YA eBook of The Day
The first ten lies they tell you in high school.
“Speak up for yourself–we want to know what you have to say.” From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson’s powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself.
Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature.
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Sasha and his Red Leash: A picture book about safety and fun for dogs lovers (The secret Diary of a Lucky Pup 1)
Meet Sasha, a Lucky Puppy with a Mind of his Own!
“A book that’s sure to attract young readers, featuring a charismatic pooch and a likable owner.” – Kirkus Reviews
Sasha is a curious, free-spirited little puppy that is always up for another exciting adventure!
He has a wonderful home with his pet-friendly family and his loving caretaker, nick-named Big Boss Bob, who takes him on long walks, gives him yummy treats, and plays with him every day.
But Sasha’s near-perfect life is ruined by his awful red leash that restricts his freedom and spoils his joy!
“But there’s one thing that isn’t fair, It’s this RED LEASH I have to wear. And when it slides around my head, I wish I were a bird instead!”
Can Sasha fix his troubled relationship with his red leash?
This charming picture book teaches your little ones valuable lessons about safety and how to be a good pet-owner.