Posts Tagged ‘ teenagers ’

Trapped Between Life and Death – What Will She Do?

April 16, 2013
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Beautiful wild-child Nicole Tepper is hit by a car one night while walking home, and is left for dead. But when she wakes the next morning, Nicole finds herself back in her own bed without a scratch. Perhaps she was more intoxicated than usual, as her mother is giving her the silent treatment and her friends are ignoring her as well. Then, in Melissa Pearl‘s novel “Betwixt” things take a turn for the weird when…

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A (Princess) Penny’s Worth of Trouble

September 12, 2012
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Fairy tales are no longer just hand-me-downs from long-ago generations in faraway places. From Michael Mullin, author of “8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf” now comes another original fairy tale, called “The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny” Penny Lemieux is a fifteen-year-old princess, deep into high school cliques, who desires revenge on a “mean girl” at school named Darcy. Then Penny stumbles on an ad with the strange headline,…

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She’s Trying, Very Hard, to Live – Happily Ever After

July 30, 2012
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Ivy Thorn is a teenager, and a military brat, who’s just gone through yet another move, as the new book by Emily Casey opens. Now, Ivy has always been afraid of mirrors, but she never knew why. Then one of them sucks her into the fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast.” Now all she wants is to find her way home. But when Ivy tries to escape, she breaks the wrong spell. Beast is not…

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The Fate of the World in the Hands of Two Teenagers

December 13, 2011
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To others at his new high school, Kaden is a typical teenage boy. To her friends and teachers, Aren is a typical teenage girl. But neither is what they appear to be, in Charles Pulsipher‘s fantasy novel “The Crystal Bridge.” Kaden, we learn, can open wormholes to distant worlds. Aren has a jaw-dropping gift of empathy that allows her to experience not just the memories but the souls of others. So what happens when these…

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The Knife Is Her Only Comfort

November 30, 2011
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A young and successful, but emotionally troubled artist in search of self-acceptance is at the heart of the new novel by Tiffany Lovering called “Alone.” Buy the book Willow is 23 years old, and has been cutting herself almost half her life, because sometimes a knife provides the only comfort Willow knows. Tiffany says that “Alone” was a “labor of love” book, and although not autobiographical, it was nevertheless a very personal story. Listen to…

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Will This Teenager Step Up and Save His World?

November 1, 2011
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Sometime in the near future, a bright fourteen-year-old named Nick Lyons is trying to get back home – to the Lunar Colony from which he was brought to Earth a few years earlier by his parents. Buy the book Nick has it figured out. All he has to do is build a solar transference machine, win a million-dollar prize, and he can buy a one-way transworld shuttle ticket back to the Trafalgar Lunar outpost. So…

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