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Now for the first time ever J K Rowling s seven bestselling Harry Potter books are available in a stunning paperback boxed set The Harry Potter series has been hailed as one for the ages by Stephen King and a spellbinding saga by USA Today And most recently The New York Times called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows the fastest selling book in history This is the ultimate Harry Potter collection for Harry Potter fans of all ages
A heroic story of friendship and belongingNo one ever said life was easy But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he s got things figured out He knows that he can count on his brothers Darry and Sodapop And he knows that he can count on his friends true friends who would do anything for him like Johnny and Two-Bit And when it comes to the Socs a vicious gang of rich kids who enjoy beating up on greasers like him and his friends he knows that he can count on them for trouble But one night someone takes things too far and Ponyboy s world is turned upside down Written over forty-five years ago The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction S E Hinton s classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker truer world The New York Times Taut with tension filled with drama The Chicago Tribune A classic coming-of-age book Philadelphia Daily News What it s like to live lonely and unwanted and cornered by circumstance There is rawness and violence here but honest hope too National ObserverA New... York Herald Tribune Best Teenage BookA Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor BookAn ALA Best Book for Young AdultsWinner of the Massachusetts Children s Book Awardmore
The Real ACT Prep Guide with CD is the only book with insider test-taking tips and strategy practice and insight from the makers of the ACT This is the only guide that includes 5 previously administered full-length ACT tests written by the actual test maker including 2 NEW practice tests Also included is ACT content and procedures you ll follow when actually taking the test along with in-depth review of the optional Writing Test and how it is scored examples of all the question types and suggestions on how you might approach the questions The supplemental CD features a complete electronic copy of Peterson s Cool Colleges 101 and additional online college planning resources from Peterson s The only guide that includes 5 previously administered full-length ACT tests written by the actual test maker including 2 NEW practice tests ACT content and procedures you ll follow when actually taking the test Valuable information about tuition payment plans All the question types you can expect to find on the ACT Suggestions on how you might approach the questions and Peterson s tried-and-true test-taking strategies and tips
Everything a player needs to create heroic characters for the world s greatest roleplaying game The Player s Handbook is the essential reference for every Dungeons Dragons roleplayer It contains rules for character creation and advancement backgrounds and skills exploration and combat equipment spells and much more Use this book to create exciting characters from among the most iconic D D races and classes Dungeons Dragons immerses you in a world of adventure Explore ancient ruins and deadly dungeons Battle monsters while searching for legendary treasures Gain experience and power as you trek across uncharted lands with your companions The world needs heroes Will you answer the call
A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war memory imagination and the redemptive power of storytelling The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company Jimmy Cross Henry Dobbins Rat Kiley Mitchell Sanders Norman Bowker Kiowa and the character Tim O Brien who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three Taught everywhere from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction war and peace courage and fear and longing
The Giver the 1994 Newbery Medal winner has become one of the most influential novels of our time The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas who lives in a seemingly ideal if colorless world of conformity and contentment Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark complex secrets behind his fragile community Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver including Gathering Blue Messenger and Son
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation Determined to take his future into his own hands Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot Heartbreaking funny and beautifully written The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian which is based on the author s own experiences coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character s art chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live With a forward by Markus Zusak interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney and four-color interior art throughout this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike
Anyone who has read J D Salinger s New Yorker stories particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut The Laughing Man and For Esme With Love and Squalor will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is fully of children The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient child of sixteen a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult secondhand description he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but almost hopelessly impaled on it There are many voices in this novel children s voices adult voices underground voices-but Holden s voice is the most eloquent of all Transcending his own vernacular yet remaining marvelously faithful to it he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure However like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders he keeps most of the pain to and for himself The pleasure he gives away or sets aside with all his heart... It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep more
From the 1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars--now a major motion picture Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery New York Times bestseller USA Today bestseller Publishers Weekly bestseller When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge he follows her Margo s always planned extravagantly and until now she s always planned solo After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar things are finally looking up for Q until day breaks and she has vanished Always an enigma Margo has now become a mystery But there are clues And they re for Q Printz Medalist John Green returns with the trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers
The Real ACT is the only book with insider test-taking tips and strategy practice tests and insight from the makers of the ACT This comprehensive guide has everything one needs to know about the ACT-test content structure and format info The only guide that includes 5 previously administered full-length ACT tests written by the actual test maker including 2 NEW practice tests ACT content and procedures you ll follow when actually taking the test Valuable information about tuition payment plans All the question types you can expect to find on the ACT Suggestions on how you might approach the questions and Peterson s tried-and-true test-taking strategies and tips
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