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Good Enough: A Shay James Mystery
Brenda McCreight - 2010
Her sense of belonging is threatened when the stableowner is hurt by a mysterious attacker and in the aftermath decides to sells his horses if the criminal isn't found. Shay and her two best friends determine to find the criminal - at the cost of their own safety.
The Treasure Hunters
Enid Blyton - 1960
But Jeffrey, Susan and John Greyling find an old map of where the treasure is hidden, when they are staying with their grandparents. So they decide they must find the hidden treasure and keep it in the family, before their grandparents sell the family home to Mr Potts, whom the children nickname – Mr Pots of Money! But Mr Potts is also interested in finding the Greylings' Treasure, and so it is a race against time of who will find the treasure first. Mr Pots of Money or the children, who want to save their family home.
Linda Chapman - 2010
Now she must live in England with family who are more like strangers.Life on her uncle's farm seems so lonely - until Ellie meets Spirit. She's never seen the grey horse before, but she has the strangest feeling they've always known each other.Like Ellie, Spirit is alone in the world, and they form an intense bond. And as the weeks go by, Spirit helps Ellie to discover an incredible talent that changes both their lives forever.
The Fault in Our Stars: by John Green -- Expert Book Review & Analysis
Expert Book Reviews - 2013
Green explores the relationship between 16-year-old Hazel, who trails an oxygen cart, and Augustus, a charismatic boy who lost a leg to bone cancer. The review helps readers place the couple's story in context and explore the nature of transcendent experiences. A great choice for book club discussions, John Green's novel explores classic themes regarding the value of youth and friendship and getting the most out of life. The Fault in Our Stars tells a bittersweet tale of love, and its renowned status and plans for movie adaptation foretell that the book is destined to become a classic for young adults. The comprehensive review & analysis gives buyers and potential buyers a complete synopsis (with spoiler alerts!), analysis of literary themes, information about the author, and an easy-to-read discussion of the questions and issues that the novel raises. AN INSTANT BOOK CLUB PARTY! As the book states, you can find the infinite within a finite period. John Green tells a story of relationships and the things that matter most. Read the review to decide whether to buy the book for yourself, your kids or as a gift. Don't worry about spoiling the surprise. Each Review & Analysis has a spoiler-alert section that you can skip if you prefer. If you liked John Green's Looking for Alaska or Paper Towns, you'll love The Fault in Our Stars. This Book Review & Story Analysis conveniently lays out the hidden gems: plot points you might miss, symbols that only become obvious on a second or third read-through, and themes that affect your understanding of the story. Table of Contents • Book Review • Section about author John Green • Character Reference List • Chapter-by-Chapter Plot Summary & Story Analysis • Major Themes & Symbols • Analysis of Key Characters • Book Club Discussion Questions & Responses It's like discussing the novel with your friends or going to a book club meeting. But you don't need to drive anywhere! Packaged together in a fun and entertaining format, the entire discussion is delivered instantly to your device. If you haven't read The Fault in Our Stars yet, we'll let you know what to expect with savvy analysis and an honest review. If you're already reading the novel, then we'll be your tour guide through every chapter, heightening your enjoyment at every moment of intrigue, suspense, and humor. Regardless, this is your map when you're deep in the intricate sub-plots and fascinating imagery of John Green's novel. You'll see the book in a whole new way.
Mystery of the Angry Idol
Phyllis A. Whitney - 1974
But that was before she met Neil, the good-looking boy who lived next door, and standoffish Patrick who owned a motor boat, and before she realized a dark-bearded stranger was hiding in the shrubbery, watching the house. Something very strange was going on--something to do with the fearsome looking Chinese idol in great-grandmother Althea's room. Jan was determined to discover its secret--but apparently someone else was trying to discover it too. The idol was stolen...!
The First Horse I See
Sally M. Keehn - 1999
Her grandfather warns her: don't fall in love with the first horse that you see. But Willo does--with Tess, a feisty ex-racehorse who has been mistreated by her former owners. Despite her father's doubts, Willo is convinces she can tame her. She has her trainer, Diana, and Diana's handsome and horse-smart son wants to help. But in the end, it comes down to Willo. . . . Can she handle the wild Tess alone? "Fast-moving and complex. Willo is a resilient and believable heroine with whom readers will empathize."--SLJ, starred review
Over the Moon
Jean Ure - 2006
One minute she's over the moon and the next she's down in the dumps.She's bright, attractive and twelve years old, but she has to rely on more than just her looks to get her the grades she needs to qualify for the Founder's Day dinner and dance.And what’s she going to do when her eyes mysteriously puff up? Who's going to want to take her to the dance in that state, least of all a dish like golden-haired Sun God Matt?
Zillah & Me
Helen Dunmore - 2000
Zillah is gloomy and bad-tempered and makes it clear she wants nothing to do with Katie. But Katie is curious. Why is Zillah so angry? What secrets is she keeping about her family? The two give each other one more chance -- and what develops is a friendship that surprises them both.
The Tell-Tale Con
Aimee Gilchrist - 2013
The child of con-artists, her parents have bestowed such important life lessons upon her as, "the con is in the details" and "don't steal from your friends … because they can identify you to the cops way too easily."Now her dad is in prison, her mom has become "Mystic Madam Magdala", and her biology partner, pro chess player, son of Hollywood bigwig, Harrison Poe, suddenly needs Talia's help solving a mystery in a way that only a person who understands the rules of a con can. It looks like a quick and legit way to earn some cash … until someone ups the ante with murder. Now Talia and Harrison are racing against time to find the killer before Harrison becomes the next victim.It's going to take all of Talia's skills to pull off this con … because as any good con artist can tell you, 'If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.'