In an alternate history, Napoleon wins at Waterloo by unleashing a secret battlefield weapon--a legion of giant, carnivorous dinosaurs--and only Willem Verheyen stands in the way of the emperor's plan of world domination.
Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.
In Caden's real world, he has family, friends, and high school but he is paranoid people are trying to kill him. In his other world, he is a crew member on a pirate ship, struggling between his alligiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny. Slowly, his parents realize he is dealing with schizophrenia.
At cheerleading camp, Hermione is drugged and raped, but she is not sure if it was one of her teammates or a boy from another team. In the aftermath, she has to deal with the rumors in her small town and the need to remember what happened.
1942, World War II. The most terrible war in history. A court decison makes females subject to the draft and eligible for service. Rio, Frangie, and Rainy sign up to fight but no one expects to see actual combat or be on the front lines.
Maggie has spent basically every summer of the past 15 years at Camp Bellflower for Girls. It's a peaceful, lazy summer until the moment a split-second of innocent physical contact pulls Maggie into a gut-twisting love for an older, wiser, and most surprisingly of all (at least to Maggie) female counselor Erin.
After her mother's death, Lina travels to Italy to be with her father whom she has never met. There she discovers her mother's journal and sets off, with the help of a local boy, on an adventure to find out her mother's secrets.
In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (gleaned) by professional reapers (scythes). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't.
The son of a Pentecostal preacher faces his personal demons as he and his two outcast friends try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self.
Great for Grades 9 and up
Growing up in Alaska in the 1970s isn't like growing up anywhere else: Don't think life is going to be easy. Know your place. And never talk about yourself. Four vivid voices tell intertwining stories of hardship, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation.
Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and belives there is something extraordinary in store for both of them.
Following their cultural tradition, Naila's parents will plan an arranged marriage for her. When she breaks the rules and falls in love with Saif, her parents are livid. Convinced that she has forgotten who she truly is, the family travel to Pakistan to visit relatives but the vacation is not as it seems and Naila is cut off from everything she once knew.