Description : The much anticipated follow-up title from the multi-award winning author of The Bunker Diary, recipient of the 2014 Carnegie Medal for an outstanding book for young adults. Elliot is terrified of almost everything. From the moment he was born, his life has been governed by acute fear. The only thing that keeps his terrors in check are the pills that he takes every day. It's Christmas Eve, there's a snowstorm and Elliot's medication is almost gone. His mum nips out to collect his prescription. She'll only be 10 minutes - but shen she doesn't come back, Elliot must face his fears and try to find her. She should only be 400 metres away. It might as well be 400 miles... Born Scared joins the ranks of Jennifer Niven's All the Bright Places, Ned Vizzini's It's Kind of A Funny Story, and Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why as an example of teen fiction offering a frank and intelligent portrait of mental illness. Kevin Brooks was born in 1959. His first novel, Martyn Pig, was shortlisted for a 2002 Carnegie Medal and won the 2003 Branford Boase Award. His second novel, Lucas, won the 2004 North East Book Award. In 2014 his novel The Bunker Diary was awarded the CILIP Carnegie Medal. Kevin lives in North Yorkshire.
Description : For those who feel as if they came into this world afraid, or whose child is fearful for no discernible reason and ask, "Why do I have this? Why is it happening to me or my child?" Born Scared provides answers. Through the use of fascinating case stories, hypnotherapist, Julia Ingram, demonstrates that when clients are prompted to go to the source of their fear, they find when and under what circumstances it was created. From there the path to recovery becomes evident and easy. Ingram's clients found the origin of fears, phobias, eating disorders, low self-esteem and other limiting beliefs. A seven year old boy, afraid to have his mother out of sight, even for a moment, discovered the source of the fear originated prior to his birth, when his mother was critically ill. A woman who felt extreme guilt, akin to survivors guilt, but with no idea why, discovered it began as she watched her twin brother slowly die during their first trimester in the womb. A young man believed he should never have been born until he realized he was conceived by rape and during the grueling months of his gestation heard his teenage mother being shamed for his very existence. Fans of Ingram's earlier books, the NY Times bestseller, The Messengers, and The Lost Sisterhood will not be disappointed. When she prompts her clients to go to the source of a problem, they will often regress further back than even their conception and report what they believe are past lives. A college student discovered the source of her fear of the dark and of closed spaces was a past life in which she was buried alive. A preteen girl found several lifetimes which explained her snake and bug phobias. What is astonishing, is that phobias were cured in a session or two, as compared to the lengthy and painful mainstream process of "exposure therapy." A woman with anorexia came to understand her compulsive need to eat as little as possible, when she recalled being in a concentration camp in her prior life. Along with the stories, the author describes the variety of therapeutic (non-drug) tools she uses to help her clients recover. In a chapter called The Brave Girl: A Micro-preemie Who Survived All Odds, Ingram urges parents of struggling children to explore the myriad of alternatives there are to medicating a still-developing brain. There is a surprising variety of reasons for eating disorders, as well as limiting beliefs and self-sabotage. But with each story, once the origin was discovered, the client was able to change and grow. The final chapter is a three-step process for dealing with anxiety which readers can try on their own, or options to pursue to find additional help. Born Scared offers a new way of looking at lifelong anxiety (or nipping a child's fears in the bud). It will help you be more compassionate towards yourself and those who suffer, and will bring hope to those who have been told, often unsympathetically, that their fears are irrational.
Description : The first years of human life are more important than we ever realized. In Scared Sick, Robin Karr-Morse connects psychology, neurobiology, endocrinology, immunology, and genetics to demonstrate how chronic fear in infancy and early childhood— when we are most helpless—lies at the root of common diseases in adulthood. Compassionate and based on the latest research, Scared Sick will unveil a major public health crisis. Highlighting case studies and cutting-edge scientific findings, Karr- Morse shows how our innate fight-or-flight system can injure us if overworked in the early stages of life. Persistent stress can trigger diabetes, heart disease, obesity, depression, and addiction later on.
Description : A memoir of the Hopi chief's childhood during the last years of the nineteenth century recalls details of the Hopi religion; interactions with Anglos, including the author; his reaction to Christianity; and more. By the author of Hopi Dictionary. Simultaneous.
Description : Landgrave Frederick II of Hesse Cassel signed a Treaty with King George III of England to provide a Jaeger Corps, to help fight the rebellious Colonials in North America. The trouble was no such unit existed. Andreas Wattenbach, a man of minor nobility with distinguished service in the Seven Year War and a respected Jaegermeister, had the unique qualifications needed to establish such units. However, he was happily married and expecting his first child. Then his wife and son died in childbirth and he no longer had reason not to comply with the Landgraves request. He threw himself into the task and soon found himself headed for North America on sea voyage which he feared worse than facing an enemy's cannon. He ended up in Canada with an independent command to test the concept of the new unit in the expected campaign from Canada down to New York City in the summer of 1777. He found himself a pawn in an environment where the senior English leadership was engaged in internecine bureaucratic fighting over responsibilities, prerogatives and recognition while the English rank and file considered their Tories allies as unreliable and unappreciative, their German allies as incompetent, their Indian allies as children and the Whigs rebels as cowards. The senior leadership didn't know what the Jeagers were or how they should be used. Andreas found himself working in the no man's land between the British and Rebel Armies where they couldn't tell which Indians were friend and which were enemies. The Indians couldn't tell which soldiers were friendly combatants which were deserters, or Rebel Soldiers. Neither could tell which colonials were friendly Tories or Whig rebels. In this environment a split second error in judgment could mean their own life or the death of an ally. Through all this Andreas tried reconcile his duty to God with his loyalty to his Prince and service to the British while maintaining his own integrity, filling his responsibility to his men and searching for his own ideals. The Campaign from the North started with a triumphant departure from St John of a splendid expeditionary army, confident that they would soon be celebrating victory and the end of the American rebellion in New York City while waiting for transportation home. They won an easy victory at Ticonderoga, but soon ran into an increasingly competent adversary and themselves started to disintegrate, until it was a starving, depleted and dispirited force that faced an overwhelming and confident rebel army at the battle of Bemis heights. Andreas lead the remnant of his Jaeger Company on a futile advance into the face of the rebel guns. By the end of the bravely fought battle the future of the United States and of Andreas had been decided.
Description : THE STORY: Small-town America, class distinctions, sexual politics and love. This play explores the fact that sometimes in order to leave your home you have to destroy it. Lilly is a scholarship student from a very rural town. After her first year
Description : Born Again, Dead Again, is a book about spiritual warfare within oneself......... Are you gifted and favored by God, or do you know someone that is? Then this book is for you. This book will make you laugh, cry, love, despise, and downright piss you off at some point. Its about a spiritually gifted young boy that is tormented by the devil, because of his gifts from God. Its a constant battle for his soul, and as he becomes an adult, the twists and turns of his life are devastating. Through it all God is always there, even when he makes the wrong decisions....... You can avoid spiritual quicksand and experience the fullness of Gods grace, and find peace ... under His will.
Description : "Sometimes a man has to risk everything to do what's right. Doing it is what makes him a man." Thirteen-year-old Michael knows he is lucky. Few slaves in 1805 Charleston are where they want to be. But Michael works on the docks and ships in Charleston Harbor, close to the seas he longs to sail. Life seems good. But when Michael's protective mistress dies, everything changes, and Michael's friend Jim encourages him to run away. Michael is torn. Should he risk everything for a chance at freedom in some unknown place? Or should he stay -- is staying safe worth staying a slave?
Description : When Odessa Blackburn is three years old, she sees her grandmother for the last time, and so begins her story as the fifth born of eight children in a troubled family. Molested by her father, Odessa is also the sole witness to a murder he commits. Her mother guards both secrets and joins her husband in ostracizing their fifth born from the rest of her siblings. As Odessa grows, so do her troubles. She ultimately separates herself from her parents and siblings into a new reality that prompts memory and revelation. Her choices for survival provoke an outcome that will forever alter the carefully maintained lies of her childhood. Zelda Lockhart's Fifth Born is lyrically written, poignant and powerful in its exploration of how secrets can tear families apart and unravel people's lives. Set in rural Mississippi and St. Louis, Missouri, Fifth Born is a story of loss and redemption, as Odessa walks away from those who she believes to be her kin to discover the meaning of family.
Description : Jada left home at the age of sixteen, running from her own demons and the horrors of physical abuse inflicted by her mother's boyfriend. She partied hard, and life seemed good when she was with Born, the neighborhood kingpin whose name was synonymous with money, power, and respect. But all his love couldn't save her from a crack addiction. Jada goes from crack addict and prostitute to survivor and back again before she finds the strength to live for herself and come out on top. And her stormy romance with one of the fiercest hustlers on the streets makes White Lines one of the most unforgettable urban loves stories of the year.