Through luck, smarts, bravery, and a little help from the universe, a rescue is performed, a bully is put in his place, and friendship blooms.
The acclaimed and award-winning author of Blackbird Fly and The Land of Forgotten Girls writes with an authentic, humorous, and irresistible tween voice that will appeal to fans of Thanhha Lai and Rita Williams-Garcia. Sweety is awkward, even for a naked mole rat, but with encouragement from her Aunt Ruth, she begins to see that being herself is the best way to find a friend. When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal.
Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House.
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There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U. Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all?
Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through? Absorbing, hilarious, tender, sexy—this book had everything I crave. It is romantic, sexy, witty, and thrilling.
I loved every second. The first in an extremely charming and fast-paced mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Chen Su Lin, set in s Singapore. Great for cozy mystery and historical fiction readers alike. When the Irish nanny looking after Acting Governor Palin's daughter dies suddenly - and in mysterious circumstances - mission school-educated local girl Su Lin - an aspiring journalist trying to escape an arranged marriage - is invited to take her place.
But then another murder at the residence occurs and it seems very likely that a killer is stalking the corridors of Government House. It now takes all Su Lin's traditional skills and intelligence to help British-born Chief Inspector Thomas LeFroy solve the murders - and escape with her own life. Every nook and cranny of s Singapore is brought richly to life, without ever getting in the way of a classic puzzle plot. But what's a setting without a jewel?
Chen Su Lin is a true gem. Her slyly witty voice and her admirable, sometimes heartbreaking, practicality make her the most beguiling narrator heroine I've met in a long while. Ovidia Yu's teenage Chinese sleuth gives us an insight into a very different culture and time. This book is exactly why I love historical novels.
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Not only do the vivid characters and rich setting create an absorbing novel, but the amount of historical detail See weaves in makes this a great read for nonfiction fans as well. Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger. The Island of Sea Women is an epoch set over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the s and s, followed by World War II, the Korean War and its aftermath, through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers.
Throughout this time, the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator, and she will forever be marked by this association. Little do the two friends know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point.
This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children.
A fun story about the digital afterlife and why social media referred to in the story as the Miasma is a doomsday machine. Dick—that unfolds in the near future, in parallel worlds. Now in his middle years, Dodge appreciates his comfortable, unencumbered life, managing his myriad business interests, and spending time with his beloved niece Zula and her young daughter, Sophia.
One beautiful autumn day, while he undergoes a routine medical procedure, something goes irrevocably wrong. Dodge is pronounced brain dead and put on life support, leaving his stunned family and close friends with difficult decisions. Long ago, when a much younger Dodge drew up his will, he directed that his body be given to a cryonics company now owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd.
It is an achievement that is nothing less than the disruption of death itself.
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An eternal afterlife—the Bitworld—is created, in which humans continue to exist as digital souls. Fall, or Dodge in Hell is pure, unadulterated fun: a grand drama of analog and digital, man and machine, angels and demons, gods and followers, the finite and the eternal. In this exhilarating epic, Neal Stephenson raises profound existential questions and touches on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future. Combining the technological, philosophical, and spiritual in one grand myth, he delivers a mind-blowing speculative literary saga for the modern age.
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While investigating the murder of her little sister, Sadie uncovers troubling facts about her impoverished town and its inhabitants. A gripping murder mystery with dual narratives that reveal bits of information at the perfect pace to keep you hooked. Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles.
After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him. When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late.
Courtney Summers has written the breakout book of her career. Sadie is propulsive and harrowing and will keep you riveted until the last page. A dual heritage child of divorce navigates sticky situations, bickering parents, and life as a black child. The story is incredible and endearing, and it makes you slightly uncomfortable in a way that teaches empathy and makes you want to stand up for the injustices people face. Because of this, Isabella has always felt pulled between two worlds.
Isabella feels even more stuck in the middle, split and divided between them than ever. What does it mean to be half white or half black? To belong to half mom and half dad? Isabella and Darren are stopped by the police. A cell phone is mistaken for a gun. And shots are fired. A fun and illuminating oral history told by the cast and crew of one of the best TV shows ever made. Since its final episode aired in , HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential.
The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation. Jordan, have gone on to become major stars. Its creators and writers, including David Simon and Richard Price, have developed dedicated cult followings of their own.
Universities use the show to teach everything from film theory to criminal justice to sociology. Politicians and activists reference it when discussing policy. It is arguably one of the great works of art America has produced in the 20th century.
But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made. With unparalleled access to all the key actors and writers involved in its creation, Jonathan Abrams tells the astonishing, compelling, and complete account of The Wire, from its inception and creation through its end and powerful legacy.
A really good if very sad look into the effects of poverty and eviction in American cities. In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. The fates of these families are in the hands of two landlords: Sherrena Tarver, a former schoolteacher turned inner-city entrepreneur, and Tobin Charney, who runs one of the worst trailer parks in Milwaukee.
They loathe some of their tenants and are fond of others, but as Sherrena puts it, "Love don't pay the bills. Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers.
In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America's vast inequality--and to people's determination and intelligence in the face of hardship.
Based on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data, this masterful book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem.