• Deux étrangers. Deux secrets. 36 questions pour tomber amoureux.
    L'amour peut-il être provoqué ? Tel est le sujet de l'étude à laquelle participent Hildy, 17 ans, qui cherche à se lancer un défi, et Paul, 19 ans, qui n'est là que pour les quarante dollars qu'il peut empocher. Ils ne se sont jamais vus et vont devoir se poser 36 questions pour apprendre à se connaître comme " Quel est ton pire souvenir ? ", " Quelle place a l'amour dans ta vie ? " ou encore " Quelle relation as-tu avec ta mère ? ".
    Ensemble, au fil de ce questionnaire, ils vont rire et pleurer, se mentir et apprendre à se connaître. Mais aussi découvrir tous les secrets douloureux que chacun essayait de garder enfouis. Cela suffira-t-il pour faire naître l'amour entre eux ?

  • Inspired by the real psychology study popularized by the New York Times and its "Modern Love" column, this contemporary YA is perfect for fans of Eleanor and Park.
    Two random strangers. Two secrets. Thirty-six questions to make them fall in love.
    Hildy and Paul each have their own reasons for joining the university psychology study that asks the simple question: Can love be engineered?
    The study consists of 36 questions, ranging from "What is your most terrible memory?" to "When did you last sing to yourself?" By the time Hildy and Paul have made it to the end of the questionnaire, they've laughed and cried and lied and thrown things and run away and come back and driven each other almost crazy. They've also each discovered the painful secret the other was trying so hard to hide. But have they fallen in love?
    Told in the language of modern romance--texting, Q&A, IM--and punctuated by Paul's sketches, this clever high-concept YA is full of humor and heart. As soon as you've finished reading, you'll be searching for your own stranger to ask the 36 questions. Maybe you'll even fall in love.
    Rights have sold in 19 territories!

  • Telly Mercer is shy and quiet, used to living in the shadow of her older sister, Bess. Then she finds herself on the set of a puppet show, staying out of the way of her overstressed aunt Kathleen. One evening she makes a surprising discovery that launches her on an adventure with an unpredictable and angry puppet.

  • Frances trabaja en el turno de la noche en la tienda local de abarrotes, dividiendo su tiempo entre llenar los anaqueles y trabajar en su arte. Una noche, su rutina se rompe cuando Devin entra a la tienda. Devin le dice que es el hijo de un famoso artista local y le ofrece darle su opinión sobre sus dibujos. A pesar de que Devin parece saber demasiado de ella, Frances decide, contra los consejos de su novio, que Devin es raro pero inofensivo. Cuando Frances se da cuenta al fin de que está en peligro, Devin ya está completamente obsesionado con ella y convencido de que si él no puede tenerla, no será de nadie más. Frances se verá obligada a usar toda su fuerza para escapar de Devin.
    Frances works the night shift at a local convenience store, dividing her time between restocking shelves and working on her art. Her routine is broken one night when Devin comes into the store. He claims to be the son of a famous local artist and offers her advice on her drawings. Although he seems to know way too much about her, Frances decides, against the advice of her boyfriend, that he is odd but harmless. By the time she realizes the danger she is in, Devin is completely obsessed with her and convinced that if he can't have her, no one will. Frances will be forced to use all her strength to escape from Devin.

  • Ria es bonita, rica, delgada y popular. Si sólo la conocieras de la escuela, pensarías que tiene una vida de ensueño. Pero de repente todo cambia para ella. El matrimonio supuestamente perfecto de sus padres se ha roto y antes de que Ria tenga tiempo de hacerse a la idea, su padre desaparece en un accidente aéreo. Y todo empeora cuando empiezan los rumores de que tal vez él no era el hombre-ni el padre-que todos creían. Ria decide que tiene que tomar medidas desesperadas para protegerse a sí misma, a su hermano menor y la reputación de su padre.

    Ria is rich, slim, pretty, popular. You'd think she led a charmed life-and until recently you'd have been right. But her situation has taken a sudden, unfortunate change. Her parents' seemingly perfect marriage has broken up, and before she's had a chance to absorb the blow, her beloved father disappears in a plane crash. What's worse, rumors begin to surface that he may have perpetrated a multimillion-dollar investment scam and everybody-Ria's mother, her best friends, even her boyfriend-believes them. Ria sees no choice but to take her little brother and run. She vows to keep the memory of her father alive. Soon, though, she begins to wonder: is her memory playing tricks on her-or is he?

  • Ria est riche, mince, jolie et populaire. Ses amies pensent qu'elle mène la vie rêvée. Mais sa situation a pris un tournant malencontreux. Ses parents se séparent et, avant qu'elle ait pu absorber le choc de cette nouvelle, son père bien-aimé disparaît dans un accident d'avion. Et comme si ça ne suffisait pas, des rumeurs circulent à l'effet que son père ne serait pas le héros que l'on croyait. Ria décide de prendre les grands moyens pour se protéger, ainsi que son jeune frère, et défendre la réputation de son père.
    Ria is rich, slim, pretty, popular. If you only knew her at school, you'd think she led a charmed life-and until recently you'd have been right. But her situation has taken a sudden, unfortunate change. Her parents' seemingly perfect marriage has broken up, and before she's had a chance to absorb the blow, her beloved father disappears in a plane crash. What's worse, rumors begin to surface that he may have perpetrated a multimillion-dollar investment scam and everybody-Ria's mother, her best friends, even her boyfriend-believes them. Ria sees no choice but to take her little brother and run. She vows to keep the memory of her father alive. Soon, though, she begins to wonder: is her memory playing tricks on her-or is he?

  • Dan Hogg is thrilled when his uncle offers him some work at a food fair, because he wants money to hire a professional trainer to help him with his scrawny physique. His excitement vanishes when he learns that the job is dressing up in a hotdog costume and handing out samples. Every dark cloud has its silver lining, Dan discovers, when he, or rather Frank Lee Better, his mascot persona, gains the attention of a pretty girl named Brooke. The attention is great until Dan finds himself under attack from Cupcake Katie and a mysterious guy with a strange interest in Brooke. It's not until he's huddling in a bathroom in nothing but his tight white underwear that Dan begins to suspect Brooke's attention might be too good to be true.

  • Res Judicata

    Vicki Grant

    Cyril MacIntyre, son of firebrand lawyer Andy MacIntyre, smells something fishy about one of his mother's cases. And it's not just that there are sea lice in the coffee. When Cyril starts investigating the death of a millionaire inventor, he gives a whole new meaning to the term "legal aid." Long on smarts and short on—well, just plain short, Cyril tangles with deranged criminals, indulges in a little bit of B & E and confronts the scariest person in the world—his mother.

  • Small Bones

    Vicki Grant

    Dot, whose name reflects her stature, has always had big dreams-but her dreams have to be put on hold while she searches for the truth about her parents. She gets a job as a seamstress at a lakeside resort in rural Ontario and falls hard for Eddie, a charming local boy who is equal parts helpful and distracting as Dot investigates her past. Searching for answers to questions about her birth, Dot learns more than she ever wanted to about the terrible effects of war, the legacy of deceit-and the enduring nature of love.
    Part of the SECRETS-a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order.

  • Quid Pro Quo is a high-stakes, fast-moving legal thriller about real people, and funny people at that. Cyril MacIntyre's mother is a twenty-eight-year-old ex-street kid who drags her son to all her law school classes, then proceeds to get herself kidnapped. That aside, Cyril's life isn't too different from that of other thirteen-year-olds. He has all the usual adolescent issues to deal with: parent problems, self-esteem problems, skin, hair and girl problems. He just has legal problems too. And he's got to solve them if he wants to save his mother's life.

  • Mick decides that his long-term relationship with Jade is finally over. After ending it, he realizes the hardest part will be saying goodbye to her little brother, Gavin, who suffers from severe migraines. Mick's friends suspect that Jade's constant calls for help are just too convenient to be real. What are the chances Gavin would relapse every time Mick is out with someone new? Mick admits they're not very good—but he's seen the boy. A four-year-old can't fake an illness like that. Turns out both Mick and his friends are right.

  • Frances works the night shift at a local convenience store, dividing her time between restocking shelves and working on her art. Her routine is broken one night when Devin comes into the store. He claims to be the son of a famous local artist and offers her advice on her drawings. Although he seems to know way too much about her, Frances decides, against the advice of her boyfriend, that he is odd but harmless. By the time she realizes the danger she is in, Devin is completely obsessed with her and convinced that if he can't have her, no one will. Frances will be forced to use all her strength to escape from Devin.
    Also available in Spanish.

  • Dan appréhende l'ennuyeuse sortie scolaire dans une ferme historique éloignée. Pas tant à cause du fumier que du fait que le fermier élève des porcs. Les porcs s'appellent aussi des cochons et le nom de famille de Dan est Cauchon. Déjà en butte aux moqueries, Dan se cuirasse contre l'épreuve anticipée. Mais il n'a pas prévu l'apparition d'un inquiétant fermier tatoué, la disparition mystérieuse de son enseignante ou les menaces de mort contre ses camarades. Et encore moins qu'il sera seul à pouvoir les sauver.
    Dan is not sure he'll survive the boring field trip to a remote heritage farm. How could a place with no running water, telephone or electricity be anything but dull? To top it all off, the farmer knows nothing about farming and is angry about having to conduct the tour. When Dan sneaks back to the school bus, he discovers the driver and teacher have been bound and gagged. Who is this "farmer" anyway, and will Dan be able to find help in time?

  • Ria is rich, slim, pretty, popular. If you only knew her at school, you'd think she led a charmed life-and until recently you'd have been right. But her situation has taken a sudden, unfortunate change. Her parents' seemingly perfect marriage has broken up, and before she's had a chance to absorb the blow, her beloved father disappears in a plane crash. What's worse, rumors begin to surface that he may have perpetrated a multimillion-dollar investment scam and everybody-Ria's mother, her best friends, even her boyfriend-believes them. Ria sees no choice but to take her little brother and run. She vows to keep the memory of her father alive. Soon, though, she begins to wonder: is her memory playing tricks on her-or is he?
    Also available in Spanish or French.

  • Dan is not sure he'll survive the boring field trip to a remote heritage farm. How could a place with no running water, telephone or electricity be anything but dull? The farmer knows nothing about farming and is angry about having to conduct the tour. And what's with his tattoo? The teacher requests a private word with the farmer and then mysteriously disappears. After a messy attack of allergies, Dan is excused to find a tissue. He sneaks back to the school bus and discovers the driver and teacher have been bound and gagged. The farmer is really an escaped convict with nasty plans. Will Dan be able to find help in time?
    Also available in French.

  • I.D.

    Vicki Grant

    When Chris finds a wallet on the street he tries to return it to its owner. In trouble at home and at school, he is struggling to do the right thing. However, as circumstances slowly start unraveling and his whole life appears headed down the drain, Chris realizes that the person who owns the wallet looks a lot like him and has a life he would do almost anything for. What if he switched identities? What if he became someone else?
    Also available in Spanish.

  • Paddy loves his family, all except for his annoying stepfather Anthony. When they have a discussion about his future, Paddy overreacts and threatens to join the army. Unable to back down, he finds he is alienating everyone around him. And when he takes the physical exam and learns his blood type, his world starts to crumble and he starts to question everything he thought he knew.

  • Emery's neighbor, Richard, is the kind of kid who gets under your skin. When Richard suggests a game of "Nicky Nicky Nine Doors," Emery can't come up with a good excuse not to play. Using chocolate bars as "stunt poo," the boys start playing the classic prank of the burning bag on the doorstep, but this game has a modern twist. They videotape their neighbors' reactions. The naked guy and the man in the apron are highly entertaining, but Emery starts to get cold feet when another neighbor is reduced to tears. Emery wants out, but he's not sure how to stop the game without losing face. Soon the game gets serious, and Emery has a lot more to worry about than his reputation.

  • After a big fight with his wife, Rupert's grandfather, known to everyone as Gump, packs up and moves into Gentle Breezes Nudist Community for Active Seniors.
    Thirteen-year-old Rupert is sent in to talk some sense into him. While he's there, Rupert accidentally lets Gump's dog, Wayne, escape. Gump is frantic. Wayne is blind and tends to panic. Rupert and his grandfather set out to search the woods, and soon they are lost too. Aside from an apron, Gump is butt naked, and without his phone, Rupert feels naked too.
    The only way they are going to get out of this mess is by working together.

  • Cuando Chris encuentra una billetera en la calle, trata enseguida de encontrar a su dueño y devolverla. A pesar de que está pasando por problemas en casa y en la escuela, quiere hacer lo correcto. Sin embargo, todo comienza a complicarse y parece que su vida entera se va a derrumbar, y es entonces cuando Chris de da cuenta de que el dueño de la billetera se parece mucho a él y tiene una vida por la que Chris darIa cualquier cosa. ¿Y si asumiera su identidad? ¿Qué pasaría si pudiera convertirse en otra persona?
    When Chris finds a wallet on the street, he tries to return it to its owner. In trouble at home and at school, he is struggling to do the right thing. However, as circumstances slowly start unraveling and his whole life appears headed down the drain, Chris realizes that the person who owns the wallet looks a lot like him and has a life he would do almost anything for. What if he switched identities? What if he became someone else?

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