The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

Author: April Henry

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 0805099034

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

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"Take her out back and finish her off." She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her. And that she must run. In her riveting style, April Henry crafts a nail-biting thriller involving murder, identity theft, and biological warfare. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive, in The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die. This title has Common Core connections.

Lauf, wenn es dunkel wird

Author: April Henry

Publisher: Planet Girl

ISBN: 3522651464

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Entführt! Cheyenne ist in Panik: Der junge Entführer kann sie nicht einfach so laufen lassen, obwohl ihm nicht wohl bei der Sache ist. Denn ihr Vater ist ein reicher Unternehmer und Cheyenne damit sehr wertvoll. In ihrer Verzweiflung knobelt sie einen Fluchtplan aus, der sie vor eine schwierige Aufgabe stellt: Sie muss allein versuchen, zu entkommen. Durch die Dunkelheit - denn Cheyenne ist blind!

The Girl I Used to Be

Author: April Henry

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 162779333X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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When Olivia's mother was killed, everyone suspected her father of murder. But his whereabouts remained a mystery. Fast forward fourteen years. New evidence now proves Olivia's father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there's a killer still at large. It's up to Olivia to uncover who that may be. But can she do that before the killer tracks her down first?

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

Author: Heather O'Neill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849167540

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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***LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S FICTION PRIZE 2015*** At birth, Nouschka forms a bond with her twin that can never be broken. At six, she's the child star daughter of Quebec's most famous musician. At sixteen, she's a high-school dropout kicking up with her beloved brother. At nineteen, she's the Beauty Queen of Boulevard Saint-Laurent. At twenty, she's back in night school. And falling for an ex-convict. And it's all being filmed by a documentary crew.

The Girl Who Was Afraid

Author: Dr. Tricia Collins

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490726144

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 20

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Angie loved the rain but did not like the thunder. She often prayed for lots of rain to fall so that she could play in the rain puddles. But when she realized the high level of destruction that could result from too much rain, she stopped praying for heavy rain and is happy to hear the thunder.

The Woman in the Window - Was hat sie wirklich gesehen?

Der Spannungsbestseller des Jahres!

Author: A. J. Finn

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641220955

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Der internationale Bestseller: von 0 auf Platz 1 der New York Times-Bestsellerliste und von 0 auf Platz 2 der Sunday Times-Bestsellerliste in England! »Der fesselndste Thriller, den ich seit 'Gone Girl' gelesen habe. A.J. Finn ist ein kühner Debütautor – meisterhaft.« Tess Gerritsen Anna Fox lebt allein. Ihr schönes großes Haus in New York wirkt leer. Trotzdem verlässt sie nach einem traumatischen Erlebnis ihre vier Wände nicht mehr. Anna verbringt ihre Tage damit, mit Fremden online zu chatten, zu viel zu trinken – und ihre Nachbarn durchs Fenster zu beobachten. Bis eines Tages die Russels ins Haus gegenüber einziehen – Vater, Mutter und Sohn. Bei dem Anblick vermisst Anna mehr denn je ihr früheres Leben, vor allem, als die neue Nachbarin sie besucht. Kurze Zeit später wird sie Zeugin eines brutalen Überfalls. Sie will helfen. Doch sie traut sich nach wie vor nicht, das Haus zu verlassen. Die Panik holt sie ein. Ihr wird schwarz vor Augen. Als sie aus ihrer Ohnmacht erwacht, will ihr niemand glauben. Angeblich ist nichts passiert ...

Das Mädchen, das Perlen lächelte

Von der Macht der Geschichten in Zeiten des Krieges

Author: Clemantine Wamariya

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426443902

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Als Kind entkommt die Menschrechtsaktivistin Clemantine Wamariya dem Völkermord in Ruanda. Sie erhält Asyl in den USA, hält heute Vorträge und setzt sich für Benachteiligte und Aufbauhilfe in Afrika ein. Eine inspirierende Lebensgeschichte, außergewöhnlich berührend erzählt. Menschenrechtsaktivistin und Yale-Absolventin Clemantine Wamariya setzt sich weltweit für Benachteiligte ein, hält Vorträge und TEDTalks und wurde von Barack Obama ans U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum berufen. Auf den ersten Blick ist ihr Leben eine Erfolgsgeschichte, doch in Wahrheit kämpft sie jeden Tag darum, ihre zerbrochene Welt wieder zu kitten. Als Sechsjährige musste sie an der Seite ihrer Schwester vor dem Völkermord in Ruanda fliehen. Sechs Jahre dauerte ihre Odyssee und führt sie durch insgesamt sieben afrikanische Länder. Im Flüchtlingscamp in Malawi, im Slum in Sambia, im Trubel des südafrikanischen Durbans überleben die Mädchen mit Ideenreichtum und der festen Absicht, ihr Schicksal nicht einfach hinzunehmen. Mit dreizehn erhält Clemantine die Chance auf ein zweites Leben: In den USA bietet man ihr Asyl, Schulbildung und jeglichen Überfluss der westlichen Welt. Sie nutzt diese Chance auf einen Neubeginn und beginnt, ihre Lebensgeschichte neu zu schreiben, Tag für Tag ein kleines bisschen. Mit beeindruckender sprachlicher Kraft erzählt sie, wie es ihr gelang, dem Genozid zu entkommen und sich auf ihre größte Stärke zu besinnen: die Macht ihrer Vorstellungskraft und der Geschichten, durch die sie überlebte.

Das Mädchen, das den Mond trank

Author: Kelly Barnhill

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733650638

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

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Im Sternenlicht liegt natürlich Magie. Das ist allgemein bekannt. Aber Mondlicht: Das ist eine ganz andere Geschichte. Mondlicht ist pure Magie. Das weiß jeder. Diese Geschichte erzählt von einer Hexe, von der alle glauben, sie sei böse, einem kleinen Mädchen, das die Hexe bezaubert, einem sechsarmigen Sumpfmonster, das Gedichte liebt, von einem wahrhaft winzigen Drachen und einem jungen Mann, der sich aufmacht, die Hexe zu töten. Jedes Jahr lassen die Bürger des Protektorats ihr jüngstes Kind im Wald zurück – als Opfergabe zum Schutz vor der bösen Hexe. Jedes Jahr rettet die Hexe Xan die ausgesetzten Kinder, denn sie ist gar nicht böse. Dieses Jahr jedoch ist alles anders. Xan gibt dem ausgesetzten kleinen Mädchen aus Versehen Mondlicht zu trinken. Doch Mondlicht ist pure Magie! Und so wächst in dem Kind, genannt Luna, große Macht heran ... Wird sie diese Macht für das Gute einsetzen und die Stadt, die sie einst opferte, von ihrem grausamen Schicksal befreien? »So mitreißend und vielschichtig wie die Klassiker ›Peter Pan‹ und ›Der Zauberer von Oz‹.« New York Times

The Girl Who Never Was

Otherworld Book One

Author: Skylar Dorset

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402292546

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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"Romantic, suspenseful, and witty all at once—Alice in Wonderland meets Neverwhere."—Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of the Evernight series "Today is my birthday." In Selkie's family, you don't celebrate birthdays. You don't talk about birthdays. And you never, ever reveal your birth date." Until now. The instant Selkie blurts out the truth to Ben in the middle of Boston Common, her whole world shatters. Because her life has been nothing but a lie—an elaborate enchantment meant to conceal the truth: Selkie is a half-faerie princess. And her mother wants her dead. Otherworld Series: The Girl Who Never Was (Book 1) The Boy With The Hidden Name (Book 2)

The Girl Who Bit Back

Author: E. Earle

Publisher: Elizabeth Earle

ISBN: 1492217484

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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Ellena Blackwell has gotten herself into a lot of trouble recently. Getting shot, sending her boss to prison and oh yeah, that small matter of meeting a talking cat, Benedict. Things are about to get a whole lot more troublesome. Inheriting some property Ellena and Benedict travel to Devon to discover that along with the surfer shack, Craggys- they also receive the following debts. Unable to sell, Ellena is forced to try turning things around. But Ellena has attracted the unwanted attention from some very dangerous people and Brynn O'Connell, the overbearing Surfmaster of Craggys is determined to get involved. With her old flame Detective Calloway trying to convince her to leave Craggys, Ellena has to make a choice to stand up for what she believes in. Corruption, greed and an attempted murderer stand in her way, and soon Ellena finds that she and Benedict have to bite back to survive...

Joan of Arc: The Girl Who Fought For France

A 15-Minute Book

Author: Jeanne Meekins

Publisher: Learning Island

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

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Joan of Arc was a young farm girl who claimed to have heard the voices of saints. She led an army in many battles to drive the English out of France and put the rightful King on the throne. After she was captured, the King and the armies did nothing to help her. She was sold to the English and put on trial for crimes against the Church. Joan was convicted and burned at the stake. She was nineteen years old when she died. Find out about the life of this girl who fought for France against the English, and was burned at the stake for wearing men's pants! Ages 8 and up. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

The Woman Who Knew Too Much

Author: Thomas Gifford

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9049983847

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A mysterious note leads a struggling actress to a strange murder investigation After two decades of striving, Celia is tired of waiting for her big acting break, and finds consolation only in a specific narcotic: mystery novels. After an afternoon binge at the sprawling Strand bookstore, she emerges with a baker’s dozen of second-hand thrillers. Inside one of the novels she finds a real-life mystery that will prove to be the greatest she’s ever read. She discovers a slip of paper listing nine bullet points, starting “in re the murder of the Director.” Who is the Director, why would someone want him dead, and what on earth does Dan Rather have to do with it? As Celia dives into the puzzle, she finds herself locked in a life-or-death struggle with a gang of international conspirators. These evil men would scare her to death if she weren’t a veteran of New York’s toughest battlefield: the audition room.

Joan of Arc: The Girl Who Fought For France

Educational Version

Author: Jeannie Meekins

Publisher: Learning Island

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

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Joan of Arc was a young farm girl who claimed to have heard the voices of saints. She led an army in many battles to drive the English out of France and put the rightful King on the throne. After she was captured, the King and the armies did nothing to help her. She was sold to the English and put on trial for crimes against the Church. Joan was convicted and burned at the stake. She was nineteen years old when she died. Find out about the life of this girl who fought for France against the English, and was burned at the stake for wearing men's pants! Ages 8 and up. The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

Verschwörung

Millennium 4 - Roman

Author: David Lagercrantz

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641153565

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Mikael Blomkvist steht vor einer Entscheidung. Böse Zungen behaupten, er sei nicht länger der Journalist, der er einst war. Lisbeth Salander hingegen ist aktiv wie eh und je. Die Wege kreuzen sich, als Frans Balder, einer der weltweit führenden Experten für künstliche Intelligenz, ermordet wird. Kurz vor seinem Tod hatte er Mikael Blomkvist brisante Informationen versprochen. Als Blomkvist erfährt, dass Balder auch in Kontakt zu Lisbeth Salander stand, nimmt er die Recherche auf. Die Spur führt zu einem amerikanischen Softwarekonzern, der mit der NSA verknüpft ist. Mikael Blomkvist wittert seine Chance, die Enthüllungsstory zu schreiben, die er so dringend braucht. Doch wie immer verfolgt Lisbeth Salander ihre ganz eigene Agenda.

Girl on the Train - Du kennst sie nicht, aber sie kennt dich.

Roman

Author: Paula Hawkins

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641158125

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Der internationale Nr.-1-Bestseller! Jeden Morgen pendelt Rachel mit dem Zug in die Stadt, und jeden Morgen hält der Zug an der gleichen Stelle auf der Strecke an. Rachel blickt in die Gärten der umliegenden Häuser, beobachtet ihre Bewohner. Oft sieht sie ein junges Paar: Jess und Jason nennt Rachel die beiden. Sie führen – wie es scheint – ein perfektes Leben. Ein Leben, wie Rachel es sich wünscht. Eines Tages beobachtet sie etwas Schockierendes. Kurz darauf liest sie in der Zeitung vom Verschwinden einer Frau – daneben ein Foto von »Jess«. Rachel meldet ihre Beobachtung der Polizei und verstrickt sich damit unentrinnbar in die folgenden Ereignisse ...

The Girl Who Dreamed of Ships

Author: Beverly Scofield

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469165422

Category: Fiction

Page: 118

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This is a tale about a girls dream and how she makes it come true through her own actions. She is brave, she is undoubtedly bolder than is good for her, and she achieves incredible rewards for the risks she takes. Her success is linked irrevocably to how she relates to the people who surround herand without them none of it would have been possible. Samantha Jones is a girl with a passion for ships, and she has always dreamed of going to sea. Fed by stories her uncle told since she was a little child, her dream takes her into adventures little girls rarely get to experience. Against all odds, she braves repeated rejections until, by dint of her own ingenuity, boldness and wit, she wangles a job as cabin boy on The Lady Leeward, a clipper ship engaged in trade with the Far East. The book is not an account of day-to-day life aboard ship, of the command structure or even how the sailors perform their tasks. Rather, it touches mainly on events as they involve Samantha, such as her visits when the ship makes landfall and the people who make each stop memorable. It is clear from the start that Samantha might be in over her head, though she doesnt understand this point at the time. Each day of the voyage brings her up against something thought provoking, and puzzling them out is her main occupation. At times she stumbles, for instance, over how it feels to go against so many of her mothers prohibitions. At others, her attempts to figure out how to relate to her new found shipboard friends bear confusing fruit. Always and in everything she tries to do, her deception looms over her, threatening impending discovery and the end of her dream. The tale of her adventures is a multi-layered account of a young girls transformation. Right at the beginning, she changes, almost before your eyes, from a mid-19th century girl into a rather tough-looking young sailor and manages to maintain this charade for an entire ocean voyage to China and backwell, almost all the way back, but that comes later. On the way, she struggles to deal with the guilt of leaving her family, even though she rationalizes that they will be better off without the extra mouth to feed. She also feels guilty for deceiving the people on the ship, since she lives the lie every day, and for her actions when she leaves her friend Michael wondering why she behaves as she does. In the process, she learns that there are consequences to be lived with from these decisions, and the lessons transform her from the child following rules laid down by others into a person of understanding who chooses responsibly for herself. Encountering the seamen aboard ship, entering new places and situations, meeting people with different cultures and languagesall these events change Sam Jones from a nave, unsophisticated city girl into an awakened, enlightened, world traveler. As important as it is, the physical transformation that turns a girl into a woman is almost lost to notice amid all the adventures she experiences. At the end of her adventures, Sam, her dream fulfilled, is happy to be Samantha Jones once again--and more than ready to meet whatever life brings her way. Samantha dreams, Shell always have dreams, And the ship will still fly with the wind.

The Girl Who Just Appeared

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230771807

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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London 2014. Holly Smith has never fitted in. Adopted when just a few months old, she's always felt she was someone with no history, the girl who just appeared. All she has is the address of where she was born - 32B Gambier Terrace, Liverpool. By a bizarre twist of fate Holly discovers that the flat is available to rent. She travels north and moves in. When she finds a biscuit tin full of yellowing papers under the floorboards, she wonders if this might hold the secret to her past. Liverpool 1981. Fifteen-year-old Darren negotiates life with his errant mother and the younger brother he is bringing up. When the Toxteth Riots explode around him Darren finds himself with a moral dilemma that will have consequences for the rest of his life. Flitting between the present and the past, we discover how Darren and Holly's lives become intertwined. Will Holly uncover the secrets of her past? Or will she always feel like the girl who just appeared?

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

A Novel

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684835835

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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From international bestseller Stephen King, a classic story that engages our emotions on the most primal level, a fairy tale grimmer than Grimm but aglow with a girl’s indomitable spirit. What if the woods were full of them? And of course they were, the woods were full of everything you didn’t like, everything you were afraid of and instinctively loathed, everything that tried to overwhelm you with nasty, no-brain panic. The brochure promised a “moderate-to-difficult” six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, where nine-year-old Trisha McFarland was to spend Saturday with her older brother Pete and her recently divorced mother. When she wanders off to escape their constant bickering, then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut through the woods, Trisha strays deeper into a wilderness full of peril and terror. Especially when night falls. Trisha has only her wits for navigation, only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fear. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox games and the gritty performances of her hero, number thirty-six, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio’s reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her—her key to surviving an enemy known only by the slaughtered animals and mangled trees in its wake.

The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead

Author: Paul Elwork

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110148649X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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It is the summer of 1925. Emily Stewart and her brother, Michael, are thirteen-year-old twins—privileged, precocious, and wandering aimlessly around their family’s Philadelphia estate. One day Emily discovers an odd physical talent—she can secretly crack a joint in her ankle so the sound seems to burst in midair from nowhere. In their garden tea house, Emily and Michael gather the neighborhood children to fool them with these “spirit knockings.” But soon this game of contacting the dead creeps into a world of adults still reeling from a world war. And when the twins find themselves dabbling in the uncertain territory of human grief and family secrets, their game spins out of control…

Into the Water - Traue keinem. Auch nicht dir selbst.

Roman

Author: Paula Hawkins

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641209323

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Der neue Spannungsroman von Paula Hawkins nach dem internationalen Nr.-1-Bestseller Girl on the Train. »Julia, ich bin’s. Du musst mich anrufen. Bitte, Julia. Es ist wichtig ...« In den letzten Tagen vor ihrem Tod rief Nel Abbott ihre Schwester an. Julia nahm nicht ab, ignorierte den Hilferuf. Jetzt ist Nel tot. Sie sei gesprungen, heißt es. Julia kehrt nach Beckford zurück, um sich um ihre Nichte zu kümmern. Doch sie hat Angst. Angst vor diesem Ort, an den sie niemals zurückkehren wollte. Vor lang begrabenen Erinnerungen, vor dem alten Haus am Fluss, vor der Gewissheit, dass Nel niemals gesprungen wäre. Und am meisten fürchtet Julia das Wasser und den Ort, den sie Drowning Pool nennen ...