The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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Author: Stephen Chbosky
Pages: 213
ISBN: 9781451696196
Release: 2012-08-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Charlie struggles to cope with complex world of high school as he deals with the confusions of sex and love, the temptations of drugs, and the pain of losing a close friend and a favorite aunt.

Imaginary Friend

Imaginary Friend
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Author: Stephen Chbosky
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781538731345
Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: Grand Central Publishing

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Instant New York Times Bestseller One of Fall 2019's Best Books (People, EW, Lithub, Vox, Washington Post, and more) A young boy is haunted by a voice in his head in this acclaimed epic of literary horror from the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Christopher is seven years old. Christopher is the new kid in town. Christopher has an imaginary friend. We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us. Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with her child. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. It's as far off the beaten track as they can get. Just one highway in, one highway out. At first, it seems like the perfect place to finally settle down. Then Christopher vanishes. For six long days, no one can find him. Until Christopher emerges from the woods at the edge of town, unharmed but not unchanged. He returns with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete: Build a treehouse in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again. Twenty years ago, Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower made readers everywhere feel infinite. Now, Chbosky has returned with an epic work of literary horror, years in the making, whose grand scale and rich emotion redefine the genre. Read it with the lights on.

I Have Lost My Way

I Have Lost My Way
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Author: Gayle Forman
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780425290798
Release: 2018-03-27
Editor: Penguin

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The New York Times bestseller from the author of If I Stay “Heartwrenching…If you are ready to be emotionally wrecked yet again, you are in luck.” – Hypable A fateful accident draws three strangers together over the course of a single day: Freya who has lost her voice while recording her debut album. Harun who is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved. Nathaniel who has just arrived in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. As the day progresses, their secrets start to unravel and they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in help­ing the others out of theirs. An emotionally cathartic story of losing love, finding love, and dis­covering the person you are meant to be, I Have Lost My Way is best­selling author Gayle Forman at her finest. “A beautifully written love song to every young person who has ever moved through fear and found themselves on the other side.” – Jacqueline Woodson, bestselling author of Brown Girl Dreaming

King Dork

King Dork
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Author: Frank Portman
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780375890703
Release: 2008-02-12
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars said, “King Dork will rock your world.” The cult favorite from Frank Portman, aka Dr. Frank of the Mr. T. Experience, is a book like nothing ever done before--King Dork literally has something for everyone: At least a half-dozen mysteries, love, mistaken identity, girls, monks, books, blood, bubblegum, and rock and roll. This book is based on music--a passion most kids have--and it has original (hilarious) songs and song lyrics throughout. When Tom Henderson finds his deceased father’s copy of J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, his world is turned upside down. Suddenly high school gets more complicated: Tom (aka King Dork) is in the middle of at least half a dozen mysteries involving dead people, naked people, fake people, a secret code, girls, and rock and roll. As he goes through sophomore year, he finds clues that may very well solve the puzzle of his father’s death and—oddly—reveal the secret to attracting semi-hot girls (the secret might be being in a band, if he can find a drummer who can count to four. A brilliant story told in first person, King Dork includes a glossary and a bandography, which readers will find helpful and hilarious. Praise for King Dork: “Basically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork, will rock your world.”—John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars “[No account of high school] has made me laugh more than King Dork. . . . Grade A.”—Entertainment Weekly “Impossibly brilliant.”—Time “Provides a window into what it would be like if Holden Caulfield read The Catcher in the Rye.”—New York Post [STAR] “Original, heartfelt, and sparkling with wit and intelligence. This novel will linger long in readers’ memories.”—School Library Journal, Starred [STAR] “A biting and witty high-school satire.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred [STAR] “Tom’s narration is piercingly satirical and acidly witty.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Starred “Loaded with sharp and offbeat humor.”—USA Today “King Dork is smart, funny, occasionally raunchy and refreshingly clear about what it’s like to be in high school.”—San Francisco Chronicle “King Dork: Best Punk Rock Book Ever.”—The Village Voice “I love this book as much as I hated high school, and that’s some of the highest praise I can possibly give.”—Bookslut.com

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name
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Author: André Aciman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780374707729
Release: 2008-01-22
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three-Time OscarTM Nominee James Ivory The Basis of the Oscar-Winning Best Adapted Screenplay A New York Times Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller A Los Angeles Times Bestseller A Vulture Book Club Pick An Instant Classic and One of the Great Love Stories of Our Time Andre Aciman's Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time. Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Ficition A New York Times Notable Book of the Year • A Publishers Weekly and The Washington Post Best Book of the Year • A New York Magazine "Future Canon" Selection • A Chicago Tribune and Seattle Times (Michael Upchurch's) Favorite Favorite Book of the Year

It s Kind of a Funny Story

It s Kind of a Funny Story
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Author: Ned Vizzini
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781423141082
Release: 2010-09-25
Editor: Disney Electronic Content

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life—which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job—Craig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam, and does. That's when things start to get crazy. At his new school, Craig realizes that he isn't brilliant compared to the other kids; he's just average, and maybe not even that. He soon sees his once-perfect future crumbling away.

If I Stay

If I Stay
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Author: Gayle Forman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101046340
Release: 2009-04-02
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year. Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz! In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

Paradoxical Undressing

Paradoxical Undressing
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Author: Kristin Hersh
Pages: 319
ISBN: 1848872399
Release: 2011
Editor: Atlantic

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A powerfully original memoir of pregnancy and mental illness by the legendary founder of the seminal rock band Throwing Muses.

This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise
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Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780486115146
Release: 2012-03-12
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Definitive novel of the "Lost Generation" focuses on the coming of age of Amory Blaine, a handsome, wealthy Princeton student. Fitzgerald's first novel and an immediate, spectacular success. Note.

Lessons I Never Learned at Meadowbrook Academy

Lessons I Never Learned at Meadowbrook Academy
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Author: Liz Maccie
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781626813120
Release: 2014-11-04
Editor: Diversion Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Liz Maccie's debut novel is as tough, optimistic, and beautiful as her heroine, Roberta Romano. Roberta's voice is heartfelt and funny. Her story is exceptionally moving and honest. I love this book and the hope it has for young women everywhere." —Stephen Chbosky, New York Times bestselling author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower The most important lessons aren't learned in the classroom. It’s the first day of sophomore year for Roberta Romano, but instead of the comfort of her local high school, she's been thrust into the elitist embrace of the affluent Meadowbrook Academy. Surrounded by wealth, Roberta battles her own insecurities to prove her worth and maybe land the boy of her dreams. With the help of two unlikely allies—and an inflatable toy raft—Roberta embarks upon a journey of dark secrets and self-discovery to learn the true meaning of friendship and acceptance. "Roberta will charm and delight you with a voice that’s candid, hilarious, and hopeful, as she narrates her first day at a new high school, reminding us of the epic nature of each hour in our adolescent lives. Lessons I Never Learned at Meadowbrook Academy will make you laugh, cringe, cry, and cheer for the power of friendships that can change us in a single day." —Ava Dellaira, author of Love Letters to the Dead "You wish your first day of prep school was this epic! Every single page of Lessons I Never Learned sparkles with heart and humor. Like a teenage Bridget Jones, Roberta Romano will make you laugh, cry, and cringe as she tries to navigate her first day at Meadowbrook Academy. She finds friends and enemies, earns detentions and serious respect, and makes memories that will last her a lifetime." —Siobhan Vivian, author of The List

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Classroom Questions

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Classroom Questions
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Author: Amy Farrell
Pages: 182
ISBN: 1910949612
Release: 2017-04-28
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Chapter Summaries 405 Classroom Questions 187 Questions on Comparative Modes 112 Questions on Comparing Texts for Comparative Study Scene by Scene Classroom Questions are essential resources for English teachers, designed to save time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. The guides are broken down by scene or chapter to complement the text they accompany. These guides provide a clear list of questions for every stage of teaching the text. Classroom Questions guides contain both closed and open questions, exploring student response, opinion and analysis. - Closed comprehension questions check students' understanding and ensure students are on task. - Open higher order questions promote thinking and reflection. The Perks of Being a Wallflower Classroom Questions contains chapter summaries of Stephen Chbosky's novel. There are also 405 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel. An additional 299 questions explore the Comparative Study Modes: General Vision and Viewpoint Cultural Context/Social Setting Literary Genre Theme/Issue - Relationships Hero, Heroine, Villain Scene by Scene Classroom Questions teaching guides keep students focused on the text and encourage lively classroom discussions.

The Sky Is Everywhere

The Sky Is Everywhere
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Author: Jandy Nelson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101222867
Release: 2010-03-09
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Adrift after her sister Bailey's sudden death, Lennie finds herself torn between quiet, seductive Toby—Bailey's boyfriend who shares her grief—and Joe, the new boy in town who bursts with life and musical genius. Each offers Lennie something she desperately needs... though she knows if the two of them collide her whole world will explode. Join Lennie on this heartbreaking and hilarious journey of profound sorrow and mad love, as she makes colossal mistakes and colossal discoveries, as she traipses through band rooms and forest bedrooms and ultimately right into your heart. As much a celebration of love as a poignant portrait of loss, Lennie's struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often uproarious, and absolutely unforgettable.

Her One Mistake

Her One Mistake
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Author: Heidi Perks
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781501198328
Release: 2019-07-16
Editor: Gallery Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What should have been a fun-filled, carefree day takes a tragic turn for the worse for one mother when her best friend’s child goes missing in this “seriously page-turning” (Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author), suspenseful, and darkly twisted psychological thriller. Charlotte was supposed to be looking after the children, and she swears she was. But while her three kids are all safe and sound at the school fair, Alice, her best friend Harriet’s daughter, is nowhere to be found. Frantically searching everywhere, Charlotte knows she must find the courage to tell Harriet that her beloved only child is missing—and admit that she’s solely to blame. Harriet, devastated by this unbearable loss, can no longer bring herself to speak to Charlotte again, much less trust her. Now, more isolated than ever and struggling to keep her marriage afloat, Harriet believes nothing and no one. But as the police bear down on both women, trying to piece together the puzzle of what happened to this little girl, dark secrets begin to surface—and Harriet discovers that trusting Charlotte again may be the only thing that will reunite her with her daughter.... This breathless and fast-paced novel—perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and The Couple Next Door—takes you on a chilling journey that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

The Losers Club

The Losers  Club
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Author: Richard Perez
Pages: 285
ISBN: 0971341559
Release: 2005-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

WHAT IS LOVE? In the game of love, there are winners and losers. In THE LOSERS' CLUB, Richard Perez tries to answer the eternal question. Set in downtown New York City, THE LOSERS' CLUB tells the story of Martin Sierra, an unlucky writer addicted to the personals. His journey brings us into the East Village, pre-9/11-and in contact with Nikki, his dream woman, who remains unattainable romantically yet becomes his friend and confidant during his illuminating misadventures. Populated with characters and surprises few will ever forget, this energetic, comic novel is as much about a generation (we won't say "X") as it is about a specific time and place.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Study Guide

The Perks of Being a Wallflower  Study Guide
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Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781610429757
Release: 2012
Editor: BookCaps Study Guides

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The perfect companion to Stephen Chbosky's "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Twelve

Twelve
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Author: Nick McDonell
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781555846879
Release: 2010-07-06
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

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New York Times Notable Book: “An exceptional, assured debut [that] captures the zeitgeist of confused adolescents and a sick culture post-Columbine.”—Hartford Courant A national bestseller that inspired a major motion picture, this chilling novel follows prep school dropout White Mike through the week between Christmas and New Year’s 1999, as he deals an alluring new drug to his privileged peers on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The kids of Twelve have it all; Chris and Claude and Hunter and Laura have the best, and most, of everything, but are constantly looking for something more exotic, and more dangerous. But Twelve is not a coming-of-age story, because these kids never had a childhood—their parents are off on holiday in Bali or business in Brussels, leaving hired help to look the other way as the kids stay home alone in their multimillion-dollar town houses, partying, surrounded by drugs and sex—and, in the end, much worse. “Renders Manhattan’s cosseted Upper East Side with both the casual authority of an insider and the wry distance of an observer…impressive.”—Jennifer Egan, The New York Times Book Review “Riveting in its no-holds-barred depiction of teenage nihilism.”—Jon Land, Providence Journal

The Song Is You

The Song Is You
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Author: Arthur Phillips
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781588367938
Release: 2009-04-07
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

BONUS: This edition contains a The Song Is You discussion guide and excerpts from Arthur Phillips's The Tragedy of Arthur, Prague, The Egyptologist, and Angelica. Each song on Julian’s iPod, “that greatest of all human inventions,” is a touchstone. There are songs for the girls from when he was single, there’s the one for the day he met his wife-to-be, there’s one for the day his son was born. But when Julian’s family falls apart, even music loses its hold on him. Until one snowy night in Brooklyn, when his life’s soundtrack—and life itself—start to play again. Julian stumbles into a bar and sees Cait O’Dwyer, a flame-haired Irish rock singer, performing with her band, and a strange and unlikely love affair is ignited. Over the next few months, Julian and Cait’s passion plays out, though they never meet. What follows is a heartbreaking dark comedy, the tenderest of love stories, and a perfectly observed tale of the way we live now.

One White Dolphin

One White Dolphin
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Author: Gill Lewis,Raquel Aparicio
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9781442414471
Release: 2012-06-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Clashing with a prominent fishing family that wants to increase profits by dredging the reef, marine life activist Kara teams up with Paralympics sailing hopeful Felix when a baby albino dolphin is caught in an old fishing net and separated from its mother. By the author of Wild Wings.

Othello No Fear Shakespeare Sparknotes

Othello  No Fear Shakespeare   Sparknotes
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Author: SparkNotes Staff
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0784837589
Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Everbind

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Rats Saw God

Rats Saw God
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Author: Rob Thomas
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781439115367
Release: 2012-06-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Steve details his descent from bright star to burnout in this newly repackaged edition of the definitive, highly acclaimed novel from the creator of Veronica Mars and Party Down. Houston, sophomore year: Steve is on top of the world. He and his friends are the talk of the school. He’s in love with a terrific girl. He can even deal with “the astronaut”—a world-famous hero who happens to be his father. San Diego, senior year: Steve is bummed out, drugged out, flunking out. A no-nonsense counselor says he can graduate if he writes a 100-page paper. So Steve starts writing, and as the paper becomes more and more personal, he reveals how a National Merit Scholar has become an under-achieving stoner. And in telling how he got to where he is, Steve discovers how to get to where he wants to be.