A Guerra que Salvou a Minha Vida é um daqueles romances que você lê com um nó no peito, sorrisos no rosto e – entre um parágrafo e outro – lagrimas nos olhos. Uma obra sobre as muitas batalhas que precisamos vencer para conquistar nosso lugar no mundo. Ada tem dez anos (ao menos é o que ela acha). A menina nunca saiu de casa, para não envergonhar a mãe na frente dos outros. Da janela, vê o irmão brincar, correr, pular – coisas que qualquer criança sabe fazer. Qualquer criança que não tenha nascido com um "pé torto" como o seu. Trancada num apartamento, Ada cuida da casa e do irmão sozinha, além de ter que escapar dos maus-tratos diários que sofre da mãe. Ainda bem que há uma guerra se aproximando. Os possíveis bombardeios de Hitler são a oportunidade perfeita para Ada e o caçula Jamie deixarem Londres e partirem para o interior, em busca de uma vida melhor. Combinando a ternura de Em Algum Lugar Nas Estrelas, outro título da coleção DarkLove, com a realidade angustiante de O Diário de Anne Frank, A Guerra que Salvou a Minha Vida apresenta uma perspectiva da Segunda Guerra Mundial vista pelos olhos de uma menina que se transforma em refugiada no seu próprio país. Mais uma oportunidade perfeita para emocionar corações de todas as idades e relembrar os valores do companheirismo e da amizade em todos os momentos da nossa vida. Vencedor do Newbery Honor Award, primeiro lugar na lista dos mais vendidos do New York Times e adotado em diversas escolas nos Estados Unidos. "Dolorosamente adorável." – The Wall Street Journal
Author: Clare Vanderpool
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
"Odyssey-like adventure of two boys' incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters"--
Okay for Now
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2011 National Book Award Finalist As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him. So begins a coming-of-age masterwork full of equal parts comedy and tragedy from Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt. As Doug struggles to be more than the “skinny thug” that his teachers and the police think him to be, he finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer—a fiery young lady who “smelled like daisies would smell if they were growing in a big field under a clearing sky after a rain.” In Lil, Doug finds the strength to endure an abusive father, the suspicions of a whole town, and the return of his oldest brother, forever scarred, from Vietnam. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon’s birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage. In this stunning novel, Schmidt expertly weaves multiple themes of loss and recovery in a story teeming with distinctive, unusual characters and invaluable lessons about love, creativity, and survival.
Queen of Babble
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Harper Collins
Lizzie Nichols has a problem: she can't keep anything to herself. And when she opens her big mouth on a trip to London, her good intentions get her long-distance beau, Andrew, in major hot water. Now she's stuck in England with no boyfriend and no place to stay until the departure date on her nonrefundable airline ticket. Fortunately, Lizzie's best friend and college roommate, Shari, is spending her summer catering weddings in a sixteenth-century château in southern France. Who cares if Lizzie's never traveled alone in her life and only speaks rudimentary French? She's off to Souillac to lend a helping hand! One glimpse of gorgeous Château Mirac—and of gorgeous Luke, the son of the château's owner—and Lizzie's smitten. But thanks to her chronic inability to keep a secret, before the first cork has been popped Luke hates her, the bride is in tears, and Château Mirac is on the road to becoming a lipo-recovery spa. Add to that the arrival of ex-beau Andrew, who's looking for "closure" (or at least a loan), and everything—including Lizzie's shot at true love—is in la toilette . . . unless she can figure out some way to use her big mouth to save the day.
Author: William Ritter
Publisher: Algonquin Books
“Miss Rook, I am not an occultist,” Jackaby said. “I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion--and there are many illusions. All the world's a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat in the house with a view behind the curtain.” A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2014 #3 on the Fall 14 Kids' Indie Next List A PNBA Best Book of 2014 Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job,Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary--including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby's assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it's an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it's a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police--with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane--deny. Doctor Who meets Sherlock in a debut novel, the first in a series, brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre. “The rich world of this debut demands sequels.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
A fictionalized look at the last twenty years of Thomas Jefferson's life at Monticello through the eyes of three of his slaves, two of whom were his sons by his slave, Sally Hemings.
From one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists, a stunningly insightful, emotionally powerful new novel about an outsider haunted by an inescapable past: a story of loneliness and survival, guilt and loss, and the power of forgiveness. Jake Whyte is living on her own in an old farmhouse on a craggy British island, a place of ceaseless rain and battering wind. Her disobedient collie, Dog, and a flock of sheep are her sole companions, which is how she wants it to be. But every few nights something—or someone—picks off one of the sheep and sounds a new deep pulse of terror. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, and rumors of an obscure, formidable beast. And there is also Jake’s past, hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, held in the silences about her family and the scars that stripe her back—a past that threatens to break into the present. With exceptional artistry and empathy, All the Birds, Singing reveals an isolated life in all its struggles and stubborn hopes, unexpected beauty, and hard-won redemption. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
The War I Finally Won
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
A New York Times bestseller Like the classic heroines of Sarah, Plain and Tall, Little Women, and Anne of Green Gables, Ada is a fighter for the ages. Her triumphant World War II journey continues in this sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning The War that Saved My Life When Ada's clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she's not what her mother said she was--damaged, deranged, crippled mentally as well as physically. She's not a daughter anymore, either. Who is she now? World War II rages on, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, move with their guardian, Susan, into a cottage with the iron-faced Lady Thorton and her daughter, Maggie. Life in the crowded home is tense. Then Ruth moves in. Ruth, a Jewish girl, from Germany. A German? Could Ruth be a spy? As the fallout from war intensifies, calamity creeps closer, and life during wartime grows even more complicated. Who will Ada decide to be? How can she keep fighting? And who will she struggle to save? Ada's first story, The War that Saved My Life, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and won a Newbery Honor, the Schneider Family Book Award, and the Josette Frank Award, in addition to appearing on multiple best-of-the-year lists. This second masterwork of historical fiction continues Ada's journey of family, faith, and identity, showing us that real freedom is not just the ability to choose, but the courage to make the right choice. "Honest . . . Daring." --The New York Times "Stunning." --The Washington Post ★ "Ada is for the ages--as is this book. Wonderful." --Kirkus, starred review ★ "Fans of the first book will love the sequel even more." --SLJ, starred review ★ "Bradley sweeps us up . . . even as she moves us to tears." --The Horn Book, starred review ★ "Perceptive . . . satisfying . . . will stay with readers." --PW, starred review "Beautiful." --HuffPost
A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 'A quietly profound, humane tour de force' Guardian The beloved debut novel that will restore your faith in humanity #SmallAngryPlanet When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The ship, which has seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past. But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants. Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years... if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful. But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed. PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS 'Never less than deeply involving' DAILY MAIL 'Explores the quieter side of sci-fi while still wowing us with daring leaps of imagination' iBOOKS 'So much fun to read' HEAT 'Chambers is simply an exceptional talent, quietly and beautifully redefining the space opera' TOR.COM 'The most fun that I've had with a novel in a long, long time' iO9
Stephen King, a biografia
Author: Lisa Rogak
Publisher: Darkside Entretenimento LTDA
A biografia de um dos escritores mais populares e intrigantes do mundo. Com mais de 300 milhões de livros vendidos e mais de 50 prêmios por suas obras, Stephen King tornou-se parte da história da cultura pop, reverenciado por críticos e milhões de fãs em todo o planeta. Mas quem é o homem por trás de clássicos do terror, suspense e sobrenatural como "O Iluminado", "Carrie, a Estranha" e "A Zona Morta"? De onde vêm os seus fantasmas? O que assombra e inspira o homem que assusta e fascina tanta gente pelo mundo afora? E o que o leva a continuar a escrever, em ritmo alucinante, após uma carreira de quase quatro décadas? Nesta obra indicada ao Prêmio Edgar Allan Poe de Melhor Biografia, a jornalista Lisa Rogak nos conduz, com rigor e cuidado, pelo universo peculiar de Stephen King. Reconstitui sua infância difícil - marcada pelo ausência do pai -, revela seus medos, resgata os primeiros contatos do jovem king com a escrita e sua luta contra a dependência química. Uma saga impressionante da pobreza à fortuna, da solidão à consagração. "Stephen King - A Biografia - Coração Assombrado" é uma aula sobre como encarar os monstros e fantasmas da vida real e dominá-los na ficção.
Author: Andrew Pyper
Attorney Bartholomew Crane doesn't belong in the small town of Murdoch. And the town of Murdoch doesn't want him there. Even Crane's client, a teacher accused of killing two girls, his own students, doesn't seem to care if Crane gets him off or not. But Bartholomew Crane has come to Murdoch to try his first murder case -- and he intends to win at all costs. That is, until the case takes an unexpected turn. For as Crane begins to piece together a defense for his client, he finds himself being drawn into a bizarre legend at the heart of the town's history -- a legend that is slowly coming alive before his eyes. Unnerved by visions he sees on Murdoch's dark streets, by the ringing of a telephone down the deserted hallway of his hotel, Crane is beginning to suspect that what is happening to him is happening for a reason. And that the two lost girls of Murdoch may be intricately tied to the town's shameful history ... and to a dark episode in his own long-forgotten past. From the Paperback edition.
From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand comes a gorgeous, heart-wrenching novel of love and loss, which ALA Booklist called "both shatteringly painful and bright with life and hope" in a starred review. Since her brother, Tyler, committed suicide, Lex has been trying to keep her grief locked away, and to forget about what happened that night. But as she starts putting her life, her family, and her friendships back together, Lex is haunted by a secret she hasn't told anyone—a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything. In the tradition of Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, Gayle Forman's If I Stay, and Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a thoughtful and deeply affecting novel that will change the way you look at life and death.
Author: John T. Whitehead, Kimberly D. Dodson, Bradley D. Edwards
Corrections: Exploring Crime, Punishment, and Justice in America provides a thorough introduction to the topic of corrections in America. In addition to providing complete coverage of the history and structure of corrections, it offers a balanced account of the issues facing the field so that readers can arrive at informed opinions regarding the process of corrections in America. The third edition introduces new content and fully updated information on America’s correctional system in a lively, colorful, readable textbook Increased emphasis on evidence-based decisionmaking in corrections New author team, new title, and more engaging and reader-friendly content Highly visual full-color interior at a very affordable price point A completely new chapter brings together all aspects of correctional administration
The Beauty of Darkness
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Princess Lia and her love, Rafe, have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous.