Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 1442408936
ISBN 13: 9781442408937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Book Review:

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2012-02-21
ISBN 10: 1442408928
ISBN 13: 9781442408920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Book Review:

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents and his family that he has never asked before.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-02-21
ISBN 10: 1442408944
ISBN 13: 9781442408944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Book Review:

This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship. Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

He Forgot to Say Goodbye

He Forgot to Say Goodbye
Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-06-17
ISBN 10: 1416974946
ISBN 13: 9781416974949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


He Forgot to Say Goodbye Book Review:

"I mean, it's not as if I want a father. I have a father. It's just that I don't know who he is or where he is. But I have one." Ramiro Lopez and Jake Upthegrove don't appear to have much in common. Ram lives in the Mexican-American working-class barrio of El Paso called "Dizzy Land." His brother is sinking into a world of drugs, wreaking havoc in their household. Jake is a rich West Side white boy who has developed a problem managing his anger. An only child, he is a misfit in his mother's shallow and materialistic world. But Ram and Jake do have one thing in common: They are lost boys who have never met their fathers. This sad fact has left both of them undeniably scarred and obsessed with the men who abandoned them. As Jake and Ram overcome their suspicions of each other, they begin to move away from their loner existences and realize that they are capable of reaching out beyond their wounds and the neighborhoods that they grew up in. Their friendship becomes a healing in a world of hurt. San Antonio Express-News wrote, "Benjamin Alire Sáenz exquisitely captures the mood and voice of a community, a culture, and a generation"; that is proven again in this beautifully crafted novel.

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN 10: 0544583523
ISBN 13: 9780544583528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Inexplicable Logic of My Life Book Review:

A “mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, love and loss” from the acclaimed author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. (New York Times Book Review) Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.

Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood

Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood
Author: Benjamin Alire S‡enz
Publsiher: Cinco Puntos Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-05-10
ISBN 10: 1933693991
ISBN 13: 9781933693996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood Book Review:

As a Chicano boy living in the unglamorous town of Hollywood, New Mexico, and a member of the graduating class of 1969, Sammy Santos faces the challenges of "gringo" racism, unpopular dress codes, the Vietnam War, barrio violence, and poverty.

Addie on the Inside

Addie on the Inside
Author: James Howe
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-07-24
ISBN 10: 1416913858
ISBN 13: 9781416913856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Addie on the Inside Book Review:

Outspoken Addie Carle learns about love, loss, and staying true to herself as she navigates seventh grade, enjoys a visit from her grandmother, fights with her boyfriend, and endures gossip and meanness from her former best friend.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Student Workbook

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Student Workbook
Author: John Pennington
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2017-05-22
ISBN 10: 9781546871156
ISBN 13: 1546871152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Student Workbook Book Review:

The Quick Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and providing a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention. Teachers and Homeschool Instructors may use them to improve student learning and organization. Students will construct and identify the following areas of knowledge. Character Identification Events Location Vocabulary Main Idea Conflict And more as appropriate to the text. This is a workbook for students to determine the above areas. This is not a study guide, cliff notes, or Teacher's guide.

Everything Begins & Ends at the Kentucky Club

Everything Begins & Ends at the Kentucky Club
Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Publsiher: Cinco Puntos Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1935955322
ISBN 13: 9781935955320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Everything Begins & Ends at the Kentucky Club Book Review:

Presents a collection of short stories about contradiction and conflict in the lives of those who reside on the border lands around the Rio Grande.

Prosper's Demon

Prosper's Demon
Author: K. J. Parker
Publsiher: Tor.com
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN 10: 1250260507
ISBN 13: 9781250260505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Prosper's Demon Book Review:

In the pitch dark, witty fantasy novella Prosper's Demon, K. J. Parker deftly creates a world with vivid, unbending rules, seething with demons, broken faith, and worse men. In a botched demonic extraction, they say the demon feels it ten times worse than the man. But they don’t die, and we do. Equilibrium. The unnamed and morally questionable narrator is an exorcist with great follow-through and few doubts. His methods aren’t delicate but they’re undeniably effective: he’ll get the demon out—he just doesn’t particularly care what happens to the person. Prosper of Schanz is a man of science, determined to raise the world’s first philosopher-king, reared according to the purest principles. Too bad he’s demonically possessed. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Last Night I Sang to the Monster

Last Night I Sang to the Monster
Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz
Publsiher: Cinco Puntos Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781933693798
ISBN 13: 1933693797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Last Night I Sang to the Monster Book Review:

"Sáenz' poetic narrative will captivate readers from the first sentence to the last paragraph of this beautifully written novel. . . . It is also a celebration of life and a song of hope in celebration of family and friendship, one that will resonate loud and long with teens."—Kirkus Reviews "…There is never a question of either Sáenz’s own extraordinary capacity for caring and compassion or the authenticity of the experiences he records in this heartfelt account of healing and hope."—Booklist "Offering insight into [an adolescent's] addiction, dysfunction and mental illness, particularly in the wake of traumatic events, Sáenz's artful rendition of the healing process will not soon be forgotten."—Publishers Weekly "Sáenz weaves together [18-year-old] Zach's past, present, and changing disposition toward his future with stylistic grace and emotional insight. This is a powerful and edifying look into both a tortured psyche and the methods by which it can be healed."—School Library Journal Zach is eighteen. He is bright and articulate. He's also an alcoholic and in rehab instead of high school, but he doesn't remember how he got there. He's not sure he wants to remember. Something bad must have happened. Something really, really bad. Remembering sucks and being alive—well, what's up with that? I have it in my head that when we're born, God writes things down on our hearts. See, on some people's hearts he writes Happy and on some people's hearts he writes Sad and on some people's hearts he writes Crazy on some people's hearts he writes Genius and on some people's hearts he writes Angry and on some people's hearts he writes Winner and on some people's hearts he writes Loser. It's all like a game to him. Him. God. And it's all pretty much random. He takes out his pen and starts writing on our blank hearts. When it came to my turn, he wrote. I don't like God very much. Apparently he doesn't like me very much either. Sad Benjamin Alire Sáenz is a prolific novelist, poet, and author of children's books. Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood, his first novel for young adults, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a Young Adult Library Services Association Top Ten Books for Young Adults pick in 2005.

What I Saw and How I Lied

What I Saw and How I Lied
Author: Judy Blundell
Publsiher: Scholastic UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-07-07
ISBN 10: 1407130609
ISBN 13: 9781407130606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


What I Saw and How I Lied Book Review:

It seemed like a dream. The world had exploded... Summer's ending, Evie's step-father is finally home from the Second World War, and Evie is sick of her glamorous mother treating her like a little girl. Then a mysterious stranger appears: a handsome ex-GI who served in combat with Evie's step-father. Slowly, Evie realizes that she is falling in love with him. But he has dark secrets, and a strange control over her parents. When he is found dead, Evie's world is shattered. Torn between her family and the man she loved, Evie must betray someone. But who? "Gripping ... beautifully paced and told" The Times "You'll be holding your breath as you turn every page" News of the World

Free Chocolate

Free Chocolate
Author: Amber Royer
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 0857667513
ISBN 13: 9780857667519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Free Chocolate Book Review:

In the far future, chocolate is Earth’s only unique commodity one that everyone else in the galaxy is willing to kill to get their hands, paws and tentacles on Latina culinary arts student, Bo Benitez, becomes a fugitive when she’s caught stealing a cacao pod from one of the heavily-defended plantations that keep chocolate, Earth’s sole valuable export, safe from a hungry galaxy. Forces array against her including her alien boyfriend and a reptilian cop. But when she escapes onto an unmarked starship things go from bad to worse: it belongs to the race famed throughout the galaxy for eating stowaways! Surrounded by dangerous yet hunky aliens, Bo starts to uncover clues that the threat to Earth may be bigger than she first thought. File Under: Science Fiction [ Heiress Apparent | Sticky Fingers | Pod People | The Milky Way ]

The Bone Garden

The Bone Garden
Author: Heather Kassner
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN 10: 1250296900
ISBN 13: 9781250296900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Bone Garden Book Review:

A spooky and adventurous debut illustrated fantasy novel about a girl made of dust and bone and imagination who seeks the truth about the magic that brought her to life. Featuring illustrations by Matt Saunders! "This magical story—and the brave girl in its pages—will haunt you in the best way." —Natalie Lloyd, New York Times bestselling author of Over the Moon “Remember, my dear, you do not really and truly exist.” Irréelle fears she’s not quite real. Only the finest magical thread tethers her to life—and to Miss Vesper. But for all her efforts to please her cruel creator, the thread is unraveling. Irréelle is forgetful as she gathers bone dust. She is slow returning from the dark passages beneath the cemetery. Worst of all, she is unmindful of her crooked bones. When Irréelle makes one final, unforgivable mistake by destroying a frightful creature just brought to life, Miss Vesper threatens to imagine her away once and for all. Defying her creator for the very first time, Irréelle flees to the underside of the graveyard and embarks on an adventure to unearth the mysterious magic that breathes bones to life, even if it means she will return to dust and be no more. With echoes of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, debut author Heather Kassner's The Bone Garden is a gorgeously written story--illustrated by Matt Saunders--humming with magic, mystery, and dark imaginings. Perfect for fans of Holly Black, Jonathan Auxier, and Katherine Arden. Praise for The Bone Garden "A gorgeously creepy tale with a timeless feel. With her vulnerability and courage, Irréelle is a heroine you can't help but love." —Elly Blake, New York Times bestselling author of Nightblood "[Evokes] the dreamy tone and themes of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and The Graveyard Book . . . an impressive new fairy tale that will appeal to fans of Lisa Graff’s subtly magical stories." —Booklist "The pages of this book are filled with imagination incarnate—in the form of a haunting heroine made from dust, bone, and a heart of gold. A deliciously dark, unique tale!" —MarcyKate Connolly, author of Shadow Weaver.

Openly Straight

Openly Straight
Author: Bill Konigsberg
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-05-28
ISBN 10: 0545509904
ISBN 13: 9780545509909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Openly Straight Book Review:

The award-winning novel about being out, being proud, and being ready for something else. Pre-order the companion novel Honestly Ben now (out 3/28/17)! Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer. He's won skiing prizes. He likes to write. And, oh yeah, he's gay. He's been out since 8th grade, and he isn't teased, and he goes to other high schools and talks about tolerance and stuff. And while that's important, all Rafe really wants is to just be a regular guy. Not that GAY guy. To have it be a part of who he is, but not the headline, every single time. So when he transfers to an all-boys' boarding school in New England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret -- not so much going back in the closet as starting over with a clean slate. But then he sees a classmate breaking down. He meets a teacher who challenges him to write his story. And most of all, he falls in love with Ben... who doesn't even know that love is possible.

The Devil's Grip

The Devil's Grip
Author: Neal Drinnan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-08-19
ISBN 10: 1760851191
ISBN 13: 9781760851194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Devil's Grip Book Review:

Seven shots ring out in the silence of Victoria’s rolling Barrabool Hills. As the final recoil echoes through the paddocks, a revered sheep-breeding dynasty comes to a bloody and inglorious end. No one could have anticipated the orgy of violence that wiped out three generations of the Wettenhall family, much less the lurid scandals about Darcy Wettenhall, the man behind the world famous Stanbury sheep stud, that would emerge from the aftermath. Almost three decades later, the web of secrets and lies that led to this bizarre and seemingly motiveless murder spree are unravelled with the help of Bob Perry, Darcy Wettenhall’s secret lover for a decade prior to his murder. From the bucolic majesty, privilege and snobbery of the Western District’s prized pastoral lands and dynasties to the bleak, loveless underworld of orphanages, rodeo stables and homeless shelters, The Devil’s Grip is a courageous and thought-provoking meditation on the fragility of reputation, the folly of deception and the power of shame. Praise for The Devil’s Grip ‘A remarkable piece of work. It is a strange, unusual and beautiful book with an incredibly unique setting. I don't think I've read anything quite like it. It is compulsive reading. True crime. Memoir. History. How do you live a life honestly and with dignity? It's difficult to categorise because it traverses so many genres. But it WORKS.’ Matthew Condon, author of the Three Crooked Kings trilogy ‘On its face this is the story of a family steeped in the pursuit of the perfect ram, but beneath the surface lies a riveting and ribald tale of lust, loss, manipulation, unbridled ambition and ultimately murder.’ Mark Tedeschi AM QC and author of Eugenia, Kidnapped and Murder at Myall Creek ‘An unforgettable, courageous and deeply tragic local story which manages to become a universal tale’ Gregory Day, author of Archipelago of Souls and A Sand Archive ‘It’s got it all: sex, domestic violence, ‘the land’ – such an important concept resonating in the Australian mind – land-holders and property, privilege, prejudice, skulduggery and murder!’ David Bradford, author of The Gunners’ Doctor and Tell Me I’m Okay

Aiden’S Quest for Apollo

Aiden’S Quest for Apollo
Author: Tanvi Kesari Pasumarthy
Publsiher: Partridge Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-09-23
ISBN 10: 1482857537
ISBN 13: 9781482857535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Aiden’S Quest for Apollo Book Review:

One Prophecy. Four lives. Final prediction. Can the Gods land in danger? Can a mortal save the world? Aiden and his friends are on an adventure to save the Gods captured in the underworld by Hades, who is set to unleash the Titans and take over the world. Join the contemporary Greek heroes in action as they dodge and fight those monsters.

The Girl in Green

The Girl in Green
Author: Derek B. Miller
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2017-01-03
ISBN 10: 0544706277
ISBN 13: 9780544706279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Girl in Green Book Review:

“A modern masterpiece.” — BookPage Finalist for the CWA Gold Dagger Award, “Best Crime Novel of the Year” “As daring in execution as imagination, this adventure tale crackles with heart, charm and dark honesty.” — Shelf Awareness “Not to be missed, this is a compelling combination of literate storytelling and action-packed thriller laced with humor.” — Library Journal, starred review 1991. One hundred miles from the Kuwaiti border, Thomas Benton meets Arwood Hobbes. Benton is a British journalist who is starting an ambitious career reporting from war zones, resulting in the estrangement of his wife and daughter; Arwood is a naive small-town American private bored out of his skull waiting for something—anything—to happen. Desert Storm is over, peace has been declared, but as they argue about whether it makes sense to cross the nearest border in search of an ice cream, they become embroiled in a horrific attack in which a young local girl in a green dress is killed as they are trying to protect her. The two men walk away into their respective lives. But something has cracked for them both. Twenty-two years later, in another place, in another war, they meet again as changed men. Time, politics, or maybe fate is now offering an unlikely opportunity to redeem themselves when that same girl in green is found alive and in need of salvation. Or is she? “Written with Miller’s incisive wit, intelligence, compassion and authenticity, this is a novel from a writer fast becoming a master of his craft.” — Evening Post (UK) “Swift, gripping, and mined with surprises.” — David Shafer, author of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Drops Like Stars

Drops Like Stars
Author: Rob Bell,Don Golden
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-07-24
ISBN 10: 0062197304
ISBN 13: 9780062197306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Drops Like Stars Book Review:

In Drops Like Stars, the New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins explores the complex relationship between suffering and creativity. Rob Bell (“One of the country’s most influential evangelical pastors” —New York Times) suggests that art can be found in the agony of our lives. Fans of the thought-provoking works of Donald Miller, N.T. Wright, Brian McLaren, and Timothy Keller will find true enlightenment in this thoughtful and engaging book from this vibrant, progressive voice for a new generation of Christians, the prolific pastor whom Time Magazine named one of the most influential people of 2011.

The Girl with the Red Balloon

The Girl with the Red Balloon
Author: Katherine Locke
Publsiher: Albert Whitman & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 0807529354
ISBN 13: 9780807529355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Girl with the Red Balloon Book Review:

When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she's caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall—but even to the balloon makers, Ellie's time travel is a mystery. When it becomes clear that someone is using dark magic to change history, Ellie must risk everything—including her only way home—to stop the process.