Reconstructing Amelia

Reconstructing Amelia
Author: Kimberly McCreight
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-04-01
ISBN: 1471129446
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconstructing Amelia Book Excerpt:

Stressed single mother and law partner Kate is in the meeting of her career when she is interrupted by a telephone call to say that her teenaged daughter Amelia has been suspended from her exclusive Brooklyn prep school for cheating on an exam. Torn between her head and her heart, she eventually arrives at St Grace's over an hour late, to be greeted by sirens wailing and ambulance lights blazing. Her daughter has jumped off the roof of the school, apparently in shame of being caught. A grieving Kate can't accept that her daughter would kill herself: it was just the two of them and Amelia would never leave her alone like this. And so begins an investigation which takes her deep into Amelia's private world, into her journals, her email account and into the mind of a troubled young girl. Then Kate receives an anonymous text saying simply: AMELIA DIDN'T JUMP. Is someone playing with her or has she been right all along?

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight A 30 minute Summary

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight   A 30 minute Summary
Author: Instaread Summaries
Publsiher: Instaread Summaries
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2014-10-21
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight A 30 minute Summary Book Excerpt:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight | A 30-minute Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: Chapter 1 A blogger reveals what the staff of Grace Hall High School did during summer break and makes fun of them. The writer says students should buckle up for an exciting year. Chapter 2 It is September 14th. Amelia and Ben are chatting online. Amelia asks Ben when he knew he liked boys. He says he always knew. Ben says his dad has business in New York in a few weeks, and he will try to visit her. Chapter 3 It is October 24th. Kate is in an important meeting at her law firm when she receives a call from Mrs. Pearl, the dean of students at Grace Hall Private High, informing her that her daughter has been suspended. Fifteen-year-old Amelia has never been in trouble before. Kate takes the train to Brooklyn and ends up being an hour late to pick up Amelia. At the school, she learns that Amelia jumped from the roof and died...

What Made Maddy Run

What Made Maddy Run
Author: Kate Fagan
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN: 0316356530
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Made Maddy Run Book Excerpt:

The heartbreaking story of college athlete Madison Holleran, whose life and death by suicide reveal the struggle of young people suffering from mental illness today in this #1 New York Times Sports and Fitness bestseller. If you scrolled through the Instagram feed of 19-year-old Maddy Holleran, you would see a perfect life: a freshman at an Ivy League school, recruited for the track team, who was also beautiful, popular, and fiercely intelligent. This was a girl who succeeded at everything she tried, and who was only getting started. But when Maddy began her long-awaited college career, her parents noticed something changed. Previously indefatigable Maddy became withdrawn, and her thoughts centered on how she could change her life. In spite of thousands of hours of practice and study, she contemplated transferring from the school that had once been her dream. When Maddy's dad, Jim, dropped her off for the first day of spring semester, she held him a second longer than usual. That would be the last time Jim would see his daughter. What Made Maddy Run began as a piece that Kate Fagan, a columnist for espnW, wrote about Maddy's life. What started as a profile of a successful young athlete whose life ended in suicide became so much larger when Fagan started to hear from other college athletes also struggling with mental illness. This is the story of Maddy Holleran's life, and her struggle with depression, which also reveals the mounting pressures young people -- and college athletes in particular -- face to be perfect, especially in an age of relentless connectivity and social media saturation.

Friends Like These

Friends Like These
Author: Kimberly McCreight
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN: 1472292960
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Friends Like These Book Excerpt:

'Impossible to put down' Laura Dave 'Utterly unforgettable' Sally Hepworth *THE GRIPPING NEW THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR KIMBERLY McCREIGHT* Ten years after graduation, a group of friends reunite in a remote estate in upstate New York. It isn't a bachelor party, as they've led one of their friends to believe, but an intervention for an escalating drug addiction. They lost one member of their friendship group in college, and they'll do anything to make sure that doesn't happen again. . . But from the moment they arrive, something doesn't feel right. And with so much shared history between old friends, it's inevitable that a secret or two will slip out over the weekend. And one of them will lead to murder. From New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight comes Friends Like These - an unputdownable, atmospheric thriller that will keep you guessing until the last page. Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware, Allie Reynolds and Sarah Pearse. _________________________ Praise for Kimberly McCreight's novels: 'A shocking portrait of regret, grief, and dark loyalty' Julie Clark, author of The Last Flight on Friends Like These 'Absolutely, positively riveting. I could not put this down!' Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones and the Six 'Full of dark secrets and surprising twists . . . A captivating psychological thriller that gripped me from beginning to end' Megan Miranda You won't be able to put it down!' Lisa Scottoline 'A rollercoaster of a novel . . . an insightful writer capable of taking us on a hell of a ride' Jodi Picoult 'Completely riveting' Emma Healey

A Good Marriage

A Good Marriage
Author: Kimberly McCreight
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN: 1473584094
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Good Marriage Book Excerpt:

**Soon to be an Amazon Prime series** The perfect life. The perfect neighbourhood. The perfect murder. Welcome to Park Slope, where everyone has something to hide... _____________ When young lawyer Lizzie gets a call for help from an old friend accused of murdering his wife, she reluctantly says yes. Zach is the chief suspect in his wife, Amanda's, murder but there's no way he could be guilty - is there? The further Lizzie dives into the glossy world of Brooklyn's Park Slope, the more she realises that things don't add up. Zach doesn't know the most basic details of his wife's past, and Amanda's friends barely know he exists. And in uncovering the truth, Lizzie will be forced to confront dark secrets that lie at the heart of her own once perfect marriage... _____________ 'McCreight is a master of misdirection - even if you've already read a lot of domestic thrillers, you'll be shocked by her jaw-dropping twists. Clear a spot next to Big Little Lies and The Couple Next Door - A Good Marriage is just as edgy and just as good.' APPLE BOOKS 'Expertly blends domestic drama with a gripping murder mystery.... Filled with credible plot twists and realistically flawed characters, McCreight's page-turner presses readers to question everything they think makes a "good" marriage. This will stay with the reader long after the finish.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'McCreight expertly weaves multiple plot threads with a few sly red herrings, paving the way to a series of surprising, and satisfying, reveals. A smartly plotted and altogether successful union of legal thriller and domestic suspense.' KIRKUS 'Filled with emotional urgency, sharp insights and profound revelations, Kimberly McCreight's newest novel is a marvel - both a compelling mystery and a discerning exploration of love and marriage.' JEAN KWOK, author of SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE 'Part legal thriller, part domestic suspense, pure page turner, this is a novel that will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about marriage.' MARY KUBICA, author of THE OTHER MRS 'Absolutely, positively riveting. I could not put this down! Kimberly McCreight has crafted a captivating, thrilling story that bolts out of the gate at a breakneck speed and never misses a step.' TAYLOR JENKINS REID, author of DAISY JONES AND THE SIX 'Full of dark secrets and surprising twists, A Good Marriage explores what lies beneath the surface of friendships, families, and communities. A captivating psychological thriller that gripped me from beginning to end.' MEGAN MIRANDA, author of THE LAST HOUSE GUEST 'I loved A Good Marriage, a fast-paced page-turner that combines the complexity of a legal thriller with the emotional resonance of domestic suspense. You won't be able to put it down!' LISA SCOTTOLINE, author of SOMEONE KNOWS 'What makes a good marriage - in fact and fiction? Kimberly McCreight takes a gimlet-eyed attempt at answering that question in the irresistible domestic drama, A Good Marriage,' THE WASHINGTON POST

The Fall of Lisa Bellow

The Fall of Lisa Bellow
Author: Susan Perabo
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 1476761493
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fall of Lisa Bellow Book Excerpt:

The breakout novel from the critically acclaimed author of the short story collections Who I Was Supposed to Be and Why They Run the Way They Do—when a middle school girl is abducted in broad daylight, a fellow student and witness to the crime copes with the tragedy in unforgettable ways. What happens to the girl left behind? A masked man with a gun enters a sandwich shop in broad daylight, and Meredith Oliver finds herself ordered to the filthy floor, where she trembles face to face with her nemesis, Lisa Bellow—the most popular girl in her eighth grade class. Lying there, Meredith is utterly convinced she will die. But then the gunman orders Lisa Bellow to stand and come with him, leaving Meredith cowering in the wake of a life-altering near-tragedy. As the community stages vigils and search parties for Lisa Bellow, Meredith spends days shut away in her room, hiding in the dark landscape of her imagination. Meredith’s mother, Claire, can see that her daughter is irreparably changed—she is here, but not. And as Claire grows more and more desperate to reach her, it becomes clear that Meredith is in a place where Claire can’t go, searching for Lisa Bellow where no one else can. The Fall of Lisa Bellow is a beautiful illustration of how one family, broken by tragedy, finds healing and makes sense of the nonsensical. In this “daring” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), “sharp, and suspenseful” (Publishers Weekly), “utterly captivating and achingly beautiful” (Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia) novel, the critically acclaimed Susan Perabo asserts herself yet again as an engrossing storyteller and a master at cracking open the human psyche.

In the Mirror

In the Mirror
Author: Kaira Rouda
Publsiher: Real You Publishing Group
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN: 098491515X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Mirror Book Excerpt:

What choices would you make if you knew you may die soon? From the multi award-winning, best-selling author of four books, including Here, Home, Hope, a gripping and heart wrenching novel about a young mother who has it all. The only problem is she may be dying. In her previous works including All the Difference, Rouda's characters "sparkle with humor and heart," and the stories are "told with honest insight and humor" (Booklist). "Inspirational and engaging" (ForeWord), these are the novels you'll turn to for strong female characters and an "engaging read" (Kirkus). In the Mirror is the story of Jennifer Benson, a woman who seems to have it all. Diagnosed with cancer, she enters an experimental treatment facility to tackle her disease the same way she tackled her life - head on. But while she's busy fighting for a cure, running her business, planning a party, staying connected with her kids, and trying to keep her sanity, she ignores her own intuition and warnings from others and reignites an old relationship best left behind. If you knew you might die, what choices would you make? How would it affect your marriage? How would you live each day? And how would you say no to the one who got away? "Kaira Rouda has created relatable characters you'll care deeply about. Emotionally gripping and heart-achingly beautiful, In the Mirror will make you think about what's truly important." ~ Tracey Garvis Graves, New York Times bestselling author “Balancing sadness and humor, the retrospective tone of this novel is both therapeutic and affecting. In the Mirror is an emotion-packed novel about a mother facing terminal cancer. It is a nostalgic tribute to the things that really matter: family and friends.” ~ Foreword "Rouda writes with a fluent, psychologically subtle realism that cuts Jennifer’s pathos (and occasional self-pity) with humor and irony, and she surrounds her with characters—doting dad; vain, shallow mom; mensch of a gay business partner; sarcastic gal pals—who are sharply etched and entertaining. Jennifer is a winning heroine, and readers will undoubtedly root for her as she reaches for a more mature, if achingly uncertain, future. An absorbing story of a woman grasping at life in the midst of death. ~ Kirkus Reviews

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-01-15
ISBN: 1448171687
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl on the Train Book Excerpt:

THE RUNAWAY GLOBAL BESTSELLER ***Includes a preview of Paula's scorching new thriller, A Slow Fire Burning *** 'Gripping, enthralling - a top-notch thriller and a compulsive read.' SJ Watson, bestselling author of BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's only watched from afar. Now they'll see; she's much more than just the girl on the train...

Bittersweet

Bittersweet
Author: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN: 0804138575
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bittersweet Book Excerpt:

Suspenseful and cinematic, New York Times bestseller Bittersweet exposes the gothic underbelly of an idyllic world of privilege and an outsider’s hunger to belong. On scholarship at a prestigious East Coast college, ordinary Mabel Dagmar is surprised to befriend her roommate, the beautiful, wild, blue-blooded Genevra Winslow. Ev invites Mabel to spend the summer at Bittersweet, her cottage on the Vermont estate where her family has been holding court for more than a century. Mabel falls in love with midnight skinny-dipping, the wet dog smell that lingers near the yachts, and the moneyed laughter that carries across the still lake while fireworks burst overhead. Before she knows it, she has everything she’s ever wanted: friendship, a boyfriend, access to wealth, and, most of all, for the first time in her life, the sense that she belongs. But as Mabel becomes an insider, a terrible discovery leads to shocking violence and reveals what the Winslows may have done to keep their power intact--and what they might do to anyone who threatens them. Mabel must choose: either expose the ugliness surrounding her and face expulsion from paradise, or keep the family’s dark secrets and make Ev's world her own.

Now I See You

Now I See You
Author: Nicole C. Kear
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-06-24
ISBN: 1250026571
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Now I See You Book Excerpt:

At nineteen years old, Nicole C. Kear's biggest concern is choosing a major--until she walks into a doctor's office in midtown Manhattan and gets a life-changing diagnosis. She is going blind, courtesy of an eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa, and has only a decade or so before Lights Out. Instead of making preparations as the doctor suggests, Kear decides to carpe diem and make the most of the vision she has left. She joins circus school, tears through boyfriends, travels the world, and through all these hi-jinks, she keeps her vision loss a secret. When Kear becomes a mother, just a few years shy of her vision's expiration date, she amends her carpe diem strategy, giving up recklessness in order to relish every moment with her kids. Her secret, though, is harder to surrender - and as her vision deteriorates, harder to keep hidden. As her world grows blurred, one thing becomes clear: no matter how hard she fights, she won't win the battle against blindness. But if she comes clean with her secret, and comes to terms with the loss, she can still win her happy ending. Told with humor and irreverence, Now I See You is an uplifting story about refusing to cower at life's curveballs, about the power of love to triumph over fear. But, at its core, it's a story about acceptance: facing the truths that just won't go away, and facing yourself, broken parts and all.

A Study Guide for Larry McMurtry s Terms of Endearment

A Study Guide for Larry McMurtry s  Terms of Endearment
Author: Gale, Cengage
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2019-05-17
ISBN: 0028671120
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Larry McMurtry s Terms of Endearment Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Larry McMurtry's "Terms of Endearment", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Passenger

The Passenger
Author: Lisa Lutz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN: 145168665X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Passenger Book Excerpt:

“A dead-serious thriller (with a funny bone)” (The New York Times Book Review), from the author of the New York Times bestselling Spellman Files series, comes the story of a woman who creates and sheds new identities as she crisscrosses the country to escape her past. Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It’s not the first time. She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive’s eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy―and dangerous―alliance is born. It’s almost impossible to live off the grid in the twenty-first century, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret. From heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, we are left to wonder…can she possibly outrun her past? The Passenger’s white-knuckled plot and unforeseeable twists make one thing for certain: the ride will leave you breathless. “When the answers finally come, they are juicy, complex, and unexpected. The satisfying conclusion will leave readers rethinking everything and immediately turning back to the first page to start again. Psychological suspense lovers will tear through this thriller” (Library Journal, starred review).

Women s Fiction A Guide to Popular Reading Interests

Women s Fiction  A Guide to Popular Reading Interests
Author: Rebecca Vnuk,Nanette Donohue
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN: 1610695380
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Fiction A Guide to Popular Reading Interests Book Excerpt:

Offering a fresh perspective on women's fiction for a broad reading audience—fans as well as librarians—this book defines and maps the genre, and describes hundreds of relevant titles.

Fierce Little Thing

Fierce Little Thing
Author: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN: 125077943X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fierce Little Thing Book Excerpt:

“A Secret History-esque tale...All the ingredients for the perfect summer read.” —The Millions “Captivating, thoughtful, and tense, a great read for those who enjoy psychological thrillers and complex puzzles. Highly recommended.” —New York Journal Review of Books “It’s time to come Home. All five of you. Or else.” Saskia was a damaged, lonely teenager when she arrived at the lakeside commune called Home. She was entranced by the tang of sourdough starter; the midnight call of the loons; the triumph of foraging wild mushrooms from the forest floor. But most of all she was taken with Abraham, Home's charismatic leader, the North Star to Saskia and the four other teens who lived there, her best and only friends. Two decades later, Saskia is shuttered in her Connecticut estate, estranged from the others. Her carefully walled life is torn open by threatening letters. Unless she and her former friends return to the land in rural Maine, the terrible thing they did as teenagers—their last-ditch attempt to save Home—will be revealed. From vastly different lives, the five return to confront their blackmailer and reckon with the horror that split them apart. How far will they go to bury their secret forever? New York Times bestselling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore’s Fierce Little Thing is a mesmerizing story of friendship and its reckonings.

The Night Olivia Fell

The Night Olivia Fell
Author: Christina McDonald
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-06-29
ISBN: 1982172126
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night Olivia Fell Book Excerpt:

USA TODAY BESTSELLER In the vein of Big Little Lies and Reconstructing Amelia comes an “atmospheric, absorbing page-turner” (Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author) about a mother unraveling the truth behind how her daughter became brain dead. And pregnant. A search for the truth. A lifetime of lies. In the small hours of the morning, Abi Knight is startled awake by the phone call no mother ever wants to get: her teenage daughter Olivia has fallen off a bridge. Not only is Olivia brain dead, she’s pregnant and must remain on life support to keep her baby alive. And then Abi sees the angry bruises circling Olivia’s wrists. When the police unexpectedly rule Olivia’s fall an accident, Abi decides to find out what really happened that night. Heartbroken and grieving, she unravels the threads of her daughter’s life. Was Olivia’s fall an accident? Or something far more sinister? In this “complex, emotionally intense first novel” (Publishers Weekly), USA TODAY bestselling author Christina McDonald weaves a suspenseful and heartwrenching tale of hidden relationships, devastating lies, and the power of a mother’s love. With flashbacks of Olivia’s own resolve to uncover family secrets, this taut and poignant novel asks: how well do you know your children? And how well do they know you?

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not
Author: Alexandra Oliva
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN: 1101966858
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forget Me Not Book Excerpt:

She was born for all the wrong reasons. But her search for the truth reveals answers she wishes she could bury in Forget Me Not, a suspenseful and deeply moving near-future thriller from the author of The Last One. “A page-turning mystery . . . highly original, sharply insightful, and thoroughly riveting.”—Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of A Good Marriage What if your past wasn’t what you thought? As a child, Linda Russell was left to raise herself in a twenty-acre walled-off property in rural Washington. The woods were her home, and for twelve years she lived oblivious to a stark and terrible truth: Her mother had birthed her only to replace another daughter who died in a tragic accident years before. Then one day Linda witnesses something she wasn’t meant to see. Terrified and alone, she climbs the wall and abandons her home, but her escape becomes a different kind of trap when she is thrust into the modern world—a world for which she is not only entirely unprepared, but which is unprepared to accept her. And you couldn’t see a future for yourself? Years later, Linda is living in bustling Seattle, but she has never felt more alone. With social media more ubiquitous than ever before, she is hounded by the society she is now forced to inhabit. When Linda meets a fascinating new neighbor who might just be a potential friend, and who shows her the possibility of a new escape through virtual reality, she begins to allow herself to hope for more by being sucked into a world that feels safe, but isn’t real. What would it take to reclaim your life? Then an unexplained fire at her infamous childhood home jolts Linda back to reality. She must return to the property for the first time since she was a girl, unleashing a chain of events that will not only endanger her life but challenge her understanding of family, memory, and the world itself.

The Swallows

The Swallows
Author: Lisa Lutz
Publsiher: Titan Books
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN: 1785656287
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swallows Book Excerpt:

A blistering, timely tale of revenge from the bestselling author of The Passenger GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS What do you love? What do you hate? What do you want? It starts with this simple writing prompt from Alex Witt to her students at Stonebridge Academy. When their answers raise disturbing questions of their own, Ms. Witt knows there’s more going on at the school than anyone will admit. She finds the few girls who’ve started to question the school’s ‘boys will be boys’ attitude and incites a resistance that quickly becomes a movement. As the school’s secrets begin to trickle out, the skirmish turns into an all-out war, with deeply personal – and potentially fatal – consequences for everyone involved.

Wringer Literature Kit Gr 5 6

Wringer   Literature Kit Gr  5 6
Author: Chad Ibbotson
Publsiher: Classroom Complete Press
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2019-05-21
ISBN: 0228304466
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wringer Literature Kit Gr 5 6 Book Excerpt:

Find the power to stand up for yourself and what you believe in. Students will become highly-engaged in the activities presented in this resource. Make predictions about what will happen in the following chapters based on what you know of the characters so far. Describe how Palmer felt about pigeons based on his reactions from the first two Pigeon Days. Answer multiple choice questions about Palmer's experience with his friends. Retell Palmer's reasons for not wanting to be a wringer as he tells them to Dorothy. Create a poem that describes Palmer's actions throughout the story. Describe three important settings from the novel and discuss some of the important plot events that happened at each of them. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: Wringer teaches students the importance of self confidence and standing up against bullying. Palmer LaRue dreads the day he will turn ten years old. When he was just four years old, he witnessed his first Pigeon Day—a yearly celebration that takes place during Family Fest in the small town of Waymer. On this day, five thousand pigeons are shot. Traumatized by what he saw, Palmer forever feared the day he would turn ten and become a wringer. A wringer is someone who wrings the neck of wounded pigeons. Nearing his tenth birthday, Palmer falls in with a group of bullies who hate pigeons more than anything. At first, Palmer is proud of his new friendship, but that all changes when he befriends a pigeon. Wringer highlights Palmer’s struggle between what his friends think and what he feels is right.

Where They Found Her

Where They Found Her
Author: Kimberly McCreight
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-09-24
ISBN: 1471111342
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where They Found Her Book Excerpt:

'A rollercoaster of a novel … McCreight has once again proven herself to be an insightful writer capable of taking us on a hell of a ride' Jodi Picoult 'Completely riveting' Emma Healey, Costa Award winning author of Elizabeth is Missing The very worst crimes are those we commit against the ones we love. Motherhood hasn't come at all easy for Molly Anderson. But she's finally enjoying life as mother to five-year-old Ella and as Arts reporter for the small but respectable Ridgedale Reader. That is, until a body is found in the woods adjacent to Ridgedale University's ivy-covered campus. This is a discovery that threatens to unearth secrets long buried by the town's most powerful residents, and brings Molly to two women who are far more deeply connected than they have ever realised. Where They Found Her is a riveting domestic thriller which offers a searing portrait of motherhood, marriage, class distinctions and the damage wrought by betrayal.

Before She Was Found

Before She Was Found
Author: Heather Gudenkauf
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN: 1488095426
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before She Was Found Book Excerpt:

A gripping thriller about three young girlfriends, a dark obsession and a chilling crime that shakes up a quiet Iowa town, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence. For twelve-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover—movies and Ouija and talking about boys. But when they decide to sneak out to go to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, little do they know that their innocent games will have dangerous consequences. Later that night, Cora Landry is discovered on the tracks, bloody and clinging to life, her friends nowhere to be found. Soon their small rural town is thrust into a maelstrom. Who would want to hurt a young girl like Cora—and why? In an investigation that leaves no stone unturned, everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted—not even those closest to Cora. Before She Was Found is a timely and gripping thriller about friendship and betrayal, about the power of social pressure and the price of needing to fit in. It is about the great lengths a parent will go to protect their child and keep them safe—even if that means burying the truth, no matter the cost. And don’t miss Heather’s latest book, AN OVERNIGHT GUEST! You’ll be chilled and riveted from start to finish with this story of an unexpected visitor and a deadly snowstorm! Check out these other riveting novels of suspense by bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf: The Weight of Silence These Things Hidden One Breath Away Little Mercies Missing Pieces Not a Sound This is How I Lied