She and her older sister, Ruth, and their mom live in a small, rented two-bedroom
house with only one bathroom. ... I haven't either. I'm sorry. You can't help it if you
were born rich.” I wanted to tell her that technically, I wasn't born rich.
Author: Rosemary Graham
Readers who love Sarah Dessen will enjoy this companion to My Not-So-Terrible Time at the Hippie Hotel Just when Kelsey is finally fitting into her new California life, C. J. Logan comes along. He?s hot, popular, and revered as the best skateboarder around. Girls want to be with him, and boys want to be him. And Kelsey is lucky enough to be his girlfriend. But when she decides that their relationship is over, she could not have imagined what would happen next. With rumors flying, she is forced to figure out who her true friends are and, more importantly, who her true self really is.
"Skateboards," Ladek commanded. ... "But I only live three houses away!" "You
can't walk there ... "Sorry, Mum. It took longer to get home when Ashleigh
sprained her ankle," Ladek explained. Isabel's expression changed to concern. "
Oh dear ...
Author: S.V. Bodle
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
THRILLING FANTASY ready to captivate and inspire you. Discover treacherous trouble and exhilarating escapades as you explore unknown worlds in this engrossing series. A magical seed pod delivers strong power and gains more attention than Ladek and Robbie expect. Ladeks sister, Skyla and her friend Ashleigh join them on an exciting treasure hunt which evolves into a dangerous race to save Earth from a deadly conqueror or perish under their rule. Confronting the Tanyaska Ladek is overpowered in a struggle for life which leads to his condemnation for a crime he didnt commit. With the quest in jeopardy and their parents trust destroyed, the friends must find a way to save the quest and overcome their fears while proving Ladeks innocence. Masquerading as a science teacher, Mrs Scryvun and her bullying minion devise a ruthless trap for Ladek to weaken Earths defence, Ladek and his friends will need the help of a guide, Zonule, the planet treasures, and their quick wits, if they are going to secure the Savant Sceptre. But can Ladek gain his freedom and rally the guardians together in time to save the planet from disaster? From escaping certain death, to facing their past and future, the four friends form a bond and discover the value of loyalty, trust, and family.
One of the skateboarding boys swooped dangerously close to our car, only just
jumping off in time, his skateboard going clunk against our bumper. ... 'Sorry,
Mum, Michael said meekly — but when he saw me sitting in the car he stuck his
tongue out and waggled it behind his mother's back. ... I wish we didn't live so
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Publisher: Random House
India lives in a large, luxurious house with a mum she can't stand and a dad she adores, though he hasn't had much time for her recently. She seeks solace in her journal, which she keeps in sincere imitation of her heroine, Anne Frank. Treasure lives on the local council estate with her loving and capable grandmother. She is devoted to her nan but lives in fear of having to go back to live with her mother and violent stepfather. A chance meeting sparks a great friendship between the girls. And when Treasure has to run away to avoid her stepfather, India comes up with a hiding place inspired by her favourite writer. India hasn't got a real secret annexe like Anne Frank - but she has got a hidden attic . . .
I'll live at International House in Seoul, and I get to go on a dig. Everything is ... I
wasn't angry now, though, just sorry Mom misinterpreted my motives. ... Even
when I got to high school he wouldn't let me go to bowling alleys and skating
Author: Sarah Milledge Nelson
Sarah Nelson’s teaching novel follows Clara, a Korean-American archaeologist, to an excavation in her ancestral homeland. The story recounts her experiences as a field archaeologist and as a young woman caught between two cultures. Nelson also tells the story of Flyingbird and the Neolithic people who lived in the mound Clara is excavating. Addressing issues of gender, shamanism, ethnic identity, and Neolithic culture, and written by a leading American archaeologist specializing in these topics, this volume is both a good read and good archaeology. An ideal starting point to introduce archaeology to college students.
with the idea of getting the Major bust me to private just so I could go home . My
mother could ... Sorry Mother , that was my question also . 1-1-45 . ... We are
lucky ; we live close to the theater so we can go to the 2nd show if we miss the
first . ... How about ice - skating ? Have you been skating much this winter ? We
Author: Ian W. Beaton
This is the story of Corporal Ian W. Beaton’s U.S. Army World War II experiences based upon excerpts from over 400 letters he wrote to his parents and young teen age sister from February, 1943 to November, 1945. Along with extensive quotes from his letters, the well-researched background text provides in depth perspectives about life and attitudes that prevailed in the United States in the 1940s. What makes this author’s story different is that it is not about heroic battles, but about service in a non-combat supporting role in the military. Most of the 16 million veterans of World War II served in non-combat assignments. “They Also Serve” is really their story. Corporal Beaton and his millions of comrades in all branches of the military served in every theater as well as in the United States. Among their dozens of military specification numbers are ‘jobs” such as clerk/typist, yeoman, truck driver, cook, baker, heavy equipment operator, fireman, military policeman, drill sergeant and airplane pilot. However, even these assignments could be dangerous occupations. In World War II, 113,000 service men and women died from “non-battle” causes usually from unfortunate accidents or illness. In the author’s letters, we can feel his frustration about his assigned lot while at the same time, trying to rationalize his job as to its worth measured against that of others who were fighting and dying in the most important conflict in recorded history. This story follows the author from army induction through grueling infantry training where this young naïve very nearsighted soldier excelled in his weapons training and physical conditioning. This was followed by a two-month period of uncertainty in replacement centers in California and Pennsylvania where shipping orders were issued on a daily basis. After crossing the United States twice in a three-week period on troop trains, the author was shipped to Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands along with thousands of other infantry-trained replacements. Their role was to replace battle casualties which were expected to be very heavy in the joint American/Canadian invasion force to recapture heavily fortified Kiska Island from the Japanese. By the time the actual invasion was launched, the 6000 Japanese defenders had been secretly evacuated back to Japan in ships under the cover of the dense fog that frequently blankets the Aleutians in the summer months. The infantry replacements became the property of the Alaskan Defense Command and they were divided up among the personnel starved non-combat garrison units stationed permanently in the Aleutians. The author served a total of 25 months in the barren, treeless, wind-swept Aleutians including 19 months on Shemya Island, a tiny atoll in the far western Aleutians only 800 miles from Japan. He wrote to his parents that he felt like John Milton, the famous blind English poet who wrote the line, “They also serve who only stand and wait”. Life on Shemya was hard with frequent “alerts” for possible Japanese air or commando attacks. Work was on a 24-hour basis to construct a giant B-29 airbase with a 10,000 foot runway, large “T” pier, two-lane breakwater plus all the other infrastructure necessary to support the mission of destroying the major cities in Japan. The strategy was to literally set massive fires knowing that most houses in the Japanese cities were constructed of wood, and Shemya would play a major role in this campaign. All this changed when U.S. forces recaptured warm weather islands in the Central Pacific which were closer to the major Japanese cities than Shemya. In October of 1944, a huge storm (known in the Aleutians as a “williwaw”) destroyed the newly constructed “T” pier and the breakwater and
We were going to be homeless because my mom had no idea where we were
going to live or what we were going to do. ... felt sorry for me and kept me passing
with Cs and Ds. I quit working my secondjob and only worked at the skating rink,
Author: CK Demps
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Book Summary This book was written with the hope it will touch and help someone that has gone through and struggled with similar situations. Whether you have gone through them personally or know someone who has, this book should give you an inside view of the feelings of hurt and betrayal. This is a story that covers everything from growing up with parents that abused drugs to being a single mother/parent in my adult life. It is the memories of a small child growing up in a home filled with chaos, along with feeling scared and alone. From start to finish I have had issues to deal with like losing someone to suicide at a young age to being homeless after graduation. I hope this book is encouraging to you no matter what has happened in your life. I will try and give some advice that has helped me cope along with comfort and direction to guide you to the right path. I hope I can help many of you, but if I reach out to just one, then this book is a success. From childhood to my adult life, I have dealt with a lot of circumstances. You Are Not Alone! I want to share my life with you and help you through tough times.
Right about now I can only take small doses of him” “I'm sorry I didn't take you
with me” “Mom you explained all that, ... “How's school” “Fun, you promised that
you would take me roller skating when you came home” “I remember, Mom you
gonna come ... “Yes sir, I might have to be a walk on but I'm a do what I gotta do” “
Well I know everybody is glad to see you” “He decided to live with Brian,” Rachel
Author: Adriana Jai Wynn-Yeldell
Aira is at it again yall. The ex-school teacher is now happily married and a full-time mother. She and Adam has provided love and security for their family in the big house nestled between trees on the land he had always dreamed of owning. Is there a such thing as happily ever after? Or is it more realistic to take it day by day? They wanted it all and went after it, and Aira's journal became thick with her ideas, poems and stories of The Mayfield's and their big crazy family. Still grounded in traditions, her friendship with Mercedes and Debra, she describes in her special way the detail of their lives, and the bond that helps them all through the changes and adversity we all journey through each day. They are wild, loyal and generous just like the people you know.
In all the world , I think , there ' s nothing so strange as the soul of someone you
live with . Because you think you know everything about them ... I saw you
dancing , I want to say , and I ' m just so sorry . “ I want to tell you something , ”
she says .
Author: David Michael Kaplan
Frank moves from childhood through a delinquent adolescence and insecure young adulthood, to a marriage to Jena--filled with promise and disillusion--to an adulthood spent trying to break free from his past
I'm grateful she leaves the cards; I've only seen them once, when Lizzie opened
them just before Christmas. The rest of the time they've been ... My mum moved
out of the house in Swindon we grew up in, where she lived on her own since
Dad died, twenty-nine years ago, to live with Dex and his new wife, Bridget, in
Spain six months ago. I was amazed Dex had done ... Sorry we couldn't come for
Christmas, love, but things have been tight since the move. Hope you're keeping
Author: Emily Elgar
From a terrific new voice comes a standout debut thriller in the vein of What She Knew and I Let You Go. “Emotionally charged and tautly plotted, Emily Elgar’s debut is a stunning example of psychological suspense.”—Clare Mackintosh, international bestselling author of I Let You Go and I See You A woman in a coma. The man who could save her life—if only he could speak. When young, beautiful Cassie Jensen arrives unconscious to the intensive care ward at St. Catherine’s hospital after being struck in a hit-and-run while out walking her dog, chief nurse Alice Marlowe thinks she looks familiar. She starts digging deeper into Cassie’s relationships, only to discover something about her patient that she’d been keeping secret from everyone, including her devoted husband and family. Soon Alice finds herself obsessed with her patient’s past and future, even willing to put her own career on the line in her single-minded search for answers. Frank, a patient on the same ward who has locked-in syndrome, can hear and see everything around him but cannot speak. Soon he comes to understand that Cassie’s life is still in danger. While the police continue to look for clues, only Frank holds the truth, but he’s unable to communicate it. As the novel flashes between points of view, the reader will get closer and closer to the truth of who Cassie Jensen was, and why she was out on the road that fateful night . . .