Connor's grandmother left his dad a letter when she died, and her confession shook their tight-knit Italian-American family: the man who raised Dad was not his birth father. The only clues to this birth father's identity are a class ring and a pair of pilot's wings, and Connor takes it upon himself to investigate. The pursuit becomes even more pressing when Dad is hospitalized after a stroke. What Connor discovers will lead him and his father to a new, richer understanding of race, identity, and each other.
"Billy Zeets has a story to tell. About being a vandal and petty thief. About missing boys and an elusive killer. And about what happens if a boy who breaks all the rules is the only person who can piece together the truth. A gripping tale of redemption, Henry Turner<U+2019>s powerful debut novel comes vividly to life through the unique voice of Billy Zeets, a hero as unlikely as he is unforgettable."-- Provided by publisher.
When word gets out that seventeen-year-old Mercedes has been sleeping with virgins so they can give their girlfriends the perfect first time she never had, she must salvage her reputation and determine where her heart belongs.
Gaining instant celebrity after being discovered on a TV talent show, rock singer Chelsea endures the disdain of her bandmates and ambivalently pursues a relationship with a teen heartthrob during a summer tour that could make or break her career.
After her mother is arrested, fifteen-year-old Dess is sent to live with the foster family that took in her baby brother several years before, and although she and her new foster sister, Hope, clash immediately, they soon realize they have much in common.
After a party gets raided by the police, four teenagers who barely know each other find themselves on the run in a car with a trunk full of stolen drugs--and in the next few hours they will make decisions that will determine the course of the rest of their lives.
When Evan's father dies suddenly, he finds the book his father had been reading, a diary of a Japanese soldier stranded on a Pacific Island during World War II. There was also an American soldier stranded there.
Chosen to be their queen, Elli grows up surrounded by luxury only to be banished when she fails to inherit essential magic, a situation that leads to devastating revelations about her world's magic and the role Elli was meant to play.
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Living an isolated life in their strict father's parsonage out on the English moors, the Brontë siblings have always been inseparable, their vivid imaginations actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gonday, but when Branwell begins to slip into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as their characters--the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna--refuse to let them go.