Description : In the old days, when Kate had no interest in romance, she never cared what other people thought. Now, it appeared, love was turning her into a rotten human being. Eleven-year-old Kate Faber wishes she could talk to her best friend, Marylin, about this. But Marylin is no longer her best friend. Or is she? Kate and Marylin were always the kind of best friends who lived on the same block for their entire lives, and who agreed on what kinds of boys were worth kissing and who should be invited to their sleepover. The kind of best friends who didn’t need words to talk, but who always just knew. But lately Marylin has started to think that Kate can be a bit babyish. And Kate thinks Marylin is acting like a big snob. Somehow nothing is the same, but secretly Kate and Marylin both wish it could be...
Description : Marylin and Kate have been friends since nursery school, but when Marylin becomes a middle school cheerleader and Kate begins to develop other interests, their relationship is put to the test.
Description : Middle school friendships can be complicated, but if anyone understands the secret language of girls, it’s bestselling author Frances O’Roark Dowell in this collectible boxed set of a perceptive and relatable trilogy. Marylin and Kate used to be best friends, but middle school has a funny knack for getting in the way. Can two girls who grew up together, but have vastly different interests, stay friends forever? This boxed set of Frances O’Roark Dowell’s widely praised trilogy includes all three installments of Marylin and Kate’s rollercoster friendship: The Secret Language of Girls, The Kind of Friends We Used to Be, and The Sound of Your Voice, Only Really Far Away.
Description : Intelligent, insightful and fun, "The Secret Language of Girls" is the ultimate insider's guide to the world of girl talk. Nationally syndicated sex and relationships expert Josey Vogels goes beyond the trendy chick power movement and explores what it really means to be female in these times of "Bridget Jones", "Sex and the City" and cheeky magazines like "Bust" and "Bitch".Through lively interviews, research, anecdotes and personal observations, Vogels illuminates female bonding, girl culture and, fundamentally, how girls relate to one another and what it all means. "The Secret Language of Girls" explores the history, culture, myths and rituals that bind women from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood.At a time when women and men are struggling to understand one another, this is the ultimate handbook - women of all ages will find themselves in its pages and men will gain a new understanding of the women in their lives.
Description : Twelve-year-olds Kate and Marylin, friends since preschool, draw further apart as Marylin becomes involved in student government and cheerleading, while Kate wants to play guitar and write songs, and both develop unlikely friendships with other girls andboys.
Description : Marylin and Kate find that boys can be just as complicated as friendship in this conclusion to the bestselling Secret Language of Girls trilogy, a “quietly perceptive tour de force” (Kirkus Reviews) from the bestselling author of Dovey Coe and The Secret Language of Girls. Marylin knows that, as a middle school cheerleader, she has certain obligations. She has to smile as she walks down the hall, be friends with the right people, and keep her manicure in tip-top shape. But Marylin is surprised to learn there are also rules about whom she’s allowed to like—and Benjamin, the student body president, is deemed unacceptable. But maybe there is a way to convince the cheerleaders that her interest in Benjamin is for their own good—maybe she’ll pretend that she’s using him to get new cheerleading uniforms! Kate, of course, finds this ludicrous. She is going to like who she likes, thank you very much. And she just so happens to be spending more time than ever with Matthew Holler. But even a girl who marches to the beat of her own guitar strings can play the wrong notes—and are she and Matthew even playing the same song? She’s just not sure. So when Matthew tells Kate that the school’s Audio Lab needs funding from the student government, she decides to do what she can to help him get it. But there isn’t enough money to go around, and it soon becomes clear that only one of the two girls can get her way. Ultimately, though, is it even her way? Or are both girls pushing for something they never really wanted in the first place?
Description : Sam Graham is a mystery man. But when there are no mysteries to solve, Sam comes up with a plan to find one in this hilarious fourth chapter book in the Sam the Man series from Frances O’Roark Dowell. Sam Graham loves solving mysteries. After successfully solving the mystery of Annabelle’s lost sock, Sam decides to make mystery-solving his main hobby (after tending the chickens, of course). He recruits his best friend Gavin and a couple of their classmates for a detective club, and together they’re ready for any mystery that comes their way. There’s a problem though…there are no cases to solve! So, Sam comes up with a plan: They’ll take the most interesting things in the lost and found and try to find out who lost what. But who could a locked box, a very long stuffed snake, and a red jacket belong to? And how will Sam and his friends find them? And…why does that jacket smell so bad?!?
Description : Bullied by two mean girls in her sixth-grade class, a lonely, plump girl gains self-confidence and makes new friends after a mysterious fox gently bites her.
Description : A hilarious guide for men to enable them to study, decipher and understand the behaviour and body language of the Female Species Unique comic insights into female communication and the world of women The Secret Body Language of Girls is a funny, handy and easy to use 'How To' tool to help teach the visual signifiers and codes of female interaction so men can read between the lines. Because, lets face it, they need it. There are the great signals and tricks men can learn in a crowded bar situation – work out whether a women is flirting with you or does she just have something in her eye? Do you wonder what body signals women give off to other women to ward off potential suitors men and do you wonder if women ever actually listen to you? Well, now you can learn! The SBLOG will help you to understand the complex, dynamic and sometimes baffling lengths women will go to communicate even when they dont know they are doing it! From bar-room eye-giving to silent but lethal pouting, to feminine flirting right through to good old crude and graphic displays of affection and emotion. It’s all here. Start learning today!
Description : When Ruth Ann (Roo) McCabe responds to a text message while she's driving, her life as she knows it ends. The car flips, and Roo winds up in a hospital bed, paralyzed. Silent. Everyone thinks she's in a coma, but Roo has locked-in syndrome -- she can see and hear and understand everything around her, but no one knows it. She's trapped inside her own body, screaming to be heard. Mathilda (Tilly) is Roo's sister and best friend. She was the one who texted Roo and inadvertently caused the accident. Now, Tilly must grapple with her overwhelming guilt and her growing feelings for Roo's boyfriend, Newton -- the only other person who seems to get what Tilly is going through. But Tilly might be the only person who can solve the mystery of her sister's condition -- who can see through Roo's silence to the truth underneath. Somehow, through medicine or miracles, will both sisters find a way to heal?