Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Revised Edition

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl  Revised Edition
Author: Jesse Andrews
Publsiher: Harry N. Abrams
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN: 9781419719608
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Revised Edition Book Excerpt:

The book that inspired the hit film! Sundance U.S. Dramatic Audience Award Sundance Grand Jury Prize This is the funniest book you'll ever read about death. It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he's figured it out. The answer to the basic existential question: How is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad? His strategy: remain at the periphery at all times. Keep an insanely low profile. Make mediocre films with the one person who is even sort of his friend, Earl. This plan works for exactly eight hours. Then Greg's mom forces him to become friends with a girl who has cancer. This brings about the destruction of Greg's entire life. Praise for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl STARRED REVIEW "One need only look at the chapter titles ("Let's Just Get This Embarrassing Chapter Out of the Way") to know that this is one funny book." -Booklist, starred review STARRED REVIEW "A frequently hysterical confessional...Debut novelist Andrews succeeds brilliantly in painting a portrait of a kid whose responses to emotional duress are entirely believable and sympathetic, however fiercely he professes his essential crappiness as a human being. Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2011), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review "It is sure to be popular with many boys, including reluctant readers, and will not require much selling on the part of the librarian." -VOYA "Mr. Andrews' often hilarious teen dialogue is utterly convincing, and his characters are compelling. Greg's random sense of humor, terrible self-esteem and general lack of self-awareness all ring true. Like many YA authors, Mr. Andrews blends humor and pathos with true skill, but he steers clear of tricky resolutions and overt life lessons, favoring incremental understanding and growth." -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Awards Capitol Choices 2013 - Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - Young Adult Fiction YALSA 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults YALSA 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Author: Jesse Andrews
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-08-06
ISBN: 9781760290443
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Author: Jesse Andrews
Publsiher: Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN: 1925267709
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Book Excerpt:

**Now a major motion picture** It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he's figured it out. The answer to the basic existential question: How is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad? His strategy: remain at the periphery at all times. Keep an insanely low profile. Make mediocre films with the one person who is even sort of his friend, Earl. This plan works for exactly eight hours. Then Greg's mother forces him to become friends with a girl who has cancer. This brings about the destruction of Greg's entire life.

Focus On 100 Most Popular American Romantic Drama Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Romantic Drama Films
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 1526
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Focus On 100 Most Popular 2010s Comedy drama Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular 2010s Comedy drama Films
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 1274
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Focus On 100 Most Popular American Teen Comedy Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Teen Comedy Films
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 1103
Release: 2022
ISBN: 4057664157
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Movie Tie in Edition

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl  Movie Tie in Edition
Author: Jesse Andrews
Publsiher: Harry N. Abrams
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN: 9781419720277
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students

Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students
Author: Thomas P. Hébert
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2021-10-08
ISBN: 1000490203
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students presents a comprehensive treatment of social and emotional development in high-ability learners. This text: Discusses theories that guide the examination of the lived experiences of gifted students. Features new topics, such as cyberbullying and microaggressions. Covers social and emotional characteristics and behaviors evidenced in gifted learners. Includes considerations for gifted underachievers, gifted culturally diverse students, twice-exceptional students, LGBTQ gifted students, and young people from low-income backgrounds. Describes gifted students' friendships and family relationships that support them, contextual influences that shape their social and emotional lives, and identity development. The author provides a wealth of field-tested strategies for addressing social and emotional development. In addition, the book offers a plan for designing a gifted-friendly classroom environment to support the social and emotional well-being of gifted students and a comprehensive collection of resources to support professionals in gifted education research and practice.

Easy A

Easy A
Author: Betty Kaklamanidou
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN: 1351247514
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Easy A Book Excerpt:

Easy A (2010) is the last significant box-office success in the high-school teen movie subgenre and a film that has already been deemed a ‘classic’ by many cultural commentators and popular film critics. By applying interdisciplinary insight to a relatively overlooked movie in academic discussion, Easy A: The End of the High-School Teen Comedy? is the first in-depth volume that places the movie within several key contexts and concepts of intertextuality, gender, genre and adaptation, and social discourse. Through the unpacking of a complex narrative that draws its plot from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (1850) and shares affinities with John Hughes’ paradigmatic films from the 1980s and key films from the 1990s, this volume presents Easy A as a palimpsest for the millennial generation. Clear and comprehensive, the book argues that Easy A marks the end of the commercially successful high-school teen comedy and discusses the reasons through a comparative synchronic and semi-diachronic historical comparison of the film with contemporary cinematic texts and those of the 1980s and 1990s.

Focus On 100 Most Popular 21St century English Actresses

Focus On  100 Most Popular 21St century English Actresses
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 1220
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016
Author: Sarah Janssen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2015-12-08
ISBN: 1600572006
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016 Book Excerpt:

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. • 2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. • 2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. • 2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2015—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. • U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." • New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. • 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • and much more.

Chase s Calendar of Events 2016

Chase s Calendar of Events 2016
Author: Editors of Chase's
Publsiher: Bernan Press
Total Pages: 753
Release: 2015-09-11
ISBN: 1598888080
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chase s Calendar of Events 2016 Book Excerpt:

Chase's Calendar of Events is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference available on special events, holidays, federal and state observances, historic anniversaries, astronomical phenomena, and more. Published since 1957, Chase's is the only guide to special days, weeks, and months.

Biopolitical Disaster

Biopolitical Disaster
Author: Jennifer L. Lawrence,Sarah Marie Wiebe
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2017-07-14
ISBN: 131721630X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biopolitical Disaster Book Excerpt:

Biopolitical Disaster employs a grounded analysis of the production and lived-experience of biopolitical life in order to illustrate how disaster production and response are intimately interconnected. The book is organized into four parts, each revealing how socio-environmental consequences of instrumentalist environmentalities produce disastrous settings and political experiences that are evident in our contemporary world. Beginning with "Commodifying crisis," the volume focuses on the inherent production of disaster that is bound to the crisis tendency of capitalism. The second part, "Governmentalities of disaster," addresses material and discursive questions of governance, the role of the state, as well as questions of democracy. This part explores the linkage between problematic environmental rationalities and policies. Third, the volume considers how and where the (de)valuation of life itself takes shape within the theme of "Affected bodies," and investigates the corporeal impacts of disastrous biopolitics. The final part, "Environmental aesthetics and resistance," fuses concepts from affect theory, feminist studies, post-positivism, and contemporary political theory to identify sites and practices of political resistance to biopower. Biopolitical Disaster will be of great interest to postgraduates, researchers, and academic scholars working in Political ecology; Geopolitics; Feminist critique; Intersectionality; Environmental politics; Science and technology studies; Disaster studies; Political theory; Indigenous studies; Aesthetics; and Resistance.

Child Autonomy and Child Governance in Children s Literature

Child Autonomy and Child Governance in Children s Literature
Author: Christopher Kelen,Bjorn Sundmark
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-11-18
ISBN: 1317394801
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Child Autonomy and Child Governance in Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

This book explores representations of child autonomy and self-governance in children’s literature.The idea of child rule and child realms is central to children’s literature, and childhood is frequently represented as a state of being, with children seen as aliens in need of passports to Adultland (and vice versa). In a sense all children’s literature depends on the idea that children are different, separate, and in command of their own imaginative spaces and places. Although the idea of child rule is a persistent theme in discussions of children’s literature (or about children and childhood) the metaphor itself has never been properly unpacked with critical reference to examples from those many texts that are contingent on the authority and/or power of children. Child governance and autonomy can be seen as natural or perverse; it can be displayed as a threat or as a promise. Accordingly, the "child rule"-motif can be seen in Robinsonades and horror films, in philosophical treatises and in series fiction. The representations of self-ruling children are manifold and ambivalent, and range from the idyllic to the nightmarish. Contributors to this volume visit a range of texts in which children are, in various ways, empowered, discussing whether childhood itself may be thought of as a nationality, and what that may imply. This collection shows how representations of child governance have been used for different ideological, aesthetic, and pedagogical reasons, and will appeal to scholars of children’s literature, childhood studies, and cultural studies.

Flix You Missed

Flix You Missed
Author: Tom Sims
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2016-09-17
ISBN: 1532006837
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flix You Missed Book Excerpt:

Where do you watch your movies? Probably not in theaters. This book gives you a guide of the movies you probably missed in the past ten years. These films are quirky, moving, and hilarious. These flix are worthy of a wider audience than they received when everyone didnt have time to see them in theaters. You can find online blogs about movies you missed, but they are often about a specific genre, like science fiction or fantasy. The films in this book are exceptionally written with superb acting and cinematography. They appeal to a broad audience, but they often get missed. This is your chance to take a new look at films that you didnt know about or you did but didnt get a chance to see. We hope you enjoy some of these hidden treasures.

Movies to See before You Graduate from High School

Movies to See before You Graduate from High School
Author: Michael Howarth
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2019-12-04
ISBN: 153812002X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies to See before You Graduate from High School Book Excerpt:

Most teens love to watch movies—whether a young adult fantasy or the latest comic-book-to-screen adaptation. Alongside the usual summer blockbusters, though, are more down to earth fare, movies that best define what it means to be an adolescent. Such films provide insight and depth into the challenges and issues that many teens experience as they move from childhood into adulthood. In Movies to See before You Graduate from High School, Michael Howarth examines sixty coming-of-age films that are essential viewing for teenagers. Whether serious or silly, scary or profound, the films discussed here comment on the trials and tribulations of adolescence. Each entry provides a plot summary, identifies key themes, and includes other useful details such as running time and MPAA rating. Most important in each entry is the “gist” section—a relaxed and informal discussion of the film’s merits and why teens should add it to their viewing list. The films discussed here span five decades, but many of the titles are recent features that contemporary teens will appreciate—from Easy A and Edge of Seventeen to Lady Bird and Love, Simon. The films also represent a range of genres, including comedy, horror, animation, and drama. Additional elements include classic lines of dialogue, “double feature” suggestions, and more than 30 photos. And with five dozen titles to choose from, some teens will want to catch up as soon as possible! Movies to See before You Graduate from High School is the guide to some of the best films for young adult audiences.

Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron
Author: Kristin Marguerite Doidge
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-06-07
ISBN: 164160378X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nora Ephron Book Excerpt:

Nora Ephron was one of the most popular, accomplished, and beloved writers in American journalism and film. Nora Ephron: A Biography is the first comprehensive portrait of the Manhattan-born girl who forged a path of her own, earning accolades and adoration from critics and fans alike. Author Kristin Marguerite Doidge explores the tremendous successes and disappointing failures Ephron sustained in her career as a popular essayist turned screenwriter turned film director. She redefined the modern rom-com genre with bestselling books such as Heartburn and hit movies including When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and Julie & Julia. Doidge also examines the private life Ephron tried to keep in balance with her insatiable ambition. Based on rare archival research and numerous interviews with some of Ephron's closest friends, collaborators, and award-winning colleagues including actors Tom Hanks and Caroline Aaron, comedian Martin Short, composer George Fenton, and lifelong friends from Wellesley to New York to Hollywood—as well as interviews Ephron herself gave throughout her career—award-winning journalist and cultural critic Doidge has written a captivating story of the life of a creative writer whose passion for the perfect one-liner and ferocious drive to succeed revolutionized journalism, comedy, and film. The first in-depth biography to explore the complex themes that ran through Ephron's work and to examine why so many of them still grab our attention today.

Booklist s 1000 Best Young Adult Books since 2000

Booklist   s 1000 Best Young Adult Books since 2000
Author: Gillian Engberg,Ian Chipman
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0838911501
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Booklist s 1000 Best Young Adult Books since 2000 Book Excerpt:

With the explosion in YA publishing, it’s harder than ever to separate good books from the rest. Booklistmagazine’s editors’ deep and broad knowledge of the landscape offers indispensable guidance, and here they bring together the very best of the best books for young adults published since the start of the 21st century. Drawing on the careful judgment of expert YA librarians, this book Includes a foreword by best-selling YA lit authority Michael Cart, who demonstrates how we have entered a new golden age of books for young adults Collects reviews which showcase the most stimulating contemporary YA titles Features an essay in each section, grouped by genre, presenting an overview and examining relevant trends Indexes selections by author, title, and genre for handy reference The thoughtful professional review coverage for which ALA’s Booklist is known makes this volume an ideal tool for YA readers’ advisory and collection development.

Positioning Art Cinema

Positioning Art Cinema
Author: Geoff King
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2019-01-24
ISBN: 1786735563
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positioning Art Cinema Book Excerpt:

Art cinema occupies a space in the film landscape that is accorded a particular kind of value. From films that claim the status of harsh realism to others which embody aspects of the tradition of modernism or the poetic, art cinema encompasses a variety of work from across the globe. But how is art cinema positioned in the film marketplace, or by critics and in academic analysis? Exactly what kinds of cultural value are attributed to films of this type and how can this be explained? This book offers a unique analysis of how such processes work, including the broader cultural basis of the appeal of art cinema to particular audiences. Geoff King argues that there is no single definition of art cinema, but a number of distinct and recurrent tendencies are identified. At one end of the spectrum are films accorded the most 'heavyweight' status, offering the greatest challenges to viewers. Others mix aspects of art cinema with more accessible dimensions such as uses of popular genre frameworks and 'exploitation' elements involving explicit sex and violence. Including case studies of key figures such as Michael Haneke, Pedro Almodóvar and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, this is a crucial contribution to understanding both art cinema itself and the discourses through which its value is established.

Dealing with Death

Dealing with Death
Author: Kathlyn Gay
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2017-10-06
ISBN: 1538102757
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dealing with Death Book Excerpt:

Death is a sensitive subject for most people. Whether due to fear or superstition, many individuals avoid the topic of mortality. For teens, the subject is taboo as well. Most young adults believe that death won’t affect them, so they’d rather not talk about it. But death is a natural course of life, and everyone—including teens—will encounter it at some time in their lives, some sooner than later, and some unexpectedly. In Dealing with Death: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Kathlyn Gay addresses this difficult subject, providing matter-of-fact discussions on a number of issues that help teens better understand the nature of mortality. This book looks at the personal, legal, and moral questions related to death, including How do you deal with the deal of a loved one? What’s it like to live with a terminal illness? What happens after you die? Featuring real stories and quotes from teens about their experiences, this book shows young adults a variety of views on dying and grieving. This book will help readers deal with death—not only the reality that death is inevitable for all of us—but also the many ways people face death and bereavement. Dealing with Death serves as a valuable resource for all teens, whether they are dealing with tragedy or just looking for more information on a tough subject.