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.
"Bestseller Scottoline casts an unflinching eye on the damaged world of sociopaths in this exciting thriller." -"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)"Scottoline has plenty of tricks up her sleeve." -"Booklist "(starred review)"A mounting-stakes actioner." -"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)"In a nail-biting stand-alone with two heart-pounding climaxes and several pulse-racing twists, Scottoline grabs her readers by the jugular and won't let go." -"Library Journal "(starred review)Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife Alice, he is doing his best as a single Dad to his seven-year-old daughter Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his home life, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country and Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as Eric is. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric's entire world begins to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Max has a terminally ill grandmother and is having trouble handling it. That, plus his OCD and violent thoughts about a girl he likes makes Max a high risk patient. Max can't turn off the mental rituals he needs to perform every fifteen minutes that keep him calm. With the pressure mounting, Max just might reach the breaking point. When the girl is found murdered, Max is nowhere to be found. Worried about Max, Eric goes looking for him and puts himself in danger of being seen as a "person of interest" himself. Next, one of his own staff turns on him in a trumped up charge of sexual harassment. Is this chaos all random? Or is someone systematically trying to destroy Eric's life? "New York Times "best selling author Lisa Scottoline's visceral thriller, "Every Fifteen Minutes, "brings you into the grip of a true sociopath and shows you how, in the quest to survive such ruthlessness, every minute counts.
Get straight to the heart of Shakespeare's Macbeth ; students' confidence and understanding develop faster as they explore the plot, themes and Shakespeare's language, which is supported throughout this abridged play text from Globe Education. This title: - Reduces the length of the play by a third, while preserving the intricacies of the plot, enabling students to engage with the whole story in the class time available - Builds understanding of Shakespeare's language by providing a detailed glossary alongside the text for quick and easy reference, plus a range of language-focused activities - Offers a tried-and-tested approach to introducing Shakespeare, based on Globe Education's shortened 'Playing Shakespeare' productions that have been seen and appreciated by over 150,000 students - Helps students form their own personal responses to Shakespeare's Macbeth , stimulated by stunning photographs from Globe productions and questions that reflect on context, characters and themes - Lays the foundations for GCSE success by including activities that target the skills needed for the assessment objectives Free teacher support Shorter Shakespeare: Macbeth is supported by free online teaching resources for each scene: - Teaching notes with guidance on how to approach the scene - Practical group activities to use in the classroom - Questions on language, context, themes, character and performance - Web links to extra resources including photographs from Globe productions, interviews with actors and contextual information This title is also accompanied by 10 video clips from Globe Education's shortened 'Playing Shakespeare' production of Macbeth .
Lyris Radleck's normal school life is turned on its head when she learns that she's only half human. Worse, she has a destiny she never asked for and doesn't want: to save Dandelorn, her father's world, from a desolate fate at the hands of a vengeful goblin. Lyris refuses her assignment until a heart-wrenching event changes her mind. Lyris is challenged to survive in a natural world without stores or cellphone coverage - let alone electricity or running water. Plus, Lyris' older cousin Darla, who's completely human, has dropped into Dandelorn behind her, and Lyris is faced with the task of sending her home. However, Darla has fallen in love with the debonaire goblin and no longer wants to be rescued. Proving that the goblin would not only ruin Dandelorn - and the Earthworld - but her life as well, becomes Lyris' biggest challenge. Only wits and strength of character will make a difference and protect her from her darkest foe: herself.Excerpt...Darla stopped short, her face one big scowl. Dirt smudged her cheeks; water dripped from her hair; her sopping, navy skirt clung to her legs; and her mud-stained blouse had lost even every hint of its former whiteness. "What have you done, Lyris? Where are we?" Her voice wobbled, and I could tell there would be tears any second. "We're in Dandelorn. Where have you been? I've looked for you all day." Should I hug her or something? Not convinced that it would help, I just added, "I'm... so glad you're okay."With trembling fingers, she raked aside a clump of hair matted against her forehead. "If you really want to know, I... I woke up to cats screaming. Hundreds of them. I couldn't see them but they must've been... huge. Since then, I've been walking through a jungle... for hours. And I just fell into a pond of scummy water." She grabbed the edge of her skirt. "Just look at me! I'm covered in mud!""What happened to your blazer?""It... it must've come off inside that tornado.""Portal.""Whatever." She clutched the blue stones around her throat. "I keep seeing these funny bugs flying around... and...and there's a jaguar back there. And something else... like out of a nightmare. A scarlet animal... sort of. Horrible looking. Its fingertip lit up and twirled at me." A monster-in-the-closet type of fear glimmered in her eyes.Could only be Urzik. In which case, he was the one who'd zapped my friend Tam. "W-hat did you do?""Pushed him into the pond. He screamed, and so I ran." She slapped the mud on her blouse. "I thought I was gonna be lost in this awful place forever. When do we leave?"I suppose I couldn't expect her to say, "Gee, Lyris. Sorry I thought you were talking crazy." But it would've been nice. I scratched the itchy mark on my arm. "I tried to tell you that I was go-" "Where's a place to clean up. Where's the restroom?" We'd need to ease into this.