Desperate Girls

Desperate Girls
Author: Laura Griffin
Publsiher: Pocket Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-12-17
ISBN 10: 1982121823
ISBN 13: 9781982121822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desperate Girls Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin’s Desperate Girls is a tightly wound, fast-paced romantic thriller that follows a desperate woman on the run as she hides from a killer’s symbolic revenge spree. Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is right at home among cops, criminals, and tough-as-nails prosecutors. With her sharp wit and pointed words, she has a tendency to intimidate, and she likes it that way. She’s a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, but in her personal life, she’s a mess. When a vicious murderer she once helped prosecute resurfaces and starts a killing spree to wipe out those who put him behind bars, one thing becomes clear: Brynn needs to run for her life. When the police come up empty-handed, Brynn turns to a private security firm for protection. But when she defies advice and gets involved in the investigation, even the former Secret Service agent assigned to protect her may not be able to keep her safe. With every new clue she discovers, Brynn is pulled back into the vortex of a disturbing case from her past. As the clock ticks down on a manhunt, Brynn’s desperate search for the truth unearths long-buried secrets and reignites a killer’s fury.

Desperate Girls

Desperate Girls
Author: Laura Griffin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN 10: 150116242X
ISBN 13: 9781501162428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desperate Girls Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin’s Desperate Girls is a tightly wound, fast-paced romantic thriller that follows a desperate woman on the run as she hides from a killer’s symbolic revenge spree. Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is right at home among cops, criminals, and tough-as-nails prosecutors. With her sharp wit and pointed words, she has a tendency to intimidate, and she likes it that way. She’s a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, but in her personal life, she’s a mess. When a vicious murderer she once helped prosecute resurfaces and starts a killing spree to wipe out those who put him behind bars, one thing becomes clear: Brynn needs to run for her life. When the police come up empty-handed, Brynn turns to a private security firm for protection. But when she defies advice and gets involved in the investigation, even the former Secret Service agent assigned to protect her may not be able to keep her safe. With every new clue she discovers, Brynn is pulled back into the vortex of a disturbing case from her past. As the clock ticks down on a manhunt, Brynn’s desperate search for the truth unearths long-buried secrets and reignites a killer’s fury.

Desperate Girls

Desperate Girls
Author: Laura Griffin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN 10: 1472259920
ISBN 13: 9781472259929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desperate Girls Book Review:

One of Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2018! 'Desperate Girls is a nail-biting read from the very first page to the final, shocking twist. I could not put this book down' Melinda Leigh 'Griffin pulls out all the stops in a phenomenal twist ending that will leave readers stunned' Publishers Weekly From New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin comes a tightly wound, fast-paced romantic thriller that follows a desperate woman on the run as she hides from a killer's symbolic revenge spree. Perfect for fans of Karen Rose, Alexandra Ivy and Kendra Elliot. Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is right at home among cops, criminals, and tough-as-nails prosecutors. With her sharp wit and pointed words, she's a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, but in her personal life, she's a mess. When a vicious murderer she once helped prosecute resurfaces and starts a killing spree to wipe out those who put him behind bars, one thing becomes clear: Brynn needs to run for her life. Turning to a private security firm for protection, Brynn can't resist getting involved in the investigation. As the clock ticks down on a manhunt, Brynn's desperate search for the truth unearths long-buried secrets and reignites a killer's cold fury.

The Lives of Desperate Girls

The Lives of Desperate Girls
Author: MacKenzie Common
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN 10: 0143198726
ISBN 13: 9780143198727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lives of Desperate Girls Book Review:

One small, northern community. Two girls gone -- one missing, the other dead. A riveting coming-of-age debut young adult novel for fans of We Were Liars and All the Bright Places. Sixteen-year-old Helen Commanda is found dead just outside Thunder Creek, Ontario. Her murder goes unremarked, except for the fact that it may shed light on the earlier disappearance of Chloe Shaughnessy. Chloe is beautiful, rich and white. Helen is plain, and from the reservation. They had nothing in common except that they were teenage girls from an unforgiving small town. Only Chloe's best friend Jenny Parker knows exactly how unforgiving, but she's keeping some dangerous secrets of her own. Jenny begins looking for answers about Helen's life and death, trying to understand larger questions about her town and her best friend. But what can a teenage girl really accomplish where adults have failed? And how much is Jenny actually complicit in a conspiracy of silence?

MEAN GIRLS, DESPERATE WOMEN: THE MODERN EPIDEMIC OF UNHAPPINESS

MEAN GIRLS, DESPERATE WOMEN: THE MODERN EPIDEMIC OF UNHAPPINESS
Author: Melissa Daggett
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN 10: 1105620131
ISBN 13: 9781105620133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MEAN GIRLS, DESPERATE WOMEN: THE MODERN EPIDEMIC OF UNHAPPINESS Book Review:

Bullying has become a social epidemic that is killing our youth, and scarring some of its victims for life. Girls who have grown up to be mean women are guilty of adult bullying, in the form of gossip exclusion games, and other subtle maneuvers. This is a social evil and it will only be eradicated when people stand up and fight for social transformation. If freedom from slavery, racism and women's lack of equality were fought for and won, this is a battle worth fighting as well. Discrimination in any form is wrong. When thousands of children no longer want to go to school because of social bullying, the game has gone too far. Fight for the next generation and those to come. Begin the discussion with this book.

My Love for you, Tom Cruise--A Desperate Chinese Girl's Confession

My Love for you, Tom Cruise--A Desperate Chinese Girl's Confession
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Niki Yan
Total Pages: 329
Release:
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ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Don't Be That Girl

Don't Be That Girl
Author: Travis L. Stork,Leah Furman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2008-10-07
ISBN 10: 1416589406
ISBN 13: 9781416589402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don't Be That Girl Book Review:

Shares insights into the psychological and physiological factors involved in helping women build the confidence and self-esteem that are essential in developing and sustaining successful, fulfilling, and long-lasting relationships.

Desperate in Dubai

Desperate in Dubai
Author: Ameera Al Hakawati
Publsiher: Random House India
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2011-11-20
ISBN 10: 8184002319
ISBN 13: 9788184002317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desperate in Dubai Book Review:

Oozing with men, money, and Maseratis, Dubai is the ultimate playground for the woman who knows her Louboutins from her Louis Vuittons. But for some, there’s a lot more at stake than a Hermes Birkin. Leila has been in search of a wealthy husband for over a decade. Nadia moves to Dubai to support her husband’s career, only to have her sacrifices thrown in her face. Sugar escapes the UK in an attempt to escape her past. Lady Luxe, the rebellious Emirati heiress, scoffs at everything her culture holds sacred. Until the day her double life starts unravelling at the seams. Set against a backdrop of luxury hotels and manmade islands, Desperate in Dubai tells the tale of four desperate women as they struggle to find truth, love, and themselves.

The Girls

The Girls
Author: Emma Cline
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 0812998618
ISBN 13: 9780812998610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girls Book Review:

THE INSTANT BESTSELLER • An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Financial Times • Esquire • Newsweek • Vogue • Glamour • People • The Huffington Post • Elle • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out • BookPage • Publishers Weekly • Slate Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence. Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award • Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • The New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • Emma Cline—One of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists Praise for The Girls “Spellbinding . . . a seductive and arresting coming-of-age story.”—The New York Times Book Review “Extraordinary . . . Debut novels like this are rare, indeed.”—The Washington Post “Hypnotic.”—The Wall Street Journal “Gorgeous.”—Los Angeles Times “Savage.”—The Guardian “Astonishing.”—The Boston Globe “Superbly written.”—James Wood, The New Yorker “Intensely consuming.”—Richard Ford “A spectacular achievement.”—Lucy Atkins, The Times “Thrilling.”—Jennifer Egan “Compelling and startling.”—The Economist

The Girls from Ames

The Girls from Ames
Author: Jeffrey Zaslow
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-04-06
ISBN 10: 1101222980
ISBN 13: 9781101222980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girls from Ames Book Review:

The instant New York Times bestseller, now in paperback: a moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring story of eleven girls and the ten women they became, from the coauthor of the million-copy bestseller The Last Lecture As children, they formed a special bond, growing up in the small town of Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eighth different states, yet they managed to maintain an extraordinary friendship that would carry them through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, dating and divorce, the death of a child, and the mysterious death of the eleventh member of their group. Capturing their remarkable story, The Girls from Ames is a testament to the enduring, deep bonds of women as they experience life's challenges, and the power of friendship to overcome even the most daunting odds. The girls, now in their forties, have a lifetime of memories in common, some evocative of their generation and some that will resonate with any woman who has ever had a friend. The Girls from Ames demonstrates how close female relationships can shape every aspect of women's lives-their sense of themselves, their choice of men, their need for validation, their relationships with their mothers, their dreams for their daughters-and reveals how such friendships thrive, rewarding those who have committed to them. With both universal events and deeply personal moments, it's a book that every woman will relate to and be inspired by.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
Author: S. E. Hinton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 1101642610
ISBN 13: 9781101642610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outsiders Book Review:

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award

Hoop Genius

Hoop Genius
Author: John Coy
Publsiher: Carolrhoda Books (R)
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0761366172
ISBN 13: 9780761366171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hoop Genius Book Review:

Reveals how James Naismith came to invent basketball at a Springfield, Massachusetts, high school in 1891 while teaching a rowdy gym class.

Bold Girls Speak

Bold Girls Speak
Author: Mary Stromer Hanson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013-10-04
ISBN 10: 1621899233
ISBN 13: 9781621899235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bold Girls Speak Book Review:

Bold Girls Speak inspires girls to go boldly where God calls. This collection of Old and New Testament short stories follows smart, problem-solving girls who persevere and thrive with God's help in difficult circumstances. Most are unnamed and overlooked, living in a foreign culture, but the small ones can make a big difference. A few of the main characters are well known and named, but most are found in tucked-away verses in the shadows of the powerful. The girls live in historical and social-cultural settings authentic to the Bible, and they increase the reader's curiosity about biblical times and places. Each story is accompanied by age-appropriate commentary and discussion questions appropriate for classes, mother-daughter groups, home-schoolers, and Christian schools, as well as those reading for enjoyment.

In All Your Ways

In All Your Ways
Author: Venita Johnson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1257155156
ISBN 13: 9781257155156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Her Deadly Secrets

Her Deadly Secrets
Author: Laura Griffin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 1501162446
ISBN 13: 9781501162442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Deadly Secrets Book Review:

A young private investigator learns the price of keeping deadly secrets when a vicious killer sets his sights on her in this pulse-pounding thriller from the USA TODAY and New York Times bestselling author. Private investigator Kira Vance spends her days navigating the intricate labyrinth of Houston’s legal world, and she knows all of its shadowy players and dark secrets. On a seemingly normal day, she’s delivering a report to her top client when suddenly everything goes sideways and the meeting ends in a bloodbath. Twenty-four hours later, the police have no suspects but one thing is clear: a killer has Kira in his sights. Fiercely independent, Kira doesn’t expect—or want—help from anyone, least of all an unscrupulous lawyer and his elite security team. Instead, she launches her own investigation, hoping to uncover the answers that have eluded the police. But as Kira’s hunt for clues becomes more and more perilous, she realizes that she alone may hold the key to finding a vicious murderer. And she knows she must take help wherever she can find it if she wants to stay alive… Written with Laura Griffin’s signature “gritty, imaginative, sexy” (Cindy Gerard, New York Times bestselling author) style, Her Deadly Secrets is an electrifying and scintillating novel that packs a powerful punch.

TV Shows That Teach

TV Shows That Teach
Author: Eddie James,Tommy Woodard
Publsiher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-08-01
ISBN 10: 0310569850
ISBN 13: 9780310569855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TV Shows That Teach Book Review:

We’ve all heard the statistics about how much TV kids watch—and how it’s not good for them. Well, throw those stats out the window so you can use TV for the good of your students! Following the best-selling format of the Videos That Teach series, TV Shows That Teach will give you plenty of TV show clip ideas to use for illustrations or teaching on a variety of topics or Bible passages. From the classics, to some of the latest and greatest shows, you’ll find ideas that will fit into any message you’re trying to communicate to your students. Included in this book are clip ideas from comedies like Happy Days, The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, The Office, The Cosby Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, and more. You’ll also find clips from dramas like The West Wing, Freaks and Geeks, 24, Lost, My So Called Life, The Sopranos, and more. And, of course, there are lessons to be learned from reality shows like The Simple Life, American Idol, Survivor, The Real World, and more.Search by topic or Bible reference to find just the right clip, or just look through the table of contents for your favorite shows. Each clip will give you start and stop points, Bible passages that relate to the topic in the clip, as well as questions to get your students thinking and talking about what they just watched. They’ll never see TV in the same way!

Girls Gone Skank

Girls Gone Skank
Author: Patrice A. Oppliger
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2015-02-18
ISBN 10: 0786486503
ISBN 13: 9780786486502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girls Gone Skank Book Review:

Instead of advancing women’s social and professional empowerment, popular culture trends appear to be backsliding into the blatant sexual exploitation of women and girls at younger and younger ages. This study investigates the effects of mass marketed sexual images and cultural trends on the behaviors and attitudes of young girls and describes many ways in which young girls are increasingly taught to go to outrageous lengths in seeking male attention. Topics include the powerful effects of cultural phenomena such as revealing fashions, plastic surgery, and beauty pageants in influencing teen and preteen girls to willingly participate in and promote their own sexualization. These chapters also explore other cultural factors contributing to this early sexualization of young girls, including absentee parenting and material overindulgence. Later chapters focus on the sexual representations of females in the mass entertainment media, focusing specifically on how popular magazines, television programs, films, and the Internet prey upon, promote, and reinforce young girls’ physical and sexual insecurities.

The Little Ghost Girl

The Little Ghost Girl
Author: Maggie Hartley
Publsiher: Trapeze
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN 10: 140916540X
ISBN 13: 9781409165408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Ghost Girl Book Review:

Abused, starved and neglected. Ruth was a little ghost of a girl when she arrived into foster mother Maggie Hartley's care. As soon as Ruth arrived on her doorstep, it was clear to foster carer Maggie Hartley that Ruth had seen and experienced things that no 11-year-old should have to. Pale, frail and withdrawn, Ruth had been conditioned to 'see no evil, speak no evil'. Raised by a cruel stepmother and father, Ruth had been abused, underfed and ignored, while her half-siblings lived a life of luxury. Ruth is in desperate need of help, but can Maggie get through to her and unlock the harrowing secret she carries? With no one left in the world to love Ruth, it's up to Maggie to help her find her voice; to be a ghost no more, and bring those who've harmed her to justice. An uplifting and ultimately redemptive read, perfect for fans of Cathy Glass, Casey Watson, Angela Hart and Rosie Lewis. Discover why readers have fallen in love with Maggie Hartley "I absolutely loved this book. It is up there with one of the best. I have laughed and I have cried. I would give it ten stars if I could." - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars "If you haven't read Maggie's books they are a must read." - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars "Such a heart-breaking story you just can't put this book down. I have read many books of this genre and this is one of the best. Hard hitting and real... don't miss this one!" - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars

Beyond Limits

Beyond Limits
Author: Laura Griffin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN 10: 1451689381
ISBN 13: 9781451689389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Limits Book Review:

An FBI agent and a Navy SEAL race against time in New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin’s newest Tracers novel. “Griffin delivers the goods!” (Publishers Weekly) FBI agent Elizabeth LeBlanc is still caught in the aftermath of her last big case when she runs into the one man from her past who is sure to rock her equilibrium even more. Navy SEAL Derek Vaughn is back home from a harrowing rescue mission in which he found evidence of a secret terror cell on US soil. Elizabeth knows he’ll do anything to unravel the plot—including seducing her for information. And despite the risks involved, she’s tempted to let him. Together with the forensics experts at the Delphi Center, Derek and Elizabeth are closing in on the truth, but it may not be fast enough to avert a devastating attack… Following in the bestselling tradition of the Tracers series, including Exposed, Scorched, and Twisted, Beyond Limits pulls out all the stops with Griffin’s most gripping thriller yet.

Ordinary Girls

Ordinary Girls
Author: Jaquira Díaz
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 164375016X
ISBN 13: 9781643750163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary Girls Book Review:

One of the Must-Read Books of 2019 According to O: The Oprah Magazine * Time * Bustle * Electric Literature * Publishers Weekly * The Millions * The Week * Good Housekeeping “There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime.” —Julia Alvarez In this searing memoir, Jaquira Díaz writes fiercely and eloquently of her challenging girlhood and triumphant coming of age. While growing up in housing projects in Puerto Rico and Miami Beach, Díaz found herself caught between extremes. As her family split apart and her mother battled schizophrenia, she was supported by the love of her friends. As she longed for a family and home, her life was upended by violence. As she celebrated her Puerto Rican culture, she couldn’t find support for her burgeoning sexual identity. From her own struggles with depression and sexual assault to Puerto Rico’s history of colonialism, every page of Ordinary Girls vibrates with music and lyricism. Díaz writes with raw and refreshing honesty, triumphantly mapping a way out of despair toward love and hope to become her version of the girl she always wanted to be. Reminiscent of Tara Westover’s Educated, Kiese Laymon’s Heavy, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club, and Terese Marie Mailhot’s Heart Berries, Jaquira Díaz’s memoir provides a vivid portrait of a life lived in (and beyond) the borders of Puerto Rico and its complicated history—and reads as electrically as a novel.