This was a wonderful book, but also kind of classic. The girl's grandmpa is dying and she doesn't have a great relationship with him so she starts to walk with him as he continues to get weaker. There is some teenage romance involved. This was a heart-warming book; I really enjoyed it.
Angus: My mixed-breed cat, half domestic tabby, half Scottish wildcat. The size of a small Labrador, only mad.
Thongs: Stupid underwear. What's the point of them anyway? They just go up your bum, as far as I can tell.
Full-Frontal Snogging: Kissing with all the trimmings, lip to lip, open mouth, tongues...everything
Her dad's got the mentalityof a Teletubby (only not so developed). Her cat, Angus, is thrying to eat the poodle next door. And her best friend thinks she looks like an alien-just because she accidentally shaved off her eyebrows. Ergghhhlack. Still, add a little boy-stalking, teacher-baiting, and full-frontal snogging with a Sex God, and Georgia's year just might turn out to be the most fabbitty fab fab ever!
Teachers come from Apple Island, of course. They spend their days making crayons from the wax mines, picking paper from trees, and climbing on the monkey bars at the biggest playground in the universe. But some of the teachers on Apple Island are busy doing something else: hatching a plot called Project Misteach aimed at teaching students of the world incorrect information.
When Bradley gets wind of the teachers' plan, he knows he has to do something to help. But it's going to be pretty hard once he and his classmates are taken on a surprise field trip-to Apple Island! Can Bradley escape, save his friends, and put an end to Project Misteach?
What would you do if you were shipwrecked with four babies in the middle of the ocean? Mary and Jean aren't botherd a bit. Before long, they are happily settled on a tropical island. There's no problem these two babysitters can't seem to solve alone on their island...
Alone? Then who made those huge footprints in the sand?
A summer-and a boy-she would never forget...
It's August 1943. On foreign shores American soldiers are battling the enemy in WWII. On the homefront a polio epidemic is striking down on America's children.
Ruth Owen is fighting some battles of her own. She's worried about skipping a year in school and being the youngest in her class. ANd her best friend seems to have forgotten her.
Ruth wishes the summer would last forever, and that she could spend every day near the ocean at Jones Beach. She has become friends with a lifeguard named Russ, wh oseems to understand her fears and worries. But Ruth begins to wonder why Russ is safely at home when so many other young men have been sent oversees to fight. Could he be a draft dodger?
Then Ruth learns a secret about Russ, and she begins to understand that true courage sometimes comes from unexpected places.
Seventh-grader Erin Swift has a talent for computers, a love of Snickers and big feet that are great for soccer and useless for dancing. She has a lot on her mind: a new school where she and her best friend, Jilly, are seperated for the first time into different units; a crush on the Cute Boy in her homeroom; the task of leading the school intranet project; and a fole as a corncob in the school play. Then real disaster strikes, and Erin sets off on a surprising journey to self-discovery- and the many meanings of cherry-flavored Tootsie Pops.
The dialogue begins...
I have heard the crying of your heart. I have seen the searching of your soul. I know how deeply you have desired the Truth. In pain have you called out for it, and in joy. Unendingly have you beseeched Me. Show Myself. Explain Myself. Reveal Myself.
I am doing so here, in terms so plain, you cannot misunderstand. In language so simple, you cannot get lost in the verbiage.
So go ahead now. Ask Me anything. Anything. I will contrive to bring you the answer. The whole universe will I use to do this. So be on the lookout; this book is far from My only tool. You may ask a question, then put this book down. But watch.
The words to the next song you hear. The information in the next article you read. The story line of the next movie you watch. The chance utterance of the next person you meet. Or the whisper of the next river, the next ocean, the next breeze that caresses your ear-all these devices are Mine; all these avenues are open to Me. I will speak to you if you will listen. I will come to you if you will invite Me. I will show you then that I have always been there.
"This is a bad idea, Alex," Lily said, her voice shaking.
The abandoned mansion loomed above them in the dark night.
Wait! Did she just see a flicker of light coming from a window? Who could be lurking inside the mansion in the middle of the night?
Someone looking for the lost treasure hidden on the estate?
"We have to see who's inside the mansion," Lily said.
Alex gulped loudly, then said, "You're right. Let's do it!"
The girls gripped hands tightly together, crouched down and scuttled towards the intruder with the flickering light.