Set in the same world as The Promise of Amazing , this smart, surprising, and romantic follow-up to Robin Constantine's debut novel follows two New Jersey teens as they become friends and fall in love. Perfect for fans of Sarah Mlynowski, Jenny Han, and Morgan Matson. Madison Pryce thinks she's got everything figured outshe's working on a portfolio for a summer art program and hanging with her friends. Plus she has her hot boyfriend, Zach. But then a visit from a family friend turns Maddie's life upside down. Jesse McMann is still reeling from a breakup that shattered his heart and his band. Then pride (and some goading from his bass player and fellow barista) forces him to find a new drummerand the inspiration to write music again. Kismet arrives in the unlikely form of Grayson Barrett, who tries out for Jesse's band, and whose girlfriend is BFFs with the cute girl who orders a chai latte after yoga every Thursday: Maddie. What Jesse and Maddie thought they knew about the secrets of attraction and the rules of romance changes once they start falling for each other.
Terror. Anger. Revenge. Murder. Dogged Meanness. Suspense. Love. Respect. Responsibility. Family. Joy. This book has all of these, plus much more. It has the attributes a young boy or girl look for in a book. It's a real page turner written from the viewpoint of Betty Jane, a sixth grade student. This book for young adults deals with how life was lived in the mid 20th century (1940's) before modern conveniences came to a small rural farm community in the South. The main focus of the story involves two 12 year old girls who are in the sixth grade in a small one-room schoolhouse. Their friend's father, Mr. T.J. Looney, is killed for no apparent reason. The two girls set about trying to find out why this happened. In the process, they stumble upon a deadly killer who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. This involves "punishing" these girls and their families for exposing him. While the main theme of the story is on the killer and his antics, the story also has many other situations which need to be resolved. These events range from being heart-rending to amusing. There are real life lessons to be learned in this story. There are decisions to be made which test the metal of the people in this hillbilly community. The book is entertaining and inspiring. There is no end of excitement and intrigue in this book. Plus, the book confronts many modern day challenges students face in today's world. Challenges on how to behave in an honest and forthright manner.
Operation KE explores the air combat that attended the Japanese evacuation of Guadalcanal in early 1943a topic which has hitherto received very little attention. Operation KE was successful largely because Japanese strategic planning and tactical execution was basically sound. The traditional view holds that the Japanese got away with the initiative largely because the Americans let them; the U.S. Pacific high command felt it was not worth the effort to try and stop them. The authors contend that this was not entirely the case. They argue that the Cactus Air Force and Guadalcanal-based naval units did their best to disrupt the evacuation, still believing that the Tokyo Express was bringing reinforcements and supplies to the 17th Army. Other US forces in the South Pacific did make a half-hearted and questionably-executed attempt to stop the Japanese, but were bluffed into adopting a "wait-and-see" posture. Operation KE focuses on the air war fought between the Cactus and US 13th Air Forces on the one hand and the Japanese Navy and Army Air Forces on the other, from mid-December, 1942 to mid-February, 1943. The book scrutinizes the US air strikes against the six KE-related Tokyo Express destroyer runs, plus related air strikes against the Japanese merchant marine, as well as air and naval base-suppression missions undertaken by both sides, to determine what actually happened in order to analyze why the Japanese evacuation succeeded and why Cactus failed to stop it. Background chapters attempt to assess the respective states of readiness of the Japanese and US air arms in the South Pacific to support on the one hand and counter on the other the execution of Operation KE. The central portion of the book narrates in some detail what actually occurred in the air and at sea -- including air strikes, fighter sweeps, base suppression missions, and naval sorties -- during the crucial prelude to and the actual playing out of the interrelated events that comprised the evacuation operation. Concluding chapters analyze, on both strategic and tactical levels, the Japanese planning and execution of Operation KE, and Cactus' initiatives to interdict KE's successful prosecution. The authors conclude that both the Japanese and the American states of readiness on the eve of Operation KE suffered in such matters as optimizing both resources and operating procedures, and combating a hostile environment. Consequently, both combatants were somewhat handicapped in their abilities respectively to carry out and contest Operation KE. The author contends that the Japanese developed a reasonably sound strategy that exploited those methods and tools of war then in use in the South Pacific; to achieve success, they maximized their own strengths while taking advantage of their adversary's limitations. Contrary to the traditional view, the authors are of the opinion that Japanese utilization of their newly-built airstrip at Munda in the Central Solomons playe
Cross Stitch Plus: Beadwork, Counted Satin Stitch, Ribbon Embroidery, Blackwork, Withdrawn and Pulled Work and Hardanger
Expand your range Add beadwork, blackwork, ribbon embroidery, hardanger, counted satin stitch, and withdrawn-and-pulled work to your cross stitch for wonderful new effects. Achieve stunning results by adding velvet ribbon and counted satin stitching to a pillow. Make a robe and slipper set with beads and a rose design. Embroider an angel in a shimmering starry sky to watch over you. A child's bedspread features adorable mice, hearts, and daisies made from bows. Each chapter starts with a simple project; as your skills improve, try the harder ones. Your confidence and your ability will grow A Main Selection of BOMC's Crafters Choice Book Club.