~She thought they’d always be casual friends, but life forced them so much closer.~
It's tough out there for a girl with body issues. Especially when the guy who's always ranked on the Hot-List likes to make jokes about your physique. Liv is pretty sure she hates him, but when she sees him endure something no person ever should, their relationship is changed forever.
She has known Connor for years, but it in one heart-stopping moment, she realizes she never really knew him at all. Suddenly, he's in her life, every day, in ways she'd never imagined, and all the complicated feelings she felt with him, become something she is forced to deal with.
From junior to senior year, Liv grows in both body and mind as she faces the harsher realities of life. From changing friendships to burgeoning relationships, one thing stays the same: trying to understand the confusing behavior of a guy who is so much more than just a casual friend.
Linda V. Palmer
~What's "normal"? when Ally goes looking for it, she finds way more than she was seeking.~
Ally desperately wants "normal" for her half-sister Kayly, something she never had herself thanks to her liberated mom. First on her list of to-dos is contacting Kayly's dad, who promised he'd stay out of Kayly's life just as Ally's own dad once did. When Kat leaves the country on assignment, Ally drops in on the guy to introduce him to his baby daughter. But Kayly's dad doesn't live there--her half brother, Zach, does. And his shocking offer to help Ally find "normal" is nothing compared to what happens next.
C. J. Golden
~If you are the sort of girl who wants to find balance, be confident and act boldly, this book has all of the rules.~
Wise beyond measure, in Tao-Girls Rule!, author and motivational speaker CJ Golden examines girlhood in all its glory. By combining the philosophy of Tao with a healthy dose of boldness, she offers a lightening rod to direct teen and preteen girls on how to be strong, courageous, and confident.
Following her first book, Tao of the Defiant Woman, Golden now brings her rare, uncanny insight to teens and pre-teens. In three parts, which include "Tao and Dynamic," Living Life as a Tao-Girl," and "Confident, Balanced, and Bold," twelve chapters with titles such as "A Tao-Girl is Imaginative," "A Tao-Girl is Radiant," and "Celebrity Tao-Girls" show girls how to be spirited individuals that make the most of their uniqueness and strive to live a life of grace by combining the acceptance of ancient philosophy of Taoism with a healthy dose of bravery. One thing is certain, as our young girls face the challenges of growing up in an ever-changing and complex world, the anecdotes and biographical sketches found in this collection will lead them to appreciate that they are not alone. Being a Tao-Girl means embracing power and being a role model. It means keeping a dynamic attitude and having a loving and grateful spirit. There are gads of Tao-Girls out there to look up to. Kelly Clarkson is one. Queen Latifah is one. Miley Cyrus is another. There are Tao-Girls in every city and if you want, you can be one too.
Linda V. Palmer
~Arms full of packages, feet hurting, car gone. What next?~
When nineteen-year-old Raquel McKnight's car is stolen from the mall parking deck on Christmas Eve, she is sure that her family's jingle bell jinx has struck again. And then she runs into her eighth-grade beau Gabriel McKnight. Although his kisses say he never got over her, she can't help but wonder if he's somehow part of the jinx. Has the holiday hex finally come to an end? Or will she add a broken heart to a long list of Christmas calamity?
~Trapped by shifting dimensions and her own self-doubt, does Carole truly have what it takes to save herself, her friends and her world? ~
Carole isn't quite human, but doesn't quite believe it. After all, it's not that unusual to talk with pigs or have rubbery bones. If only she could convince her foster-father to leave the horrible Murtz family farm and find work elsewhere, Carole is certain their lives would improve. But never in her wildest dreams would she have suspected that her freakish abilities were all that stood between the eventual collapse of the universe and finding her way home.
~Saving the world wasn't enough. Now Carole may have to save the universe.~
It has only been only three months since Carole Sylphwood set off from Earth on a dangerous journey. Her goal was to find and repair the Hub, her home world, which had been thrown into chaos by the Conundrum. But instead of being welcomed back as a hero, she finds herself more an outcast than ever. If that isn’t bad enough, despite her repairs things are getting worse. It’s almost as if someone is deliberately trying to create trouble. But why?
Does Carole have enough time to figure out what’s going on before somebody gets seriously hurt, or will she be forced to run for her life?
Linda V. Palmer
~Maggie always accompanies her little brothers on Halloween to keep them safe. But even big sis can be tricked.~
Though Maggie Redmond expects to get a wannabe jack o' lantern when she drives her twin brothers to The Pumpkin Patch, she actually winds up with more. Brendon Fletcher, handsome grandson of the owner, can't take his eyes off her. Naturally she's thrilled when he calls her later, asking if he can tag along while she takes the boys trick or treating. Can this be true love? Maybe ... but only if they survive the plans a nefarious black cat has for them.