . . You see rock and roll history from the inside out, and in the present tense' Independent 'Young appears bounteous and joyful, a genuinely happy hippy . . . Unusually for a rock memoir, this one is almost completely angst-free' Sunday Times 'Dryly hilarious . . . poignant . . . Waging Heavy Peace shows that Young is still in full possession of that stubborn, brilliant, one-of-a-kind instrument' Rolling Stone 'A real treat . . . he writes openly and movingly abut the key figures in his life...you feel you know Young better for reading it' Metro

Pomp And Circumstantial Evidence

Author: Karen Mauck
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469785331
Size: 10,30 MB
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From the author of Scraps comes a tale of murder and intrigue. Carrie Reillys past comes back to haunt her when she attends her high school reunion. Old grudges harbored for 10 years result in the death of the schools former star quarterback, and Carrie and her friends are the prime suspects. As her class rapidly gets smaller, she must face her demons and rush to find the identity of the killer before she becomes the next victim.

Children Of Destiny

Author: Barbara L. Apicella
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477257829
Size: 17,36 MB
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Two young children, Caleb a ten year old boy and Mary Ruth a seven year old girl, have a wonderful destiny to be fulfilled. Not knowing why bad things are happening to them, they soon realize what is causing these dreadful things. Caleb and Mary Ruth know how to protect themselves. This is a very emotional and suspenseful story. Many things are happening to these children and you will start to understand why and who is doing it. You will then understand the meaning of the story. This is the first in a series of books, titled "The Chronicles of Caleb and Mary Ruth"

Riding The Corporate Ladder

Author: Keith Thomas Walker
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1585714739
Size: 18,93 MB
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Deena Newman is sassy, single, and arguably the sexiest attorney at a prestigious law firm. She's highly competent and valued, but most of her success has come by way of bedrooms rather than boardrooms. When the position of a lifetime comes available, Deena slips into her stilettos for the ultimate seduction. But will this last rung on the corporate ladder secure her future or cost her everything she's worked for? Sometimes passion and power carry a price, and dreams turn into nightmares.

Emerging Adulthood

Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190209585
Size: 16,49 MB
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In recent decades, the lives of people in their late teens and twenties have changed so dramatically that a new stage of life has developed. In his provocative work, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett has identified the period of emerging adulthood as distinct from both the adolescence that precedes it and the young adulthood that comes in its wake. Arnett's new paradigm has received a surge of scholarly attention due to his book that launched the field, Emerging Adulthood. On the 10th Anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking work, the second edition of Emerging Adulthood fully updates and expands Arnett's findings and includes brand new chapters on media use, social class issues, and the distinctive problems of this life stage. In spite of the challenges they face, Arnett explains that emerging adults are particularly skilled at maintaining contradictory emotions--they are confident while being wary, and optimistic in the face of large degrees of uncertainty. Merging stories from the lives of emerging adults themselves with decades of research, Arnett covers a wide range of topics, including love and sex, relationships with parents, experiences at college and work, and views of what it means to be an adult. He also refutes many of the negative stereotypes about emerging adults today, finding that they are not "lazy" but remarkably hard-working in most cases, and not "selfish" but rather concerned with making a contribution to improving the world. As the nature of American youth and the meaning of adulthood further evolve, Emerging Adulthood will continue to be essential reading for understanding the face of modern America.

The Start Of Me And You

Author: Emery Lord
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619633604
Size: 12,17 MB
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Acclaimed author Emery Lord pens another gorgeous story of best friends, new love, and second chances. * "Will inspire readers." --SLJ, starred review It's been a year since it happened--when Paige Hancock's first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her--the perfect way to convince everyone she's back to normal. Next: Join a club--simple, it's high school after all. But when Ryan's sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live? Acclaim for The Start of Me and You A Huffington Post Top YA Books of 2015 One of PopSugar's Best YA Books of 2015

Is Having A Boyfriend Really Necessary

Author: Jane Grahl
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434954358
Size: 14,90 MB
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We Owe You Nothing

Author: Daniel Sinker
Editor: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1936070553
Size: 14,99 MB
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“Collects some of [Punk Planet’s] best interviews from the past half-decade . . . serves as a reminder that punk is not just music but a movement.” —The A.V. Club Updated with six more interviews and a new introduction, the expanded edition of We Owe You Nothing is the definitive book of conversations with the underground’s greatest minds from the pages of Punk Planet. New interviews include talks with bands like The Gossip and Maritime, a conversation with punk legend Bob Mould, and more . . . in addition to the classic interviews from the original edition: Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra, Thurston Moore, Noam Chomsky, Kathleen Hanna, Black Flag, Sleater-Kinney, Steve Albini, Frank Kozik, Art Chantry, and others. “We Owe You Nothing made me feel vital and alive.” —Seattle Weekly “The magazine Punk Planet has quietly been one of the most intelligent voices in the kingdom of punk and post-punk . . . [and] anyone with the vaguest interest in music would be well-served to learn from these captured moments [in We Owe You Nothing].” —Detroit Metro Times “No book has illustrated this relationship between punk and its believers more than We Owe You Nothing.” —Daily Herald “Straight talk with no bullshit, no spin. The result is an airblast of honesty, an antidote of attitude. Music fans will love this book, and so will fans of independent thinking.” —Flagpole “A wholly unique vision wrought not by consensus but by cultural cynicism and never-say-die musical populism.” —Magnet