The Girl Who Dared to Think

Author: Bella Forrest

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548651633

Category: Autonomy

Page: 408

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Twenty-year-old Liana Castell must be careful what she thinks. Her life is defined by the number on her wristband -- a rating out of ten awarded based on her usefulness and loyalty to the Tower, and monitored by a device in her skull. A device that reports forbidden thoughts. Liana is currently a four, the lowest possible acceptable score. When her worst nightmare comes to pass and she drops to a three, desperation spurs her down a path few dare to tread.

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The Girl Who Dared to Endure

Author: Bella Forrest

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984090577

Category: Autonomy

Page: 406

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Penultimate adventure of Liana in The girl who dared to think series.

The Girl Who Dared to Think 5

The Girl Who Dared to Lead

Author: Bella Forrest

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981626045

Category: Families

Page: 404

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Return to the Tower in the EPIC fifth book of The Girl Who Dared series, where the Champion has been chosen... and Liana's courage will be put to the test like never before.

The Girl Who Dared to Stand

Author: Bella Forrest

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947607101

Category: Families

Page: 398

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In this second installation, Liana Castell makes a shocking discovery, after stumbling upon an ancient, dusty office sealed away from the rest of the Tower. Her first instinct is to flee - until she realizes all is not what it seems. The room has been hidden for a reason. It holds secrets about the Tower's past, and answers that could be key to her people's future. But with this knowledge comes grave danger, as Liana will quickly discover.

The Girl Who Dared to Descend

Author: Bella Forrest

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976372605

Category: Dystopias

Page: 400

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Return to the Tower and reunite with Liana Castell in the breath-stealing third book of The Girl Who Dared to Think series. Pre-order now! *Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that arewithout spoiler alerts*

Women Who Dared

52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels

Author: Linda Skeers

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492653284

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Women have been doing amazing, daring, and dangerous things for years, but they're rarely mentioned in our history books as adventurers, daredevils, or rebels. This new compilation of brief biographies features women throughout history who have risked their lives for adventure—many of whom you may not know, but all of whom you'll WANT to know, such as: • Annie Edson Taylor, the first person who dared to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel • Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman who dared to fly in space • Helen Gibson, the first woman who dared to be a professional stunt person • And many more! This is the perfect read for anyone who wants to know what it means to explore, discover, play, climb, and fight like a girl!

The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky

A novel

Author: Jana Casale

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1524732001

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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An ambitious debut, at once timely and timeless, that captures the complexity and joys of modern womanhood. This novel is gem like—in its precision, its many facets, and its containing multitudes. Following in the footsteps of Virginia Woolf, Rona Jaffe, Maggie Shipstead, and Sheila Heti, Jana Casale writes with bold assurance about the female experience. We first meet Leda in a coffee shop on an average afternoon, notable only for the fact that it’s the single occasion in her life when she will eat two scones in one day. And for the cute boy reading American Power and the New Mandarins. Leda hopes that, by engaging him, their banter will lead to romance. Their fleeting, awkward exchange stalls before flirtation blooms. But Leda’s left with one imperative thought: she decides she wants to read Noam Chomsky. So she promptly buys a book and never—ever—reads it. As the days, years, and decades of the rest of her life unfold, we see all of the things Leda does instead, from eating leftover spaghetti in her college apartment, to fumbling through the first days home with her newborn daughter, to attempting (and nearly failing) to garden in her old age. In a collage of these small moments, we see the work—both visible and invisible—of a woman trying to carve out a life of meaning. Over the course of her experiences Leda comes to the universal revelation that the best-laid-plans are not always the path to utter fulfillment and contentment, and in reality there might be no such thing. Lively and disarmingly honest, The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky is a remarkable literary feat—bracingly funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and truly feminist in its insistence that the story it tells is an essential one.

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The Girl Who Dared to Fight

Author: Bella Forrest

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986590396

Category: Artificial intelligence

Page: 406

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"Reunite with Liana one last time... Are you ready to return to the Tower? The electrifying conclusion of Liana Castell's journey."--Publisher's description.

The Girl who was a Gentleman (Victorian Romance, Historical)

Author: Anna Jane Greenville

Publisher: dp DIGITAL PUBLISHERS GmbH

ISBN: 3960872976

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Love, courage and humour in Victorian London Can a girl find true love ... dressed up as a man? London, in the year 1872. In Victorian England, opportunities are scarce for Joanna and her sisters. Their only hope is to marry well, but who would take one of the penniless sisters as a wife? Joanna doesn’t believe in fairy tales or princes, but she fiercely believes in herself. She decides to pursue a career of her own – by attending the prestigious Oliver Kenwood Boarding School, disguised as a boy. There is only one issue: her cunning yet fascinating teacher Charles Hanson seems to dislike her with a passion – and she finds it increasingly difficult to hold up her disguise, especially when rich and confident Abigail sets eyes on Hanson, driving Joanna inexplicably furious. To make matters worse, Joanna begins to wonder whether her secret is really safe ... Readers’ impressions „The novel takes you right into Victorian times and the witty, lighthearted story will make you smile“ „A truly entertaining mixture of romance and comedy“ „Everyone who loves London will love the novel’s historical flair“ „I really enjoyed how Joanna challenges the conventions of her time“ „A charming, funny and heartwarming read for cold winter days“ About the author Anna Jane Greenville has written and illustrated her own tales from a young age. She is absolutely fascinated with storytelling and adores romantic, adventure, contemporary, and classic novels. She can spend a whole day at the bookstore browsing the shelves. Should she have a coffee to go in hand it is destined to turn cold once she sets eyes on the new arrivals section. Travelling the UK as far south as Saint Michael's Mount or all the way north to the breath-taking Isle Of Skye is how she finds her inspiration. But it isthe author’s time in London that has contributed most to the story of her first novel "The Girl Who Was A Gentleman". You can feel London’s rich history and culture pour into the pages. Literary influences on Anna Jane Greenville’s work include her favorite authors Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Johnston McCulley, Rainbow Rowell, and Nick Hornby.

Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different

True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Running Press Kids

ISBN: 0762465913

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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!--[if gte mso 9] 800x600 ![endif]-- New York Times bestseller Boys can be anything they want to be! This timely book joins and expands the gender-role conversation and gives middle-grade boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things. You won't find any stories of slaying dragons or saving princesses here. In Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, author Ben Brooks-with the help of Quinton Wintor's striking full-color illustrations-offers a welcome alternative narrative: one that celebrates introverts and innovators, sensitivity and resilience, individuality and expression. It's an accessible compilation of 75 famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his own way. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Ai Weiwei, Jesse Owens, and so many more-heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

A Tangle of Hearts

Author: Bella Forrest

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545203620

Category: Druids and druidism

Page: 326

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Hearts will tangle, romance will ignite... Continue the journey in A Tangle of Hearts. Order now! *Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts*

In Praise of Difficult Women

Life Lessons from 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules

Author: Karen Karbo

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217749

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 352

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From Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth Taylor to Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, and Lena Dunham, this witty narrative explores what we can learn from the imperfect and extraordinary legacies of 29 iconic women who forged their own unique paths in the world. Smart, sassy, and unapologetically feminine, this elegantly illustrated book is an ode to the bold and charismatic women of modern history. Best-selling author Karen Karbo (The Gospel According to Coco Chanel) spotlights the spirited rule breakers who charted their way with little regard for expectations: Amelia Earhart, Helen Gurley Brown, Edie Sedgwick, Hillary Clinton, Amy Poehler, and Shonda Rhimes, among others. Their lives--imperfect, elegant, messy, glorious--provide inspiration and instruction for the new age of feminism we have entered. Karbo distills these lessons with wit and humor, examining the universal themes that connect us to each of these mesmerizing personalities today: success and style, love and authenticity, daring and courage. Being "difficult," Karbo reveals, might not make life easier. But it can make it more fulfilling--whatever that means for you. In the Reader's Guide included in the back of the book, Karbo asks thought-provoking questions about how we relate to each woman that will make for fascinating book club conversation.

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

Author: Amanda Quick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 051515637X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "'Til Death Do Us Part" trades in her usual setting of Victorian England for the California coast of the 1930s, where glamour and seduction spawn a multitude of sins.

Almost Astronauts

13 Women Who Dared to Dream

Author: Tanya Lee Stone

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763656097

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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What does it take to be an astronaut? Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape — any checklist would include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved that they were not only as tough as the toughest man but also brave enough to challenge the government. They were blocked by prejudice, jealousy, and the scrawled note of one of the most powerful men in Washington. But even though the Mercury 13 women did not make it into space, they did not lose, for their example empowered young women to take their place in the sky, piloting jets and commanding space capsules. ALMOST ASTRONAUTS is the story of thirteen true pioneers of the space age.

The Gender Game

Author: Bella Forrest

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548547240

Category:

Page: 356

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The Gender GameBy Bella Forrest

I Dared to Call Him Father

The Miraculous Story of a Muslim Woman's Encounter with God

Author: Bilquis Sheikh,Richard H. Schneider

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 9781441207845

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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I Dared to Call Him Father is the fascinating true story of Bilquis Sheikh, a prominent Muslim woman. Her unusual journey to a personal relationship with God turned her world upside down-and put her life in danger. Originally published in 1978, the book has sold 300,000 copies and is a classic in Muslim evangelism. The 25th anniversary edition includes an afterword by a missionary friend of Bilquis who plays a prominent role in the story and an appendix on how the East enriches the West.

The Lying Days

Author: Nadine Gordimer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140883300X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Nadine Gordimer's first novel, published in 1953, tells the story of Helen Shaw, daughter of white middle-class parents in a small gold-mining town in South Africa. As Helen comes of age, so does her awareness grow of the African life around her. Her involvement, as a bohemian student, with young blacks leads her into complex relationships of emotion and action in a culture of dissension.

Public Secrets

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553386409

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Emma, the illegitimate child of a pop music star, is rescued from her violent, alcoholic mother by her famous father and brought into a world of glamour, wealth, and dark secrets.

The Boy Who Dared

Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338214314

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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A Newbery Honor Book author has written a powerful and gripping novel about a youth in Nazi Germany who tells the truth about Hitler.

Say Her Name

Author: Juno Dawson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1499861842

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Drip...drip...drip... In five days, she will come... Drip...drip...drip... In five days, she will come... Roberta 'Bobbie' Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of Bloody Mary: say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear... But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it? Next morning, Bobbie finds a message on her bathroom mirror - five days - but what does it mean? And who left it there? Things get increasingly weird and more terrifying for Bobbie and Naya, until it becomes all too clear that Bloody Mary was indeed called from the afterlife that night, and she is definitely not a friendly ghost. Bobbie, Naya and Caine are now in a race against time before their five days are up and Mary comes for them, as she has come for countless others before... A truly spine-chilling yet witty horror from shortlisted 'Queen of Teen' author James Dawson.