Sixteen-year-old Sloane is given the biggest opportunity of her life--a chance for a film school scholarship. She also has to work with Isaac Alexander, an irresponsible charmer with whom she shares an uneasy history. Then Sloane finds a bald spot on her head. Horror gives way to devastation when Sloane is diagnosed with alopecia areata. The autoimmune disease has no cause, no cure and no definitive outcome. The spots might grow over tomorrow or they might be there for life. She could become completely bald. No one knows. Sloane finds herself turning into the kind of person she has always mocked: someone obsessed with their looks. She's also forced to confront a painful truth: she is as judgmental as anyone else ... but she saves the harshest judgments for herself.
On the floating islands in the skies of Above, Elia and her family are enslaved in endless drudgery. To Elia, the island's edges are borders no one dares cross until the ritual burial that sends their dead Below. But a natural disaster is rumbling through Above, bringing both worlds ever closer, until the day the earth crumbles below Elia's feet and she falls. When Hokk rescues the girl who miraculously survives plunging into the sea, he realizes she might be the key to finally ending his exile. Both teens are desperate to return to the homes they've lost, and their journey together will propel them across endless plains, shattered cities, mirrored palaces and a centuries-old battle for the very earth and sky around them.
One shocking afternoon, computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe. At sixteen-year-old Adam Daley's high school, the problems first seems to be a typical electrical outage, until students discover that cell phones are down, multiple utilities are failing, and the only vehicles that function are a few ancient, computer-free cars like Adam's. Driving home, Adam encounters a storm tide of anger and fear as the region becomes paralyzed. Soon--as resources dwindle, crises mount, and chaos descends--he will see his suburban neighbourhood band together for protection. And before long, Adam will discover that having a police captain for a mother and a retired government spy living next door are the keys to his survival.
Fifteen-year-old Aidan has had more foster parents than he cares to remember. Careful to always keep his distance from those around him, he longs for the day that he's old enough to strike out on his own. That day comes sooner than he could ever have imagined when Aidan earns the gratitude and unqualified support of Mr. Bai, a man of wealth, great resources and shadowy influence. When asked how this man can help repay him, Aidan replies, "Can you make me disappear?"
Epidemics, floods, droughts--for sixteen-year-old Lucy, the end of the world came and went, taking 99% of the population with it. As the weather continues to rage out of control, and Sweepers clean the streets of plague victims, Lucy survives alone in the wilds of Central Park. But when she's rescued from a pack of hunting dogs by a mysterious boy named Aidan, she reluctantly realizes she can't continue on her own. She joins his band of survivors, yet a new danger awaits her: the Sweepers are looking for her. There's something special about Lucy, and they will stop at nothing to have her.
Amy (a.k.a. Bird) seems to have the perfect life: loving parents, a hot boyfriend, the best friend ever. She even writes an online advice column, full of Top Tips, to help other teens take control of their lives. But after a new guy shows up at school, Bird can't seem to follow her own wisdom. Pete is the consummate bad boy. He's everything Bird is not: wild, unambitious and more than a little dangerous. Although she knows he's trouble, Bird can't stay away. And the more drawn she is to Pete, the more cracks are revealed in her relationship with Griffin, her doting boyfriend. Meanwhile, her parents' marriage is also fracturing, possibly for good. Bird is way out of her comfort zone. All it takes is one mistake, one momentary loss of control, for her entire future to be blown away...
A runaway slave with a shadowy past, sixteen-year-old Persephone has spent four long years toiling beneath the leering gaze of her despised owner and dreaming of a life where she is free to shape her own destiny. Then, one night, a chance encounter with a handsome chicken thief named Azriel changes her life forever.
Sold to him for a small bag of gold coins, Persephone soon discovers what she already suspected: namely, that Azriel is not what he seems. And when she realizes that he believes Persephone has a special destiny—she is determined to escape.
After a childhood cut short by war and the harsh strictures of Nazi Germany, sixteen-year-old Wilm is finally tasting freedom. In spite of the scars World War II has left on his hometown, Leipzig, and in spite of the oppressive new Soviet regime, Wilm is finding his own voice. It's dangerous, of course, to be sneaking out at night to leave messages on police buildings. But it's exciting, too, and Wilm feels justified, considering his family's suffering. Until one mission goes too far, and Wilm finds he's endangered the very people he most wants to protect.
After the death of his beloved older brother Hector in World War I, sixteen-year old Edward leaves the family farm in Canada to enlist in Hector's battalion, where he attempts to come to terms with what has happened.
A fantasy novel set in a future world devastated by global warming where all inhabitable places are divided into two sections: the rich, healthy and powerful Keylanders, and the impoverished, diseased Droughtlanders.
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