Young Adult Fiction

The Nine Lives of Chloe King

Author: Liz Braswell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 784

View: 129

Chloe King is a seemingly normal girl. She goes to class (most of the time), fights with her mom, and crushes on a boy…or two. But around her sixteenth birthday, Chloe finds that perhaps she isn’t so normal after all. There’s the heightened night vision, the superfast reflexes—oh, and the claws. As Chloe discovers who she is—and where she comes from—it is clear she is not alone. Someone is trying to get her. And they will stop at nothing until they do. Chloe has nine lives…but will nine be enough? First released as a trilogy in 2004, this bind-up edition arrives just as the new ABC Family original series The Nine Lives of Chloe King, based closely on the original novels, premieres in June 2011.
Juvenile Fiction

The Fallen

Author: Liz Braswell

Publisher: Simon Pulse

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 521

Chloe King is a normal girl. She goes to class (most of the time), fights with her mom, and crushes on a boy…or two. But around her sixteenth birthday, Chloe finds that perhaps she isn’t so normal after all. There’s the heightened night vision, the super fast reflexes – oh, and the claws. As she discovers who she is – and where she comes from – it is clear she is not alone. And someone is trying to get her. Chloe has nine lives. But will nine be enough?
Performing Arts

Bewitched Again

Author: Julie D. O’Reilly

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 210

Starting in 1996, U.S. television saw an influx of superhuman female characters who could materialize objects like Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, defeat evil like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and have premonitions like Charmed’s Phoebe. The extraordinary abilities of these women showed resistance to traditional gender roles, although these characters experienced infringements on their abilities in ways superpowered men did not. Supernaturally powerful women and girls have remained on television, including the heavenly connected Grace (of Saving Grace), telepathic Sookie (of True Blood), and magical Cassie (of The Secret Circle). These more recent characters also face numerous constraints on their powers. As a result, superpowers become a narrative technique to diminish these characters, a technique that began with television’s first superpowered woman, Samantha (of Bewitched). They all illustrate a paradox of women’s power: are these characters ever truly powerful, much less superpowerful, if they cannot use their abilities fully? The superwoman has endured as a metaphor for women trying to “have it all”; therefore, the travails of these television examples parallel those of their off-screen counterparts.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Quick and Popular Reads for Teens

Author: Pam Spencer Holley

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

View: 427

Collects ten years of the "Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults" and "Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers" lists, organized by both author and theme.
Juvenile Fiction

The Chosen

Author: Celia Thomson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 899

CHLOE KING MAY BE THE ONE. Despite a rocky few weeks, Chloe King is starting to get it. She's figured out who she is (a girl with catlike superpowers), where she belongs (at home with Mom), and what she wants to do (chill with her friends). Yes, she's got funky superpowers, and yes, two rival groups think she's some "chosen" leader. But no, she's not buying all that ancient-warrior crap. And she's definitely not developing a superhero alter ego like in those old comic books. For Chloe, being the One means she can have whatever she wants -- i.e., more goof-off time and fewer "cat people" conventions. Then she finds her friend bleeding in an alley. All at once Chloe realizes that the years of bloodshed are not over. In fact, they never will be. The Mai and the Tenth Blade are going to persist in their dangerous rivalry. Unless Chloe accepts her destiny -- and takes control.
Performing Arts

ABC Family to Freeform TV

Author: Emily L. Newman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 559

Launched in 1977 by the Christian Broadcasting Service (originally associated with Pat Robertson), the ABC Family/Freeform network has gone through a number of changes in name and ownership. Over the past decade, the network—now owned by Disney—has redefined “family programming” for its targeted 14- to 34-year-old demographic, addressing topics like lesbian and gay parenting, postfeminism and changing perceptions of women, the issue of race in the U.S., and the status of disability in American culture. This collection of new essays examines the network from a variety of perspectives, with a focus on inclusive programming that has created a space for underrepresented communities like transgender youth, overweight teens, and the deaf.
Juvenile Fiction

Rx

Author: Tracy Lynn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 468

Determined to get the grades she needs, Thyme Gilcrest uses a friend's Ritalin to help her get through crunch time, yet realizing the great effects, a one-time event leads into a full-blown addiction and soon Thyme is the ringleader for a prescription drug trade in her circle of overachieving friends. Original.
Juvenile Fiction

Fake

Author: Francine Pascal

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 336

I like staying with Skyler. It feels safe. Secure. Worry free. The perfect situation, really. Now he’s forbidden me to leave the house. I like that, too. Because Skyler always has my best interests in mind.
Juvenile Fiction

The Fallen

Author: Celia Thomson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 404

Chloe King was a normal sixteen-year-old girl. She did her homework and got good grades, but she wasn't afraid to ditch class sometimes to hang out with her best friends. She slept at home, but otherwise avoided all human contact with her mom. The usual stuff. Then she fell from San Francisco's highest tower, and her life changed. For starters, she died. And then, she woke up. Now Chloe's life is anything but normal: Suddenly guys are prowling around her, she's growing claws, and someone's trying to kill her. Luckily for Chloe, she still has eight lives to go.
Juvenile Fiction

Darkest Fear

Author: Cate Tiernan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 385

"After the death of her parents, Vivi reunites with her long-lost family and learns more about her heritage as a haguara--a person who can shapeshift into a jaguar"--