A startling, wonderful novel about the true meaning of being an alien in an equally alien world. Pieces of dust in this universe. Yet loving the world—or, at least, an idea of the world. Then he meets Hooper.
And may be going home very soon. As Nina searches for some glimpse of familiarity amid the urban and jarring world of Washington Heights, she learns to uncover her own strength and independence.
She finds a way to grow, just like the orchids that blossom on her fire escape. Her job is to keep the mysterious Folk who live beneath the ground at bay. At first, all Cole can think about is how to ditch these ghetto cowboys and get home. Inspired by the little-known urban riders of Philly and Brooklyn, this compelling tale of latter-day cowboy justice champions a world where your friends always have your back, especially when the chips are down.
All her life, Sonia has been asked to pray for sick mothers or missing sons, as worried parents and friends press silver milagros in her hands.
Sonia knows she has no special powers, but how can she disappoint those who look to her for solace? Still, her conscience is heavy, so when she gets a chance to travel to the city and work in the home of a wealthy woman, she seizes it.
At first, Sonia feels freedom in being treated like all the other girls. But when news arrives that her beloved brother has disappeared while looking for work, she learns to her sorrow that she can never truly leave the past or her family behind. Girl Stolen by April Henry Sixteen year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills her prescription at the pharmacy. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare, and if she does, at what price?
Who was the mysterious poet they had met in the Garden? What actually happened in the seaside cave that day? And most important—who can they tell about it? In beautifully shimmering prose, Ursula Dubosarsky reveals how a single shared experience can alter the course of young lives forever.
Sniper shootings throughout the D. Meanwhile, Craig and Lio are just trying to make sense of their lives.
He forgets about his broken family, his dead brother, and the messed up world. But being with Craig means being vulnerable…and Lio will have to decide whether love is worth the risk. Here, in the sometimes too close embrace of the local Southern Sudanese Community, she dreams of South Sudan while she tries to navigate the strange world of America—a world where a girl can wear a short skirt, get a tattoo, or even date a boy; a world that puts her into sharp conflict with her traditional mother who, like Viola, is struggling to braid together the strands of a displaced life.
They are from Half World, a Limbo between our world and the afterlife, and her father is still there. When her mother disappears, Melanie must follow her to Half World and neither of them may return alive.
Half World is vivid, visceral, unforgettable, a combination of prose and images that will haunt you.
And when the truth comes down with the rain one stormy summer afternoon, it changes everything. It turns Momma and Pops into liars. It makes her brother a stranger and Uncle Jack an even bigger mystery. Truth often brings change. Sometimes that change is for the good. Coretta Scott King award-winning author Angela Johnson writes a poignant novel of deception and self-discovery—about finding the truth and knowing what to do when truth is at hand.
Heroes by Robert Cormier Francis lost most of his face when he fell on a grenade in France. He received the Silver Star for bravery, but was it really an act of heroism? Now, having survived, he is looking for a man he once admired and respected, a man adored by many people, a man who also received a Silver Star for bravery. So when she meets a group of fun, carefree, and careless friends on their summer break, she decides to put off her trip and join them to sample the sights and culinary delights of Europe.
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But the house in Sardinia beckons and she has to make a choice. Is Arden ready to jump off the high dive? Go thee out unto the world. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home—her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power.
Can Lisa find a way to harness that power—and the courage to fight her own inner demons? A wildly original approach to the issue of eating disorders, Hunger is about the struggle to find balance in a world of extremes, and uses fantastic tropes to explore a difficult topic that touches the lives of many teens.
Sohane loves no one more than her beautiful, carefree younger sister, Djelila. And she hates no one as much.
They used to share everything. But now, Djelila is spending more time with her friends, partying, and hanging out with boys, while Sohane is becoming more religious. When Sohane starts wearing a head scarf, her school threatens to expel her. But she never could have imagined just how far things would go… If I Stay by Gayle Forman In the blink of an eye everything changes. 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. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love—Sahar and Nasrin could be beaten, imprisoned, even executed.
Then Sahar discovers what seems like the perfect solution: Sahar will never be able to love Nasrin in the body she wants to be loved in without risking their lives, but is saving their love worth sacrificing her true self? His family is Indian, originally from Gujarat. Rasa Santos, like many in Hawaii, is of mixed ethnicity.
All she has are siblings, three of them, plus a mother who controls men like a black widow spider and leaves her children whenever she wants to. The unlikely love that blooms between them must survive the stranglehold their respective pasts have on them. Each of their present identities has been shaped by years of extreme family struggles. By the time they cross paths, Jaya is a transgender outsider with depressive tendencies and the stunningly beautiful Rasa thinks sex is her only power until a violent pimp takes over her life.
Will their love transcend and pull them forward, or will they remain stuck and separate in the chaos of their pasts? I know how it is.
Girl fights are ugly. Girl fights are personal. Her strength diminishes until, finally, she realizes that death is near—and learns then that death is a young lord, melancholy and stern. She is able to charm Lord Death with a story and gain a reprieve, but he grants her only a day, and within that day she must find true love. A mesmerizing love story, interweaving elements of classic fantasy and high romance.
While Dana plans on college, Avra plots escape once school is over—and plans to take Emil along for the ride.
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What does Emil want? As Dana reminds us, in every hive there is only one queen bee. The Knife and The Butterfly by Ashley Hope Perez After a marijuana-addled brawl with a rival gang, year-old Azael wakes up to find himself surrounded by a familiar set of concrete walls and a locked door.
Juvie again, he thinks. Most people consider her to be very attractive or even beautiful. Her fashion frequently changes as does her hair style. On her left wrist, she wears the Log Posewhich she needs in order to be the navigator of the ship, and a gold bracelet, given to her by her sister, Nojiko.
Her trademark shoes are orange high-heeled gladiator sandals. Nami wears some form of high heels in every arc, and while they do make her taller, they do not seem to affect the way she walks or her speed.
Though she tends to style her hair neatly, occasionally, a hair on top of her head may form into a messy cowlick. Before the Timeskip Before the Syrup Village ArcNami wore her trademark orange mini-skirt with two white rings on each side filled in with orange or brown in their centers and shirts with short sleeves that were long enough to hide her tattoo on her left shoulder that showed that she was a member of the Arlong Pirates.
During the Romance Dawn Arc to the Syrup Village Arc, Nami's initial trademark look consisted of a white and blue striped shirt, her trademark orange mini-skirt and brown high-heeled boots. During the Baratie Arcshe wore a pink shirt with the letters "W" and a lowercase "B" in the center in a circle in white. The shirt has white liners and two lines along the sleeves. She also wore her yellow mini-skirt, and brown high-heeled boots.
During the Arlong Park ArcNami wore a green camisole with dark green flower shapes, tight black pants with two yellow rings on the sides, and light orange high-heeled sandals.
Nami temporarily put on a glove to hide the fact she had stabbed her hand when pretending to murder Usoppbut quit wearing it once the truth was exposed. She also wore Luffy 's straw hat for a while before it was later returned to him. After the arc, she wore a plain white shirt with a blue mini-skirt with two white rings on the sides.
For the first time, she wore sleeveless clothing that exposed her Arlong Pirates tattoo, but later, in a fit of uncontrollable rage, Nami later stabbed her tattoo relentlessly in an attempt to destroy it, until Luffy stopped her by force. Nojiko also gave her a gold bracelet as a keepsake before she departed from her home, which Nami began to wear regularly on her left wrist ever since.
During the Loguetown Arcshe wore a plain navy blue, short-sleeved shirt, a dark blue mini-skirt with white rings on the sides, and navy blue high-heeled sandals. During the Warship Island Arc to the Reverse Mountain Arcshe wore a sleeveless baby blue shirt with a light heart in the center with a crisscross design, a dark blue mini-skirt, and her regular light brown high-heeled sandals.
During the Whiskey Peak Arcshe wore a black shirt with the word "MODE" printed in the center in pink with the base in a pink mesh-like design, her regular yellow skirt and her high-heeled sandals. During the Little Garden Arcshe wore a simple, long-sleeved shirt with blue sleeves, her yellow skirt, and her high-heeled sandals.
She also wore Sanji's jacket to cover up, before changing on the Merry.
During the Drum Island Arcshe wore several outfits. In the beginning, Nami wore a pale blue, short-sleeved cotton sweater, her yellow skirt and high-heeled sandals. While Luffy and Sanji carried her to be treated by Dr. Kureha she caught a fever in the previous arcNami wore a checkered, hooded parka with the colors white, orange and bright yellow which Luffy later donned.
She wore pale blue pajamas while recovering at Dr. Kureha's home, and a light purple blanket with light brown fur lining it when she ventured out of her room.
In the end, Nami wore a long, maroon coat with fur on the hood, collar and hem, and maroon high-heeled winter boots. During the Alabasta Arcshe wore white overalls to protect her skin while in the desert, she retired these clothes during her fight with Paula to reveal a dancer like outfit which Sanji had bought her earlier in the arc after Paula damaged them.
This outfit consisted of a blue and purple halter top with a pink shroud and a long white skirt with the top part blue, Nami later tore the skirt up the side to make it easier for her to run.
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Finally, Nami wore a long sleeved white shirt with a brown skirt to match all of these with her normal high heels. During the Jaya Arc Nami wore a blue and white striped tank top with her usual skirt and high-heels.
During the first part of the Skypiea Arcwhile exploring Angel Beach and Upper Yard, she wore a bikini that was designed in a cloud pattern colored in blue, light blue and white. She paired her top with maroon trousers, and went barefoot. Sanji notably showed dismay when Nami put on the shirt.
She also wore glasses for a small period of time, and upon doing so, tied her hair back in pigtails to keep it out of her eyes, leaving it tied up for the remainder of her return trip to the Upper Yard.
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She finally changed into a gray, zippered camisole with the word "EVIL" imprinted on it in big blue letters, blue cutoff jeans, and a dark gray pair of sandals. During the Davy Back Fight Arc she wore a black tank top revealing her navel with the word gold on it, she also wore white jeans with two rings on the side, a bracelet, and her regular high heels.
The first one was a dark blue, short-sleeved shirt with a light blue tie that had three rows of black dots decorated diagonally at the end. She complemented her top with a white pleated skirt with golden rings on the sides and dark blue high heel gladiator sandals.
After Luffy's fight with Usopp, Nami changed into a violet camisole with the number "3" imprinted on it in white, a white pleated mini-skirt, and her default high-heeled sandals.
During the Enies Lobby Arcshe wore black high-heeled gladiator sandals, a brown cleavage-revealing blouse that exposes her abdomen with cream-colored liners and a pale blue, pleated mini-skirt.
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This caused her to be pinned down, making Nami strip off the jacket and abandon it so she could run away. In the Post-Enies Lobby Arcshe wore a yellow mini-dress with a hood and her default orange high-heeled sandals. During the Thriller Bark Arcshe sported many outfits. One of them was a pink, long-sleeved sweater with a white collar, a pleated brown mini-skirt, and brown high-heeled boots.